Star Trek fans were desperate to save the original series from being canceled in 1968. One fan, Claudia Jane Payton, was so desperate that she sent a letter to Charles M. Schulz to help save the show. Schulz answered back saying he would not use Peanuts as a platform to save the show. Snoopy and Spike seem to be fans of Star Trek.
One fan didn’t just send a letter to NBC, though; she decided to see if she could get Peanuts creator, Charles Schulz on board. So she sent him a letter asking him to use his comic strip to campaign for the renewal of the series. Unfortunately, Schulz had to disappoint her, and his reply was shared on Twitter by Rodrigo Baeza.
He sent the letter to the fan on February 7, 1968, and on March 1, 1968, NBC announced that the series had been renewed for a third, and what we didn’t know was then the final season. So while this fan’s appeal to Charles Schulz didn’t help, the attention from others, like New York State Governor Nelson Rockefeller, did.–Rachel Carrington