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Star Trek Production Memo, Circa 1987 [Pic]

Trekkies (or Trekkers, which is it these days), will love this production memo–look at what COULD have been…

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  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    August 28, 2010 at 11:45 am
    Link: Star Trek Production Memo, Circa 1987 - Trekkies (or Trekkers, which is it these days), will love this production memo--look at what COULD have been...
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    twenty12 Male 18-29
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    August 28, 2010 at 12:27 pm
    i dont know who geordi is but im sure snipes would have kicked that roles ass. I might have been a trekkie ...if only
  3. Profile photo of Baelzar
    Baelzar Male 40-49
    1399 posts
    August 28, 2010 at 12:33 pm
    Jenny Agutter? I would`ve looooovvvvvved that.

    (You young`uns, go look up Logan`s Run and An American Werewolf in London for references)
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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
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    August 28, 2010 at 12:33 pm
    Interesting that they had Wesley, but no Worf (who replaced Tasha). I could have happily done without the Wesley character from the beginning. Of course, at the time, the "young idiot savant child prodigy non-nice individual" was all the rage on action adventure shows...
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    panth753 Female 18-29
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    August 28, 2010 at 12:33 pm
    Reggie Jackson in Star Trek? Awesome.
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    Nick_13 Male 30-39
    395 posts
    August 28, 2010 at 12:53 pm
    cool the Predator as Data would have been ace!
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    kelseey Female 18-29
    60 posts
    August 28, 2010 at 12:53 pm
    WESLEY SNIPES!
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    NitroJunkie Male 70 & Over
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    August 28, 2010 at 1:03 pm
    Wilson, from House, is Data. Got pretty baked last night and watched Nemesis, and thought his voice sounded familiar.
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    Flibmeister Female 18-29
    833 posts
    August 28, 2010 at 1:12 pm
    so when did brent spiner get the job of data then?
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    Flibmeister Female 18-29
    833 posts
    August 28, 2010 at 1:17 pm
    @nitrojunkie no he isn`t.

    Brent Spiner was data, Wilson is played by Robert Sean Leonard.
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    xxPinkxx Female 18-29
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    August 28, 2010 at 1:29 pm
    Woah this was the year i was born :) and on the 13th of april. My bday is jan 13, `87.
    not that coincidental, but enough to make me feel kinda old. The next generation is retro.
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    razlem Male 13-17
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    August 28, 2010 at 1:34 pm
    Tim Russ as Geordi? Possibly, but I like him better as Tuvok.

    I can`t see Crosby as Troi though.

    And I guess they didn`t consider Brent Spiner for Data at the time? Wonder how that came about.
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    SuperSmash Male 18-29
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    August 28, 2010 at 2:14 pm
    So LeVar Burton really was cast as The Black Guy.
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    SuperSmash Male 18-29
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    August 28, 2010 at 2:16 pm
    By the way, I saw this a week ago from following LeVar on Twitter. I feel that makes me pretty cool.
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    Dr_Sexy Male 30-39
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    August 28, 2010 at 2:29 pm
    wesley snipes as geordi, that would have been bad ass. imagine passenger 57 on the enterprise.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    August 28, 2010 at 2:40 pm
    meh
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    mvangild Male 30-39
    527 posts
    August 28, 2010 at 3:57 pm
    Crosby would have been interesting as Troi. Snipes would have been great as Geordi.

    "Screw this stun stuff. Set the #$%!ing phasers to vaporize."
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    August 28, 2010 at 4:37 pm
    What? No Worf?

    Besides Michael Dorn, possible contenders for Worf would be . . . ?

    Wesley Snipes
    Vin Deisel
    Chuck Norris {hahahahaha kidding}
    Meril Streep...that bitch can play ANY role!
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    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
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    August 28, 2010 at 4:46 pm
    I can`t believe Brent Spiner wasn`t even on the shortlist. Brent Spiner was fantastic as Data!
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    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
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    August 28, 2010 at 4:47 pm
    PS - Michael Dorn as Worf replaced Tasha Yar as the security officer in the second season. My wife met Michael Dorn at a party. Someone introduced her to "Michael" and as soon as he started speaking, she recognized his voice. He is really nice!
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    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
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    August 28, 2010 at 4:49 pm
    Kevin Peter Hall was under consideration as Data? Look him up on IMDb if you don`t know who he is. He is the 7`2" black guy who played The Predator.
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    entwife Female 18-29
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    August 28, 2010 at 4:59 pm
    Wesley Snipes being on the list made me laugh. Oh man, I think Next Gen could have been a lot more fun to watch if they had gotten him.
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    mistext Male 18-29
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    August 28, 2010 at 5:12 pm
    Made my day. Wish there were more pictures of them on imdb
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    CandyClown Female 18-29
    305 posts
    August 28, 2010 at 6:04 pm
    WESLEY SNIPES. <3
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    August 28, 2010 at 6:17 pm
    This post was...

