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Star Trek
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The 2006 Star Trek 40th Anniversary franchise logo, featuring Captain Kirk (William Shatner) (left) and Mr. Spock (Leonard Nimoy)
Creator Gene Roddenberry
Original work Star Trek (1966)
Films and television
Films Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984)
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)
Star Trek Generations (1994)
Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
Star Trek: Insurrection (1999)
Star Trek Nemesis (2002)
Star Trek (2009)
Television series Star Trek: The Original Series (1966–1969)
Star Trek: The Animated Series (1973–1974)
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993–1999)
Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
.Star Trek is an American science fiction entertainment series.^ Seriously, what will Star Trek be without Vulcan?
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^ Star Trek is science fantasy.
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^ This new Star Trek is mindless entertainment.
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.The original Star Trek is an American television series, created by Gene Roddenberry, which debuted in 1966 and ran for three seasons, following the interstellar adventures of Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the Federation Starship Enterprise.^ Star Trek: Excelsior The adventures of Capt sulu and the crew of Excelsior.
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^ Kirk : Captain of the Enterprise, huh?
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^ There have been four Star Trek series, of them three have been starship based.
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.Following the release of other series in the franchise, the Kirk-headed series was retroactively referred to as "Star Trek: The Original Series". These adventures were continued by the short-lived Star Trek: The Animated Series and six feature films.^ These are stages where Star Trek has filmed in the past.
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^ Star Trek, on the other had, has had that continuity, or at least tried to, until now.
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^ Quotes for other Star Trek television series and feature films .
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.Four more television series were eventually produced, based in the same universe but following other characters: Star Trek: The Next Generation, following the crew of a new Starship Enterprise set almost a century after the original series; Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager, set contemporaneously with The Next Generation; and Star Trek: Enterprise, set before the original series, in the early days of human interstellar travel.^ Four new Star Trek posters .
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^ There have been four Star Trek series, of them three have been starship based.
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^ The next Trek series should be set in the ST universe but way before Enterprise in the early 21st century.
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.Four additional feature films were produced, following the crew of The Next Generation, and most recently a 2009 movie reboot of the franchise featuring a young crew of the original Enterprise set in an alternate time line.^ Four feature films with the show's cast were also produced.
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^ Theatrical banner featuring the Enterprise crew .
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^ Can't we have a proper sendoff with the next generation crew?
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.The franchise also includes dozens of computer and video games, hundreds of novels, as well as a themed attraction in Las Vegas (closed in September 2008).^ Other inspirations for the film include the novels Prime Directive and Spock's World , [19] as well as the TOS episode " Balance of Terror " and the TNG episode " Yesterday's Enterprise ".
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^ Financially Star trek has done well - multiple TV series, a dozen movies, computer games, board games, cartoons, books, comics, t-shirts.
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^ There's also a computer game which lets you fight in a B5 fighter, uses newtonian physics and is brilliantly well done (and free).
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.Beginning with the original television series and continuing with the subsequent films and series, the franchise has created a cult phenomenon and has spawned many pop culture references.^ If the new series doesn't echo the classic opening narrative from both the original and Next Generation series, it will be the begining of the end.
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^ And of course there's a slightly huge event in the film (which I guess is what you're referring to) that completely contradicts "canon" for the next however many centuries.
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^ JJ / Orci / Kurtzman have been pretty open about the fact that this is a “reminagining” of the original series, not a “remake” or a “continuation”.
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[1]

Contents

Conception and setting

.As early as 1960, Gene Roddenberry had drafted a proposal for the science fiction series which would become Star Trek.^ Star Trek is science fantasy.
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^ This is wrong, and a lot of the “science” in Star Trek is wrong.
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^ Seriously, what will Star Trek be without Vulcan?
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.Although he publicly marketed it as a Western in outer space—a so-called "Wagon Train to the Stars"—he privately told friends that he was actually modeling it on Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels, intending each episode to act on two levels: as a suspenseful adventure story and as a morality tale.^ Star Trek is a space western.
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^ Also, the goal is Space Western - not U.N. in outer space lameness.
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^ The original Star Trek is (even moreso than Wagon Train in SPAAACE!!!!
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[2]
.Star Trek stories usually depict the adventures of humans and aliens who serve in the Federation's Starfleet.^ But Star Trek has never been that kind of a story.
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^ However, that is small consolation to those who followed and believed the messages of the “real” Star Trek.
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^ The Star Trek Nerd Federation was/is too strong for J.J. to have done anything else then to say, "I was paid lots of money to do a prequel.
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The protagonists are essentially altruists whose ideals are sometimes only imperfectly applied to the dilemmas presented in the series. .The conflicts and political dimensions of Star Trek sometimes represent allegories for contemporary cultural realities: Star Trek: The Original Series addressed issues of the 1960s,[3] just as later spin-offs have reflected issues of their respective decades.^ Just get the OC cast to be the Star Trek cast.
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^ Just saw Star Trek.
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^ And to me that is Star Trek, not just the overall concept.
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.Issues depicted in the various series include war and peace, the value of personal loyalty, authoritarianism, imperialism, class warfare, economics, racism, religion, human rights, sexism and feminism, and the role of technology.^ Issues such as war and peace, sexism, racism, imperialism, equality, materialism and human rights (among others).
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^ J.J. Abrams stated the difficulty of depicting the future was that much of modern technology was inspired by the original series, making it seem outdated.
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[4] .Roddenberry stated: "[By creating] a new world with new rules, I could make statements about sex, religion, Vietnam, politics, and intercontinental missiles.^ Science Fiction is all about the idea, the difference or development from the world we know - tracing it down to how its created and up again to all the consequences that brings.
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^ I did mention the idea that the new series could be about Starfleet (including the Academy, but not specifically or only the Academy).
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^ If we take this statement as true, could not red matter react with all 3 currently theorised states?
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.Indeed, we did make them on Star Trek: we were sending messages and fortunately they all got by the network."^ They already did the Star Trek reboot...
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^ Star Trek wasn't all that necessary.
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^ However, that is small consolation to those who followed and believed the messages of the “real” Star Trek.
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[5]
.Roddenberry intended the show to have a highly progressive political agenda reflective of the emerging counter-culture of the youth movement, though he was not fully forthcoming to the networks about this.^ But beyond that, the tendency here on earth appears to me to be one of progressive political and cultural integration, facilitated by improvements in transportation and communications.
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^ Babylon 5 does not, but it does show that cultures aren't monolithic - there are differences in political outlook, religion, tradition, and so on.
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.He wanted Star Trek to show mankind what it might develop into, if only it would learn from the lessons of the past, most specifically by ending violence.^ What the Continuum wants me to learn only from the source?"

^ Premise for Robert April would make a DAMN FINE MOVIE. Why cant we look at other aspects of Star Trek for the Movies?
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^ Only then will it feel like a Star Trek movie to me.
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.An extreme example are the Vulcans, who had a very violent past but learned to control their emotions.^ Vulcans are extremely emotional and violent.
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^ He is later gently admonished by his father, Sarek , who is disappointed at his son's lack of emotional control.
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^ A person can get a doctorate in history and yet still fail to know an almost "infinite" number of events from the past that didn't relate very much to what he has learned.
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.His efforts were somewhat thwarted by the network's concerns over marketability, e.g., they were opposed to Roddenberry's insistence on a racially diverse crew of the Enterprise, against the opposition of the studio.^ They had previously been responsible for the construction of models used in the marketing campaign known as "The Enterprise Project".
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^ So, they and the members of the crew who recalled the encounter with `Q' and the Enterprise, had decided against Bridger's better judgment to spend the day on Nathan's island.
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^ Captain Jean-Luc Picard : Let's just say Starfleet has every confidence in the Enterprise and her crew - they're just not sure about her Captain.
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Production history

Beginnings

In 1964 Roddenberry made a proposal for the original Star Trek TV series, to Desilu Studios as a "Wagon Train to the stars."[7] The show's first pilot, "The Cage," starring Jeffrey Hunter as Enterprise Captain Christopher Pike, was rejected by the network; however, Desilu executives were still impressed with the concept and made the unusual decision to commission a second pilot: "Where No Man Has Gone Before".
.The threat of cancellation loomed during the show's second season.^ What happened was that the show was canceled in the middle of the fourth season.
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^ How do they explain that Chekov didn't show up on the Enterprise until the second season?
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[8] .The show's fanbase conducted an unprecedented letter-writing campaign, petitioning NBC to keep the show on the air.^ And P.S.–great popcorn movie and a love letter to the parents and Grandparents of the new fanbase who grew up with the show.
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[9] NBC renewed the show, but moved it from primetime to the "Friday night death slot", and substantially reduced its budget.[10] .Roddenberry reduced his direct involvement in Star Trek before the start of the season to protest the changed timeslot, and was replaced by Fred Freiberger.^ Star Trek has 30 seasons.
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^ I saw Star Trek yesterday before going to work, (I work the night shift), maintaining my tradition of seeing Star Trek movies on opening day.
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^ Star Trek New Series and DS9 final season and Trek 10 by StoneCold78 .
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.The series was canceled in its third season, despite the protests of a renewed letter-writing campaign.^ The original series was decent (barring most of the third season), but then the stories were pretty archetypal, for the most part.
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Marketing personnel of the network complained to management that the series' cancellation was premature. .New techniques for profiling demographics of the viewing audience later showed that Star Trek had been highly profitable for advertisers, though this news came too late to resume production of the series.^ Four new Star Trek posters .
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^ On the new Star Trek, though, those shots are not at all that gracious.
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^ Star Trek” came on.
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Rebirth

.When the show was canceled, owner Paramount Studios hoped to recoup its production losses by selling the syndication rights to the show.^ To give you some sense of how little Paramount thought of the show and its prospects after it was cancelled back in 1969, they offered to sell Gene the rights to the entire series for $150K. Think about that.
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The series went into reruns in the fall of 1969, and by the late 1970s had been sold in over 150 domestic and 60 international markets. The show developed a cult following, and rumors of reviving the franchise began.[11]
.The first new Star Trek was Star Trek: The Animated Series.^ Had me wondering at first….this ain’t the right Star Trek, nothing makes sense!
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^ The Star Trek franchise has been successfully rebooted for a new generation.
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^ Star Trek: First Contact (1996) .
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.The series was produced by Filmation in association with Paramount Television and ran for two seasons from 1973 to 1974 on NBC, airing a total of twenty-two half-hour episodes.^ Sure it might be cool to see an episode or two of a ST series revisit earlier days ala the First Contact movie, but an entire series would be lame.
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^ For example: two episodes in the 4th season, Homefront and Paradise Lost.
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^ How about an episode or two where the ever perfect Federation makes a real bad decision and ends up paying for for the next several seasons.
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.The popularity of the syndicated Star Trek led Paramount Pictures and Roddenberry to begin developing a new Star Trek: Phase II series in May 1975. Work on the series came to an end when the proposed Paramount Television Service folded.^ Four new Star Trek posters .
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^ Star Trek” came on.
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^ Seriously, what will Star Trek be without Vulcan?
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.Following the success of the science fiction movies Star Wars and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, the planned pilot episode of Phase II was adapted into the feature film, Star Trek: The Motion Picture.^ It is a great movie, and it is great Star Trek.
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^ Star Trek movie.
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^ Star Trek is science fantasy.
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.The film was released in North America on December 7, 1979, with mixed reviews from critics.^ It was also the first time either one of the two major fast food chains (Burger King or McDonald's ) had marketed Trek since the first film's release in 1979.
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^ Later, Paramount was reportedly considering bumping up the film's release date one or two days or moving it to 19 December 2008.
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.The film earned $139 million worldwide, which fell short of studio expectations but was enough for Paramount to propose a sequel.^ This TREK may not make $400 million but it doesn’t need to — given the quality of the film, the reviews and how most people love it, word of mouth should let it carry for weeks and make enough to support a sequel.
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^ Paramount isn’t going to spend $130-$150 million on this film and then not promote it they way Fox did with the X-Files.
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^ Since it was one of the studio's "high priority" films, Paramount strove to help it despite the writing stoppage.
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The studio forced Roddenberry to relinquish creative control of future sequels. In total, six Star Trek feature films were produced between 1979 and 1991.
.In response to Star Trek's popularity in the movie theater, the series returned to the television in the critically acclaimed series Star Trek: The Next Generation (TNG) in 1987. The show was unusual in that it was broadcast as first-run syndication rather than on a major network.^ It is a great movie, and it is great Star Trek.
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^ Star Trek: First Contact (1996) .
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^ The grosses, adjusted for inflation, of the first four Star Trek movies.
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Paramount and the local stations split the advertising time.[12]

