Re: Being a TOS fan back in the day...
I first discovered the show first run. I was only seven, so I doubt I watched every episode. Batman was the show I didn't miss. Plus I moved to Japan the last year Trek was on. I rediscovered it when we moved back to the States a couple of years later and caught the reruns. Thats when I met my best friend and he was into Star Trek as well. What I didn't have he did and was willing to share. The models never really held my interest, but I loved the books. Both the Making the Star Trek and the Blish adaptations of the episodes. Between Blish and the syndicated edits I probably had some mixed versions of the episodes running around in my head till the video tape era.
The boring one, the one with Khan, the one where Spock returns, the one with whales, the dumb one, the last one, the one with Kirk, the one with the Borg, the stupid one, the bad one, the new one, the other one with Khan.