Star Trek

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  • Hello there I have wrote bad things about reality shows and this show is bad than any of that. Star Heck is boring to me,they talk like they are animetronic or something,and a slow dredful story line.Mixed with bad actors it makes a church sermon l

    Star Trek what are you a geeks dream or a nightmare for the real world?!Like I said story line is bad -2 points slow and painful acting -5 points.Bad actors -2 points what saves this show it has a stupid fan base wraped around It's itty bitty slime fingers!All and all it is a bad show full of dumb stupid stuff! Come on watch something better like Star Wars,it has a better story line! Show Simon out!
  • Yuk !

    It took me all of five minutes to watch this show. Star Wars really ruined for me as far as watching this show. It looked like a failed \\\\\\\"B\\\\\\\" movie. I mean c\\\\\\\'mon, how am I supposed to believe that the movement are actually talking place while watching a buncha people leaning from one side to another as if their ship is moving so fast they gotta hold on ?
    Gimme a break! (that\\\\\\\'s another show that sucked)

    Why would you wnat to sit around all day and watch the most boring,not even the slitest funny or interesting program is beyond me. What's so great about weird looking people walking around on a spaceship all day complaining about this that and the other.If you ask me i don't see why the show was made in the first place.Could somebody please tell me whats so interesting about this show ?
  • HAH!!!!! YOU NERDS!!! How old are you guys..50 somthin dont you have something better to do with your lives beside watch some dude named SPAk or whatevr

    This show is boring & discusting....
    I have seen commercials & they make me want to puke.
    For all those teens who are my age who watch this show, maybe you would have more friends if you watched whows that normal kids Laguan Beach, Smallville, The OC, etc....
    But no for some reason you just have to watch a boring tv show with a bunch of old guys who are old....yuk!
    And I am not some imature ditzy headed teenager who is completely shallow....I am intelligent & yes you can have an intelligent conversaion talking about the teen anx drama on Laguan Beach. So dont go thinkn that I am some popular, shallow, naive PREP...cus i am NOT!!!
  • Adored

    I literally spent hours with my Dad watching this, always think Captain Kirk was the bees knees. LOL.

    Those short trousers tight shirts are a real turn on, well used to be, if nothing else this show did give birth to just how many other shows?

    The scary thing is, the younger generation, such as 11 year olds have no idea who Spook is, that scares me.

  • A new TV series is due

    A new Star Trek TV series is due. It's PAST-due. Get Wil Wheaton to reprise his role as Wesley Crusher and, with whatever excuses are deemed necessary, have him had already gone back to the Academy. He is now captain of his own ship, a deep space explorer vessel, and is seeking new lifeforms, etc . . .

    Make it happen!!
  • Star Trek is probably one of the most influential television shows ever made. Kirk represents every world leader, Spock represents every man who ever had pointy ears and then there's Dr. MaCoy who represents the medical industry's aversion to HMO's.

    I like this show. I watched this show and as far as I am concerned they could make another movie with the original cast if only Bill Shatner could get down to a manageable weight. I mean how will one camera be able to capture him with one shot at that enormous size? Now I don't know about you but Leonard Nimoy is probably one of the sexiest men alive, even if he is 108-years-old. I'd jump his bones any day of the week and twice on Sunday. But I get the sneaking suspicion that he'd rather have Bones (Dr. McCoy) jump his bones than have me jump his bones. And I don't mean dog bones.
  • first ever sci fi show about crew travelling galaxy exploring in the name of the federation. Without lenord nimoy and deforst kelly this show would have sucked.

