Star Trek: Original Series 1966-1969
The show was in danger of being canceled several times. According to one source it's said that Lucille Ball, head of Desilu Studios, "single handledly kept Star Trek from being dumped from the lineup.*" The second season wasn't any better for the show and at that time a write-in campaign of over 1,000,000 letters saved the show. The show was renewed, but was stuck in a bad time slot where it couldn't survive.
Star Trek Spin-off SeriesIn the 1970s Star Trek went into syndication, quickly developing a cult following and has since spawned numerous movies and additional television series. There has even been a movie made about the fans, Trekkies in November 2002.
Star Trek Animated: Premiering in September 1973. The animated series picked up from the original Star Trek series. The thirty minute series consisted of 22 episodes. The voices were many of the characters of the original series.
Phase II, was to air in 1978, but did not get completed because of different reasons, including the Paramount Television network never getting off the ground. Several parts of the series were later incorporated in Star Trek movies.
Additional television series included
Star Trek, The Next Generation: This series premiered in 1987, running for 176 episodes. This series was set in the 24th century, decades after the original Star Trek. The show won 18 Emmys. Deep Space Nine: The show ran from 1993 - 1999 also with 176 episodes. Deep Space Nine won three Emmys.
Star Trek Voyager: This series was in production from 1995 - 2001 with 172 episodes, winning six Emmys.
Star Trek Enterprise: 2001 - 2005 with 98 episodes was a prequel series, set 100 years before the original Star Trek series. The series takes place on the Earth Ship Enterprise NX-01. This series won four Emmys.
Collectibles and Tribbles
How William Shatner changed the WorldAnd what has Star Trek done for non-trekkies. There was a show on the History Channel several years ago, How William Shatner changed the World. As kids watched the show, they started growing up expecting and wanting the same technology. With our cell phones, laser and scalpel free surgery and communicators, it the series was definitely a look into the crystal ball of a lifestyle to come.
Star Trek Movies
- Star Trek: The Motion Picture
- Star Trek II: Wrath of Kong
- Star Trek III: Search for Spock
- Star Trek IV: Voyage Home
- Star Trek V: Final Frontier
- Star Trek VI: Undiscovered Country
- Star Trek: Generations
- Star Trek: First Contact
- Star Trek: Insurrections
- Star Trek: Nemesis
- Star Trek (2009)