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Release Date:
8 September 1966 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Boldly Go. Again. (2006 remasters tagline) See more »
Plot:
Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the Starship Enterprise explore the Galaxy and defend the United Federation of Planets. Full summary »
Awards:
Nominated for 13 Primetime Emmys. Another 7 wins & 16 nominations See more »
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Where None Have Gone Since '69 See more (141 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 13 of 107)

Leonard Nimoy ... Mr. Spock (80 episodes, 1966-1986)

William Shatner ... Captain James T. Kirk / ... (79 episodes, 1966-1969)

DeForest Kelley ... Dr. McCoy (76 episodes, 1966-1969)

Nichelle Nichols ... Uhura (69 episodes, 1966-1969)

James Doohan ... Scott / ... (66 episodes, 1966-1969)
Bill Blackburn ... Lt. Hadley / ... (63 episodes, 1966-1969)
Eddie Paskey ... Lt. Leslie / ... (60 episodes, 1966-1968)
Frank da Vinci ... Lt. Brent / ... (52 episodes, 1966-1969)

George Takei ... Sulu (51 episodes, 1966-1969)
Jeannie Malone ... Yeoman / ... (37 episodes, 1966-1969)

Walter Koenig ... Chekov (36 episodes, 1967-1969)

Majel Barrett ... Nurse Christine Chapel / ... (34 episodes, 1966-1986)
Roger Holloway ... Lt. Lemli / ... (34 episodes, 1967-1969)
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Series Directed by
Marc Daniels (15 episodes, 1966-1968)
Joseph Pevney (14 episodes, 1967-1968)
Vincent McEveety (6 episodes, 1966-1968)
Ralph Senensky (6 episodes, 1967-1968)
Jud Taylor (5 episodes, 1968-1969)
Herb Wallerstein (4 episodes, 1968-1969)
Robert Butler (3 episodes, 1966-1986)
Marvin J. Chomsky (3 episodes, 1968-1969)
John Meredyth Lucas (3 episodes, 1968)
Gerd Oswald (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
James Goldstone (2 episodes, 1966)
Herschel Daugherty (2 episodes, 1967-1969)
David Alexander (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
 
Series Writing credits
Gene Roddenberry (80 episodes, 1966-1986)
Gene L. Coon (13 episodes, 1967-1969)
D.C. Fontana (10 episodes, 1966-1969)
Jerome Bixby (4 episodes, 1967-1969)
John Meredyth Lucas (4 episodes, 1967-1969)
Jerry Sohl (3 episodes, 1966-1969)
Robert Bloch (3 episodes, 1966-1967)
Oliver Crawford (3 episodes, 1967-1969)
David Gerrold (3 episodes, 1967-1969)
Margaret Armen (3 episodes, 1968-1969)
Arthur Heinemann (3 episodes, 1968-1969)
Stephen Kandel (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
Paul Schneider (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
Theodore Sturgeon (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
Shimon Wincelberg (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
David P. Harmon (2 episodes, 1967-1968)
Don Ingalls (2 episodes, 1967-1968)
Art Wallace (2 episodes, 1967-1968)
Steven W. Carabatsos (2 episodes, 1967)
Jean Lisette Aroeste (2 episodes, 1968-1969)

Series Produced by
Gene Roddenberry .... executive producer / producer (80 episodes, 1966-1986)
Robert H. Justman .... associate producer / co-producer (71 episodes, 1966-1986)
Gene L. Coon .... producer (33 episodes, 1966-1968)
Edward K. Milkis .... associate producer / assistant producer (25 episodes, 1968-1969)
Fred Freiberger .... producer (24 episodes, 1968-1969)
Gregg Peters .... associate producer (24 episodes, 1968-1969)
John D.F. Black .... associate producer (10 episodes, 1966)
John Meredyth Lucas .... producer (10 episodes, 1967-1968)
Byron Haskin .... associate producer / co-producer (2 episodes, 1966-1986)
 
