To Boldly Go Where No Man Has Gone Before

“Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds. To seek out new life and new civilizations. To boldly go where no man has gone before!”
— Captain James T. Kirk

This was Gene Roddenberry’s original masterpiece. The one that started the revolution. Captain James T. Kirk, Spock, and Doctor McCoy. Could there be a better trio in Sci-Fi? I think not. There was a certain chemistry between the three of them that has no parallel in Television history.

That is not to the rest of the cast we’re less than exemplary. Scotty, Uhura, Chekov, and Sulu were equally marvelous and made the USS Enterprise the flagship of the fleet and the jewel of the Federation. With such a bridge crew nothing seemed impossible regardless of the difficulty and challenges.

How could such a brilliant show run for only three seasons and seventy nine episodes? Was the public back then mad or were the producers stupid? The simple answer is that Star Trek was like Copernicus declaring the Sun to be the rightful center of the Universe: the world just was not ready for it yet.