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Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the Starship Enterprise explore the Galaxy and defend the United Federation of Planets. Full summary »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 13 of 109)

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)
Bill Blackburn ... Lt. Hadley / ... (67 episodes, 1966-1969)

James Doohan ... Scott / ... (66 episodes, 1966-1969)
Eddie Paskey ... Lt. Leslie / ... (60 episodes, 1966-1968)
Frank da Vinci ... Lt. Brent / ... (53 episodes, 1966-1969)

George Takei ... Sulu / ... (52 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)

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)
Michael A. Jones .... electrician (7 episodes, 1967)
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 / hand double: Michael Strong / ... (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 / ... (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)
Ron Veto .... archive film footage (10 episodes, 1966-1969)
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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50 min (79 episodes)
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono | DTS (re-mastered version) | Dolby Digital (re-mastered version)
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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Each starship and starbase had its own insignia, which was worn on the left breast of the uniform. The Enterprise's insignia was the now well known arrowhead shape. The boomerang shape from the side of the ship was the starfleet command insignia.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): The Star Trek Universe is inconsistent in its use of measurement standards. In "Star Trek: Obsession (#2.13)" (1967), Ensign Garrovick describes a gaseous creature as being "several cubic meters" in size, but his distance as "about twenty feet away". These discrepancies continue through all the Star Trek series and movies.See more »
Capt. Kirk:All right, you mutinous, disloyal, computerized half-breed. We'll see about you deserting my ship.
Spock:The term "half-breed" is somewhat applicable, but "computerized" is inaccurate. A machine can be computerized, not a man.
Capt. Kirk:What makes you think you're a man? You're an overgrown jackrabbit. An elf with a hyperactive thyroid.
Spock:Jim, I don't understand...
Capt. Kirk:Of course you don't understand. You don't have the brains to understand. All you have is printed circuits.
Spock:Captain, if you will excuse me.
[Tries to activate the transporter]
Capt. Kirk:[blocks Spock's way and interupts] What can you expect from a simpering, devil-eared freak whose father was a computer and his mother an encyclopedia.
Spock:My mother was a teacher. My father an ambassador.
Capt. Kirk:Your father was a computer, like his son. An ambassador from a planet of traitors. The Vulcan never lived who had an ounce of integrity...
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20 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
A Landmark for Mainstream Science Fiction, 4 June 2007
Author: mstomaso from Vulcan

Commonly known as "The Original Series", those of us engaged in an unhealthy obsession with Star Trek refer to it as TOS. TOS, began under the creative influence of Gene Roddenberry, with a brilliant,complex and intellectual pilot known as The Cage. The Cage proved to be too much for network TV. The first pilot was about as complex as a few episodes of Twin Peaks and almost as edgy. Plus it included a woman in a command position (Majel Barret or Majel Leigh Hudec, who later married Gene Roddenberry and eventually became Nurse/Dr. Christine Chapel, the voice of most of Star Trek's computers and Deanna Troi's mom in the Next Generation). The only major character who was consistent between The Cage and TOS was Spock (Leonard Nimoy's half-Vulcan science officer).

Roddenberry and his collaborators did not lose hope, and took the advice of the networks seriously - shooting a second pilot with William Shatner replacing Jeffrey Hunter as the captain. The second pilot was later recycled as the episode "Where No Man Has Gone Before". The first, was reused and retold in the great two part episode "The Menagerie".

To put it simply, TOS revolved around three main characters and a strong supporting cast. The three principal cast members were Captain James T Kirk (William Shatner, who previously made a major mark in Roger Corman's excellent "The Intruder") - an intelligent, courageous, humanitarian and righteous leader with an occasional tendency to bend the rules in order to get positive results; Mr. Spock (Nimoy)- Kirk's first officer and scientist, a brilliant half-human, half-Vulcan male who can calculate complex math in his head and see the logical path in any situation; and Dr. McCoy (veteran character actor Deforest Kelley)- a crusty, likable southern gentleman and expert surgeon.

Women and non-whites were better represented in positions of respect in this show than most of what appeared on TV before it, and the show presented through demonstration (as opposed to rhetoric) an earth which was united, interested in diversity, and rationally governed by an interplanetary Federation founded by humans and their Vulcan allies.

One of my favorite and most memorable Star Trek memories is when I learned the story of how the great Whoopie Goldburg was inspired by seeing a black woman (Lt Uhura, Nichelle Nichols) in a position of power on the bridge of the Enterprise, and even more inspired by the fact that a black woman was acting in a respectable major supporting role on a network TV show! Whoopie was apparently so indebted to TOS that she all but volunteered to play the important recurring role of Guinan in The Next Generation. It is also great to learn of the many members of NASA who cite TOS as one of their major career influences.

The world of TOS is, of course, not the world we live in, but rather a world in which humankind has a bright future and the possibility of living to our highest potential as explorers, scientists, and enlightened beings. Yet, despite the hope represented in this future, TOS' characters face many of the same problems we face today - prejudice (Devil in the Dark, Errand of Mercy, Enemy Within, others), militarism (Errand of Mercy, Balance of Power, etc); the conflict between self and society (City on the Edge of Forever, etc); technological advance and social change (Ultimate Computer, The Changeling, etc); Cultural conflict (almost every episode, but especially Amok Time, The Tholian Web, Journey to Babel, The Corbomite Maneouver) and religion (many episodes, especially Who Mourns for Adonais, Amok Time and The Squire of Gothos).

In creating this expansive and ever-expanding universe, the creators of TOS provided ample territory for allegoric examination of contemporary problems,without privileging any particular political or philosophical tradition over another.

TOS featured generally good writing (though not as consistently good as that of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), wildly experimental plots, consistent characterization, and a moderate and very well-used budget. The special effects are dated, and are really just adequate to convey the meaning, but unlike a lot of contemporary sci-fi, the stories, characters, acting and directing overshadow the special effects completely - rendering them somewhat irrelevant.

The show's great themes, and the entertaining way in which is explores them has changed the mainstream approach to science fiction in more than just the television medium. TOS took itself seriously, and attempted to create serious drama seasoned with occasional humor, and more than its fair share of humanism and romance. Like the show, the characters were well imagined, well-developed, and intelligent. The starship Enterprise - also wonderfully detailed - did not carry any ballast in its crew. The crew showed many different kinds of people working together - united only by the desire to explore and learn, by rationality and discipline, and by a sense of purpose far higher than simple self-interest.

What an inspiring vision of human life.

As German pop musician Nena once said "We are all a Captain Kirk" -

...well.... maybe some day.

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