Here is the first draft (PDF) that Gene Roddenberry put together to pitch Star Trek to television producers. It's pretty golden:
STAR TREK is a "Wagon Train" concept -- built arround characters who travel to worlds "similar" to our own, and meet the action-adventure-drama which becomes our stories. Their transportation is the cruiser "S.S. Yorktown", performing a well-defined and long-range Exploration-Science-Security mission which helps create our format.
And if you thought the name of the starship was odd, Captain Kirk was originally named Robert April, a "space-age Captain Horation Horn-blower".
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