Star Trek: the Original Series - the Complete Series

Star Trek: the Original Series - the Complete Series

David Alexander, Don McDougall, Gene Nelson, Gerd Oswald,

Blu-ray (Wide Screen)

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Overview

Although it undoubtedly goes without saying at this late date, the original Star Trek is the most popular and influential science fiction series ever seen on American network television--and as far as many people are concerned, it remains absolutely the best TV series of any kind. The weekly, hour-long Star Trek was conceived as "Wagon Train in outer space" by its creator, Gene Roddenberry, who had long labored in the TV-western mills before his pet project made its NBC debut on September 8, 1966. Describing space as "the final frontier" in the opening narration, Captain James T. Kirk (William Shatner), commander of the starship U.S.S. Enterprise, informed the viewer that his vessel's five-year mission was to "seek out new life forms and new civilizations," and "to boldly go where no man has gone before." The series was set in the 23rd century, a time in which most of the various intergalactic civilizations (with the notable exception of the warlike Klingons!) had forged a lasting peace and formed the United Federation of Planets, for whom the Enterprise was the flagship. While the heroic, self-sacrificing Kirk was the leading character and primary plot motivator, the series' most famous character was the Enterprise's pointy-eared first officer/science officer Mr. Spock (Leonard Nimoy). Born on the planet Vulcan and the product of a Vulcanian father and human mother, Mr. Spock was cool, unflappable, unemotional, meticulously logical--and to thousands upon thousands of female Star Trek enthusiasts, irresistible. Other members of the multiethnic crew included Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy (DeForest Kelley), the ship's short-tempered chief medical officer ("Dammit, Jim, I'm a doctor, not a mind-reader!"); chief engineer Montgomery "Scotty" Scott (James Doohan); Lt. Uhura (Nichelle Nichols), the African American communications officer; Lt. Sulu (George Takei), the Asian helmsman; nurse Christine Chapel (played by Majel Barrett, later Mrs. Gene Roddenberry); and, beginning in the second season, Russian-born ensign Pavel Chekov (Walter Koenig). Another principal character, Yeoman Janice Rand (Grace Lee Whitney), appeared sporadically during the first two seasons. Unlike so many other sci-fi/fantasy programs, Star Trek favored strong characterizations and solid story values over gadgetry and monsters: indeed, it was originally touted as "TV's first adult science fiction series." As such, the program attracted the best writers of the genre, among them Richard Matheson, Theodore Sturgeon, Robert Bloch, David Gerrold and Harlan Ellison, and the series' prolific story consultant, D.C. Fontana). Even so, there were still plenty of special photographic effects, which may seem a bit primitive when seen today but were sufficiently impressive to earn an Emmy award. The most memorable special effect was utilized whenever Kirk and his officers were "disintegrated" in order to be transported from the deck of the Enterprise to the surface of the planet of the week, and back again--inspiring the series' most famous catchphrase, "Beam me up, Scotty." While NBC has come in for its share of criticism for dictating budget cuts and production-staff changes that gradually eroded the series' quality (especially during its much-maligned third season), the network deserves credit for keeping Star Trek alive for three seasons and 79 episodes, despite mediocre ratings. It was only after its cancellation on September 2, 1969 and its move into off-network syndication that Star Trek began steadily building a huge audience above and beyond its core fan base of "Trekkers" (or "Trekkies," depending upon the fan's age and extent of enthusiasm). By the time the first Star Trek convention was held in 1972, the series' place in the Valhalla of TV classics was assured.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/14/2016
UPC: 0032429245212
