Updated: August 14, 2021
STAR TREK TRANSPARENCIES GALLERY #01
For the original television series, please see Star Trek: The Original Series. For the eleventh film, please see Star Trek (film).
For additional meanings of "Star Trek", please see Star Trek. Star Trek is a science fiction franchise comprising nine television
series, thirteen films, three companion series, numerous novels, comics, video games, reference works, podcasts, role playing games,
along with thousands of collectibles.
Originally, Star Trek was a product of Desilu Studios as created by Gene Roddenberry in a first draft series proposal "Star Trek is...", dated 11 March 1964.
Beginning with a single pilot episode, "The Cage", filmed in 1964, Star Trek was not placed on the schedule of the NBC network until a second pilot episode, "Where No Man Has Gone Before", was produced in 1965.
Star Trek officially went into production on April 21, 1966 and ran for three seasons until it was canceled in 1969. Four years later, the series returned to NBC as a Saturday morning animated series which ran from 1973 to 1974.
No new production of Star Trek took place until 1979, when Star Trek: The Motion Picture took the franchise into feature films, which have continued to be produced periodically since. Star Trek did not return to television until 1987 with the debut of Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Following three more spin-off productions, the 2005 2006 TV season was the first since 1987 without a new Star Trek series being broadcast, though all series remain in syndication.
As a result of a 2005 split between the former Viacom and CBS, Star Trek television productions fell under the umbrella of CBS Studios. During this period, films continued to be produced and distributed by Paramount Pictures under a licensing agreement. A thirteenth film was released in 2016. CBS and Viacom were reunited and merged under the name ViacomCBS in late 2019, reuniting the film and television branches of Star Trek with that way.
After 12 years off the air, the franchise returned to the airwaves with its first streaming series, Star Trek: Discovery, which premiered in the fall of 2017. This also saw the franchise expand into companion series, like the aftershow After Trek, which premiered right after the Discovery.
Currently, licensees of Star Trek products (reference works, novels and collectibles) include Art Asylum toys, Pocket Books, and IDW Publishing. Older licenses for previously produced material belong to numerous companies.