    A show bassed upon the original enterprise where the crew travels galaxy in name of the federation. It is filled with racism and steriotypical garbage ie the checkov but the superb acting of Lenord Nimoy AKA spock and deforst kelly AKA Mckoy this show would have stank. Do not make me have to talk about will shatner.
  • "hi all you trekies or trekers"

    I think this is a great classic cause it put dreams of outer space/or intersteller travel in my mind and other fans, i liked this show cause it was a way for me to dream about future technolagy and what it could be like!. do any of you fans agree and why???
  • HD DVD Review of the Original Series Season One written by Justin Sluss of

    Star Trek: The Original Series (Season One) - HD DVD Review

    4 out of 5 stars - The Show Itself (has an average rating of 8.6 on IMDb)
    3 1/2 out of 5 stars - Video Quality (1080p in AVC MPEG-4 on 10 discs)
    3 out of 5 stars - Audio Quality (Dolby TrueHD 5.1 / Digital Plus 2.0)
    4 out of 5 stars - Bonus Materials (include Picture-in-Picture & more)
    Rated: - NOT RATED
    Year: - 1967
    Length: - 24 hours 25 minutes
    Studio: - CBS / Paramount

    The Show Itself was a science fiction television show created by Gene Roddenberry. The first season of the show (29 episodes) originally aired from 1966 - 1967 on NBC. The show was considered extremely innovative and imaginative for it's time. "Star Trek" (The Original Series) told the story of a ship ("The Starship Enterprise"), it's Captain "James T. Kirk" (played by William Shatner), his second officer "Mr. Spock" (played Leonard Nimoy), the rest of his crew of over 400 and their "5 year mission to boldly go where no man has gone before." At the time of the show's conception space travel by NASA was really starting to bloom and the was definitely a growing interest in the space program from the general public. This show worked as a great device for doing such and went on to inspire many people to become astronauts or work for NASA. The technical term for a fan of the "Star Trek" series (and/or franchise) is called a "Trekkie." They're usually made out to be total nerds but you'd be surprised who actually likes these shows.

    The first season of the show (out of the entire three seasons that aired) included 29 episodes as mentioned before but they all really had a decent story to them individually. Almost all of these episodes appear to be well rated over at as I noticed while doing research for this Review. So this is definitely a great point in the show's history as far as good episodes (with good stories) goes. This series went on to inspire many "Star Trek" films and other shows. Shatner was in his acting prime back in these days, he had been doing episodes of Rod Serling's "Twilight Zone" that are classic themselves and then really established himself as "Captain Kirk" which made him pretty much an immortal icon to the sci-fi world.

    The original series really was brilliant in it's original form and this release has some controversial new "visual effects" improvements that some fans claim really alter the viewing experience way too much from it's original state. Yes this is a new version of this original show that is "like you've never seen or experienced it before" but is that a good thing? I'll begin to explain more about that later below. Overall this is a decent HD DVD release but does have a pretty high price tag to go with that 10 disc HD DVD Combo Format box set. I can only recommend this to fans of the show who aren't going to complain about the new restoration.

    Video Quality on this release is 1080p in AVC MPEG-4 which comes to you in a ten disc HD DVD Combo Format box set. The opposite side of each disc contains the standard definition DVD counter-part. At the time of writing this Review I'm not sure totally but I believe these are all HD-15's (15 gigabyte Single-Layered HD DVD's). This really comes as no surprise if so considering two things, first that the show is only in 1.33:1 (4:3 Fullscreen) aspect ratio and that each disc contains 3 (roughly hour-long) episodes. The video quality to be in the original aspect ratio that it aired on NBC in primarily 1966-1967 (for this season) is now really somewhat cool to behold with it's amount of detail present in this new High Def transfer. I will say it's a somewhat decent restoration but not the best, the whole process and video transfer could have been better. But I'll focus on the positive aspects of the video quality here like, the black levels are very solid and even the flesh tones come across somewhat nice. The color is definitely consistent but does seem a tad bit off to a degree. It doesn't seem to have the total right tone that shows did with the rich vibrant colors they did back in the late 60's when color was first being used on television shows.

    Yes there is an obvious amount of film grain and noise present throughout but it's to be expected with dated material such as this. I didn't find this bothersome, it in fact really helps try to keep the retro feel. That is somewhat despite all the new "visual effects improvements" they've added which don't really make for the best visual blend and I'll begin to explain why. Like I earlier mentioned, they took the original camera negatives of the show and remastered the video. They also went to a great extent of work with "state-of-the-art technology" to redo the show's visual effects (namely the show's intro with the external shots of the "Enterprise" and such) into an odd (but what they did try to make seamless) blend of computer animation and remastered video. The real problem is that the blend doesn't totally look right as the new computer animated scenes lack the film grain of the restored live-action portions of the show.

