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53 Years Ago Today; Star Trek (TOS) airs for the first time on US TV 🖖

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"The Man Trap" is the first season premiere of the American science fiction television series, Star Trek. Written by George Clayton Johnson and directed by Marc Daniels, it first aired on September 8, 1966.

In the episode, the crew visit an outpost to conduct medical exams on the residents, only to be attacked by a shapeshifting alien creature seeking to extract salt from their bodies.

This was the first Star Trek episode to air on television, although the sixth to be filmed; chosen as the first of the series to be broadcast by the studio due to the horror-based plot. "The Man Trap" placed first in the timeslot with a Nielsen rating of 25.2 percent for the first half-hour and 24.2 for the remainder. It aired two days earlier on Canadian network CTV.

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Reception
Broadcast

A month prior to the premiere of Star Trek, Desilu held a screening for NBC executives to help decide which episode to broadcast first, and several stories were considered. Executives were concerned that "Mudd's Women", one potential choice, would have reviewers discussing "space hookers"; they felt another possibility, "Where No Man Has Gone Before", contained too much exposition, even though it was filmed as a second pilot. The final choice was between "The Man Trap" and "The Naked Time". Justman felt that "The Naked Time" would make it easier for viewers to understand the characters, but later agreed with NBC's decision to show "The Man Trap" first. In the book Inside Star Trek: The Real Story, he suggests that it was "scarier and more exploitable than the others".

"The Man Trap" was the sixth episode produced. Although Roddenberry initially disagreed with NBC's decision, he and production executive Herbert Franklin Solow came to believe it was the correct choice. Shatner also disagreed with the network, feeling that "The Man Trap" was the worst episode out of those available. The episode was the first episode of Star Trek broadcast in the United States, on NBC on September 8, 1966. "The Man Trap" formed part of NBC's "Sneak a Peek Week", in which the network showed the premiere episodes of several new shows in prime time slots, ahead of the rival channels ABC and CBS, who were still showing repeats from the previous season. Leading into Star Trek was the first episode of Tarzan showing Ron Ely, and leading out was Richard Mulligan's The Hero.

"The Man Trap" placed first in its timeslot, with Nielsen ratings of 25.2 during the first half-hour; some 46.7 percent of all televisions in use at the time were tuned in to the episode. In the same timeslot, The Tammy Grimes Show on ABC and My Three Sons on CBS received ratings of 14.1 and 9.4 respectively. During the second half of the episode, the rating for "The Man Trap" dropped to 24.2, with 42.2 percent of televisions tuned in. Bewitched on ABC increased that network's rating to 15.8, and CBS's Thursday night movie increased their rating to 10.7.

The following episodes saw a drop in ratings after "The Man Trap". "Charlie X" was broadcast the following week; the studio did not want that episode to run second, but "Where No Man Has Gone Before" was the only other completed story. It placed second in the timeslot during the first half hour, with a rating of 19.1 and an overall share of 35.9 percent of viewers. It was beaten by My Three Sons on CBS with a rating of 19.2. During the second half hour, Star Trek was pushed into third with a rating of 12.3 by the Thursday night movie on CBS and the season premiere of Bewitched, which was also the first episode of that series broadcast in color. The following week, with "Where No Man Has Gone Before", the series returned to the top place with a 19.9 rating during the first half hour, and second in the second half hour to Bewitched. The Trendex rating report for the first few weeks of Star Trek saw it ranked in 33rd spot for the period with an average rating of 18.7.

Overseas broadcasts and re-releases
The episode was not the first to be broadcast in the United Kingdom, which instead premiered Star Trek on BBC One with "Where No Man Has Gone Before" on July 12, 1969. The episodes continued to be broadcast in a different order than they had appeared in the United States. "The Man Trap" was shown nearly three months later on October 4 as the 13th episode. This was during the period when the channel was still broadcasting only in black and white; it was not until "Arena" on November 15 that the series was shown in color. During subsequent repeats of Star Trek, the channel reverted to NBC's schedule and showed "The Man Trap" as the first episode. Canadian network CTV aired episodes of the first season of Star Trek on Tuesday nights instead of Thursdays and so ran "The Man Trap" on September 6, 1966, two days before NBC. Airing American programs early was a common practice among Canadian broadcasters in order to avoid direct competition for viewers and advertisers with American border stations airing the same program at the same time. The practice became obsolete once simultaneous substitution of commercials was permitted.

A high-definition remastering of "The Man Trap", which introduced new special effects and starship exteriors as well as enhanced music and audio, was shown for the first time in the United States on September 29, 2007, in broadcast syndication. The episode was made available to over 200 local stations across the United States with the rights to broadcast Star Trek.

