Fifty years ago Thursday, TV started boldly going where no man had gone before. And The Sun happily went along for the ride.
It would be nice to report that The Sun was an unabashed fan of “Star Trek” from the beginning, that this paper immediately embraced the pioneering science fiction series, which remains a cultural force a half-century later. But truth is, the series was embraced with what could, at best, be called lukewarm praise.
“This one looks like the son of ‘Twilight Zone,’ cousin to ‘The Outer Limits’ and neighbor of ‘Lost in Space,’ combining the better elements...