The second assistant director kept the set running on seasons two and three.
Gene Roddenberry thought the Saturday Night Live parody of Star Trek’s cancellation was “delicious.”
I wrote recently that the Enterprise is in fact a Starship-class vessel. Lots of people disagreed. Lots. But then they also disagree with Gene Roddenberry and Matt Jefferies.
IDIC pendants, all the scripts, even actual film footage from the set. Gene Roddenberry had collectors in mind even as the show was still in its first run.
If I had a time machine, I would return to August 1966 and pay AMT to make me a Galileo. And I wouldn’t need to bring much cash.
Although thoroughly American in origin, the diversity and peaceful collaboration the show espoused is very Canadian in tone.
Walter Koenig, I need you. Please come back to Toronto. Also, did you know Canadians got to see Star Trek before the Americans?
Gene Roddenberry was right: Ellison’s version of The City on the Edge of Forever was not suitable for Star Trek, but the story is inventive and compelling and IDW’s graphic novel brings it to life with beautiful illustrations.
I bought this book years ago. I had never opened it. When I did, I discovered three major Star Trek autographs.
The Inside Star Trek newsletter is an invaluable source for Star Trek’s early voices. Issue 1 detailed William Shatner’s busy schedule, told us about searching through studio garbage and shared a made-up story about the Vulcan IDIC medallion.