Critical reception
In an interview published in the 1988 book The Star Trek Interview Book, Johnson claimed that the response of critics to "The Man Trap", and the initial episodes of Star Trek in general, was "complete bewilderment". In previewing the broadcast of "The Man Trap", The Daily Reporter said that Star Trek had the "usual far-fetched suppositions" present in other science fiction works, but praise was given to the acting skills of Shatner and the plots of the initial episodes. The Edwardsville Intelligencer called the reveal of the creature in the episode "the kicker of a great sci-fi plot". Daily Variety columnist Jack Hellman gave the episode an unfavorable review over its "lack of meaningful cast leads", who "move around with directorial precision with only violence to provide the excitement." The weekly edition of the magazine offered a similar opinion, stating that the Enterprise "trudged along for a long hour with hardly any relief from violence, killing, ugly stuff and a distasteful monster".

Among more recent reviews, Zack Handlen of The A.V. Club gave the episode an "A-" rating, describing it as "done very well" with a plot that is dark and ambiguous. Torrie Atkinson and Eugene Myers reviewed the episode in 2009 for Tor.com, saying that it suitably introduced the characters, although certain elements of the show were not yet in place. These included the lack of the death of a redshirted character, as the crewmen who died in "The Man Trap" did not wear red shirts, along with the lack of red and yellow alerts, instead referred to as general quarters three and four in this episode. The duo added that the episode demonstrated that the series was "something special", and that it remained more culturally diverse than modern television. They gave it a rating of four out of six.

Ryan Britt, also writing for Tor.com, said that "The Man Trap" was not a good introduction to the series, but praised the screen time given to Rand, Uhura and Sulu. He added that the latter two were more interesting in this episode than they would be at any point until the start of the movie franchise. Britt said that "The Man Trap" was different than the rest of the series, and more akin to The Twilight Zone owing to the background of the writer. In Hollywood.com's ranking of all 79 episodes of The Original Series, Christian Blauvelt placed "The Man Trap" as 73rd, calling the creature "incredibly pointless". It was also listed as one of the show's "cheesiest classic creatures" by Wired magazine in 2007; however, Rolling Stone magazine listed it as the tenth best villain in the franchise.

In 2015, WhatCulture ranked this the 18th best episode of all time in the Star Trek science fiction universe.

The Guardian noted "The Man Trap" as an episode about a salt-eating shape-shifter, on the 50th anniversary of Star Trek's first public broadcast in 2016.

In 2018, PopMatters ranked this the 7th best episode of the original series.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sun Sep 8, 2019, 07:30 AM

1. My favorite was always

Balance of Terror.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 8, 2019, 12:31 PM

17. "In a different reality, I could have called you friend"

Or maybe, my son's friend and captain....

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 8, 2019, 01:21 PM

18. My top five:

1. City on the Edge of Forever
2. The Doomsday Machine
3. Balance of Terror
4. The Ultimate Computer
5. The Devil in the Dark

The new remastered Doomsday Machine is every bit as exciting as any of the Star Trek movies that came out much later.

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Response to Dave Starsky (Reply #18)

Sun Sep 8, 2019, 03:41 PM

36. I would add...

...Amok Time and The Trouble With Tribbles.

A while back there was some thread here in which the Horta was mentioned. I dont recall the context. One of the responses was along the line of, If I know what a Horta is, does that mean Im a nerd/geek?

The time travel episodes are always on my favorites list:

City on the Edge of Forever
Assignment Earth
All our Yesterdays
Tomorrow is Yesterday

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sun Sep 8, 2019, 07:49 AM

2. I loved most all of them...

Just a couple of days ago I had looked at my TOS calendar from my college days in 1976, Gene Roddenberry was doing a college ST Blooper tour to make some $$ after the show had been cancelled a few years before. Good presentation and video/film. He did autographs after the show and signed the center page of my calendar "To Craig, Long Live and Prosper" along with his signature. I suppose it would be worth something to a trekkie collector (especially since he signed it incorrectly) but I get a real kick out of having it, along with loving the shows...

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Sun Sep 8, 2019, 08:54 AM

7. Trek memorabilia has lost all its value

Sadly, I speak from experience, because I have a basement full of Trek souvenirs and you can't give it away anymore. Shrinking fan base as we all grow older.

But such great memories! Star Trek formed my values, my perspectives and it shaped the course of my entire life. I met my wife at a Star Trek convention, we're both lifelong fans of the show.

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Response to Chin music (Reply #13)

Sun Sep 8, 2019, 01:32 PM

22. I had that, too.

So did all my friends. Those were good times.

