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Star Trek

Star Trek

Star Trek was an influential science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry that followed the adventures of the crew of the starship U.S.S. Enterprise. The show began with the production of the 1964 pilot "The Cage". "The Cage" featured Jeffrey Hunter as Enterprise captain Christopher Pike. The pilot was rejected by NBC executives as being too cerebral. In order to demonstrate the action-adventure potential of the series, another pilot entitled "Where No Man Has Gone Before" was produced. Replacing Jeffrey Hunter as Enterprise captain was William Shatner who starred as Captain James T. Kirk. The new pilot also starred Leonard Nimoy as Mr. Spock who was the only character to return from the original pilot after NBC's rejection of "The Cage". Response to the second, action-oriented, pilot was good and NBC gave the go ahead to the series.

The series premiered on NBC on Thursday, September 8, 1966 in the 8:30-9:30 PM timeslot with the episode "The Man Trap". Critical response to the series was mixed and rating were lower than expected. In its second season, reoccurring guest star DeForest Kelley was added to the series' starring cast and the show was moved to Friday at 8:30. A decline in the ratings, however, prompted NBC to attempt to cancel the series after its second season, but a letter writing campaign by die hard fans of the show saved it from cancellation. An additional season of episodes were produced, but ratings continued to decline most likely due to the quality of the third season episodes and a bad 10:00 PM Friday night time slot. Despite another letter writing campaign, the series was finally cancelled after its third season. The last new episode "Turnabout Intruder" was shown on June 3, 1969.

After its three year run Star Trek began running syndication where it was discovered by legion of new fans and became a phenomenon. The show inspired six features films, an animated series, and four additional spin-off television shows. Other spin-off's include novels, comic books, merchandise and an enormous amount of fan-fiction based on the series. Despite its short network run, Star Trek has become one of the most successful shows in television history.

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kamaradu (Sep 26, 2017)

Star Trek: Discovery

fgiorgi (Sep 23, 2017)

Star Trek Discovery is coming !
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Artifex (Aug 19, 2013)

Finished It, great series! Really great! Now on to the animated series

Artifex (May 21, 2013)

a few episodes in season 3. A lot of episodes look very familiar, which makes them a little predictable. I'm thinking this is because other Sci-Fi shows used the concept of these episodes. I am especially thinking of StarGate episodes. But still, great show!

Artifex (Mar 26, 2013)

@Artifex Half-way in now, and the special effects ain't half bad! What a great show this is! A lot of episodes are very philosophical, I get why this show became so legendary!

Artifex (Feb 19, 2013)

Well, I'm 21 years old, a huge Science Fiction fan, and have never seen Star Trek: the original series. I used to watch the next generation and especially voyager, when I was around 15. That was just sporadic though, on network tv in the Netherlands. I did like it a lot, and have now found my goal in life.

After watching every episode of StarGate Sg-1 and Atlantis at least 4 or more times, it's now on to watching every single star trek series.

This first one is gonna be hard though, I need to get used to the awful special effects, but will look at it lightly, because it can be very funny that way.

tiger2000 (Aug 14, 2011)

The series that started my life long passion for Seience Fiction, original and unique in TV history.

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  • Status Ended
  • Premiered Sep 08, 1966
  • Genre Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Drama, Science-Fiction
  • Country United States
  • Network NBC
  • Runtime 60 minutes
  • Links IMDb, TheTVDB


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  • Last Updated Dec 07, 2019