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Entertainment | The Original Series

Star Trek: Why Ellison Wanted His Name Off 'City on the Edge of Forever'

It took over ten months to produce a final script for one of Star Trek's best episodes, with unpaid rewrites and changes infuriating Harlan Ellison.

Entertainment | The Original Series

Star Trek: The Original Series' Theme Had Lyrics (And They're Terrible)

Though they never aired, lyrics did exist for the iconic Star Trek theme, and they're almost as bad as the history behind them.

Entertainment | The Original Series

Star Trek: Why the Enterprise Was Originally the Yorktown

Behind the original name for Star Trek's Enterprise is American history, though this hasn't made Yorktown a major player in the franchise's canon.

Entertainment | The Original Series

How Martin Luther King Jr. Kept 'Star Trek' Flying High | Mental Floss

Civil rights activist and stealth Trekker Martin Luther King Jr. had an intense conversation with one of the show's main cast members in order to keep the series intact.

Entertainment | The Original Series

Live Long and Prosper! Here Are 15 Fun Facts About Star Trek to Celebrate the Show's 55th Anniversary

The original Star Trek TV series celebrates its 55th anniversary in 2021. Here are some fun facts about the series, which starred William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Nichelle Nichols and DeForest Kelley.

Entertainment | The Original Series

Trekkies Can Thank Herb Solow For The Most Famous Star Trek Plot Device

Famed producer Herb Solow recently died at the age of 89-years-old. But, did you know he created Star Trek's Captain's Log?

Entertainment | The Original Series

The Quarantine Stream: Over 50 Years After it Aired, 'Star Trek' Remains One of the Greatest TV Shows of All Time

(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.) The Series: Star Trek Where You Can Stream It: Netflix, Amazon, and CBS All Access The Pitch: Cap

Entertainment | The Original Series

We’re Gonna Put The Bag On You: Tarantino Star Trek Mobster Movie Could Reconnect The Series' Two Timelines

The mobster planet from the classic 'Star Trek' episode "A Piece of the Action" could be a sneaky link to more than one continuity.

Entertainment | The Original Series

Star Trek: The Original Series Needs A Real Origin Story | Den of Geek

The first year of Kirk, Spock, and Bones' mission on the Enterprise has never officially been explored in Star Trek canon.

Entertainment | The Original Series

Star Trek: The Original Series’ Must-Watch Episodes

Star Trek. It’s one of the most quintessential pieces of science-fiction television around. And there’s a whole damn lot of it, even if you cut it down to the current eight different shows in the franchise (there’s even more on the way!). Want to start, b

Entertainment | The Original Series

Geniuses Determine How Long It Would Take for Star Trek's Tribbles to Completely Fill the Enterprise

Scientists made a growth equation for Star Trek’s tribbles—those purring balls of fluff that rapidly multiply aboard the Enterprise in a classic episode.

Entertainment | The Original Series

How Lucille Ball Helped Star Trek Become a Cultural Icon

The journey to get Star Trek: The Original Series on television was a long and arduous one, but series creator Gene Roddenberry had help from an unlikely heroine. Without the help of this woman and her studio, the franchise may have stalled and never seen

Entertainment | The Original Series

Star Trek: I, Mudd Turns 52 Today

“I, Mudd,” written by “Mudd’s Women” scribe Stephen Kandel, is a fun and entertaining hour of Star Trek: The Original Series.

Entertainment | The Original Series

Star Trek: What Happened To Bones After TOS & Movies?

Star Trek's Dr. Leonard McCoy's (DeForrest Kelley) Starfleet career continued after the TOS movies. Here's what Bones did in the 24th century.

Entertainment | The Original Series

Happy 88th, William Shatner: We're toasting the 'Trek' legend's birthday with a look at Kirk's best moments!

William Shatner — the man, the legend, Star Trek's original Captain James T. Kirk — turns 88 years young today, and there's just no stopping him! He’s still acting, singing, writing books, riding horses, raising money for charity, and traversing

Entertainment | The Original Series

'Star Trek: Year Five' to Explore Hidden Chapter of Enterprise History

The comic book from IDW Publishing will look at the final year of the crew's original mission.

Entertainment | The Original Series

For William Shatner, Early 'Star Trek' Was Far From Glamorous

William Shatner had a difficult time the first few years after 'Star Trek' premiered, as it wasn't popular yet.

Entertainment | The Original Series

In defense of "Spock's Brain," which is not the worst 'Star Trek' episode

The third season premiere shows up on many Worst of 'Star Trek' lists, but is it really so bad?

Entertainment | The Original Series

Here's what Spock was originally going to look like on 'Star Trek'

"Wagon Train to the stars." That was famously the basic pitch from Gene Roddenberry when he was explaining his science-fiction series Star Trek. While the voyages of the Enterprise certainly share some narrative similarities with that wandering Western show, the influences behind Star Trek run a little deeper.