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Sun Sep 8, 2019, 03:45 PM

37. What a personal treasure!

Back in the 70s, I went to 2 Star Trek conventions, one in Houston and one in New Orleans. Roddenberry was one of the speakers at one of them. He was very inspiring

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Reply #37)

Sun Sep 8, 2019, 04:01 PM

40. i went to a few conventions in the 90s... Next Gen pulled me back to star trek

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sun Sep 8, 2019, 08:17 AM

4. We all (6th graders) watched that and were wild about it when the first commercials were aired

Back in the day, networks had "Preview Week"

It was phenomenal.

Couldn't wait to watch it.



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Response to jpak (Reply #4)

Sun Sep 8, 2019, 06:11 PM

47. Reminds me in many ways of Donald tRump!

The mouth is identical......

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Photo before shape-shifting (Jeanne Bal as Nancy Crater).......



A very beautiful lady and talented actress (from Wiki)....

Bal was a regular cast member on the ABC comedy Sid Caesar Invites You (1958). In the 1959-60 season, she featured in the short-lived NBC sitcom Love and Marriage, which ran during the 1959 season, as Pat Baker, the business partner of her father (William Demarest), the founder of a failing music publishing company.

In 1961, Bal became a regular on the sitcom Bachelor Father, but left shortly afterwards. Her other television credits include four appearances on Perry Mason, including the role of Dr. Linda Carey in the 1962 episode, "The Case of the Angry Astronaut", and murder victim Vera Wynne in the 1965 episode, "The Case of the Telltale Tap". She also appeared in guest roles on Bonanza, Riverboat, Wagon Train, and I Spy. In the original Star Trek series episode "The Man Trap" (1966), she played a lethal shape-shifting alien which craves salt.


KY...........

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sun Sep 8, 2019, 08:19 AM

5. I loved every show. I think I was in third grade when it first aired.

Mr. Spock was my childhood hero..obviously I was a child in desperate need of structure and stability. While all my girlfriends were watching The Monkees on another channel, my mother and I were on the sofa with a big bowl of popcorn watching Star Trek. I have several of those horrible albums Leonard Nimoy recorded in the 60s. Fan for life and beyond.

Live long and prosper, indeed!

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sun Sep 8, 2019, 08:40 AM

6. Thank heaven for videos . . .

I fell in love with Star Trek by watching my mom's videos. One of my favorite "Let that be your last battlefield".

A lot of the episodes dealt with social issues.

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #6)

Sun Sep 8, 2019, 01:35 PM

23. like the first prime time on-air interracial kiss

or the black/white, white/black episode, or the one about overpopulation...

I don't remember the episode names.

Star Trek was so much more than its immediate effect. Just look at what it has created in the long term.

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Response to not_the_one (Reply #23)

Sun Sep 8, 2019, 08:16 PM

55. I believe "Last Battlefield" was indeed the black/white, white/black episode. n/t

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sun Sep 8, 2019, 08:59 AM

8. That must've been weird to viewers showing them in a different order than they were made

Because the outfits and characters evolved really quickly and dramatically as shooting progressed. 'Where No Man Has Gone Before', being the first made (or close to it) used very different uniforms than the The Man Trap, and the behavior of Nemoy as Spock is WAY different.

I'd think viewers would've been bewildered by these sorts of changes that would've seemed very sudden and un-explained.

Anyways I remember watching the early syndication runs circa 1972-73 as a 2nd/3rd/4th grader. Man, some of them were pretty scary to a little kid, esp. 'What Are Little Girls Made Of' I believe the episode was called, the one with the Androids and Dr. Corby and Nurse Chapel ...

I've seen every episode of ToS many times by now, love that show. Season 3 though is generally far inferior in quality to the first 2, sadly. They were kinda running out of ideas it seemed, plus their budget was cut significantly that year.

BTW, the show started literally weeks before yours truly started ... life

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sun Sep 8, 2019, 09:28 AM

9. I must boast here that I watched them all when they were originally aired

even though I considered William Shatner one of the poorest actors I ever watched....what a ham!

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sun Sep 8, 2019, 09:46 AM

10. Wow. I missed it, ironically because I'd been a big science fiction fan,

so it wasn't new or special to me, also too TV show-ish. I regret now that I had no idea it'd become such an enduring part of our culture and watch it enough maybe even to get a little hooked. Of course I was a kid, so good luck for a long perspective.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #10)

Sun Sep 8, 2019, 02:26 PM

33. Not to worry, there's hope for you!

Can do what I did accidentally to key into Star Trek. Watch the third season of The Next Generation, then go back and watch from the first season. Watch thru TNG, then Voyager. After this, you'll enjoy the charm of the original series, and be versed for the later ones.

