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Star Trekkin', Across the Universe

If you have not seen today's Google Doodle, check it out immediately. Click on everything you can find to click on. Make sure you find the tribbles.

(Also, if you're looking at this post in the future, try here.)

46th Anniversary of Star Trek. Whoa.

As many of you know, I have a deep and abiding love for the original series (and the spinoff animated series). Later incarnations had their moments too, but starting with Star Trek III, the whole franchise just sorta fell into decline, until it reached its lowest point with that awful, awful, not-at-all-good Abrams film.

In honor of my beloved show's anniversary, please enjoy some clips of the remastered FX release. Back in the '70s, this is what Star Trek looked like in my head, even if that's not quite what it looked like on the screen. ;)

-The Gneech

PS: Did I mention the Abrams one was no good?


Sep. 8th, 2012 12:59 am (UTC)
Certainly, there's be no Trek w/out the '60s and all the changes going on. But the original Trek was also rooted in the reality of naval procedure and technology of the time, something which it lost more and more as time went on. But it was those procedures and technology turned to idealistic ends. The last really good Star Trek movie, IMO, was The Hunt For Red October.

-The Gneech
Sep. 8th, 2012 02:45 am (UTC)
ST had one other thing going for it that later incarnations lack in varying degrees: actual science fiction writers. Several of the scripts were written by or based on stories by known sf authors. In my very biased opinion, that helped make the show.
Sep. 8th, 2012 01:16 pm (UTC)
Well, it's weird-- that period was a sort of high mark for intelligence on TV. Twilight Zone, Star Trek, Mission: Impossible et. al were all very, very smart shows by any standard before or since.

Sep. 8th, 2012 10:11 am (UTC)
I hadn't thought of Huht For Red October as Star Trek, but it makes sense!

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