Ten Things You Didn't Know About Star Trek:TOS

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Sun, Aug 21st, 2011 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

Amusing article from io9 which goes where no reviewer has gone before to bring out details lost to time and general weirdness from a much loved television show. Did you know that the original pilot, "The Cage," was partly killed for being too sexy? Considering today's standards, neither did I.

From the article's introduction:

Space may be the final frontier, but Star Trek is a well-explored universe by now. Captain Kirk, the Enterprise, transporters, phasers, tricorders and Klingons are part of our common language. But there's still tons of insane stuff you've never heard about Trek.

We dug deep into the secret history of Star Trek, the half-forgotten details and weird happenstance that went into creating a cultural phenomenon that has lasted almost five decades. Here, in no particular order, are 10 things you probably didn't know about Star Trek: The Original Series.

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