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Reply #180 posted 04/10/17 2:22pm

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morningsong said:

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Season 3 is where we see Tucker and T'pol having a closer relationship

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I liked him better as Michael on Atlantis. I liked him fine in ENT, just better in the other show. Granted he ended being a bad guy in the other show.

I still like him better on Enterprise and always associate any former star trek cast member with star trek role they play, don't get wrong loved stargate Atlantis

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Reply #181 posted 04/10/17 3:01pm

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Great Links: A Star Trek Musical, A Wasp Named Odo, An Award Snub, and Another Best Episode List


lol lol

“Boldly Go!” – Caltech’s 2 1/2 Hour Star Trek Musical Parody

Last year the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California premiered Boldly Go!, a live musical parody of Star Trek. Here is how they describe the show:

A musical of both substance and comedy, Boldly Go! follows the intrepid crew of the Starship Enterprise, along with some new characters, on an exciting and hilarious adventure. Assumptions will be confronted, paradigms challenged, alliances tested, and new contacts made – whether for good or ill as yet to be seen. And it’s all set to a side-splitting tour de force of musical mayhem!

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Reply #182 posted 04/11/17 10:43am

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Becoming a fan of Jolene Blalock, born in San Diego (where I was born and morningsong's home town as well) was a trekie fan. I know she did not like the series finale where Tripp died and it was told from the point of view of Riker and Troi. I know she had also complained about the writing (guessing them getting captured/rescued every other week). She also said by season 4 they started to do what they were supposed to do with series, show how things developed in the Star Trek universe, but was to little to late. Hope an older T'pol (maybe Ambassador T'pol) has a recurring role on the new series

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Reply #183 posted 04/11/17 11:05am

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Please have them guest star on Star Trek Discovery

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Reply #184 posted 04/11/17 11:12am

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Jolene Blalock on Star Gate

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Reply #185 posted 04/11/17 12:50pm

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Jolene Blalock on Star Gate

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Ha! lol I didn't realize. I liked that woman.

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Reply #186 posted 04/11/17 12:57pm

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kpowers said:

Please have them guest star on Star Trek Discovery

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I really liked Phlox. Maybe it was the multiple marriages thing. razz lol

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Reply #187 posted 04/11/17 1:20pm

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Reply #188 posted 04/11/17 1:52pm

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Ok, it was the smile. smile

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Reply #189 posted 04/11/17 2:12pm

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Yes!!!!!!!!!! Season 4. Which what Enterprise was supposed to be about, showing how things developed. I do believe it was the episode "Affliction" where the Klingons use the same serum that Khan and others used to enhanced themselves. Side effect for the Klingons would be that they would lose the ridges on their heads. Would effect 1 or 2 generations

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I guess the new ST series is supposed to bridge any other gaps.

With Discovery in the title I think they should

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Reply #190 posted 04/11/17 2:20pm

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Ok, it was the smile. smile

Likeable actor, first saw him in the super natural tv show called "The Others"

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Reply #191 posted 04/11/17 2:50pm

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Never understood the "high water" pants they wore on the original series

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Reply #192 posted 04/11/17 2:51pm

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Ok, it was the smile. smile

Likeable actor, first saw him in the super natural tv show called "The Others"

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I never seen that show. It's about ghost isn't it?

All jokes aside I really do like the character as a whole. In fact I like all the ST doctors, Bones being the most high strung.

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Reply #193 posted 04/11/17 3:47pm

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morningsong said:

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Likeable actor, first saw him in the super natural tv show called "The Others"

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I never seen that show. It's about ghost isn't it?

All jokes aside I really do like the character as a whole. In fact I like all the ST doctors, Bones being the most high strung.

Oh that was such a good show. Ran on NBC in 2000 only 13 episodes. Was about a group of people with "gifts"

Storyline

College student Marian Kitt is terrified to discover that she has the power to see into the "other side." Word of Marian's vision spreads to Professor Miles Ballard, a student of paranormal and psychic phenomena. He introduces Marian to "the others," a group of individuals with the ability to vicariously experience the feelings, thoughts and experiences of others, and to help them understand paranormal phenomena. Famed medium Elmer Greentree is their spiritual leader and a mentor figure for Marian, whose potential to see "all of the light" is strong. With Marian now among them, they will help each other understand their abilities as they encounter otherworldly, often frightening, alternative dimensions. And all the while, a dark force looms over them.

