Knowledge Identifier: $Star_Trek
Category: Movies & TV (402)
Launched in 1967.
Countries: United States (64%), United Kingdom (11%), Australia (7%)
Linked to: NBC, Viacom, CBS, NASA
William Shatner - After "Star Trek" was cancelled that year, Shatner experienced difficulty in finding work in the early 1970s having been somewhat typecast from his role as Kirk
Grace Lee Whitney - Whitney returned to the Star Trek franchise in the 1970s after DeForest Kelley saw Whitney on the unemployment line and told her that fans had been asking for her at fan conventions
Norway Corporation - In 1972, Roddenberry was approached by Filmation Studios about the possibility of an animated version of "Star Trek" for Saturday mornings
Gene Roddenberry - Beginning in 1975, the go-ahead was given by Paramount for Roddenberry to develop a new "Star Trek" television series, with many of the original cast to be included
Gene Roddenberry - It was published in 1979 and was the first of hundreds of "Star Trek"-based novels to be published by the Pocket Books unit of Simon & Schuster, whose parent company owned Paramount Pictures Corporation
William Campbell (film actor) - Campbell appeared at several Trek conventions in the 1980s and 1990s and many "Star Trek" fans consider Campbell's portrayal of the Trelane character as the first introduction of the "Q culture" to the series
William Shatner - Besides the "Star Trek" films, Shatner landed a starring role on television as a police officer in "T.J. Hooker", which ran from 1982 to 1986
Anthony Wynn - In 1983, he left to found another Star Trek fan organization, "Trek International", a group that ultimately boasted some thirty chapters worldwide
William Shatner - Although Trekkies had resurrected "Star Trek" after cancellation, in a 1986 "Saturday Night Live" sketch about a "Star Trek" convention, Shatner advised a room full of fans to "get a life
Rod Roddenberry - In 1991, when Roddenberry was 17 years old, his father died, after which he began to more closely examine "Star Trek" and discover "what made the series special" to its fans
Viacom would purchase Paramount in 1994
William Shatner - It re-established Shatner as an actor, and he played Kirk in the next six "Star Trek" films, ending with the character's death in 1994's "Star Trek Generations"
William Shatner - In 1995, when Shatner interviewed his "Star Trek" costars for his memoir "Star Trek Movie Memories," Nichelle Nichols told him, "Now let me tell you why I hate you," explaining that, despite the few lines she had in the show, he would sometimes argue with the director that an Uhura dialog line was unnecessary
Steve Hettinger - A noted "Star Trek" fan, Hettinger temporarily renamed the city "Star Trek, Alabama" for the colossal "Star Trek 30" Convention in 1996
Vaughn Armstrong - Outside of "Star Trek", Armstrong appeared on "Babylon 5" as a security guard affiliated with the Nightwatch in the 1996 episodes "Messages from Earth" and "Point of No Return"
Dennis McCarthy (composer) - McCarthy's film credits include "Night of the Demon", "Off the Wall", "Last Plane Out", the 1997 remake of "McHale's Navy", and "Star Trek Generations"
By 1998, "Star Trek" was Paramount's most important property; the enormous profits of "the franchise" funded much of the rest of the studio's operations
Jonathan Llyr - He first appeared on that network in 1998 on its late-night movie interstitial program, "SpaceBar", as the alien barfly and ultimate "Star Trek" fan, Grot
Evan Skolnick - After getting his feet wet for a year at a New Jersey interactive agency for clients such as ADP and Paine Webber, Skolnick was hired in 1999 by NYC-based CyberAction Inc., a developer of digital trading cards delivered via CD-ROM and the Web. The concept was unique and major licenses such as Star Trek and Major League Baseball made for interesting content
James Doohan - Otherwise, he had minor, fleeting parts, often trading on his "Trek" fame, such as the Captain in the short-lived Saturday morning live-action kids' show, "Jason of Star Command", or a cameo in the made-for-TV movie "Knight Rider 2000" as "Jimmy Doohan, the guy who played Scotty on "Star Trek"
Malachi Throne - In 2004, Throne appeared in the second episode of the Star Trek Fan Series "New Voyages", "In Harm's Way", playing a Klingon
William Shatner - In the 2004 "Star Trek" DVD sets, Shatner seemed to have made up with Takei, but their differences continue to resurface
Blindlight - In 2006, Blindlight signed all Star Trek captains to one game, marking the only time all five have participated together on a single project
Instead Paramount hired a new creative team to reinvigorate the franchise in 2007
Jyrki Kasvi - An avid fan of Star Trek, he added a Klingon version of his campaign re-election website in 2007
Zachary Quinto - His casting as a young Spock in the J. J. Abrams-directed reboot of the "Star Trek" film franchise was officially announced at the 2007 Comic-Con
