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The Original Series

Enterprise The original series was cancelled after only a three year run on NBC in 1969. It is now broadcast almost continuously on over 120 stations in the USA and in over 100 countries worldwide.

A 1993 study found that kids in the USA learn more about science from Star Trek than from any other source.

Such is the impact of the series on American culture that a model of the Starship Enterprise has been displayed at the Smithsonian Institution of American History.

Lt.Uhura The Romulan enemy race which first appeared in the Original Series remains the only 'adversary' to have been featured on all four Star Trek series.

The original review of Star Trek in Variety magazine (Sept 14 1966) was far from favourable:
"Star Trek obviously solicits all-out suspension of disbelief but it won't work. It was an incredible mess of dreary complexities and confusion at the kick-off."
Just how wrong can a critic be?

Kirk Perhaps the last word on the Original Series should come from William Shatner in 'Star Trek Memories':
''over time the original cancellation of Star Trek has transformed itself from the unhappy ending of a story into the opening chapter of a far bigger tale, an astounding tale that's unsurpassed in the history of entertainment....''

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