Plot Summary

The show takes place in the second half of the 23rd century (2264-2269 gg.) and tells the story of a five-year research mission of the starship of the United Federation of Planets "USS enterprise NCC-1701" under the command of captain Kirk.

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Two years the police were looking for the items stolen from the set of the television series "Star trek", and it recovered only a third kidnapped. Along the way, he found a Batman costume, previously stolen from the Warner Brothers Studio.

Some of the pipes inside the starship enterprise you can see signs "KPDK", which means "cine Pont, for beauty."

Leonard Nimoy's father was a Barber, when the franchise, "Star trek" became popular. In an interview with "16" in the middle of 1960-ies Nimoy, Sr. reported that young people often came to him with a request to make it a hairstyle "like Mr Spock". No one had not occurred, that cuts their father "Mr. Spock".

Leonard Nimoy was repeatedly told about how came up with the Vulcan salute. In one such interview (with the A.V. Club, July 2010) he said, "the Gesture that I introduced into Star trek, let's call him the traditional greeting on the planet Volcano. . the thought of him came to my head for a reason. It was in early childhood. I was 8 years old, I was with my parents in the synagogue during the service. The ceremony is the moment when the congregation is blessed by the Kohanim, it is caste of priests in Judaism. The blessing is the same as in the old and New Testament. "Yes, the Lord bless you and keep you. Yes I will look on thee bright on His face..." and so on. During the words of the Cohens blessing they can not see. Need to look away. And then I peeked and saw that there were five or six. They stood, her hands outstretched to the faithful, and their fingers were so divorced. Then I found out that apart so the fingers form the letter of the Hebrew alphabet."

George Takei, missed the shooting in the first 9 episodes of the second season, because starred in "the Green berets" (1968). During his absence, was invented the character of the pilot-Navigator Pavel Chekhov, and is born in replica gave Walter Koenig. Was born told me that was pissed off and that does not have experienced warm feelings for Koenig. However, the actors became good friends.

Upon completion of the series, employees of the marketing Department of the television network "NBC" told the user that the termination of the filming of "Star trek" was a mistake. The show was named most popular in the gear mesh from the point of view of demographic coverage of the audience. The leadership was told that Yes, the series did not rise above 52 position in the overall ranking, however most of his viewers were in the age group of 16 to 39 years, the most interesting category for advertisers. In other words, the series was not the most popular of all, however, attracted just the wrong audience, which was the dream of any advertiser, and that alone could be the "Star trek" a very successful project.

Form the crew of the enterprise were of different colors, allowing to determine the identity of the wearer to various services. The Golden color meant the command structure (including navigation support weapons)

Advertising the TV series "Star trek" (1966) in magazines, the staff of "NBC" is carefully retouched the eyebrows and ears of Spock, afraid to alienate a potential audience because of its alleged similarities with the devil. These fears proved groundless, as Spock was one of the most popular characters and a sex symbol for young girls, which is not expected nor the authors of the series nor the actors themselves.

The phrase "I'm a doctor, not a..." from the series taken from the movie "The Kennel Murder Case" (1933). The medical examiner in the film, he was played by Etienne Girardot, all the time repeating that he's a doctor, not a journalist, not a detective, and so on.

Nyota Uhura was one of the first regular black characters in the series. She is two years ahead of the appearance on the screen of Diane Carroll in the role of a young widow, a nurse and single mother in the sitcom "Julia" (1968-1971). The significance of this character was given by the fact that when creating an image the authors of the series and the actress has managed to avoid many of the stereotypes that were associated with blacks in television programs of the period. The role of Uhura in the series, Nichelle Nichols once said that the Martin Luther king told her once that she should continue to act in this role, as television almost did not meet positive black characters. In an interview for the documentary film "Trekki" (1997), Nichols said that at least one person subsequently confirmed the correctness of the king. When the actress Whoopi Goldberg (in 1987 she appears in this series) for the first time watching "Star trek" (1966), she shouted: "Mom, there on the TV show black aunt, and she's not a maid!" In an interview with non-governmental organizations "StoryCorps" in 2011, Carl McNair (brother of Ronald McNair, the second black astronaut and one of seven who died in the explosion of the space Shuttle Challenger 28 January 1986) is remembered, what is your impression of the TV series "Star trek" on his brother. He said, "Star trek" showed us a future where blacks and white working shoulder to shoulder. I looked at it as science fiction, because it is not believed that this will ever be possible. Ronald also believed that it is quite likely. He grew up in the years that flew Neil Armstrong and all those guys. How could a colored boy from South Carolina, who wore glasses and never flew the plane, dreaming about space? But so was Ronald. He refused to come to terms with the existing order of things. Like, let others consider it normal. So he was aboard his own starship enterprise. Since the mid-1970s and in 1980-ies, Nichols, as the first black female "in space", helped NASA with the program of recruiting women for the astronaut corps. In particular, the astronaut corps N 8 (Nichols helped with the recruitment of candidates in it, selection was completed in January 1978), consisted of Colonel of air force of Gaillon Bluford (the first African American in space), Dr. Judith Arlene Resnik (the first American of Jewish descent in space) and Dr. Ronald McNair. Four of this squad, Resnik, McNair, Ellison Onizuka, and Francis Richard "dick" scobee was killed in the crash of the space Shuttle Challenger on 28 January 1986. The credits of the film "Star trek 4: the voyage home", which was released in the same year, began with the initiation tragically lost team "Challenger".

