Star Trek

1966 TV-PG 3 seasons

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Star Trek

1966 TV-PG 3 seasons
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With the unflappable Capt. James T. Kirk at the helm of this classic sci-fi series, the crew of the starship USS Enterprise keeps intergalactic danger at bay and delves deep into the exploration of space: the final frontier.
SEASON  1
  • SEASON  1
  • SEASON  2
  • SEASON  3

Summary of Season 1 (1966) - 10 discs

"Space -- the final frontier." Easily one of the most beloved television series of all time, Gene Roddenberry's groundbreaking sci-fi classic has captured the minds and hearts of fans across generations.
Format
Blu-ray DVD Streaming
Screen
Full Screen 1.33:1
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Screen
Widescreen 1.85:1
Subtitles
English, English SDH, Portuguese, French, Spanish (Neutral)
CC
No
Audio
English: DTS 7.1 HD, French: Dolby Digital Mono, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital Mono
CC
No
Rating
TV-PG - This program contains material that parents may find unsuitable for younger children.
age 8+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 8+
  • William Shatner
  • Leonard Nimoy
  • DeForest Kelley
  • James Doohan
  • Nichelle Nichols
  • George Takei
  • Walter Koenig
  • Grace Lee Whitney
  • Majel Barrett
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Reviews

age 8+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that, compared to today's visually stunning special effects, Star Trek: The Original Series was very low-budget in both props and special effects and may consequently seem silly to modern kids. But beyond that, the series was a metaphor for the upheaval of the 1960s. Behind the storylines of space travel and aliens are important social commentaries on racism, sexism, politics, and the fear that machines might one day rule the world. Taken at face value, though, most of the adventures are pretty innocent and are fine for young tweens and up.

Sexual Content

Women wear skimpy, skin-tight outfits (with mini-skirts and go-go boots). Some alien races portray women as subservient, while others have women in power. Crew members often flirt -- most notably, Capt. Kirk, who falls in love quite often. Some kissing (including a groundbreaking interracial kiss between Kirk and Uhura).

Violence

Most episodes include some fighting, be it characters physically wrestling each other or using "phasers" (their weapons) or photon torpedoes. But blood is never shown. Mind control is a frequent plotpoint.

Language

Mild overall. "Dammit, Jim!" -- uttered by Bones -- occurs in many episodes.

Social Behavior

The show's overall message is to respect one another's differences. Storylines often revolve around alien races with different social norms than humans (sexism, racism, politics), but the Enterprise crew isn't supposed to interfere.

Consumerism

Lots of Star Trek products out there, but nothing in the show itself.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Some drinking by adults in social settings. Scotty is often involved in drinking contests with other humans and aliens.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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