After Roddenberry

.Star Trek's creator, Roddenberry, died on October 24, 1991, of heart failure at the age of 70. Roddenberry granted Rick Berman, the executive producer of TNG, control of the franchise.^ Personally I’d rather see Rick Berman producing Star Trek again.
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^ The franchise has been going downhill since Roddenberry (sp) died.
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^ In my opinion, this movie did not carry-forward the essence of Star Trek which was to create allegories that challenged the political and cultural realities of the time.
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.TNG had the highest ratings of any of the Star Trek series and was the #1 syndicated show during the last few years of its original seven-season run.^ Star Trek has 30 seasons.
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^ I actually liked the last series (Enterprise) a lot, which I guess puts me at odds with many Trek fans.
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^ How many Star Trek fans were angered by the character conflict on the show?
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[13]
.In response to TNG's success, Paramount began production of a spin-off Star Trek series Deep Space Nine, which was released in 1993. While never as popular as TNG, DS9 had solid ratings, and it also lasted seven seasons.^ Star Trek New Series and DS9 final season and Trek 10 by StoneCold78 .
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^ Star Trek DS9 is for me by far the best ST series.
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^ Except for the last five seasons of Deep Space 9 , and the entire Enterprise series.
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.In January 1995, a few months after TNG ended, a fourth TV series, Voyager was released.^ We'd all look forward to that new movie every month, and then to the widescreen collector's edition DVDs they'd surely release a few months later...
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^ I would rather see a series set sometime down the road, after DS9, After TNG, and even after Voyager.
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^ Don't get me wrong here I enjoyed the original series, the first 4 seasons of ST:TNG,and have even enjoyed quite a few episodes of ST:DS9.
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.Viewer interest in Star Trek peaked in the mid-1990s with DS9 and Voyager airing concurrently and three of the four TNG-based feature films being released in 1994, 1996 and 1998. Voyager was the flagship show of the new United Paramount Network (UPN) and thus, the first Star Trek series since the original that was shown on a major network.^ Star Trek: First Contact (1996) .
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^ The thought of Voyager being the lone STar Trek series honestly frightens me.
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^ Star Trek New Series and DS9 final season and Trek 10 by StoneCold78 .
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[14] .The show lasted seven seasons until 2001, making it the longest running show in UPN's short history.^ I quite liked it but like most goos shows it only lasted a season, but as far as I can remember didn't fall too much in to the "teching the tech" storylines...
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^ After a dissapointing early half of the season, the last few shows have been terrific!
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^ The last episode of season 5 was filmed with the intent of making it the last of season 4, and the end of the story, until Joe was told they'd changed their mind at the very last minute, giving him time to do "Deconstruction of Falling Stars" instead to end season 4.
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.A new prequel Star Trek TV series, Enterprise, set before TOS (The Original Series), was produced after Voyager ended.^ Four new Star Trek posters .
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^ Seriously, what will Star Trek be without Vulcan?
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^ Voyager and DS9, but with the ideals of the Original Series.
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.Enterprise did not enjoy the high ratings of its predecessors and by the series' third season, UPN threatened to cancel Enterprise.^ The original series was decent (barring most of the third season), but then the stories were pretty archetypal, for the most part.
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^ It's not season one of a new series- It's season 28 of an ongoing series, but retooled so that new viewers can jump in and enjoy it.
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^ Don't get me wrong here I enjoyed the original series, the first 4 seasons of ST:TNG,and have even enjoyed quite a few episodes of ST:DS9.
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.Fans launched a campaign reminiscent of the one that saved the third season of the Original Series.^ Don't get me wrong here I enjoyed the original series, the first 4 seasons of ST:TNG,and have even enjoyed quite a few episodes of ST:DS9.
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^ Over the course of the series, he goes nuts, and around season three he is replaced by his "number one" (in my version John Leguizamo.
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^ I am a huge trek fan, and I own all the seasons of all the series and every movie.
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.Paramount reacted to the fan requests the same way it did for TOS by renewing Enterprise for a fourth season,[15] but moving it to the "Friday night death slot".[16] Like the Original Series, Enterprise did not fare well during this time slot.^ Before I retire to my room for some private time, I have to say that I thought Abrams did the alternate universe thing very well.
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^ INT. ENTERPRISE - RIKER AND DEANNA'S CABIN - NIGHT Riker is hard at work over a series of padds.
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^ That includes DS9's Ira Stephen Behr and Ron Moore, as well as people who have never written for the series before like Peter David.
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.UPN announced the cancellation of Enterprise at the end of its fourth season, and its final episode aired on May 13, 2005.[17] Fan groups, such as "Save Enterprise", again attempted to save the series[18] and even announced a drive to raise $30 million to privately finance a fifth season of Enterprise.^ I remember the backlash the final episode of Enterprise garnered when it aired.
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^ Finally, 26 episodes a season is too much.
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^ Limit each season to 18 episodes max (which allows the season to be split 3 ways if necessary if arc stories are designed).
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[18] Though the effort garnered considerable press, the fan drive was unsuccessful in saving the series. .The cancellation of Enterprise ended an eighteen-year production run of Star Trek programming on television.^ The fact is that Star Trek has done virtually bupkis overseas over the years because the scifi franchise never caught on.
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^ One of the problems with the star trek franchises, is that the starship enterprise feels like an airliner, or at best, a surface battleship.
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^ Star Trek was not driven into ground by bad haircuts and mismatched costumes but by 20 years of story and concept rehashing.
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.This, along with the poor box office performance in 2002 of the film Nemesis, cast an uncertain light upon the future of the Star Trek franchise in general.^ Just get the OC cast to be the Star Trek cast.
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^ The Star Trek franchise has been successfully rebooted for a new generation.
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^ Remember this, future Star Trek writers!
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.Berman, who had been responsible for many of the franchise's commercial successes, was relieved of control of the Star Trek franchise upon the cancellation of Enterprise.^ However, that is small consolation to those who followed and believed the messages of the “real” Star Trek.
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^ The fact is that Star Trek has done virtually bupkis overseas over the years because the scifi franchise never caught on.
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^ How many Star Trek fans were angered by the character conflict on the show?
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Reboot

.In 2007, Paramount hired a new creative team to reboot the franchise.^ Then Paramount can restart the Trek franchise with a fresh crew and a new outlook.
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^ If they do a new series, it should be with a new creative team, Voyager has already proven they're having a hard time coming up with new interesting aliens.
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^ The Star Trek franchise has been successfully rebooted for a new generation.
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.Writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, and Lost producer, J. J. Abrams, were given the freedom to reinvent the feel of Trek and alter the canonical timeline.^ Writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci have confirmed that this Admiral Archer was indeed Jonathan Archer .
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^ The director reteams with writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman; the same team also crafted the fantastically done Mission: Impossible III , and Orci and Kurtzman’s writing and producing credits include “Alias” and “Fringe.” They’ve created something wonderful in Star Trek : a fast-paced, breathless space opera, crammed with action, humor, and heart.
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^ Many of the crew members whom Abrams selected to work on this film are those he had worked with in the past, most notably writers/executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, producer Damon Lindelof , executive producer Bryan Burk , composer Michael Giacchino , cinematographer Dan Mindel , production designer Scott Chambliss , editors Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey , and casting directors April Webster and Alyssa Weisberg .
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.An eleventh film, titled Star Trek, was released in May 2009. The eleventh Star Trek film's marketing campaign targeted non-fans, even using the phrase "this is not your father's Star Trek" in the film's advertisements.^ Star Trek fans have been burned with mediocrity.
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^ It was risky for Paramount to market the movie as "not your father's Star Trek".
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^ Not your father’s Star Trek.
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[19]
.The film has earned considerable critical and financial success, grossing the most of any Star Trek film, even in inflation-adjusted dollars.^ The grosses, adjusted for inflation, of the first four Star Trek movies.
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^ Star Trek has received nearly universal acclaim from film critics.
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^ Also, when adjusted for inflation, it wasn’t even actually the most successful film of the series: The Motion Picture was.
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[20] .The film's major cast members have signed on for two sequels.^ It was also the first time either one of the two major fast food chains (Burger King or McDonald's ) had marketed Trek since the first film's release in 1979.
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^ Quinto also signed up to play Spock in any potential sequels to this film.
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[21] Paramount is planning to release a sequel to the reboot on June 29, 2012.[22][23]
Abrams' was not the first team to propose a reboot. An attempt was also made by J. Michael Straczynski and Bryce Zabel to reboot the franchise with the crew of the original series, but Paramount ignored the proposal as they were not "even willing to talk about Star Trek".[24][25]

Franchise ownership

.The original Star Trek series began production under Desilu Productions.^ Seriously, what will Star Trek be without Vulcan?
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^ Besides the Burger King deal, Paramount also signed up Kellogg's as a promotional partner to bring Star Trek movie-branded products to grocery stores.
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^ Production notes ) For the Enterprise uniforms, Kaplan followed color coding used on the original series.
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.With the merger of Desilu into Paramount Pictures, that studio assumed outright ownership of the Star Trek franchise until 2006, after which CBS took ownership of the franchise, though certain aspects (feature film and DVD distribution rights) are still owned by Paramount.^ Quotes for other Star Trek television series and feature films .
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^ Star Trek films .
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^ Star Trek (film) edit .
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Television series

.The core of the Star Trek franchise is six television series: The Original Series, The Animated Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and Enterprise.^ "Star Trek: The Next Generation: 11001001 (#1.14)" (1988) .
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^ These shows, and many others, actually feature the type of stories that explore the human condition you say you prefer and are not heavy in the technobabble of Star Trek Next Generation (that show was indeed an abomination).
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^ "Star Trek: The Next Generation: Transfigurations (#3.25)" (1990) .
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.In total 726 Star Trek episodes have been produced across the 30 seasons of the TV series.^ Star Trek has 30 seasons.
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^ Seriously, what will Star Trek be without Vulcan?
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^ The thought of Voyager being the lone STar Trek series honestly frightens me.
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The Original Series (1966–1969)

