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Star Trek: Season 1: Episode 0 -- Captain Pike and his crew are lured to Talos IV by a race capable of creating powerful illusions.

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Writer:
Gene Roddenberry (created by)
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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3
Release Date:
8 September 1966 (USA) See more »
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 »
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Awards:
Nominated for 13 Primetime Emmys. Another 7 wins & 17 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
The magic was in the interaction between the characters. See more (151 total) »

Cast

 (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)
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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)
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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Runtime:
50 min (79 episodes)
Country:
Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
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)

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Trivia:
The images displayed during the end credits of the show tended to follow a specific format. The first image was either an external shot of the Enterprise in space or in orbit of a planet (Seasons 1 and 2) or a shot of the Melkotian head from "Star Trek: Spectre of the Gun (#3.6)" (1968) (Season 3). The second image was often a specific scene from that particular episode aired, while the rest of the images up until the final one were various images from random episodes. And finally the final image at the end of the credits would be either a shot of the Orion slave girl (from "Star Trek: The Cage (#1.0)" (1986)) during Season 1, a shot of Big Balok (from "Star Trek: The Corbomite Maneuver (#1.10)" (1966)) during Season 2, and a simple space shot for Season 3. Also worth mentioning is that the Opening and Closing credits text for Seasons 1 and 2 were yellow, while the text for Season 3 was light blue.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Spock (Leonard Nimoy) holds the rank of Commander based on the rank stripes on his uniform (two solid gold bands), however there are several times throughout the series where he is referred to as Lieutenant Commander. However a Lieutenant Commander's rank stripes consist of one solid gold band and one dashed/segmented band.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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Da Vinci Load (2006/I) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
ThemeSee more »

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46 out of 48 people found the following review useful.
The magic was in the interaction between the characters., 25 November 2003
Author: Curt Kurschus (whitikau) from Auckland, New Zealand

I have loved Star Trek since I first watched it as a child. However, the series which followed - Star Trek: TNG, Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and Star Trek: Enterprise - although generally still entertaining, seem to me to have left out the element which made the original series so special. Namely, the interaction between the characters, particularly Spock, Jim, and Bones.

So well written, and generally well acted.

With Bones (Dr Leonard H McCoy) being the opposite to Spock in terms of personality, so that the two of them always found something to argue about. Jim (Captain James T Kirk) in the middle, as a referee, displaying faults and strengths taken from both extremes. Extremes in the sense of McCoy being a very caring, compassionate, yet also highly emotional character. Representative of humanity, perhaps. Spock, the dry, cold, logical, emotionless Vulcan. Jim "a man of deep feelings", as Spock once said, yet also no stranger to thorough analysis of whatever situation the crew found themselves in. Bones seeking always to heal, to return everybody he met (whether friend or foe, human or otherwise) to as close to perfect health as possible. Frustrated by the fact that he (Bones) could not fully understand, for example, Spock's Vulcan anatomy. All three of them the closest friends. All three displaying unwavering loyalty toward each other - even though Spock would have found the suggestion of his displaying such a human quality to be insulting.

The dynamics involved, the interaction, led to brilliant moments of humour. A science fiction programme to be not only enjoyed for the imaginative stories and the themes, but also for the humour, for the humanity.

Which is not to suggest that the other characters were in any way second rate. Scotty's loyalty and his supreme confidence in his engineering abilities, Chekov's almost adolescent playfulness and humour, Sulu's loyalty, honour, and physical prowess, Uhura's dedication to duty and femininity in a masculine world, all added important and welcome elements to what I still consider to be the best science fiction television series ever.

The special effects were often laughable, the sets cheap and often reused, but the humanity, the character interaction, the stories, imagination, the brilliant writing... all added up to something very special indeed.

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