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Star Trek, a fictional universe created by Gene Roddenberry is a science fiction franchise that has become an American icon. The Trek phenomenon has spawned six television series, 10 feature films, hundreds of novels, games and an enormous fan base.

The series depicts a post-World War III future, where, by collaboration with alien cultures, Earth has eliminated most problems -- like poverty and disease. Humans now coexist in a federation of planets filled with alien species. The conflicts and issues discussed in the series, allegorize many contemporary cultural issues.

Star Trek: Classic Trek

Star Trek originated in 1966 and was pitched to the network, by Roddenberry, as "Wagon Train to the stars". The crew of the Starship Enterprise was multi-ethnic and the storylines were designed to be sophisticated analogies of current earth problems, rectified by humanism and optimism.

The original series a.k.a. "Classic Trek" featured William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk and tells the tale of the crew's five-year mission onboard the USS Enterprise. Also starring Leonard Nimoy as the Vulcan science officer Spock, and DeForest Kelley, as Dr. McCoy. The series was canceled in its third season due to low ratings. The network underestimated the fan base, which was able to resurrect the series in motion picture form. Buy -- Star Trek Now

Star Trek: The Animated Series

The animated series was produced by Filmation and ran for two seasons featuring most of the original cast performing the voices. The series was picked up after cancellation and run in the 80's on Nickelodeon, and then on the Sci-Fi channel in the 90s. Buy -- Star Trek: The Animated Series Now

Star Trek: The Next Generation

This series is set almost a century after the original series and features the crew of the USS Enterprise-D. The show premiered September 28, 1987 and ran for seven seasons, ending in 1994.The Next Generation had the highest ratings of any Trek series and was the #1 syndicated show for the last few years of its run. It is also the only Trek series to be nominated for an Emmy for Best Dramatic Series.

The series featured Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean-Luc Picard and Jonathan Frakes as Commander William T. Riker. The show continued the ethnic diversity of the original season, encompassing Lt. Commander Data (Brent Spiner) - an android, Counselor Deanna Troi (Marina Sirtis) - a Betazoid, and Lt. Commander Worf (Michael Dorn) - a Klingon. The multicultural crew continued to deal with contemporary political and social issues. Buy -- Star Trek: The Next Generation

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

This series is set in the same time frame as The Next Generation, and also ran for seven seasons with its debut in 1993.It is the only series to take place primarily on a space station and not a starship. The show is arguably the darkest in the series and chronicles the events centering on the Bajoran space station, Deep Space Nine. A stable wormhole providing access to the Gamma quadrant is discovered near the space station. Captain Benjamin Sisco (Avery Brooks) becomes the station's commanding officer, along with Bajoran Major Kira Nerys (Nana Visitor). The series is the first Trek series to be produced without the input of Gene Roddenberry, who passed away October 24, 1999. Buy -- Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Now

Star Trek Voyager

Star Trek Voyager premiered in 1995.It is only Star Trek series to feature a woman as the commanding officer. The series plot revolves around the Federation starship USS Voyager. The crew, while chasing a band of Maquis rebels, enters the dangerous space nebula known as the Badlands. Both ships are transported by a distant space probe, run by a powerful, but dying "Caretaker", to the Delta Quadrant, 75,000 light-years from Federation space. Crew members from both ships are kidnapped by the Caretaker and the crews must form a truce to rescue their fellow crewmen.

The Maquis ship is destroyed in a battle with the warlike Kazons, an alien species in the Delta Quadrant. To prevent a Kazon aggression against the helpless world the Caretaker is trying to protect, the Voyager crew destroys the space probe. Without the probe, the crews can not return to Federation space the same way they came and are faced with the fact it will take 75 years to get back home. With the differences between them rendered meaningless by time and distance, the remaining Federation and Maquis crews unite aboard Voyager.

The series revolves around their interactions and conflicts, among themselves and aliens they encounter on their voyage back to federation space. The show features Federation Captain Kathyrn Janeway (Kate Mulgrew), First Officer, and former Maquis, Chakotay (Robert Beltran), Chief of Security Tuvok (Tim Russ)- a Vulcan, half Klingon/half Human Chief Engineer B'Elanna Torres (Roxann Dawson) and the ship's Holographic Doctor (Robert Picardo). The crew picks up several passengers including Neelix (Ethan Phillips) a Talaxian, Kes (Jennifer Lien) an Ocampan and Seven of Nine (Jeri Ryan) a Borg.

