Star Trek (1966-69)

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Star Trek was a 1960s television series about space explorers in the 23rd century. The series was simply called Star Trek, but is now often referred to as the original series when distinguishing it from other Star Trek series produced later.

The series introduced characters that subsequently became household names, such as Captain Kirk (played by William Shatner) and Spock, the half-human half-Vulcan first officer (played by Leonard Nimoy).

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Broadcast

The American-produced series was created by Gene Roddenberry, and premiered on NBC September 8th, 1966 and ended June 3rd, 1969.

The show, set in the 23rd century, featured a crew of space explorers traveling around the galaxy in a Constitution-class starship called the USS Enterprise NCC-1701. The show didn't catch on with viewers and was cancelled due to low ratings, but soon established a strong following in syndication that saw the show become much more popular than it had ever been in its original run. The original TV show became a franchise. Many different spin-offs of the original program have since been made, the last of which was a prequel with the original 'Enterprise' space ship.

The Original Series

The main characters from the original series were:

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