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benbradley
09-08-2011, 11:40 PM
I just saw this tweet (http://twitter.com/#%21/torbooks/status/111875133181935616) from @torbooks (http://twitter.com/#%21/torbooks) which links to this page of cookie characters:
http://bakingdom.com/2011/09/to-boldly-go-where-no-cookie-has-gone-before.html

For a moment I didn't think it could have been that long ago, because I remember very well not only the show, but the promo before the first broadcast. But I figured out it really was that long ago, and I had to tweet about it myself.

Did you know that 45 years ago, today, the very first episode of Star Trek aired on NBC? Did you know that ...
Oh yeah, I did know all the rest of that stuff.

Alessandra Kelley
09-08-2011, 11:54 PM
My kids and I made Klingon gingerbread men last Christmas (Oh, and TARDIS sugar cookies). I'll see if I can scare up some pix.

Bon anniversaire.

Alessandra Kelley
09-09-2011, 12:47 AM
Actually, I forgot, they were red shirt cookies -- the vanilla sugar cookies were regular human red shirts and the gingerbread ones were Klingons. And my kids made good use of the cookies which broke during baking. I just stuck up a little post of the Star Trek red shirt cookies (http://alessandrakelley.com/artblog/?p=425)on my blog. They're not as fancy as the adorable bakingdom cookies above, but hey, they were made by kids.

That's the festive holiday season in my family. :)

Thanks for reminding me of this, Ben.

Manuel Royal
09-09-2011, 01:09 AM
I know what you mean, Ben. I remember watching the show (I think it was at my grandmother's house in Memphis). Doesn't feel that long ago, somehow.

I was fascinated by the ship; unlike any of the pictures of rocketships I was used to.

Possibly even more fascinated by the ladies in miniskirts.

benbradley
09-09-2011, 02:12 AM
I know what you mean, Ben. I remember watching the show (I think it was at my grandmother's house in Memphis). Doesn't feel that long ago, somehow.

I was fascinated by the ship; unlike any of the pictures of rocketships I was used to.

Possibly even more fascinated by the ladies in miniskirts.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTamaxBjgvU

Leah J. Utas
09-09-2011, 03:04 AM
I remember it well. It is my favourite show.

Snowstorm
09-09-2011, 03:19 AM
Man, I feel old ...

benbradley
09-09-2011, 06:08 AM
As I tweeted, I saw a promo before the first airing - it was almost certainly this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_khUyboA0s
I absolutely remember the "Spock half Earthling - half Vulcanian" part, but I would have sworn it had said half human, half Vulcan. The word Vulcanian feels like a word I've never heard before, and I'd be surprised if it was ever actually used in any episode of any of the various series or movies.

DeleyanLee
09-09-2011, 06:18 AM
Man, I feel old ...

That was my reaction when I saw the thread title.


As I tweeted, I saw a promo before the first airing - it was almost certainly this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_khUyboA0s
I absolutely remember the "Spock half Earthling - half Vulcanian" part, but I would have sworn it had said half human, half Vulcan. The word Vulcanian feels like a word I've never heard before, and I'd be surprised if it was ever actually used in any episode of any of the various series or movies.

It was, for the first season. They also tried to tint Nimoy's skin green, which they wisely gave up on about the same time.

Vince524
09-09-2011, 06:19 AM
I'm a huge Trekker. Love the original, The Next Generation & Deep Space 9. Voyager was ok. Enterprise had it's moments. I even remember the animated series. Love most of the movies, some more than others.

Last one was great.

Alessandra Kelley
09-09-2011, 06:21 AM
As I tweeted, I saw a promo before the first airing - it was almost certainly this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_khUyboA0s
I absolutely remember the "Spock half Earthling - half Vulcanian" part, but I would have sworn it had said half human, half Vulcan. The word Vulcanian feels like a word I've never heard before, and I'd be surprised if it was ever actually used in any episode of any of the various series or movies.

I thought he was a "Vulcanian" in the pilot, but not after. And he was kind of greenish.

BryanTann
09-09-2011, 05:40 PM
I went to high school with Zachary Quinto, he was a few years older than me. It was amazing to know that the one person at that school I never wanted to fight became the new Mr. Spock as well as Sylar. Man, Star Trek is awesome.

Leah J. Utas
09-09-2011, 05:50 PM
Spock was Vulcanian for most of the first season. Toward the end of it he called himself Vulcan.
I think it gave the writers a chance to have a bit of fun. In the episode where the flying fried eggs infect Spock and have to be killed by light (too lazy to look up the name) the end line is something like, "You were so worried about his Vulcan eyes doctor you forgot about his Vulcan ears."
I realized in my thirties what Kirk was (probably) really saying.

areteus
09-09-2011, 06:04 PM
Yep, I knew this. I knew it because when I was doing the 1960's in history with one of my primary classes I made a video of 'things that happened in the 60s'. The moon landing is in there as is the start of Star Trek and Doctor Who (which was delayed by the Kennedy assassination). I stuck Star Trek and Who in there deliberately because many of the kids had become fans of both in recent months due to the reimagined series and the new trek film and it amused my sadistic little mind to see the shock when they realised how old both series were :)

I did the same with the Lion, the Witch and the Warderobe... I got one pupil to look up the publication date because she did not beleive me when I told her when it had been written...

I still have that video somewhere...