Star Trek: The Original Series - Season 1

Star Trek: The Original Series - Season 1

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Cast: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan


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Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
Here are the 1966-67 episodes of the classic Star Trek in all their glory, introducing the USS Enterprise and its crew during their five-year mission to boldly go where no man has gone before. Captain James T. Kirk (William Shatner), First Officer Spock (Leonard Nimoy), ship's doctor "Bones" McCoy (DeForest Kelley), and the rest of the crew are on hand, fending off hostile aliens, discovering new planets and cultures, and even grappling with important social issues in a science fiction context. Star Trek, under the able stewardship of producer Gene Roddenberry, guided TV science fiction away from the simplistic space opera formulas of Buck Rogers, Flash Gordon, and their futuristic compatriots. The first-season episodes aren't devoid of action, suspense, and melodrama, but on the whole they're far more substantive than anything prime-time viewers had seen in a sci-fi show up to that time. The standouts from this group include "Where No Man Has Gone Before," "The Naked Time," "Shore Leave," "Dagger of the Mind," "Arena," "Mudd's Women," "The Menagerie" (a two-parter that reworked the early unsold Trek pilot starring Jeffrey Hunter), and the award-winning "City on the Edge of Forever," written by genre great Harlan Ellison. Some of these episodes seem rather crude compared to what followed, but they are still remarkable for their day. There isn't a science fiction series produced since that doesn't owe a great deal to Star Trek, and that will be readily apparent from even a cursory reviewing of this superb box set, which includes all-new interviews with Shatner and Nimoy among the plethora of supplemental features. Also notable is the HD-DVD version of the first Star Trek season, which includes new, digitally enhanced special effects.

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Billy Blackburn's Treasure Chest: rare home movies and special memories; Spacelift: transporting Trek into the 21st century (HD); Starfleet access episodes with picture-in-picture interviews and pop-up trivia while viewing; Sci-fi visionaries; Enterprise inspection tour (HD)

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