''Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise. It's 5 year mission, to explore strange
new worlds,to seek out new life and new civillisations. To Boldly Go Where No Man Hs Gone Before,''
Hello fellow Trekkers! This is just a little page on the best Sci-Fi show of all, Star Trek! Although I like Next
Generation, and I think Enterprise is coming good now, the original is still the one to watch. Why? Because it was the first,
and the best.
I've been a Star Trek fan since I was about 5 years old, and I'm now 21. A lot of my friends watch it but don't enjoy it
as much as I do, but then I don't have a life hehe :-).
The aim of this site is to just enjoy the show, talk about the episodes, the first 6 films and the characters that have
become part of life as we know it (no pun intended).
Star Trek was a science-fiction show created by Gene Roddenberry in 1964. His first pilot, The Cage was seen bu the network
as 'too thoughtful' but asked him to try again. The second pilot, Where No Man Has Gone Before was much more action packed,
and had been recast with William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy and not Jeffrey Hunter. Although more action packed, the series
was still thoughtful. Roddenberry himself said that he wanted it to be Horatio Hornblower on outer space. Actually the point
of Star Trek was characters, and to sneak an enlightened version of mankind past the censors.
Star Trek ran for 3 seasons, starting on September 8th 1966 at 8.30 pm, before being cancelled in summer of 1969 due to
very low ratings. That's what you get for putting such a widey watched show on at 10pm on a Friday night! Looking back
this was a huge mistake by the network, as when the show went into syndication, it quickly took off, becoming the most popular
programme on TV in America. Star Trek first showed on British TV on 14th July 1969 and on German TV 27th May 1972.
Star Trek in Germany is called 'Die Raumschiff Enterprise.'
There was talk throughout the 70's as to wether Star Trek would return. There was a short lived animated version that was
fine enough, but Trekkers wanted more. With the success of Star Wars, Close Encounters Of The Third Kind and Superman, Paramount
decided that it was time for new Star Trek, and released Star Trek: The Motion Picture at Christmas 1979. Dubbed The Slow
Motion Picture, The Motionless Picture and The Motion Sickness by Trekkers and ordinary filmgoers, Paramount decided to do
a better job, and in 1982 released the film that saved Star Trek. It was called The Wrath Of Khan, and has been since accepted
as one of sci-fi's all time great films. The rest, as they say, is history!
Star Trek is not just a classic TV show that everyone can enjoy, it's a goldmine for people wanting to sell stuff to do
with the show, mainly because everybody wants Star Trek items.
You can quite easily get Star Trek models, toys, books, board games, PC games, magazines, videos, DVD's, audio tapes, mugs,
watches, baseball cards, and a whole hoard of stuff! Try local comic shops, Ebay, Amazon, and bookshops.
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