The first several episodes, without any vocals, was a concerto-like solo of an electric violin playing the melodic line. Norman's vocal was restored for the remainder of the season. Producer Herbert Solow recalled that Norman had been hired under a Screen Actors Guild agreement and that she would receive rerun fees for her part in the theme. For the second season onwards, her vocalization was dropped from the theme. Solow regretted the choice and composer Courage was not informed until twenty-seven years later.
The unaired version of the second pilot episode used an entirely different main title theme Star Trek was the first series in American television history for which a network, NBC in this case, requested and paid for a second pilot episode [ disputed — discuss ] , also composed by Courage.
This version of the theme never aired for when the second pilot was re-edited for broadcast it received the series standard titles and the original theme, minus the William Shatner opening narration this was changed for home video.
In , CBS began syndicating a "remastered" version of the series with numerous changes, including a re-recording of the theme music, which was used for all episodes of the series. Elin Carlson, a professional singer and lifetime Star Trek fan, recorded the replacement for Norman's vocalization. Over time, the show's theme music has become immediately recognizable, even by many people who have never seen the program.
Portions of the original theme have been used in subsequent Star Trek series and motion pictures. Kelley had appeared in many films and television shows, but mostly in smaller roles that showcased him as a villain. Nimoy also had previous television and film experience but was not well known either.
Nimoy had partnered previously with Shatner in a episode of The Man from U. Before Star Trek , Shatner was well known in the trade, having appeared in several notable films, played Cyrano de Bergerac on Broadway, and even turned down the part of Dr. However, when roles became sparse he took the regular job after Jeffrey Hunter's contract was not renewed.
After the original series ended, cast members found themselves typecast because of their defining roles in the show. Star Trek: The Next Generation actor Michael Dorn stated in , however: "If what happened to the first cast is called being typecast, then I want to be typecast. Of course, they didn't get the jobs after Trek. But they are making their sixth movie.
Name me someone else in television who has made six movies! The three main characters were Kirk, Spock, and McCoy, with writers often playing the different personalities off each other: Kirk was passionate and often aggressive, but with a sly sense of humor; Spock was coolly logical; and McCoy was sardonic, emotional, and illogical, but always compassionate.
In many stories the three clashed, with Kirk forced to make a tough decision while Spock advocated the logical but sometimes callous path and McCoy or "Bones", as Kirk nicknamed him insisted on doing whatever would cause the least harm. McCoy and Spock had a sparring relationship that masked their true affection and respect for each other, and their constant arguments became popular with viewers.
The Spock character was at first rejected by network executives, who were apprehensive that his vaguely "Satanic" appearance with pointed ears and eyebrows might prove upsetting to some viewers, and according to Leonard Nimoy they repeatedly urged Roddenberry to "drop the Martian.
Spock, however, went on to become one of the most popular characters on the show, as did McCoy's impassioned country-doctor personality. Spock, in fact, became a sex symbol of sorts  —something no one connected with the show had expected. Leonard Nimoy noted that the question of Spock's extraordinary sex appeal emerged "almost any time I talked to someone in the press I never give it a thought Spock as a sex symbol is silly.
As that show and its spin-offs progressed, several TOS actors made appearances reprising their original characters:. Besides the above examples, numerous non-canon novels and comic books have been published over the years in which The Original Series era crew are depicted in The Next Generation era, either through time-travel or other means.
In addition, many actors who appeared on The Original Series later made guest appearances as different characters in later series, most notably Majel Barrett , who not only provided the voice for most Starfleet computers in episodes of every spin-off series including a single appearance on Star Trek: Enterprise , where the computers normally did not speak at all , but also had the recurring role of Lwaxana Troi in The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine.
In its writing, Star Trek is notable as one of the earliest science-fiction TV series to use the services of leading contemporary science fiction writers, such as Robert Bloch , Norman Spinrad , Harlan Ellison , and Theodore Sturgeon , as well as established television writers. Series script editor Dorothy C. Fontana originally Roddenberry's secretary played a key role in the success of Star Trek —she edited most of the series' scripts and wrote several episodes. Her credits read D.
Fontana at the suggestion of Gene Roddenberry, who felt a female science fiction writer might not be taken seriously in the majority-male field. Roddenberry often used the setting of a space vessel set many years in the future to comment on social issues of s America, including sexism, racism, nationalism, and global war.
Kirk and Lt. Uhura , although the kiss was only mimed obscured by the back of a character's head and depicted as involuntary. Marla McGivers Madlyn Rhue as part of his malicious machinations. Anti-war themes appear in episodes such as " The Doomsday Machine ", depicting a planet-destroying weapon as an analogy to nuclear weapons deployed under the principle of mutually assured destruction , and " A Taste of Armageddon " about a society which has "civilized" war to the point that they no longer see it as something to avoid.
This was a regular occurrence in the s and Star Trek suffered from its fair share of tampering. Scripts were routinely vetted and censored by the staff of NBC's Broadcast Standards Department, which copiously annotated every script with demands for cuts or changes e.
The series was noted for its sense of humor, such as Spock and McCoy's pointed, yet friendly, bickering. Certain episodes, such as " The Trouble with Tribbles ", " I, Mudd " and "A Piece of the Action" , were written and staged as comedies with dramatic elements.
Several episodes used the concept of planets developing parallel to Earth, allowing reuse of stock props, costumes and sets. Two episodes depicting time travel " Tomorrow Is Yesterday " and " Assignment: Earth " conveniently place Enterprise in orbit above s Earth; a third " The City on the Edge of Forever " places members of the crew on s Earth.
