- Mar 16, 1999
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I have the all-in-one of that one, and it's been so good, I'm just about to clear Season 4!There’s also another series I recently heard that has Roddenberry-isms and a Star Trek feel called Have Gun Will Travel. Doug Drexler had made a case to see it on one of the Inglorious Treksperts episodes. I’d not known much about it before. I didn’t recall that Roddenberry had written several episodes for it. So I’m curious about it too.
I got that part too. But then in Turnabout Intruder, in season 3, it is stated that the only death penalty left is under General Order 4It was the last death penalty left on the books, they said in another line of dialogue in that episode.
Have Gun Will Travel is my favorite western. It’s really an amazing series. Roddenberry wrote 24 episodes for the series. Really worth a look. The complete series on dvd is pretty cheap tooThere’s also another series I recently heard that has Roddenberry-isms and a Star Trek feel called Have Gun Will Travel. Doug Drexler had made a case to see it on one of the Inglorious Treksperts episodes. I’d not known much about it before. I didn’t recall that Roddenberry had written several episodes for it. So I’m curious about it too.
I would say that Roddenberry was more involved with the third season than most people realize. As to "Turnabout Intruder" specifically, he wrote the story.Probably more that Roddenberry had washed his hands of the show at that point
"Turnabout Intruder" has dialogue that directly mentions events from "The Tholian Web" and "The Empath". I would view this as the actions of a writing staff that did care about continuity. The series was rife with continuity errors well before the third season anyway.He either didn’t know he was producing a continuity error or didn’t care
Thanks for sharing your thoughts about the S3 episodes. I have a soft spot for the 3rd season because I remember seeing those in prime time, watching with my Mom and Dad. That was the only TV show my Dad watched, except for news and sports, so even then it seemed like a very special show to me, and they knew quite a bit of the "lore" as well, such as Spock's background on Vulcan and such. I don't really remember any episodes from S1 or S2, until seeing them in syndication. I think there are more strong episodes than S3 generally gets credit for. I felt really haunted by The Tholian Web for some reason, and the medusa in Is There in Truth No Beauty scared me because it just seemed so mysterious, and my mother explained the medusa from ancient mythology, so not really understanding what mythology was at the time, I thought such a thing really existed here on Earth. But, I was 6 years old, I recall the banshee in Darby O'Gill nearly sent me running out of the theater. Funny how kids think.I wasn’t going to be posting about each episode while I have been viewing the third season episodes but there has been some good ones that made me think about them again.
Nelson, that’s one from a third party seller. Try searching this AISN number on Amazon and it should bring you to the one they’re selling, which is currently $39.99 and back in stock Jan. 7th:Josh, you got a real deal on Have Gun Will Travel. It’s currently $90.00 at Amazon. I’d like to still buy it and see it.
it’s my understanding that while Roddenberry originated the idea of the episode, he only actually wrote the first half before giving up. Arthur Singer was contracted to write one episode. He pretty much did the last half and he and Fred Freiberger filled in the rest of it in their script polish. Gene began the season fairly involved but by the time they were halfway through the season, he was gone. Note the credits list Singer as doing the teleplay. The basic story was Gene’s but he had nothing to do with the episode's production.I would say that Roddenberry was more involved with the third season than most people realize. As to "Turnabout Intruder" specifically, he wrote the story.
I seem to be in the minority on the third season, having enjoyed it more than most, and tend to come to it's defense a bit too often. But so what if the third year writing staff were not around at the beginning of the show? Gene Coon and Dorthy Fontana did not start on the show until mid first season. (I am aware that Ms. Fontana was Gene's secretary, but she was the third script editor that year.)By the last 8 episodes, Star Trek’s writing was supervised by two guys: Freiberger and Singer. Nobody from the beginning was left.