Star Trek is an American science fiction entertainment series. It was first created by Gene Roddenberry in 1966, and includes television series, features films, novels, and computer and video games.
A gift that has lasted for so long
My first boyfriend called me one night in 1967 and after we had chatted for a while, he abruptly told me he had to hang up and go watch "Star Trek", this new show that was on. I got off the phone with a "humph" but turned on the TV to check out what he was so intrigued with. Forty years later, I still adore everything about the series, the movies...all of it. It inspired us all in so many ways, inspired me to write Science Fiction and just expanded horizons and dreams. Thank you, Gene Roddenberry, for such a gift that has lasted for so long.
dmmcguig, United States - 17 July 2007
It works on so many levels
How does one explain the appeal of this show? It works on so many levels: cool gadgets, space travel, neat aliens, relevant plots, but probably most of all the chemistry between the lead players. The interplay between the emotions of Kirk-Spock-McCoy was, how shall I say it, fascinating! I wrote a review of its history and appeal a couple of years ago that started: It was 40 years ago today Roddenberry taught the band to play. They’ve been going in and out of style, but they’re guaranteed to raise a smile…http://www.billpetro.com/2006/09/07/history-of-star-trek/
docrock, United States - 07 July 2007
I hope our generation isn't the last of the dreame
My husband and I both remember watching the first episode, and now, in our forties, we wonder where the hope has gone. No more Star Trek? I hope our generation isn't the last of the dreamers, buoyed by our hopes for the future of mankind. God bless them all, from Christopher Pike to Jonathan Archer. They give us joy: a rare commodity these days.
tigershelton, United States - 01 December 2005
Over and over again
It appeals to so many for so many various reasons. Children love it for the space adventure, adults love it for the story-telling, intellectuals love it for its scientific and social content. It is THE quintessential science fiction brand. I have purchased every episode and movie of Star Trek because I know I will enjoy watching them over and over again for the rest of my life!
Derek, Canada - 22 October 2004
Live Long and Prosper
Star Trek in all its forms is one of the most loved Science Fiction enterprises. From TOS to Voyageur, we laughed, we cried and we learned a great deal about ourselves. TNG remains my favourite and most watched of them all. Gene Roddenberry was a genius, giving us hope in our future just when we needed it. No other Television or Movie series has been able to duplicate the success. Live Long and Prosper Star Trek!!
Peter, Canada - 10 September 2004
Over and over again
I have loved Star Trek since I was a kid. I can rewatch old episodes now, even if I've seen them all at least twenty times before. I love the characters, the story lines, the actors. The theme song is excellent. I can't believe how well done this was and that it only lasted a couple of seasons!
A., United States - 15 July 2004
Beacon of hope for humanity to aspire to
Even from the first pilot episode, Star Trek has provided a template beacon of hope for humanity to aspire to. The series raises thought-provoking questions while simultaneously catering to the needs of our emotions. It highlights the uniquely HUMAN response in face of the unknown and the alien. My favourite episode is Capt. Picard's "The Inner Light"!
Avi, United States - 30 January 2004
A star-spanning tale
Four decades of stories so rich, characters so defined and language so vibrant, they are woven into our culture. From "Beam me up, Scotty" to handheld "communicators" that look eerily like that new flip-phone you bought today. A star-spanning tale of the far-flung future told in colors so bright they shine in memory.
Robert, United States - 25 January 2004