Day: December 7, 2014

‘Star Trek’: The Unexpected Afterlife of the Doomed First Crew

Original Source:

| The Hollywood Reporter

NBC passed on the original pilot, but the characters lived on in comic books and novels

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If not for fate — and, specifically, the decisions of NBC network executives in 1965 — the names Pike, Number One and Boyce would be as familiar to audiences as Kirk, Spock and McCoy.

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