Thursday, September 8, 2016

Happy 50th Anniversary Star Trek

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.
September 8, 1966. The premiere date of Star Trek. Today officially marks the 50th Anniversary of Star Trek. The franchise has spawned five series (Star Trek: The Original Series, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Enterprise), and soon a sixth (Star Trek: Discovery) for a total of 726 episodes of television. Add to that 13 movies, hundreds of books, dozens of video games, and thousands of different type of merchandise as you have a juggernaut unlike any other. The Paramount and CBS it is simply a billion dollar franchise. For fans, it is a future to strive for.
For [half] a century, they have thrilled us with their adventures, amazed us with their discoveries, and inspired us with their courage. Their ship has journeyed beyond imagination; her name has become legend; her crew, the finest ever assembled. We have traveled beside them from one corner of the galaxy to the other. They have been our guides, our protectors, and our friends. - Star Trek VI Teaser
Thank you to all those that helped build Star Trek into this wonderful universe that will continue to inspire generations to come. Here is to lost friends and the message of hope Star Trek brings to all of us.


Others tributes:
100 Greatest Episodes - A run down of 100 best from the total 726 eps

How to Stream Star Trek - Where to find the various series and movies which are oddly fractured across the main streaming platforms

50 Star Trek Moments - A little tongue in cheek look at the franchise

Things Bones Is Not - Video and list of McCoy's "I'm a doctor, not a..." and variations of.

AICN - A brief but pleasant look at Star Trek's very beginning to today.

NASA - staff from different NASA facilities wishing a happy 50th

5 Star Trek Novel Spin-Offs to Explore - An overview of Star Trek novel series from the last 25 years or so that is worth reading

7 Things That Wouldn't Have Happened Without Star Trek - 7 accomplishments of the series

Leadership Lessons from Star Trek - Using episode examples, an overview of leadership qualities displayed by the show

Facebook Star Trek Emojis - New icons to celebrate the icon

Star Trek Timelines - trailer for new game

USPS Star Trek Stamps - newly issued by postal service

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