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Thanks for the post Steve212000.
I got a copy of this special edition 2 days ago in a local store so I imagine that it has been on the shelves in big-city stores for a while. I think that this publication is a very nice item.
I'll check Borders,thanks. ;p
On the previous page I mentioned that in another thread someone had stated that there were 80 episodes made of the Original Series. Well there seems to be a minor bit of confusion out there as they claim that only 79 episodes being filmed in the Star Trek collector's special from Star magazine. The titles of the episodes are not listed but perhaps the confusion concerns episode #1 entitled " The Cage " which was the first pilot made for the series. It was later restored even tho parts of it are only in black and white. Also parts of this episope were later spliced into a 2 part episode where Spock hi-jacks the Enterprise and is then placed on trial. Anyway I'm not sure if some sources count the restored pilot as a regular episode.
I'm sure Captainpike considers it part of the canon. ;p
Also mentioned in the Star special mag are the totals of the episodes for the other Star Trek series. " ST Next Generation " leads with 176 followed closely by " Deep Space Nine " with 173. " Voyager " stayed for 168 and " Enterprise " had 97 episodes filmed. Plus 12 movies have been made as well counting 2009 Star Trek.
Yes, it's been a life filled with Trek. ;p
When we look at the Star Trek Franchise of several TV Series plus all of the films as well we sometimes tend to forget an important person in this saga. We may have arguments about Captains ( Kirk vs Picard, etc ) but there is one name that should also be recognized here. The late Gene Roddenberry was the Series Creator and also for many years the Guardian of all things Star Trek. The often told story going back to 1964 is that Roddenberry sold the series as a " Wagon Train To The Stars " when he talked to TV Network people about his idea ( this was back in the days of lots of Westerns on TV ). And as they say: the rest is history !
I got emotional when he passed. He also was the creator of "Andromeda".
Thanks for the post CaptainPike.
With the success that the Star Trek Franchise has had over the decades we tend to forget that the original idea goes back to the imagination of one man. Mind you it was a close thing as to whether the series would get produced at all when NBC rejected the first pilot episode of Star Trek. However then a very very rare event took place, NBC ordered s 2cnd pilot to be made. When I read about that event I thought that since this was the time when the " Lost In Space " series was on the air NBC decided to give Roddenberry another chance at producing a Sci-Fi TV series, that was a close call with disaster I would say.
Another important factor in keeping the interest in Star Trek going were the conventions which started in 1972. I would guess that the success of those conventions helped persuade Paramount Studios to make the first film in 1979.
Plus all the hot Trek babes. lol
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