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Star Trek

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Star Trek

American science fiction entertainment franchise created by Gene Roddenberry and currently under the ownership of CBS and Paramount add

Category: Movies & TV (402)

Launched in 1967.

Countries: United States (64%), United Kingdom (11%), Australia (7%)

Main connections: Star Trek (film), William Shatner, Star Trek Into Darkness

Linked to: NBC, Viacom, CBS, NASA

 

Timeline


 

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1967

Beginning in 1967 with a board game based on the original series and continuing through 2009 with online and DVD games, "Star Trek" games continue to be popular among fans add something


1968

California Institute of Technology - Caltech undergraduates have historically been so apathetic to politics that there has been only one organized student protest in January 1968 outside the Burbank studios of & NBC, in response to rumors that NBC was to cancel Star Trek


1969

Majel Barrett - She and Gene Roddenberry were married in Japan on August 6, 1969, after the cancellation of the original "Star Trek" series


1970

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

 

William Shatner - After its cancellation, "Star Trek" unexpectedly engendered a cult following during the 1970s from syndicated reruns, and Captain Kirk became a cultural icon

 

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


1972

Norway Corporation - In 1972, Roddenberry was approached by Filmation Studios about the possibility of an animated version of "Star Trek" for Saturday mornings

 

Kim Darby - She appeared in the 1972 movie "The People," which starred William Shatner, reuniting them from their "Star Trek" appearance


1973

Franz Joseph (artist) - " Joseph is perhaps best known for his 1973 "Star Trek Blueprints" , to date the only set of blueprints of the original Starship "Enterprise" ever officially endorsed by Paramount Pictures, owners of the licensing rights to all things "Star Trek


1974

James Doohan - In early 1974, he was introduced to 17-year-old fan Wende Braunberger at a theatre performance, later marrying that same year when she was 18 and he 54, on October 12, 1974, with "Star Trek" actor William Campbell serving as best man


1975

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


1979

Paramount produced six "Star Trek" feature films between 1979 and 1991 add something

 

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


1980

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


1982

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


1983

Anthony Wynn - In 1983, he left to found another Star Trek fan organization, "Trek International", a group that ultimately boasted some thirty chapters worldwide


1986

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


1987

The cancellation of "Enterprise" ended an 18-year run of back-to-back new "Star Trek" shows beginning with "The Next Generation" in 1987 add something

 

The show premiered on September 28, 1987, and ran for seven seasons, ending on May 23, 1994 add something


1991

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

 

Michael Piller - In late 1991, when "The Next Generation" executive producer Rick Berman was asked by Paramount Pictures to create a new "Star Trek" series, he turned to Piller to help him create the new show

 

Roddenberry died on October 24, 1991, giving executive producer Rick Berman control of the franchise add something


1992

Carl Schurtz - In 1992 he was chosen to create the music and effects for the "Star Trek" retrospective at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC.


1994

Viacom would purchase Paramount in 1994 add something

 

Malcolm McDowell - He is known in " Star Trek" circles as "the man who killed Captain Kirk", appearing in the 1994 film " Star Trek Generations" in which he played the mad scientist Dr. Tolian Soran, and several overzealous Star Trek fans even issued death threats for this

 

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"


1995

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


1996

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"


1997

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"


1998

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 add something

 

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


1999

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


2000

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"


2001

Daniel Craig - In early 2001, Craig expressed an interest in being a part of the "Star Trek" franchise, professing his love of the series to the World Entertainment News Network and a desire to have a "stint in the TV show or a film

 

It aired from September 26, 2001 to May 13, 2005 add something


 

Before 2002, films and television shows competed for the same Hugo, before the split of the drama award into short drama and long drama add something

 

Bryan Singer - In 2002, having learned that Singer was a lifelong "Star Trek" fan, Patrick Stewart arranged for Singer to visit the set of "Star Trek Nemesis" and appear in the finished film as a Starfleet officer on the bridge of the "Enterprise"


2004

Priceline.com - He was "replaced" in 2004 by his "Star Trek" co-star, Leonard Nimoy

 

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


2005

Laurel Goodwin - Although she had attended a few Elvis Presley conventions over the years, it was not until 2005 that she attended her first "Star Trek" convention

 

"Enterprise" aired its final episode on May 13, 2005 add something


2006

All 22 episodes were released on DVD in 2006 add something

 

Richard Branson - Branson is a "Star Trek" fan and named his new spaceship VSS "Enterprise" in honour of the famous "Star Trek" ships, and in 2006, reportedly offered actor William Shatner a ride on the inaugural space launch of Virgin Galactic

 

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


2007

Instead Paramount hired a new creative team to reinvigorate the franchise in 2007 add something

 

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


2008

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

 

Cryptic Studios - On July 27, 2008, Cryptic announced that they had acquired the license to continue development of a Star Trek based MMORPG previously developed by Perpetual Entertainment

 

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"


2009

In 2009, the film franchise underwent a relaunch with a prequel to the original series set in an alternate timeline titled simply "Star Trek" add something

 

