How did TMP get a G rating?

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies I-X' started by t_smitts, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. Therin of Andor

    Therin of Andor Admiral Admiral

    Jun 30, 2004
    New Therin Park, Andor (via Australia)
    And that fits perfectly with the US popularity of ST in the 70s. Parents who had watched it in first-run in the 60s were happy to let their kids watch it in the 70s, whether the whole family sat down together or not. Over dinner, many families discussed the episode that had just run.

    Here in Australia, we had "Gilligan's Island" and "Lost in Space" in that perpetual rerun slot, not ST. "Star Trek" didn't get a similar treatment because only 40 episodes were rated "G" Down Under; the others were "NRC" ("Not Recommended for Children"). When rerun for "the first time in colour" from 1981, it was back into an after-8.30pm timeslot. When it then shifted to weekend afternoons, the network holding the screening rights was told that they'd have to pay for a new classification process to have the series reevaluated to account for changes in 80s sensitivities, or just stick with repeating only the 40 "G" episodes. Which they did.