Star Trek gives as much as it takes away these days. For every Wrath Of Khan, there is a Final Frontier. For every Deep Space Nine, there is a Star Trek: Picard (and Discovery, and Lower Decks and damn you Kurtzman!). Here at the Last Movie Outpost, we do love us some Star Trek.
Classic Trek, mind you. Well-rounded Trek. Inspirational Trek with likable characters who are clearly a competent, capable crew as opposed to needy Millennials on a Feels Trek.
So with this in mind, Fuloydo joins his old friend Drunken Yoda to have a ridiculously long discussion on the 10 best episodes of The Original Series. None of that Next Generation stuff or Discovery-level shit.
With William Shatner, Captain Kirk himself, actually reaching space today in Jeff Bezo’s Schwantz rocket, this seemed like the perfect time to do this. So Enjoy!
The series that began it all. Countless spin-offs, movies, comics, cartoons, novels, conventions, and cosplay all began with this. It debuted in the US on September 8, 1966, and aired for three seasons on NBC. It was actually broadcast first in Canada on September 6.
Created by Gene Roddenberry and inspired by C. S. Forester’s Horatio Hornblower series of novels, Jonathan Swift‘s 1726 novel Gulliver’s Travels, the 1956 film Forbidden Planet, and television westerns such as Wagon Train, it faltered on television at the time.
It wandered the TV wilderness for many years, yet was kept alive by constant well-received re-runs. A desire to hitch a ride on the Star Wars bandwagon meant that Paramount turned to its pre-existing sci-fi franchise and a legend was reborn.
Come with us now as we followed the voyages of the starship USS Enterprise, a space exploration vessel built by the United Federation of Planets in the 23rd century, on a mission:
“…to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.”
Sound off below. Agree, disagree, don’t rate Star Trek: The Original Series but are all about the Next Generation? Tell us all about it.