Thursday, July 10, 2008
A "Star Trek The Next Generation" script written by "Trouble With Tribbles" scribe David Gerrold will finally be produced -- by the fans.
The Star Trek fan-film series Phase II has shot the script "Blood And Fire" -- sans special effects -- and will unveil the episode at the Shore Leave 30 science fiction convention tomorrow in Baltimore.
Gerrold's original script was nixed by "Next Generation" producers because it dealt with homosexuality and AIDS. Specifically, the episode featured gay crew members and dealt with, in Gerrold's words, "a plague so horrible that Starfleet had issued standing orders not to attempt rescue of any infected ship but to destroy it immediately."
Phase II continues stories based on the five-year mission of the Starship Enterprise, and its webisodes average around 5 million hits a month.
It makes me almost want to haul my ass over to Baltimore tomorrow to see this.
(via The Baltimore Sun)