Leonard Nimoy of the original series plays a significant role in the 2009 film, "Star Trek" and has a cameo in "Star Trek Into Darkness" add something

 

Paramount's sequel to the 2009 film, "Star Trek Into Darkness", premiered in Sydney, Australia on April 23, 2013, however the movie did not release in the United States until May 17, 2013 add something

 

The eleventh "Star Trek" film won the 2009 Academy award for Best Makeup, the franchise's first Academy award add something

 

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"

 

William Shatner - Shatner was not "offered or suggested" a role in the 2009 film "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

 

William Rotsler - This as Uhura's first name is featured in the 2009 "Star Trek" film

 

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"

 

The team created the franchise's eleventh film, titled simply "Star Trek", releasing it in May 2009 add something

 

Zachary Quinto - Quinto made references to Star Trek's historical record for diversity and inclusiveness in its casting and storylines, and said that he hoped the looming election of Barack Obama would build that dynamic towards the film's May 2009 release date

 

While the official release date of the eleventh "Star Trek" was May 8, 2009, the film premiered internationally in Buda, Texas on April 6, 2009 add something

 

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


2010

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 add something


2012

In 2012 they published Volume I of "Star Trek - The Newspaper Strip" featuring the work of Thomas Warkentin add something

 

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


2013

In 2013, Star Trek Magazine was a significant publication from the UK which was sold at newsstands and via subscription add something

 

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

 

Star Trek Into Darkness - On March 24, 2013, at 9:30 pm a swarm of 30 mini-quadrotors equipped with LED lights drew the Star Trek logo over London

 

Paramount Pictures has produced twelve "Star Trek" feature films, the most recent being released in May 2013 add something

 

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

 

A sequel to this film, "Star Trek Into Darkness", premiered on May 16, 2013 add something

 

While the official release date of "Star Trek Into Darkness" was May 16, 2013, the film premiered internationally in Sydney, Australia on April 23, 2013 add something

 

Peter Weller - He filed his dissertation in October 2013, and revealed at the Official Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas on August 2, 2014, that he had obtained his doctorate


2014

Ten, finalists have been selected in 2014, and the winner will be selected in January 2016 add something

 

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

 

Peter Weller - He later revealed at the Official Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas on August 2, 2014, that he had been conferred his doctorate


2015

Star Trek (film franchise) - Star Trek - On April 21, 2015, Trek Movies revealed the title of the film would be "Star Trek Beyond"

 

Olaf Pooley - Star Trek - Pooley became the oldest surviving "Star Trek" actor with the death of Ellen Albertini Dow on 4 May 2015

 

In November 2015, CBS announced the development of a new Star Trek TV series to be shown on a digital platform from January 2017 add something

 

In November 2015, it was announced that a new Star Trek series is in development by Alex Kurtzman and CBS add something

 

On November 2, 2015, it was announced that a new "Star Trek" TV series is in development by Alex Kurtzman and CBS add something

 

CBS - Star Trek - On November 2, 2015, it was announced that the first CBS All Access original series will be a new "Star Trek" series in January 2017, which will be unrelated to the upcoming 2016 feature film "Star Trek Beyond"


2016

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

 

Jeep Grand Cherokee - The recalled model was the same that crushed 27-year-old Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin against a brick pillar outside his home on 19 June 2016, killing him

 

Star Trek Beyond - A thirteenth film feature and sequel, "Star Trek Beyond", has been confirmed for release in July 2016, to coincide with the franchise's 50th anniversary add something

 

"The Detroit Free Press"; September 6, 2016; page 3C add something


2017

The "Star Trek" canon of the franchise include "The Original Series", an animated series, four television series, its film franchise and an upcoming television series scheduled to debut in 2017 add something

 

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"

 

"The Orville" is an upcoming comedy-drama science fiction television series, with the same look and feel as the Star Trek universe, created by noted Trekkie Seth MacFarlane that is set to premiere September 10, 2017 on Fox add something

 

CBS announced a new premiere date of September 24, 2017, and that the season would be split into two chapters, with the first chapter consisting of eight episodes and being released through November 2017, and the second comprising the remaining seven episodes and beginning streaming in January 2018 add something

 

It will premiere September 24, 2017 in the United States and Canada on & CBS before moving to CBS All Access, while Netflix will stream the show outside the United States and is providing most of the show's funding add something

 

Star Trek (film franchise) - Star Trek - In December 2017, Deadline.com reported that Quentin Tarantino is currently working on the next "Star Trek" theatrical installment with Abrams, with the intention being that the former will direct the film


2018

Star Trek (film franchise) - Star Trek - In April 2018, it was announced that two new "Star Trek" films are in development at Paramount

 

On October 25, 2018, CBS announced a two-season order for a new half-hour adult comedy animated series, set on one of Starfleet's least important ships and focusing on the support crew add something


2019

By January 2019, a television series centered around the mirror universe's Philippa Georgiou that will follow her adventures as a member of Starfleet's Section 31 division add something

 

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

 

In February 2019, it was announced that an animated series developed for young viewers is currently in development add something