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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 & 14 nominations See more »
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Cast

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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 / women's costumer (3 episodes, 1967-1986)
 
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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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Star Trek: TOS" - USA (promotional abbreviation)
"Star Trek: The Original Series" - USA (informal title)
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Runtime:
50 min (79 episodes)
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
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Sound Mix:
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)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The episode "Star Trek: Who Mourns for Adonais? (#2.2)" (1967) was the very first episode to feature all seven members of the original cast - including Walter Koenig (Chekov) who was the last to join the cast at the very beginning of Season 2.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: Numerous instances where Kirk orders phasers fired, but the animation is that of the photon torpedoes.See more »
Quotes:
Capt. Kirk:You'd make a splendid computer, Mr Spock. Spock
Spock:[taken aback] That is very kind of you, Captain!
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29 out of 50 people found the following review useful.
Like Forbidden Planet, a Most-Copied Masterpiece; Still the Standard in Sci-Fi, 3 September 2005
Author: silverscreen888

The science fiction series "Star Trek", called TOS (The Original Series) since its 1966-1969 three-season run on NBC-TV because there have been four other "Star Trek" series, has been made the biggest success of any re-run series in television history. Its re-run profits have been misused, in my view, by those who had nothing to do with the series' creation to set up the Fox Networl; in addition, novels of an authorized and of independent versions have been allowed to be published, many products have been created and sold, ranging from die-cut models to calendars, and a series of more than half-a dozen films have been made as features. But the nature of the series I argue has neither been understood not defined sufficiently in all the decades since its too-early demise and astonishing later career. The series was the product of an intelligent republican postmodernist; his central character for a 2200's starship-based series of adventure was an Iowa born activist named James Tiberius Kirk. Roddenberry's characters talked about individual development but generally confuted emergency ethics (altruism) with real-space-time ethics; and more than a dozen times, his central character was involved in actions a starship captain should not have assigned himself to carry out. The series' main creator, Gene Roddenberry, despite being a veteran both of military and police department experience, also frequently neglected or somewhat mishandled virtually all the details of physical importance to such a series--such as ship's equipment, duty assignments, defensive formations, weaponry, computers, transport, language and translation, color-coding, insigniae, Academy training, shipboard relief procedures etc.... Yet in spite of thee secondary omissions, the story-lines and plots were so strong in idea-level that above 50+ of 79 episodes in my estimation as a writer were above- average dramatic or comedic efforts, A look at the roster of writers and directors employed on "Star Trek" will demonstrate one reason why the show was so lively, emotionally-positive and dramatically compelling. Fine directors were used a number of times; in season two, Marc Daniels shared duties with Joseph Pevney; Vincent Mceveety, Gerd Oswald, Michael O'Herlihy, Gene Nelson, Ralph Senensky, Marvin Chomsky, Robert Sparr and others provided their talents. Writers also contributed story ideas or scripts in more than one case each , such as Jean Lisette Aroeste, Jerome Bixby, Margaret Armen, John D.F. Black, Robert Bloch and Theodore Sturgeon for example. And the series' head writers included Black, D.C. Fontana, Gene Coon, Stephen Carabatsos and Roddenberry. The famous cast was comprised Canadian William Shatner as Kirk, Lonard Nimoy as the half-alien pointed-eared 1st Officer, Spock, Georgia-born De Forest Kelley as the ship's doctor, McCoy, Candian James Doohan as Montgomery Scott, Chief Engineer, George Takei as Lt. Sulu, singer-dancer Nichelle Nichols as Uhura, and Majel Barrett as Nurse Christine Chapel. In pursuit of verisimilitude and an allegorical relationship to the Cold War 1960s, Roddenberry oversaw the elaboration of the Klingon race of aliens, stand-in for Communists, the Vulcan allies, stand-in for the British, and the Romulans, a Vulcan offshoot who were stand-ins for the Germans and Chinese. There are so many important story ideas on "Star Trek" TOS, especially when the series is compared to mere adventure programs of the same period, it is difficult to discern a pattern or to nominate the most worthy, separating the plot from its produced episode. The strongest included "Return to Tomorrow", "City On the Edge of Forever", "Balance of Terror", "This Side of Paradise", "Bread and Circuses", "Mirror, Mirror", "A Piece of the Action", "The Cloud Minders", "All Our Yesterdays", "Mudd's Women", "A Taste of Armageddon" and "The Enemy Within". Recurring themes included god-machines, the power and mystery of sex, humans' ingenuity, the need for self-discipline, the dangers of superhuman powers, the need for a government of sane people, the limits of logic and the problems of emotional extremity, loyalty to a charismatic leader, etc. If Spock was Eliot Ness in alien makeup, a normative human, the rest as depicted came across as promising humans with minor flaws that only got in their way under extreme circumstances. This was a show about the Federation--the flawed U.S. bureaucracy, and Starfleet Command-- the US Air Force and Navy, with details of the civilization of the future kept intentionally vague under such notions as "speaking basic English', the Prime Directive of non-interference being in force and the crew never visiting Earth, etc;, Yhe really questionable elements of the show were the universal translator device, the molecular-disassembly and reassembly "transporter" device and the mysterious "energy shields". But in spite of technical lapses and postmodernist philosophy, the viewers responded to the series' many positive elements--the multiracial crew getting along and functioning bravely under adverse circumstances, the exciting plots, and the sense of a human future of all-but-unlimited potential-- qualities very often entirely missing from other series of the same era. Many of the series' episodes are worth viewing, by my lights as a writer, many times over. That is the series' legacy, I suggest--that it spoke for hope, tolerance and self-assertion, albeit imperfectly, at a time when angst and doubt were all-but-universal on the fictional screens of the United States.

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