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Hello, again, and welcome to the scifi portion of my vast website maze!
I have divided this page to be devoted mainly to the Star Trek Saga, and a little on Dr. Who.
I have also listed a few other interesting pieces of Scifi.
Now without further ado I present to you the world of
The idea of Star Trek was thought up in the mind of the "great bird of the galaxy" Gene Roddenbury.
From his idea grew a whole universe full of beings and alien races. Through Star Trek we learn to
wonder what exactly could be out there, in the galaxy.
STAR TREK (THE ORIGINAL SERIES)
Star Trek originated around the time when television was changing from black and white to color.
It started with the pilot episode entitle "The Cage." This would be the only Star Trek episode
to have the famous Captain Christopher Pike as captain of the Starship Enterprise.
Star Trek broke many of the boundaries of the world in that episode by making a woman be
Captain Pike's number one, or 2nd in command. Evidently Paramount didn't like this, so they
scraped the crew members and decided to start out with a new cast.
This new cast was the one that would carry the series onward.
The cast members were:
- William Shatner as Captain James Tiberius Kirk
- Leonard Nimoy as First Officer Spock
- DeForest Kelley as Chief Medical Officer Leonard H. McCoy (Bones)
- James Doorhan as Chief Engineer Montgomery Scott (Scotty)
- Nichelle Nichols as Communications Officer Uhura
- George Takei as Helmsman Hikaru Sulu
- Walter Koenig as Navigator Pavel Andreievich Chekov
- Majel Barret as Head Nurse Christine Chapel
The above picture shows the entire senior staff of the Star Ship Enterprise
Few people know this, but there was a time when Star Trek wasn't so popular. The company that was airing Star Trek
decided to move the series from 7:00 pm. on Monday to 10:00 pm on Friday (the dead spot).
Why was that time slot so bad? Well its simple, that's when little children are asleep, and older people are out somewhere.
Gene Roddenbery got mad about this, and said either to put Star Trek back into a decent time slot, or he was walking. Well, Mr. Roddenbery walked, thus ending the original series
without a proper series finale episode, and putting allot of people out of work.
William Shatner, went on the road, and started doing theatre. This went on for a while, until one day Mr. Roddenbery called Shatner back, saying that Star Trek popularity had re-grown and the fans were demanding more.
Mr. Roddenbery called the cast back for the making of a motion picture movie.
All was not well however, because Nemoy was suing Roddenbery for the release of some
blooper real's which were supposed to have been destroyed after a cast party. MR. Nemoy
rightly was suing them because these blooper real's were being shown to the public.
If this was allowed to continue, Nemoy rightly believed that any actor would be afraid to
make a mistake on stage, thinking that it might be released to the public someday. In order for
Nemoy to participate in the movie, the suit was settled, and the movie went into production.
From there began a series of 6 TOS (the original Star Trek Series) movies
Star Trek The Next Generation
This series started a little bit before Star Trek The Motion Picture was made. Its cast members were:
- Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean-Luc Picard
- Jonathan Frakes as Commander William Thomas Riker
- Brent Spiner as Leiutenant Commander Data
- Denise Crosby as Leiutenat Natasha "Tasha" Yar
- Michael Dorn as Worf Son Of Mogh
- Levar Burton as Chief Engineer Geordi La Forge
- Gates McFaden as Chief Medical Officer Beverly Crusher
- Diana Muldaur as Katherine "Kate" Pulaski
- Marina Sirits as Counselor Deanna Troi
- Wesley Crusher as Wil Wheaton
- Whoopi Godberg as Guinan
- John de Lancie as Q
The crew of Star Trek TNG (The Next Generation) took us to even farther reaches of he galaxy, and explored our
imaginations in greater depth.
Star Trek DEEP SPACE NINE
I would have to say that Deep Space Nine was one of the best of all of the Star Trek shows. This part of the Star Trek Universe allowed us to focus more closely on other alien races, which we had only touched on before, and it wasn't on a starship, like all the other series, instead it was on a station!
It's cast included
- Avery Brooks as Captain Benjamin Sisko
- Rene Auberjonois as Security Chief Odo
- Nicole de Boer as Ezri Dax
- Michael Dorn as Worf
- Terry Farrell as Jadzia Dax
- Cirroc Lofton as Jake Sisko
- Colm Meaney as Cheif Engineer Miles O'Brien
- Armin Shimeraman as Bartender Quark
- Nana Visitor as Colonel Kira Nerys
- Alexander Sidig as Dr. Julian Bashir
STAR TREK VOYAGER
This series was one of the lesser enjoyable ones, yet it is still a good series, or should I say, now it is!
What happened was that the whole crew of the Starship Voyager was hurled into the Delta quadrant by a mysterious being called "THE CARETAKER."
Now all the crew of Voyager wants to do, it get home!
It's major cast members include:
- Kate Mulgrew as Captain Kathryn Janeway
- Robert Beltran as Commander Chakotay
- Roxann Dawson as Chief Engineer B'Elanna Torres
- Robert D. McNeil as Tom Paris
- Tim Russ as Tuvok
- Garrett Wang as Harry Kim
- Robert Picardo as The Doctor
- Ethan Phillips as Neelix
- Jennifer Lien as Kes
- Jeri Ryan as Seven of Nine
I have/am reading many interesting books on Star Trek, they include:
- REUNION (TNG)
Captain Picard gets to see his old friends from the Stargazer, and try to find a killer, and he knows it is one of them, but he doesn't know who.
- DRAGON EMPIRE (TNG)
This time, the Federation is trying to make peace with the Dragon Empire, a very huge empire in space!
- THE ROMULAN STRATEGEM (TNG)
This time Captian Picard once again is trying to make peace with another world. This time, the Romulans are competing against the Federation for claims to this world, and who's at the head of the Romulan mission? None other than Commander Seela, Tasha Yar's daughter!
- VULCAN'S HEART (TOS)
I am currently in the process of reading this book, and it is great. It is all about Commander Spock and Saavik, and how they struggle to infiltrate the Romulan Empire, without being caught, and letting their emotions take the best of them.
If you want to learn more about Star Trek reading material, then click here
If your still interested in Star Trek, you can visit the official star trek site atWWW.STARTREK.COM
or visit Sheryl's Star Trek Site
If you want to find information about Dr. Who, a great British scifi series about a Doctor who travels across space, and time in his TARDIS, then please click here to access the Dr. Who web ring
If your interested in learning more about Scifi, visit the official SCIFI website at Scifi.com which has information on most of the popular
Scifi series these days, as well as some old favorites like:
- Quantum Leap
Yet another great Scifi show. This one is about Sam Becket who travels back within the confines of his own lifetime
striving to put right what once went wrong, and hoping each time, that his next leap will be the leap home!
- Lost In Space
An American family, "THE ROBINSONS," are as the title states lost in space, and are pretty much stranded on a planet.
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