Star Trek (1966-1969)

USA, 8 September 1966-3 June 1969
3 seasons, 79 episodes, average 47m each
35mm film, colour, 4:3
mono, English

An American science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry.

Premise

The USS Enterprise of the United Federation of Planets is on a five year mission to explore new worlds and establish contact with new forms of life. Under the command of Captain James T. Kirk, the crew encounter all manner of challenges, including repeated skirmishes with the alien Klingons and Romulans.

Episodes

Pilot
The Cage (not broadcast)

Season One (1966-1967)
The Man Trap (8 September 1966)
Charlie X (15 September 1966)
Where No Man Has Gone Before (22 September 1966)
The Naked Time (29 September 1966)
The Enemy Within (6 October 1966)
Mudd’s Women (13 October 1966)
What Are Little Girls Made Of? (20 October 1966)
Miri (27 October 1966)
Dagger of the Mind (3 November 1966)
The Corbomite Maneuver (10 November 1966)
The Menagerie Part 1 (17 November 1966)
The Menagerie Part 2 (24 November 1966)
The Conscience of the King (8 December 1966)
Balance of Terror (15 December 1966)
Shore Leave (29 December 1966)
The Galileo Seven (5 January 1967)
The Squire of Gothos (12 January 1967)
Arena (19 January 1967)
Tomorrow is Yesterday (26 January 1967)
Court Martial (2 February 1967)
The Return of the Archons (9 February 1967)
Space Seed (16 February 1967)
A Taste of Armageddon (23 February 1967)
This Side of Paradise (2 March 1967)
The Devil in the Dark (9 March 1967)
Errand of Mercy (23 March 1967)
The Alternative Factor (30 March 1967)
The City on the Edge of Forever (6 April 1967)
Operation: Annihilate! (13 April 1967)

Season Two (1967-1968)
Amok Time (15 September 1967)
Who Mourns for Adonis? (22 September 1967)
The Changeling (29 September 1967)
Mirror, Mirror (6 October 1967)
The Apple (13 October 1967)
The Doomsday Machine (20 October 1967)
Catspaw (27 October 1967)
I, Mudd (3 November 1967)
Metamorphosis (10 November 1967)
Journey to Babel (17 November 1967)
Friday’s Child (1 December 1967)
The Deadly Years (8 December 1967)
Obsession (15 December 1967)
Wolf in the Fold (22 December 1967)
The Trouble With Tribbles (29 December 1967)
The Gamesters of Triskelion (5 January 1968)
A Piece of the Action (12 January 1968)
The Immunity Syndrome (19 January 1968)
A Private Little War (2 February 1968)
Return to Tomorrow (9 February 1968)
Patterns of Force (16 February 1968)
By Any Other Name (23 February 1968)
The Omega Glory (1 March 1968)
The Ultimate Computer (8 March 1968)
Bread and Circuses (15 March 1968)
Assignment: Earth (29 March 1968)

Season Three (1968-1969)
Spock’s Brain (20 September 1968)
The Enterprise Incident (27 September 1968)
The Paradise Syndrome (4 October 1968)
And the Children Shall Lead (11 October 1968)
Is There in Truth No Beauty? (18 October 1968)
Spectre of the Gun (25 October 1968)
The Day of the Dove (1 November 1968)
For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky (8 November 1968)
The Tholian Web (15 November 1968)
Plato’s Stepchildren (22 November 1968)
Wink of an Eye (29 November 1968)
The Empath (6 November 1968)
Elaan of Troyius (20 December 1968)
Whom Gods Destroy (3 January 1969)
Let That Be Your Last Battlefield (10 January 1969)
The Mark of Gideon (17 January 1969)
That Which Survives (24 January 1969)
The Lights of Zetar (31 January 1969)
Requiem for Methuselah (14 February 1969)
The Way to Eden (21 February 1969)
The Cloud Minders (28 February 1969)
The Savage Curtain (7 March 1969)
All Our Yesterdays (14 March 1969)
Turnabout Intruder (3 June 1969)

Alternative Titles

La Patrouille du cosmos – French Canadian title
Raumschiff Enterprise – German title
Viaje a las estrellas – Argentine title

Sequels
Star Trek (1973-1975)
Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)
Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984)
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987-1994)
Star Trek: The Rebel Universe (1988)
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993-1999)
Star Trek: Generations (1994)
Star Trek: Judgment Rites (1994)
Star Trek: Voyager (1995-2001)
Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
Star Trek: Insurrection (1998)
Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)
Star Trek: Short Treks (4 October 2018-9 January 2020)
Star Trek: Picard (23 January 2020-2023)
Star Trek: Lower Decks (6 August 2020-)
Star Trek: Prodigy (28 October 2021-)
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (5 May 2022 – )

Prequels
Star Trek: Enterprise (2001-2005)
Star Trek (2009)
Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
Star Trek Beyond (2015)

Extracts included in
The 100 Greatest TV Characters (2001)
Airplane II: The Sequel (1982)
Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey (1991)
Coneheads (1993)
Hollywood Aliens and Monsters (1997)
Star Trek: A Captain’s Log (1994)
Trekkies (1997)
TV Guide Looks at Science Fiction (1997)
TV’s Finest Failures (2001)
Virtuosity (1995)

References

Periodicals

  • Castle of Frankenstein no.11 pp.811 pp.12, 13
  • Castle of Frankenstein no.14 pp.40-43
  • Radio Times 20-26 January 1973 pp.8-9 – illustrated interviews with William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy (The Star Trek enterprise voyages on by Peter McDonald)
  • Starburst vol.1 no.1 (January 1978) pp.4-9, 42-50 – illustrated article, episode guide (The writers of Star Trek by Christopher Wicking & Tise Vahimagi)
  • TV Guide vol.44 no.34 (24 August 1996) pp.12 – 14 – article (Endless Voyage by Michael Logan)
  • TV Guide vol.50 no.16 (20 April 2002) pp.12 – 34 – article (35 Trek-Tacular Moments by TV Guide staff)

Books

  • The Making of Star Trek by Stephen E. Whitfield and Gene Roddenberry
  • The Physics of Star Trek by Lawrence M. Krauss (New York: Basic Books)
  • The Star Trek Encyclopedia: A Reference Guide to the Future – Updated and Expanded Edition by Michael Okuda and Denise Okuda