Why did Star Trek TOS get Cancelled?

Why did Star Trek TOS get Cancelled?

It was first broadcast on September 6, 1966, on Canada’s CTV network. Star Trek’s Nielsen ratings while on NBC were low, and the network cancelled it after three seasons and 79 episodes.

Which Star Trek characters appear in both TOS?

Leonard Nimoy is the only actor to appear in both this, the second pilot, and the original pilot episode Star Trek: The Cage (1966). That being so, and the fact that he is in all the rest of the episodes, makes him the only actor to appear in all 79 episodes of the series (80 for those who count “The Cage”).

Why did Wesley Crusher leave the Enterprise?

The Real Reason Wil Wheaton Quit Star Trek Writing on his old 2000s blog, Wheaton explained the trigger for his departure wasn’t so much fan backlash, but poor treatment behind the scenes, revealing, “I left Star Trek because it was seriously interfering with my career in feature films.”

What does George Lucas think of Star Trek?

Lucas contends that Star Trek played a very important role in his space opera, and why the film was ultimately successful with general audiences around the world. Lucas says: Star Trek softened up the entertainment arena so that Star Wars could come along and stand on its shoulders.

Is Star Trek TOS pilot canon?

It’s pre-canon. Like int he original series there are just duplicate earths out there (the roman planet, the one where captain kirk reads the united states constitution).

Why was William Shatner not in the first episode of Star Trek?

This original Star Trek pilot was rejected by NBC for being “too cerebral”, “too intellectual”, “too slow”, and with “not enough action”, so they commissioned a new pilot, which later became Where No Man Has Gone Before, starring a completely different captain: one Captain James T. Kirk played by William Shatner.

Did Wil Wheaton regret leaving Star Trek?

After I left the show… I just sort of [said], ‘I’m going to go out into the world and do my own thing,’ and I didn’t see anybody. That went on for awhile.” Wil Wheaton continued, “After that ended, I just felt really ashamed of myself.

Is George Lucas a fan of Star Trek?

Gene Roddenberry and George Lucas: Mutual Admiration The documentary Trek Nation features an interview with George Lucas in which the director revealed that he was a fan of Star Trek, used to attend conventions and admired Gene Roddenberry’s ability to create so much despite limitations of budget, time and technology.

Is Star Trek a nerd?

Star Trek is the ur-nerd franchise. Trekkies established the roots of modern fandom: write-in campaigns, conventions, “cosplay.” All of it comes from Trekkies.