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Restored Pictures from the Original Pilot Episode of Star Trek

If you’re not that familiar with Star Trek, you might not know that the original show didn’t start out with Captain Kirk, Doctor McCoy, or many of your favorite crewmembers. Instead, the first pilot episode featured Jeffery Hunter as Captain Pike, Majel Barrett as Number One, and Leonard Nimoy as Spock. When NBC saw the show, they didn’t like much about it and asked for a second pilot. Spock stayed, everyone else went and the Star Trek we know and love today was created.