Saturday Morning Trek S1: A Mission of Discovery / by Trek fm

Star Trek: Planet of the Titans.

Running Time: 7 minutes 46 seconds
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When Bryan Fuller revealed the ship for the new television series, Star Trek: Discovery, it looked familiar; but not in the way you'd think. Only seven months after The Animated Series was canceled, Gene Roddenberry was back at Paramount working on something new: a Star Trek movie. The project died in development, but a year later he was piecing together another concept.

For a big-screen adventure, you need a big-screen Enterprise. So he recruited Ken Adam, who designed the classic villains' lair in Goldfinger and Thunderball—as well as the war room in Dr. Strangelove, and illustrator Ralph McQuarrie, who was fresh off the soon-to-be-released Star Wars. What they created was a unique design that never got to be the hero it was meant to be. But now this design gets a second chance at life in Star Trek: Discovery.

In this special bite-sized Saturday Morning Trek, join host Aaron Harvey on a quick journey down the road not taken … to a movie never made … Star Trek: Planet of the Titans.


Intro (00:00:50)
Take 1: The God Thing (00:02:15)
Take 2: Planet of the Titans (00:03:36)
Redesigning the Enterprise (00:04:29)
The Titan Enterprise in Later Trek (00:5:42)
Take 3: Star Trek II? Phase II? (00:06:09)
Closing (00:06:34)


Aaron Harvey


Aaron Harvey (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Eric Extreme (Associate Producer) Mike Bovia (Associate Producer) Joo Kim (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager)