50 Years Ago Today, September 8, 1966…

Hard to believe it’s been 50 years ago this very day, September 8, 1966, that a little science fiction show called Star Trek premiered on the NBC television network.  And the world of Sci-Fi entertainment was never the same!

The first episode aired was actually the seventh episode filmed: The Man Trap.  Probably not the most cerebral of Season One episodes, but it did strike a balance between the action associated with the genre and the emotional  strangeness of the unknown. One felt the terror facing  an unknown shape-shifting, salt vampire, but also felt the emotional tug of a last of its species just trying to survive.  We also had the conflicting drama of McCoy’s feelings for his old love, who wasn’t what she seemed.  It’s really a great tragedy, even with it’s campy elements.(Spock belting Nancy is so bizarre, but I know Spock wasn’t fully developed yet!)   I always wished the vampire could have just been stunned instead of killed.

I’m working on a 50th Anniversary poster right now, and hope to have it finished before the day is through.  But for now, here’s my movie-style poster from 2011 for the episode that introduced Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock, Dr. McCoy, and the stalwart crew of the beautiful U.S.S. Enterprise.  Long may she ‘trek’!  Live Long and Prosper!    love, Therese xo

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6 responses to “50 Years Ago Today, September 8, 1966…

  1. The Man Trap, was a good episode, you never got to see many episodes from Dr McCoy’s past.

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  2. Great website. Thanks!

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  3. I left my 50th anniversary comment in the last thread.

    Amazing how many alien worlds looked like the back lot at Desilu. 😉

    Two ’60s pop-culture legends cross over.

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  4. Lemme guess…your site won’t accept two links in one post.

    Two ’60s pop-culture legends cross over.

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