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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP01 Mar 2018 12:54 p.m. PST

"Fifty years ago, Gene Roddenberry's galaxy spanning Star Trek saga debuted on NBC and helped transform sci-fi television from tired stereotypes into a genre rich with multi-layered drama, ethnically diverse characters, and real world issues. While it wasn't a big hit at the time, Star Trek eventually developed a loyal following that continued through an animated series, the long-running film franchise, and other live-action television series from the late 1980s onward. The show sometimes hired iconic sci-fi writers including Richard Matheson, Robert Bloch, Theodore Sturgeon, and Harlan Ellison (who won a Hugo Award for his episode, "City On The Edge Of Forever"), while Isaac Asimov developed a friendship with Roddenberry.

To commemorate this momentous occasion, let's look back at the groundbreaking series, during which the crew of the Enterprise journeyed on far-flung peacekeeping and rescue missions, answered distress calls on distant planets, and faced confrontations with warmongering aliens. There has been plenty written about this iconic show, but there always seems to be something new to learn…."
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The Cage… was really bad!…


StarCruiser01 Mar 2018 5:40 p.m. PST

"The Cage" was fantastic – "Alternative Factor" was crap…

Zephyr101 Mar 2018 10:10 p.m. PST

Hardcore TOS fans can tell you when an episode was filmed just by looking at Shatner's weight. (True. He always started out each season fit & slowly gained weight towards the end of the season.) And now you know… ;-)

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP02 Mar 2018 10:47 a.m. PST



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