Star Trek The True Story Opening Title

First broadcast on the Discovery Channel in the USA on 5 January, 2013, thus was the 29th episode in the "The True Story" documentary series.

It was also broadcast in the UK by Channel 5 on 9 May, 2013 and by Arte, in France, on 9 September 2016.

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Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Scotty and Chekov - All Names Contain A "K" Sound!

Have you ever noticed just how often the "K" syllable turns up in names in Star Trek, particularly in The Original Series? Gene Roddenberry seems to have had a fondness for them!

Why would he use this sound so frequently? Maybe because a hard-sounding syllable makes a name stronger or appear like it's owner has …

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Chaos On The Bridge

Last week, I posted about William Shatner's The Captains documentary being up on Netflix.

I found another documentary created by Shatner on Netflix, which is definitely worth watching, especially if you're a Next Gen fan - Chaos On The Bridge. It appears to be available in most Netflix regions.

Chaos runs for just under …

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Star Trek Pilot: The Cage

In case you're not aware, The Cage was the first pilot for Star Trek in 1964 for the NBC network who thought it too cerebral for their viewers. But they liked the concept of the show, so commissioned another pilot - Where No Man Has Gone Before. The Cage was never aired and fans …

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Happy 49th Birthday Star trek

September 8, 1966 saw a new science fiction show appear on the NBC channel  in the USA - Star Trek. It didn't air in the UK (on BBC) until 12 July 1969. As we all know, it ran for 3 seasons and the rest is history.

It's creator, Gene Roddenberry, had drafted a proposal for …

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Star Trek: Enterprise

When Enterprise first aired on Sky back in 2001, I was underwhelmed. That title song nearly killed my watching it there and then, but I did stick with the series for a few episodes. Until I got bored with the bad stories.

Many years later, when Enterprise came out on DVD (or here for

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The Star Trek fans are alive and well to this day and Gene Roddenberry would be proud indeed. Although he died in October of 1991, it seems his fans have taken his brand and made it into a cult like following, propelling the future through Science Fiction.

In fact, if you want to learn more …

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Watch Star Trek DS9 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (DVD) Review

Nominated for 28 Emmys, including several for Outstanding Visual Effects, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine continues the rich tradition of the original 1960s Star Trek franchise. Created by former L.A. police officer Gene Roddenberry, the Star Trek TV series morphed into a franchise famous …

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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Cast Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (Season 2) DVD Review

Nominated for 28 Emmys, including several for Outstanding Visual Effects, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine continues the rich tradition of the original 1960s Star Trek franchise. Created by former L.A. police officer Gene Roddenberry, the Star Trek TV series morphed into a franchise famous for the …

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Star Trek: The Next Generation cast Star Trek The Next Generation Season 1-7 DVD Boxset

Star Trek: The Next Generation (often abbreviated to TNG) is an American science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry as part of the Star Trek franchise. Created about 21 years after the original Star Trek, and set in the 24th century from the year 2364 …

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