38 Facts About Star Trek


Star Trek is an American science fiction media franchise created by Gene Roddenberry, which began with the eponymous 1960s television series and quickly became a worldwide pop-culture phenomenon.

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Star Trek canon includes the Original Series, nine spin-off television series, and a film franchise; further adaptations exist in several media.

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Several Star Trek parodies have been made, and viewers have produced several fan productions.

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Star Trek is noted for its cultural influence beyond works of science fiction.

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Indeed, we did make them on Star Trek: we were sending messages and fortunately they all got by the network.

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Star Trek wanted Star Trek to show what humanity might develop into, if it would learn from the lessons of the past, most specifically by ending violence.

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In protest, Roddenberry resigned as producer and reduced his direct involvement in Star Trek, which led to Fred Freiberger becoming producer for the show's third and final season.

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Star Trek had become known to those within Paramount as "the franchise", because of its great success and recurring role as a tent pole for the studio when other projects failed.

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Star Trek saturation reached a peak in the mid-1990s with Deep Space Nine and Voyager airing concurrently and three of the four Next Generation-based feature films released in 1994,1996, and 1998.

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Star Trek was a prequel of the original series set in an alternate timeline, later named the Kelvin Timeline.

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The Star Trek Universe has returned in animated form with Lower Decks, an animated adult comedy series, released on August 6,2020 on CBS All Access.

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Star Trek added that future live-action series would likely explore new parts of the Star Trek franchise's timeline in a similar way to Discoverys jump to the far future in its third season.

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Star Trek: Voyager ran for seven seasons, airing from January 16,1995 to May 23,2001.

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Star Trek: Enterprise, originally titled Enterprise, is a prequel to the original Star Trek series.

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Star Trek: Discovery is the first series of the streaming television Star Trek revival; it begins as a prequel to the Original Series, set roughly ten years prior.

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Star Trek: Short Treks is a short film anthology companion series initially exploring settings and characters from Discovery.

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Star Trek: Picard, like Discovery, is a serialized drama created for CBS All Access; it premiered on January 23,2020.

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Star Trek: Lower Decks is an animated adult comedy series created by the Rick and Morty writer Mike McMahan.

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Star Trek: Prodigy is an animated series created by Kevin and Dan Hageman for Paramount+, and the cable channel Nickelodeon.

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Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is a spinoff of Discovery and a prequel to the Original Series, created by Akiva Goldsman, Alex Kurtzman, and Jenny Lumet for Paramount+.

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The first original Star Trek novel was Mission to Horatius by Mack Reynolds, which was published in hardcover by Whitman Books in 1968.

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Star Trek-based comics have been issued almost continuously since 1967, published by Marvel, DC, Malibu, Wildstorm, and Gold Key, among others.

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An MMORPG based on Star Trek called Star Trek Online was developed by Cryptic Studios and published by Perfect World.

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Star Trek has led directly or indirectly to the creation of a number of magazines which focus either on science fiction or specifically on Star Trek.

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Star Trek: The Magazine was a magazine published in the US that ceased publication in 2003.

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Star Trek media franchise is a multibillion-dollar industry, owned by Paramount Global.

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Star Trek franchise inspired some designers of technologies, the Palm PDA and the handheld mobile phone.

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Star Trek brought teleportation to popular attention with its depiction of "matter-energy transport", with the famously misquoted phrase "Beam me up, Scotty" entering the vernacular.

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The Star Trek replicator is credited in the scientific literature with inspiring the field of diatom nanotechnology.

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Later, the introductory sequence to Star Trek: Enterprise included footage of this shuttle which, along with images of a naval sailing vessel called Enterprise, depicted the advancement of human transportation technology.

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Early parodies of Star Trek included a famous sketch on Saturday Night Live titled "The Last Voyage of the Starship Enterprise", with John Belushi as Kirk, Chevy Chase as Spock and Dan Aykroyd as McCoy.

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Many Star Trek actors have been quoted saying that Galaxy Quest was a brilliant parody.

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Star Trek has been blended with Gilbert and Sullivan at least twice.

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Star Trek has been parodied in several non-English movies, including the German Traumschiff Surprise – Periode 1 which features a gay version of the Original Series bridge crew and a Turkish film that spoofs that same series' episode "The Man Trap" in one of the series of films based on the character Turist Omer.

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Star Trek has been a popular subject for documentaries reviewing the history of the franchise.

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Star Trek won the Academy Award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling, the franchise's first Academy Award.

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Star Trek began as a joint-production of Norway Productions, owned by Roddenberry, and Desilu, owned by Desi Arnaz.

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However, Star Trek lost money during its initial broadcast, and NBC did not expect to recoup its losses by selling the series into syndication, nor did Paramount.

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