The Original Series (1966-69)

The first aired series in the franchise was simply known as Star Trek at the time. It was produced and pitched by Gene Roddenberry and Desilu productions. Production on the series began in the mid-sixties, but the first pilot did not completely win over the NBC executives. So in a rare decision, they decided to allow Roddenberry to reshoot the pilot with some changes and come before them again. The second pilot won them a place in the line up.

Not all episodes were rewatched as I have a few episodes I disliked enough that I don’t want to watch it a second time.

Season 1 (1966-67)

The first season aired from September 1966 to April 1967. It contained 29 fifty minute episodes which were aired on a weekly basis. They were not aired in production order.

Season 1 contains the popular episodes The Corbomite Maneuver and The City on the Edge of Forever. It also contained the only two parter episode that TOS would ever have: The Menagerie. This episode combined the original pilot with some new footage to help reduce the costs of the show.

Main Cast (well, my definition of main rather then NBCs):

William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk
Leonard Nimoy as Commander Spock (unpronounceable)
DeForest Kelley as Lt. Commander Dr. Leonard McCoy
James Doohan as Lt. Commander Montgomery “Scotty” Scott
Nichelle Nichols as Lt. Nyota Uhura
George Takei as Lt. Hikaru Sulu
Majel Barett as Lt. Christine Chapel, RN | Computer Voice.

23 Redshirts were lost in this season.

Season 2 (1967-1968)

A better summery to come.

Main Cast Additions:

Walter Koenig as Ensign Pavel Chekov

21 Redshirts were killed in the course of this season.

Season 3 (1968-1969)

Better Summery to come.

9 crew people died this season, making it the safest season. 55 crew people in all during the course of TOS have died.