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Space..The Final Frontier…Endless…Silent…Waiting

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The intro above is undoubtedly one of the most well known television show starters, at least around these parts. Let’s take a look at a little bit of behind the scenes back and forth that let to this oh-so-familiar refrain. A few weeks before the season premiere of the show, the producers decided it needed an intro, and contacted Gene Roddenberry and asked him to come up with a voice over to be recorded by William Shatner. Roddenberry,  Bob Justman, and John Black exchanged these memos in early August of 1966, although the final draft was written by Roddenberry on the 10th, an hour before the recording session.

 

Images courtesy of Star Trek Prop Authority, via lettersofnote.com and nerdcore.

 

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