“Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.”
Star Trek, The Original Series, premiered on NBC on September 8, 1966 and ran for three seasons. A production of Desilu Productions the initial go ahead was given by Lucille Ball. The show inspired four additional series: Star Trek: The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager and Enterprise.
In 1979 the Enterprise came to the big screen in Star Trek: The Movie, which was painfully slow. But in 1982, Star Trek II; The Wrath of Khan breathed new life in the series and five more films were made with either the original cast and crew or the cast and crew of The Next Generation.
In 2009, a new Star Trek film was released that some say went against the Star Trek canon because it brought a new story arc to the characters in the original series. A sequel to this version is due out in May, 2013.