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Year:
Duration:
4050 min | 50 min (79 episodes)
Genres:
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
IMDB rate:
8.4
Awards:
Nominated for 13 Primetime Emmys. Another 7 wins & 16 nominations
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 1966-09-08
Filming Locations: Backlot, Desilu Studios - 9336 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, California, USA
Cast
Actor
Character
Sally Kellerman
Sally Kellerman
Star Trek
Glenn Corbett
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Gene Dynarski
Gene Dynarski
Star Trek
Diana Ewing
Diana Ewing
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Sabrina Scharf
Sabrina Scharf
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Louise Sorel
Louise Sorel
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Leonard Nimoy
Mr. Spock
William Shatner
Captain James T. Kirk
DeForest Kelley
Dr. McCoy
Nichelle Nichols
Uhura
James Doohan
Scott
Bill Blackburn
Lt. Hadley
Eddie Paskey
Lt. Leslie
Frank da Vinci
Lt. Brent
George Takei
Sulu
Jeannie Malone
Yeoman / ... (37 episodes, 1966-1969)
Walter Koenig
Chekov
Majel Barrett
Nurse Christine Chapel
Roger Holloway
Lt. Lemli
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Trivia
Chekov's middle name was Andreievich. Aside from Kirk, he was the only original series character whose middle name (or initial) was revealed.
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Captain Kirk's birthplace was established to be the state of Iowa, according to Gene Roddenberry in his book "The Making of Star Trek". Although an exact city was never established throughout the series, in 1985 the town of Riverside, Iowa officially proclaimed itself to be the "Future Birthplace of James T. Kirk". Steve Miller, a member of the Riverside City Council who had read Roddenberry's book, suggested to the council that Riverside should proclaim itself to be the future birthplace of Kirk. Miller's motion passed unanimously and the council later wrote to Roddenberry for his permission to be designated as the official birthplace of Kirk, to which Roddenberry agreed. The town is home to many Star Trek-related attractions, events and displays, including a replica of the USS Enterprise (named the USS Riverside), as well as plays host to the annual Riverside Trek Festival.
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This is the only "Star Trek" series not to feature regulars from any other. However, Diana Muldaur who appeared in Star Trek: Return to Tomorrow (1968) and Star Trek: Is There in Truth No Beauty? (1968) later played the character of Dr. Katharine Pulaski during Season Two of Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987). Although she appeared in almost every episode of the season, she was never considered a regular.
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Goofs
The deck locations for Kirk's Quarters, Sickbay and Transporter Room vary (usually between decks 4-7) throughout the series.
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In several episodes, the positions of people being beamed up/down change. For example, in Star Trek: Mirror, Mirror when the landing party is being beamed up, Kirk's arm is positioned down, then up as he starts to materialize the first time, then down again as he finally materializes.
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Spock (Leonard Nimoy) holds the rank of Commander based on the rank stripes on his uniform (two solid gold bands), however there are several times throughout the series where he is referred to as Lieutenant Commander. However a Lieutenant Commander's rank stripes consist of one solid gold band and one dashed/segmented band.
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Quotes
Capt. Kirk: Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its 5-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.
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James T. Kirk: Scotty, beam us up.
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Dr. McCoy: "He's dead, Jim."
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Faq
Q
Is it true that NBC execs originally objected to Mr. Spock having pointy ears?
A
Yes and according to the late Gene Roddenberry, in 1966 before the second Star Trek pilot, Where No Man Has Gone Before had aired. Network executives were concerned about Spock having pointy ears because the shape made him appear to look "too diabolical and Satanic looking." And along with their other request that the Enterprise not have a woman as second in command. And at the time actress Majel Barrett was dating Mr. Roddenberry so he was able to work out a comprise much to everybody's satisfaction. He said, "so I married the woman and kept the alien because I could not have done it the other way around."
Q
How were the Vulcan neck pinch and hand salute invented?
A
Both were made up on the set by Leonard Nimoy. In the script of "The Enemy Within" Spock disabled the duplicate Kirk by pistol whipping him. Nimoy felt that it would be too "savage" and unsuitable for such a logical individual as Spock. He asked the director if he could improvise his own idea. He said yes, and Nimoy choreographed the now-famous neck pinch with Shatner for the episode. The Vulcan hand salute was improvised by Nimoy on the set of "Amok Time." As a child, his religious Jewish parents often took Nimoy to the local synagogue where he had seen people making this hand gesture while saying prayers--a handsign done with both hands by the descendants of Aaron (called cohen, plural cohanim) when the congregation of a Jewish synagogue is being blessed with the "May the Lord bless you and keep you." This inspired Nimoy to create the Vulcan hand salute.
Q
What was William Shatner's next job after Star Trek's cancellation?
A
He worked in summer stock theater. In 1969 after learning of ST Trek: TOS's cancellation, Shatner was in somewhat of a dire financial situation due to his then wife's filing for divorce and being suddenly unemployed. He contacted his agent who got him work in summer stock theater for the next few months and he bought a used pickup truck with camper shell attached. The sudden reality of no income, bills, his impending divorce and being low on funds made him realize that he couldn't afford even economy style motels while working. He then set off driving to each and every location to work as a cast member in Some Like It Hot and the truck with camper shell actually paid off in the long run. He lived this way from memorial day weekend up through labor day weekend that year when his summer job ended. And from then on William Shatner was able to keep busy as an actor working steadily in various prime time television shows which paid well and he was able to stay afloat financially.
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Photos from cast
Sally Kellerman Alyce Andrece Chuck Courtney Gene Dynarski Diana Ewing Sheila Leighton John Megna Sabrina Scharf
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