Star Trek, also known as "TOS" or The Original Series, debuted in the United States on NBC on September 8, 1966.[26] 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 1966–69 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". After three seasons the show was canceled and the last original episode aired on June 3, 1969.[27] It was, however, highly popular with science-fiction fans and engineering students, in spite of generally low Nielsen ratings.^ It's an adventure show first, not a science fiction show.
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^ A good example from the original series is "City on the Edge of Forever."
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^ It's as much science fiction as General Hospital.
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The series subsequently became popular in reruns and a cult following developed, complete with fan conventions.[26] .Originally presented under the title Star Trek, it has in recent years become known as Star Trek: The Original Series or as "Classic Star Trek"—retronyms that distinguish it from its sequels and the franchise as a whole.^ Seriously, what will Star Trek be without Vulcan?
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^ Decades of continuity and known character history in Star Trek?
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^ Yet Star Trek has had a real world impact larger than any recent science fiction except - maybe - 1984.
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The Animated Series (1973–1974)

.Star Trek: The Animated Series was produced by Filmation and ran for two seasons from 1973 to 1974. Most of the original cast performed the voices of their characters from The Original Series, and many of the original series' writers, such as D. C. Fontana, David Gerrold and Paul Schneider, wrote for the series.^ Just get the OC cast to be the Star Trek cast.
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^ Remember this, future Star Trek writers!
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^ Star Trek has 30 seasons.
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.While the animated format allowed the producers to create more exotic alien landscapes and lifeforms, the liberal reuse of shots and musical cues as well as animation errors have tarnished the series' reputation.^ This would be spread out enough to compensate for the oversaturation as well as allow for new ideas to fit a new format.
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^ I was ready to eye-rollingly accept the Bad Science in the movie, knowing it was Trek, but to completely rewrite – make more HUMAN – the one species that had originally been created to be…well ALIEN. .
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[28] .Although it was originally sanctioned by Paramount, which became the owner of the Star Trek franchise following its acquisition of Desilu in 1967, Roddenberry forced Paramount to stop considering the series canonical[29].^ Seriously, what will Star Trek be without Vulcan?
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^ However, that is small consolation to those who followed and believed the messages of the “real” Star Trek.
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^ Besides the Burger King deal, Paramount also signed up Kellogg's as a promotional partner to bring Star Trek movie-branded products to grocery stores.
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.Even so, elements of the animated series have been used by writers in later live-action series and movies.^ They smelled out Live Free or Die Hard which really WAS their daddy’s action series.
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^ It certainly doesn't do a disservice to Star Trek the way some of the later movies and series did.
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^ The writers in this used every schtick to sell this bucket of monkey chow to a “mainstream audience” without really doing what they were hired to do…write a good movie.
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As of June 2007, the Animated Series is once again part of the official canon, as confirmed by the official website, Startrek.com.
.TAS won Star Trek's first Emmy Award on May 15, 1975.[30] Star Trek TAS briefly returned to television in the mid-1980s on the children's cable network Nickelodeon.^ Star Trek: First Contact (1996) .
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^ Star Trek has 30 seasons.
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^ Had me wondering at first….this ain’t the right Star Trek, nothing makes sense!
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.Nickelodeon's Evan McGuire greatly admired the show and used its various creative components as inspiration for his short series called Piggly Wiggly Hears A Sound which never aired.^ Call me crazy but I enjoyed the original “Star Trek” series, I’ve never even bothered about watching any of the spin-off series.
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^ Also, the first season DVD of "Dollhouse" contains an un-aired episode that jumps to 2019 and shows the long-term effects of the use of the technology on society.
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^ As a techy myself, arguing that these shows never actually used or developed any actual forward-looking technical approaches, but instead just used "tech" seems ridiculous.
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.Nickelodeon parent Viacom would purchase Paramount in 1994. In the early 1990s, the Sci-Fi Channel also began rerunning TAS. The complete TAS was also released on Laserdisc format during the 1980s.^ I wish Paramount?Viacom would have agreed to this.
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^ I have always wanted to do a sci-fi with that shot almost exactly, but now it would seem like a copy.
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^ By contrast, "proper" sci-fi, in the speculative fiction sense, starts with a technology and says "What would happen if this existed?"
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[31] The complete series was first released in the USA on eleven volumes of VHS tapes in 1989. All 22 episodes were released on DVD in 2006.

The Next Generation (1987–1994)

.Star Trek: The Next Generation, also known as "TNG", is set approximately a century after The Original Series (2364-2370).^ This is the first Star Trek movie since Star Trek Generations to feature characters from the original series and to feature scenes set in the 23rd century .
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^ Imagine you will a series set between Star Trek 6 and 7.
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^ The next Trek series.
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.It features a new starship, the Enterprise-D, and a new crew led by Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) and Commander William Riker (Jonathan Frakes).^ Captain Jean-Luc Picard : [ confused ] What the devil am I doing here?
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^ Captain Jean-Luc Picard : No, they can't.
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^ Captain Jean-Luc Picard : This investigation began with your death.
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.The series introduced alien races new to the Federation as crew members, including Deanna Troi, a half-Betazoid counselor played by Marina Sirtis, and Worf as the first Klingon officer in Starfleet, played by Michael Dorn.^ Counselor Deanna Troi : Make it better.
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^ Counselor Deanna Troi : Is that what you believe?
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^ Counselor Deanna Troi : We are stranded on a planet.
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It also featured Gates McFadden as Dr. Beverly Crusher, LeVar Burton as chief engineer Geordi La Forge, and the android Data portrayed by Brent Spiner. .The show premiered on September 28, 1987, and ran for seven seasons, ending on May 23, 1994.[32] Unlike the previous television outings, the program was syndicated instead of airing on network television.^ May 12, 2009 11:32:28 AM .
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^ Star Trek: The Next Generation was a science fiction television series that aired from 1987 to 1994.
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^ We all have watched or heard of television shows such as America's Most Wanted and know that when information is put out to the public, the public responds.

.It had the highest ratings of any of the Star Trek series and was the #1 syndicated show during the last few years of its original run, allowing it to act as a springboard for ideas in other series.^ Quotes for other Star Trek television series and feature films .
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^ Seriously, what will Star Trek be without Vulcan?
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^ This is Star Trek, not Bond, not Batman (originated from other mediums and adapted).
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.Many relationships and races introduced in TNG became the basis of episodes in Deep Space 9 and Voyager.^ Im not a big Star Trek fan or anything but i used to watch Next Generation, Deep Space 9 and Voyager.
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^ Television series The Original Series · The Animated Series · The Next Generation · Deep Space Nine · Voyager · Enterprise .
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^ Star Trek, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager are Copyright and Trademark Paramount Pictures.
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[13] .It was nominated for an Emmy for Best Dramatic Series during its final season.^ Star Trek New Series and DS9 final season and Trek 10 by StoneCold78 .
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^ If they'd spent that season doing 3 episode mini-series like they did for the final season it might have lasted longer.
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^ The network realized this and ended up giving them more freedom and the series made a strong comeback in its final season.
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It also received a Peabody Award for Outstanding Television Programming for the episode "The Big Goodbye".[33]

Deep Space Nine (1993–1999)

.Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, also known as "DS9", is set during the last years and the immediate post-years of The Next Generation (2369-2375) and was in production for seven seasons, debuting the week of January 3, 1993.[34] Like Star Trek: The Next Generation, it aired in syndication in the United States and Canada.^ Deep Space Nine was the last Trek I really cared about.
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^ Star Trek is a space western.
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^ Star Trek has 30 seasons.
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.It is the only Star Trek series to take place primarily on a space station rather than aboard a starship.^ I also think that the next series should NOT take place on a starship.
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^ There have been four Star Trek series, of them three have been starship based.
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^ Star Trek is a space western.
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.It is set on the Cardassian-built space station Deep Space Nine, located near the planet Bajor and a uniquely stable wormhole that provides immediate access to the distant Gamma Quadrant.^ Surface, Shipboard and Deep Space Adventures: Command your vessel in thrilling space battles, or beam down to planets with your away team for face-to-face confrontations.
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^ Don't get me wrong, I love Deep Space Nine and will miss it terribly.
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^ Picard : [ after Sisko has decided to stay on Deep Space Nine ] Good luck, Mr. Sisko.
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[35] .The show chronicles the events of the station's crew, led by Commander (later Captain) Benjamin Sisko, played by Avery Brooks, and Major (later Colonel) Kira Nerys, played by Nana Visitor.^ Commander Benjamin Sisko : [ meeting with Captain Picard ] It's been a long time, Captain.
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^ Picard and Sisko are discussing Bajor's possible membership in the Federation ] Commander Benjamin Sisko : Is it going to happen?
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^ Commander Benjamin Sisko : Sounds like they're not ready.
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.Recurring plot elements include the repercussions of the lengthy and brutal Cardassian Occupation of Bajor, Sisko's spiritual role for the Bajorans as the Emissary of the Prophets and in later seasons a war with the Dominion.^ "Battle Lines" - The spiritual leader of Bajor, Kai Opaka, travels with Sisko on a trip to the Gamma Quadrant but is stranded with him on a world where the dead are resurrected to fight in an endless war.
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^ Three, what's been happening with the Dominion, Cardassian, Federation War?
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.Deep Space Nine stands apart from earlier Trek series for its lengthy serialized storytelling, conflict within the crew, and religious themes—all of which were elements that were praised by critics and audiences but that Roddenberry had forbidden in the original series and The Next Generation.^ Deep Space Nine was the last Trek I really cared about.
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^ The next Trek series.
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^ Can't we have a proper sendoff with the next generation crew?
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[36] .Nevertheless, he was made aware of plans to make DS9 before his death, so this was the last Star Trek series with which he was connected.^ I have a confession to make: I hate Star Trek.
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^ Seriously, what will Star Trek be without Vulcan?
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^ Star Trek DS9 is for me by far the best ST series.
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[37]

Voyager (1995–2001)

.Star Trek: Voyager was produced for seven seasons, airing from January 16, 1995, to May 23, 2001, launching a new Paramount-owned television network UPN. It features Kate Mulgrew as Captain Kathryn Janeway,[38] the first female commanding officer in a leading role of a Star Trek series, and Commander Chakotay, played by Robert Beltran.^ Quotes for other Star Trek television series and feature films .
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^ Janeway is the former captain of Voyager.
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^ Star Trek New Series and DS9 final season and Trek 10 by StoneCold78 .
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.Voyager takes place at about the same time as Deep Space Nine and the years following that show's end (2371-2378).^ Maybe 5-10 years after whenever the current Trek ends would be more than enough Trek Time to throw the universe into a spin and create a less bland, tired place for stories to take place.
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^ Don't get me wrong, I love Deep Space Nine and will miss it terribly.
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^ I think I would watch this series, which I cannot say about Voyager, or even Deep Space Nine on a regular basis.
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.The premiere episode has the USS Voyager and its crew pursue a Maquis ship (crewed by Federation rebels).^ Why not go all the way to the 29th Century, have a series set in the time period of that episode of Voyager where the guy had the Federation Time Ship from the 29th Century?
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^ By preserving the two crews, or even bringing more Maquis ships in, they could have built a great tension, with real differences in the way the crews worked.
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^ Voyager can then become the Federations lead ship to jump to random points, build a gate and explore the new space.
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.Both ships become stranded in the Delta Quadrant about 75,000 light years from Earth.^ If they were on another Starfleet ship, I'd worry about both possibilities."

