ABOUT THE SHOW
Star Trek is an American science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry that follows the adventures of the starship USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) and its crew. Star Trek aired on NBC from September 8, 1966 to June 3, 1969.
The show is set in the Milky Way galaxy, roughly during the 2260s. The ship and crew are led by Captain James T. Kirk (William Shatner), first officer and science officer Spock (Leonard Nimoy), and chief medical officer Leonard McCoy (DeForest Kelley). Shatner's voice-over introduction during each episode's opening credits stated the starship's purpose:
"Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before."
- William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk, commanding officer of the USS Enterprise
- Leonard Nimoy as Commander Spock, the ship's science officer and first/executive officer (i.e. second-in-command). Spock is the only character from the original pilot to appear in the aired series.
- DeForest Kelley as Lieutenant Commander Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy, the Enterprise's chief medical officer.
- James Doohan as Lieutenant Commander Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, chief engineer and second officer (i.e. third-in-command)
- Nichelle Nichols as Lieutenant Nyota Uhura, communications officer
- George Takei as Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu, helmsman
- Walter Koenig as Ensign Pavel Chekov, a navigator introduced in the show's second season
- Majel Barrett as Nurse Christine Chapel. Barrett, who played the ship's first officer in "The Cage", also voiced the ship's computer.
- Grace Lee Whitney as Janice Rand, the captain's yeoman. Although Rand appears in several promotional images for the show, she stopped appearing midway through the first season.