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Star Trek was a television series back in the 1960's, which ran for 3 years. It was a science fiction series with a cast including William Shatner, who starred at Captain James T. Kirk. The cast also included Leonard Nimoy as Mr. Spock. He was the only officer who was not from the Planet Earth. Then they had DeForest Kelley as Doctor McCoy. His nickname was 'Bones'. Next came James Doohan who was chief engineer Montgomery Scott. In addition there was Nichelle Nichols as Lt. Uhura, the communications officer, George Takei as Lt. Sulu, the helmsman, and Walter Konig as Chekov.

All the aforementioned cast appeared as the crew of the United Star Ship Enterprise. They were all officers in Star Fleet Command, the military protectors of Earth and numerous other planets. The series followed their adventures, as they followed the orders of Star Fleet Headquarters. It became known, through the many episodes, that all officers had to go through Star Fleet Academy for several years, before they were qualified for duty.

Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock and Dr. McCoy were shown to be very close friends, as well as military representatives of Star Fleet. There was always some kind of friendly friction between Dr. McCoy and Mr. Spock, due to Mr. Spock's steadfast dedication to logic. His seeming lack of emotions were a major help and hindrance to every episode.

The series was broadcast for three years, ending original showing in 1969. It is the only series in television history, to go into syndication until the present day. It also spawned many motion pictures, which were more popular than the original series. The original series did receive good ratings at first, but they did not keep up.

The original star of the series was going to be Jeffrey Hunter starring as Capt. Pike, but NBC failed to approve the pilot episode. The series had been cancelled after its first season. However, there was a very strong fan base, and a nationwide letter writing campaign convinced NBC to resurrect the series.

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Star Trek Full Episode Guide

  • Picard finds himself travelling between the past, present, and future while attempting to prevent the destruction of humanity... by his own actions.

  • With the Cardassian Resistance crushed, the Federation war against the Dominion reaches the prelude to one final showdown.

  • Janeway is held hostage by aliens who force the Doctor to help them steal Voyager’s warp core.

  • Picard learns that he has a son, and that the young man has been targeted for murder by an old enemy in search of revenge.

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Leonard Nimoy, the Original Spock, Passes Away At Age 83

The sci-fi community has lost one of its greats today: Leonard Nimoy, star of the original "Star Trek" television series, has passed away at the age of 83. Nimoy had been battling a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease for some time, and was hospitalized earlier this week after experiencing chest pains. Today, Nimoy succumbed to the illness. The actor is a legend in the world of science fiction thanks to his originating the role of Spock on "Star Trek." It was a role that Nimoy would carry throughout his lifetime, reprising it in the original movies and, in very recent years, in the newest "Star Trek" movies even as Zachary Quinto played a younger version of the role.

George Takei Blasts Hobby Lobby, Supreme Court, Urges Boycott

Monday's Supreme Court ruling goes down as a "stunning set-back for women's reproductive rights," according to "Star Trek" actor and human rights activist George Takei. With many tempers up over the ruling, Takei has taken to his blog, "That Blog Is So Takei," to urge his followers to boycott Hobby Lobby. "We are a nation that respects religious beliefs, but also the right not to have those beliefs imposed upon you by others. Our personal beliefs stop at the end of our noses.

J.J. Abrams Talks the New 'Star Wars'

New “Star Wars: Episode VII” director J.J. Abrams sat down with Empire to discuss the early stages of development, and why he had originally turned the film down. When asked about where the movie is heading, Abrams said “I don’t know because we’re just getting started. So it’s a great question that I hope I’ll have a good answer to when I know what the answer is.” In reference to his other big science fiction flick “Star Trek,” and how it will compare, Abrams says “There are infinitely more questions than answers right now, but to me, they’re not that dissimilar.

Yidio Video of the Day: William Shatner Covers 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

If there's one thing you can say about William Shatner, it's that he's totally willing to toss his "Star Trek" legacy aside and do just about anything to get a laugh, especially if it involves making fun of himself. Which is what this incredibly strange video is all about. As part of a promotion for his upcoming covers album "Seeking Major Tom," Shatner released a video via YouTube where he plays a man in the moon covering the Queen classic "Bohemian Rhapsody.

Straight From The Horse's Mouth: Explaining The Changing Face Of Netflix

An apology and explanation would be the least Netflix CEO and co-founder Reed Hastings could offer 25 million subscribers. That's exactly what they're getting, too. Hastings delivered a Sept. 19 e-mail to all subscribers both apologizing for and explaining his company's controversial move to separate DVD-rental-by-mail and streaming-video services into two separate plans - prices respectively starting at $8 per month for unlimited DVD rentals (one disc at a time), and $8 for unlimited streaming with no price-break for combining services - and explaining that from this decision that initially sent the company's stock prices falling, a whole new brand shall emerge.

Ultimate Trekkie Engagement: Couple Gets Blessing from a 'Star Trek' Legend (Video)

Marriage....the Final Frontier. People get engaged amid wacky circumstances all the time. Sometimes it's accidental, sometimes it's planned. This time, it's just...plain...awesome. The gent got down on bended knee at the Wizard World Comic Con in Chicago recently. Luckily, his girlfriend said yes, but just to make the whole thing right, the pair received the most prestigious blessing a couple love-struck Trekkie could get. Do you really think I'm saying here who it is? Watch the video.

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