Leonard Nimoy "sketched" with Spock actor George burns with his invariable cigar. A model for the relationship between this character and Dr. McCoy were the relations of burns with Gracie Allen (his ironic attitude to her tirades).

Gene Roddenberry created the characters of Uhura and Christine chapel especially for Actresses, Nichelle Nichols and Majel Barrett. Both Actresses had an affair with Roddenberry when he conceived Star trek. Nichols broke up with him shortly after beginning work on the series, and Barrett eventually married him, and remained the wife of Roddenberry until his death.

In 2000, the "Star trek" was listed in "the Guinness Book of records" as the franchise with the greatest number of spinoffs, including movies and TV shows.

According to their wills, the ashes of Gene Roddenberry and James Duane (the performer of the role of Scotty in the television series) in 1997 was launched into space in a special capsule on a rocket "Pegasus".

Initially, gene Roddenberry was planning to make the Klingons a lot less like humans than they are shown in the series, but it turned out that it would cost a tidy sum. The metal shade of the skin of the Klingons was made only in the third season. When years later began to make films, their budgets, as well as the requirements of the cinema finally allowed Roddenberry to put on screen your fantasies. Roddenberry jokingly commented on the difference between the Klingons in "Star trek" and other projects in the franchise as "the difference between the Northern and southern Klingons." In the projects that I have received a variety of explanations. In the episode "the Test tribiani" series "Star trek: deep space 9" (1993 — 1999), where the characters travel into the past, Dr. Bashir and miles O'brien suggest that changes in the appearance of Klingons are the result of interference at the genetic level, or viral mutations. Approval Worf,"... it is not a topic that the Klingons would discuss with outsiders". In the fourth and final season of the TV series "Star trek: enterprise" (2001-2005) the viewer is presented with an explanation that combines both hypotheses into one.

According to the producers Herbert F. Solow and Robert H. Justman, William Shatner, the growth of which only 175 centimeters, wore shoes with high soles to look taller Leonardo Nimoy. In such shoes Shatner was taller than 180 centimeters. Unfortunately, this had so much negative impact on his posture that gene Roddenberry eventually banned the actor for all these varieties, but instead told Nimoy and Kelly Deforest to wear shoes with a low sole.

The role Sarika (father of Spock), mark Lenard was the first actor who played the three main alien races — Romulan captain of a starship (in the episode "Balance of terror" of the television series "Star trek: the Original series" in 1966), the Vulcan Ambassador and Spock's father (in the episode "Journey to Babel" of the same TV series in 1967 and in several other episodes) and the captain of the Klingon spaceship (feature film, 1979's "Star trek").

Makeup Leonard Nimoy was a greenish color because the inhabitants of the planet Vulcan green blood. Makeup every time I mixed by hand, so shade in the different series was that more, less noticeable, and in many shots (especially closeups) are not visible.

George Takei, stated that his role and the number of replicas was cut from "star disease" by William Shatner. Shatner himself has always denied it, and the relationship between the actors after this statement was born spoiled. Norman Spinrad, writer and scriptwriter from one of the episodes, later explained that Shatner had the right to dominance in the frame contract with the Studio and the replica of the other actors do cut in favor of Shatner.

If "Star trek" renewed for a 4th season, the producers would put in the story Batters from the episode "the trouble with tribbles" (1967) as a periodically occurring negative character. Roger C. Carmel is the third time would play Harry Mudd. For the first time appeared on the screen would be Joanna, daughter of McCoy.

Engineer of the starship enterprise, Scotty's name is Montgomery Scott. The name of the character invented by James Duane and gene Roddenberry. Scott made a name because Roddenberry liked the Scottish pronunciation Doohan, "Montgomery" — the second name of James Duane.

Son of James Duane, not so long ago tried to buy at the auction held Hollywood wax Museum, the statue of his father in full growth, but some anonymous fan of "Star trek" offered a higher price.

In this series the characters of Sulu and Uhura were displayed without names, just under the names. Have Sulu had a name (Hikaru) in the books which they filmed the show, but on the screen it first said only in the feature film "Star trek 6: the Undiscovered country" (1991). In the extra materials menu on the DVD with the 2nd season of "Star trek" Nichelle Nichols said that she and Gene Roddenberry took over her character name Nyota (sometimes NRTI), which in Kiswahili means "star". "Uhura" — slightly changed the word "Uhuru", that same language means "freedom". Published in 1969 the book "the Creation of "Star trek" by Stephen George. Whitfield and Gene Roddenberry, this character was portrayed under the name "Penta". It is not known why, but many fans of the franchise refused to accept this name, although it was quite a reputable source. Name Nyota was first spoken by a screen in the feature film Star trek (2009) film company "Paramount Pictures".

The illumination of the working field of the Transporter was created as follows: industrial fan was lifted in the air aluminum powder, and it sent light a powerful spotlight.

