TV Trivia: Star Trek (The Original Series)

Q1. What is the famous phrase from the opening credits, and title of the 2nd Star Trek pilot episode (which was also the first episode starring William Shatner)?

Q2. What's the most famous Canadian connection on Star Trek?

Enjoy the CBS Star Trek original series clip below featuring Leonard Nimoy (Spock) and William Shatner (Captain James T. Kirk).

The cult classic and somewhat campy original TV show Star Trek ran from September 8, 1966 to June 3, 1969 on NBC. Perhaps the most popular science fiction television show of all time, the original TV series inspired books, comic books, games, toys, movies, additional/spin-off TV series and fan conventions - all of which continue today, 45 years after the original series went off the air. Numerous phrases, gestures (the two-fingered V for Vulcan, from the character Spock) and philosophies featured on the show have made their way from snippets of pop-culture history to mainstream awareness and usage.

Freelance writer, sci-fi fan and Star Trek TV show creator and producer Gene Roddenberry and actor DeForest Kelly, who played Chief Medical Officer Leonard "Bones" McCoy, have both passed away. 83 year old co-stars and good friends Leonard Nimoy (Spock) and William Shatner (Captain James T. Kirk) are now active seniors, still performing.

A1. boldly go "Where No Man Has Gone Before" was part of the opening voice-over performed by William Shatner.

A2. Canadian actor William Shatner, Captain James T. Kirk

Anita Hamilton

Baby boomer Anita Hamilton has always been interested in the "real people" stories behind the characters that create and inhabit the world of music, books, movies, television shows, current events, history, etc. A lifelong love of research (ok, nosiness) and writing, combined with a loving and supportive family and 3 mini-dachshund minions, keeps her busy.


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