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    vorpalsword Male 18-29
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    August 28, 2010 at 6:56 pm
    this drating guy O_O


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    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    August 28, 2010 at 7:58 pm
    Boring. Read the production memos in _The Making of Star Trek_.
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    Chiburashka Male 18-29
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    August 28, 2010 at 8:18 pm
    Kevin Peter Hall would have been SO BADASS.
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    razbitom Male 40-49
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    August 28, 2010 at 8:25 pm
    jenny augutter?! we had jenny augutter taken from us for gates mcfadden?
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    SidOfOdin Male 13-17
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    August 28, 2010 at 9:54 pm
    Wesley Snipes as Geordi. WESLEY SNIPES AS GEORDI.
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    GuardinGnome Male 18-29
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    August 28, 2010 at 10:00 pm
    Wesley Snipes? Reggie Jackson?
    WTF? COOL!!
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    Suprenova Male 18-29
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    August 28, 2010 at 10:09 pm
    Ben friggin` Murphy as Riker? Who wouldn`t like a rap-a-long Riker?
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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
    9308 posts
    August 28, 2010 at 10:54 pm
    Remember, if these actors had gotten these roles, entertainment as we know it might have been worlds different, for better OR worse.

    (o_o)^ Always choose wisely, my children...
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    Lolboy Male 70 & Over
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    August 28, 2010 at 11:21 pm
    I`m so glad Tim Russ got cast as Tuvok on Voyager instead. He is perfect for that role.
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    19940321 Male 18-29
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    August 29, 2010 at 7:02 am
    WESLEY!!!
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    Omphaloskept Male 40-49
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    August 29, 2010 at 7:18 am
    Yaphet Kotto and Wesley Snipes! If there was a just God in the universe I`d be a Trekkie.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    August 29, 2010 at 7:34 am
    when choosing Riker, pehaps they should have not gone so much for the physical type.... and concentrated on someone who could actually ACT
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    fnkychkn Female 40-49
    855 posts
    August 29, 2010 at 7:51 am
    Riker`s eyes freaked me out too, all going in different directions`n`poo
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    Spider_sol Male 18-29
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    August 29, 2010 at 8:42 am
    Jenny Augutter as Dr Crusher, me likey.
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    TBirdVBall Female 18-29
    519 posts
    August 29, 2010 at 11:52 am
    Man, I kind of wish I knew something about Star Trek...
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    slickrstickr Male 13-17
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    August 29, 2010 at 1:20 pm
    Reggie Jackson... the baseball player?
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    August 29, 2010 at 7:42 pm
    All those names, so little meaning to me
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    taylor_stone Male 30-39
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    August 29, 2010 at 11:18 pm
    Am I the only one who would have thought Wesley Snipes would have made Star Trek TNG about a THOUSAND times more awesome?

    MORE ST:TNG fun facts...

    Brent Spiner was a last minute addition to the cast as Data. Data was originally meant to be a chief science officer like Spock was in the original series, only the blue uniform clashed with the android makeup, so they changed his position so he`d wear a yellow uniform.

    Wesley Crusher (played by Wil Wheaton) was originally meant to be a girl`s role, named LESLIE Crusher.

    Geordi`s visor was originally crafted from a automotive air filter and a hair band.

    The teleporter effect was created by overlaying footage of glitter being stirred in a glass of water over the original shot, then transitioning to a second shot of the empty transporter.

    Worf`s head piece was changed at the beginning of season 2 because the original was stolen. Michael Dorn spent 2 hours in makeup for each taping.
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    meepmaker Male 30-39
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    August 30, 2010 at 7:25 am
    Coulda shoulda woulda.
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    Xerasia Female 18-29
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    August 30, 2010 at 12:20 pm
    dear lord. as an avid `star trek tng` fan, this is crazy $hit. guess i`m used to the way things are, `cause i like the cast the way it was. also, wesley as a chick would probably have been even more annoying.
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    CodeJockey Male 40-49
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    August 31, 2010 at 12:26 am
    Regie Jackson??!!!
    I don`t see him as a techno-loner/strike out king (with women.) Seems more like a command officer.
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    inversegrav Male 30-39
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    August 31, 2010 at 8:30 am
    Yaphet Koto and Wesley Snipes. I want to see just one episode with those two cast in those parts.

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