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Star Trek

The Original Series starring William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and DeForest Kelly (1966)

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A Quick Tip by TheJohn

  • Sep 25, 2010
Cheesy production and cornyness doesn't stop the impact the show had on society at large as well as TV barriers at the time. It was fun too.
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review by . July 25, 2010
Captains log: Damn we're awesome!
The effects are awful.      The acting was at times like a plate of nachos ranging from too corny to real cheesy.      The guy with the ears freaked the suits at the studio out.      It rarely turned in good ratings.      Who cares.  it's a classic.       This shabby little gem from the late 60's and brainchild of creator and writer Gene Roddenberry has so much going for it at the …
review by . August 28, 2009
The Original and still the Best! Classic Science Fiction! Characters so real that you care about and admire them. Stories so well written, produced and directed you feel as if you lived them. Gene Roddenberry was a visionary! He also knew to employ the best writers,actors,directors,designers and technicians his budget would allow. The main reason this series holds-up over time though is the chemistry between the characters as written by Roddenberry. If you write good fleshed-out characters the viewers …
review by . June 01, 2009
Star Trek Season 1 Blu-ray Box art
If you are a huge Star Trek fan like myself, than this is something you have been waiting to own for a long time coming.  Finally, Star Trek in crisp, bright, remastered High Definition.  Now you can see just how much those stunt doubles don't look anything like William Shatner, Klingons that don't have ridges and the Enterprise how it always should have looked, bright and sleek thanks to brand new CG renderings of all the space scenes from the original series.  Don't worry, if you …
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Star Trek was an Amercian science fiction television show created by Gene Roddenberry that aired between 1966 and 1969.  It originally aired on NBC and was produced by Desilu.  It aired 79 episodes in three seasons. 

Though the show was not a huge hit, Star Trek had a huge cult following during its time in syndication, providing enough of a fan base to produce a record breaking five spin-offs (The Animated Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager and Enterprise) as well as eleven motion pictures.

The cast of the Original Series is as follows:
  • William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk
  • Leonard Nimoy as Spock
  • DeForest Kelley as Leonard McCoy
  • Nichelle Nichols as Uhura
  • James Doohan as  Scotty
  • George Takei as Sulu
  • Walter Koenig as  Chekov (Season 2 and beyond)
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Premiere Date: September 8th 1966
Description: 1966 Science Fiction television show
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Studio: Desilu, Paramount, CBS
Original Air Date: September 8th 1966
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