In the Jan. 8, 1968, Los Angeles Times, staff writer Jerry Ruhlow reported:
Students at Caltech have found little time for demonstrations, protests and draft card burnings rampant on many of the nation’s campuses.
But Saturday night, a throng of more than 200 chanting, banner-waving Caltech scholars conducted a torchlight procession through the streets of Burbank to carry a protest to the steps of the National Broadcasting Company.
In what some observers suggest may be the emergence of the college’s social conscience, the enraged students voiced opposition to rumored canceling of NBC’s science fiction series Star Trek.
“It Is Totally Illogical to Cancel Star Trek,” read the sign of one bespectacled protester…