GR told us a million times that Star Trek was the first sci-fi series for adults. But did Star Trek shoot itself in the foot right out of the gate? The first episode broadcast, The Man Trap, featured a creature that I believe played to many 60's TV viewers stereotypes that sci-fi was nothing but fantastic stories about funny looking alien monsters out to do us in. It also wasn't a particularly good episode, I might add. Would the part of the audience that I believe was repulsed by the salt vampire in Man Trap been more receptive to the plot of Where No Man Has Gone Before, a far more exciting morality play about absolute power corrupting absolutely? Or would that also have played into 60's sci-fi stereotype, what with men (and women) with silver eyes and the like? I can't help but wonder if Star Trek would have grabbed a larger audience if another episode--the second pilot, specifically--was the first episode broadcast. Your thoughts?