Where no man has gone before

February 14, 2011 Erik Ernst Leave a Comment

Watch Pioneers of Television: Science Fiction at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15 on Wisconsin Public Television.

It seems like television can take us anywhere. And, there is one genre of creative television that propels viewers into the stratosphere and the far reaches of our minds — science fiction. With this episode of Pioneers of Primetime, producers take us all back to meet the early innovators of the genre. People like Gene Roddenberry and Rod Serling transported viewers with their stories to far-reaching places with unique and mind-bending storylines. Sure, the sets might have been a bit more rudimentary than today’s computer-generated special effects. But, the storiess were some of the most innovative ever written, with characters that are still part of our everyday lexicon. In the interview below, Leonard Nimoy (who played one of those lasting characters, Spock) talks about Star Trek and his earliest science fiction acting job.


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