Star Trek
Star Trek
TV-PG | 08 September 1966 (USA)
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    Lovesusti

    The Worst Film Ever

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    Vashirdfel

    Simply A Masterpiece

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    Chirphymium

    It's entirely possible that sending the audience out feeling lousy was intentional

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    WillSushyMedia

    This movie was so-so. It had it's moments, but wasn't the greatest.

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    willfmoviejudge

    Although every man or woman is entitled to their opinion, Star Trek was one of the biggest most successful phenomenas of all time. This show was the pioneer of quality science fiction, because it was the aggregator that redefined and paved the way for other later successful sci-fi shows like Battle Star Galactica, Star Trek Next Generation, Voyager, etc. Star Trek was initially created by ex-Los Angeles police officer Gene Roddenberry after he retired from the police; movies and TV shows were his hobby.The premise initially was very simple: A captain aboard his enormous space ship called the U.S.S Enterprise and his crew trek on their five year expedition to explore strange new worlds and seek out life on other civilizations; simply put "to boldly go where no man has gone before." This crew has to obey a Federation of Planets policy known as the Prime Directive, which states that they cannot interfere with and alter the life of the civilians on the planet they encounter. However, as the show goes on, we see that the crew amongst the Enterprise almost always interfere with people's lives anyway. In addition, another sub premise revolves around the concept that they always have to fight against Klingons, Romulans, and other very hostile aliens to survive.Although this show only ran for three seasons (1966-1969), the reason why this show was affluently successful was because it knew how to draw the attention between younger (less mature) audiences as well as older (more mature) audiences alike. Younger audiences would love the exceptionally high level of action between the over acted, over choreographed fight scenes as well as Captain James T. Kirk played by William Shatner (who was also known for the Twilight Zone and Boston Legal) making love to MORE THAN 85% of the women he encountered on the show. It is the older audiences that would have a better understanding on Star Trek's overall message. Say what you want, but in reality Star Trek was at least 15-20 years ahead of schedule. Star Trek first aired in a period of time in U.S history when gender segregation and racial discrimination were still at large, a plague contaminating society's social mores. Shoving action and hokey scenes aside, Star Trek was responsible for explaining to us how people should work together to accomplish a common goal despite race, gender and creed.The main crew members aboard the Enterprise are all diverse from one another. 1: James Kirk is a Canadian/U.S. Captain where he is the one who commands the Enterprise and all its vital functions. Compared to most science fiction captains like Captain Picard from Star Trek Next Generation, he is more impulsive with his actions than he is diplomatic, which usually gets him into trouble. 2: Spock played by Leonard Nimoy is a half vulcan, half human hybrid who is Kirk's science officer as well as his second in command. A vulcan is an alien race that is distantly relatable to Klingons and Romulans but not nearly as aggressive. 3: Sulu played by George Takei (pronounced Ta Kay) is a Japanese pilot of the Enterprise, responsible for piloting the Enterprise to a given planet given orders by the Captain. 4: Chekov played by Walter Koenig is a young Russian man that is the ship's main ensign. An ensign is simply a young man or a woman who has an internship for a star fleet academy. 5: Dr. McCoy (aka Bones, we never find out why?) played by DeForest Kelly is an American Surgeon from down south who serves as the ship's head of a place called Sick Bay, which is basically the ship's hospital. His catchphrase was always "Dammit Jim I'm a Doctor not a..." you can literally fill in any word that starts with a "P". This Doctor has an opposite personality than Spock, therefore they always bicker about little trivial things. 6: Lieutenant Scott played by James Doohan is the Chief Engineer who is responsible for having to fix things on the ship. Whenever he has to fix things on the ship though; he always says "I can't do it Captain" but gets it fixed anyway. 7: Uhura played by Nichelle Nichols is the Enterprise's communications officer. This character/actress paved the way for African Americans to receive better roles in television (which was unheard of in the 1960's). This actress indirectly inspired Whoopi Goldberg to get into acting where she stars in the other show Next Generation. You get my point here, the characters are very diverse, but once again they work well together as one union.I highly recommend all age groups of people to give this show a chance. I understand that the first two seasons were fantastic, but the third season was sub-par; but I'm willing to forgive a handful or two of less than satisfactory episodes of this show because once again it was a show ahead of its time. I cannot explain everything in this one review, but my review already beat the dead horse on the overall sophication of this show. Once again, a show that generations and generations and GENERATIONS of kids and young adults should watch from beginning to end.Overall Show Rating: 92%

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    Newmannator1989

    How can you not love this. Leonard Nimoy is a genius as always. Its 2018 & I never tire from re watching the episodes .

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    carofsin

    Star Trek You'll have 80 episodes to watch to catch up 50 years late and plunge you courageously into the space-time of a series inspired by the space conquest of the late sixties. Does Star Trek offer a delightfully kitsch and humanistic futuristic experience? Since we are only in the quantum infancy of teleportation and the prototype to move at the speed of light and beyond, Warp factor 10 remains to be invented, yes, Star trek is indeed Always science-fiction technology. Star Trek also invites us in a past still very present. No series currently would dare to project such misogyny and such sexism into each episode. Each mission is transformed into an exciting sociological and historical experience for the people these issues and struggles challenge. Up to you. There is enough to do a doctoral thesis if this has not already been done. Aye Aye.

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    TheLittleSongbird

    The 'Star Trek' franchise started with this show, a show that was undoubtedly awe-inspiring and ahead of its time back then. It still holds up now, even with its flaws.Sure, the special effects are often laughable and the sets are less than audacious. Some of Season 3 disappoints with even cheaper production values, less suspense, very contrived plotting that lacked logic and more cheesiness. William Shatner was never known for subtlety (apart from a few exceptions like 1958's 'The Brothers Karamazov'), but he does overact to an annoying degree and it can over-balance the rest of the show.However, the rest of the characterisations and acting are fine. Spock is the most interesting and most well-developed character and Leonard Nimoy is unforgettable as the character. DeForest Kelley and James Doohan are lots of fun and Walter Koenig is similarly memorable, same with George Takei.Music is full of energy and atmosphere. Even better is the writing, which is funny, intelligent and rich in humanity and the imaginative and influential story-lines that were full of suspense, intrigue and influential fun. The characters are interesting and their interaction is one of the high points of the show.In conclusion, hugely impressive and ground-breaking them, even though the flaws are more noticeable today. 9/10 Bethany Cox

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