What's the first TOS episode you saw, as best you can recall, and what about it hooked you into becoming a fan? I was born in 1964, so I missed the original run (or at least don't remember it). Sometime when I was young, preteen, I caught the reruns for the first time. Where I lived, in the time slot on Sundays at whatever year this was in the 1970s, we had on the four channels of the time: Hee Haw 60 Minutes Lawrence Welk (on PBS) And Star Trek So three of the four could be considered surreal (Hee Haw, Welk and, to a lesser degree, ST). My parents, of course, wanted to watch 60 Minutes. I believe 60M began airing on Sundays in January of 1972, so it must have been sometime in the early '70s. And maybe that's when we got a second TV and I was able to watch something other than what they wanted to see. It's possible I watched ST before this, but my first clear memory is of ... The Devil in the Dark I remember liking the colorful uniforms and the entire premise of a space ship roaming the galaxy, and of course the phasers (in my early years of viewing, any episode that had phaser or photon fire was immediately awesome) ... but what I really liked was the idea of this alien creature who was really ALIEN -- a completely different composition in non-humanoid form. And I remember really loving the twist at the end that the 'monster' was really a sympathetic creature fighting to survive and protect. So I was hooked. The next episode I had a clear memory of watching/liking was The Corbomite Maneuver, which of course had the great bluff/head fake to win the day and then the horror not of the Balok model but my first exposure to the creepy teeth of Clint Howard, which continue to haunt me in their many incarnations to this day. So what's your earliest TOS memory, whether that be from ancient future history like mine or much more recent exposure?