We’re celebrating the premiere broadcast anniversary of
The City on the Edge of Forever.
This episode originally aired during Season 1 on Thursday, April 6, 1967.
Under the influence of drugs, Dr. McCoy plunges through a time portal and into the New York City of the 1930’s. Kirk and Spock follow him, fearing that the drugged medical officer might commit an act that will alter the course of history. While trying to find McCoy, Kirk falls in love with Edith Keeler, a charity worker helping victims of the Depression. Kirk doesn’t know exactly what McCoy is about to do, but he has learned that the doctor’s actions could prove fatal to Edith.
The City on the Edge of Forever is one of the most popular and critically acclaimed TOS episodes.
- It won the International Hugo Award as Best Science Fiction Presentation of 1967. (And it would be 25 years before another television program received this honor – Star Trek TNG episode “The Inner Light.”)
- Gene Roddenberry, William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and DeForest Kelley all picked this as one of their favorite episode.
- Entertainment Weekly named “City” as #1 of all Star Trek episodes.
- In the July 1, 1995 issue, TV Guide ranked “City” at #68 for their list of 100 Most Memorable Moments in TV History.
Interesting facts about this episode:
In honor of its broadcast anniversary, watch the original episode (try amazon.com, Netflix or hulu plus) in a whole new way by reading all of the great behind-the-scenes details in Marc Cushman’s These are the Voyages: TOS, Season One. Get your copy today!