^ Mad Romulans with doomsday weapons (even their ships look alike, and they're both bald to boot) threaten to destroy the earth.
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[39] .Faced with a 75-year voyage to Earth, the crew must learn to work together and overcome challenges on the long and perilous journey home while also seeking ingenious ways to shorten the return voyage.^ "We think we've come up with a way to satisfy Q and get you and your crew home."
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^ Meanwhile, Janeway gracefully leaves Voyager, having gotten her crew home.
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^ If Voyager is cancelled, and the producers take a year or so off to create a new show things could work out ok.
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.Like Deep Space Nine, early seasons of Voyager feature greater conflict between its crew members than is seen in later shows.^ But if you ignored shows with depth and character like Babylon 5 or (for all its warts) Battlestar Galactica because they were space opera, then I suppose you got what you deserved.
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^ The show is fairly unique that way, I don't think I've ever seen another like it on television.
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^ Besides if Crusade does get canned it will leave us with only one space scifi show (Voyager) I dont like the thought of that~!!!
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.Such conflict often arises from friction between "by-the-book" Starfleet crew and rebellious Maquis fugitives forced by circumstance to work together on the same ship.^ You could just as easily have these guys working as a crew on the ship for the next film and then jump forward and transfer command in a more plausible manner.
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^ A Twilight Zone episode envisions a future and a technology and adds a situation intertwined with each and explores one of the many conflicts that can arise in that circumstance.
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^ Apparently whatever natural force they utilize for the warp drive isn’t as powerful as the force they utilize to hold the ship together.
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.Eventually, though, they settle their differences, after which the overall tone becomes more reminiscent of The Original Series.^ First, if the writer's wanted to tell completely original stories so much that they came up with this reboot to do so, then what difference ought something like this to have made?
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^ You can download the episodes at http://www.newvoyages.com They have picked up where the original series left off.
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^ The Original Series is much more interesting and imaginative (despite what we now consider poor production values) than anything since - it was actually explorative.
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.Voyager is originally isolated from many of the familiar aspects and races of the Star Trek franchise, barring those few represented on the crew.^ However, that is small consolation to those who followed and believed the messages of the “real” Star Trek.
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^ The fact is that Star Trek has done virtually bupkis overseas over the years because the scifi franchise never caught on.
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^ How many Star Trek fans were angered by the character conflict on the show?
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.This allowed for the creation of new races and original plot lines within the series.^ If the new series doesn't echo the classic opening narrative from both the original and Next Generation series, it will be the begining of the end.
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^ I get the impression that you wouldn’t have cared much for The Original Series in general, since it was filled with ridiculous plots and atrocious science.
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^ This is one of the telltale differences between the current film and the original series - the new film is just a film; the old series was a manifesto in film for pimply-faced nerds and geeks, everywhere.
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.Later seasons, however, brought an influx of characters and races from prior shows, such as the Borg, Q, the Ferengi, Romulans, Klingons, Cardassians as well as cast members of The Next Generation.^ The created alien cultures (Ferengis, Klingons, Bajorans and the Cardassians) are deeply looked into and it is character-driven.
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^ All right, so you can't put the Borg onscreen, or the Romulans, or the Ferengi, but how many other races must there be out there?
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^ As for the Romulan space miner, (I actually love his character a lot, what a perfect portrayal of a Romulan blue-c0llar worker), you have to keep in mind that his ship is from Next Generation Land, so it’s technology is ramped to the limits of compound words.
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Enterprise (2001–2005)

.Star Trek: Enterprise, originally titled Enterprise, produced for an abbreviated four seasons airing from September 26, 2001, to May 13, 2005, is a prequel to the other Star Trek series,[40] taking place in the 2150s, some 90 years after Zefram Cochrane developed the first warp-capable starship from a ballistic missile and about a decade before the founding of the Federation.^ Star Trek: First Contact (1996) .
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^ I keep thinking about Star Trek!
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^ The prequel would be interesting but what will you do about the camp of the original Star Trek?
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.The series shows how the first extraterrestrial contact with the Vulcans and subsequent guidance led to Earth's first warp-five capable starship, the Enterprise, commanded by Captain Jonathan Archer played by Scott Bakula, and Commander T'Pol, played by Jolene Blalock.^ Captain Jean-Luc Picard : I speak now as the captain of the USS Enterprise and Lieutenant Worf's commanding officer.
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^ Sure it might be cool to see an episode or two of a ST series revisit earlier days ala the First Contact movie, but an entire series would be lame.
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^ NOGURA Mark Prewitt made first contact with thirteen species, fought the Klingons to a standstill at Donatu Five, mediated the Spican civil war, and explored more of this galaxy than any other captain in the history of Starfleet.
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.For the first two seasons, Enterprise is mostly episodic, like The Original Series, The Next Generation and Voyager.^ Voyager and DS9, but with the ideals of the Original Series.
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^ [Introduction to each Next Generation episode.
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^ Original series aside, Trek is like fast food.
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The third season's "Xindi mission" arc carried through the entire season. .Season 4 was especially known for showing the origins of several common elements in the other series, due to the producers having recruited as writers Trek experts Mike Sussman and the writing team of Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens.^ All Paramount has to do is re-hire the writers from the Classic Trek series, and go back to the old Enterprise sets and costumes, this could be the best Trek series since the original.
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^ The original series had several episodes that were pretty much comedies, and even in some of the most dramatic episodes it often had humorous moments.
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^ But seriously, having a ship that could explore other galaxys would be my vote.
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.In addition, season 4 rectified and resolved some core continuity problems in the series (some of which were created in season 1 of Enterprise), most notably the decades-old issue of the drastic change in the appearance of the Klingons between TOS and other Trek series.^ Quotes for other Star Trek television series and feature films .
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^ I actually liked the last series (Enterprise) a lot, which I guess puts me at odds with many Trek fans.
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^ I want to see the Federation given a run for its money, I want to see real *change* in the characters as the series progresses, I want to see believable characters, not the irritating black or white of the Trek universe.
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.The fourth season's story arcs are often spread to two or three episodes.^ Limit each season to 18 episodes max (which allows the season to be split 3 ways if necessary if arc stories are designed).
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^ The end of the episode Revelations, the New Caprica story arc, and the Oath/Blood on Scales bit...
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^ Also, the creative process behind the shows story arc and even individual episodes is very well documented on the internet by JMS himself, the show's creator and writer.
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.Ratings for Enterprise started strong but declined rapidly, although longtime viewers were pleased by the final season's many homages to other Trek series.^ I actually liked the last series (Enterprise) a lot, which I guess puts me at odds with many Trek fans.
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^ All Paramount has to do is re-hire the writers from the Classic Trek series, and go back to the old Enterprise sets and costumes, this could be the best Trek series since the original.
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^ Star Trek New Series and DS9 final season and Trek 10 by StoneCold78 .
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Feature films

.Paramount Pictures has produced eleven Star Trek feature films, the most recent released in May 2009 with a twelfth in development, to be released in 2012. The first six films continue the adventures of the The Original Series cast; the seventh, Generations was designed as a transition from that cast to The Next Generation; the next three, 8–10, were exclusively Next Generation.^ Just get the OC cast to be the Star Trek cast.
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^ There have been four Star Trek series, of them three have been starship based.
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^ May 14, 2009 9:10:14 AM .
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.Although North American and UK releases of the films were no longer numbered following the sixth film, European releases continued numbering the films up until Nemesis.^ Abrams and crew take a cue from those films but go light-years further and faster, upping the number of action sequences but also marrying them to an intriguing story.
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^ The new film, I predict, will inspire almost no careers in science, which is a pity because the number of new American graduate students in science is falling greatly.
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^ Notice no film records were shattered with this release, unlike last year when records seemed to be dropping like flies on a weekly basis.
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.The eleventh film, titled Star Trek, is a prequel/reboot of TOS set prior to James T. Kirk's graduation from Starfleet Academy, and promotion to the rank of Captain.^ The Star Trek Nerd Federation was/is too strong for J.J. to have done anything else then to say, "I was paid lots of money to do a prequel.
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^ The Star Trek franchise has been successfully rebooted for a new generation.
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^ Filme wissenschaftlich auseinandergenommen #421: Star Trek bei physikBlog Says: May 9th, 2009 at 3:25 pm [...
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A twelfth film is currently in its early stages of production.
Title Release date
Star Trek: The Motion Picture December 7, 1979
The Wrath of Khan June 4, 1982
The Search for Spock June 1, 1984
The Voyage Home November 26, 1986
The Final Frontier June 9, 1989
The Undiscovered Country December 6, 1991
Generations November 18, 1994
First Contact November 22, 1996
Insurrection December 11, 1998
Nemesis December 13, 2002
Star Trek May 8, 2009
Untitled 12th movie June 29, 2012*[22][23]
* Tentative

Spin-off media

.The Star Trek franchise has a large number of novels, comic books, video games, and other materials, which are generally considered non-canon.^ The Star Trek franchise has been successfully rebooted for a new generation.
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^ These shows, and many others, actually feature the type of stories that explore the human condition you say you prefer and are not heavy in the technobabble of Star Trek Next Generation (that show was indeed an abomination).
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^ The fact is that Star Trek has done virtually bupkis overseas over the years because the scifi franchise never caught on.
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Books

.Since 1967, hundreds of original novels, short stories, and television and movie adaptations have been published.^ It’s not that the movie couldn’t stand by itself as a good film, it’s more that I was hoping to see a brilliant way of making the original story line jive with this new “episode”.
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^ Straczynski himself had published some SF short stories.
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^ Since I'm old enough to have watched TOS in it's original run, I beg to differ - this movie was TREK all the way.
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The very first original Star Trek novel to be published was Mission to Horatius by Mack Reynolds, which was published in hardcover by Whitman Books in 1968.
.The first publisher of Star Trek fiction aimed at adult readers was Bantam Books.^ Star Trek: First Contact (1996) .
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^ Had me wondering at first….this ain’t the right Star Trek, nothing makes sense!
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^ Time travel is the worst thing you can do to any science fiction show, even one like the silly cartoon Star Trek has become.
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In 1970, James Blish wrote the first original Star Trek novel published by Bantam, Spock Must Die!. .Pocket Books is currently the publisher of Star Trek novels.^ Ongoing story archs, changes in the characters, and a war that threatens the Federation are currently going on On Star Trek DS9.
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^ There are great writers who have written Star Trek novels, for example, Joe Haldeman, Esther Friesner, and Kristine Kathryn Rusch.
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^ Comment by WA_Trekie — May 10, 2009 @ 10:12 am Reply to this post Anonymous — May 10, 2009 @ 2:18 am: “Yes, Star Trek was JUST a TV Show… And the bible is JUST a book..
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.Prolific Star Trek novelists include Peter David, Diane Carey, Keith R.A. DeCandido, J.M. Dillard, Diane Duane, Michael Jan Friedman, and Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens.^ That includes DS9's Ira Stephen Behr and Ron Moore, as well as people who have never written for the series before like Peter David.
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^ A list that includes William Shatner (Star Trek 5), Stuard Baird (Nemesis), Jonathan Frakes (Insurrection) and Rick Berman (2 or 3 of the TV shows).
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^ It was his leadership along with Michael Piller that made Star Trek soar.
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.Several actors and writers from the television series have written books: William Shatner, and John de Lancie, Andrew J. Robinson, J. G. Hertzler, and Armin Shimerman have written or co-written books featuring their respective characters.^ Though the plot had a few problems, the CGI was neat and the characters the writers, the actors and the director developed were simply awfully fun to watch!
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^ Quotes for other Star Trek television series and feature films .
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^ Hell...I'll go a step further: If the actor playing Kirk respects Shatner's work and understands how the SHat's style came to define the character of Kirk, let him carry that character forward, in that style, into a new continuing series of films (or TV projects or whatever).
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.Voyager producer Jeri Taylor wrote two novels featuring backstory for Voyager characters, and screen authors David Gerrold, D. C. Fontana, and Melinda Snodgrass have also penned books.^ I guess it helped that Joe Straczynski had the likes of Neil Gaiman, Harlan Ellison, David Gerrold and DC Fontana on his speed dial as well.
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^ Spend an hour or two with each government and create a bit of backstory for each character right from the go..
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Comics

.Star Trek-based comics have been published by a number of companies almost continuously since 1967. Publishers include Marvel, DC, Malibu, Wildstorm, and Gold Key.^ Star Trek is so specific, you have either work within the continuity or it doesn't work.
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^ I don't know when you last watched Star Trek III, but the scenes played out in an almost identical fashion.

