What is Star trek: Definition and 55 Discussions

Star Trek is an American science fiction media franchise originating from the 1960s television series Star Trek, created by Gene Roddenberry. That series, now often known as "The Original Series", debuted on September 8, 1966, and aired for three seasons on NBC. It followed the voyages of the starship USS Enterprise, a space exploration vessel built by the United Federation of Planets in the 23rd century, on a mission "to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before". In creating Star Trek, Roddenberry was inspired by C. S. Forester's Horatio Hornblower series of novels, Jonathan Swift's 1726 novel Gulliver's Travels, the 1956 film Forbidden Planet, and television westerns such as Wagon Train.
The Star Trek canon includes the Original Series, nine spin-off television series, and a film franchise; further adaptations also exist in several media. After the conclusion of the Original Series, the adventures of its characters continued in the 22-episode Star Trek: The Animated Series and six feature films. A television revival beginning in the 1980s saw three sequel series and a prequel: Star Trek: The Next Generation, following the crew of a new starship Enterprise a century after the original series; Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager, set in the same era as the Next Generation; and Enterprise, set before the original series in the early days of human interstellar travel. The adventures of the Next Generation crew continued in four additional feature films. In 2009, the film franchise underwent a reboot, creating an alternate continuity known as the Kelvin timeline; three films have been set in this continuity. The newest Star Trek television revival, beginning in 2017, includes the series Star Trek: Discovery, Picard, Short Treks, and Lower Decks, streaming exclusively on digital platforms. At least two additional television series are in development: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds and Star Trek: Prodigy.Star Trek has been a cult phenomenon for decades. Fans of the franchise are called "Trekkies" or "Trekkers". The franchise spans a wide range of spin-offs including games, figurines, novels, toys, and comics. From 1998 to 2008, there was a Star Trek–themed attraction in Las Vegas. At least two museum exhibits of props travel the world. The constructed language Klingon was created for the franchise. Several parodies have been made of Star Trek. In addition, viewers have produced several fan productions. As of December 1998, the franchise had generated $7.8 billion in revenue, making Star Trek one of the highest-grossing media franchises of all time.Star Trek is noted for its cultural influence beyond works of science fiction. The franchise is also noted for its progressive civil rights stances. The Original Series included one of television's first multiracial casts.

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  1. D

    If we have a non combustible power source

    If i create a non combustible self-sustaining energy source that generates zero radiation, what kind of propulsion system could be designed? Is someone out there with that type of propulsion system already?
  2. BillTre

    RIP Nichelle Nichols, aka Lt. Uhura from Star Trek

    Actress Nichelle Nichols, best known for her groundbreaking portrayal of Lt. Nyota Uhura in “Star Trek: The Original Series,” has died at age 89, of natural causes. Besides being on the first Star Trek show, she was also central to some important racial firsts on US TV: The Rev. Martin...
  3. dlgoff

    Star Trek the Next Generation - The Inner Light

    I just watched this episode of Star Trek the Next Generation; The Inner Light. One of my favorites. edit: I just found this from a google search
  4. dlgoff

    Exploring the Unknown with Darmok: Star Trek: TNG

    I'm watching what I think is the best episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation: Darmok: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darmok
  5. cybernetichero

    Orbital mechanics question about Star Trek

    I'm watching the Next Generation episode Relics and Riker has just ordered the helm to "go into orbit above that point" which I took to mean geosynchronous orbit. No biggie except that the point is on the outer surface of a Dyson Sphere with a RADIUS of more than 1AU. So, assuming the sphere has...
  6. S

    Star Trek: Picard -- anyone seen it yet?

    Hi everyone! I had the opportunity to see the series premiere of Star Trek: Picard and really liked it. As a long-time fan of TNG it was a great episode re-introducing us to Picard, and can't wait until the next episode is available. I was wondering how many of you here on PF has seen it.
  7. TheQuestionGuy14

    Will Star Trek Teleportation ever be possible?

    Will teleportation, like in Star Trek or many sci-fi movies, where people disappear with a puff of smoke, ever be possible in the real world. Will we ever be able to build something that can do this, and what would it be like?
  8. M

    Youn: Question: Star Trek: Real Question: Repeat

    Instead of Matter being destroyed and re-created; what about transporting through a Warp Bubble? I will dumb it down for others that wish to learn...Bubble Theory: Can you transport via a Warp Bubble as opposed to a Destroy and Recreate Premise?
  9. jackwhirl

    News SciFi Inspired Technologies Becoming Real; Turbolift

    In tech news, ThyssenKrupp has invented the turbolift. I'm excited to see it implemented. Hopefully it won't take too long to catch on. Unfortunately, I'm not often in buildings tall enough to benefit from this technology.
  10. Greg Bernhardt

    What is your favorite Star Trek series

    What is your favorite Star Trek series and why. Who was your favorite character? I go with Next Generation because it's what I grew up on however Spock as best character.
  11. jtbell

