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?