Star Trek, the original series) was an American science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry that follows the adventures of the starship USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) and its crew.
In her forty years of service and discovery, through upgrades and at least two refits, she took part in numerous first contacts, military engagements, and time-travels. She achieved her most lasting fame from a five-year mission (2265-2270) under the command of Captain James T. Kirk. The first TV series and subsequent two movies was based around this mission.
The show was set in the Milky Way galaxy. The ship and crew are led by Captain James T. Kirk (William Shatner), first officer and science officer Spock (Leonard Nimoy), and chief medical officer Leonard McCoy (DeForest Kelley).
Shatner’s voice-over introduction during each episode’s opening credits stated the starship’s purpose:
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 civilisations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.
The series was produced from September 1966 to June 1969. It was cancelled after three seasons and 79 episodes but years later, the series became a bona fide hit achieving cult classic status. Star Trek eventually spawned a franchise, consisting of five additional television series, thirteen feature films, numerous books, games, and toys, and is now
Star Trek was an American science fiction media franchise based on the television series created by Gene Roddenberry. The first television series, called simply called, Star Trek, is now referred to as The Original Series. It debuted in 1966 and aired for three seasons till 1969 on the television network NBC following the interstellar adventures of Captain James T. Kirk (William Shatner) and his crew aboard the starship USS Enterprise, a space exploration vessel, built by the interstellar federal republic United Federation of Planets in the twenty-third century.