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Star Trek - Original Series The one that started it all...

View Poll Results: Rate "Where No Man Has Gone Before"
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8 10 25.64%
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Old January 18 2014, 02:48 AM   #16
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Re: Episode of the Week : Where No Man Has Gone Before

I've probably seen this episode more than any other episode or movie in the franchise. I give it a 9. Really wish they could have salvaged Mitchell. I would have liked him as a recurring character but I guess that would have crowded the McCoy/Spock/Kirk triumvirate.
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Old January 19 2014, 04:24 PM   #17
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I love this episode, it’s a solid 10 for me. As far as I’m concerned, Shatner’s performance sold the series. The entire episode stands or falls on the leading man here since he carries the emotional and dramatic burden. It’s Kirk’s story, how he deals with this threat, how it affects his oldest friend and how his decisions will save his crew. It is the template for the series to come, only with extremely little humor.
Solid summary. WHMHGB is not just a fantastic TOS episode (one of the best ever produced among all ST series), but grand television.

Historically, pilot episodes tend to hammer too many concepts, trying to sell the merits, the "you need to watch this, because--" elements, leaving a raw, stuffed product that--if lucky--reveals potential, but in the end, the episode seems to be its own animal compared to what will follow.

WHNMHGB does not suffer from that, as so much of what made Star Trek "that show" came to life in the episode, and guided the rest of the series. It is no coincidence the title is the end-call to action of the series's title narration--going where none have gone before is Mitchell's story--and that of Kirk's Enterprise.

We cannot know a history that never happened, but I seriously doubt any of the other stories considered for the 2nd pilot would have had the power and influence of WNMHGB.

Rating: 10...and beyond.
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Old January 21 2014, 02:31 PM   #18
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By the way, at one time footage of this episode was exhibited, in an endless loop, in the National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian, as a part of the "Life in the Universe" exhibition, along with the Enterprise herself. I know because I was there and saw it.
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Old January 22 2014, 05:59 AM   #19
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By the way, at one time footage of this episode was exhibited, in an endless loop, in the National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian, as a part of the "Life in the Universe" exhibition, along with the Enterprise herself. I know because I was there and saw it.

Do you mean back in the 1970s?
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By the way, at one time footage of this episode was exhibited, in an endless loop, in the National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian, as a part of the "Life in the Universe" exhibition, along with the Enterprise herself. I know because I was there and saw it.

Do you mean back in the 1970s?
Yes. As stated in the link provided, that would be: July 1, 1976 – 1979.

At the moment, I don't have the exact date that I was there and saw that, but it was certainly before the summer of 1980, since that's when my camera was stolen. For other reasons, I can date it after Logan's Run (1976) was released.
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