Star Trek has a long line of undeveloped tv series
If you’re a Star Trek fan, you know there have been plenty of show ideas that were bandied about but never came to fruition like the Harry Mudd series that would have starred Roger C. Carmel, which is included in the video. The Youtube channel CaptRobau has put together a list of several other shows that were undeveloped, some of which would have been really cool to see.
One of the ideas was a medical drama set on a Federation hospital ship. Called Hopeship, it would have starred Booker Bradsaw as Dr. M’Benga who appeared in The Original Series. Though that show wasn’t produced, Simon Lang wrote a novel by the same name. CaptRobau says the idea of a sci-fic medical drama remains unexplored, and I would have to agree with him. This could still be a viable series, especially if Star Trek wanted to start with a new doctor.
Star Trek also passed on a Spock spin-off series
There was a show proposed that would have had Mr. Spock living on Vulcan, but the idea was nixed by Gene Roddenberry. Considering the popularity of Leonary Nimoy’s Spock at the time, one has to wonder why this proposal was passed over. Perhaps it was the premise of Spock living on Vulcan surrounded by other Vulcans instead of humans. With Vulcans not showing emotion, it might have been a bit dry, but a spin-off series with Spock would have been popular if the premise was reworked.
These are just some of the undeveloped shows shared in this video, many of which could still make for some interesting series. A Federation starship with a Vulcan captain? That’s one I’d like to see. But while these series didn’t make the cut, there are always new ideas perculating in the brain trust behind the franchise. And it’s always possible that one or more of these ideas could be revisited in the future.