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    Bob Justman Star Trek: The Original Series signed memos. (Paramount TV, 1966-1969) The 18-page, carbon copy memo consists of 2 detailed critiques (on the 1st Draft and the 2nd Draft), signed by Star Trek pioneer Bob Justman twice, ("Bob") and stapled together in upper right hand corner. The memo pertains to Star Trek: The Original Series Season 2, Episode: "The Deadly Years" by David Harmon. The memorable episode in which the Enterprise crew rapidly ages. Cover sheet is labeled "Production #60340". The memo regarding the first draft is dated 23 June 1967 and the 2nd draft 7 July 1967. Both drafts are addressed to then showrunner Gene Coon. Listed as cc'd on the memos are Gene Roddenberry, D. C. Fontana, Greg Peters, Fred Phillips, Bill Theiss and Ed Milkis. On Star Trek: The Original Series Bob Justman worked as an associate and supervising producer, serving as Gene Roddenberry's right-hand man. As such, Justman was a keen expert on story, character, dialog, style, technology and even makeup for the franchise. His blunt analysis, praises and problems with the script drafts are detailed and insightful. Regarding the 1st draft, Justman writes, in excerpt: "You may be surprised to discover that I consider this a very fine first draft screenplay. Very unusual for a first-time writer on our series to come up with something this close to a shootable version...We need an orbiting shot at the beginning of Act II...Kirk should refer to the good doctor as "Bones" and not "Leonard"...on page 34, I think that Kirk's speech about running his ship his way should be delivered in an almost petulant and tantrum-like way. Regarding on to the 2nd draft, in excerpt: I get the feeling from reading Chekov's dialog that he has been written as a Polack-Bohunk, rather than a quite bright, Russian intellectual...I'm having trouble believing Mr. Spock's refusal to take over command of the Enterprise...Fact is, I have a brand new idea. Let's receive a message from the Romulan vessel to the effect that we have a certain amount of time to surrender, or else we are faced with annihilation...Why does Sulu grin when he walks off? There are thirty too many people in the Briefing Room for this sequence. All we need is our Principles and don't forget it! What are you trying to do - break the studio?" A fascinating, first -hand look into the behind-the-scenes development of one of the most beloved Sci-Fi series of all time. In fine condition.

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