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Star Trek: The Original Series, created by Gene Roddenberry, premiered on 6 September 1966. 

It followed the voyages of the starship USS Enterprise, a space exploration vessel built by the United Federation of Planets in the 23rd century, on a mission "to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before". 

It run for 3 seasons to a total of 79 episodes before NBC pulled the plug on it.

The Original Series

1965 - 1969

The Next Generation

1987 - 1994

Deep Space Nine

1993 - 2000


1995 - 2001


2001 - 2005


2017 - Present


2020 - Present

Short Treks

2018 - Present

Strange New Worlds




Star Trek: The Animated Series, featuring the cast of the original series reprising their roles. It ran on NBC for 22 half-hour episodes over two seasons on Saturday mornings from 1973 to 1974.



Following the success of the science fiction movies Star Wars and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Paramount the feature film Star Trek: The Motion Picture. The film opened in North America on 7 December 1979, with mixed reviews from critics. 

On 4 June 1982, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, was released and its success reversed the fortunes of the franchise.

Paramount produced six Star Trek feature films between 1979 and 1991, each featuring the Original Series cast in their original roles.



In response to the popularity of Star Trek feature films, the franchise returned to television with Star Trek: The Next Generation in 1987.

The Next Generation was set a century after the original series, following the adventures of a new starship Enterprise with a new crew.

"We must learn not just to accept differences between ourselves and our ideas, but to enthusiastically welcome and enjoy them."

Gene Roddenberry



After Roddenberry's death on 24 October 1991, Paramount released the spin-off series Deep Space Nine in 1993. While never as popular as the Next Generation, the series had sufficient ratings for it to last seven seasons.

In January 1995, a few months after the Next Generation ended, Paramount released a fourth television series, Voyager

After Voyager ended, UPN produced Enterprise, a prequel series. Enterprise did not enjoy the high ratings of its predecessors and despite fans campaigning Enterprise aired its final episode on 13 May 2005.

The poor box office performance in 2002 of the film Nemesis cast an uncertain light upon the future of the franchise.



The franchise's eleventh film, Star Trek, was released in May 2009. The film featured a new cast portraying the crew of the original show. Star Trek was a prequel of the original series set in an alternate timeline, later named the Kelvin Timeline.

The first sequel, Star Trek Into Darkness, premiered in summer 2013. Internationally, in terms of box office receipts, is the most successful of the franchise.

The thirteenth film, Star Trek Beyond, was released on 22 July 2016.



In 2017, Star Trek: Discovery premiered and it begins as a prequel to the Original Series, set roughly ten years prior. Netflix was the broadcaster for international audiences.

The second series of the expansion of the Star Trek Universe, which was released in early 2020, Star Trek: Picard, features Patrick Stewart reprising the character Jean-Luc Picard from The Next Generation. Unlike Discovery, Amazon Prime Video streams Picard internationally.

CBS has also released two seasons of Star Trek: Short Treks, a series of standalone mini-episodes which air between Discovery and Picard seasons.

An additional live-action streaming series, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds will be released in 2022.

The Star Trek Universe has also returned in animated form with Lower Decks, an animated adult comedy series, released on 6 August 2020. 
Another animated series, Star Trek: Prodigy, premiered on 28 October 2021, targeting younger audiences.

"Things are only impossible until they're not."

Captain Jean-Luc Picard