In "Star trek" stylized as an arrowhead identification badge could only be seen on the uniform of the team members of the enterprise. Badges on the uniform of Starfleet officers who visited the ship were different. Officers in the rank of commander wore a badge in the shape of a star with emanating from it beams. By that time, as the franchise came to the big screen ("Star trek: the motion picture", 1979), a stylized arrowhead became the official symbol of Starfleet and remains so in all subsequent movies and spinoff. The only exception was the movie "Star trek: enterprise" (2001-2005), which takes place before the events depicted in "Star trek."

While working on the "Star by: the Original series" gene Roddenberry told one of the authors of the script by the name of Fountain to use only the initials D. K. Talking about Dorothy Catherine Fontana. In those years, TV networks are reluctant to take scripts written by women, about what Roddenberry was well aware.

Leonard Nimoy, who plays Spock, was the only actor who appeared in all 80 episodes of Star trek, including the pilot "the Cage", which was rejected in 1965 and which was released only in 1988.

Turbolift doors on the spaceship opened and closed, the workers behind the scenes who were pulling for tied to the door of the rope. They sneaked past the images of various decks of the enterprise to give the cockpit of the turbolift, the appearance of movement. Repeatedly it has happened that the actors in full operation ran into the closed doors of the spaceship, because someone working behind the scenes was distracted and missed the signal of the Director. At the Congress fans of "Star trek" often show a video, made from scenes in which William Shatner at full speed swoops not opened on time the door and starts to swear.

In at least two episodes of Star trek ("Miri" 1966, and "City on the edge of forever" 1967) used the scenery of the fictional town of Mayberry from "the Andy Griffith Show" (1960-1968). In the scene from the second episode where kirk walks Edith home, you can see the easily recognizable courthouse, Floyd's barbershop, Emmett's the Studio and shop of the first teleradiosvit sitcom of CBS.

The Klingons are the creation of screenwriter Gene L. Coon. Their first appearance on the screen happened in the episode "Mission of mercy", which premiered состоялась16 March 1967. Its name, this race is obliged to Lieutenant Wilbur to Klingen, which is the Creator of "Star trek" gene Roddenberry once served in the police of Los Angeles.

James Duane was in the cast of the series mainly because of its ability to speak with different accents. Gene Roddenberry didn't have any preference regarding the nationality of the chief engineer of the starship enterprise. During the screen test she tried some different accents, and with Roddenberry decided what to say Scotty should be from Scottish. Very useful doohan recalled several famous engineers and inventors from Scotland, in particular Robert Fulton (whose mother was Scottish).

William Shatner demanded that in the opening credits his name was typed 10% larger than the names of the actors Leonard Nimoy and Deforest Kelly, also starring in the lead roles.

One was written in the script of the episode with the participation of comedian Milton Berl. The episode was called "He walked among us." Berl had to play sociologist, which by chance fell on a primitive planet and for aboriginal people trying to act like God. Big fan of Star trek, burl wanted to play in it and to reveal new facets of his acting. Gene L. Coon rewrote the script of Norman Spinrad in Comedy. Spinrad was furious and demanded that the episode never removed. Gene Roddenberry read the script and Spinrad agreed.

Due to budgetary constraints, the authors of the series "Star trek: the Original season of" sometimes I had to come up with "parallel" or "mirror" the civilization of the earth type. So it was in the episode "Miri" (1966), where the enterprise opens a planet where only children live

As he wrote in his memoirs William Shatner, initially, Spock was supposed to give Deforest Kelly. Sam Kelly this statement was denied. He always preferred to do a Western. One day, gene Roddenberry convinced him to play the role of the lawyer in the pilot episode of a project that has failed. Next time Roddenberry invited Kelly to play the doctor. Seeing that westerns in Hollywood removed less and less, Kelly agreed. What physician he has to play something fantastic, he realized only on the set.

During filming, we used two models of the starship enterprise, one about the and the other more than three meters in length.

In any episode of any series and in any film franchise captain kirk utters the phrase "Take me up, Scotty" ("Beam me up, Scotty" — we are talking about the use of a transport beam). However, this expression became firmly associated with "Star way". It is often used in skits, and even in the title written by William Shatner's memoirs. Captain kirk periodically says something like: "Scotty, get us", "Take me", "Scotty, take me", "Take them out of there, Scotty", etc., but in what order these words ("Take me up, Scotty") says never. In the episode "call of the Lorelei" project "Star trek" (1973-1975) kirk says, "Take us up, Scotty".

The role of captain Christopher Pike in the pilot episode "the Cage" (1988) of the project "Star trek" offered the actor Lloyd Bridges, but he refused, deciding that shooting in a sci-Fi series would adversely affect his career. Pike was played by Jeffrey hunter. Immediately after the pilot episode, hunter was replaced, as the authors of the series have considered its requirements in respect of the fee are too high.

The inclined tunnel leading to the fairing warp engines of the enterprise is called a "tunnel Jeffries" in honor of art Director Walter M. Jefferies.

Mark Lenard (Sarek) & Leonard Nimoy (Spock) played the roles of father and son, although Leonard Nimoy was older by 6 years.

Originally, gene Roddenberry wanted to make a Spock skin reddish. For actor Leonard Nimoy, this would mean extra hours spent in the dressing room before filming. Luckily for him, the audition has shown that reddish skin on a black and white screen just looks black. So this idea had to reject, because most of the televisions in the 1960-ies was black and white.

