44 Bold Facts About Star Trek


“Star Trek was an attempt to say humanity will reach maturity and wisdom on the day that it begins not just to tolerate but take a special delight in differences in ideas and differences in lifeforms.”—Gene Roddenberry


Star Trek is an iconic Science Fiction television and film franchise created by Gene Roddenberry. The first series, known simply as Star Trek debuted in 1966, and followed the interstellar adventures of Captain James T. Kirk and the crew serving aboard the starship Enterprise. Since then, it has spawned several movies, TV spinoffs, games, toys, and comics—and, most recently, a new TV series, Star Trek: Discovery. Below are 44 bold facts about this iconic cult phenomenon.




Star Trek Facts


44. What Might Have Been


The original pilot episode of Star Trek featured an entirely different set of characters. The episode, titled “The Cage,” featured Jeffrey Hunter as Captain Pike. In a highly unusual move, the network ordered a second pilot called “Where No Man Has Gone Before,” which featured William Shatner as Captain Kirk.


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