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How to Watch Star Trek: The Original Series

Updated on May 25, 2013

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Eat, Drink, and Be Merry!

Star Trek: The Original Series just can't be beat! But with 3 seasons totaling 79 episodes, it can be tough to get through. Never fear, I have carefully tested out (like it was my job) and approved of the following ways to get through more than three episodes in a row.

1.) Eat light!

Inevitably after eating a heavy meal, I want to fall asleep. Holidays, anyone? But when I marathon TV shows, I make an event out of it. All I want to do is have some uninterrupted, quality food time while watching the show of my choice. My top snacking foods include: popcorn, liquorice, pickles and reese's (weird, but tasty I promise), and chips. What can I say? I go wild. To cut down on the mega greasy feeling I get after eating an entire bag of chips in one sitting, I make my own. From what I'm told, it's healthier for you. Who'd have guessed? Check out the recipe above the cast for a delicious, yet slightly unusual snack that is good enough to munch on for an hour or two.

2.) Get comfy!

Be it on the couch, in your bed, or at a park, the key to sitting in the same spot for two and a half hours (or more, depending on the episodes) is to be as comfortable as possible. Who cares if you are in your fat pants with a "boyfriend" pillow, chowing down on a colossal sized bowl of popcorn? You are comfy and that's all that matters!

3.) Turn off the phone!

People may try and convince you to come outside and breathe the fresh air in, but don't let them sway you! You are having a Star Trek marathon, and that's all there is to it. So turn off the phone, and enjoy being immersed in a show that spawned a cult following. If it wasn't a great thing, I wouldn't have seen so many Trekkies at Comic Con, am I right?

4.) Get regular sleep!

I tested my theories out during my Spring semester of college, and I can attest to how much sleep was actually necessary to pay attention to any one thing in particular. Now that I am back home and have adjusted my sleeping schedule (to that of a normal human being), I no longer fall asleep during episodes; amazing, I know! Shocking as it is, getting the right amount of sleep is utterly fantastic for you. So stock up on those z's!

As Captain Kirk says in Metamorphosis, "You might as well sit back and enjoy the ride!"

Captain Kirk!

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    • jponiato profile image


      5 years ago from Mid-Michigan

      Save yourself some grief, don't bother with "Enterprise." They not only mess up the original timelines, but they get the Vulcans wrong.

      Good advice for watching marathon TV shows. I too am a huge fan of TOS.

    • wilson335 profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago

      Thanks, I am too! My goal is to one day finish all of the Star Trek shows. It's going to take me a while though, since I'm still on the Original Series!

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      5 years ago

      Well done! I'm a huge fan of ST:TOS.


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