Star Trek First Aired Forty-Two Years Ago Today

As a recovering Trekker (at least until the new movie comes out next summer when I am sure to relapse), I find it worth noting that Star Trek, the classic science fiction television show now known as “The Original Series”, first aired on NBC on September 8, 1966, forty-two years ago today. The show lasted only three seasons and seventy-nine episodes, but its popularity with fans spawned five more television series (including the animated one), eleven feature films, hundreds of novels, and countless merchandise.

Live long and prosper, indeed.

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