Re: is TOS the only 'true' Star Trek?
"The Cage" is probably the only "true" Trek, because anything that came after was due to compromises with studios, networks, and censors. Roddenberry's only real restriction for the first pilot was his budget and what was technically feasible.
Moe: I'll take the blonde!
Larry: I'll take the brunette!
Curly: I'll take the Black and Tan!
--Wee Wee Monsieur (1938)