In 1967, the NBC television network had a new project on the drawing board. The series would feature a mysterious agent from another planet called "Gary Seven", who operated from a secret base in New York, assisted by a cat who occasionally turned into a woman.
NBC decided that the best way of introducing this futuristic James Bond would be to include him in an episode of Star Trek.
Gary Seven, played by Robert Lansing, made his debut in a story called Assignment Earth in March 1968. The episode was very well received and Lansing stole the show.
Here is a title sequence from the series. Can you spot the obvious mistake?
The answer is that the series was never made.
This highly accomplished pastiche, made from clips of Star Trek and a quintessentially 1960s soundtrack, is so well done that it's hard not to believe that you're looking at the genuine article.
Series or not, Gary Seven has now replaced David Hunter as my role model.