16 awesome behind-the-scenes photos from the set of 'Star Trek'

Yes, Spock smiles and eats pie like the rest of us.

Top Image: The Everett Collection

Star Trek was so fantastic, its effects so revolutionary, its cast so perfect, its easy to forget that the iconic sci-fi series was made by a bunch of regular people working in Los Angeles. Thankfully, there were plenty of cameras around to capture the making of the show.

The Desilu Production filmed on sound stages, in Mayberry, in Bronson Canyon and beyond. Between takes, the stars would break character to relax, read a magazine and eat. Heck, you could even spot Spock laughing. Or chilling with a Buick.

Here are some of our favorite peeks behind the curtain at the making of Star Trek: The Original Series — and a few other photos of the cast the put a smile on our face, too.

Which is your favorite?

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My other car is the Galileo shuttle.

The Everett Collection

Hopefully the painter was out of the shot when the cameras were rolling.

The Everett Collection

Your move.

The Everett Collection

Talk logically and carry a big ax.

The Everett Collection

Grace Lee Whitney is climbing the ladder to success.

The Everett Collection

Spock's smile in profile.

The Everett Collection

Prepping the model.

The Everett Collection

Outside the gates.

The Everett Collection

Nobody makes looking bored look cooler.

The Everett Collection

What do you think they're talking about here?

The Everett Collection

Leonard Nimoy and his wife Sandra Zober arrive for the 21st Annual Emmy Awards in 1969.

AP Photo/David Smith

The cast goes on The Merv Show to promote The Wrath of Khan.

AP Photo/Nick Ut

Mad's "Star Blecch" parody made its targets chuckle.

Image: Trek Core

Mmm… pie.

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Even Vulcans need makeup.

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The set looks lonely without the stars.

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