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Reply #194 posted 04/11/17 4:47pm

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Likeable actor, first saw him in the super natural tv show called "The Others"

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I never seen that show. It's about ghost isn't it?

All jokes aside I really do like the character as a whole. In fact I like all the ST doctors, Bones being the most high strung.

Yes agreed my top 3 (in no real order)

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Reply #195 posted 04/11/17 6:47pm

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No?







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Reply #196 posted 04/11/17 8:14pm

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No?







Those your top 3????

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Reply #197 posted 04/11/17 8:43pm

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No?









Those your top 3????




Well I chose Phlox as my Dr in that game once but I haven't thought about my top 3. I don't do pick your favorites well. There are things or traits from each I really like. Now the voyages doctor was the funniest and most interesting journey.
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Reply #198 posted 04/11/17 8:44pm

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Those your top 3????

Well I chose Phlox as my Dr in that game once but I haven't thought about my top 3. I don't do pick your favorites well. There are things or traits from each I really like. Now the voyages doctor was the funniest and most interesting journey.

Don't get me wrong, like them all

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Reply #199 posted 04/12/17 2:52pm

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Star Trek TOS the extras

Mr. Leslie

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Mr. Klye

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Mr. Red Blue Yellow and Nazi

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Mr. takes over when Chekov is using the bathroom

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Mr. I died in episode 1 but appeared in serveral episodes after

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Mr. O'reily

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Reply #200 posted 04/12/17 6:15pm

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I don't catch most of those guest stars. Some I do.

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Reply #201 posted 04/12/17 6:24pm

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I don't catch most of those guest stars. Some I do.

Not guest stars, Extras (people in the background).

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Reply #202 posted 04/12/17 8:55pm

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I don't catch most of those guest stars. Some I do.



Not guest stars, Extras (people in the background).




I was really Hoping you'd let that slide I was rushing said first thing came to mind d
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Reply #203 posted 04/13/17 1:55am

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T'pol was my favorite character on Star Trek: Enterprise but I remember being pissed off at how much her Vulcan character was diluted until she became more human than the humans. She wasn't even half-human like Spock so there was no real basis to make her so "emo." My opinion only, of course! lol

Two things could explain that. During this time line the Vulcan mind melt is illegal because it taps into Vulcans emotions. In one episode a vulcan mind melt was performed on T'pol without her permission. In seaon 3 while tracking down the Xindi home world, Enterprise is forced to go into a region of space known as the expanse. The expanse is very harmful to Vulcans because it brings out their emotions.

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Reply #204 posted 04/13/17 1:57am

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Not guest stars, Extras (people in the background).

I was really Hoping you'd let that slide I was rushing said first thing came to mind d

Well next time you catch an episode of Star Trek, be in a look out for those extras in the background.

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Reply #205 posted 04/16/17 5:19am

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Star Trek Phase II: The Lost Series

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Star Trek: Phase II, also known as Star Trek II, is an unproduced American science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry as a sequel to Star Trek, which had run from 1966 to 1969. The plans for the series were first developed after the failure to create a feature film based on the earlier series during the 1970s, coupled with the proposal for Paramount Television Service as a fourth television network in the United States. Phase II would have been the lead program for the network, being broadcast at 8pm EST on Saturday nights. Following the announcement that Star Trek was returning as a series on June 17, 1977, Roddenberry began recruiting new crewmembers, including Harold Livingston and Robert Goodwin as executive producers. Other staff returning from The Original Series included William Ware Theiss, while Matt Jefferies was hired as a technical advisor and designed an updated version of the USS Enterprise. The initial order was for a two-hour pilot episode, followed by 13 episodes.

Leonard Nimoy turned down the offer by Roddenberry to return as Spock as a recurring character, which necessitated the creation of a new Vulcan character named Xon. David Gautreaux successfully auditioned for the part, but ultimately never portrayed him in the franchise. There were concerns that William Shatner was too expensive to retain permanently and so the role of Willard Decker was created as an eventual replacement; although auditions were held, no one was cast during the work on Phase II. Persis Khambatta was cast as Ilia, a new character who was not intended as a replacement for a former character; she eventually portrayed the same part in Star Trek: The Motion Picture. With the exception of Nimoy, the other main cast from The Original Series were each signed up to contracts which allowed for them to be paid even if the series was never completed, including Grace Lee Whitney, who was due to return as Janice Rand.

