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50 years ago today



...the 1st episode of the iconic TV series Star Trek aired on NBC on September 8th 1966 ("The Man Trap"). An iconic culture was born. Resistance is futile.

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egg_shell
Sep. 8th, 2016 09:58 am (UTC)
Back in 1966 I was doing other things and didn't jump into the Star Trek watchers camp. But recently I started to get the Netflix dvd's and am enjoying watching them . Just watched The Man Trap last week. It was very dated but fun to watch.
med_cat
Sep. 9th, 2016 08:20 am (UTC)
As you say, the ST:TOS _is_ rather dated but still quite fun to watch--the interactions between the crew members make it worthwhile...;)
debriswoman
Sep. 8th, 2016 07:11 pm (UTC)
Now I feel old:-p
med_cat
Sep. 9th, 2016 08:21 am (UTC)
;)
lindahoyland
Sep. 8th, 2016 09:20 pm (UTC)
I love Star Trek.
med_cat
Sep. 9th, 2016 08:21 am (UTC)
It was ahead of its time, in so many ways ;)
elenbarathi
Sep. 9th, 2016 12:23 am (UTC)
Woohoo, huzzah! I'll never forget that night! The salt monster scared the willies out of me! I was 9 years old; had just started 4th grade in New Jersey after moving from California that summer - it was a whole new world for me. I had no faintest premonition of how drastically Star Trek was to shape my whole world-view, or all the ways in which it was to influence the entire rest of my life.

I can't even imagine who I'd have been if Star Trek had not been.

supergee posted this link yesterday; it rocks:

This Is Our Work: What Star Trek Asks of Us

Live long and prosper! ^^
med_cat
Sep. 9th, 2016 08:22 am (UTC)
Oh wow, how neat to have watched it when it first came out ;)

And yes, that is a great article supergee has posted; he really does find the most amazing essays, etc.
duathir
Sep. 9th, 2016 05:41 pm (UTC)
It was a great influence on all of us.
med_cat
Sep. 10th, 2016 02:35 am (UTC)
Indeed.
rose0mary
Sep. 9th, 2016 12:23 am (UTC)
Resistance may be futile, but the Borg weren't introduced until the third (or forth, I forget which year exactly) of ST:TNG.

Been watching some of the first (ST:OS) TV-series for a while now - trying to rediscover what I missed (cause I was born way to late to see Captain Kirk and his five-year-mission when it first aired). Some of the episodes are better than the ST books ... some of the books are better than a few episodes.

THank you for telling us about this milestone! (I do miss the actors who played the characters, even though I never met any in person.)
med_cat
Sep. 9th, 2016 08:23 am (UTC)
Quite so re: Borg; the statement was from someone else ;) I just thought it amusing.

Agreed re: episodes and books.

You're most welcome! And yes, some very interesting people played the characters; I'd enjoyed Leonard Nimoy's "I am Spock" book and a bio I'd read of DeForest Kelley :)
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