"Where No Man Has Gone Before..."

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  1. Christian

    Christian Knight Moderator

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    On this day in history, September 8, 1966...

    Gene Roddenberry's science fiction television series Star Trek airs for the first time with the episode "The Man Trap." Television executives, although impressed with the concept, initially turned down the show's first pilot, "The Cage," stating that it was 'too cerebral.' "The Cage" episode was later incorporated into "The Menagerie" Parts 1 & 2). Lucille Ball, head of Desilu Productions, was not familiar with the nature of the project, but she was instrumental in getting the pilot produced.