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Here's some interesting concept art and story details from an unproduced Star Trek film from 1976-1977 called Planet of the Titans. This version was written by Chris Bryant and Allan G. Scott. As you know we ended up with Star Trek: The Motion Picture, but before that there was Star Trek: Phase II, and before that there was this Planet of the Titans. The script was well received by the studio at first, but things lost momentum when Philip Kaufman was hired to direct the movie. He and Gene Roddenberry had conflicting ideas on the story and plot. Ultimately they couldn't develop a script that satisfied everyone so the writers left the project in the hands of Kaufman who explained,

My version was really built around Leonard Nimoy as Spock and Toshiro Mifune as his Klingon nemesis,” says Kaufman. “My idea was to make it less “cult-ish”, and more of an adult movie, »

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