Back in the late 1960's come a television show unlike any other at The Time
. The show was simply titled Star Trek and it would go down in TV history as a media giant having 5 more series with the same name as well as countless movies and legions of fans from every country on the planet.
Star Trek may have snowballed into greatness but didn't start out that way. In the beginning Star Trek was just another misunderstood sci-fi action/drama. The stories that were told by the fearless Captain James T. Kirk, Mr. Spook the first officer, Dr. Lenard "Bones" McCoy, and the rest of the crew of the starship enterprise unlike many other show at The Time
mirrored our own world problems at The Time
. Star Trek told the stories and tackle issue that many shows were afraid to touch. Issues like such as drug abuse and racism all in the backdrop of a harmless sci-fi adventure.
Now Star Trek may not have been welcomed with opened arms at The Time
it ran on CBS in the late 60's but it was nominated for several awards including Outstanding Dramatic Series (1967, 1968), Outstanding Achievement in Film Editing (1968, 1969), and for Lenard Nimoy who played Mr. Spock Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Drama (1967, 1968, and 1969.)
Star Trek the original series may have been small in some peoples eyes but to the actors, producers, and the legions of fans it is so much more.