Standard Orbit 137: Tonight on NBC... / by Ken Tripp

The Man Trap Commentary

Running Time: 1 hour 3 minutes 52 seconds
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50 years ago on this very day, Star Trek hit the airwaves for the very first time at 8:30pm EST on NBC. That episode was The Man Trap, and what better way to celebrate Star Trek's golden anniversary than by watching it along with us?

Although the sixth episode of the series produced, The Man Trap was chosen by NBC to be the first episode of Star Trek broadcast. This has spurred much debate over the years as to what would've been a more "proper" premiere and generated a lot of unfair criticism towards The Man Trap, which we actually found to be a great introduction to the series! So dim the lights, put some extra salt on your popcorn, and travel back to a simpler time when this hour of television was the entirety of the Star Trek franchise. We're still talking about it 50 years later, so it must have done something right!

Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:11)
The Man Trap Commentary (00:04:41)
Final Thoughts (00:54:22)
Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (00:58:50)

Ken Tripp and Zach Moore

C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlene Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Zach Moore (Editor), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager)