TV Fact #039 – November 20th, 2014:

“Star Trek” (1966-1969) creator Gene Roddenberry had extensive experience in writing for series about the Old West that had been popular television fare earlier in the 1960’s and the 1950’s. This is why he deliberately pitched “Star Trek” to the networks as “Wagon Train to the stars”, thereby signalling that, like “Wagon Train” (1957-1962), each episode was be a self-contained adventure story, set within the overarching structure of a continuing journey, rather than being bound to the same location. Still going on forward, “Star Trek” continues the journey even today with shows, movies, and any frontier of media it could go.

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