Star Trek (film franchise) - In February 2007, Abrams accepted Paramount's offer to direct the new "Star Trek" film, having been previously attached as producer
Cryptic Studios - Earlier, on March 13, 2008, "Star Trek" news site TrekMovie.com reported Cryptic Studios as the developer for "Star Trek Online" based on unnamed sources, confirming a several-weeks-old rumor
Majel Barrett - On December 9, 2008, less than 10 days before her death, Roddenberry Productions announced that she would be providing the voice of the ship's computer once again, this time for the 2009 motion picture relaunch of "Star Trek"
Star Trek (film franchise) - A sequel to 2009's "Star Trek", "Star Trek Into Darkness", was released in theaters in May 2013
Star Trek (film franchise) - After a 7-year hiatus a new film was released in 2009, simply titled "Star Trek", serving as a reboot to the franchise with a new cast portraying younger versions of the original series' characters
Zachary Quinto - He was cast as Spock of the "Star Trek" franchise and appeared in the 2009 reboot "Star Trek"
Majel Barrett - Some of Barrett's final voice over work was still in post-production, to be released in 2009 after her death, as mentioned in the credits of the 2009 movie "Star Trek", again as the computer's voice
Star Trek (film franchise) - The failure of "Nemesis" and subsequent success of "Star Trek" is considered to have broken the trend, though some have tried to uphold the trend, either by counting the parody "Galaxy Quest" as an "honorary" "Star Trek" film, by using the sum of the digits as an indicator, or by referring to the 2009 reboot as "Star Trek 0" due to it being set before the others
James Doohan - With the announcement of "Star Trek into Darkness", fans once again began a campaign to bring Christopher back to the Enterprise after his appearance in 2009's "Star Trek", stating that "the Enterprise needs a Doohan"
Giant Bomb - In July 2009 and January 2010, Giant Bomb ran two MMORPG shows, "'Not Like This"' , which explored the final hours of the MMORPG "The Matrix Online", and "'Set Phasers to Fun,"' a playthrough of the "Star Trek Online" beta
On June 8, 2010, Wiz Kids Games, which is owned by NECA, announced that they are developing a Star Trek collectible miniatures game using the HeroClix game system
Olaf Pooley - He is notable as being one of a handful of actors to appear in both the "Star Trek" and "Doctor Who" franchises; in fact, as of 2012 he is the oldest still-living male actor in both franchises
Anthony Wynn - Wynn's compilation of interviews with actors and other professionals associated with the various incarnations of Star Trek entitled "Conversations at Warp Speed" was made available to the public for the first time on September 8, 2012, the 46th anniversary of the premiere of Star Trek, at Rose City Comic-Con in Portland, Oregon , Oregon
James Doohan - Chris Doohan finally plays Scotty in the 2013 web series "Star Trek Continues", for three vignettes, a first episode "Pilgrim of Eternity", and more planned
Olaf Pooley - He is notable as being one of a handful of actors to appear in both the "Star Trek" and "Doctor Who" franchises; in fact, as of 2013 he is the oldest still-living male actor in both franchises
Gene Roddenberry - The "Star Trek" franchise Roddenberry created has produced material for over four decades, producing six television series, 726 episodes and eleven films, with a twelfth film currently in post-production and scheduled for a May 2013 release
Olaf Pooley - Star Trek - Pooley is one of only 25 actors to appear in both the "Star Trek" and "Doctor Who" franchises and is, as of 2014, the second oldest living "Doctor Who" actor after Zohra Sehgal
Star Trek (film franchise) - Star Trek - On April 21, 2015, Trek Movies revealed the title of the film would be "Star Trek Beyond"
Gene Roddenberry - Star Trek - The "Star Trek" franchise created by Roddenberry has produced story material for almost five decades, resulting in six television series and twelve feature films; a thirteenth film is scheduled to be released in 2016, "Star Trek"'s fiftieth anniversary
Rod Roddenberry - Star Trek - On March 3, 2016, it was announced that Roddenberry and Trevor Roth, chief operating officer of Roddenberry Entertainment, would join the upcoming "Star Trek" television series as executive producers
Brannon Braga - Star Trek - Braga is one of the producers of "The Orville", a 2017 science fiction comedy-drama inspired by "Star Trek"
William Shatner - Star Trek - In 2017, Shatner will host as 'captain' of the maiden voyage of a "Star Trek"-themed cruise entitled "Star Trek": The Cruise"
Tony Todd - In 2017 Todd returned to the world of Star Trek as General Rodek in the MMORPG game "Star Trek Online"
Star Trek (film franchise) - Star Trek - In April 2018, it was announced that two new "Star Trek" films are in development at Paramount
Star Trek (film franchise) - Star Trek - On January 9, 2019, it was reported that Paramount has canceled the development of the fourth "Star Trek" installment, ending the Kelvin timeline of the "Star Trek" universe