    I can honestly to a degree understand why "Trekkies" are going to be upset by this release but I think you should remember the phrase, "you can't please everyone" in a case such as this. I don't totally feel the blend of the restored original footage and new visual effects blend perfectly (especially in High Definition). I seriously doubt though we'll EVER see this show come to HD DVD in it's total original form. Be happy with what you get here, which if you're a real fan of the show I'm sure you will somewhat be pleased with this purchase (depending on how much you have to pay for it).

    Audio Quality on this release is in Dolby True HD 5.1 and Dolby Digital Plus 2.0 (two channel Mono). Honestly when you really begin to think about this "logically" as "Mr. Spock" would say, this probably wasn't the best material to try to put into a 5.1 mix. I'll now begin to explain why I believe so and why I actually prefer the Dolby Digital Plus 2.0 over the TrueHD 5.1 mix. First off, aside from the show's intro (with the newly re-recorded theme song) you're not going to notice any real large amount of dynamic range or rear channel presence hardly at all in the TrueHD 5.1 mix.

    However with the Dolby Digital Plus 2.0 track it comes through as really how it was intended to be heard. I just feel the 5.1 was an overkill here and don't see the need for it. Sure Star Trek's whole idea is about technology but that doesn't mean we have get a really only mediocre 5.1 mix as a result. Now perhaps in the future when I'm using a stereo receiver able to fully handle the TrueHD format I might say otherwise but until then I'll stick with the 2 channel Mono track and give this a "3 Star Rating" for audio quality.

    Bonus Materials * "Starflet Access" is an on-screen graphical interface (similar to Universal's "U-Control" in ways) that allows the viewer to access Picture-in-Picture video commentaries that feature comparisons of the original to the newly restored footage as well as interviews, episode specific trivia, an encyclopedia of sorts of "Star Trek" information and more. The only real complaint I have that is that this feature is only available on 7 of the 29 episodes included in Season One. The episodes that include "Starfleet Access" are listed below: "Where No Man Has Gone Before" "The Menagerie, Parts 1 & 2" "Balance of Terror" "The Galileo Seven" "Space Seed" "Errand of Mercy" Located on Disc 10 (Side A - HD DVD) you'll find the following bonus materials presented in 1080p High Def AVC MPEG-4 video with Dolby Digital Plus sound: "Spacelift: Transporting Trek into the 21st Century" (20 minutes) is a pretty decent documentary on the new visual effects used that are so controversial to the fan base of this show. This features interviews with folks like the Senior Vice President of CBS/Paramount (David Lafountaine), members of both the restoration and the visual effects processes. This gives you a nice behind-the-scenes look of how this release (controversial as it may be) came to be. The entire recording session of the newly re-orchestrated theme is included in this documentary. This is really worth checking out if you like the new "visual effects" version. "Billy Blackburn's Treasure Chest: Rare Home Movies and Special Memories" (13 minutes) is pretty self explanatory thanks to the subtitle except I guess it would help that you knew Billy was a regular "extra" on the show who usually ending up playing the navigator. He shares with you his experiences of being on the set and even shows us some of his old home movies he recorded while on the set. This proves to be pretty informative but nothing truly breakthrough. This is though definitely worth watching to fans of the show. "Interactive Enterprise Tour" is a computer animated 3D simulated model of the "Starship Enterprise" presented in High Def that allows the viewer to explore both the exterior and interior of the ship. Complete details, photos, audio recordings are present for each section of the ship. This is pretty impressive and totally worth checking out to fans of the show.

    - Review written by Justin Sluss
  • This is where it all began.

    Star Trek is the grandaddy of the sci-fi genre. With out it, this genre would not exist in the state that it does today.

    Even though the special effects are cheesy (let's not forget it was the late 60's) and there are some serious plot holes in some episodes. This is where sci-fi stopped being about space travel and aliens from other planets, and became a vehical for social and political commentary. Racism, sexism, and cold war were all subjects that were taken on by Capt. Kirk and the crew of the starship Enterprise. Besides what other sci-fi show or movie can say that they have a real space craft named for it.