Series Original Music by
Alexander Courage (26 episodes, 1966-1986)
Fred Steiner (7 episodes, 1966-1967)
Gerald Fried (4 episodes, 1966-1967)
George Duning (3 episodes, 1967-1968)
Sol Kaplan (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
 
Series Cinematography by
Gerald Perry Finnerman (60 episodes, 1966-1968)
Al Francis (16 episodes, 1968-1969)
William E. Snyder (2 episodes, 1966-1986)
 
Series Film Editing by
Fabien D. Tordjmann (22 episodes, 1966-1969)
Bruce Schoengarth (14 episodes, 1966-1968)
Donald R. Rode (14 episodes, 1967-1969)
James Ballas (11 episodes, 1967-1968)
Bill Brame (8 episodes, 1968-1969)
Robert L. Swanson (5 episodes, 1966-1967)
Leo H. Shreve (2 episodes, 1966-1986)
Frank P. Keller (2 episodes, 1966)
 
Series Casting by
Joseph D'Agosta (67 episodes, 1966-1969)
William J. Kenney (7 episodes, 1968-1969)
 
Series Production Design by
Walter M. Jefferies (5 episodes, 1966)
 
Series Art Direction by
Walter M. Jefferies (73 episodes, 1966-1969)
Rolland M. Brooks (34 episodes, 1966-1967)
Franz Bachelin (2 episodes, 1966-1986)
 
Series Set Decoration by
John M. Dwyer (38 episodes, 1967-1969)
Marvin March (19 episodes, 1966-1967)
Joseph J. Stone (12 episodes, 1967)
Carl Biddiscombe (8 episodes, 1966)
 
Series Costume Design by
William Ware Theiss (79 episodes, 1966-1969)
 
Series Makeup Department
Fred B. Phillips .... makeup artist (78 episodes, 1966-1969)
Pat Westmore .... hair stylist (46 episodes, 1967-1969)
Virginia Darcy .... hair stylist (27 episodes, 1966-1967)
Jean Austin .... hair stylist (4 episodes, 1967)

John Chambers .... makeup designer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Herbert F. Solow .... executive in charge of production (54 episodes, 1966-1968)
Gregg Peters .... unit production manager / unit manager (49 episodes, 1967-1969)
Bernard A. Widin .... production supervisor (27 episodes, 1966-1967)
James Paisley .... production supervisor (2 episodes, 1966)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael S. Glick .... assistant director (15 episodes, 1966-1967)
Gregg Peters .... assistant director (13 episodes, 1966-1967)
Rusty Meek .... assistant director (13 episodes, 1967-1968)
Claude Binyon Jr. .... assistant director (12 episodes, 1968-1969)
Phil Rawlins .... assistant director (8 episodes, 1967-1968)
Gil Kissel .... assistant director (7 episodes, 1968-1969)
Elliot Schick .... assistant director (5 episodes, 1967)
Gene De Ruelle .... assistant director (5 episodes, 1969)
John M. Poer .... dga trainee (5 episodes, 1969)
Robert H. Justman .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1966-1986)
 
Series Art Department
Irving A. Feinberg .... property master (77 episodes, 1966-1969)
John D. Jefferies Sr. .... set designer (26 episodes, 1967-1968)
Wah Chang .... designer: Balok puppet / designer: Gorn / ... (10 episodes, 1966-1986)
Michael Minor .... artist: diagrams / designer: Melkotian / ... (5 episodes, 1968)

Thomas Kellogg .... shuttlecraft designer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Doug Grindstaff .... sound effects editor / sound editor (66 episodes, 1966-1969)
Carl Daniels .... production sound mixer / sound mixer (55 episodes, 1967-1969)
Gordon L. Day .... sound re-recording mixer (26 episodes, 1968-1969)
Elden Ruberg .... sound re-recording mixer (24 episodes, 1967-1968)
Jack F. Lilly .... sound mixer (21 episodes, 1966-1967)
Joseph G. Sorokin .... sound editor (13 episodes, 1966)
Cam McCulloch .... sound mixer (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
 