In the initial period of work on the series was planned to make Chekhov's British. Actor (Walter Koenig) for this character were selected so that his appearance and mannerisms reminded participants of "The Beatles" and "The Monkees". In General, it is believed that the members of these groups inspired the authors of the series creating a character Pavel Chekhov.

Captain kirk gave McCoy the nickname "bones", that is "Bones". The origin of this word goes back to the "bone doctor", as often referred to surgeons, especially in the army and Navy. This word is often found in westerns, where gene Roddenberry, deforest Kelley and other actors and members of the crew began his career in film before shooting "Star trek." The term is related to the amputation, which until recently was used quite often. Kirk calls McCoy "sawbones" in the episode "piece of the action" (1968). In the original script of the episode "shore leave" (1966) also calls McCoy and Sulu. It should be noted that in the 2009 film "Star trek" (eleventh feature film, which takes place in the time line, an alternative that which operates in the universe of "Star trek") offers another explanation of the origin of the nickname. In conversation with captain McCoy says ex-wife in the divorce robbed it is not something that to the bone, literally to the bone.

Form captain Kirk had to do green, as William Shatner recovered, and the green color somewhat hides this deficiency.

Some elements of the image of Spock is the executor of his role Leonard Nimoy came up right on the set. For example, "the Vulcan neck pinch," he offered during the filming of the episode "the Enemy within" (1966), where Spock had to neutralize the enemy. "Vulcan greeting" was coined during the filming of the episode "fury" (1967). The traditional greeting in the company of Vulcans was slightly modified hand gesture during the Jewish religious ritual.

Leonard Nimoy and Majel Barrett — the only actors, starring in the first ("Cell", 1988) and the last one ("Invasion of the werewolf", 1969) episodes of "Star trek."

The music, which begins the series, was the written word, although not used (the text can be found in the book by Stephen G. Whitfield "Creating „Star trek“). The poems were written by gene Roddenberry, but not in the hope that will hear them (it was useless), and that his name was once again mentioned in the credits, and he was thus able to qualify for royalties, together with the composer Alexander Courage. This happened after about a year after the release of the series on the screens. Roddenberry referred to a certain clause in the contract, the existence of which the Courage, as he himself said, did not have the slightest idea. Courage did not go to court. However, he repeatedly expressed displeasure at the fact that Roddenberry ripped off his half of the fee for the popular tune. In response Roddenberry said, "well, I have something to live for. And what I got for "Star trek," not clear". Courage and Roddenberry never worked together after the first season of "Star trek", although the melody, in question, in various arrangements then can be heard spinoff.

In the opening credits of the first season of "Star trek" (1966) was given the names William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy. Name Deforest Kelly added to the credits only at the beginning of the second season. The names of the actors who played in all episodes (James Duane, Walter Koenig, Nichols and Nichelle George Takei,) was given in the final credits in all three seasons.

In several episodes of the series featured alcohol. "Aldebaran whiskey" used bottles of tequila "Cuervo Gold 1800" and brandy reptilian civilizations were "poured" into bottles in the shape of the carafe from the "George Dickel Tennessee Sour Marsh Whiskey".

In 1963, Leonard Nimoy starred in the Gene Roddenberry series "the Lieutenant". When working on "Star way" Roddenberry realized that he choose not particularly necessary, he decided that the role of Spock perfectly Nimoy, although the first to play this character suggested to Martin Landau. Nimoy could bring the image of Spock from planet Vulcan. When work on the series ended in 1966, Nimoy agreed to be the expert on reincarnation in the television series "Mission: impossible" (1966-1973), which was previously played Landau. Since work on both series was on the line for the same set, for Nimoy it was very comfortable. Later, Landau will play in another sci-Fi series about the study of deep space ("Space: 1999", 1975-1977). The final season of this series will be produced by Fred Freiberger. Ironically, Freiberger also became a producer on the latest season of "Star trek."

A three-meter model of the starship enterprise on display in the National Museum of air and space (Smithsonian institution, Washington, D.C.).

One time gene Roddenberry wanted on Board was a platoon of Marines, Starfleet, but these characters never appeared in "Star trek." Marines only appeared in the feature films "Star trek 6: the Undiscovered country" (1991) and Star trek: deep space 9" (1993). Then the space Marines — they were called MAKO by name services Mobile Assault Command Operations, or MACO — become part of the crew of the spaceship in the 2003-2004 season of the TV series "Star trek: enterprise" (2001-2005).

In the pilot episode "the Cage" (1988) Keeper of the zoo on the planet Talos IV announced Malachi the Throne. This episode was the first, which was played by Leonard Nimoy. In the second part episode of "Unification" of the TV series "Star trek: the Next generation" (1987-1994) the Throne and Nimoy appeared again together. It was Nimoy's last appearance in television series about the wanderings of the starship enterprise.

The episodes of "the Cage" (1988) and "Where no foot of man" (1966) were the only shooting which took place not on the current shooting area of the Studio "Paramount" in Hollywood. They were taken in the present pavilions "Sony Pictures Culver Studios" in CULVER city on the South-West of the state of California.

29 Jun 2007 the American weekly magazine "TV Guide" has put "Star trek" to the top of the list of the top 30 cult shows of all time.

In the period of the first Shuttle launches, Nichelle Nichols was the official representative of NASA.