^ Based on the previews I was expecting Star Trek 90210 but went into the movie reasonably unbiased and came out pleasantly surprised at the resonance.
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.Tokyopop currently is publishing an anthology of Next Generation-based stories presented in the style of Japanese manga.^ There are currently three forms of Trek in production: Next Generation movies, Ds9, and Voyager.
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[42] .As of 2006, IDW Publishing secured publishing rights to Star Trek comics[43] and published a prequel to the 2009 film, Star Trek: Countdown.^ Ive82 Says: May 12th, 2009 at 8:45 pm Movie was good, I enjoyed even though I’m not a big Star Trek Fan.
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^ Filme wissenschaftlich auseinandergenommen #421: Star Trek bei physikBlog Says: May 9th, 2009 at 3:25 pm [...
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^ Brewster - August 11, 2008 Not knocking the idea of a prequel for TOS and as a Trek fan, I’m for any Star Trek movie being made.
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Games

.The Star Trek franchise also has numerous games in many different formats.^ The movie is entertaining, but since it was dumbed down for dumb ass teenagers, it failed to deliver on what Star Trek has always been when it's at its best: a smart, socially analytical franchise.

^ The fact is that Star Trek has done virtually bupkis overseas over the years because the scifi franchise never caught on.
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^ The Star Trek franchise has been successfully rebooted for a new generation.
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.Beginning in 1967 with a board game based on the original series and continuing through 2009 with online and DVD games, Star Trek games continue to be popular among fans.^ Star Trek fans have been burned with mediocrity.
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^ I have been a fan of the original Star Trek all my life.
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^ There have been four Star Trek series, of them three have been starship based.
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.The most recent video games of the series are Star Trek: Legacy and Star Trek: Conquest.^ Seriously, what will Star Trek be without Vulcan?
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^ The thought of Voyager being the lone STar Trek series honestly frightens me.
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^ It’s not so caught up in itself that it forgets that that’s the most important thing about Star Trek , and always has been.

.An MMORPG based on Star Trek called Star Trek Online is developed by Cryptic Studios and published by Atari.^ Talking About Closed Beta Interviews created on 12/28/09 MMORPG.com's Jon Wood recently spoke with Cryptic Star Trek Online Producer Daniel Stahl about the game's closed beta stage and its importance in the development cycle.
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^ Reported on Jan 05, 2010 Go boldly where no one has gone before in this latest Star Trek Online trailer...
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^ I wrote a popular essay on the development of the Star Wars films back in 1999 called Star Wars Origins (http://www.moongadget.com/origins); over 1.1 million unique visitors.
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.It is set in the TNG universe approximately 30 years after the events of Star Trek: Nemesis, and not the re-imagined Universe portrayed in JJ Abrams' Star Trek, although it will take into account the events portrayed at the start of the film and in the prequel comics.^ JJ Abrams‘ Star Trek have been revealed at VegasCon 08.
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^ Star Trek has 30 seasons.
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^ Imagine you will a series set between Star Trek 6 and 7.
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Star Trek Online was released on February 2, 2010.[44]

Cultural impact

Prototype space shuttle Enterprise named after the fictional starship with Star Trek television cast members and creator Gene Roddenberry.
.The Star Trek media franchise is a multi-billion dollar industry, currently owned by CBS.[45] Gene Roddenberry sold Star Trek to NBC as a classic adventure drama; he pitched the show as "Wagon Train to the Stars" and as Horatio Hornblower in Space.^ Roddenberry was often quoted as having pitched the series as "Wagon Train to the stars".
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^ Horatio Hornblower in space.
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^ Gene Roddenberry's network pitch used the words "space-age Captain Horatio Hornblower" .
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[46] .The opening line, "to boldly go where no man has gone before," was taken almost verbatim from a US White House booklet on space produced after the Sputnik flight in 1957.[47] The central trio of Kirk, Spock, and McCoy was modeled on classical mythological storytelling.^ With customizable ships and characters from the Klingon Empire and United Federation of Planets, ground, space and shipboard gameplay and unique options for player-generated content set in the Star Trek universe, Star Trek Online is the MMOG that allows you to boldly go where no one has gone before!
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^ The ice world was close by, and had a Federation outpost, which Spock presumably counted on to rescue Kirk before his pod's supplies ran out.

^ They would have no freedom to develop aliens or technology because they would have to work thier way up the the classic series and could go no further.
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[46]
.Star Trek and its spin-offs have proved highly popular in syndication and are currently shown on TV stations worldwide.^ J.J. made a Star Trek that looked like a movie instead of a TV show.
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^ Blog posts have no right to be this entertaining and I thinks its great the genre of Star Trek Science has been rebooted along with the TV series.
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^ But once I got over the thrill of seeing the revamped characters, I just thought it all played out like a very good episode of the TV Star Trek.

[48] The show’s cultural impact goes far beyond its longevity and profitability. .Star Trek conventions have become popular, though they're often merged now with conventions related to other genres and series.^ (Seriously - if they're not going to use them for Trek, I'll use them as something else!
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^ Seriously, what will Star Trek be without Vulcan?
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^ Time travel is the worst thing you can do to any science fiction show, even one like the silly cartoon Star Trek has become.
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Some fans have coined the term Trekkies to describe themselves. .Others, however, prefer the term Trekkers. Fans of Deep Space Nine are better known as Niners. An entire subculture has grown up around the show[49] which was documented in the film Trekkies.^ On the other hand, my kids 17, 15, 10, and 5, think the shows and original movies are “lame”, but they lined up begging to go to this one, and I didn’t hear a peep from them the entire movie, once it was over, all I got was, when can we see it again.
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^ I can buy that blowing the core up would also distort space-time, but only if it was some spare warp core they had lying around.
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^ However, I consider myself more of a fan of science fiction in general than a Trekker.

.Star Trek was the top rank cult show by TV guide.^ Time travel is the worst thing you can do to any science fiction show, even one like the silly cartoon Star Trek has become.
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^ J.J. made a Star Trek that looked like a movie instead of a TV show.
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^ Blog posts have no right to be this entertaining and I thinks its great the genre of Star Trek Science has been rebooted along with the TV series.
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[50]
The Star Trek franchise has influenced the design of many current technologies, including the Tablet PC, the PDA, mobile phones, and the MRI (based on Dr. McCoy's diagnostic table).[51] It has also brought to popular attention the concept of teleportation with its depiction of "matter-energy transport." Phrases such as "Beam me up, Scotty" have entered the public vernacular.[52] .In 1976, following a letter-writing campaign, NASA named its prototype space shuttle Enterprise, after the fictional starship.^ EXT. OUTER SPACE Several photon torpedoes are ejected from the Enterprise’s shuttle bay.
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^ EXT. OVER ROMULUS - SPACE But they are too late -- the Scorpion dematerializes -- INT. ENTERPRISE - CARGO BAY - FOLLOWING And materializes in one of the Enterprise's cargo bays.
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^ EXT. THE RIFT - SPACE It is a chaos of starships as the Enterprise and the two Warbirds fire steadily -- illuminating the Scimitar's shields.
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[53] .Later, the introductory sequence to Star Trek: Enterprise would include footage of the shuttle, along with images of a naval vessel also called the Enterprise, depicting the advancement of human transportation technology.^ More Star Trek images!!!
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^ Star Trek isn't about the technology.
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^ So what if Star Trek is not always about technology?
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.Beyond Star Trek's technological innovations, one of its greatest and most significant contributions to TV history is its creation of a cast different races and cultures in the sets.^ Most of Star Trek is set in a teeny part of the galaxy, I bet.
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^ Just get the OC cast to be the Star Trek cast.
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^ It was a good one, but it wasn’t Star Trek.
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.This became common in television shows in the 1980s such as L.A. Law but was controversial and daring in the 1960s.^ We all have watched or heard of television shows such as “America’s Most Wanted” and know that when information is put out to the public, the public responds.

^ We all have watched or heard of television shows such as "America's Most Wanted" and know that when information is put out to the public, the public responds.

^ We all have watched or heard of television shows such as America's Most Wanted and know that when information is put out to the public, the public responds.

.On the bridge of the Enterprise was a Japanese helmsman, a Russian navigator, a black female communications officer, and a Vulcan-Earthling first officer - among other members.^ Yes, there are some set characters there which can be sketched in three words each: the young, proud Russian, the cocky Midwestern captain, the laconic Southern doctor, the genius Scottish engineer, the strong female African comms officer, the romantic Asian helmsman, the mysterious alien first officer… .
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^ INT. ENTERPRISE - BRIDGE - FOLLOWING PICARD (to Worf) Coordinate our attack with the Valdore's tactical officer.
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^ A crewman, OFFICER #1, is controlling foot traffic through the gangway via communicator with OFFICER #2 at the other end.
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Also, controversial at its time (in the episode Plato's Stepchildren), was Captain Kirk's kiss with Lt. Uhura which became a defining moment in television history as it was American TV's first interracial kiss.

Parodies

.Notable parodies of Star Trek include the Star Wreck movie series, the internet-based cartoon series Stone Trek, the Star Wreck novel series, the song Star Trekkin' by The Firm, the feature film Galaxy Quest, an episode of Futurama called "Where No Fan Has Gone Before" which featured several characters from the original series, and the episode of Family Guy titled "Not All Dogs Go to Heaven", which featured the entire cast of Star Trek The Next Generation, as well as an episode of The Simpsons titled "Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie", featuring some of the cast of the original Star Trek television series.^ It is a great movie, and it is great Star Trek.
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^ Star Trek fans have been burned with mediocrity.
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^ I have been a fan of the original Star Trek all my life.
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.The news satire site The Onion created a Star Trek XI based clip just before the release of the film.^ Four new Star Trek posters .
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^ The Onion (a satirical "news" site) has a rather humorous news release about the new Star Trek movie.