Series Special Effects by
James Rugg .... special effects (77 episodes, 1966-1969)

Darrell A. Anderson .... special effects (unknown episodes)
Roger Dorney .... special effects crew (unknown episodes)
Linwood G. Dunn .... special effects (unknown episodes)
Joseph Westheimer .... special effects (unknown episodes)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Darrell A. Anderson .... visual effects (80 episodes, 1966-1986)
Howard A. Anderson .... visual effects (80 episodes, 1966-1986)
Melissa Berryann .... assistant to executive producer (80 episodes, 1966-1986)
Petri Blomqvist .... technical consultant (80 episodes, 1966-1986)
Chris DeCristo .... 2D supervisor (80 episodes, 1966-1986)
Doug Drexler .... technical consultant (80 episodes, 1966-1986)
James Holt .... digital compositor (80 episodes, 1966-1986)
Gary Kerr .... technical consultant (80 episodes, 1966-1986)
David LaFountaine .... visual effects executive producer (80 episodes, 1966-1986)
Denise Okuda .... producer (80 episodes, 1966-1986)
Michael Okuda .... producer (80 episodes, 1966-1986)
David Rossi .... producer (80 episodes, 1966-1986)
Wendy Ruiz .... visual effects coordinator (80 episodes, 1966-1986)
John Small .... systems support engineer (80 episodes, 1966-1986)
Chris Tezber .... visual effects coordinator (80 episodes, 1966-1986)
Brian Vogt .... lead lighting technical director (80 episodes, 1966-1986)
Craig Weiss .... director of visual effects: CBS Digital (80 episodes, 1966-1986)
Niel Wray .... visual effects supervisor (80 episodes, 1966-1986)
Robert H. Justman .... technical consultant (54 episodes, 1966-1986)
Max Gabl .... lead matte artist / lead matte painter / ... (54 episodes, 1966-1969)
Toni Pace Carstensen .... visual effects producer (43 episodes, 1966-1968)
Jena Huynh .... visual effects coordinator (30 episodes, 1966-1986)
Luis F. Pazos .... production assistant: visual effects (30 episodes, 1966-1986)
Eric Ehemann .... lead animator/CG lead (8 episodes, 1966-1986)
Albert Whitlock .... matte painter (8 episodes, 1966-1986)
Ryan Reeb .... digital artist (6 episodes, 1967-1968)
Richard Datin .... model maker (5 episodes, 1966-1986)
Heekyung Shin .... digital artist (4 episodes, 1966-1967)
Garson Citron .... visual effects artist / matte painter (3 episodes, 1966-1967)
Wah Chang .... model builder: Balok's ship and cube / model builder: Romulan Bird of Prey (2 episodes, 1966)
 
Series Stunts
Paul Baxley .... stunt double: William Shatner / stunt double / ... (10 episodes, 1966-1969)
Jay D. Jones .... stunt double: James Doohan / stunt double: Ned Romero / ... (7 episodes, 1967-1968)
Gary Combs .... stunt double: William Shatner / stunts (4 episodes, 1967)
Vince Deadrick Sr. .... stunt double: Bruce Mars / stunt double: DeForest Kelley / ... (3 episodes, 1966-1967)
Frank da Vinci .... stunt double: DeForest Kelley / stunt double: Leonard Nimoy / ... (3 episodes, 1967-1986)
Bill Catching .... stunt double: Leonard Nimoy / stunt double: Robert Brown (3 episodes, 1967)
David Perna .... stunt double: Leonard Nimoy / stunt double / ... (3 episodes, 1967)
Loren Janes .... stunt double: Richard Tatro / stunt double: William Shatner (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
Irene Sale .... stunt double: Barbara Baldavin / stunt double: Marianna Hill (2 episodes, 1966)
Dick Dial .... stunt double: William Shatner / stunts (2 episodes, 1967-1968)
Phil Adams .... stunt double: Michael Pataki / stunt double: William Shatner (2 episodes, 1967)
Bobby Bass .... stunt double: James Doohan (2 episodes, 1967)
Chuck Clow .... stunt double: William Shatner (2 episodes, 1967)
Jim Jones .... stunt double: DeForest Kelley / stunt double: Tige Andrews (2 episodes, 1967)

