The Center Seat: 55 Years of Star Trek

Trekking through the '70s - Phase II and the Motion Picture

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Airs: Friday, Nov 19 2021 at 10:00pm on History Channel TV-PG Documentary (Genre) / Sci-Fi (Genre)

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Paramount wanted to launch a fourth network with the new Star Trek series Phase II as its flagship. When the network proved unworkable, Phase II appeared doomed - until Star Wars and Close Encounters Of The Third Kind proved box office hits. Phase II became the 1979 blockbuster Star Trek: The Motion Picture.


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