Monday, April 26, 2010
I Doubt It
There was a little-known, ill-fated, and short-lived attempt in the early 1970s to revive Star Trek as an intergalactic racing show.
Heavily influenced by popular movies such as Cannonball Run and Smokey and the Bandit, and the latest fad from Japan, Speed Racer, the new show would feature Kirk, Spock and McCoy solving mysteries and getting girls along the illegal Federation muscle car street racing circuit.
But then they decided to make the franchise into a Saturday morning cartoon, and it was largely acclaimed as the better choice.
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