Star Trek anniversary: The original series (1966) and the animated series (1973)

“May the Great Bird of the Galaxy bless your planet.” Sulu- The Man Trap, Stardate: 1513.1

On this date in 1966, the television world was changed forever. Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek was first aired on NBC. The first episode aired was “The Man Trap”. The pilot “Where No Man Has Gone Before” didn’t air until the third week of the show. (September 22nd)

Several years later in 1973 the Animated Star Trek premiered, also on the NBC network. The first episode was “Beyond the Farthest Star”. The Animated Series would later go on to win a Daytime Emmy Award.

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