    Love it or not Star Trek changed the face of sci-fi television forever.
  • Star Trek was the start of one of the largest franchises ever known.

    That said, the original series (TOS) was sometimes uneven and cheesy and certain episodes are nearly unwatchable (any episode featuring Harry Mudd comes to mind along with the Hippie episode about going to an Eden like planet that was turned out to be toxic). There were also excellent episodes like the one involving the Doomsday Machine and the one where they hunted a Romulan warbird that destroyed several outposts along the neutral zone. This series broke new ground and it was the 60s, so overall the series is a classic and so influential it has affected nearly every space/sci-fi series since; not to mention its influence on pop culture. The very fact it has spawned several series, 10 movies and countless imitators gives it a special place in TV history.

    My ranking of Star Trek Series:
    #1 - TNG (got better as time went on - ended very strong)
    #2 - DS9 (got much better as time went on - ended strong)
    #3 - TOS (rollercoaster, alot of ups and downs)
    #4 - Voyager (got better as time went on, but ending was abrupt and unsatifying)
    #5 - Enterprise - Event though it got way better in Season 3 and 4, bad casting of Archer really hurt. Prequels are almost always a BAD IDEA.
    #6 - Animated Series - The only series I dont care to every watch again. It just seemed cheap and poorly done. I dont like live action series done as cartoons in general.
  • Gene Rodenberry's Classic Star Trek series.

    In watching every episode of this original series of star trek several times I have grown to appreciate it and what it stood for more and more. The dialogue and what the idea of the future was i found to be quite hoaky from time to time.. It was way ahead of its time when it was first on the air, something most people didn't appreciate until years later when the cast appeared in the Movies that followed. Its a shame that their was only 3 years of this series, but at least we had the movies right? Definately a must see for anyone who wants to get involved in the Star Trek shows.
  • Classic is a term overused but is rightfully applied to Star Trek, as it will be viewed and studied as long as civilization endures.

    Star Trek is the television science fiction series which is remembered for the thought-provoking stories it told and remarkable characters it introduced, not for eye-popping special visual effects or rich orchestrations. It was highly varied, episodes ranged from Superior (City on the Edge of Forever) to Excellent (Elaan of Troyius) to Good (Return of the Archons) to Mediocre (all of the Earth-History-Parallel shows, in which Kirk & Spock land on planets inhabited by Nazis, Imperial Romans, Prohibition-Era mobsters) to the truly bad (Whom Gods Destroy). Generally speaking, the series started strong, excellent stories throughout the first and second seasons but deteriorated in the third. Despite the relatively small number of epsodes produced, redundancy appeared. Kirk talks at least three computers (Landru, M5, Nomad) into committing suicide. Kirk gets trapped in a mental hospital run by a madman twice. Silly stories toward the end of the series, Enterprise is hijacked to the planet Eden by interstellar hippies. Really groovy! No surprise that NBC executives pulled the plug after that one.

    But in Star Trek there is far more wheat (or quadro-triticale) than chaff. It gave us new insight on bigotry (Let That Be Your Last Battlefield), militarism (A Private Little War), the eternal class struggle (The Cloud Minders) without being too preachy. It showed the youth of forty years ago that physics and cosmology are fascinating. And it vainly tried to establish that television is not a vast wasteland inhabited only by doctors, cops and lawyers.

    Thanks, Lucy, for giving us Star Trek.


  • \"The Enterprise Incident:\" Under secret orders from Starfleet, Kirk and Spock beam aboard a Romulan vessel in order to steal top-secret technology.

    \"The Enterprise Incident\" was one of the most hilarious eps of the disappointing 3rd year! Kirk yelling, \"I\'ll kill you, you filthy traitor! I\'ll kill you!\" Some of the music was pretty expressive in this episode too. And the look on his face when he pretended Spock killed him. And of course it was kind of amusing when Kirk was surgically altered to look like a Romulan. Really all they had to do was shave his eyebrows and paint Romulan ones.

    I never understood why the Romulan cloaking device was never used by the Federation again if it worked so well in this episode on the Enterprise. I\'ll have to watch the whole thing again.
  • A Classic far ahead of its time.