To super duper Trekkies, (of which I aspire to be, but have not yet acheived, as life gets in the way) this may be heresy, but I say, the more the merrier of those dreaming of that Star Trek lifestyle.
🖖🏼

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Response to Mersky (Reply #33)

Sun Sep 8, 2019, 02:53 PM

34. Okay, thanks, Mersky. :) Just brought up "Evolution."

Hopefully, a mysterious force attacking the ship's life support systems will take me far, far away from the Republicans trying to do something too similar here.



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Response to Hortensis (Reply #34)

Sun Sep 8, 2019, 03:04 PM

35. Very cool

I borrowed the third season on VHS from a friend. His father was loaning the tapes to him, so I watched what was available as they came along. Worked.

Happy Trekking

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sun Sep 8, 2019, 09:50 AM

11. The corbomite maneuver

With young Clint Howard as Blalock.
I was 7 years old when first aired, both my older brothers and I were just blown away once the "evil" looking alien was revealed to be a ruse, and here was the super-intellectual being testing the explorer's true intentions.
We need Blalock or some other incredibly powerful yet benevolent being to visit us now, put the oligarchs out of power, put out the Amazon fires, blow idiotic religious idiocracy out of the picture and help us truly evolve.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sun Sep 8, 2019, 10:06 AM

12. I remember watching it

with my best friend when I would spend the night in the tiny village her grandmother lived in. I now live there coincidentally. I did not get to really watch them until much later. My parents, for some reason, would not let us watch it. I was in Jr. High so I am guessing it was because there was some "tough guy" show on another channel. My mother could never get enough of watching men smash other people around. LOL Wasn't Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea with Richard Basehart on right before that? We did get to watch that.

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Response to MuseRider (Reply #12)

Sun Sep 8, 2019, 11:11 AM

15. But Star Trek was filled with fight scenes. The network made Gene add it in it to appeal to that

crowd and make it a little less cerebral.

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Response to UniteFightBack (Reply #15)

Sun Sep 8, 2019, 01:40 PM

25. Captain Kirk was constantly getting in fights.

Employing his unique fighting technique, including the "double handed chop to the neck" and the "double handed hammer to the abdomen then back of neck".

My understanding is that William Shatner studied kenpo karate under the great Ed Parker.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sun Sep 8, 2019, 10:50 AM

14. My all time favorite show is this right here. Maybe it was Star Trek that made me so liberal.

I loved that you could watch any episode at any time and follow along perfectly.

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Response to UniteFightBack (Reply #14)

Sun Sep 8, 2019, 01:28 PM

19. That's the way episodic television was back then.

There was a definite art and science to constructing a compelling, self-contained drama around cigarette commercials.

IMHO, it is a failing of television today that this is no longer done. I just don't have the time or level of interest to catch up on three seasons of a show to find out what in the hell I am supposed to be "enjoying" today.

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Response to Dave Starsky (Reply #19)

Sun Sep 8, 2019, 08:27 PM

56. Part of the reason was to make it work in syndication.

If you produced standalone episodes, the could be shown in any order when they went to syndication (i.e. broadcast by network stations after the original shows had all aired). As long as you made enough episodes to make syndication worthwhile, that is, which Star Trek fortunately did -- because syndication is where it really became a phenomenon.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sun Sep 8, 2019, 11:19 AM

16. I remember watching it

My two older sisters, and my big brother. All gathered around the kitchen table to watch on a little black and white TV. I always sat in my brothers lap.

Funny. We were allowed to watch Star Trek and Thriller (scared me to death), but not Lost in Space.

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Response to Bayard (Reply #16)

Sun Sep 8, 2019, 01:30 PM

20. Because Lost in Space was, for the most part, pretty stupid.

Your parents were trying to keep you from completely rotting your brain watching TV.

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Response to Dave Starsky (Reply #20)

Sun Sep 8, 2019, 01:36 PM

24. Remember Imogene Coca and Joe E. Ross in 'It's About Time' 1966-67?

My mom banned me from watching that show.

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Response to pecosbob (Reply #24)

Sun Sep 8, 2019, 02:08 PM

30. "Ooh ooh!"

Joe E Ross's catchphrase was perfect for the premise!

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Response to pecosbob (Reply #24)

Sun Sep 8, 2019, 03:58 PM

39. Oh MG...

I remember the theme song, now it is in my head....aghhh...

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Response to wcmagumba (Reply #39)

Sun Sep 8, 2019, 05:13 PM

44. "It's about time, it's about space...."

Now I've got it in my head again, too.

