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In the 23rd Century, Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the USS Enterprise explore the galaxy and defend the United Federation of Planets.

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Leonard Nimoy ...  Mr. Spock / ... 80 episodes, 1966-1986
William Shatner ...  Capt. Kirk / ... 79 episodes, 1966-1969
DeForest Kelley ...  Dr. McCoy / ... 76 episodes, 1966-1969
Nichelle Nichols ...  Uhura / ... 70 episodes, 1966-1969
James Doohan ...  Scott / ... 66 episodes, 1966-1969
Eddie Paskey ...  Lt. Leslie / ... 60 episodes, 1966-1968
George Takei ...  Sulu / ... 52 episodes, 1966-1969
Walter Koenig ...  Chekov 36 episodes, 1967-1969
Majel Barrett ...  Nurse Chapel / ... 36 episodes, 1966-1986
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A 1960's sci-fi action adventure series set in the 23rd century based around the crew of the USS 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. Kirk's two best friends are Commander Spock (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. They along with a crew of approximately 430, including helmsman Lieutenant Hikaru Kato Sulu, navigator Ensign Pavel Andreievich Chekov, Officer Lieutenant Nyota Uhura, and chief engineer Lieutenant Commander Christopher Jorgensen "Scotty" Scott -- confront strange alien races, friendly and hostile alike, as they explore unknown ... Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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Boldly Go. Again. (2006 remasters tagline) See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 September 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Star Trek: TOS See more »

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Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

(79 episodes)

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Mono | DTS (re-mastered version)| Dolby Digital (re-mastered version)

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Color (Technicolor)

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4:3
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Trivia

The set for Spock's quarters is simply a redressed version of the set for Captain Kirk's. See more »

Goofs

Actors in the process of beaming in, will sometimes move before fully materialized. By the rules of transporting in the Star Trek Universe a person must remain still during transport to ensure that all of their molecules reassemble in the correct place. If a person moves before fully materialized, it could kill them. See more »

Quotes

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.
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Crazy Credits

Robert Lansing is the only guest star on this series to be billed at the top of the program - just after the episode's title - rather than in the end credits. After the words, "Assignment: Earth", came, "Guest Star Robert Lansing as Mister Seven." See more »

Alternate Versions

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Music credited to Alexander Courage, although it strongly resembles the main title music for 'Hollow Triumph (1948)' by Sol Kaplan
Sung by Loulie Jean Norman
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It really was the best
12 July 2002 | by zapdudeSee all my reviews

The best because when TOS was being produced, there WAS nothing else to compare it to.

To create Star Trek, an entire universe was created, and with the exception of occasional glitches, they remained consistent to that universe. I will agree with other reviews here in observing that the best part of TOS is that each episode stands alone. I never liked the "ongoing saga" aspect of TNG or DS9, and to a lesser extent, Voyager.

My personal favorites were "Wink of an Eye" and the one where Kirk gets hit on the head on a planet and lives like a Native American Indian, gets married, etc., is called Kirok, and at the end she dies. Oh, I also like the one where the transporter splits people into good and evil... that's great fun!

Just like other shows that I personally like, the best part is the sort of cartoon-like quality for each character. Each individual is strongly typed, you can usually predict how each character will react to a given situation. The writers merely needed to invent a situation, and the rest wrote itself.

This is a relic of the 60's, a way of behaving that nobody glorifies anymore. Nowadays, people constantly "reinvent" themselves. All of the characters in TNG changed over the years the show ran, their actions and reactions altered over time.

But Kirk is always Kirk, and Spock is always Spock, all of the TOS characters were so solid.


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