^ Ariela and I saw the new Star Trek film, for the second time.
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Awards and honors

.Of the various science-fiction awards given for drama, only the Hugo award dates back as far as the original series.^ Comment by Val — May 8, 2009 @ 9:08 pm Reply to this post Had watched the original series with my dad back in ‘66.
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^ All Paramount has to do is re-hire the writers from the Classic Trek series, and go back to the old Enterprise sets and costumes, this could be the best Trek series since the original.
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^ This is a serious attempt to bring “Star Trek” back into the mainstream – and remember, Trek was originally envisioned as “bringing science fiction to the general public, a sort of ‘Wagon Train to the Stars’” when it ran on Thursday nights in 1966.
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.Although the Hugo is mainly given for print-media science-fiction, its "best drama" award is usually given to film or television presentations.^ I also agree with "t3knomanser" that most science fiction in the mass media is anti-science Luddism .
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^ Proper science fiction film, meet fickle entertainment-oriented audience.
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^ I love Star Trek: The Next Generation, but for the most part it's not at all what I would call science fiction, so I suppose I'm in it primarily for the character drama.
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.The Hugo does not give out awards for best actor, director, or other aspects of film production.^ No, but the series does go out of its way to mention that not every Narn believes the same as every other Narn.
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^ Does Star Trek have to die for 400 years before it can be safely rediscovered and reinterpreted by different directors and actors?
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^ Damon, on the other hand, is a good actor and does not need to waste his time with this, nor is he really right for it.
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.Prior to 2002, films and television shows competed for the same Hugo, before the split of the drama award into short drama and long drama.^ It wasn't long before Picard was stirring the flour into the sourdough starter as Q peeled beans.

^ It sounds to me as if the people who made the film have bought into the hype and don’t really understand the old show characters all that well.
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.In 1968, all five nominees for a Hugo award were individual episodes of Star Trek, as were three of the five nominees in 1967 (the other two being the films Fahrenheit 451 and Fantastic Voyage).^ Quotes for other Star Trek television series and feature films .
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^ Five, What is this Star Trek Acadamy that's being talked about?
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^ Five Stars from a Trek fan from day 1.
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.The only Star Trek series to not get even a Hugo nomination are the animated series and Voyager, though only the original series and Next Generation ever actually won the award.^ Seriously, what will Star Trek be without Vulcan?
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^ Voyager and DS9, but with the ideals of the Original Series.
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^ I was a huge fan of Star Trek Voyager and STNG, I watched the original series as a kid.
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.No Star Trek film has ever won a Hugo, though a few were nominated.^ Ive82 Says: May 12th, 2009 at 8:45 pm Movie was good, I enjoyed even though I’m not a big Star Trek Fan.
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^ And if THOSE events never happened, doesn't that mean that no Star Trek can ever happen?
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^ Filme wissenschaftlich auseinandergenommen #421: Star Trek bei physikBlog Says: May 9th, 2009 at 3:25 pm [...
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.In 2008, the fan made episode of Star Trek: New Voyages entitled 'World Enough and Time' was nominated for the Hugo for best short drama, where it competed with professional episodes from shows such as Doctor Who and Battlestar Galactica.^ I think it’s an exciting time for Star Trek and Trek fans.
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^ Star Trek fans have been burned with mediocrity.
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^ None of the regular writers on the STAR TREK shows and none on BATTLESTAR GALACTICA had the same qualifications.
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.The prestigious science-fiction Saturn award did not exist during broadcasting of the original series.^ This is a serious attempt to bring “Star Trek” back into the mainstream – and remember, Trek was originally envisioned as “bringing science fiction to the general public, a sort of ‘Wagon Train to the Stars’” when it ran on Thursday nights in 1966.
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^ Star Trek: The Next Generation was a science fiction television series that aired from 1987 to 1994.
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^ Oh, did I mention that I was always a TNG fan, and I hated the original series?
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.Unlike the Hugo, the Saturn award does give out prizes for best actor, special effects, music, etc.^ We need epic stories, actors who take their roles seriously, and great special effects.
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^ As previous posters have pointed out about ex-cops writing cop shows, etc, it does help when it's an actual spy who wrote the books.
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^ Go ahead V give it your sold-out best.
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.Also unlike the Hugo (until 2002) movies and television shows have never competed against each other for Saturns.^ The Minbari have no described subcultures, but they have clans, "which are quite different from each other" in ways I can't describe, because JMS never showed, but told, and I believe it must be so!
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^ The other movies looked like expensive TV shows.
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^ The fanbase was down after the last movie and the TV shows, and you have non-fans who would never go to begin with.
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.The two Star Trek series to win multiple Saturn awards during their run were The Next Generation (twice winning for best television series) and Voyager (twice winning for best actress- Kate Mulgrew and Jeri Ryan).^ Quotes for other Star Trek television series and feature films .
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^ Star Trek, at its best, was about something.
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^ Star Trek: The Next Generation was a science fiction television series that aired from 1987 to 1994.
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.The original series retroactively won a Saturn award for best DVD release.^ All Paramount has to do is re-hire the writers from the Classic Trek series, and go back to the old Enterprise sets and costumes, this could be the best Trek series since the original.
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^ It's also caused us to break out the DVDs of the original series.
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^ At least the black hole thing makes sense; and it's not as if the events that happened in the original series couldn't happen again; but they won't occur in the same way.
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.Several Star Trek films have won Saturns including categories such as best actor, actress, director, costume design, and special effects.^ Star Trek, at its best, was about something.
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^ The movie is entertaining, but since it was dumbed down for dumb ass teenagers, it failed to deliver on what Star Trek has always been when it's at its best: a smart, socially analytical franchise.

^ Yeah, one day technology will allow us to clone TOS actors and we can have glorious STAR TREK forever!
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.However, Star Trek has never won a Saturn for best make-up.^ I have a confession to make: I hate Star Trek.
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^ Star Trek, at its best, was about something.
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^ One of the problems with the star trek franchises, is that the starship enterprise feels like an airliner, or at best, a surface battleship.
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.The Star Trek series has also won 31 Emmy Awards.^ Seriously, what will Star Trek be without Vulcan?
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^ Because these people won’t stop until they wreck Star Trek.
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^ The thought of Voyager being the lone STar Trek series honestly frightens me.
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.Star Trek won the 2010 Academy Award for Best Makeup, the franchise's first Academy Award.^ Star Trek: First Contact (1996) .
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^ Star Trek, at its best, was about something.
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^ The fact is that Star Trek has done virtually bupkis overseas over the years because the scifi franchise never caught on.
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    ^ It also makes ashamed of hardcore Star Trek fans.
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    ^ Its got the familar aspects that make it Star Trek but its NEW, and INNOVATIVE. I definatly cast my vote for Star Trek: Section 31.
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  55. ^ Saturn award winners and nominees can be found at
  56. ^ Emmy Awards for the Star Trek Series
  57. ^ Popkin, Helen A.S. (March 7, 2010). "Live Oscar blog: Follow the night’s action". MSNBC.com. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/35707686/ns/entertainment-movies/. Retrieved 2010-03-07. 

References

  • Asherman, Allan (1981). The Star Trek Compendium. New York: Simon & Schuster. ISBN 0671791451. 
  • Barad, Ph. D., Judith; Robertson, Ed (2000). .The Ethics of Star Trek.^ "Star Trek: The Next Generation: Ethics (#5.16)" (1992) .
    • Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Character) - Quotes 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: Original source]

    HarperCollins. ISBN 0060195304.
     
  • Edited By (1996). Harrison, Taylor; Projansky, Sarah; Ono, Kent A.; Helford, Elyce Rae. ed. .Enterprise Zones: Critical Positions on Star Trek.^ One of the problems with the star trek franchises, is that the starship enterprise feels like an airliner, or at best, a surface battleship.
    • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 28 January 2010 0:55 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: General]

    ^ He didn't criticize B5 for using "rhetorical tricks" in his original post, he claimed he hates it as much as Star Trek for using "tech the tech" scripting.
    • Charlie's Diary: Why I hate Star Trek 3 February 2010 16:42 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Still, you could still call it Star Trek because they tried to keep at least some of the positive aspects of it going.
    • BA Review: Star Trek | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine 3 February 2010 16:42 UTC blogs.discovermagazine.com [Source type: General]

    Boulder: Westview Press. ISBN 0813328993.
     
  • Ellison, Harlan (1996). .City on the Edge of Forever.^ City on the Edge of Forever?
    • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 28 January 2010 0:55 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: General]

    ^ A good example from the original series is "City on the Edge of Forever."
    • Charlie's Diary: Why I hate Star Trek 3 February 2010 16:42 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

    ^ What happens for example in City on the Edge of Forever is a direct consequence of the Butterfly Effect and the Grandfather Paradox.
    • Charlie's Diary: Why I hate Star Trek 3 February 2010 16:42 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

    Borderlands Press. ISBN 1880325020.
     
  • Gerrold, David (1973). The Trouble with Tribbles. New York: Ballantine. ISBN 0345234022. 
  • Gerrold, David (1984) [1973]. .The World of Star Trek—Revised Edition (Bluejay Books ed.^ I'm not suggesting a "STAR TREK VS. ALIEN" feature, nor am I suggesting that George Lucas release a "special edition" of all the original episodes.
    • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 28 January 2010 0:54 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ "Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Best of Both Worlds: Part 2 (#4.1)" (1990) .
    • Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Character) - Quotes 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Technical inconsistencies abound in Star Trek, and numerous books have been written trying to smooth out those rough edges.
    • Star Trek Review | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 28 January 2010 0:55 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ). Ballantine Books. ASIN B000JWHTXU.
     
  • Greenwald, Jeff (1998). .Future Perfect: How Star Trek Conquered Planet Earth.^ It’s how he makes a movie his own, and Star Trek is no exception.
    • Star Trek Review | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 28 January 2010 0:55 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ How well or poorly these new actors are received playing the iconic Star Trek characters is an open question.
    • VegasCon 08: New Star Trek Movie Posters With Four New Cast Images [Hi Res UPDATE] | TrekMovie.com 28 January 2010 0:55 UTC trekmovie.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ We cannot be complacent in times like these when the future of Star Trek is at stake!
    • VegasCon 08: New Star Trek Movie Posters With Four New Cast Images [Hi Res UPDATE] | TrekMovie.com 28 January 2010 0:55 UTC trekmovie.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Viking Press. ISBN 0670873993.
     
  • Johnson-Smith, Jan (2005). .American Science Fiction TV: Star Trek, Stargate and Beyond.^ Of course Star Trek, Stargate, BSG, Fringe, and B5 are all going to be science-lite.
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    ^ Time travel is the worst thing you can do to any science fiction show, even one like the silly cartoon Star Trek has become.
    • BA Review: Star Trek | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine 3 February 2010 16:42 UTC blogs.discovermagazine.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Again, though, the fact that Star Trek uses phasers to achieve the same thing as cannon--to wreck an enemy ship--was never a reason to question whether it was science fiction.
    • Charlie's Diary: Why I hate Star Trek 3 February 2010 16:42 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

    I B Tauris & Co Ltd. ISBN 1860648827.
     
  • Krauss, Lawrence M (1995). .The Physics of Star Trek.^ It is not done at terminal velocity however (Star Trek and Point Break aside)because the deceleration generates enough g’s that it’s physically impossible for a person to hang on.
    • BA Review: Star Trek | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine 3 February 2010 16:42 UTC blogs.discovermagazine.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Star Trek Physics has Subspace, but not Hyperspace..
    • BA Review: Star Trek | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine 3 February 2010 16:42 UTC blogs.discovermagazine.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Then it could easily moved faster than light under Star Trek physics rules.
    • BA Review: Star Trek | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine 3 February 2010 16:42 UTC blogs.discovermagazine.com [Source type: General]

    Basic Books. ISBN 0465005594.
     