Phase II quickly faltered, as in August 1977, Barry Diller, the Chief Executive Officer of Paramount Pictures, decided that "In Thy Image" by Alan Dean Foster (the planned pilot) would be better as a feature film. Furthermore, the anticipated advertising revenues for the Paramount Television Service meant that it was no longer viable. But in order to prevent any negative publicity of the "cancellation" of the series and the network, production continued for a further five months. It was only by the end of 1977 that work started properly to convert the series into The Motion Picture. The existing models were scrapped, and Robert Collins, who had been hired to direct the pilot, was replaced by Robert Wise for the film. Despite this, the characters of Xon, Decker and Ilia were later influential in the development of characters on Star Trek: The Next Generation, and two of the scripts written for Phase II would be re-developed for use in that series. In January 1995, Paramount launched its own network, the United Paramount Network (UPN); it was launched by Star Trek: Voyager.

The Paramount Television Service was announced on June 10, 1977.[10] Seven days later, Roddenberry announced that Star Trek would be returning to television.[11] He stated that he had a verbal agreement with Paramount to have it incorporated into the new channel. He said that "Hopefully it will be even superior" to The Original Series and that casting would include "as many of the old faces as possible, as well as an infusion of new ones".[11] At the time, The Original Series was being broadcast on 137 stations in the United States in syndication, and it was expected that the new television service would provide a single evening package which could be broadcast by these independent stations as well as Paramount's recently acquired Hughes Television Network.[11] It was hoped that this station could become the fourth national network in the United States;[12] Diller and his assistant Michael Eisner had hired Jeffrey Katzenberg to manage Star Trek into production with a television film due to launch the new series at a cost of $3.2 million – which would have been the most expensive television movie ever made.[13]

Roddenberry said that the show would continue to cover modern themes in a science fiction way as had the first series, saying that these could include hijacking, nationalism and radicalization of both individuals and groups. He also wanted to show 23rd century Earth for the first time, and said that this had been the answer to Paramount executives asking him if there had been anything he wanted to do on The Original Series but could not. A further change was to be the number of female cast members, as NBC had a requirement of a maximum of one-third, and Roddenberry wanted to have them appear in authority positions.[12]

Crew and production design

The expectation was that the movie would be broadcast in February 1978, with weekly episodes following, broadcast in an 8pm EST timeslot on Saturday nights.[14][15]Gary Nardino, who was placed in charge of the new network, said that "Star Trek was absolutely the lead horse of the new network. Because the advertisers recognised the strength of Star Trek in the syndicated market."[16] Prior to commencing production on the new series, Roddenberry took a two-week vacation in order to rid himself of negative feelings about the way that production on the feature film had gone. He described his concerns saying that he did not want to "drag a corpse of anger, defeats and double-crossing behind me" onto the new show.[12]Robert Goodwin was placed in charge of developing the feature films that would follow each week's episode of Star Trek, and the movie-length pilot as well. Roddenberry wanted to meet him, and despite Goodwin's lack of Star Trek background, he was convinced to be a producer on the series instead.[17] Roddenberry described him as the "producer producer", in that Goodwin would deal with all the technical aspects of the production. For the screenwriting aspect of the production, Harold Livingston was recruited, who recalled that the technical/screenwriting split of the executive producer role was innovative for the time. Like Goodwin, Livingston had not previously worked on Star Trek, but had worked on Mission: Impossible, a different Desilu Productions television series.[18]

Roddenberry was given complete creative control over the new television project by Paramount, and had been promised by Paramount that it would be able to make it a "first-class effort" with the budget to suit.[12]Matt Jefferies, who had worked on The Original Series, was recruited as a technical advisor. He had designed the original USS Enterprise alongside Pato Guzman, but was unwilling to give up a position on the television series Little House on the Prairie for a 13 episode order on a new Star Trek series. Roddenberry was adamant that Jefferies was the right person to update the Enterprise, and agreed a position that the designer could advise the new show, but would have to choose between it and his main duties on Little House on the Prairie if the Star Trek work started to interfere. This occurred quite quickly, as after Jefferies conducted design work on the new version of the Enterprise at a hotel in Tucson, Arizona, while on a location shoot for Little House on the Prairie and could not attend meetings with Roddenberry and the producers in Los Angeles. He recommended Joseph R. Jennings as the main art director on the series; Jennings had worked to Jefferies during the second and third seasons of The Original Series.[18] Jefferies re-design of the Enterprise was based on the principle that the technology was updated over time, but the general hull remained the same. He highlighted that the engines would specifically be designed to be replaced, so the external design of them was changed. Don Loos of Brick Price Movie Miniatures was hired to produce the physical model of the vessel, which was cast in moulds from fiberglass. Two models were built, a 6 feet (1.8 m) version and a 18 inches (46 cm) version.[19]

