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It was a while ago so I don’t have a link at hand, but I’ll try to find it again for you when I have a moment. :D
From memory, it was in a Gene Roddenberry interview, or an interview by someone talking about him in the context of the behind the scenes of Space Seed, and they were explaining that one of the writers who worked on the script for Space Seed came up with this scene where Khan shoots Kirk out of an airlock (in a space suit) and Kirk manages to make his way back to the ship by using a weapon that Marla had secretly given him, to propel himself around in space until the ship, and then secretly get back in (so basically, more or less the same thing as the space dive between the Enterprise and the Vengeance in STID, except that he’d be shot from and fly back to the same ship rather than going between two separate ships).
At which point Gene explained to the writer that they didn’t have the budget to have Kirk suspended around apparently flying through space for a whole scene and that they had to stick to everything happening inside the ship/the sets they had.
Gene also went on to explain that it may seem odd to be making a space show if you don’t have the money to do space scenes, but that they could get around the problem by doing things the way they did etc. (and so they ended up doing the scene with Kirk in the decompression chamber instead, which was far cheaper to build.)
So the scene in STID is either a huge coincidence, or most likely an homage to the scene that never happened in Space Seed, now that they definitely have the budget to… (And I love that in the STID scene, Kirk and Khan are on the same side then, working together against a common enemy. :D<3)
I’ll edit this post to add a link if/when I find it again. :D
I really would like to think it is a homage to the scene that they could not create! I mean how awesome would that be?!
I’d think it most likely is. It seems really unlikely that it would be just a cosmic coincidence, there’s just way too much in common between those two scenes for it to be accidental. I’m pretty sure it must have been an homage.
After all, they also knew about other Space Seed behind the scenes stuff, since they were going to name him Ericsson instead of Harrison, and only switched to Harrison because they realized it would have given it away too much (hence having to redub everyone saying Harrison instead of Ericsson. XD)
So most likely they were also aware of the scene that couldn’t be made back then, and decided to do their version of it. :D<3
Wow they actually had to redub them saying Harrison? That is crazy, Ericsson would have been great but all the Trekkies would have spotted that. It makes me happy that they make those little homages I even read somewhere they were going to put a wig on Benedict that was going to look like Khan’s hair in Space Seed. No ponytail just a shoulder length wig. That would have been something. I remember talking to a old school Trek fan and that actually bugged him the most the lack of long black hair on Khan! He was a big fan of the ponytail I suppose.
Yeah, they filmed it with everyone saying “Ericsson”, then decided to swap for “Harrison” and it had to be dubbed over.
That’s why in the deleted scenes and the behind the scenes bonus material you still can hear them say “Ericsson”, because those were not dubbed over. :)
Totally, if they had kept it being “Ericsson” everyone would have figured it out. XD Though to be fair most of us suspected so heavily that it was Khan anyway, but at least there was no immediate proof at hand just yet, so the suspense could go on. lol X3
Personally, I was halfway sure he was Khan when I first heard him say “Kirk” with that intonation in the trailers, it was SO KHAN that it had to be. But it was when they released the trailer or TV spot that has him saying he has “72 reasons” that I knew beyond a doubt that it could be no one other than Khan. :D<333 (And I had a whole fan theory after that trailer, about Khan’s crew having infiltrated Kirk’s crew, and not being in cryotubes haha)
The ponytail could have been cool, but considering the circumstances were so different, with him being captured by Marcus and working within Section 31, it makes sense that his hair would be different. Marcus might have wanted to change details like that.
(And there’s also the matter of haircuts that were popular/aesthetically pleasing to the public more in the 60’s and 80’s and less so nowadays too…)
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