Star Trek: Season 1 (1966 - 1967)


Season 1
Star Trek

Critics Consensus

An optimistic ode to humanity, Star Trek may look dated, but its gadgetry and solid storytelling solidify its place as one of pop culture's most enduring franchises.



Critic Ratings: 24


Audience Score

User Ratings: 204
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Air date: Sep 8, 1966
Air date: Sep 15, 1966
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Air date: Sep 29, 1966
Air date: Oct 6, 1966
Air date: Oct 13, 1966
Air date: Oct 20, 1966
Air date: Oct 27, 1966
Air date: Nov 3, 1966
Air date: Nov 10, 1966
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Captain Kirk, Mr Spock, Dr McCoy and the USS Enterprise crew seek out new civilisations in this seminal sci-fi series.


William Shatner
as Captain James T. Kirk
Leonard Nimoy
as Mr. Spock
DeForest Kelley
as Dr. Leonard McCoy
James Doohan
as Engineer Montgomery Scott
Grace Lee Whitney
as Yeoman Janice Rand
Majel Barrett
as Nurse Chapel
Sean Kenney
as Injured Pike
Percy Rodriguez
as Portmaster Stone
Ken Lynch
as Vanderberg
Robert Brown
as Lazarus
Mark Lenard
as Romulan Commander
Roger Perry
as Captain
Julie Parrish
as Miss Piper
Hal Lynch
as Sergeant
Paul Comi
as Stiles
Grant Woods
as Kelowitz
John Megna
as Fat Boy
Arnold Moss
as Karidian
John Crawford
as Commissioner Ferris
Jon Abbott
as Ayelborne
Laurel Goodwin
as Yoeman J. M. Colt
Jon Lormer
as Dr. Theodore Haskins
John Hoyt
as Dr. Phillip Boyce
John Warburton
as Centurion
Ed Peck
as Colonel Fellini
Jerry Ayres
as O'Herlihy
Makee K. Blaisdell
as Helmsman Spinelli
Gene Lyons
as Ambassador Fox
Janet McLaghien
as Lt. Master
Peter Duryea
as Navigator Jose Tyler
Peter Marko
as Gaetano
Gary Coombes
as Gorn Captain
as Zahra
Charles Stewart
as Capt. Ramart
Meg Wyllie
as The Keeper
Paul Fix
as Dr. Mark Piper
Jim Goodwin
as Lt. Farrell
Oliver McGowan
as Caretaker
Paul Carr
as Lt. Lee Kelso
Sid Haig
as First Lawgiver
Clegg Hoyt
as Transporter Chief
Bruce Watson
as Crewman Green
Perry Lopez
as Lt. Rodriguez
Harry Basch
as Dr. Brown
Venita Wolf
as Yeoman Ross
Bartell LaRue
as Guardian of Forever
Stewart Moss
as Tormolen
Bruce Mars
as Finnegan
Ed McCready
as Creature
William Sargent
as Dr. Leighton
Rees Vaughn
as Latimer
Stephen Mines
as Spec. Robert Tomlinson
Michael Zaslow
as Crewman Darnell
Lloyd Haynes
as Mr. Alden
Karl Bruck
as King Duncan
John Bellah
as Dr. Harrison
Francine Pyne
as Blonde Nancy
Sharon Gimpel
as M-113 Creature
Sean Morgan
as Lt. O'Neil
Miko Mayama
as Yeoman Tamura
Joseph Mell
as Slave Trader
Leonard Mudie
as Elderly Survivor
Ed Madden
as Geologist
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Critic Reviews for Star Trek Season 1

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (10)

If you're a science fiction fan, as I am, you'll have fun riding the with Star Trek into the realms of fantasy. It looks like a sure zoomer to popularity.

Oct 24, 2017 | Full Review…

Despite the modest budget necessitating some daft-looking species, occasionally wonky sets and amusingly clumsy shifts between the stars and their stunt doubles, many of the stories offered thoughtful science-fiction that tackled ethical issues.

Oct 13, 2017 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

The accent was less on the super-duper gadgetry usually associated with travel and in the heavens than on astronautical soap opera that suffers from interminable flight drag.

Oct 30, 2017 | Full Review…

Perhaps the most enduring and all-embracing pop-culture phenomenon of our time.

Oct 30, 2017 | Full Review…

It was nothing short of revolutionary, granting TV a few of the first Asian and black characters who weren't reduced to stereotypes.

