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The Top 5 Star Trek: The Original Series Episodes

  Fifty years ago, Gene Roddenberry changed the scope of science-fiction television with the creation of Star Trek. The series pushed social boundaries and helped define sci-fi as a genre that could show all the possibilities of what humanity could be. The show and franchise became a pop-culture ... ...Read More...   //www.tvguide.com/news/top-5-star-trek-original-series-episodes/?rss=breakingnews

Leonard 'Bones' McCoy Was the True Heart of Star Trek

When most people think of Star Trek , they of course think of Kirk and Spock . This isnt surprising, as they were the star and the break-out character of the series, but its easy to forget that they were two members of a triumvirate that made up the essence of the show. Ships doctor Leonard Bones McCoy was the third, and just as integral in making Star Trek a joy to watch. ...Read More... //feeds.gawker.com/~r/io9/full/~3/XhHumZVJ_Jo/leonard-bones-mccoy-was-the-true-heart-of-star-trek-1786345097

'Journey to Babel' Is Everything Perfect About Star Trek: The Original Series

Star Trek: The Original Series has a lot of great episodes, running the gamut from the emotionally devastating (The City on the Edge of Forever) to the comedic (The Trouble With Tribbles). And yet, for my money, no episode is a better example of everything the Original Series got right than Journey to Babel.   ...Read More... //feeds.gawker.com/~r/io9/full/~3/OVDp7ltGz-s/journey-to-babel-is-everything-perfect-about-star-trek-1786256491

Its a stellar weekend for Star Trek fans

Since late June, visitors to the Smithsonians National Air and Space Museum who walk through the Milestones of Flight hall have been able to see a new object on permanent display. Right next to the Apollo Lunar Module, Charles Lindberghs Spirit of St. Louis monoplane and the Mercury capsule from John Glenns first orbital spaceflight...  ...Read More... //nypost.com/2016/09/02/its-a-stellar-weekend-for-star-trek-fans/

As Star Trek Turns 50, a Complicated Legacy for Creator Gene Roddenberry

The  golden anniversary of “Star Trek,”  which premiered Sept. 8, 1966, spotlights the evolution of Gene Roddenberry’s creation. But what about the legacy of the man himself? After NBC canceled the original series in 1969, Roddenberry spent time in Hollywood purgatory with his most famous creation. Through the 1970s, “Star Trek” gained a devoted following in reruns, but its owner, Paramount, didn’t see an upside to re-investing in an expensive show that had already failed. Before the turning point of 1979’s “Star Trek: The Motion Picture,” which Roddenberry produced, he coaxed money from the property on the side. Lincoln Enterprises, a company Roddenberry formed with his wife Majel, a “Star Trek” actress, sold memorabilia from the show (long before the explosion of that industry with “Star Wars”). “My mother used to sell film clips. She would cut out two or three cells [of film], put them in a pack and sell them for five bucks at a convention. And people loved it,” says Rod Roddenberry, Gene and Majel’s son and now chief executive of Roddenberry Entertainment.   ...Read More... //blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2016/08/26/as-star-trek-turns-50-a-complicated-legacy-for-creator-gene-roddenberry/?mod=WSJBlog

BBC America's Star Trek Marathon Is the Perfect Introduction for New Fans

Hey you! What are you doing September 8? Do you have something big planned? Well that's too bad, because you have new plans as of this moment. To commemorate the 50th (yes, 50th!) anniversary of Star Trek , BBC America will air an uncut, digitally remastered HD marathon of the beloved sci-fi series ...  ...  Read More... //www.tvguide.com/news/star-trek-50-anniversary-marathon-bbc-america/?rss=breakingnews

Star Trek: Uncut, HD Marathon of Original Series Bound for BBC America

To both commemorate the 50th anniversary of Star Trek (as well as drum up some excitement leading to the debut of its own Dirk Gentlys Holistic Detective Agency), BBC America will air a marathon of uncut, digitally remastered HD episodes from the space sagas original series. StartingThursday, Sept.8at8:30/7:30c exactly 50 years from Star Treksoriginal [] //tvline.com/2016/08/24/star-trek-marathon-uncut-hd-bbc-america/

'Star Trek' Creator's Son Details Plan to Release Rare, Unseen Footage From the Original Series

Rod Roddenberry also talks with THR about why he never watched the beloved drama until after his father's death.   Read More... //feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/_k2qPqWSBr8/star-trek-creators-son-details-914437

'Star Trek' Crossovers: 10 Times Generations Collided

Time and space can't keep members of the different crews apart.   Read More... //feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/SDQaqn70YUI/star-trek-crossovers-top-10-911984

The Original Starship Enterprise Has Been Restored to Its Former Glory

The original on-screen model for Star Trek s USS Enterprise is back in actionas much as being on display in a museum can be action for a spaceship. But after a long process of restoration, the ship has finally been made available for public viewing again, just in time for the shows 50th anniversary.   Read More... //feeds.gawker.com/~r/io9/full/~3/DIO6gd9fiKk/the-original-starship-enterprise-has-been-restored-to-i-1783043923