Star Trek Franchise Retrospective
Introduced to American television audiences on September 8th, 1966, the original Star Trek series was developed by TV producer and scriptwriter Gene Rodenberry. The series showcased spectacular special effects and a utopian view of the future. It also successfully merged thought-provoking science fiction with the more dramatic and thrilling elements of westerns, which were incredibly popular at the time. Despite getting canceled after only three years, the show spawned numerous films, several sequel series, and countless dedicated fans and remains one of the most iconic sci-fi franchises today. Join WatchMojo.com as we take a look back at the history of Star Trek.