Tuesday, April 02, 2013

TOS Will Rise Again

I've made this prediction before in the company of friends, but here it is for the record:

One day, someone will produce new episodes of Star Trek, featuring performances by the original cast: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and all the rest - even the actors who have passed away.

Back in the 90s, the original Star Trek actors recorded dialogue for a number of computer games, including Star Trek: 25th Anniversary, Judgement Rites, and the never-released Secret of Vulcan Fury, written by D.C. Fontana herself. When computer animation becomes good enough to fool the human eye into thinking we're watching live-action footage, some genius at Paramount or CBS will say "Hey! We have all those audio recordings of Kirk, Spock and the gang - why don't we animate those stories as new episodes and sell them?"

Using this method, I'm sure tomorrow's producers could animate another two seasons' worth of pseudo-live action episodes, at last allowing the Enterprise to complete its five-year mission, especially if they give the 70s Star Trek cartoon the same treatment.

You heard it here first. Unless of course you heard it from someone else...it's a no-brainer, just as inevitable as sequels to Casablanca featuring computer-animated versions of Bogie and Bergman.

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