Each episode begins with the date that it describes events. This is done in order to help the viewer to dive into the world of the future. Television network NBC has released the episodes aired in a random order, so the sequence of dates is not met.

William Shatner and James Dugan were born in Canada.

Patronymic Pavel Chekhov — Andreevich. James T. kirk and Chekov were the only characters in the series, whose second name (in the case of Chekhov — the first name) or the first letter known to the audience.

During the filming of the second season there were rumors that at the end of the project will be closed. A group of fans of science fiction under the guidance of Betty Jo Trimble organized a campaign in support of the series, literally burying the "NBC" letters with a request to continue the project for a third season. The campaign was so successful that the project has decided not to close. Moreover, during the rerun of the second season for the credits in some episodes left ad. In it, the authors of the series thanked the audience for their support and promised the release of the third season in the near future.

For writers working on different episodes of the series, was released on a collection of information about the main characters and their biographies. According to this collection, Leonard McCoy had a daughter. She was about 20 years old, and her name was Joanna. In any episode, this fact was not mentioned, although there have been several unsuccessful attempts to enter Joanna in the storyline. Irina, a character from the episode "Way to Eden" (1969), played by actress Mary Linda Raplee, in the original scenario was Joanna. Joanna is also mentioned in several episodes of the animated series and in various novels and comic books based on the universe of "Star trek." In the feature film "Star trek" (2009) McCoy in conversation with James kirk mentions the divorce, although not say a word about my daughter.

George Takei, stated in 2014 that the set was aware of his homosexual preferences. Once in a private conversation with Gene Roddenberry, he suggested as an idea for a story, to command the enterprise, met an alien race of homosexuals. Was born said that the idea of Roddenberry liked it, but he rejected it, having considered too revolutionary.

Character Chekhov was added in the second season of the series. This was done to expand the audience, preferably a female. Some claim (it is, however, unproven) that gene Roddenberry created this character in response to a critical article in the newspaper "Pravda", which allegedly stated that in spite of Soviet leadership in space exploration, the starship enterprise was not a single Russian. We can assume that the "Truth" nothing like this has ever published, because "Star trek" in the Soviet Union showed.

The main female role in the series was to play grace Lee Whitney — its no wonder the first character named Janice Rand was one of the main actors. And towards the middle of the first season the producers decided to part ways with this character, much to the displeasure of fans. Whitney as Rand appears again almost all taken later films of the franchise.

According to the exposition closed in 2007, Hollywood entertainment Museum, by the fall of 2003 remained only a few scattered elements of the bridge of the starship enterprise, created for the filming of the 1960-ies. The exhibition also included two doors from the original scenery of the show (which opened the exposition). Say that the captain's chair from the bridge of the enterprise is now in one of the bookstores in Los Angeles.

Parting words of Spock "Live long and prosper" climbed to fifth place in the ranking of the 20 most popular telebras version of the American weekly magazine about television "TV Guide" (release from 21 to 27 August 2005).

In those years the actor has often participated in different series, filmed on the same site. The same actors starred in the various episodes of the project "Star trek" (1966), "Batman" (1966), "Mission: impossible" (1966), "Get smart" (1965), "Temporary space" (1966), "lost in space" (1965) and "Wild wild West" (1965). Many of them starred in the TV series "the twilight zone" (1959).

The episode "mirror, Mirror" (it premiered on October 6, 1967) was the only one in the entire series, where Scotty performed by James Duane familiarly drawn to Kirk, played by William Shatner, by name.

The footage, which was the final credits of the episodes were selected according to certain rules. First was an image of starship enterprise in space or in orbit (it was the 1st and 2nd seasons) or head of mellanine from the episode "Ghost gun" (1968, 3rd season). The second shot, usually taken from the just-completed episode, and then almost to the end was given footage from previous episodes. The latest frame, against which the end credits, showing either the Orion slave girl ("the Cage" in 1988) from the 1st season, or Possible ("Karbonatnye maneuver" in 1966) from the 2nd season, or just the space (the frame of the 3rd season). It may also be noted that the initial and final credits of the episodes of the 1st and 2nd seasons were yellow and in the 3rd season color is changed to blue.

A race of humanoid Romulans invented by the screenwriter Paul Schneider, who wanted to create"... antagonists (team enterprise) in Roman style... something like a civilization of Ancient Rome, evolved to the level of space flight".

The enterprise is a starship class "Constitution". The Shuttle enterprise, named in his honor after the fans of the franchise campaign was to be called "Constitution". The starship enterprise (Enterprise NCC-1701) got its name in honor of the aircraft carrier with the same name (Enterprise CVN-65), which, along with the sailing ship "Constitution" (or "old Ironsides"), was one of the ships of the U.S. Navy with the longest track record.

In many episodes on the screen you can see the artwork of the alien races. They represented the foam inserts from boxes to tape recorders purchased for use in the TV series "Mission: impossible" (1966) companies "Desilu Productions and Paramount Television". They simply painted and made of them a variety of shapes.

The crews of the "enterprise" of all of the TV series "Star trek" took second place in the ranking of the 25 greatest science fiction legends by the weekly "TV Guide" (issue 1, August 2004).

During the first season the producers thought that Leonard Nimoy may refuse to continue to participate in the filming. In this case there was a list of actors who could replace him in the role of Spock. One of them was mark Lenard, who would later play Sarika, Spock's father.

