The 10 best Star Trek: The Original Series episodes, ranked
It’s hard to imagine today, but back in the late 1960s, the original Star Trek was not considered a hit.
The ambitious science fiction series was constantly on the brink of cancellation and was cut short only three years into its planned five-season run.
This year’s season of HBO’s Succession was viewed by roughly 8 million households a week, which makes it a hit by today’s standards.
Star Trek’s audience only grew once it went into reruns in the early 1970s, and by the time Star Trek:
The Motion Picture hit theaters in 1979, it was a genuine cultural phenomenon.
Today, the Star Trek franchise is considered one of the crown jewels of the Paramount library.
Though arguably outshined by its most prosperous spinoff, Star Trek:
The Original Series holds up remarkably well for a vision of our future imagined nearly 60 years in our past.
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