  • Lake, M.N. (2005). Picard: The Academy Years. Dragon Publishing. 
  • Lichtenberg, Jacqueline; Marshak, Sondra; Winston, Joan (1975). .Star Trek Lives!.^ I think it’s high time that Star Trek cuts back on philosophical ponderings, and instead live these philosophies at heart; of course, while also being fun and silly.
    • BA Review: Star Trek | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine 3 February 2010 16:42 UTC blogs.discovermagazine.com [Source type: General]

    Toronto: Bantam Books. ISBN 0552099147.
     
  • McIntee (2000). .Delta Quadrant—The Unofficial Guide to Star Trek Voyager.^ The thought of Voyager being the lone STar Trek series honestly frightens me.
    • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 28 January 2010 0:55 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: General]

    ^ In Voyager it takes decades to get across the galaxy, while in Star Trek V it takes only days to get halfway.
    • BA Review: Star Trek | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine 3 February 2010 16:42 UTC blogs.discovermagazine.com [Source type: General]

    ^ This is the best Star Trek since the original (no disrespect to Next Gen, its great too) but then we get Voyager.
    • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 28 January 2010 0:55 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: General]

    London: Virgin. ISBN 0753504367.
     
  • Nichols, Nichelle (1994). Beyond Uhura. Putnam. ISBN 0679435093. 
  • Sackett, Susan (2002). .Inside Trek: My Secret Life with Star Trek Creator Gene Roddenberry.^ I love the inclusive pluralist and intellectual values of Roddenberry’s Star Trek, and reject the fear mongering and insults to intelligence marketed by the megacorporation milking its inherited property.
    • BA Review: Star Trek | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine 3 February 2010 16:42 UTC blogs.discovermagazine.com [Source type: General]

    ^ That’s a myth created by the fans, as is the myth of Gene Roddenberry’s “vision”.
    • VegasCon 08: New Star Trek Movie Posters With Four New Cast Images [Hi Res UPDATE] | TrekMovie.com 28 January 2010 0:55 UTC trekmovie.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Star Trek is one of those things that since my childhood I have *wanted* to love.
    • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 28 January 2010 0:55 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: General]

    Hawk Publishing Group. ISBN 1930709420.
     
  • Shatner, William; Kreski, Chris (1993). .Star Trek Memories.^ I for one will just keep the memories of Star Trek and just accept that it is an era long gone and can never be re-created.
    • VegasCon 08: New Star Trek Movie Posters With Four New Cast Images [Hi Res UPDATE] | TrekMovie.com 28 January 2010 0:55 UTC trekmovie.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    HarperCollins. ISBN 0060177349.
     
  • Shatner, William; Kreski, Chris (1994). .Star Trek Movie Memories.^ It is a great movie, and it is great Star Trek.
    • Star Trek Review | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 28 January 2010 0:55 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The Star Trek movie is slap-across-the-face exciting, that’s it’s job, it’s not meant to be a documentary.
    • BA Review: Star Trek | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine 3 February 2010 16:42 UTC blogs.discovermagazine.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I saw Star Trek yesterday before going to work, (I work the night shift), maintaining my tradition of seeing Star Trek movies on opening day.
    • Star Trek Review | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 28 January 2010 0:55 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    HarperCollins. ISBN 0060176172.
     
  • Shatner, William; Kreski, Chris (1999). Get a Life!. New York: Pocket Books. ISBN 0671021311. 
  • Shatner, William; Walter, Chip (2002). .I'm Working on That: A Trek from Science Fiction to Science Fact.^ Time travel is the worst thing you can do to any science fiction show, even one like the silly cartoon Star Trek has become.
    • BA Review: Star Trek | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine 3 February 2010 16:42 UTC blogs.discovermagazine.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I love Star Trek: The Next Generation, but for the most part it's not at all what I would call science fiction, so I suppose I'm in it primarily for the character drama.
    • Charlie's Diary: Why I hate Star Trek 3 February 2010 16:42 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

    ^ But the original Trek, and Babylon 5, were I thought almost unique in that they did bring some of the intelligence of literary science fiction to the screen.
    • Charlie's Diary: Why I hate Star Trek 3 February 2010 16:42 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

    New York: Pocket Books. ISBN 067104737X.
     
  • Solow, Herbert F.; Justman, Robert H. (1996). .Inside Star Trek: The Real Story.^ I love Star Trek just as much as the next guy (maybe not the next guy on this site though) but if they treated it with a bit more realistic ashetic and action then it could really reboot not just a story, but a franchise.
    • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 28 January 2010 0:54 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Star Trek was not driven into ground by bad haircuts and mismatched costumes but by 20 years of story and concept rehashing.
    • VegasCon 08: New Star Trek Movie Posters With Four New Cast Images [Hi Res UPDATE] | TrekMovie.com 28 January 2010 0:55 UTC trekmovie.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ And I don't give a rat's ass whether anyone considers me a 'real' Star Trek fan or a "poseur", however, I consider myself a fan.
    • Star Trek Review | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 28 January 2010 0:55 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    New York: Pocket Books. ISBN 0671896288.
     
  • Trimble, Bjo (1983). .On the Good Ship Enterprise: My 15 Years with Star Trek.^ "Star Trek: The Next Generation: Power Play (#5.15)" (1992) .
    • Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Character) - Quotes 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Star Trek is one of those things that since my childhood I have *wanted* to love.
    • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 28 January 2010 0:55 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I wouldn't mind seeing the series set on the Enterprise B 15 to 20 years after the events in Generations.
    • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 28 January 2010 0:55 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: General]

    Donning Starblaze. ISBN 0898652537.
     
  • Turnbull, Gerry (1979). A Star Trek Catalog. Grosset & Dunlap. ISBN 0441784771. 
  • Whitfield, Stephen PE; Roddenberry, Gene (1968). .The Making of Star Trek.^ I have a confession to make: I hate Star Trek.
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    ^ It also makes ashamed of hardcore Star Trek fans.
    • VegasCon 08: New Star Trek Movie Posters With Four New Cast Images [Hi Res UPDATE] | TrekMovie.com 28 January 2010 0:55 UTC trekmovie.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Its got the familar aspects that make it Star Trek but its NEW, and INNOVATIVE. I definatly cast my vote for Star Trek: Section 31.
    • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 28 January 2010 0:55 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: General]

    New York: Ballantine Books. OCLC 23859.
     
  • Winston, Joan (1977). The Making of the Trek Conventions. Garden City, NY: Doubleday Books/Playboy Press. ISBN 0385131127. 

External links

  • StarTrek.com—The Official Star Trek website
  • Memory Alpha—A Star Trek encyclopedia that uses information only from canon sources licensed by Paramount.
  • Memory Beta—A Star Trek encyclopedia that uses information from both canon and non-canon sources licensed by Paramount.
  • CBS Video—Free full-length Star Trek: The Original Series episodes provided by CBS (only available in the United States)

Quotes

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikiquote

.Star Trek collectively refers to an American science-fiction franchise spanning six unique television series (which comprise 726 episodes) and eleven feature films, in addition to hundreds of novels, computer and video games, fan stories, and other works of fiction — all of which are set within the same fictional universe created by Gene Roddenberry during the mid-1960s.^ Star Trek fans have been burned with mediocrity.
  • VegasCon 08: New Star Trek Movie Posters With Four New Cast Images [Hi Res UPDATE] | TrekMovie.com 28 January 2010 0:55 UTC trekmovie.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I have been a fan of the original Star Trek all my life.
  • Star Trek Review | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 28 January 2010 0:55 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The accuracy of the science in this and other films is irrelevant, because it’s Science Fiction.
  • BA Review: Star Trek | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine 3 February 2010 16:42 UTC blogs.discovermagazine.com [Source type: General]

.Since its debut, Star Trek has become one of the most popular names in the history of science fiction entertainment, and one of the most popular franchises in television history.^ Star Trek is science fantasy.
  • BA Review: Star Trek | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine 3 February 2010 16:42 UTC blogs.discovermagazine.com [Source type: General]

^ Since when is Star Trek known for it’s good science?
  • BA Review: Star Trek | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine 3 February 2010 16:42 UTC blogs.discovermagazine.com [Source type: General]

^ This is wrong, and a lot of the “science” in Star Trek is wrong.
  • BA Review: Star Trek | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine 3 February 2010 16:42 UTC blogs.discovermagazine.com [Source type: General]

Contents

Television series

  • Star Trek: The Original Series
  • Star Trek: The Animated Series
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation
  • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
  • Star Trek: Voyager
  • Star Trek: Enterprise

Feature films

  • Star Trek: The Motion Picture
  • Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
  • Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
  • Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
  • Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
  • Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
  • Star Trek Generations
  • Star Trek: First Contact
  • Star Trek: Insurrection
  • Star Trek Nemesis
  • Star Trek

Internet series (Fan films)

  • Star Trek: New Voyages

See also

External links

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.This is a disambiguation page; that is, one that points to other pages that might otherwise have the same name.^ It might've had to dip into the fantasy genre for holographic telecommunication, but that's about the only mystickal point about it, otherwise it could all be set in 17th century.
  • Charlie's Diary: Why I hate Star Trek 3 February 2010 16:42 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

^ It is an abomination, a reboot that tries to lift itself on the shoulders of name recognition and a fucking cameo from one of the very same characters it is murdering.
  • Star Trek Review | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 28 January 2010 0:55 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Might be more clever if while the one guy is listing cowboys, Nagura offers Archer's name as a counterpoint and the other guy has to say "the exception that proves the rule" or some such.
  • STAR TREK: A Gathering Storm [Archive] - Wordforge 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.wordforge.net [Source type: Original source]

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  1. A popular sci-fi media franchise set in the future primarily focusing on the adventures of the personnel of a space navy of an interstellar political federation of which Earth is a charter member.

Gaming

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.From Wikia Gaming, your source for walkthroughs, games, guides, and more!^ Comment by Sam Damon — May 8, 2009 @ 12:14 pm Reply to this post if your sources are correct and it’s overseas is soft then game over.
  • BLAST-OFF! ‘Star Trek’ Opens To $26.8M Friday, $27.4M Saturday, $21.2M Sunday = $79.3M Weekend (Incl $4M Thursday): Attracted Audience Well Beyond Trekkies – Deadline.com 3 February 2010 16:42 UTC www.deadline.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.This category contains games with the Star Trek license.^ Contains "Star Trek returns to comics".
  • Star Trek Comics Checklist, Part 9/9 28 January 2010 0:55 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

^ James T. Kirk at StarTrek.com , the official Star Trek website James T. Kirk at Memory Beta , the wiki for licensed Star Trek works James T. Kirk at Wikipedia Retrieved from " http://memory-alpha.org/en/wiki/James_T._Kirk " Categories : Humans .
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^ With the approval of Viacom Consumer Licensing and Pocket Books, I wrote a book during the writing of Star Trek: Insurrection which was meant to be a text book for screenwriters.
  • Complete Starfleet Library - Star Trek: The Lost Books 28 January 2010 0:55 UTC www.well.com [Source type: General]

Pages in category "Star Trek games"

.The following 10 pages are in this category, out of 10 total.^ New Image From Cop Out Is A Total...Well, You Know Date: 01.06.10 .
  • News: New Star Trek Trailer!! | Latino Review 28 January 2010 0:55 UTC www.latinoreview.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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  • Star Trek: Judgment Rites
  • Star Trek: Starfleet Academy
  • Star Trek: Strategic Operations Simulator
  • Star Trek: The Motion Picture

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  • Star Trek: The Next Generation
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation - Echoes From The Past
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation - Future's Past

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Simple English

In its broadest sense, Star Trek is a collection of science fiction video entertainments, owned by Paramount and CBS, as well as various spin-offs. Many of these types of collections are often known as franchises.