The claim that the hull number of the starship enterprise "NCC-1701" is related to vintage biplane Walter M. Jefferies "Waco" with the registration number NCC17704 not baseless. In the words of Jeffreys, the code of the NCC indicating the ship to Starfleet included the letters NC (international designation American merchant ships) and CC CC (Russian). Numbers 1701 was selected for its ease of perception: figure 17 meant the project number and 01 is the fact that the enterprise was the lead ship of the project, descended from the stocks. It should be noted that in the archives there are data on aircraft "Waco YKS" with registration number NC17701.

Gene Roddenberry wanted Starfleet of the United Federation of planets consisted of 12 or 15 ships of the type "enterprise" (due to the duration and cost of their construction). That is why the new and unknown planets and races it across the Enterprise. That is why in critical situations, it is the enterprise is the only one located in relative proximity to the ship, Starfleet, able to help or resolve the crisis. That all changed with the advent of feature films and especially TV series "Star trek: the Next generation" (1987-1994), in which "the enterprise NCC1701-D" is the flagship of the whole Armada of starships plying the galaxy.

The episode "Who mourns for Adonis?" (1967) was the first in which he played all seven members of the original cast, including Walter Koenig (the performer of the role of Pavel Chekhov). He was the last person included in the cast at the beginning of the 2nd season.

Initially, gene Roddenberry chose composer Jerry goldsmith, although in the end it was Alexander Courage. Many years later, goldsmith to write music for "Star trek: the Movie" (1979), and later she will use for musical design TV series "Star trek: the Next generation" (1987-1994).

According to the comments of the authors of the film on DVD, the scenery of the series is made from lightweight panels that could be easily moved and which, after simple manipulations it was possible to use in other projects.

Scenery depicting cabins Spock and captain Kirk, consisted of one set of elements.

Paul was also called father of the famous writer Anton Chekhov.

In the discarded pilot episode "the Cage" (1988) Spock is much more human and deep character. This is evident in the flashbacks of "Cells", built in both parts of the episode "the Menagerie" (1966).

As written by gene Roddenberry in the book "the Creation of "Star trek", captain kirk was born in Iowa. A more precise place of birth nowhere in the series is not mentioned. In 1985 the town of riverside, Iowa officially proclaimed itself "the site of the future birth of James T. Kirk". This is the idea the city authorities have offered Steve Miller, city Council member, who read the book of Roddenberry. The proposal was accepted unanimously. The city Council appealed to Roddenberry and asked for permission to declare riverside the birthplace of Kirk, and permission was granted. The city in question, known for many associated with the franchise of objects, exhibitions and events. There's also a model of the starship enterprise called a spaceship, riverside, and held an annual festival "Riverside way".

When the series began to broadcast other TV, gene Roddenberry believed that his popularity, which was higher than expected, the project is required and that interest will soon fade.

First commercial broadcasting television network CBS have expressed interest in filming the sequel of the series, but in the end chose to focus on another project that was already in the TV series "lost in space" (1965-1968). CBS retained the rights to "Star trek" and began its spread through the corporate relations of "Paramount Pictures".

Each ship and each base Starfleet had its own symbol, and the corresponding patch can be seen on the left side of the chest shaped jackets staff. Symbol enterprise has become a famous icon in the shape of an arrowhead. A symbol, resembling a boomerang, meant the command structure of Starfleet.

The three actors starring in the series were the children or grandchildren of Russian and Jewish immigrants. Grandparents are William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy parents moved to North America from Ukraine, then as the mother and father Walter Koenig was originally from Lithuania.

Like their characters, kirk and Spock, William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy have become in life good friends. Some other members of the cast, in particular James Duane and George Takei, have argued that it is difficult to work with Shatner. Did not work out for them with Shatner and personal relationships.

The episode "shore leave" (1966) was the only one where the starship enterprise is drawn to orbit around the planet right to left. The footage that precedes the opening credits of the episode "mirror, Mirror" (1967), the enterprise falls into an alternate universe and also revolves around the planet from right to left, but after the credits is rotated in the opposite direction.

According to the DVD commentary, the turbolift was a rotating drum, in which was cut a hole. It periodically appeared and disappeared again the light that created the illusion of movement.

George Takei, missed filming a few episodes of the 2nd season due to participation in the filming of the movie "the Green berets" (1968).

There are several versions explaining why the character of Janice Rand was removed after eight episodes of the 1st season. Gene Roddenberry referred to the difficulties with financing. Other sources claimed that the development of the storyline that character has ceased to be needed as the potential of the beloved captain Kirk. I have also said that grace Lee Whitney had problems with alcohol that had affected her game. The actress once said that she had to leave due to sexual harassment by officials of teleradiosvit. Later Whitney will act in the role of Rand in the feature films of the franchise, and in the episode "Flashback" (1996), "Star trek: Voyager" (1995-2001).

For the role of Spock actor Leonard Nimoy at the end of each of the three seasons were nominated for the award "Emmy" in the nomination "best drama actor". It was the only nomination in the history of the series franchise in the performing categories.

