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Today In STAR TREK History: July 12th

Today the moon, tomorrow the cosmos...
Welcome to our round-up of the Star Trek episodes which received their premiere broadcast on this day throughout the show's long history, along with anything else of note that may have taken place. All viewing figures quoted are for U.S. premiere broadcast (unless noted).

July 12th
July 12th 1969 was a very special day in the Great Britain. Two week's previously the final episode of the Second Doctor's (Patrick Troughton) era of Doctor Who had come to an end with The War Games. The BBC were in need of a science fiction programme to fill the void in their Saturday tea-time schedule. They found a suitable replacement in the form of Star Trek. Premiering in the UK at 5:15pm on BBC1, Where No Man Has Gone Before was trailed in the Radio Times as such...
Today the moon - tomorrow the cosmos? The first is fact, the second is so far fiction. Nevertheless this new adventure series looks forward to a not-too-distant future when man will be exploring and colonising the worlds beyond us. The star-ship Enterprise, under captain James Kirk, is engaged in patrolling the new-found galactic oceans; and in tonight's first story, "Where No Man Has Gone Before", it is ordered beyond the limits of explored space. It picks up the flight-recorder of a long-lost spaceship - which warns of a terrifying hazard ahead. Soon Enterprise faces disaster, while the captain faces a grim choice between friendship and duty.
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Join us again next time for another round-up of the episodes broadcast, the movie's released, the special events, the birthday's celebrated and anything else of note that went down on this day in Star Trek history.

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