Original Release: 0000
Rating: NR
Source: Paramount
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound]
Time: 68:41:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Abraham Sofaer Actor
Alan Bergmann Actor
Angelique Pettyjohn Actor
Anthony Call Actor
Anthony Caruso Actor
Barbara Anderson Actor
Barbara Babcock Actor
Barbara Bouchet Actor
Barbara Luna Actor
Barry Atwater Actor
Bruce Hyde Actor
Celia Lovsky Actor
Charles Drake Actor
David Frankham Actor
David Soul Actor
Deborah Downey Actor
Diana Muldaur Actor
Don Marshall Actor
Elisha Cook Actor
Emily Banks Actor
France Nuyen Actor
Geoffrey Binney Actor
Glenn Corbett Actor
Grace Lee Whitney Janice Rand
Harry Landers Actor
James Daly Actor
James Gregory Actor
Jan Shutan Actor
Jeanne Bal Actor
Jeff Corey Actor
Jill Ireland Actor
Joan Collins Edith Keeler
John Abbott Actor
John Fiedler Actor
Katherine Woodville Actor
Ken Lynch Actor
Kim Darby Actor
Lee Meriwether Losira
Logan Ramsey Actor
Lou Antonio Actor
Majel Barrett Christine Chapel,Number One
Mariette Hartley Actor
Marj Dusay Actor
Mark Lenard Actor
Melvin Belli Actor
Michael Ansara Actor
Michael Barrier Actor
Michael Forest Actor
Nancy Kovack Actor
Ricardo Montalban Actor
Richard Derr Actor
Richard Evans Isak
Roger C. Carmel Actor
Roger Perry Actor
Roy Jenson Actor
Sally Kellerman Dr. Elizabeth Dehner
Sharon Acker Actor
Stanley Adams Actor
Teri Garr Actor
Tige Andrews Actor
Torin Thatcher Marplon
Vic Perrin Actor
William Campbell Actor
William Marshall Actor
William Shatner Actor
William Windom Actor
Yvonne Craig Actor
Alfred Ryder Actor
Antoinette Bower Actor
Arlene Martel Actor
Arnold Moss Actor
Carole Shelyne Actor
Celeste Yarnall Actor
Charles Macauley Actor
Clint Howard Actor
David Hurst Actor
David Opatoshu Actor
Diana Ewing Droxine
Elinor Donahue Actor
Frank Gorshin Actor
Frank Overton Actor
Harry Townes Reger
Ian Wolfe Actor
Irene Kelly Actor
Janet MacLachlan Actor
Janos Prohaska Actor
Jeffrey Hunter Capt. Christopher Pike,Captain Christopher Pike
Joan Marshall Actor
Joanne Linville Actor
John Hoyt Doctor Boyce
Joseph Ruskin Actor
Julie Cobb Actor
Julie Newmar Actor
Kathie Browne Actor
Kathryn Hays Actor
Kay Elliot Actor
Lee Bergere Actor
Leslie Parrish Actor
Louise Sorel Actor
Madlyn Rhue Actor
Marianna Hill Actor
Maurishka Actor
Michael J. Pollard Actor
Peter Brocco Actor
Rhodes Reason Actor
Richard Geary Actor
Robert Lansing Actor
Robert Walker Actor
Sabrina Scharf Actor
Sandra Smith Actor
Shirley Bonne Actor
Skip Homeier Actor,Melakon
Susan Denberg Actor
Susan Howard Actor
Ted Cassidy Actor
Tony Young Actor
Valora Norand Daras
Venita Wolf Actor
Vic Tayback Actor
Whit Bissell Actor
Alice Rawlings Actor
Biff Elliot Actor
Bruce Mars Actor
Charlene Polite Actor
Charles Napier Actor
Charlie Brill Actor
Gene Kynarski Actor
Jason Evers Actor
Joan Swift Actor
John Colicos Actor
Karen Steele Actor
Michael Dunn Actor
Morgan Woodward Actor
Phillip Pine Actor
Pilar Seurat Actor
Reggie Nalder Actor
Robert Brown Lazarus
Rudy Solari Actor
Sherry Jackson Actor
Steve Ihnat Actor
Steve Sandor Actor
Susan Oliver Vina
Susanne Wasson Actor
Theo Marcuse Actor
Warren Stevens Actor
Willard Sage Actor
David Hilary Hughes Actor
Erik Holland Actor
Fred Williamson Actor
Jane Wyatt Actor
Liam Sullivan Actor
Maggie Thrett Actor
Malachi Throne Commodore Mendez
Mary Linda Rapelye Actor
Michael Strong Actor
Oliver McGowan Actor
Percy Rodrigues Actor
Meg Wyllie The Keeper
William Schallert Actor

Technical Credits
David Alexander Director
Don McDougall Director
Gene Nelson Director
Gerd Oswald Director
Herb Kenwith Director
Herb Wallerstein Director
Herschel Daugherty Director
James Goldstone Director
James Komack Director
John Erman Director
John M. Lucas Director
John Newland Director
Joseph Pevney Director
Joseph Sargent Director
Jud Taylor Director
Lawrence Dobkin Director
Leo Penn Director
Marc Daniels Director
Marvin J. Chomsky Director
Michael O'Herlihy Director
Murray Golden Director
Ralph Senensky Director
Robert Butler Director
Robert Gist Director
Robert Spear Director
Tony Leader Director
Vincent McEveety Director

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