Monday, September 8, 2008

Star Trek Turns 42

Happy 42 Star Trek! On this day, September 8th, 1966, Star Trek made its television debut on NBC. The show lasted only 3 years but its effects continue. There are some way to quantify the influence with 11 movies, 4 spin-offs, hundreds of books, conventions, billions of dollars, and so forth. The real impact though is what can't be counted. The influence on television, movies, on careers, on the lives of fans and building a belief that a better future is there for the taking. If Star Trek has one message, it is that of hope. That is probably why it’s still around 42 years later.

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