    Star Trek TOS was a visionary show far ahead of its time. In spite of a pathetic budget and often laughable costumes and sets, this show created some of the best charactors in T.V history. Many of the stories are still regarded as incredible pieces of writing with engaging plots and with an almost Shakesperian approach and quality to every episode. It broke the rules of the day in many at the time taboo subjects and presented them in a way which gave people a new and better outlook of there presant situations and of situations yet to come. I sometimes wonder what it would have been like if the show had run longer or if it had been created with current special effects technology. but its usually better to just leave good works of art as they were made.
  • September 1966, watching the Premier of Star Trek, was the best Birthday present I had ever gotten that year. Even though our family, like most others at that time, only had Black & White TV sets. BUT I WAS HOOKED!!

    I just loved this show and I can even forgive some of the bad shows, especially season 3.
    The Characters were great. In deep space the mighty Starship ENTERPRISE along with its\' crew, Captain James Kirk, 1st Officer Spock & Dr. Leonard \"Bones\"McCoy were the trio who explored the universe in hand with a mix of multi- cultural explorers, for 1966 television this was cutting edge.
    Of course NBC execs\'did not beleive that the character,
    No. 1, a woman could be 2nd in command of a starship, so she was dropped after the pilot in order to keep the, Mr. Spock character.
    Today we would not even think twice about a woman being in charge of something like that. It is so common now with women holding positions in the fields of, Medicine, Law, Court Judges, Police, Fire, Construction, Science, Mayors, Senators, Congress, Military, Pilots as well as Commander of Naval Vessels.
    These execs had their heads stuck in the sand!
    Mr. Spock was on the chop block due to his satanic looks.
    Talk about bizzare!!
    The additional cast, Chief Engineer Scott was a Scottsman who was the miracle worker for the show.
    In todays work place, who would not want to be known as, \"A Miracle Worker\", the person that can make things happen and put things right.
    The Helmsman was, Lt. Sulu, an asian who was loyal, insightful, and dedicated to his ship.
    Communication was held down by Lt. Uhura, an intelligent, beautiful woman of African decent, she could also handle herself in a fight.
    Ensign Checkov of Russian heritage who was eager to please his Captain by always showing his best.
    Nurse Chapel, Majel Barrett who was No. 1, in the pilot episode, was Dr. McCoys assistant and in love with Mr. Spock.
    This show touched on stories that were hot button issues of the unstable 60\'s era and even reflect some of the current today\'s events, hidden in the realm of Science Fiction.
    It is amazing today, that the Star Trek devices concieved in a 1960\'s TV show have become commonplace today.
    Just sit back and enjoy the shows, especially season 1.
    Most of the special effects still hold up today.
    Some of the planet sets look cheesy but it was the 60s.
    It was nice to see, Star Trek Enterprise pay homage to the origional series durinig its\' 4th Season.
  • It's a show that I just can't see why any big sci-fi fan wouldn't like!

    This show was made before I was born, but I've seen so many reruns of the show throughout the time I've been around, since to this day, the show is still very popular and reruns are bound to be seen on so many different channels! So I first saw it when I was very young, and didn't really like it much then, but years later, I really started to enjoy it. This show is truly a classic, with lots of action, great story lines, and occasionally some pretty funny moments. It turned out to be a milestone in the history of television, which is the reason why it's still so popular after over thirty years. There's so much to like about this show.
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  • In the 60's Sci-fi was funky!

    Space the final Frontier!
    Watching the original Star Trek series after watching Voyager or The Next Generation (later seasons obviously)

    Your going to find Star Trek delightfully absurd,corny and funky, just listen to the Opening theme!

    A nice and enjoyable old 60's telivision show, and like many good shows, never went past a few seasons.
    the effects maybe corny and the acting exagerated.
    but the show has allot of morals and philosophical themes,
    This is a series i would advise to own on a DVD box set, i myself intend to.

    And i prefer the old special effects, but since the remastered DVD's have the original format as well, i see no reason not to get the best of both versions.
    If you have a TV service that includes Star Trek i advise you watch it, if your a fan of the new Star Trek or old Sci-fi you should love this show.
    I miss the days when it was on TV1 on the PayTV subscription service.
  • The DNA of every major science fiction show to follow it can be traced back to this audacious TV experiment, cancelled after 3 seasons due to low ratings, which is now the most spun-off series in history and the inspiration for countless sci-fi programs.

