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  1. VideoPrince

    VideoPrince North Ridge Treasurers / Diplomat star 4

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    History today.

    At 8:30 PM Eastern Standard Time on this date in 1966, STAR TREK premiered on NBC.
    SF, television and the world were altered forever.

    While some episodes have not aged well, you must remember overall what SF on television and in the movies was like 40 years ago to fully appreciate it's impact. Nobody took SF seriously, especially the competition on the dial (ABC's BATMAN and LOST IN SPACE on CBS). STAR TREK brought drama and a sense of optimism for the future to audiences. Only a few other TV shows could make that claim.

    The real success of STAR TREK was that people kept watching it long after it's 2 1/2 year network run of 79 episodes. This at a time when there was no on-demand, no TIVO, no cable guides or DVD boxed sets. You had to call or write and pester your local affiliates to pick up TREK in syndication. Fans at cons endlessly discussed not only the philisophical underpinnings and dramatic conflicts of the show, but it's at-the-time state-of-the-art special effects striving for credibility, and the merciless syndication cuts to make room for more commercials. Original Trek episodes were 4 acts, running almost 54 minutes of story, with a teaser, tag and credits. Compare to today's 42 minutes of actual show.

    And yes, without STAR TREK and it's long life in reruns, there certainly would not have been any STAR WARS. There is an apochryphal story about a meeting between George Lucas and TREK's Gene Roddenberry, shortly after Episode IV came out. George didn't know what to do about fans writing their own stories in fanzines, dressing up in costumes, and playing in his universe. Gene wisely told him, "Let them alone, and they'll make you rich beyond your wildest dreams of avarice."

    At the 10th Anniversary STAR WARS Creation Convention in Los Angeles (aka Celebration 0), Gene Roddenberry was on hand in person to congratulate George on the first 10 years of SW.

    So raise a glass of Saurian Brandy or Romulan Ale tonight, and tune in TVLand at 8:00 for the first ever aired TREK episode, and 3 other fan favorites and important milestones.

    As they used to say:

    Keep on Trekkin
    Live Long and Prosper.
     
  2. Doc_Bev

    Doc_Bev Jedi Knight star 5

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    =D=

    Live Long & Prosper

    ~Doc_Bev
    (aka Dr. Beverly Crusher)
     
  3. BobaChris12

    BobaChris12 NE RSA & North Ridge VP star 9 Manager

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    qoSlIj DatIvjaj !!!!
     
  4. Mother_of_the_Twins

    Mother_of_the_Twins Jedi Master star 5

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    Is that Klingon?

    LLAP, all. [face_peace]
     
  5. Qui-Gon_Tom

    Qui-Gon_Tom Jedi Youngling star 3

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    LLAP


    \\//_
     
  6. JediXXL

    JediXXL Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Tribbles? They're everywhere, as far as the eye can see...
     
  7. BobaChris12

    BobaChris12 NE RSA & North Ridge VP star 9 Manager

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    ;)
     
  8. DarthMayer

    DarthMayer Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Borgs are sweet!

    LLAP
     
  9. myhale99

    myhale99 Jedi Master star 4

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    Facinating. ;)
     
  10. Solo42986

    Solo42986 Jedi Master star 5

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    Indeed.
     
  11. VideoPrince

    VideoPrince North Ridge Treasurers / Diplomat star 4

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    "raised eyebrow"

    Sounds like people are doing their T'ealc impersonations.

    Indeed.
     
  12. Solo42986

    Solo42986 Jedi Master star 5

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  13. Mother_of_the_Twins

    Mother_of_the_Twins Jedi Master star 5

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    Anyone want to post their favorite ST episode?

    Mine is "The Doleman of Elaas" - France Nguyen was fantastic!
     
  14. Mother_of_the_Twins

    Mother_of_the_Twins Jedi Master star 5

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    Larry, thanks for bringing the re-mastered episode to the meeting. It was good to see it again.

    Think I feel a viewing of Tribbles coming on here...
     
  15. JediXXL

    JediXXL Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Epsiode 49, Season 2: A Piece of the Action
     
  16. DarthSinistre

    DarthSinistre Jedi Master star 2

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    Episode 50, Season 2: The Antiviral Medication Begins:D
     
  17. BigDanLevitan

    BigDanLevitan Jedi Master star 5

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    My favorite episode was the one with Captain Mudd I think the epidsode is titled I,Mudd
     
  18. VideoPrince

    VideoPrince North Ridge Treasurers / Diplomat star 4

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    Harry Mudd did 3 episodes -- 2 live action (I, Mudd and Mudd's Women) and 1 animated episode, voiced by Roger C Carmel (Mudd's Passion).
     
  19. BigDanLevitan

    BigDanLevitan Jedi Master star 5

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    My other favorites are the episode with the tribbles and the episode with Pike and Kahn,....even though I have the box sets it has been quite awhile since i've seen any original trek episodes. I am really big into Deep Space Nine and TNG, never got into voyager or enterprise
     
  20. Qui-Gon_Tom

    Qui-Gon_Tom Jedi Youngling star 3

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    IMO....(it changes regularly I might add)....

    The Menagerie
     
  21. RogueSquadronWingnut

    RogueSquadronWingnut Jedi Master star 4

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  22. JediXXL

    JediXXL Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Mudd was the man! Kept popping up all over like Bruce Campbell!
     
  23. JediXXL

    JediXXL Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Wasn't he also responsible for all of the Tribbles?
     
  24. myhale99

    myhale99 Jedi Master star 4

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    Yep.

    I don't have a favorite episode per say, but the episode with Sulu with the fencing sword was good.
    Spock fighting Kirk on Vulcan (can't remeber the episode name)
    Anything with Klingons.
    ST II: The Wrath of Khan
     
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