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Read The Awkward First Drafts Of The Star Trek Opening Monologue


Thankfully, Gene Roddenberry didn’t follow all of Star Trek producers Bob Justman and John Black’s suggestions for the opening monologue on the original series—because they were terrible. If I didn’t know better, space was hiding in my closet ready to attack me in the night.

Check out an additional example after the break.

Apparently, Roddenberry handed in the final draft an hour before William Shatner recorded it:

(Letters of Note via io9)

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