I’m a few years younger than you QB, but I grew up watching all of these in reruns during the 70’s. Also, including The Brady Bunch, The Flintstones, Hogan’s Heroes, The Addam’s Family, The Munsters, Lost in Space, etc. I’ve seen every episode of those shows and many multiple times. My sister and I used to play a game where we would try to be the first to identify the Brady Bunch episode as it started. Many of them we could guess on the opening shot. Almost forgot to mention The Twilight Zone. A personal favorite that I still enjoy watching during the Christmas and 4th of July marathons they’ve been running for years. The big news this week is CBS is working on a Twilight Zone reboot for All Access. I might have to subscribe to that service after all… I agree Rodenberry was bold challenging racial issues with the multicultural cast, first interracial kiss and the race war episode. If ST had never gone on to be a phenomenon like it did history would still have judged it hugely significant.
Yes, they did attempt to explain it. Personally, I thought that was a mistake. They should have just pretended Klingon’s always looked like that and accepted that 1960’s budgets didn’t allow for the elaborate makeup. If you’re going to say the Discovery Klingon’s are the originals, then we now have 3 states. That might be ok if Discovery Klingon’s looked good, but they don’t.I don’t think they’ll revisit Khan in Discovery. Khan is frozen from the 1990’s until TOS, and Discovery occurs in-between. Maybe you’re thinking of “Into Darkness”? That was the second reboot movie and it did feature a reimagining of the Wrath of Khan story. Did you see it?I’m not reading the rest of your post as I haven’t had time to watch AHS this week and I'm scared you've got a spoiler in there.
Another thing we agree on completely and I remember all those programs.