The main parts of the Star Trek franchise are:

  • Six television series (first shown from 1966 to 2005) and
  • Eleven movies (shown in theaters from 1980 to 2009). (A twelfth movie is planned for 2011.[1])

Other parts of the franchise are: books (both fiction and non-fiction), magazines, comics, action figures, model toys and computer video games.

Star Trek was created as a TV series in 1966 by Gene Roddenberry. He and the other authors of Star Trek have, over time, developed a whole fictional universe set in the future. Following this fictional universe is the way they have chosen to maintain continuity between the various TV series and the movies.

Trekkies or Trekkers may refer to the many fans who love the series and support this Star Trek Universe. Many conventions and newsletters exist to serve these fans. There are even amateur movies made by the fans.[2][3][4]

Contents

Creation

In the 1960s, Gene Roddenberry created Star Trek. He sold it as a Western (a television genre about cowboys), but in space, and compared it to the television show Wagon Train. [5] He also based it on Gulliver's Travels. After two pilots (test episodes), Star Trek was first shown on television in 1966.

History of Star Trek

In 2053, World War III is ended on Earth. In 2063 Zefram Cochrane invented warp drive, a way to travel faster than the speed of light. Because of this invention, Vulcans came to Earth to meet the humans. This is shown in Star Trek: First Contact. The Vulcans helped humans fight disease and hunger. In 2150 when humans made a United Earth Government.

A war between Earth and the Romulans made species from different planets work together, and the Coalition of Planets was started in 2156. In 2161, the planets Vulcan, Earth, Andoria and Tellar started the United Federation of Planets.

Television series

The Original Series (1966–1969)

Star Trek: The Original Series is sometimes called TOS as an abbreviation (a shorter way of saying something). In it, the starship Enterprise travels through space to discover new places - "to boldly go where no man has gone before". The show was set in the 23rd century.

The main characters are:

  • Captain James Tiberius Kirk, acted by William Shatner
  • Spock, acted by Leonard Nimoy
  • Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy, acted by DeForest Kelley
  • Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, acted by James Doohan
  • Uhura, acted by Nichelle Nichols
  • Hikaru Sulu, acted by George Takei
  • Pavel Chekov, acted by Walter Koenig

It was shown on television for three years, and was cancelled in 1969.

The Animated Series (1973–1974)

Star Trek: The Animated Series is also called TAS. It is an animated version of The Original Series. The crew are the same, and most are voice-acted by the same actors. Because it was animated, the planets and species could look more interesting.

Gene Roddenberry asked for the stories in TAS to be removed from Star Trek's canon (the official history of Star Trek that is the same in all series). It is still argued about if they are part of canon or not, but usually agreed that they are not. The official Star Trek website has added some things from TAS to their library. [6]

The Next Generation (1987–1994)

Star Trek: The Next Generation is also called TNG. It is set 70 years after The Original Series, in the 24th century. The crew travel on a new starship called the "Enterprise-D". The stories are also about exploring, and often about fighting hostile (violent or angry) ships. The crew has many different races.

The main characters are:

  • Captain Jean-Luc Picard, acted by Patrick Stewart
  • Commander William Riker, acted by Jonathon Frakes
  • Data (an android), acted by Brent Spiner
  • Dr. Crusher, acted by Gates McFadden
  • Worf (a Klingon), acted by Michael Dorn
  • Geordie La Forge, acted by LeVar Burton
  • Counselor Deanna Troi, acted by Marina Sirtis
  • Wesley Crusher, acted by Wil Wheaton

It was shown on television for seven seasons, from 1987 to 1994.

Deep Space Nine (1993–1999)

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine is also sometimes called DS9. It is set in the late 24th century, at the end of The Next Generation's time line and the start of Voyager's. It is not like TOS and TNG because it is set on a space station and is not about exploring. This means it has more soap opera elements (lots of stories about the characters). Most of the stories are about the Cardassian race and the war with the Dominion.

The main characters are:

  • Captain Benjamin Sisko (Commander for seasons 1 to 3), acted by Avery Brooks
  • Major Kira Nerys, acted by Nana Visitor
  • Odo, acted by Rene Auberjonois
  • Jadzia Dax, acted by Terry Farrell
  • Ezri Dax, acted by Nicole de Boer
  • Worf, acted by Michael Dorn
  • Miles O'Brien, acted by Colm Meaney
  • Quark, acted by Armin Shimerman

It was shown on television for seven seasons, from 1993 to 1999.

Voyager (1995–2001)

Star Trek: Voyager is set in the late 24th century. It is different from the other series because it takes place in the Delta Quadrant. The ship Voyager was trapped there after a chase by the Maquis (Starfleet rebels). The stories are about them trying to find their way home. This is a long journey, and will take them 75 years.

The main characters are:

  • Captain Kathryn Janeway, acted by Kate Mulgrew
  • Chakotay, acted by Robert Beltran
  • Tuvok, acted by Tim Russ
  • B'Elanna Torres, acted by Roxann Dawson
  • Tom Paris, acted by Robert Duncan McNeill
  • Harry Kim, acted by Garrett Wang
  • The Doctor, acted by Robert Picardo
  • Seven of Nine, acted by Jeri Ryan

It was shown on television for seven seasons, from 1995 to 2001. It was made to help start a new television channel, UPN.

Enterprise (2001–2005)

Star Trek: Enterprise is the newest Star Trek series. It is set in the 22nd century, which means it is before all the other series on the Star Trek timeline. It is about the humans and the Vulcans working together after first contact. The ship, Enterprise, was the first Warp 5 ship made by the humans (with some vulcan assistance). The first season famously had many continuity errors (events and technology that did not match what happens in the other series). [7]

The main characters are:

  • Captain Jonathon Archer, acted by Scott Bakula
  • T'Pol, acted by Jolene Blalock
  • Charles "Trip" Tucker, acted by Connor Trinneer
  • Malcolm Reed, acted by Dominic Keating
  • Hoshi Sato, acted by Linda Park
  • Travis Mayweather, acted by Anthony Montgomery
  • Dr. Phlox, acted by John Billingsley

It was shown on television for four seasons, from 2001 to 2005.

Movies

No. Title Year Crew Director
I The Motion Picture 1979 The Original Series Robert Wise
II The Wrath of Khan 1982 The Original Series Nicholas Meyer
III The Search for Spock 1984 The Original Series Leonard Nimoy
IV The Voyage Home 1986 The Original Series Leonard Nimoy
V The Final Frontier 1989 The Original Series William Shatner
VI The Undiscovered Country 1991 The Original Series Nicholas Meyer
VII Generations 1994 The Next Generation David Carson
VIII First Contact 1996 The Next Generation Jonathan Frakes
IX Insurrection 1998 The Next Generation Jonathan Frakes
X Nemesis 2002 The Next Generation Stuart Baird
XI Star Trek 2009 The Original Series J.J. Abrams

Culture

The Star Trek franchise is a multi-billion dollar industry (a very large business). It has influenced (affected) many things in real life.

Trekkies

Star Trek has a large following of fans who are very enthusiastic (care a great deal) about the show. They are usually called Trekkies. The word was first used by Arthur W. Saha when he saw people wearing fake Vulcan ears at a convention (an event where lots of people interested in the same thing organise to meet) in 1967. [8] Some fans like to be known as Trekkers instead.

Two documentaries (factual television shows) have been made about them, called Trekkies and Trekkies 2.

Enterprise

In 1976, NASA made a prototype (test) space shuttle. It was first going to be called Constitution, but Star Trek fans wrote letters to NASA asking for it to be called Enterprise instead. Enterprise was used for flight tests, although it was never sent into space. It is now displayed (put on show) at the Smithsonian Institution. [9]

Parodies and tributes

The film Galaxy Quest is a Star Trek parody, which means it was made to be like Star Trek in a funny way.

There have been parodies on television in the cartoons Futurama, The Simpsons and Family Guy.

The video games company Blizzard Entertainment puts references to Star Trek in many of its games, like Starcraft and World of Warcraft.

Themes

Usually, episodes of Star Trek are trying to tell a moral story.

Often they ask philosophical and moral questions, like in the episode Tuvix in Voyager. In the story, a transporter accident puts two characters, Tuvok and Neelix, into one body. This makes a new person, Tuvix, who has his own personality. The crew then have to decide between killing Tuvix by separating him back into Tuvok and Neelix, or killing Tuvok and Neelix by letting Tuvix live. In the end, Captain Janeway decides to save Tuvok and Neelix, but the Doctor disagrees.

They also sometimes are telling a story to reflect (copy) what is happening in the real world. One example is the episode A Private Little War in The Original Series. This is said to be like the Vietnam War. [10] In the episode, Captain Kirk has to decide if he should give guns to innocent people so they can defend themselves, or let the Klingons destroy them. It asks if you can fight evil without doing evil yourself.

The moral points of all the Star Trek franchises often focus on what is called "The Prime Directive," the first law of the Federation, which states that advanced civilizations should not interfere with more primitive ones, so the natural developing process of the society is not changed. This often presents a moral dilemma, such as a ship's crew being endangered because a primitive society misunderstands the nature of the more advanced civilization. Also, a common plot element is a conflict between the Prime Directive and what would appear to be the more ethical option of meddling to save a species from destruction.

Notes

  1. Pascale, Anthony (2008-04-06). "Paramount Already Thinking About Sequel To Abrams Star Trek". TrekMovie. http://trekmovie.com/2008/06/04/paramount-already-thinking-about-sequel-to-abrams-star-trek/. Retrieved 2008-06-05. 
  2. Suellentrop, Chris (12 2005). "To Boldly Go Where No Fan Has Gone Before". wired.com. http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/13.12/startrek.html. Retrieved 2007-06-28. 
  3. Kimmel, Daniel M. (2005-07-31). "Enterprising fans captain 'Trek' spinoffs". Variety. http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117926755?categoryid=1019&cs=1. Retrieved 2007-06-28. 
  4. Hakim, Danny (2006-06-18). "'Star Trek' Fans, Deprived of a Show, Recreate the Franchise on Digital Video". New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/18/arts/television/18trek.html. Retrieved 2007-06-28. 
  5. Star Trek first draft - created by Gene Roddeberry. URL accessed March 08, 2009
  6. The Animated Series Gets Real - URL accessed 10th March, 2009.
  7. Ex Astris Scientia URL accessed 11 March, 2009
  8. Star Trek Classic on Science Fiction Buzz - URL accessed 14 March, 2009
  9. Shuttle Orbiter Enterprise (OV-101) - URL accessed 11 March, 2009
  10. BBC Interview with Robert H. Justman - URL accessed 11 March, 2009

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