In the Star Trek classic "The Doomsday Machine," the USS Enterprise and USS Constellation team up to fight a massive machine that can destroy planets. The episode was the work of author Norman Spinrad, who actually wrote two episodes for the series — and the script for his unproduced second episode has been discovered after 45 years. Entitled "He Walked Among Us," the episode was originally envisioned as a dramatic opportunity for actor Milton Berle — yes, that Milton Berle — before being rewritten as a comedy by the show's line producer. Creator Gene Roddenberry ended up canceling the episode after the changes, and Spinrad thought his original script had been lost before a fan recently presented him with a copy to autograph. Spinrad's since made the script available for purchase as an ebook, so if you'd like to get a glimpse at a James T. Kirk adventure that never came to be, you can pick it up on Amazon's Kindle Store now.
Long-lost 'Star Trek' script by author Norman Spinrad surfaces, now available on the Amazon Kindle
Author Norman Spinrad wrote an unproduced Star Trek episode that was set to feature Milton Berle in a dramatic role. The script recently surfaced after being lost for 45 years, and is available for purchase on the Amazon Kindle.
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