Today is the 45th Anniversary of Star Trek

Thursday, September 8th, 2011 Horrorthon Posts

[from Ars Technica]

NBC viewers were introduced to an innovative new television show called Star Trek on September 8, 1966—exactly 45 years ago today. The original groundbreaking series ran for only three years, but it left a lasting mark both on television and the science fiction genre.

After the cancellation of the original series, Star Trek continued with 11 feature-length movies, four additional live-action television shows, an animated series, and numerous adaptations to other media—ranging from video games to a major Las Vegas attraction. In this retrospective, we will take a look back at Star Trek’s bold beginnings and powerful legacy.

To boldly go: Ars explores 45 years of Star Trek