This was an odd one. Sure, long time hardcore fans of Star Trek and Doctor Who may have known this ages ago, but we only discovered this in the last year. Yeah, call us bad geeks, but as much as we loved both series, this one seemed to slip by us. I hadn’t seen the episode since watching the reruns in the 80s and James had never seen it at all.
Apparently, Gene Roddenberry almost made an American-style Doctor Who series that would have spun off out of Star Trek the Original Series. No, it had nothing to do with Doctor Who, but the similarities are stunning to be ignored. This time, James and I discuss the night we discovered this amazing non-crossover for the first time and what blew us away about the episode that almost took the place of Star Trek on the TV schedules.
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