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SPECIAL: My Path to THIS SIDE OF PARADISE

September 4, 2016 Almost five and a half years ago as I took off on RALPH’S CINEMA TREK I wrote: STAR TREK was a phenomenon. Two days ago the United States Postal Service unveiled 4 STAR TREK United States Postage … Continue reading

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SPECIAL: Leonard Nimoy’s Passing

Leonard Nimoy passed away 14 months ago. Preparations are going on currently to celebrate that this year is STAR TREK’s 50th anniversary. I wish he could be here. I have been remembering, and I realize I spent almost no time … Continue reading

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SPECIAL: The Scarf And METAMORPHOSIS

Filmed May 1967 When it came time to film the climactic scene between Zefrem and the Companion/Nancy, I wanted more in the staging than was described in the script. Zefrem was speaking excitedly about their future plans, but I wanted … Continue reading

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SPECIAL: These Are The Voyages – Season Three

When I posted on my website for THESE ARE THE VOYAGES – Season Two, I wrote: STAR TREK’s second season was turbulent. There was easily as much drama going on behind the scenes as what was being performed before the … Continue reading

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SPECIAL: These Are The Voyages – Season Two

STAR TREK was a phenomenon. I directed six and a half episodes of the original series, working a total of ninety days. I worked many more days than that on just the pilot of DYNASTY. I directed twice as many … Continue reading

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SPECIAL: These Are The Voyages

Many moons ago when my website, RALPH’S CINEMA TREK: A Journey In Film took flight, I wrote: STAR TREK was a phenomenon. I directed six and a half episodes of the original series, working a total of ninety days. I … Continue reading

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Return To Tomorrow

FILMED November 1967 September 7, 2012 Eighteen months ago today I posted the PROLOG, my first entry, on this website. In the following weeks, for reasons I explained in that PROLOG, I started this cinema journey by writing of my … Continue reading

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Is There In Truth No Beauty?

Filmed July 1968 My return to STAR TREK early in their third season found more changes. Producer John Meredyth Lucas was gone, replaced by Fred Freiberger. Director of photography Jerry Finnerman was still there but on his final assignments; the … Continue reading

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The Tholian Web

Filmed August 1968 With a nod to Margo Channing of ALL ABOUT EVE: Fasten your seat belts – it’s going to be a bumpy flight. The day after I finished filming IS THERE IN TRUTH NO BEAUTY?, I reported to … Continue reading

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Metamorphosis

Filmed May 1967 My second voyage on the Enterprise, METAMORPHOSIS, written by the incomparable Gene Coon, was my favorite voyage of the seven STAR TREKs I directed. It was a strange tale, beautifully written with a potent message. I was … Continue reading

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