At first it was proposed to give to the race of Klingons Asian features, however, this idea was abandoned. However, the concept of the military caste to civilization Klingons, the Empire is similar to the reality of some Asian Nations. The Klingon Empire became the screen incarnation of the Soviet Union. The plots of the episodes involving the Klingons, reflect the problems and disagreements between opposing political systems during the cold war where the United Federation of planets had portrayed the U.S. and its allies. Changes in the Soviet Union/Russia, reflected in the images of the races of Klingons, drawn in feature films and later series. Race the Romulans, more closed from prying eyes, and speakers in Alliance with the Klingons, eventually began to associate with Communist China.

The creation of the transporters and, more broadly, the application of the concept of teleportation, the authors of the series are required time constraints, and financial considerations. Shows takeoff and landing of the starship enterprise on a new planet nearly every episode would take too much time. Last but not least, Jean Roddenberry and have not found a way to screen the landing and takeoff of a spaceship for a little money, but so that it would look right.

"Star trek" was one of the last projects of the company "Desilu Productions", which were desi Arnaz and Lucille ball.

Favorite episode of James Duane was the "doomsday Machine", which premiered October 20, 1967.

Favorite episodes Leonard Nimoy was "This side of Paradise" (1967), "Time of anger" (1967), "the City on the edge of forever (1967), "Net time" (1966), "Path to Babylon" (1967) and "the Devil in the dark" (1967).

In his autobiography, William Shatner wrote that while working on the series they with Leonard Nonoem didn't get along. Considering himself the star of the show, the actor simply was jealous of Nimoy to his many fans. Nimoy has mentioned in his memoirs that Shatner has repeatedly taken his remarks in the episodes. Once on set there was a photographer from Life magazine with a mission to do about Nimogo photos. Shatner was furious, demanded that outsiders from the platform was removed, and refused to leave my dressing room. Nimoy said that, too, will sit in the dressing room, while the photographer will not be allowed to return and be present. Shooting was stalled for several hours until the actors were persuaded to go to the set. As later recalled by NIMA, for advice on how to resolve the vendetta between the two key actors, gene Roddenberry turned to Isaac Asimov. Shatner and Nimoy made it up while working on a feature-length films in the franchise and remained friends until the death of Nimoy in 2015.

James Hong auditioned for the role of Sulu, but got it in the end George was born.

In 2011, Nichelle Nichols said that auditioned for the role of Spock.

In the entire franchise Spock known simply by this name, but in the episode "This side of Paradise" (1967) he mentioned that he has a name that non-Vulcans not to say.

In the mid 2000-ies of the town of Scotland staged a competition for the right to declare itself the birthplace and hometown of Scotty. The town of Linlithgow was required to grant this right to him, referring to some notes in the shooting script. The competition was won by Aberdeen. His victory he was obliged conversation from the episode "Wolf in the fold" (1967). In addition, James Duane once confessed that he had copied the accent of Scotty from the familiar him a resident of this city.

Favorite episode Deforest Kelly was "Empath", which premiered on 6 December 1968.

"Time to strip" (29 September 1966) was a favorite episode of George Takei,.

"Miri" (1966), the eighth episode of the 1st season, caused an uproar in Britain, where the address is BBC received many complaints from parents. Those believed that children should be protected from viewing of the series, which addresses the issues of madness, torture, sadism and disease. "BBC" made this episode off the air. Next time the UK "Miri" was only shown in 1990-ies.

"Star trek" was the only element of the franchise, in which actors were filmed and permanent staff from other television series and films "Star trek." Diana Muldur that played in the episodes "Return to tomorrow" (1968) and "Is it really lovely?" (1968) later played the ship's doctor Katherine Pulaski in the 2nd season of the television series "Star trek: the Next generation" (1987-1994). Mulder appeared in almost every episode this season, but a permanent part of the crew and did not get.

A character named Garr Mudd played in the first two seasons of "Star trek". The story with this character was written for one of the episodes of the 3rd, but Roger C. Carmel was not able to participate in the filming, and the episode was delayed until the 4th season (which never came because the series was discontinued). Subsequently, the Carmel voiced this character in the episode "Mudd's Passion" (1973) 1st season Star trek (1973-1974). Mudd wanted to include in the plot of the film "Star trek 4: the voyage home" (1986) and "Star trek: the Next generation" (1987-1994), but these plans were prevented by deteriorating health of the actor and his death. Character Mudd will still appear in various spinoff, comics and other non-canonical works describing the universe of "Star trek."

Before Star trek William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy appeared together in one of the episodes of the 1st season of the television series "Agents of A. N. K. L." (1964-1968).

Episodes "the Devil in the dark" (1967) and "City on the edge of forever" (1967), 1st season William Shatner called his favorite.

Walter Koenig claimed that had no idea that it took on the role of Pavel Chekhov, until he was called to the dressing room and began to take measurements.

The name Sulu is not a Japanese. Gene Roddenberry named the character in honor of the Sulu sea, which, he noted, washes the shores of only Asian countries. The role auditioned for various characters of Asian descent. Selected with George Takei, whose Japanese roots brought fans to the mistaken belief that Sulu is Japanese too.

When Nichelle Nichols was asked to name her favorite episode, she said: "Any in which Uhura is selected from the bridge of the enterprise.

