in reply to Re^2: My favorite crew member from the original Star Trek:
in thread My favorite crew member from the original Star Trek:
I always thought of it as "space opera", the classic "good-vs-evil battles".
That's the way it looks now. In 1966 it was the first SF series that touched on (for example) computer records being hacked, or race hatred or the problems involved in First Contact situations.
A lot of this is overlooked now because of the less than stellar acting and cheap sets. But when it first ran, it was pure imagination.