Star Trek’s behind-the-scenes horror stories boldly go where no story has gone before

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In 1966, Star Trek lit up the screens with its special effects, alien swarms, and futuristic concepts. The Original Series followed the USS Enterprise as it explored the galaxy searching for alien civilizations. Star Trek: The Original Series, which starred William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy became a cult classic, and inspired six more television series, 13 films, books, toys, and games.

Iconic for the content that was often considered controversial, it broke boundaries, made history, and became a U.S. phenomenon. However, even though the show centered on the ideas of peace and tranquility, the behind-the-scenes events were anything but. Let’s take a trip back to this era of television and revisit some behind-the-scenes secrets that will make you say “Beam me up, Scotty!”