    Looking at the original Start Trek episodes today, one might wonder what all of the fuss was about: the special effects and costumes were often laughable; the stories could sometimes be overly sentimental and preachy; the acting was at times over-the-top and hammy. So how did this series become so popular that fans initiated an unprecedented letter writing campaign that brought the series back after NBC had threatened to cancel it at the end of the second season? Personally, there are numerous reasons why I will forever love the original Star Trek. for one thing, I was a teenager when the series originally aired. In those days, there was nothing like it anywhere. The production values and special effects were, believe it or not, advanced for that time. And the thinly veiled social commentary at the heart of most of the episodes appealed to me. I was encouraged by the optimism of Gene Rodenberry's vision of the future: radically different civilizations coexisting peacefully with each other; a multicultural crew aboard the Enterprise; the high ethical and moral standards of the Federation Code. The action sequences were thrilling, and, oh yeah- Uhura was HOT! Speaking of hot, so were many of the guest stars, who were often love interests for the ever-randy Captain Kirk, who would gladly romance any creature who was even remotely feminine, purple skin and all. The enduring success of the franchise bears out the universal appeal of the Star Trek premise. I like many of the spinoff series and most of the movies (The Wrath of Khan is my personal favorite) but the original series will always occupy a special place in my heart.
  • The template for future TV SF.

    What can be said here. Love it or hate it, this show changed Television as we knew it in the 60s. A fully interacial cast, racy stories for it's time, grand adventure.

    Every science fiction show since owes something to Star Trek....

    What truly works well was the show's ability to attract genuine sci fi writers to the show. This was something that the later Star Trek's lacked and it showed for most of those show's duration.

    The Granddaddy of TV Sci Fi.
  • Star Trek is a show ahead of it's time but behind in humor.

    Star Trek is a good show and i am safe to say that it is adaquet in many prospects exept for HUMOR. If it was overly suspenseful or even dramatic beyond reason like many Sci-Fi shows i could understand the lack of humor but to be honest it just dose'nt make sense why there isn't a joke here and there. i'm not saying make a sitcom but just throw in a joke somtimes even once and awhile here and there somwhere! its a good show but i cant seem to wrap my mind around the no humor prospect thats all.
  • Love it or loath it, you HAVE heard of Star Trek. For entertainment value it knocked my socks off ! Even before I'd removed my shoes !

    If the conversation in the pub turns to favorite shows, I'm the first to admit I wouldn't volunteer my preferred viewing.
    Star Trek is massivly uncool, attractive women are less likely to date you, the acting at times is cringe-makingly hammy and the decor to costumes oozes with the "Swinging Space 60's".
    How ever ... I find this most compelling ! 89 episodes were made and I would happily watch every one in succession. In fact, the more Kirks's hair slips forward, the more bizarre the storyline and brilliantly tackier an episode is, the even more I adore it.
    The joy viewing a episode after a long day at work, helps me to forget what a crummy day i've had!
  • space the final frontier, these are the vayagers of the starship enterprise, its ongoing missions, sto explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life forms and new civilisations, to boldly go where no man has gone before

    A great show which startred the sci fi reality and which has created new ideas of possible technology advancements
    the series kick started in the 60's and it shut down for unknown reasons, but frome there gene roddenberry started to make star trek movies, which out saw the original enterprise, to enterprise A and so on and so on.
  • Can it be? Star Trek TOS is 40 years old? That means I'm...

    It's rare when you can pin point your exact actions to an exact time and place years in the past. But that is what is happening right now. As I watch "The Man Trap", I can truthfully say I know where I was on this night, 40 years ago. I was sitting in front of our new color television set, September 8th, 1966, watching with great delite, a new series on NBC.

    I would go on to watch every single Star Trek episode through the season finale of Enterprise, plus all of the cartoons and feature films. Am I a fanatic? No, not by a long shot. But I sure was a fan. And still am.

