Back on September 8, 1966 the Original Star Trek TV series premiered in the 8:30 to 9:30pm time slot. I was 11 years old and if I’m remembering correctly I convinced my mom to let me stay up and watch it, even though it was a school night (remember, no VHS tape recorders or DVR’s back in the Stone Age). I was a huge fan of science fiction, being a child of the times, and tried to watch every “space” show that came on TV or appeared in books and magazines.
Here’s a shot of what TV Guide (my mom bought it every week at the grocery store on Friday night when she went shopping) showed for the listing of that premier episode. “Spaceman” Spock, jeez! They couldn’t even correctly identify him as a Vulcan. All I knew was I liked this “space” show much more than “Lost in Space” or some of the other kind of goofy science fiction shows and movies of the time. I’ve been a fan ever since.