Only one — "The Enterprise Incident" — derives from the third season. In , Leonard Nimoy hosted a one-hour special as a promotional tie-in with the film Star Trek III: The Search for Spock , in which he recounted his memories of working on the original series and explained the origins of things such as the Vulcan nerve pinch and the Vulcan salute , as well as a re-airing of the TOS episode " Space Seed ".
The show's theme tune, immediately recognizable by many, was written by Alexander Courage , and has been featured in several Star Trek spin-off episodes and motion pictures. Courage considered Roddenberry's actions, while entirely legal, to be unethical.
However, Justman also believed that Courage lost enthusiasm for the series because of the "royalty" issue. Later episodes used stock recordings from Courage's earlier work. Jazz trumpeter Maynard Ferguson recorded a jazz fusion version of the tune with his band during the late s, and Nichelle Nichols performed the song live complete with lyrics.
For budgetary reasons, this series made significant use of "tracked" music, or music written for other episodes that was reused in later episodes.
Of the 79 episodes that were broadcast, only 31 had complete or partial original dramatic underscores created specifically for them. The remainder of the music in any episode was tracked from other episodes and from cues recorded for the music library. Which episodes would have new music was mostly the decision of Robert H.
Justman, the Associate Producer during the first two seasons. Screen credits for the composers were given based on the amount of music composed for, or composed and reused in, the episode. Some of these final music credits were occasionally incorrect. Beyond the short works of "source" music music whose source is seen or acknowledged onscreen created for specific episodes, eight composers were contracted to create original dramatic underscore during the series run: Alexander Courage , George Duning , Jerry Fielding , Gerald Fried , Sol Kaplan , Samuel Matlovsky, Joseph Mullendore, and Fred Steiner.
The composers conducted their own music. Of these composers, Steiner composed the original music for thirteen episodes and it is his instrumental arrangement of Alexander Courage's main theme that is heard over many of the end title credits of the series. Listed in production order. Episodes that were only partially scored are in italics. Note : Although "The Way to Eden" had no original score, the episode had special musical material by Arthur Heinemann the episode's writer , guest star Charles Napier and Craig Robertson.
Eight of its episodes were nominated for one of science-fiction's top awards, the Hugo Award , in the category "Best Dramatic Presentation". In , Star Trek the T. No episode was named. This was the show's 3rd Hugo Award. In , Star Trek ' s most critically acclaimed episode, "The City on the Edge of Forever," written by Harlan Ellison , won the prestigious Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Teleplay, although this was for Ellison's original draft script, and not for the screenplay of the episode as it aired.
Episodes of the Original Series were among the first television series to be released on the VHS and laserdisc formats in North America.
In the early s, Paramount Home Video reissued the series to DVD in a series of three deluxe season boxes with added featurettes and documentaries. Season one, two, and three were released on April 28, September 22, and December 15, respectively.
The Blu-ray releases let the user choose between "Enhanced Effects" or "Original Effects" via a technique called multi-angle. The Blu-ray release contains both Original and Remastered episodes by seamless branching.
CBS Interactive is presenting all 3 seasons of the series via the tv. The full-length episodes, without the new CGI but digitally processed to remove the original celluloid artifacts, are available to users in the US at no charge but with embedded ads.
Short clips from the shows are also viewable at their web site. It has all full-length episodes, without the new CGI, like the tv. Although consumer reviews indicate that some of the episodes on iTunes are the newly "remastered" editions, iTunes editors had not indicated such, and if so, which are which.
All first-season episodes that had been remastered and aired were available from iTunes, except " Where No Man Has Gone Before ", which remains in its original form. On March 20, , the first season was again added to the iTunes Store, with separate downloads for the original and remastered versions of the show, though according to the customer reviews, the original version contains minor revisions such as special effect enhancements.
Netflix began online streaming of five of the six Star Trek television series on July 1, ; Deep Space Nine followed on October 1, Star Trek: The Original Series has inspired many commercial products, including toys, comic books, and many other materials.
The comics are generally considered non-canon. In the early s the Mego Corporation acquired the license to produce Star Trek action figures , which the company successfully marketed from — During this period, the company produced a line of 8" figures featuring Captain Kirk , Mr.
Spock , Leonard McCoy , Mr. Scott , Lt. Mego also produced a "life-size" toy tricorder. In the mids, Paul "Dr. Mego went out of business in New characters are currently [ when?
The Gorn that Mego produced had a brown Lizard head identical to the Marvel Comics villain on a brown body wearing a Klingon outfit. These comics were highly stylized and diverged wildly from the TV series continuity. Most storylines used in the Gold Key series featured original characters and concepts, although later issues did include sequels to the original series episodes " The City on the Edge of Forever ", " Metamorphosis " and " I, Mudd ".
Originally they were illustrated by Alberto Giolitti , an Italian artist who had never seen the series and only had publicity photos to use as references. Since Giolitti didn't have a publicity photo of James Doohan , early issues of the series had Mr.
Scott drawn differently. The original issues, most of which featured photographic covers showing images from the series, are highly collectable. They are fondly remembered by fans, and a series of reprints "The Key Collection" of these original titles began to appear in , published by Checker.
The Gold Key series had a run of 61 issues. Gold Key lost the Star Trek license to Marvel Comics in although Marvel's license from Paramount prohibited them from utilizing concepts introduced in the original series. From to , a series of weekly Star Trek comic strips ran in the British comics magazine eventually known as TV Century A total of issues were produced, as well as various annuals and specials.
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