We posted earlier about this lost script, He Walked Among Us, written by Norman Spinrad. Well, now it is actually going to filmed by Star Trek Phase II, also called Star Trek New Voyages. I’m not sure if it will be a webisode or a series of webisodes, or an actual full-length film, but either way, it’s pretty amazing.
Yes, it’s basically going to be a “fan film”, per se, however, this group of “fans” have a pretty high standard for quality Star Trek webisodes. They have not only been honored with an award for Best Sci-Fi Webseries by TV Guide Online, but they’ve also received both Hugo and Nebula awards! Not only that, but they’ve also had TOG cast and crew (George Takei & Majel Roddenberry, for example) on board for their shows. This is a truly legit group of people who love Star Trek and want it done right.
So, now that they have the script, are would you be willing to watch it when it comes out?
Back in 1967, Norman Spinrad, who wrote one of the original series’ best episodes, The Doomsday Machine, had written another script called He Walked Among Us. Unfortunately, it was never filmed because the producer at the time had rewritten it as a (really bad) comedy due to Milton Berle being involved in the episode. The problem was that, even though Milton Berle was famed for his comedy, the script was never meant to be one, and Berle actually could do drama just as well.
Spinrad was disgusted with it, and creator Gene Roddenberry agreed that it couldn’t be made, thus it was scrapped.
So, 45 years later, when a fan came up to Spinrad with the original script, Spinrad signed it. The fan then sent him a scanned copy of the script, which is now available for purchase on Amazon. (Please note: this has nothing to do with the novel, He Walked Among Us, also written by Spinrad.)