Despite Star trek's humble beginnings, this show have changed tv in ways that we never could have imagined. this show is a classic. it predates star wars and the spirit of this show transcends generations. The worldwide phenomenon of star trek really changed so much of how a sci fi show will look like. Capt. Kirk and Capt. spoke are very iconic characters. They are legends. No show comes close to Star Trek the original. It's a really great show. It's a perfect show for the whole family. When I watch episodes of this show on dvd, it looks dated, but it still looks good.