First Regular Episode of Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek Airs on NBC Hot

First Regular Episode of Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek Airs on NBC

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The first regular episode of Gene Roddenberry's television show Star Trek airs on NBC. Ratings for the show start out very strong, but by the end of its first season the ratings drop quite a bit, and Star Trek finishes 52nd out of 94 programs.

NBC will come close to canceling Star Trek during its second season because of the poor ratings, but fan activism gets it a reprieve for one more season. During that third season its given a much lower budget and a poor time slot, guaranteeing that it would not survive for a fourth.

Star Trek will end in September 1969.

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