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James T. Kirk or James R. Kirk?

denise.dion2

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Report this Feb. 29 2012, 5:21 am

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>I am going to have to dig deeper to get this resolved. Even if I am sure it's a mistake. Plus, for all 3 years, CBS tried to get it canceled, if I remember correctly

The Original Series was on NBC. CBS turned the show down. Which makes it ironic that so many years later, CBS now owns it.


 


That is hilarious, and ironic....I didn't know that. I knew they rejected it back then, because they had their own sci-fi show they wanted to promote. Lost in Space I believe it was. I read somewhere that Gene pitched the idea to them, told them all sorts of stuff about the concept of the show. And when he was done, they decided later they weren't interested. Lost in Space did have a cult following, but it can't hold a candle to star trek. They are literally in a class by themselves. Ironic indeed.


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denise.dion2

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Report this Feb. 29 2012, 5:34 am

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>It looks like it wasn't even a case that CBS actively tried to acquire Star Trek, when Viacom was reorganized a few years back and Paramount Television was separated from Paramount Pictures, it was made part of the new CBS, and so Star Trek kind of became CBS's property by default along with a number of other famous old Paramount Television shows. Wonder if anyone who was a CBS Executive back in 1965 is still around to get a laugh out of it all!

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Did you know that one time it belonged to Desilu Studios. A Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball production. Amazing to think that they were connected to it. It was filmed there, in that tiny back lot. The great Lucille Ball even saw some of the episodes being filmed.  What class Star Trek had.


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Ghostmojo

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Report this Mar. 01 2012, 5:22 am

The R was for rejected in case the second pilot/captain was rejected by Paramount!!!


But Kirk didn't end up in that grave after all - so the T was for triumphant because the series was given the green light!



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denise.dion2

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Report this Mar. 01 2012, 5:58 am

In fan fiction I believe....the R stood for Read it all Kirk....a nickname Gary gave him, because he had his nose always in a book.  Plus he taught classes at the Academy, and Gary was in that class...A stack of book with legs.....lol.


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Report this May. 31 2012, 8:05 am

It's "T" and it stands for "TOS" 


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Report this Jul. 31 2012, 5:35 am

James Roy Kirk...just ask Nomad.

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