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10 of the Most Underrated Episodes of the Original Star Trek Series

•, By Wired Staff
 Hitting the airwaves in September 1966, the original series (or TOS for OGs) launched the crew of the Enterprise into the hearts of sci-fi lovers from coast-to-coast and started what would be one of the most fervent fan-bases ever. Gene Roddenberry's series' run went on for three seasons – the final one thanks to an impassioned letter-writing campaign – and nearly 80 episodes before wrapping up in 1969. Yet, even as fans grew to love the swagger of Captain James T. Kirk (William Shatner), the logical deadpan of Mr. Spock (Leonard Nimoy), and the weird quirks of Dr. McCoy – not every episode of that original run is gold. Or, as Fry put it in a Trek-themed episode of Futurama in 2002: "79 episodes. About 30 good ones."

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