    50th anniversary of the original Star Trek

    On September 8, 1966 the first episode of the original Star Trek series was broadcast. I saw it when I was in junior high school (middle school). Tonight I'll pull out my DVD set and watch it again. It's been several years since I last did it. Maybe I'll make it a regular Thursday thing and do...
  12. wolram

    Is this the start of Star Trek gel bags

    Used in star trek as the cores for computers the gel bags are living cells, so is this a start for them to become a reality? https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160721151225.htm
  13. GW150914

    A question about Star Trek's impulse drive

    We all know that starships in Star Trek have artificial gravity. They also have inertial damper. Therefore, we can conclude that they have the ability to counteract gravity. However, as those technical manuals of Star Trek tell us, starships are using impulse drives for slower-than-light...
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    Are Holodecks Possible in the Future of Star Trek?

    What happened to the Holodecks in the lastest Star Trek installments? A million years from now.. would it be possible to build Holodecks? Is it connected with whether realism is true or violated (such as in entanglement)? Because if realism or particles existing before measurements didn't...
  15. nsaspook

    Star Trek' actor Anton Yelchin dead in accident

    RIP http://jalopnik.com/anton-yelchins-jeep-was-included-in-rollaway-recall-lin-1782277820 http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/jaxrs/download/doc/UCM497024/INOA-EA16002-6630.PDF
  16. Janus

    Photos from visit to Star Trek exhibit.

    My wife and I drove up to Seattle recently to see this exhibit at the EMP celebrating 50 years of Star Trek. Here are some pictures of some of what they had on display. Kirk and McCoy's uniforms, Original captain's chair, and helm/navigation console from bridge.Uniform and props from Deep Space...
  17. SlowThinker

    What is the significance of Horizon, the fan film released on Friday?

    Hello, a long-awaited fan film has been released on Friday. I'd say it's pretty good.
  18. H

    Remember the *Real* Star Trek Series?

    I recently found a SF treatment I wrote years ago, based on the original Star Trek series and showed it to various friends as an idea for a new book. What was amazing was the near universal reaction as to how they all hated the wishy-washy New-Agey (common usage) new version with its strange...
  19. jedishrfu

    'Star Trek' icon Leonard Nimoy dies at age 83

    All Hail Spock! Live long and prosper! http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/tv/2015/02/27/leonard-nimoy-obit/24120819/
  20. jedishrfu

    History Channel Show on Star Trek and Physics

    Interesting Hist Channel show on Star Trek and Physics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNiDoT7blX8 Of particular interest is the number of scientists who were influenced by Star Trek in their youth.
  21. dkotschessaa

    What Makes Star Trek Continues So Awesome?

    This actually works! If you're tired of being disappointed by the gawd-awful movies that have come out recently, there is hope... http://www.startrekcontinues.com/ It takes a bit to adjust to the characters. A bit like jumping in a slightly cold swimming pool before getting used to it...
  22. DHF

    Star Trek into Darkness - Most Face Palming moments

    So My wife and I just got around to watching this last night and it was decent enough if you put your disbelief in cyrostasis but hey that's Strek Trek in general. That being said, and knowing there is no semblance of reality to the science, Of all the scenes that would have bothered me, it was...
  23. D

    I'm just obsessed with Star Trek. Anyone else?

    Ok so just for the sake of talking and I'm bored, can someone type the Star Trek list from oldest/top to new/bottom? I'm just obsessed with Star Trek. Anyone else? :D
  24. S

    Star Trek (2009) and black hole planet collapse

    Hi. I was wondering about this. In the "Star Trek" movie of 2009, the destruction of the planet Vulcan is shown, by a black hole being formed in its core. I'm curious: supposing you had some means to create, or collapse part of the planet to form, a black hole in its core, what would, according...
  25. M

    Discover the Best Star Trek Voyager Stories with Capt Janeway and 7 of 9

    IMHO, the best stories, Watched all of the Capt Jean Luc Picard and sometimes fell asleep. Never a dull moment with Capt Janeway. And they have 7 of 9 who has a great figure. Love her acting! Better physician on board. Tuvok as good as Spock. Chapters are almost always related.
  26. Greg Bernhardt

    Star Trek: Into Darkness trailer and thoughts

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAEkuVgt6Aw I saw this trailer on ultra screen in 3d and I was captivated. No doubt a very well made trailer, but still I'm pretty stoked for the movie! Even if it just reaches the success of the first, it's been a nice series reboot.
  27. N

    Would you play laser tag in a star trek setting?

    Would you pay for this?
  28. Ivan Seeking

    Which Star Trek Captains Faced Personal Toll for Their Iconic Roles?

