Star Trek is an American science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry in the 1960's.
The original series aired on NBC for three sessions and continued in three subsequent television series for over 40 years. Additionally, a series of feature films were widely distributed world-wide and greatly successful.
Star Trek has had a cult following for decades. It's popularity is reflected by the number of countries that have issued stamps, stamp sheets, and special philatelic souvenirs celebrating both the television and film series.
2020 coincides with the debut of the latest series of Star Trek – airing on TV in January. The long awaited, brand-new instalment is based around Jean-Luc Picard (played by Patrick Stewart), formerly the Captain of the Next Generation series.
Star Trek is the TV / film / licensing franchise based on the long-running space opera. It has so far produced more than 700 TV episodes across seven distinct series and 13 movies as well as books, comics and games (including among the earliest computer games). Screened globally, it has been a cult phenomenon for decades and the idea of the programs and catch phrases are in common use. It is one of the highest grossing media franchises of all time. Its generally optimistic view of the future (a united Federation of planets that peacefully explores the universe) marked it out from other sci-fi series and movies.
Summary of TV Series and Films
1. The original series(TOS) 1966-69, Animated series (original cast voices) 1973-4,Movies with original cast (6) 79-91
2. Star Trek –The Next Generation (TNG)1987-94, Movies with Next Generation cast (4) 1994-2002
3. Deep Space Nine (DS9)1993-99
4. Voyager 1995-2001
5.Enterprise 2001-2005-Rebooted movies with new cast (3 to date) 2009-
6. Discovery 2017-present
7. Picard 2020-present