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Response to Dave Starsky (Reply #44)

Sun Sep 8, 2019, 05:18 PM

45. Better than...

HR Pufnstuf....oh noooooos! Who's your friend when things get rough.....

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Response to pecosbob (Reply #24)

Sun Sep 8, 2019, 04:32 PM

43. Haa!! My parents let me watch it, but were not excited about it

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Response to pecosbob (Reply #24)

Sun Sep 8, 2019, 06:47 PM

49. We used to sing along with the intro

It's about Time

It's about Space

It's about Time I slapped your Face


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Response to Dave Starsky (Reply #20)

Sun Sep 8, 2019, 02:10 PM

31. To me, Dr Smith was the ultimate TV villain!



"We're doomed!"

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sun Sep 8, 2019, 01:31 PM

21. Star Trek Parody-Carol Burnett Show

&t=333s

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Response to Quixote1818 (Reply #21)

Sun Sep 8, 2019, 01:56 PM

28. OMG!! I think most remember the SNL ST parody, but this one was off my radar!

Trust me, I would've remembered since it aired around the time I hit puberty!

GREAT find!!

On edit: This skit came from 1991 - I was past puberty, but still would've remembered...

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Response to Quixote1818 (Reply #21)

Sun Sep 8, 2019, 03:47 PM

38. This was brilliant.

Obviously, some of the stereotypical female behaviors are insulting, but the humor has to be broad to land properly. Burnett makes a fine Captain Kirk.

In the episode where Kirk switches minds with a woman, "his" behavior is more nuanced, but actually more insulting.

FYI, there was a show by Norman Lear back around that time that inverted the power dynamics of society by making women the "top" sex. It was interesting stuff, but I don't remember how well it was received.

BTW, I grew up on Star Trek and still appreciate its positive aspirations for our world.

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Response to Collimator (Reply #38)

Sun Sep 8, 2019, 05:45 PM

46. "All That Glitters"



Loved it, but few did...

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Response to Quixote1818 (Reply #21)

Sun Sep 8, 2019, 06:39 PM

48. Thanks I've never seen this before ! nt

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sun Sep 8, 2019, 01:49 PM

26. Awesome

After that day TV was forever changed. I am greatful that I was able to grow up watching this show. It had a significant impact on molding who I am today.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sun Sep 8, 2019, 01:51 PM

27. "I'm a doctor, not a bricklayer!" My favorite episode!

"No kill I"

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sun Sep 8, 2019, 01:58 PM

29. Live Long and Prosper, my friends

Trekkie from age 1 here! (Born in November, 1964). I'm told that it was the only grown-up TV show that I was allowed to stay up and watch.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sun Sep 8, 2019, 02:11 PM

32. I can still watch the Star Trek nearly every night on the Heroes & Icons channel.

I was 14 when it first debuted and I still watch parts of the episodes, but truth be told I just have a hard time with Shatner's acting.
One of my classmates from kindergarten on was a big Spock fan and even cut is hair like him. I hadn't seen him for at least 40 years and was thinking when I did I would give him the Vulcan salute and say, "live long and proper".
Then earlier this year I saw his obituary and I have a hard time watching Star Trek without remembering him.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sun Sep 8, 2019, 04:03 PM

41. Another personal tidbit...

I don't remember the episode but watched my first color TV at friends of my parent's. It was Star Trek...I still vividly remember the ship orbiting some brightly colored planet...watching the original episodes takes me right back to that evening...

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sun Sep 8, 2019, 04:30 PM

42. "The Doomsday Machine"

Hands down!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #42)

Sun Sep 8, 2019, 07:08 PM

50. Yup

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Response to jpak (Reply #50)

Sun Sep 8, 2019, 07:24 PM

51. Even had it's own fanfare music composed and used

only in that episode!

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sun Sep 8, 2019, 07:28 PM

52. That means I'm three years old-

er than I was on the 50th anniversary!

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sun Sep 8, 2019, 07:49 PM

53. I read this little known fact about Star Trek the Original Series. Who financed

Star Trek Original series? Desilu Studios..ok In 1965 who ran Desilu? By then, the two had been divorced..

The ultimate decision I read to finance the first year was made by Lucille Ball. I read she made that decision, and also, I read that Lucille Ball was an outstanding business woman. Are you positive Stuart?.

.. No..I am not sure..., I read it a long time ago. I know Desilu was the studio..but I read that Lucille Ball made the final decision for the first year to get it started.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sun Sep 8, 2019, 07:51 PM

54. Peace and long life!

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sun Sep 8, 2019, 09:50 PM

57. Kicked and recommended.

Live long and prosper Dennis Donovan

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