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Old September 8 2013, 06:36 PM   #31
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Re: Happy Birthday, Star Trek

I just think it's amazing that almost 50 years after the first broadcast we still talk about Star Trek and that we still discover new things about it.

And if there should be any doubt, it proves that good stories and good characters are the ingredients to make a timeless classic but most assuredly not special effects.

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Old September 8 2013, 07:19 PM   #32
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Re: Happy Birthday, Star Trek

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I just think it's amazing that almost 50 years after the first broadcast we still talk about Star Trek and that we still discover new things about it.

And if there should be any doubt, it proves that good stories and good characters are the ingredients to make a timeless classic but most assuredly not special effects.

Bob
Well said. If it had been just f/x then the gloss and polish would have faded long ago. There's definitely something about a show that can still speak to successive generations decades later.
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Old September 8 2013, 07:31 PM   #33
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Happy Birthday Star Trek!!!

It's been a fun ride and I will be enjoying "The Man Trap" tonight in celebration (I don't have a clue how many times I have seen this and every other episodes but easily in the 100's of times and I still love them all).
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Old September 8 2013, 07:52 PM   #34
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I will be celebrate by watching "The Man Trap" at 8:30 p.m.
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Old September 8 2013, 07:54 PM   #35
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Not to derail the thread, but is this clip from The Immunity Syndrome?

I don't think that anyone is going to be discussing How I Met Your Mother or Dharma and Greg fifty years from now.

Shatner will probably still be working, though.
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Old September 8 2013, 08:14 PM   #36
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I've been celebrating by watching "Mirror, Mirror" a few times this weekend.

Nearly fifty years... some of you will be able to mesmerize your great-grandchildren with stories about how we had to watch Star Trek by candlelight because there was no electricity back then. And they'll believe you.
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Old September 8 2013, 08:52 PM   #37
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I miss the days when Star Trek was inscribed in stone tablets. That newfangled video ruined the show, IMO.
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Old September 8 2013, 09:16 PM   #38
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Roddenberry bringing down those tablets from El Capitan is a day that will be long remembered.
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Old September 8 2013, 09:40 PM   #39
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True believers know that it was Mt. Selaya....
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Old September 9 2013, 01:40 AM   #40
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I have been going through all three seasons in celebration.

While I love all the other series and movies I must confess that I miss the times when the original series was simply known as Star Trek.
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Old September 9 2013, 03:38 AM   #41
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I have been going through all three seasons in celebration.

While I love all the other series and movies I must confess that I miss the times when the original series was simply known as Star Trek.
I was a little too young for that, being only 17 when TNG premired, but I know what you mean, and remember that time well. One memory that particularly stands out was 27 years ago tonight. Star Trek's 20th anniversary. I watched Entertainment Tonight's coverage, then, later that night, got into bed and listened to my audio tape (anybody remember THOSE??) of "The Man Trap". That fall, I was just getting into VHS (another dead format), and since Star Trek would not come back to syndication in my area until the following January, I couldn't tape them, or afford the existing VHS copies then available, so I had to make do with my audio tapes, which I hard recorded off the air a few years earlier. Minus "The Cage", I had every episode that way.

Anyway, after listening to the tape, I settled into bed with the (then) new Pocket Books novel ENTERPRISE THE FIRST ADVENTURE, which I had found at my local 7-11 a few days before.

Good times....
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