Thursday, June 27, 2019

Canceled Too Soon #153: Gene Roddenberry's Spectre (1977)

Everyone knows Gene Roddenberry created the utopian sci-fi series "Star Trek," but most people don't realize he also produced a failed TV pilot for a show about demons and orgies! SPECTRE starred Robert Culp and Oscar-winner Gig Young as paranormal investigators who get roped into a supernatural conspiracy involving John Hurt and fetish outfits aplenty.

It might seem like an odd chapter in Gene Roddenberry's career, but as film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold point out in this episode the podcast, it's not that much of a stretch if you track the subtext (and text) of Roddenberry's work. 

But the real question is, was "Spectre" really... CANCELED TOO SOON? !

Give it a listen and find out!

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