On September 8, 1966, “The Man Trap” aired on NBC television (I being slightly over 3 months old at the time), ushering in a new era in science fiction.
Today, 44 years later, Star Trek is still going strong, bringing enjoyment to legions of fans young and old. I’ve been a huge fan for as long as I can remember, having been in a fan film myself, and actually having met my future wife in a Star Trek fan club. Star Trek has been an enormous influence on my life, for better or ill.
6 thoughts on “Happy Birthday, Star Trek”
I was a year and one day old when Star Trek first aired, but I didn't discover what would become my all time favorite sci fi show until I was six years old when WPIX (Channel 11) in New York City started showing the reruns.
Happy Birthday to a phenomenon that has been such a huge part of my life!
That's exactly when I caught the bug; it was on right after "Beat the Clock" as I recall… Then it kept swapping places with "The Odd Couple".
For good or for ill? Surely you mean for better or for worse….
Happy birthday, you glorious old beast, you!
…And no, I didn't mean YOU, Joe.
My all-time favorite SF show, as well. Old enough to remember watching the third season in original broadcast, I also saw the re-runs as I moved from town to town. Finally ended watching them on WPIX myself!
The original Star Trek was the best. Oddly enough, one summer when I was little my mother watched a ton of Star Trek and Dr. Who re-runs. Never did before, nor since. But that just fueled me. Great stuff.
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