The storyline of most episodes revolves around Kirk, Spock and McCoy. Producers have repeatedly expressed their desire to shoot episodes, where most of the screen time will be devoted to the actors of the second plan. Over time, Scotty was really a major issue, but the episodes where the focus would be Sulu, Chekov or Uhura, was never lifted, despite all promises and intentions.

Allegedly Lou Chimera, conflicts between actors on the set were not. On the other hand, it is known that William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy counted replicas of their characters and outraged when someone came out smaller than the other.

Favorite episode Walter Koenig was the "Ghost guns", which premiered on 25 October 1968.

At the beginning of the filming of the second season the producers asked George Takei, and Walter Koenig to sit in the chair on the bridge facing the screen mounted behind them the camera and told the actors "maintain the spaceship" — push buttons, toggle switches and so on. Then George asked "to turn around with a worried face to the camera", then the same request was addressed to Walter. Then both actors had to turn to the camera at the same time and look alarmed. As they explained, this was done in order to save time in the future and not to remove their anxious faces again and again when required in the story. How many times this point is then included in a series and what exactly is unknown.

Spaceships in science fiction always portrayed either as flying saucers, cigar-shaped or elongated objects. The starship enterprise was embodied both concepts.

A source of inspiration for designers, who worked on the look of the architecture of the future, and is also used in the TV series "Star trek" scenery largely inspired by the ideas, what they had seen in the pavilions of the world exhibition in new York 1964-5 years.

Holders of canadian banknotes $ 5 often finish the portrait of sir Wilfrid Laurier on the bill so that it was similar to Spock (the one canadian politician was strikingly similar to the actor). In everyday life such notes were called "Spock". In 2013, Laurier's portrait on the bill changed to the resemblance with the actor has become less distinct.

Favorite episode, Nichelle Nichols was "Plato's Stepchildren", which premiered on 22 November 1968.

In the final credits of the second season of the name of Herbert F. Solow, Vice-President of "Desilu Studios" and one of the producers of the series, went on the background image a Large Balcony from the episode "Karbonatnye maneuver" (1966), the mysterious creatures opposed to "enterprise" and his team. This bar is perfectly demonstrates the attitude of the filmmakers and the cast to Solow.

In world war II James Duane, who plays Scotty, lost the middle finger on his right hand. Removed it specifically so that this injury is invisible. And still no finger can be seen in the episode "Cat's paw" (1967). When Scotty directs the Phaser to Kirk and Spock, you see that the stick he holds only two fingers. No finger on the hand of the actor can be seen in the episode "the Problem with trible" (1967), where from the distributing device instead of the expected captain kirk lunch appear tribly and here comes Scotty with a bunch of these creatures on hand.

In the episode "Plato's Stepchildren", which premiered November 22, 1968, was included first in the history of American TV series kiss white men and black women. We are talking about the characters William Shatner (kirk) and Nichelle Nichols (Uhura). The mise EN scene has caused in society a wide resonance. "Star trek" has a lot of social ideas unheard of in the then American society, but Nichols once said that the letters to the Studio about this kiss was more intense than any other reason. Star trek lost the right to be called the first, which depicted a kiss white men and black women. Not so long ago in the archives was found a tape recording of a similar kiss happened 6 years before kiss of Kirk and Uhura.

The instructions for a future time when the story unfolds the television series, is contradictory. Calendar year what is happening with the Enterprise adventures not mentioned in any episode. Himself gene Roddenberry once stated that all these events may occur between the 21st and 31st century. However, in the episode "Tomorrow is yesterday" (1967) describes the journey back in time to Earth in the 1960-ies, where Kirk is arrested by the guards air force base. One of the officers threatened to put Kirk under the castle for two hundred years, if he won't tell us who and what he wants, and captain quietly says the words: "Well, more or less close". In the episode "Space seed" (1967) the enterprise discovers a space ship in suspended animation are genetically created on Earth in the late 20th century people. So, when one of them asked: "How much (we spent in suspended animation)?" — and hear in response: "We believe that a couple of centuries". On the Billboard before the release of "Star trek: the Movie" (1979) was the inscription begins "In the 23rd century...". This inscription has caused the outrage of fans, priputnevich a reference to the time of the TV series. The inscription on the poster was changed to the less specific, but the fans never believed the explanation that the reference to the 23rd century was just a mistake. The words "In the 23rd century" appear after the opening credits in the movie "Star trek 2: the Wrath of Khan" (1982). Calendar time for the events of the franchise was determined by the release of "Star trek: the Next generation" (1987-1994). Judging by this officially recognized the chronology of the franchise, the events of Star trek take place between 2266 and 2269 years. In the episode "Кью2" (2001) TV series "Star trek: Voyager" (1995-2001) it was mentioned that a five-year voyage of the enterprise under captain Kirk ended in 2270 year. The time frame within the boundaries of the 23rd century, received a more precise definition only in the movie "Star trek 4: the voyage home" (1986) in a conversation between kirk and Dr. Gillian Taylor (played by Catherine Hicks).

"Star trek" — the only one of five television series of the franchise, which do not appear and in which no links on the next alien race: the Ferengi, the Borg, cardassians, bajorans, betazoids, bolian, iridian, trill, benzite, brinny, El auriane and nascency. (In the episode "Gutoski Squire" 1967 appears character by the name of Trelan, which by default belongs to the race of q, though it says nothing).

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