UPDATE: As several people have pointed out, this is actually not a “lost” scene from the “In Thy Name” Star Trek: Phase II pilot from 1977 (despite the description on the YouTube video page) but a scene from the 1974 movie Pray For The Widcats. The yellow and red shirts do look very Trek-esque though which probably confused matters for whoever originally posted the video. The rest of the information on this page about Star Trek: Phase II (1977) is correct though.
Here’s a scene from the unaired TV pilot for Star Trek: Phase II in 1977 showing William Shatner reprising his role as Captain Kirk, who is now married with children and having an existential moment. Robert Reed (yes, him from The Brady Bunch) as his first mate. Leonard Nimoy did not sign up for Phase II.
And here’s some CG animated shots of the never-aired Phase II U.S.S. Enterprise. Obviously, the graphics are recent, but based off the ship design for the then proposed new series.
And here’s a short documentary on the Phase II – The Lost Enterprise…
There’s more information on the Phase II series here including the premise for the show and new characters. There was to be a 2-hour pilot and 12 additional episodes. Star Trek: The Motion Picture was eventually made instead.
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6 thoughts on “Shatner’s Kirk From The Original Star Trek: Phase II”
The Shatner footage is from the 1974 TV movie Pray for the Wildcats; stating that it’s footage from Phase II is incorrect and highly misleading.
The scene in which you say is William Shatner playing Captain Kirk from the proposed TV series, “Star Trek: Phase II, is bogus.
It is a scene from the 1974 TV movie, Pray for the Wildcats. Nice try.
That Shatner scene is from some TV movie, not from any Phase II pilot.
Nice try, Federation Times, but wrong. They never got any episodes filmed before deciding to do a feature film instead of a series. The scene of Shatner is from a TV movie. The shirt is coincidental.
That 3d model of the “Phase II Enterprise” was made by WileyCoyote on Foundation 3D.
Two things. A quick Google search for “william shatner and robert reed” revealed – no, it is NOT a scene from Star Trek Phase II. It is a scene from the 1974 movie “Pray for the Wildcats”.
Secondly, please fix the advertising on your website. Your sidebar ads are leaping out to completely cover over the main page, with no clue whatsoever on how to get rid of then. The viewer is left with no choice but to simply close the browser window, which is actively driving viewers away from your site.
Thanks Fred, and to the others, who pointed out that this isn’t actually a scene from Star Trek: Phase II. I’ve updated the article to point out my mistake.
Fred, I can’t replicate the ad behaviour you’re describing. I’ve checked the site in IE, FireFox and Chrome and the site displays correctly. There is one ad that appears one time only in the middle of the screen for new visitors. There is an “X” to close the ad. Maybe that’s what you’re seeing? If not, what browser are you using and could you send me a screenshot of what you’re seeing?