Star Trek 45 Years

2011 marks the 45th Anniversary of Star Trek. The Original series debuted in 1966 and ran for three years before being canceled in 1969.

Star Trek The Motion Picture debuted in theaters in 1979  reuniting the original cast for the first time in ten years. The original cast would go on to make a total of six movies, the last one Star Trek VI The Undiscovered Country.

Four more television shows would be produced, starting in the mid to late 1980’s with The Next Generation, followed by Deep Space 9, Voyager and Enterprise. Four movies were made starting in the 1990’s with the Next Generations cast, First Contact is considered the best of the four.

In 2009  J.J. Abrams rebooted the franchise by going back to the original characters from TOS. Abrams used a new group of young actors to play the Legendary roles made famous by Shatner and Nimoy. Nimoy himself appeared in the movie as a much older Spock. It was the first new Star Trek movie in theaters since 2002’s Nemesis.

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