star trek 50 years of a new frontier

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Star trek was started by GENE RODDENBERRY as he wanted a show that would be different then anything done before that would explore new ideas. Star Trek was part of the culmination of space fascination that had begun with Sputnik’s launch in 1957 and wouldn’t reach its peak until Neil Armstrong made his famous lunar steps in 1969 to sum it up simply it man trap was what the public wanted to see. The early ratings did not show signs of the phenomenon Trek would become as it was to become a phenomenon in the 1970’s as the animated series aired and the fans showed what this show was inspiring in legions.  In 1977 a phase two TV show was in the works as a big SC-FI hit was hitting the screen known as star wars. Paramount rethought about the TV show idea and decided to boldly go to the big screen. It helped spark more interest into star trek. The movies were paramount’s cash cow in the 1980’s which would help build the brand name of star trek. It’s when they announced star trek the next generation we seen a new era start of star trek which continues to this date as many fans hated it but it became so loved now it’s considered classic trek all the same. It was such a huge hit that managed to spin off many TV series in the 1990’s which would crash and burn with the worst movie of it all but it did not kill the brand as star trek lives on now due to the many TV shows and many times the classic TV show has aired on TV. Star trek manages to outlast everything due to its deeply rooted human nature it addresses.  The ideas of what it addresses on war and human issues that connects cultures around the world. Star trek main message is about hope for a brighter future for humanity that is something that should last forever in my eyes. Yes i am die hard Trekkie so to honor 50 years of star trek is a deep honor as i want to honor gene’s vision of star trek. So this tribute is to honor 50 years of star trek.  So let’s go into that final frontier and honor the show that made many times in my childhood magical and so many others around the world. Happy 50 years to star trek lets go into that final frontier.Space the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise.It’s continuing mission,To explore strange new worlds,to seek out new life and new civilizations. To boldly go where no man has gone before,lets go boldly where no man has gone before.


star trek 50 years of a new frontierStar trek may be one of those bold sci-fi series that does have issues that anyone can connect to as a person. Its core is about humanity which makes the best of its stories about that deeper humanity.  Where No Man Has Gone Before review

Where No Man Has Gone Before was Written by Samuel A. Peeples and Directed by James Goldstone. Roddenberry’s second pilot was repurposed as the third ever episode, and became the first Star Trek episode to be shown in the UK. The flight recorder of the 200-year-old U.S.S. Valiant relays a tale of terror a magnetic storm at the edge of the galaxy! This story type of a lost ship is often used in star trek. This tale started that classic star trek trait. The story is surprisingly sophisticated for such an early effort it’s no wonder it got green light after this story. Where man trap setup the relationship of McCoy this tale setups relationship with Spock even if somewhat uneasy. This tale deals in absolutes. It asks about godhood and morals. It talks about ideas of compassion in command and the ideas of power. What it means to be human. It’s really a deep story that has friendship and bonds and tests of those bonds. This tale when I watched it as boy I used to feel such pity for the people needing the cure yet we have to understand what is needed to do for the best is what they seek out. Its fine writing and very fine direction and acting make this one of those classic star trek tales to watch often.

