Star Trek American Science Fiction TV Show Celebrates 45th Birthday

Star Trek an American science fiction entertainment franchise created by Gene Roddenberry turned 45 years old on September 8. Star Trek, also known as "TOS" or The Original Series, debuted in the United States on NBC on September 8, 1966. The show tells the tale of the crew of the starship Enterprise and its five-year […]

Star Trek an American science fiction entertainment franchise created by Gene Roddenberry turned 45 years old on September 8. Star Trek, also known as "TOS" or The Original Series, debuted in the United States on NBC on September 8, 1966.

The show tells the tale of the crew of the starship Enterprise and its five-year mission "to boldly go where no man has gone before."

The original 1966-1969 television series featured William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk, Leonard Nimoy as Spock, DeForest Kelley as Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy, James Doohan as Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, Nichelle Nichols as Uhura, George Takei as Hikaru Sulu, and Walter Koenig as Pavel Chekov. During its original run, it was nominated several times for the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation and won twice: for the two-parter "The Menagerie" and the Harlan Ellison-written episode "The City on the Edge of Forever".

The core of Star Trek is its six television series: The Original Series, The Animated Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and Enterprise. The franchise also includes eleven feature films, dozens of games, hundreds of novels, as well as a themed attraction in Las Vegas (opened in 1998 and closed in September 2008), and at least two traveling museum exhibits of props. Beginning with the original television series and continuing with the subsequent films and series, the franchise has become a cult phenomenon and has spawned many pop culture references.

We have embedded some video spoofs and others for your viewing pleasure and some trivia:

You can watch all seasons of the Start Trek videos officially webpage,

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