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Star Trek

Created by
Gene Roddenberry
First Episode Air Date
September 8, 1966
William Shatner , Leonard Nimoy , George Takei , Nichelle Nichols , Deforest Kelley , James Doohan , Walter Koenig , Jonathan Frakes , Patrick Stewart , Michael Dorn , Marina Sirtis , Gates McFadden , Brent Spiner , LeVar Burton , Wil Wheaton , Avery Brooks , Nana Visitor , Rene Auberjonois , Alexander Siddig , Cirroc Lofton , Armin Shimerman , Colm Meaney , Terry Farrell , Kate Mulgrew , Robert Beltran , Roxann Dawson , Jeri Ryan , Robert Duncan McNeill , Robert Picardo , Ethan Phillips , Garrett Wang , Jolene Blalock , Connor Trinneer , Dominic Keating , Scott Bakula , Linda Park , John Billingsley , Anthony Montgomery , Chris Pine , Zachary Quinto , Simon Pegg , Zoe Saldana , Karl Urban , John Cho , Chris Hemsworth , Benedict Cumberbatch , Anton Yelchin , Idris Elba , Sonequa Martin-Green , Mary Wiseman , Doug Jones , Anthony Rapp , Wilson Cruz , Oyin Oladejo , Emily Coutts , Jess Bush , Christina Chong , Anson Mount , Ethan Peck , Rebecca Romijn , Michelle Yeoh


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Q Is Star Trek’s Ghost Of Christmas Past, Present And Future

John de Lancie's Q has always been the Christmas ghost to Captain Picard's Ebenezer Scrooge in Star Trek, helping him to become a better man.

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Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)
A Christmas Carol Taught Star Trek’s Data What It Means To Be Human

Picard and Data discussed A Christmas Carol's Ebenezer Scrooge in Star Trek: TNG, highlighting the link between Charles Dickens and Gene Roddenberry.

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Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)
Enterprise’s Holodeck Is Star Trek’s “Most Imaginative” Invention, Says TNG Producer

The holodeck gave the writers and producers of Star Trek: The Next Generation more freedom to tell different kinds of stories.

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Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)
World Famous Physicist Stephen Hawking’s TNG Appearance Explained By Star Trek Producer

With his Star Trek: TNG cameo, brilliant physicist Stephen Hawking remains the only person to appear as himself in the Star Trek franchise.

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Star Trek vs Alien Crossover Was Meant to Give Picard His Ultimate Challenge

A proposed Star Trek/Aliens crossover would have pit Captain Picard against his biggest challenge: assimilated Xenomorphs.

Best Star Trek Movie Quotes - Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean-Luc Picard, William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk, Leonard Nimoy as Captain Spock, Chris Pine as Admiral James T. Kirk, Anton Yelchin as Ensign Pavel Chekov 1
15 Best Star Trek Movie Quotes

The 13 Star Trek movies offer an out of this world wealth of memorable lines and phrases. Here's 15 of the best Star Trek movie quotes.

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Star Trek Confirms Starfleet Has Finally Rescinded Its Brutal General Order 7 Death Sentence

Starfleet's General Order 7 was a weird rule in the Star Trek universe, but now it has been repealed--with interesting results.

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20 Best Star Trek Time Travel Episodes & Movies, Ranked

The Star Trek franchise has done a lot of time-travel stories in various shows and movies, and some have been undeniably better than others.

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Star Trek’s Only Christmas Movie Is Sad & Bleak

Released in winter 1994, Star Trek Generations is franchise's only Christmas movie, but Picard and Kirk's adventure makes the holiday a bleak affair.

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Star Trek's Dr. McCoy Quit Starfleet As a Tribute to Captain Kirk (Not an Insult)

For years, fans debated why Doctor McCoy left Starfleet, and now one Star Trek comic has revealed his stunning reason.

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Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)
Ensign Ro Was One Of TNG’s “Greatest Accomplishments”, Says Star Trek Showrunner

Bajoran Ensign Ro Laren was created for TNG season 5 to provide one thing the rest of the Enterprise crew couldn't, and it made Ro a great character.

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Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)
Troi’s Star Trek: TNG Arranged Marriage Mirrored Marina Sirtis’ Real Life

Deanna Troi actress Marina Sirtis revealed that one episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation hit very close to home.

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15 Best Star Trek Episodes & Movies To Watch During The Holidays

Christmas isn't widely celebrated in the Star Trek universe, but the franchise has a whole host of movies and TV episodes perfect for the holidays.

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Star Trek Reveals the Romulans Have Weaponized the Vulcans' Emotion-Purging Ritual

The Kolinahr ritual helps Vulcans purge emotions, but their cousins the Romulans have weaponized it, turning it into a tool of war.

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Star Trek: Prodigy (2021)
10 Star Trek: Prodigy Things To Know Before Season 2

Refresh your memory with 10 things to know from Star Trek: Prodigy season 1 before Prodigy season 2's 2024 Netflix debut.

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Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)
Spock’s Star Trek: TNG Appearance Was “Dark, Flat, Who Cares”, Says Executive Producer

TNG's executive producer Michael Piller believed that Spock's appearance lacked "cosmic significance", but it radically impacted Star Trek's future.

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Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)
TNG Showrunner “Hated Gates”: Dr. Crusher’s Exit Explained By Star Trek Producer

Gates McFadden was asked to leave Star Trek: The Next Generation after season 1, and executive producer Rick Berman offers some insight into her exit.

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Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)
Jonathan Frakes Explains How Riker Got His Star Trek TNG Beard

William Riker might have been clean-shaven for all of TNG, if not for an unexpected event that Jonathan Frakes grew his beard for.

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Star Trek: Discovery (2017)
There Is No Bigger Star Trek In 2024 Than Discovery (Unless Strange New Worlds Returns)

Star Trek: Discovery's final season is the biggest Star Trek event on the 2024 calendar, but is there a chance Strange New Worlds could overshadow it?

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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993)
Star Trek’s Dax Actress Breaks Down How DS9’s Cast Is Different From “Popular Kids” In TNG

Jadzia Dax actress Terry Farrell explains why Star Trek: DS9's widely varied cast still works despite being different from TNG's "popular kids".

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