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1946421/ I almost had to force myself to watch this, but out of curiosity I did and was quite surprised. It drags at times but was often interesting. What I found to be most interesting was the central theme of the huge personal toll these rolls took on their...
  29. D

    Plasma shields like in star trek will they be possible

    I read the book Physics of The Impossible by Michio Kaku. It was there I first heard of plasma windows and I was like "hey that's like Halo and Mass Effect". The problem with plasma windows is that too much energy is needed to make it and that it would vapor your spaceship or soldier if you used...
  30. R

    Beyond the Star Trek Universe - Lawrence Krauss

    Hey all, I was watching a talk by Layrence Krauss on what might be possible from all the science fiction in star trek. One thing that he mentioned was that everyone comitted suicide in the show everytime they said engage! because of the massive G forces due to acceleration. The writers got...
  31. I

    Have you ever read The Physics of Star Trek? What are your thoughts on it?

    has anyone ever read it? I'm reading it now, and sometimes I don't understand some of it (I'm in 8th grade), but it keeps me on my toes. Anyone else ever read it, and if so what do you think of it?
  32. Helios

    Star Trek Dream Team: Arnold, Seagal, Falk, Carrey, Lee, Theodore, Whoppi

    Think of a Star Trek dream team. Here's one that I made hastily. KIRK: Arnold Schwarzenegger SPOCK: Steven Seagal MCCOY: Peter Falk SCOTTY: Jim Carrey SULU: Bruce Lee CHEKOV: Brother Theodore UHURA: Whoppi Goldberg Wait! Whoppi was on the new ST. Jim Carrey would be funny being...
  33. V

    Star Trek - A Great Movie Experience with Friends

    Just saw Star Trek like an hour ago with my friend and it was great! :biggrin: I've never actually seen the show but I think I can make time. How did you guys like it?
  34. Ivan Seeking

    Star Trek (2009) - Opens May 8th

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0796366/ Double-click to watch the trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7w4vk5OZmn8 Expectations? It looks like they use my idea of a reentry suit.
  35. G

    Why is there so much Star Trek on Spike?

    Why is there so much of Star Trek on the " manly " Spike channel?
  36. Evo

    Which Star Trek TNG episode deals with memory and civil rights?

    One of my all time favorite episodes of TNG will be on the sci-fi channel tonight at 7PM CST. Picard is knocked unconscious by a probe and lives another man's life on a long dead planet. This is the show where he learns to play the recorder.
  37. T

    Star Trek Nerd: What are force fields and why dont we have them?

    sorry about the fantasy factor here guys, but having a kind of barrier that can repel mass and be "mass less" without having any visible infrastructure would be quite valuable. so the question is: What are force fields? (like the ones in star trek) what would they compose of? and what keeps...
  38. C

    Will Future Technologies Like Replicators and Holodecks Change Society?

    Recall in Star Trek the next generation and of the new series, they use replicators and holodecks. Many science degrees work hard in all fields of knowledge. In the future technology will mature and that kind of science may be real. How do you think society will react this scientific...
  39. Math Is Hard

    How do stardates work in Star Trek?

    Looks way more fun than what I've been doing... http://www.theage.com.au/news/national/now-for-star-treks-enterprising-thesis/2006/08/27/1156617211732.html
  40. P

    Star Trek Physics: Experiments & Theory for Force Fields & Cloaking Devices

    Wow, From current experiments and theory; the idea of a cloaking device may be a reality. This leads me to the question; is there research in other areas of the so called "Star trek Physics" i.e. force fields etc?
  41. Janus

    Star Trek Revamped: New CGI Exterior Shots

    I was flipping through the channels this evening and came across an old Star Trek (original series) episode. Since I hadn't seen one in while (It is shown at 10pm, and lately I've had to get up early Sun AM, and I am in bed by then), I decided to watch it. I had just recently purchased a...
  42. L

    Identifying Physics Errors in a Star Trek Episode

    Homework Statement In a star Trek episode, a space station orbiting a planet blows up. The chew of the Enterprise simultaneously hears and see the explosion; they realized that tehre is no chance for rescue. If you have been hired a consultant, what two physics errors would you have found and...
  43. P

    Star Trek Revived: Matt Damon as Kirk

    so much for trek being dead for a long long time... and staring matt daemon as Kirk! http://imdb.com/title/tt0796366/ http://movies.ign.com/articles/767/767783p1.html
  44. Ivan Seeking

    Star Trek: 40 Years of Inspiring Young Minds

    What an incredible story: An unpopular and short lived series refuses to die, and now, along with its offspring, Trek spans forty years that have inspired countless young minds. http://www.startrek.com/startrek/view/series/ [The History Channel is currently running a two-hour documentary...
  45. Math Is Hard

    Did Captain Kirk's Drinking Habits Predict His Future Weight Gain?

    OK, so probably only me and Ivan will laugh at this but what the hey.. man, that Saurian brandy will mess you up!
  46. Astronuc

    Original Star Trek Fan Films: Live Long and Prosper

    For those who like the original series, you might get a kick out this. Star Trek Fan Films Live Long and Prosper http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5573621 Now those are dedicated fans.