Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Happy Birthday, Star Trek

On September 8, 1966, "The Man Trap" aired on NBC television (I being slightly over 3 months old at the time), ushering in a new era in science fiction.

Today, 44 years later, Star Trek is still going strong, bringing enjoyment to legions of fans young and old. I've been a huge fan for as long as I can remember, having been in a fan film myself, and actually having met my future wife in a Star Trek fan club. Star Trek has been an enormous influence on my life, for better or ill.

Congratulations, Trek.

6 comments:

jaerdaph said...

I was a year and one day old when Star Trek first aired, but I didn't discover what would become my all time favorite sci fi show until I was six years old when WPIX (Channel 11) in New York City started showing the reruns.

Happy Birthday to a phenomenon that has been such a huge part of my life!

Joseph said...

That's exactly when I caught the bug; it was on right after "Beat the Clock" as I recall... Then it kept swapping places with "The Odd Couple".

Rob L said...

For good or for ill? Surely you mean for better or for worse....

Northy said...

Happy birthday, you glorious old beast, you!

...And no, I didn't mean YOU, Joe.

Baron Greystone said...

My all-time favorite SF show, as well. Old enough to remember watching the third season in original broadcast, I also saw the re-runs as I moved from town to town. Finally ended watching them on WPIX myself!

rredmond said...

The original Star Trek was the best. Oddly enough, one summer when I was little my mother watched a ton of Star Trek and Dr. Who re-runs. Never did before, nor since. But that just fueled me. Great stuff.