five spocksThe City on the Edge of Forever reviewWritten by science fiction legend Harlan Ellison and guest-starring Joan Collins. This is star trek at its finest. This classic tale is often considered by Trekkie to be the finest star trek tale of all time. Kirk, Spock, and McCoy find themselves in 1930s New York, where a chance encounter could have disastrous consequences on the future if they alter events in any way. It’s one of the first tales on TV to deal with the ripples of time travel. Time travel is a new idea for this period as we had shows dealing it softly at its time as this tale is the highest praised story of star trek for good reason. The City on the Edge of Forever” is a love story about Edith Keeler and Jim Kirk which really shouldn’t happen as the ripples of such a love would destroy the timeline. Its at a Kirk story as we deal with Kirk’s humanity as he must follow prime directive yet he feels so passionate for this person. It’s a moral test for captain Kirk as he really by end does feel broken up by his choice. It has moments where you think timeline may be altered as by end it is not altered as we see as Kirk makes right choice in end for the best of the timeline. Kirk’s test of humanity is what makes this tale a classic tale to watch for the ages. Its classic trek at its finest with great acting and writing and direction makes it a wonderful tale that is classic star trek at its finest.five spocksBalance Of Terror reviewThe Enterprise must decide on its response when a Romulan ship makes a destructively hostile armed probe of Federation territory. This is an incredibly riveting and layered episode, a tense war story pitting two vessels against unknown enemies. There are obvious parallels to naval battles between seafaring ships and submarines as one can say it’s a game of battleship. Kirk and the  Romulan commander share many things alike and many things different as its so interesting to see that play out. This tale really plays upon many elements that mirror world war two in the Japanese as the Romulan’s share many traits with them about their idea of their loyalty to the cause. We see two sides both are loyal men trying to figure out best for their people as a whole. It’s such an interesting tale as we see Kirk really come into his own as a captain in this tale in my eyes as it feels as he is truly trying his hand at a mission which could have an outcome different then many think. This story has many morals about not judging anyone. This tale really does play upon many elements with its great storytelling and acting making a truly classic star trek tale.five spocksmirror mirror star trek reviewA transporter accident places Capt. Kirk’s landing party in an alternate universe, where the Federation is a barbarically brutal empire. It’s a mirror universe tale at its finest. Its something of a staple in scfi to use these types of tales. Mirror, Mirror is frankly one of the finest hours of star trek as every detail is such a joy. I love all the details that is different such as a sword going trough earth and the voice being male and its many details of differences in the looks of everyone of the crew. It looks like a vastly different star trek to a tee. This mirror tale really does make for some fine acting by everyone in the cast as they play two roles each their good and evil half it’s such a mirror of roles that one can see a depth of acting form everyone in the cast. Its fine storytelling at its finest too as its one of the best written and scripted tales of star trek. Its direction is such finely crafted direction as its just able to make us understand the differences of everything as were as shocked as Kirk at some of the actions of the crew. I would boldly say this tale goings beyond many tales in its depth and it cores to make it the finest hour of star trek ever crafted.five spocksThe Devil In The Dark review Star trek at its best is about humanity at its best. At the heart of Star Trek is an essential optimism, a faith in the hope that, with enough time and effort, intelligent life of every variety can find a way to live together in peace. Its stories that test these ideals that really do push many things in trek in ways we do not see. We have them called to protect miners form a threat. It Kirk and Spock that have to figure how to deal with it. Kirk and Spock really do test their bonds as they both have different ideas how deal with it. This tale proves to test of their friendship too. The look of the herta is alien as they come as they do look silly somewhat but its cheesy nature is another element to like about them. We see them figure a way to make humans and the herta live together as its mission set them to do in the first place as this tale is such a wonderfully layered story that does address many human traits in even the most alien of moments with wonderful acting by its cast and its wonderfully crafted out and directed making it one of the finest hours of star trek.five spocksI remember the first night that star trek next generation aired as i watched it. It did show me a new frontier. It’s about the idea of humanism as gene would quote it to be. Space the final frontier. These are the voyages of the star-ship Enterprise. It’s continuing mission, To explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations. To boldly go where no man has gone before, let’s go boldly where no man has gone before. We are bold explorers that explore our past to better understand our nature and we explore space often to find a new future. Mankind at its heart are explorers. Star trek teaches us to be our best as humans and find a way to live better as humans. The human race is a remarkable creature, one with great potential, and I hope that ‘Star Trek’ has helped to show us what we can be if we believe in ourselves and our abilities.” – Gene Roddenberry. Gene Roddenberry created not only a vision but a philosophy that expanded what is possible. His vision was to create unity, curiosity, taking chances and going where no one has gone before. It’s that vision that keeps star trek lasting for so long. Thank you Gene Roddenberry and the many talented hands beyond this wonderful idea and vision. Let us always remember we must take chances and go where no man has going before. as Kirk ended it. second star straight into morning,happy 50th anniversary to star trek.


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