It’s been a long time since the original Star Trek initially graced our screens. It’s been over 50 years ever since Captain Kirk and his courageous group first took to the stars in search of new universes and new civilizations. Looking back at Gene Roddenberry’s famous show, we cast a glance those unique on-screen characters who laid the building blocks from Star Trek: The Next Generation to Star Trek: Beyond.
1. William Shatner
Shatner was given the role as Captain James T. Kirk. He was born in Canadain 193. His career boasts of a profession that has crossed TV, stage, the big screen, books, computer games, comic books, music and what not. Fellows, this is an 85-year-old who won’t stop at anything.
2. DeForest Kelley
Kelly was born in 1920. Furthermore, if there was one performer who brought in a chunk of humanity into Star Trek, it was the late DeForest Kelley as Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy. He played the baddie on TV, normally in Westerns. This is what made it so astonishing when Roddenberry gave him a role as The Enterprise’s Chief Medical Officer and Kirk’s conscience. After Star Trek came to an end, Kelley took up a few roles. These included the initial six wide screen Star Trek enterprises and a guest cast on the debut scene of The Next Generation. He passed away on June 11, 1999.