Friday, May 24, 2013


In September 1966, Gene Roddenberry dispatched the crew of the Starship Enterprise on its maiden voyage through space and time and into the American living room. It was an inauspicious start, but almost fifty years later the Star Trek universe is still expanding. The new film debuted last weekend with a $70 million opening. In a piece we originally ran in 2006, Brooke explores the various television incarnations of the franchise and the infinitely powerful engine behind it all: the fan.

Star Wars Theme/Star Trek Theme

Hosted by:

Brooke Gladstone

Comments [5]

Groan! Et tu, OTM? I thought that here I could escape the tributes to this minor actor, but no.

What next? A segment devoted to the black-and-blue dress? The squirrel riding the woodpecker?

Where do I go to hear grownup radio for grownups?

Mar. 04 2015 10:07 PM
Lane V. from Minnesota

I really enjoyed this segment. Well played :)

May. 26 2013 05:50 PM

Ms. G., Note also Roddenberry's scripts for Have Gun Will Travel. There are many plots/themes which are reflected in the original series.

May. 26 2013 03:52 PM

A fabulous program. I first noticed OTM when I had the radio on in the background & the words Star Trek penetrated through whatever I was doing. My favorite program from high school (the first one!). Brooke can talk about Star Trek anytime.

Ms. Gladstone, as a sci-fi fan also since high school, I have two program requests.

1) Do something on Cordwainer Smith (Dr. Paul Linebarger).

2) Do something on James Tiptree, Jr. (Alice Sheldon). On Tiptree - please include the Robert Silverberg introduction to the collection Warm Worlds & Otherwise - written before Tiptree's identity was disclosed. His statement that the story The Women Men Don't See shows that a man can totally write a female character from the inside... you have to love it.

May. 26 2013 03:45 PM
Colleen from Portland, OR, USA

I was sitting there... Staring at my radio...yelling..."are you kidding me?"

And then...
Well played OTM....well played!

May. 25 2013 10:02 PM

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