Storyline: A late-night live television sketch
comedy and variety show created by Lorne Michaels. The show’s comedy
sketches, which parody contemporary culture and politics, are performed
by a large and varying cast of repertory and newer cast members. Each
episode is hosted by a celebrity guest, who usually delivers an opening
monologue and performs in sketches with the cast, and features
performances by a musical guest.
Members of the cast and the creator of Star Trek attend the rollout of the space shuttle prototype Enterprise, Air Force Plant 42, Palmdale, California, 1976. From left, NASA administrator James Fletcher, DeForest Kelley, George Takei, James Doohan, Nichelle Nichols, Leonard Nimoy, Gene Roddenberry, NASA deputy administrator Geoge Low, and Water Koenig.