Star Trek: Enterprise

Enterprise is the Prequel to the other Star Trek Series and takes place ten years before the founding of the Federation. It debuted in 2001.Enterprise takes place 100 years before the adventures of Captain Kirk and crew and after the movie First Contact. Captain Jonathan Archer (Scott Bakula) and the crew of the Starship Enterprise NX-01 begin the journey where no one has gone before. The series focuses on the establishment of the Federation and early exploration of the surrounding regions. It introduces several of the species that become the staple of future Trek story lines, like the Vulcans, Klingons, Romulans and Andorians. The show was cancelled after the fourth season due to low ratings. Buy -- Star Trek Enterprise

The Star Trek franchise is now owned by Paramount and is a multi-billion dollar industry. An entire subculture of Trekkies (or Trekkers) has emerged making an enormous fan base. In addition, many of the commonly used items in the Star Trek universe have found their way into mainstream every day life.Some of these, like computers and cell phones, are so integrated into society we can't possibly imagine living without them.

Many more Star Trek creations are moving from the science fiction realm to the factual such as bio-beds, hyposprays, and phasers. With an eleventh feature film in the works, the world of Star Trek continues to be ever popular and in high demand.

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Star Trek Quotes

These are from the original series.

Mr. Spock, the women on your planet are logical. That's the only planet in the galaxy that can make that claim.

Kirk (Elaan of Troyius)

 

After a time, you may find that "having" is not so pleasing a thing, after all, as "wanting." It is not logical, but it is often true.

Spock, "Amok Time", stardate 3372.7

 

The best diplomat that I know is a fully-loaded phaser bank.

Lt. Cdr. Montgomery Scott ("A Taste of Armageddon")

 

You! What planet is this?"

McCoy, to a homeless person upon appearing in 1930's Chicago

(City on the Edge of Forever)

 

"You can stop it!"

Anan 7, Leader of the High Council of Eminiar VII, describing the horrors of the impending war to a hostage Kirk

"Stop it? I'm counting on it!"

Kirk (A Taste of Armegedon)

 

"Is there anyone on this ship, who even remotely, looks like Satan?"

Kirk

"I am not aware of anyone who fits that description, Captain."

Spock

"No, Mr. Spock, I didn't think you would be"

Kirk (The Apple)

 

A little suffering is good for the soul.

Kirk, "The Corbomite Maneuver", stardate 1514.0

 

A man either lives life as it happens to him, meets it head-on and licks it, or he turns his back on it and starts to wither away.

Dr. Boyce, "The Menagerie" ("The Cage"), stardate unknown

 

All your people must learn before you can reach for the stars.

Kirk, "The Gamesters of Triskelion", stardate 3259.2

 

... bacteriological warfare....

... hard to believe we were once foolish enough to play around with that.

McCoy, "The Omega Glory", stardate unknown

 

Change is the essential process of all existence.

Spock, "Let That Be Your Last Battlefield", stardate 5730.2

 

Death.

Destruction.

Disease.

Horror.

That's what war is all about.

That's what makes it a thing to be avoided.

Kirk, "A Taste of Armageddon", stardate 3193.0

 

[Doctors and Bartenders], We both get the same two kinds of customers-- the living and the dying.

Dr. Boyce, "The Menagerie" ("The Cage"), stardate unknown

 

Even historians fail to learn from history - they repeat the same mistakes.

John Gill, "Patterns of Force", stardate 2534.7

 

I am pleased to see that we have differences. May we together become greater than the sum of both of us.

Surak of Vulcan, "The Savage Curtain", stardate 5906.4

 

I have never understood the female capacity to avoid a direct answer to any question.

Spock, "This Side of Paradise", stardate 3417.3

 

If I can have honesty, it's easier to overlook mistakes.

Kirk, "Space Seed", stardate 3141.9

 

Insufficient facts always invite danger.

Spock, "Space Seed", stardate 3141.9

 

Insults are effective only where emotion is present.

Spock, "Who Mourns for Adonais?" stardate 3468.1

 

Intuition, however illogical, is recognized as a command prerogative.

Kirk, "Obsession", stardate 3620.7

 

It is undignified for a woman to play servant to a man who is not hers.

Spock, "Amok Time", stardate 3372.7

 

It's hard to believe that something which is neither seen nor felt can do so much harm.

Vanna

"That's true.

But an idea can't be seen or felt.

And that's what kept the Troglytes in the mines all these centuries.

A mistaken idea."

Kirk, "The Cloud Minders", stardate 5819.0

 

Leave bigotry in your quarters; there's no room for it on the bridge.

Kirk, "Balance of Terror", stardate 1709.2

 

Love sometimes expresses itself in sacrifice.

Kirk, "Metamorphosis", stardate 3220.3

 

Only a fool fights in a burning house.

Kank the Klingon, "Day of the Dove", stardate unknown

 

Pain is a thing of the mind. The mind can be controlled.

