06 January, 2006

Star Trek - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Star Trek - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

"Star Trek collectively refers to six science-fiction television series spanning 726 episodes and ten motion pictures in addition to hundreds of novels, video games, and other works of fiction all set within the same fictional universe created by Gene Roddenberry in the mid-1960s.

It depicts an optimistic, almost utopian future in which humanity has overcome sickness, racism, poverty, intolerance, and warfare on Earth, and has united with other intelligent species in the galaxy; the central characters explore the galaxy, discovering new worlds and encountering new civilizations, while helping to promote peace and understanding.

'Star Trek' (or sometimes merely 'Trek') is one of the most popular names in the history of science fiction entertainment, and one of the most popular franchises in television history."