Live Long and Prosper: Embracing the Current ‘Star Trek’ Renaissance

Live Long and Prosper: Embracing the Current ‘Star Trek’ Renaissance
Photo: 'Star Trek' 2009: The Year We Made Contact ‘Star Trek’ has been a part of the pop culture landscape more or less consistently since the original show’s premiere in 1966; indeed, the original show only got granted a third season because it had already developed a strong cult following. Between the original series, the short-lived (but with its own cult following) animated series from 1973, and the first feature film in 1979, ‘Star Trek’ popped into people’s minds, even during times when the franchise seemed close to hibernation. The big screen would provide a safe haven for ‘Star Trek’ during the years leading up to ‘The Next Generation’ (there were six ‘Star Trek’ films between 1979 and 1991 alone), but the franchise would also be most at home on the small screen — in the world of television. Related article: Oscar-nominated - Exclusive: 'Dune' Full Commentary, Reactions, Making Of - Timothee Chalamet,
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