Oct 30, 2017 | Full Review…

And though the message of peace, progress, and tolerance may seem corny today, I happen to think those are still good ideas. Granted, when you judge it purely as television, the Original Series is a bit weak.

Oct 13, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's had high points, and the occasional trough, but I've found it massively entertaining.

Oct 13, 2017 | Full Review…

TOS season one is one of the best seasons of television Trek has ever produced.

Oct 12, 2017 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

This one looks like the son of Twilight Zone, cousin to The Outer Limits and neighbor of Lost in Space, combining the better elements of all those shows.

Oct 30, 2017 | Full Review…

The original Star Trek introducing a broad audience to the joys of science fiction and providing a more optimistic view of the future at the height of Viet Nam, the Cold War and the struggles of the Civil Rights Movement.

May 22, 2018 | Full Review…

Thoughtful, intelligent, and immensely entertaining from the jump.

Sep 18, 2018 | Full Review…

A TV-friendly combination of campy action, loosely-clad chicks, and the allegory and philosophical speculation of then-current dramatic series like The Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits.

Oct 13, 2017 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Star Trek: Season 1

  • Jan 23, 2019
    From visionary Gene Roddenberry comes the classic science fiction series Star Trek. Season 1 follow the starship Enterprise as it boldly goes where no man has gone before - exploring the galaxy, meeting new alien races, and battling the imperialistic Klingons. Featuring such episodes as "The Enemy Within," "Dagger of the Mind," "Balance of Terror," "Space Seed," and "The City on the Edge of Forever," the series really hits the ground running; tackling powerful and proactive social and political issues while also delivering plenty of action and adventure. Starring William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, and DeForest Kelley, the show has a great cast that has extraordinarily good chemistry together. Also, the costumes, sets designs, and makeup effects hold up remarkable well (for the most part), having a retro '60s sci-fi aesthetic; which the remastered editions do an impressive job of sticking to. Season 1 of Star Trek is incredibly strong and lays the foundation for what would become one of the most influential and beloved science fiction franchises.
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  • Oct 09, 2019
    Creative inventive awesome
  • Aug 07, 2019
    A wonderful series that introduced us to an alien universe. Star Trek was the first Science Fiction show that did not portray aliens as monsters to be destroyed or wanting to destroy us. That one concept made the foundation to the series and drew viewers in who were so tired of the 1950's alien monster movies.
  • Feb 22, 2019
    While The Original Series suffers from dated sets, dated effects, dated portrayals of women, and acting which varies vastly in quality, the writing in the best episodes still holds up 50 years later. TOS contains a fair number of duds, but Season 1 contains more hits than misses. The highlights of the first season include "The Conscience of the King", an interesting look into the mind of a mass murderer mixed with clever references to Shakespeare and "The City on the Edge of Forever", possibly the most critically acclaimed episode of the franchise and not without reason. Even the weaker aspects of the weaker episodes of the season (with the exception of the sexism) are vaguely charming in the same way as a Roger Corman flick or an old monster movie. On a more academic note, the series is also an important watch for anyone interested in the science fiction genre, as Star Trek has influenced everything from Black Mirror to Futurama to Babylon 5. The dated aspects of the show mean that it is not for everyone, but the show is rewarding to those who persevere.
  • Jan 09, 2019
    This is classic star trek
  • Dec 30, 2018
    Fun, before it became preaching in later versions.
  • Oct 14, 2018
    Unfortunately the original Star Trek has aged and not too well. There still is a lot to be enjoyed in this series, good characters and some great episodes. However for every great episode there is a boring episode. This review can apply to the second season as well.
  • Jul 13, 2018
    10 years before I was born and still exceptional sci fi to this day
  • Jun 30, 2018
    I really liked it, this was the first science fiction classic. I really enjoyed the first season. This series was also a great evolution in the special effects. Highly recommend.
  • May 25, 2018
    A classic TV show and arguably the most important TV Show ever made, at least Sci-fi show. The impact of this show can still be felt far and wide today. Gene Rodenberry assembled a likeable cast that you wanted to go on adventures with. Younger audiences may find this show lacks sophistication but it is filled with all the classic ingredients to make this the most watchable Star Trek TV show. Its odd to think all the basic elements of Star Trek are still here. The Bridge of the ship, Transporter, Phasers etc. They have attempted updating all these and more but the basic principals are what made this show so ground-breaking and enjoyable. Kirk and Spock are the standout characters but the support cast of the crew always add to playful nature of the show. However you want to view it, this is just a great show that took the most popular show, of the time-the western and blasted it into space! opening so many doors for Tv shows to follow. A CLassic.

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