I was 16 in 1966 when Star Trek came out. I’ve watched every Star Trek series that ever came out since that time. Netfliks recently acquired the original series for instant play. I started watching it, knowing it might be a little cheezy. I found the acting stiff, stilted and sometimes really bad. Spock hadn’t developed his well-known personality yet and spoke in a rigid, higher-pitched voice. He even smiled in the 1st episode. The sub-space messages were printed out like a fax and all of the hi-tech weapons or tools were juvenile and cheap. The 1st communicator was bulky and amusing. I was waiting for the better flip-out version. When they were on a remote planet, there were tumbleweeds. I realize they were making class-M planets similar to earth, but I found it funny. Despite all of these drawbacks, I still found the show compelling and saw why it became such a phenomenom. The first episode was the series pilot with Jeffrey Hunter as Captian Pike. The second episode was the 1st show of the series with the original cast of Captain Kirk, Dr. McCoy, Scotty and Spock in place. It was odd, but I will enjoy watching them all again.
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