William Shatner .... Captain James T. Kirk
Leonard Nimoy .... Lt. Cmdr./Commander Spock
DeForest Kelley .... Lt. Cmdr. Leonard 'Bones' McCoy, M.D.
James Doohan .... Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery 'Scotty' Scott
George Takei .... Lt. Hikaru Sulu
Nichelle Nichols .... Lt. Uhura
Walter Koenig .... Ensign Pavel Chekov
Majel Barrett .... Nurse Christine Chapel


Star Trek The Original Series (TOS) was a tremendous change and welcome refreshment from cowboys and indians, detective and police shows, and situation comedies. Science fiction was a tremendous success but Star Trek serialized science fiction.


Most people who didn't care for Star Trek only saw the scientific mumbo-jumbo and not the people in the show. True fans of Star Trek are far more involved in characterizations and relationships of the characters than in science. However, many interesting scientific facts can be learned from the show.

The diversification of species told us we were not alone and to this day I think many people are freightened by this concept. Shows like Star Trek, E.T., Star Wars, and Contact have lessened the arrogance of thinking we are alone. The characters portrayed in these shows cared for and depended upon one another in ways "real people" are just learning.

Again, the TRUE FAN already knows this and probably lives it.

TOS set the tone for the future and how we earthbound humans would ultimately shape our destiny.

Sadly we have now lost two members of our "original" crew. It will be difficult not hearing those words so famously spoken by their characters. "Damn it Jim I'm a doctor, not a mechanic" And of course "Aye Captain 2 to beam up"

They will be missed!


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