Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise.
To celebrate 50 years of Star Trek (created by Gene Roddenberry, the original TV series first aired from 1966-1969) lets join Captain James T. Kirk (William Shatner) aboard the USS Enterprise in the 23rd century to boldly go where no man has gone before or in the more politically correct world of Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987-1994), join Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) to boldly go where no one has gone before. The EMP Museum in Seattle, Washington is currently exhibiting many costumes (Kirk, Spock, Uhura, McCoy and Picard to name a few), props including Captain Kirk’s command chair and the navigation console from the USS Enterprise bridge (on display for the first time), models of spaceships used in filming and more from the various TV and movie incarnations of the cultural phenomenon that is Star Trek. Live long and prosper…
Star Trek on TV:
- Star Trek (1966-1969, 80 episodes): Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the starship USS Enterprise explore space whilst defending the United Federation of Planets.
- Star Trek: The Animated Series (1973-1975, 22 episodes): The continuing adventures of the USS Enterprise crew in animated form which featured the voices of the original TV series cast.
- Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987-1994, 176 episodes): Decades after Captain Kirk set off into space, Starfleet Captain Picard commands a new USS Enterprise in the defence of freedom across the galaxy.
- Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993-1999, 173 episodes): The Federation Deep Space Nine space station under Captain Benjamin Sisko stands guard to the opening of a wormhole that leads to the far side of the galaxy and the dangers that lurk beyond.
- Star Trek: Voyager (1995-2001, 170 episodes): Captain Kathryn Janeway commands USS Voyager which is stranded on the far side of the galaxy, some 75 years away from the Federation and must find a way home.
- Star Trek: Enterprise (2001-2005, 98 episodes): Set 100 years before Captain Kirk was exploring space, Captain Jonathan Archer operates the United Earth ship Enterprise of Starfleet prior to the Earth-Romulan War and the formation of the United Federation of Planets.
Star Trek Movies:
- Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979). Captain James T. Kirk, Spock and the old crew are back for adventures in space.
- Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982). My favourite – Khaaaaan!
- Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984). The quest to return Spock back to the living.
- Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986). Earth is under threat from a giant space probe. Lets time travel!
- Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989). A tale of Klingon revenge and more.
- Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991). A galactic conspiracy and the sendoff for the original crew as we enter the next generation.
- Star Trek Generations (1994). Now it is Captain Picard’s turn to hit the big screen. He requests the help of Captain Kirk to stop a madman hell-bent on galactic destruction.
- Star Trek: First Contact (1996). The Borg!
- Star Trek: Insurrection (1998). Picard stands up to a blatant violation of the Prime Directive.
- Star Trek: Nemesis (2002). Romulan internal conflict embroiled Picard in the quest for peace.
- Star Trek (2009). The reboot begins – A young Captain James T. Kirk, Spock and USS Enterprise crew head out into space.
- Star Trek Into Darkness (2013). A mysterious agent brings the galaxy to the brink of war with the Klingon empire.
- Star Trek Beyond (due for release in July 2016). Starfleet face a new ruthless enemy.