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Star Trek is 46 years old today
various | September 8, 2012

Posted on 09/08/2012 1:00:03 PM PDT by EveningStar

Star Trek: The Original Series (ST:TOS) debuted September 8, 1966 on NBC.

Who watched that telecast live?

Let's look around the Internet for "Trek" news:

Star Trek: The Original Series: The 10 greatest episodes

Star Trek's Sexy Femme Fatales Made Men Suffer

Star Trek: The Original Series' surprising role in US civil rights

Star Trek: The Original Series goes where The Flintstones has gone before

'Star Wars' versus 'Star Trek' technology: Let's settle this

'Star Trek: The Original Series': Where Is the Cast 46 Years After TV Premiere?

The above article left out Grace Lee Whitney (Yeoman Janice Rand), who was dropped from the series halfway through the first season.

'Star Trek: The Original Series' doodle best experienced on Google Chrome?

Star Trek an honour for Karl Urban

J.J. Abrams' 'Star Trek' Sequel Apparently Entitled 'Star Trek Into Darkness'


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Society; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: startrek

1 posted on 09/08/2012 1:00:11 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar; KevinDavis

we’re still waiting

:)


2 posted on 09/08/2012 1:05:46 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: EveningStar

Thank you O’ “Great Bird of the Galaxy”


3 posted on 09/08/2012 1:07:05 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: EveningStar
Star Date 46—the new BC and AD.
4 posted on 09/08/2012 1:12:43 PM PDT by Happy Rain ("Who needs Michelle? The MSM keep Obama satisfied.")
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To: EveningStar

5 posted on 09/08/2012 1:16:26 PM PDT by GregoTX (Federalist)
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To: GregoTX

6 posted on 09/08/2012 1:17:20 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: EveningStar

ST was on Friday nights, 10PM..and was almost cancelled after a few months. However, it was easy to tell that it was gonna be a huge hit. It was my sophmore year of college, and on Friday nights, my fraternity would have an open house...a few kegs, bags of chips, and girls from all over the city would drop in..However, at 10pm, the juke boxd was turned off, and we all sat/stood around watching ST on the tube..


7 posted on 09/08/2012 1:19:07 PM PDT by ken5050
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To: EveningStar

Great series. I own every season of every incarnation except for Deep Space Nine.


8 posted on 09/08/2012 1:19:37 PM PDT by I Drive Too Fast
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I used to get in trouble because I wanted to watch reruns of the 1st series instead of coming to the dinner table.

As an adult, I went to many ST conventions, eventually taking my child with me. We were privileged to meet James Doohan, Leonard Nimoy, Nichelle Nichols, Walter Koenig, George Takai, Mark Lenard and then many from STNG as well.

Back before the internet and even before many people had DVD players, going to the conventions was the only way to get your ST fix after the show had gone off the air.


9 posted on 09/08/2012 1:37:28 PM PDT by radiohead (Buy ammo, store food, pray for the Republic.)
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To: radiohead
Yeah, yeah, yeah James Doohan, Leonard Nimoy blah, blah, blah. But did you meet a Gorn?

10 posted on 09/08/2012 2:00:31 PM PDT by Krankor (Green-eyed lady, lovely lady, strolling slowly towards the sun)
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To: I Drive Too Fast

Great series. I own every season of every incarnation except for Deep Space Nine.

interesting. i think DS9 is the best of all of them. of course it still is behind BABYLON 5, FARSCAPE, and FIREFLY


11 posted on 09/08/2012 2:03:47 PM PDT by bravo whiskey (if the little things really annoy you, maybe it's because the big things are going well.)
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To: EveningStar

http://snltranscripts.jt.org/86/86hgetalife.phtml

You forgot the most important link...


12 posted on 09/08/2012 2:10:45 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: MrEdd

Thanks! :)


13 posted on 09/08/2012 2:15:47 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar
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14 posted on 09/08/2012 2:38:35 PM PDT by baddog 219
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To: EveningStar

I saw it. I was five years old, and the salt monster impressed me greatly.


15 posted on 09/08/2012 2:46:17 PM PDT by AceMineral (Will work for money.)
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To: ken5050

I was in jr. high. Friday was dance night, but at 10:00 everything came to a screeching halt as we all gathered ‘round the black and white t.v.


16 posted on 09/08/2012 2:48:27 PM PDT by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: bravo whiskey

Out of all of them, I would put DS9 as the best of all the incarnations after TOS.

As good as DS9 was, you are correct about it not being in the same league as B5, Farscape, and Firefly.


17 posted on 09/08/2012 2:52:07 PM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: MrEdd; All
I just found the video. :)
18 posted on 09/08/2012 2:52:46 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Nanu, nanu...or whatever.


19 posted on 09/08/2012 3:22:43 PM PDT by albie
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To: bravo whiskey
I also own every season of BABYLON 5 plus the movies. I own FIREFLY too plus Serenity. I loved Farscape, but haven't bought it yet.
20 posted on 09/08/2012 4:44:05 PM PDT by I Drive Too Fast
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To: dfwgator

21 posted on 09/08/2012 5:27:14 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (I need a good stiff drink. How 'bout you?)
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To: EveningStar

In retrospect the series was great for several reasons.

1) Mister Scott convinced an entire generation of nerds to become engineers. Seriously, he is given as their most popular reason for having studied engineering. Several of the gizmos designed for the show were inspiring enough to eventually be turned into real things.

2) Their sense of fashion was amazing, due to costume designer Bill Theiss, whose theory was “the degree to which a costume is considered sexy is directly proportional to how much it looks like it is about to fall off.” (Yes, he died of AIDS). They also had three talented hairstylists, and one of their designs was so unique it was named after the Star Trek character (Yeoman Rand). Even the men’s hairstyles, especially the sideburns, became popular.

3) They actually got some scripts from serious science fiction authors. Instead of just relying on typical Wagon Train type script hacks. This lent enough color to really make parts of the series unforgettable.


22 posted on 09/08/2012 6:19:21 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (DIY Bumper Sticker: "THREE TIMES,/ DEMOCRATS/ REJECTED GOD")
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To: EveningStar; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows; JoeProBono

I thought he died a few years back. Only 46?


23 posted on 09/08/2012 8:48:19 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The guy who was going to stop the rise of the oceans now can’t even fend off a few raindrops.)
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