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10 Star Trek Episodes That Were Totally Absurd And Thankfully Scrapped!

10 Star Trek Episodes That Were Totally Absurd And Thankfully Scrapped!

The realm of possibilities to explore new storylines is immense with such a vast canvas as Star Trek. There have been some super-duper smashing storylines in the series, and at the same time, there also have been some crazy, absurd storylines that could have made the series look amateurish. Just as we discuss these episodes here, some ‘sensible’ people did too in the past, and thankfully scrapped them. Take a look at the top ten of these ridiculous storylines in Star Trek:

1) “Miss Gulliver”, Star Trek TOS

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The April 1997 issue of Star Trek Monthly had the inklings of a reminiscent episode of Attack of the 50 Foot Woman. The premise of this would have been that a science officer on the Enterprise accidently grows to humongous proportions as a result of a limb regeneration experiment gone wrong leading to the Enterprise being in danger. The episode was canned ultimately, and no prizes for guessing why!
Height Of Absurdity: The most ridiculous moment on the episode would have been its climax wherein her boyfriend would have also undergone the same process, and both of them would then have decided to live on the planet of giants, happily ever after.
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2) “The Rebels Unthawed,” Star Trek TOS

The great Philip Jose Farmer, best known for Riverworld, was one of the people who conceptualized Star Trek in its pilot stages. It is no surprise then, that he too had certain concepts and storylines that he thought could be included in the series, although Gene Roddenberry did not approve those. Farmer later published these as short stories titled “The Shadow of Space” and “Sketched Among the Ruins of My Mind”. The third short story recently came to light titled “The Rebels Unthawed”. The premise of this story is that the Enterprise comes across a dilapidated spaceship, which has twelve passengers in suspended animation who happen to be the twelve soldiers of the Confederate. The aliens apparently kidnaped them at the time of the Civil War.
Height Of Absurdity: The culture shock that the Confederate Soldiers would have had with the passage of so much time in space, and to cope with Kirk’s more enlightened future.
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