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    I remember reading once a story about the Star Trek episode "Shore Leave".  I guess that the original script for the episode by Theodore Sturgeon stressed the science fictional aspects of the story and the explanation for the bizzare events in order to avoid the sense of "It Was All A Dream".  But when it was actually filmed, the director decided that it would make the filming easier and/or the story more interesting if they played up the fantasy elements.  Roddenberry (or perhaps Gene L. Coon; I forget which) was out of town or something, and when he came back and saw what they were shooting he had a cow and they had to do frantic re-writing on the fly in order to tie everything togeter.

    At least that's the story I remember reading.  I no longer remember where I got it and may have the details of it wrong.

    "All the World's a Stage and Everyone's a Critic." -- Mervyn Alquist

    by quarkstomper on Thu May 09, 2013 at 01:41:52 PM PDT

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