Other former Star Trek crew members were recruited, such as costume designer William Ware Theiss. He began working on new designs for the Starfleet uniforms based on his creations for The Original Series. Other creations which were updated included the phaser, which were built to the same design as in the previous series, but were built out of aluminium instead of the fiberglass resin props used before. The battery packs were detachable, and contained actual batteries which activated strobe lighting on the main body of the prop.[20] Writers began to be recruited, with Livingston given the first approval to write a script, entitled "In Thy Image". Alan Dean Foster was hired to write a story based on Roddenberry's Genesis II pilot, "Robot's Return". He had previously adapted episodes of Star Trek: The Animated Series in a series of short stories published in the Star Trek Logs series of books.[21] Further technical advisers were recruited, such as Marvin Minsky, of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his wife Gloria Rudisch.[22]

Set production was underway by the start of August, with stage 8 on the Paramount lot designated as the "planet set", while stage 9 was where the Enterprise sets were located. By August 9, the foundations of the bridge set was built, with a plaster mould used to produce fibreglass "skins" for the various prop consoles and walls.[23] By August 16, Livingston had held pitch meetings with more than 30 writers who were interested in scripting episodes of Phase II.[24] Some of these, such as Theodore Sturgeon, David Gerrold and Norman Spinrad,[24][25] had previously written episodes of The Original Series. Also pitching to write an episode was Star Trek actor, Walter Koenig.[24] In order to have the scripts delivered in an efficient manner, Roddenberry decided that he wanted all the scripts for the first batch of episodes completed prior to filming began on the pilot. He was confident that because of The Original Series, that the writers would not have difficulty in writing new scenes with already established characters.[26] However, Livingston and the writers did not know how the new characters would relate to the original ones.[27] Despite this, at the time, Roddenberry claimed that the relationships between the characters would take time to be built over the course of several episodes and that fan reaction to certain characters and events would define how frequently they would appear.[12]

By September, it had become apparent that they needed to hire a story editor. Roddenberry's assistant, Jon Povill, had already been conducting these duties on a script entitled "The Child" and so Livingston suggested that Povill should be recruited in that role permanently. Roddenberry disagreed, but Livingston threatened to quit unless Povil was hired. Povil was subsequently recruited as story editor, but Livingston said that this action was the one which caused a breakdown in the relationship between Roddenberry and himself.[27]

Cast

Phase II screen-test photo of David Gautreaux as Xon

By August 1977, discussions had been held with the main cast from The Original Series, as well as some of the actors who had played recurring characters. While none had been signed at the time, Roddenberry expressed confidence that they could do so with the exception of Leonard Nimoy who had stated that he would not return to television.[12] However, Nimoy said separately that the first offer he received from Roddenberry for Phase II was only for the pilot and then guaranteed appearances in two out of every 11 episodes that followed,[28] which he rejected.[29] Nimoy and Roddenberry were not on good terms following a legal suit launched by the actor against Paramount over merchandising rights featuring his likeness – Roddenberry had refused to support Nimoy in the case.[30] There was also a problem with the return of William Shatner: due to the pay he was to receive for the pilot and the first thirteen episodes, the network wanted a contingency plan to replace him afterwards. Shatner was aware at the time that the plan was either to reduce his appearances after the initial episodes and reduce his ongoing fees, or to kill off the character permanently if he refused the pay cut.[29][31] Negotiations began with Shatner on June 10, but it was not until September 12 that his return was announced.[32]