Spock, "Operation -- Annihilate!" stardate 3287.2

 

Sometimes a feeling is all we humans have to go on.

Kirk, "A Taste of Armageddon", stardate 3193.9

 

The more complex the mind, the greater the need for the simplicity of play.

Kirk, "Shore Leave", stardate 3025.8

 

The prejudices people feel about each other disappear when then get to know each other.

Kirk, "Elaan of Troyius", stardate 4372.5

 

The release of emotion is what keeps us healthy. Emotionally healthy.

McCoy

That may be, Doctor. However, I have noted that the healthy release of emotion is frequently unhealthy for those closest to you.

Spock, "Plato's Stepchildren", stardate 5784.3

 

There's a way out of any cage.

Captain Christopher Pike, "The Menagerie" ("The Cage"),

 

There's no honorable way to kill, no gentle way to destroy. There is nothing good in war. Except its ending.

Abraham Lincoln, "The Savage Curtain", stardate 5906.5

 

Uncontrolled power will turn even saints into savages. And we can all be counted on to live down to our lowest impulses.

Parmen, "Plato's Stepchildren", stardate 5784.3

 

[War] is instinctive. But the instinct can be fought. We're human beings with the blood of a million savage years on our hands! But we can stop it. We can admit that we're killers. But we're not going to kill today. That's all it takes! Knowing that we're not going to kill today!

Kirk, "A Taste of Armageddon", stardate 3193.0

The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, even the one.

Spock, as he was dying after preventing a nuclear disaster.

 

We're all sorry for the other guy when he loses his job to a machine. But when it comes to your job -- that's different. And it always will be different.

McCoy, "The Ultimate Computer", stardate 4729.4

 

Without followers, evil cannot spread.

Spock, "And The Children Shall Lead", stardate 5029.5

 

You Earth people glorified organized violence for forty centuries. But you imprison those who employ it privately.

Spock, "Dagger of the Mind", stardate 2715.1

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Star Trek Nemesis

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Some Star Trek Movies

Attached (1993)

Battle Lines(1993) (1993)
Bem/Albatross Bem/Albatross (1993)
Bem/Albatross Bem/Albatross (1973)
Best of Both Worlds Best of Both Worlds(1973)
Best of Both Worlds Best of Both Worlds (1990)
Borg Collective Gift Set Borg Collective Gift Set (1990)
Borg Collective Gift Set Borg Collective Gift Set(1996)

Cardassians (1993)
Circle Circle (1993)
Dark Page (1993)
Duet Duet (1993)

Emissary (Pilot) (1993)
Enemy

Enemy(1989)

First Contact/Generations 
Force of Nature (1993)

Gambit-Part 1 (1993)
Greatest Battles

Homecoming (1993)
Greatest Battles

Homecoming Homecoming (1993)

In the Hands of Prophets (1993)

(1993)
Inheritance
(1993) 

Matter of Time 

Matter of Time(1991)
Melora (1993)

Nagus (1993)
New Ground New Ground (1993)
New Ground New Ground(1992)

Parallels (1993)
Premiere Episodes Gift Set
Price Price (1993)
Premiere Episodes Gift Set
Price Price (1989)

Second Chances(1993)
Siege Siege (1993)
Siege Siege(1993)
Squire of Gothos Squire of Gothos (1993)
Squire of Gothos Squire of Gothos(1967)

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine-Ep. 29 (1993)
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine-Ep. 30

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine-Ep. 30(1993)

Star Trek:First Contact (1996)
Star Trek Generations (1994)

Star Trek:The Next Generation-Ep. 129 (1992)
Star Trek:The Next Generation-Ep. 130

Star Trek:The Next Generation-Ep. 130(1992)(1992)

Star Trek-Ep. 1(1966)-English language edition
(1966)-English language edition
Star Trek-Ep. 2 Star Trek-Ep. 2
(1966)-English language edition
Star Trek-Ep. 2 Star Trek-Ep. 2
(1966)-English language edition
Star Trek-Ep. 3 Star Trek-Ep. 3
1966)-English language edition
Star Trek-Ep. 3 Star Trek-Ep. 3  
(1966)-English language edition(1966)-English language edition

Star Trek-Ep. 28 Star Trek-Ep. 28
1966)-English language edition

Star Trek-Ep. 28 Star Trek-Ep. 28
(1967)-English language edition
Star Trek-Ep. 29 Star Trek-Ep. 29
(1967)-English language edition
Star Trek-Ep. 29 Star Trek-Ep. 29
(1967)-English language edition
Star Trek-Ep. 30 (1967)-English language edition

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