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Old 09-09-16, 12:44 AM
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Happy 50th Anniversary, Star Trek!

So, today on the day "The Man Trap" aired 50 years ago for the first time--I went and watched Star Trek: The Motion Picture on the big screen!

Star Trek wasn't just a show for me, it was a life preserver through some very harrowing times in my teens and twenties. I was fortunate enough to get to meet Rod Roddenberry and express my gratitude to his father at the 50th Anniversary Star Trek Convention this last month.

Do you have any terrific Star Trek memories that have affected your personal lives?
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Re: Happy 50th Anniversary, Star Trek!

Star Trek Marathon Season #1 & #2 Uncut on Cable Channel BBC America HD West. Started at 11:30pm EST.

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Old 09-09-16, 01:40 AM
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Re: Happy 50th Anniversary, Star Trek!

In case anyone missed it, the recent Smithsonian Channel documentary Building Star Trek (93 mins) is available FREE on Vudu.

http://www.vudu.com/movies/#!content...Trek-Episode-1

Celebrate 50 years of “Star Trek” and the influence it has had on science, pop culture, and the world.
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Re: Happy 50th Anniversary, Star Trek!

Wait, besides the little thread in the comic subforum, was this the only DVDTalk thread for Star Trek's 50th?
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Re: Happy 50th Anniversary, Star Trek!

Originally Posted by TheBigDave View Post
In case anyone missed it, the recent Smithsonian Channel documentary Building Star Trek (93 mins) is available FREE on Vudu.

http://www.vudu.com/movies/#!content...Trek-Episode-1
There's also the History Channel documentary and "For the Love of Spock". Both on On Demand.

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Re: Happy 50th Anniversary, Star Trek!

Did everybody who collects pick up their commemorative issues?

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I snagged the Time and the EW commemorative issues. Didn't see the other two, darn.
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Re: Happy 50th Anniversary, Star Trek!

Having been unaware of it when it first aired (but solidly into Lost in Space! ), I rewatched Man Trap last night, wondering how it came off to people seeing it for the first time 50 years ago. Just my way of celebrating.


I did begin watching during season 2 or 3, and have been a fan ever since.
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I remember going to the Smithsonian during the 25th Annuversay and it being something of a big deal. I think they had an exhibit too. Probably helped TNG was at its height.

Despite some events, this 50th doesn't seem like such a big deal. I felt like the Doctor Who anniversary a few years back was bigger.
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It's likely odd that I have not really seen the original Star Trek yet I have seen the movies (more than once) I have seen Star Trek - The Next Generation enough to where a screen shot is enough to know the episode. Seen Deep Space Nine more then once same with Voyager and some Enterprise episodes more then once yet I still have not gotten to the original series.
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Re: Happy 50th Anniversary, Star Trek!

Svengoolie is airing the original pilot at 10pm eastern time (MeTV).
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Re: Happy 50th Anniversary, Star Trek!

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Svengoolie is airing the original pilot at 10pm eastern time (MeTV).
Me-TV celebrates 50th Anniversary of Star Trek

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Classic TV network MeTV will boldly take viewers back in time with a three-hour event celebrating the 50th anniversary of the premiere of “Star Trek: The Original Series.”

At 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, the official series premiere episode “The Man Trap” will air. The rarely seen original pilot “The Cage” will follow at 10 p.m. Cult favorite host Svengoolie will be on hand to host the special “Sci Fi Saturday Night” programming block.

“The Man Trap” originally premiered on Sept. 8, 1966. With this premiere, Star Trek promised to take viewers on a five-year mission where no one had gone before. However, that mission almost ended before it began.

The Cage” takes place 13 years prior to James T. Kirk taking command of the USS Enterprise. It had a different Captain, Christopher Pike (Jeffrey Hunter), and with the exception of R. Spock (Leonard Nimoy) it had an entirely different crew and a very different feel. The network rejected this original version, and the episode did not air on television in its completed form until 1988.

“The Cage” was eventually replaced by “Where No Man Has Gone Before” — a second pilot that introduced the show as it would eventually air. But series creator Gene Roddenberry did something unusual — he inserted footage from the failed pilot into the show’s first season as flashbacks to an earlier time, ensuring that the original crew would live on as part of Trek universe.

http://www.briotainment.com/2016/09/...h-anniversary/


Here's a piece CBS This Morning ran on the 50th Anniversary of Star Trek.

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Re: Happy 50th Anniversary, Star Trek!

Without Star Trek I would not have known about the joys of interspecies mating.
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The digital subchannel Heroes & Icons (H&I) shows all six Star Trek series: the original, Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, Enterprise, and the animated series from the mid-70's.
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I watched FOR THE LOVE OF SPOCK tonight and highly recommend it...it's really good.
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Re: Happy 50th Anniversary, Star Trek!

Bill Shatner is currently on the NBC travel show "Better Late Than Never"

For a man who's 85 years old and maybe 30-40 pounds overweight, he looks pretty damn good for his age.
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Re: Happy 50th Anniversary, Star Trek!

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Having been unaware of it when it first aired (but solidly into Lost in Space! ), I rewatched Man Trap last night, wondering how it came off to people seeing it for the first time 50 years ago. Just my way of celebrating.


I did begin watching during season 2 or 3, and have been a fan ever since.
My parents were just married when Star Trek debuted. My mom said they would set up TV trays in their apartment living room and watch it during dinner.

I watched The Cage last night. It's been awhile since I saw it incorporated in The Menagerie but I remembered it pretty well. It was interesting seeing what was refined and kept from the pilot.

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Just found out the Star Trek special on MeTV was a ratings success for a digital sub channel.

http://www.tvnewscheck.com/article/9...r-trek-special
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I snagged the Time and the EW commemorative issues. Didn't see the other two, darn.
Found the other two commemorative magazines and the Star Trek Magazine special issue. My geek cred has been returned.
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Found the other two commemorative magazines and the Star Trek Magazine special issue. My geek cred has been returned.
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Re: Happy 50th Anniversary, Star Trek!

We had a black and white TV and I went to bed early, so I missed some of the early Star Trek. One night we were at a relatives and it was on in all it's glorious technicolor. My parents let me watch it after that and I was hooked.

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