Star Trek

Season 1 Episode 3

Where No Man Has Gone Before

Aired Unknown Sep 22, 1966 on NBC

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  • The second pilot for the series

    "Where No Man Has Gone Before" is an important episode of STAR TREK, as it established the type of plot where ordinary humans acquire super-powers and threaten the universe. This is a direct contrast to the comic-book version of this plot where ordinary humans get super-powers and become crime fighters.

    Rejected as the second pilot for the series by studio execs, because it didn't deliver on Roddenberry's promise of stories based on alien planets (much of the action happens on board the Enterprise), this segment was aired right after "Charlie X" in which, yep, an ordinary human gets super-powers and becomes a threat to the universe.

    Still it's an interesting story and does a good job of establishing the format of what would be one of the most influential shows on TV. And it's enertaining to see an early prototype Spock complete with heavy sweater and heavier eyebrows ...