If there’s ever a trivia on Star Trek, then what I’m going to tell you will help you win the contest: It turns out that after the completion of Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, there was a plan to resume a film called Star Trek: The First Adventure. Although this film was never made, it has rather interesting ties with Star Trek (2009).
According to David Loughery; the co-writer, the instant producers and studios plan on making a Star Trek movie, they’re always faced with a universal problem. The problem happens to be getting the original cast together. Why, you ask? Oh, there are innumerable reasons; money, power, creative differences, health, ego, blah, blah, blah…you get the picture. As a solution to this grim situation, Harve Bennett suggested on going in for prequels. Now, that’s smart, isn’t it?
The concept of the plot had a little similarity with J.J Abrams plot echoing in the background. Apparently, it had a boisterous, headstrong Iowa farm boy named Jim Kirk going to the Starfleet Academy and meeting the amazingly brilliant Vulcan. Incidentally, he was the first Vulcan to have ever attended the Starfleet Academy. All this rings a bell, doesn’t it?
You’ll be even more alarmed with the outline which was as follows; Kirk and Spock were to meet for the very first time on planet Earth as cadets. Now Kirk isn’t exactly captain material. He’s rather cocky and seems fit to chase girls rather than to lead a star ship. Spock on the other hand is brilliant, standoffish and a genius. His obnoxiousness is just a mask to cover up his differing human emotions. What’s more is that he’s an outcast and he left Vulcan in disgrace, against his father’s wishes. Like all teenage kids he tries to carve a niche for himself but keeps messing up the situation every time. Oh, the poor lad!
During their time on Starfleet Academy, which happens to be a year, Kirk and Spock begin as antagonists. With passing time, their rivalry is turned into friendship. They learn a major lesson which is; their strength lies in teaming up their talents. In this manner, they defeat the enemy for the very first time. Towards the end, when they’re going their separate ways, the audience gets to see a vision of the legends these boys would grow up to become.
Although the film’s script was written and the concept art was produced, it never saw the light of the day. Why? Well, Gene Roddenberry, all the original actors and the fans rejected it point blank. Had the project been approved, this is what it would’ve looked like;
1. Young Kirk, Spock, and McCoy