Bill Blackburn .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Bennie E. Dobbins .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Gary Downey .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Louie Elias .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Alan Gibbs .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Max Kleven .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Allen Pinson .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Roy N. Sickner .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Paul Stader .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Tom Steele .... stunts (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
George Rader .... head grip (78 episodes, 1966-1969)
George H. Merhoff .... gaffer (77 episodes, 1966-1969)
John Finger .... additional director of photography (3 episodes, 1969)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marge Makau .... wardrobe mistress (26 episodes, 1966-1967)
Ken Harvey .... key costumer (14 episodes, 1967-1968)
Andrea E. Weaver .... costumer: women (2 episodes, 1967)
 
Series Editorial Department
Bill Heath .... post-production executive (28 episodes, 1966-1967)
 
Series Music Department
Alexander Courage .... composer: theme music / conductor (79 episodes, 1966-1969)
Jim Henrikson .... music editor (39 episodes, 1967-1968)
Julian Davidson .... music coordinator (29 episodes, 1966-1967)
Wilbur Hatch .... music consultant (29 episodes, 1966-1967)
Fred Steiner .... composer: additional music / conductor / ... (25 episodes, 1966-1969)
Richard Lapham .... music editor (24 episodes, 1968-1969)
Robert H. Raff .... music editor (15 episodes, 1966-1967)
Gerald Fried .... conductor / composer: additional music (9 episodes, 1966-1968)
George Duning .... conductor / composer: additional music (8 episodes, 1967-1969)
Sol Kaplan .... composer: additional music / conductor (6 episodes, 1966-1968)
Jerry Fielding .... conductor / composer: additional music (2 episodes, 1967-1968)
 
Series Other crew
Frank da Vinci .... stand-in: Leonard Nimoy (78 episodes, 1966-1969)
George Rutter .... script supervisor (76 episodes, 1966-1969)
Bill Blackburn .... stand-in: DeForest Kelley (75 episodes, 1966-1969)
Jeannie Malone .... stand-in: female guest star / stand-in: Grace Lee Whitney and female guest star (66 episodes, 1966-1969)
Eddie Paskey .... stand-in: William Shatner (62 episodes, 1966-1968)
Roger Holloway .... stand-in: James Doohan and male guest star / stand-in: William Shatner (50 episodes, 1967-1969)
Edward K. Milkis .... assistant: producer (49 episodes, 1966-1968)
D.C. Fontana .... script consultant (31 episodes, 1967-1968)
Douglas S. Cramer .... executive vice president in charge of production (24 episodes, 1968-1969)
Arthur H. Singer .... story consultant (24 episodes, 1968-1969)
Steven W. Carabatsos .... script consultant (11 episodes, 1966-1967)
Billy Vernon .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 1967)

John D.F. Black .... story editor (unknown episodes)
 

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Also Known As:
"Star Trek: TOS" - USA (promotional abbreviation)
"Star Trek: The Original Series" - USA (informal title)
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Runtime:
4050 min | 50 min (79 episodes)
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Color (Technicolor)
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Mono | DTS (re-mastered version) | Dolby Digital (re-mastered version)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G (some episodes) | Australia:PG (some episodes) | Brazil:Livre (Season 1) | Brazil:12 (season 2 and 3) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Canada:PG (TV rating) | Finland:K-18 (2006) (DVD) (self applied) | Germany:16 (one episode) | Germany:6 (some epiosodes) | Germany:12 (some episodes) | Singapore:PG | UK:PG (some episodes) | UK:U (some episodes)

