These Are The Voyages

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  1. VideoPrince Force Ghost

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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 Jedi Grand Master

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    =D=

    Live Long & Prosper

    ~Doc_Bev
    (aka Dr. Beverly Crusher)
  3. BobaChris12 NE RSA & Buffalo, NY CR

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  4. Mother_of_the_Twins Force Ghost

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    Is that Klingon?

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

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  6. JediXXL Force Ghost

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    Tribbles? They're everywhere, as far as the eye can see...
  7. BobaChris12 NE RSA & Buffalo, NY CR

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    ;)
  8. DarthMayer Jedi Master

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    Borgs are sweet!

    LLAP
  9. myhale99 Force Ghost

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  10. Solo42986 Force Ghost

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  11. VideoPrince Force Ghost

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    "raised eyebrow"

    Sounds like people are doing their T'ealc impersonations.

    Indeed.
  12. Solo42986 Force Ghost

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  13. Mother_of_the_Twins Force Ghost

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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 Force Ghost

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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 Force Ghost

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

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    Episode 50, Season 2: The Antiviral Medication Begins:D
  17. BigDanLevitan N.R. Vice President

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

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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 N.R. Vice President

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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 Jedi Knight

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

    The Menagerie
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  22. JediXXL Force Ghost

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

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

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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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