    As to this episode now airing on TV Land in celebration of the 40th anniversary, it was one of my least favorite episodes originally and still is not at the top of my list. But as my brother in law would say, "It's good science fiction".

    And so Star Trek was, and is. It may not have set the ratings on fire in 1966, but it was good science fiction. And it's father to one of the most successful television and movie franchises in the history of entertainment.

    Long live Captain Kirk and the crews of the Enterprise.
  • Folks, nothing can beat the original show.

    Ok, so some of the special effects were really cheesy. But the plots had real drama in them, the acting, the eerie musical scores, even the love stories... all were extremely memorable. Aliens were not just cardboard cutout variations on a theme, all looking like actors wearing bad masks. Such contrivances were not needed. When the crew landed on a spooky planet and a strange creature with glowing eyes materialized in the fog and summoned them, a chill ran down your spine that you would not soon forget... Here we had some truly strange-looking beings that could be frightening, both in their appearance and in the powers they had... There were talking rock creatures, witches with powers of transmutation, rogue drones, vampire clouds, even a shootout at the OK Corral, mandated by a bizarre race of telepaths. Much historical and mythological material was often drawn upon, and at various times the crew encountered ancient Greek gods, Roman emperors, American Indians, hippies, mobsters, and even Abraham Lincoln... Sometimes you giggled a bit at the inevitable anachronisms. But you were never bored for a minute, and the sense of unfettered imagination and wonder, so lacking in today's rather sterile productions, was ever present.
  • The adventures of a spaceship and its crew while they explore the new frontier, the universe.

    Another of those shows that becomes a work of art because of popular demand. I like everything about this show, starting with the actors who are just perfect for their roles. The stories are also some of the best ever, involving much more than just giant aliens trying to eat everything that gets close to their tentacles. We also find a lot of issues that attack our society reflected in this series. That's probably the only thing that bothers me a little, the fact that some of the episodes quickly go from action to soap opera. Above all, this show opened the way for more science fiction on TV.
  • The multi-cultural, family-like inter-racial relationship of the Star Trek crew is what attracted me the most. I believe all of the famous crew survived their long voyage in space.

    An episode called the Doomsday Machine was frightening when the whooshing sound associated with the laser-like beam destroyed a planet. This giant planet killer looks like a mighty marble-stoned telescope roughly made. Luckily, an unfamiliar Star Trek man died inside the thing and snuffed it out. I have missed many episodes since I was a teenager. I'm glad I will see the re-mastered series in dvd. Now that new technology is making television more exciting, such as plasma and LCD. If Star Trek is re-mastered for blu-ray dvd, no doubt the series would look like it has been dramatized recently. The most hypnotic actor that stood out is pointy-eared Spock. His brilliant logic and low voice would make men, as well as women, fall in love with him. Without Spock, no one can survive in space where dangerous alien enemies are lurking. The Enterprise's circular control room with buzzing and whistling electronic controls seemed that the ship was very real. I don't remember any of the famous crew being killed in the series - who would?
  • The show that started it all. A true American classic and purveyor of American culture.

    What can be said that has not already been said about the original Star Trek series? From the chemistry between the actors to the visionary sets, with props that ultimately influenced the design and technology of the late 20th and early 21st centuries, to stories that can be viewed over and over and still be enjoyed... Star Trek had it all and captured the psyche of the time.

    This show would inevitably go on to spawn 10 films, 5 additional series with more than 650 additional episodes, hundreds of novels, and all sorts of related merchandise, propelling the franchise into a billion dollar industry.

    Within the series itself, there are a number of classic episodes like Balance of Terror, Journey to Babel, and Arena, that combine action, adventure, science fiction, and drama in order to convey a message that yes, humanity does not have to end in apocalypse as its future, but has limitless possibilities to explore itself and its surroundings in the great beyond.

    The main thing keeping this show from getting the perfect 10 was the producer switch-up during that 3rd season resulting in a loss of coherency and consistency to the characters in many of the episodes. However as a primer to the Trek universe, this series is a must-watch. And when done so critically from a dramatic standpoint, the viewer will find that it is not what the nay-sayers who never really watched it, claim, but managed an amazing feat in television storytelling.
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