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Recently, James Doohan's son attempted to purchase a life-sized wax replica of his father at a Hollywood wax museum auction, but was outbid by an unidentified fan.See more »
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Continuity: The color of a phaser beam depends on the weapon's setting ("stun" or "kill") but the colors are inconsistent between episodes.See more »
Quotes:
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75 out of 79 people found the following review useful.
Where None Have Gone Since '69, 22 July 2005
Author: Bogmeister from United States

The original Trek series established, within it's brief 3-year span, the panorama of an ever-expanding Federation of planets & civilizations, of which Earth was, in the 23rd century, a founding member (tho the audience never saw Earth during this run, except in time travel stories back to our 20th century). This series also presented mankind as, first & foremost, explorers, embodied by the trio of dynamic captain James T. Kirk (Shatner), his number two, science officer Spock (Nimoy) and irascible but kindly Dr.McCoy (Kelley) - but Spock was, of course, an alien (a Vulcan), an example of the alliances Earth held with many extraterrestrial races. They operated from a magnificent starship, Enterprise (one of several such ships in Starfleet), with a crew of about 400. Creator Roddenberry used the series as a platform to address many social & political concerns of the time. The general consensus of most familiar with the show is that the 1st & 2nd years were superior; the 3rd suffered in the writing & budget dept's.

The best episodes: "City on the Edge of Forever"-Kirk almost sacrifices Earth's history for the love of a woman. Almost, and he might've done so had he known her a little longer; "Mirror,Mirror"-4 members of the crew switch places with their counterparts in a parallel universe, where the Federation is a hostile Empire; "Space Seed"-the crew awaken Khan, an old-time conqueror boosted by eugenics, who returned in the 2nd Trek film("The Wrath of Khan"); "Arena"-Kirk battles a lizardian captain of an unfriendly race on a desolate asteroid; "The Naked Time"-the crew lose their inhibitions, back when this was original; "This Side of Paradise"-another one with everyone affected emotionally and forgetting their mission; "The Trouble With Tribbles"-hugely entertaining romp on a space station; "Shore Leave"-another romp on a weird planet; "Journey to Babel"-Enterprise hosts ambassadors, Spock's parents included, dealing with intrigue & politics; "Where No Man Has Gone Before"-the 2nd pilot which green-lit the series and the 1st with normal humans acquiring godlike powers; "The Enemy Within"-examines duality of human nature; "The Doomsday Machine"-space epic about a huge alien weapon destroying planets; "Amok Time"-detailed look into Vulcan customs; "Balance of Terror"-warships testing each other in space,introducing the aggressive Romulan race; "What Are Little Girls Made Of?"-answering all questions on androids; and "The Devil in the Dark"-which shows you cannot judge monsters by appearance.

As the list above demonstrates, all the concepts we have come to know in later films and series (Next Generation,Deep Space 9,Voyager) were laid out just fine in the late '60s by some inventive writing (the first film to follow this, for example, merely reworked the episode "The Changeling" with a $50 million budget). The 2nd season also ended with a pilot for an unrealized spin-off "Assignment:Earth" which would have focused on human agent of aliens 'Gary-7' in the present day. It was back then, also, that omnipotent beings, such as "The Squire of Gothos" and the Organians ("Errand of Mercy"-which introduced Klingons) popped up to work miracles. The final 3rd season show ended things on a hysterical note as Kirk's body was taken over by an unbalanced woman - quite unPC these days but nonetheless intriguing & entertaining. The series was followed 4 years later by an animated version, which took place during the same mission. Finally, I'm still struck, or starstruck, by how, after all this time, it was this show that convinced me we really were on a huge ship traveling in space - more so than the later sophisticated shows (TNG) or the movies. Yes, the original is still the best, and it's easy to see why.

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