Theme from Star Trek

8 SEPTEMBER 1966


The first episode of a new TV series called Star Trek was broadcast on 8 September 1966. It was cancelled after just two seasons because of low ratings, brought back after a letter-writing campaign from fans, but cancelled again after the third season. The theme music, written by Alexander Courage, became became one of the most recognisable and iconic pieces of 20th-century TV music.


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