Each of the returning former cast members was signed to contracts stipulating that they would be paid for the pilot and the 13 episodes regardless of whether the series went into production.[33] They were also given substantial pay increases over what they had received on The Original Series. For example, Nichelle Nichols' pay was increased from $600 per episode to $8,000; and DeForest Kelley was paid $17,500 for the first four weeks, then $7,500 per episode for the rest of the first season.[34] The problems with Nimoy and Shatner necessitated the creation of two new characters.[29] In Goodwin's first draft show bible, he included descriptions for a new "Ship's commander" character, and a "Young Vulcan". The latter character was specifically attributed as being a second-cousin of Spock, and also a half-human/half-Vulcan. He also added a new Yeoman character, but Roddenberry was concerned at the time about the character, writing to Livingston "Simply adding a 'flunky' female to the bridge may not satisfy our needs for gender equality."[35] This discussion began the process that resulted in the creation of Ilia, a new female character who was not intended to replace one of the previous cast members.[21] In charge of casting these new members of the crew was Robert Collins, who had been hired to direct the pilot.[36] Xon would later be changed to a full-blooded Vulcan.[37]

David Gautreaux was cast as Xon on September 26,[38] after approaching the casting director himself, having no agent.[39] He had heard about the part, as he was dating the employee of an agent at the time.[40] The final audition for the role had eight actors, including Gautreaux, of various ages and sizes. Gautreaux later said that the one thing they all had in common was a slightly alien appearance. He was hired to a $15,000 fee for the pilot, a guaranteed payment for the 13 episodes whether or not they were filmed, and a six-year option on his contract. Despite this, he was required to return for a further audition within a couple of weeks. Majel Barrett was due to return as Christine Chapel, this time as a doctor, and the actress was concerned that the romantic chemistry she shared with Nimoy might not work with a younger actor. She instead wanted an older British actor to play the role. Gautreaux, now with an agent,[39] secured a further $2,500 fee to return and audition again, since it would cause him to miss out on a guest appearance for the same fee on the television series Fantasy Island.[41] He retained the part, saying that the other actor was "absolutely abominable".[clarification needed] It was only after this further audition that he was told what few others knew at the time: that Phase II had already been cancelled, and they were instead going to make a feature film.[39]

Following announcements of Gautreaux's Xon replacing Nimoy's Spock, Gautreaux began to receive threatening fan-mail suggesting that he was going to be poisoned or dosed with LSD.[37] He began to prepare for the role by purchasing a television set and watching old episodes of Star Trek in order to portray the most accurate Vulcan he could. He fasted over the course of ten days and grew his hair long. Gautreaux sought out potential coaches who had worked on The Original Series, and later highlighted the help provided by Jeff Corey who had appeared in "The Cloud Minders". Despite not being a Star Trek fan previously, he said he had begun looking forward to portraying Xon by that point.[37]

Phase II screen-test photo of Persis Khambatta as Ilia

On October 28, Persis Khambatta was hired to portray Ilia. She had been required to wear a bald cap for her screen test, although at this point the character also wore elaborate headgear in some footage.[38] Roddenberry was insistent on this as a character attribute, but others such as Eisner, hated the idea of a bald female character.[39] His notes said that while a bald female character would be an interesting addition, it may prevent the audience from feeling at ease with Ilia and so the style may need to be given to a different character entirely.[42] The auditions by this time were not held under the pretence that they were to play a part in a television series, but were openly talking about Star Trek becoming a feature film. The casting for Willard Decker had been delayed, both because of a slight delay in the production but also because the writers were no longer sure that the character was needed at all.[39] This was despite auditions being conducted at the same time Gautreaux was cast as Xon,[43] during which, in his second audition with Barrett, he also read lines against ten actors competing for the role of Decker.[41]

One further change to the cast was to have been the return of Grace Lee Whitney as Janice Rand. In 1977, having read the back cover of Susan Sackett's Letters to Star Trek and discovering that one of the frequently asked questions sent into the production team was "Whatever happened to Grace Lee Whitney?", Whitney herself got in touch with Sackett and was invited along to meet with Roddenberry at his office in Paramount Studios. He was excited and happy to see her, and immediately offered to bring back the character for Phase II, describing the removal of Rand from The Original Series as his greatest mistake and blaming it on NBC executives. He said that "when Captain Kirk came back from having affairs with all these other women on all these other planets – he'd have to deal with [Rand]. What a great plot-thickener that would have been!".[44]

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Alien Nation connection on Enterprise

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