A 1960's science fiction action adventure series set in the twenty-third century based around the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise, representing the United Federation of Planets (including Earth) on a five-year mission in outer space to explore new worlds, seek new life and new civilizations, and to boldly go where no one has gone before. The Enterprise is commanded by handsome and brash Captain James Tiberius "Jim" Kirk (William Shatner). Kirk's two best friends are Commander Spock (Leonard Nimoy) (last name unpronounceable to humans) the ship's half-human/half-Vulcan Science Officer and First/Executive Officer (i.e. second-in-command) from the planet Vulcan, and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Leonard H. "Bones" McCoy (DeForest Kelley). They, along with a crew of approximately four hundred and thirty, including helmsman Lieutenant Hikaru Kato Sulu (George Takei), navigator Ensign Pavel Andreievich Chekov (Walter Koenig), communications officer Lieutenant Nyota Uhura (Nichelle Nichols), and ...Written by
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The set for Spock's quarters is simply a redressed version of the set for Captain Kirk's. See more »
Repeatedly throughout the series, it is stated that there are 430 personnel on board the Enterprise on any given mission. Due to the prohibitive cost of hiring multiple extras, the viewer rarely ever gets a sense that there are more than 15 or 20 people on board. See more »
All right, you mutinous, disloyal, computerized half-breed. We'll see about you deserting my ship.
The term "half-breed" is somewhat applicable, but "computerized" is inaccurate. A machine can be computerized, not a man.
What makes you think you're a man? You're an overgrown jackrabbit. An elf with a hyperactive thyroid.
Jim, I don't understand...
Of course you don't understand. You don't have the brains to understand. All you have is printed circuits.
Captain, if you will excuse me.
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On some episodes, the closing credits show a still that is actually from the Star Trek blooper reel. It is a close-up of stunt man Bill Blackburn who played an android in Star Trek: The Original Series: Return to Tomorrow (1968), removing his latex make up. In the reel, He is shown taking it off, while an off-screen voice says "You wanted show business, you got it!" See more »
A one-hour retrospective on Star Trek featuring Leonard Nimoy was produced in 1983 prior to production of Star Trek III. This videotaped special is often syndicated and shown in Canada as the 80th episode of "Star Trek" (1966). An edited version of the original pilot, "The Cage," was sometimes syndicated with the series in the 1990s, just before the Sci-Fi Channel obtained exclusive rights. See more »
One must remember that Star Trek was made as a for profit network TV. The amount of money and total lack of any computer aided special effects. Was the norm, it a call for innovation, creativity, thinking outside the box, in fact they did not even have a box. So remember 10 years before Star Wars, Ten years before the the first Apple Computer, during the Civil Rights movement, during the peak of the Viet Nam War, Before man had set foot on the surface of the moon, a man name Roddenberry had a vision to " Go where no man went before". Exploring social issues, with appearances by some of the days leading actors, and actresses. Star Trek in a way is a time warp of the mid 1960's. The styles and culture are mixed in series. Indian mysticism, invaded the series just like the white album. I believe the most diverse cast and characters in the history of TV. The one high tech aspect of the show is and was it was filmed in color when few people owned color TV's. Live long and prosper.
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