This was a franchise that gave five TV series and 11 films. However, there was a considerable measure of Star Trek we still never got to see. Here are the 10 we want to be viewing on DVD at this moment.
1. Planet of the Titans
Proposed by/Year: Paramount, 1977
What it was: The first Star Trek film. This one included the team of the first Enterprise after their five-year mission as they fight the Klingons for a planet that is accepted to be the home of a wiped out race called the Titans. Subsequent to falling into a black hole, the Enterprise team goes head to head against another race, The Cygnans. They were supposed to have murdered off the Titans. After the Enterprise winds up backpedaling in time again to defeat the Cygnans, they wind up opening fire to primitive people and finally realize that they were the Titans from the start!
Why it never happened: Paramount didn’t care for it. It then chose to run with another new TV series called Star Trek Phase II.
2. Assignment Earth
Proposed by/Year: Gene Roddenberry, 1968
What it was: It was the nearest thing that Star Trek ever got to a modern spinoff. Roddenberry made this secondary passage pilot that took on the appearance of an episode of the original series. It was based on Gary Seven (Robert Lansing), a human raised by aliens attempting to subtly help mankind keep from destroying itself. He’s aided by Beta 5, a cat that transformed into a Playboy Playmate and human secretary Roberta Lincoln, played by Teri Garr. The series had various similitudes to Doctor Who, particularly an astute alien who was helped by a perky young lady.
Why it never happened: The network never picked up the series, so Roddenberry simply continued working with Star Trek’s last season.