Star Trek: The Original Series
About the Show
3 seasons • 79 episodes • 1966-1969 • NBC
Timeline setting: 23rd century, 2266-2269
There are few people in the world who aren’t familiar with those sentences. But when Star Trek first burst upon the scene in the autumn of 1966, the concept behind them—and behind the technology in the new television series—was as new and exotic as the prospect of a man walking on the moon. But despite the public’s fascination with its hardware, the lasting popularity of the original Star Trek series is largely due to two things—the family of characters who make up the primary crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701: Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Scotty, Uhura, Sulu and Chekov; and the vision of the man whose creative vision firmly established Star Trek as a genuine part of Americana: Gene Roddenberry.
The original Star Trek series focuses on the 23rd century adventures of Captain James T. Kirk and the U.S.S. Enterprise (NCC-1701), a powerful interstellar spacecraft dispatched by Earth-based Starfleet Command to explore the galaxy. Kirk commands a crew of 430 men and women aboard his starship, which can travel at speeds surpassing the speed of light. Kirk’s five-year mission—and his mandate from Starfleet—is to seek out new life and new civilizations, and to boldly go where no man has gone before.
JAMES T. KIRK/William Shatner
LEONARD “BONES” MCCOY/DeForest Kelley
MONTGOMERY “SCOTTY” SCOTT/James Doohan
PAVEL ANDREIEVICH CHEKOV/Walter Koenig
"Space – The Final Frontier. These are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise..."