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For all questions about the Star Trek universe. Including the television series, films, characters, events, and technology in the universe. For more specific questions, use in conjunction with the relevant tags, such as [star-trek-tos] or [star-trek-tng].

The Star Trek franchise

Star Trek is an American science fiction franchise created by Gene Roddenberry, with its first television episodes airing in 1966. The franchise has produced

  • 13 live-action television series spanning nearly 30 seasons with nearly 600 episodes between them
  • An animated television series
  • More than ten theatrical films
  • Scores of novels and comic books
  • A large fan following with conventions worldwide

Each episode of The Original Series (TOS), save for “The Cage” and “Where No Man Has Gone Before”, began with the following narration by Captain James T. Kirk:

Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.

It was later modified for The Next Generation (TNG) with narration by Captain Jean-Luc Picard:

Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its continuing mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no one has gone before.

Series, film, and subject-specific tags

Questions specific to a Star Trek series or film should use the appropriate specialized tag in addition to the main tag:

Television series

Films

Star Trek Extended Universe

  • (novels, comics, video games, and fan fiction outside of the Star Trek canon)

Subject-specific

Species

  • (the Andorians)
  • (the Betazoid species)
  • (the Borg, a hostile collective of cybernetic organisms from the Delta Quadrant)
  • (the Founders and others of their species, shapeshifters from the Gamma Quadrant)
  • (the Ferengi)
  • (the Jem’Hadar, fighters in service to the Dominion)
  • (Klingon culture and history, the Klingon Empire)
  • (for questions specifically about the fully-developed Klingon language)
  • (Romulan culture and history, the Romulan Star Empire, and the Romulan language)
  • (Q and the Q Collective)
  • (Vulcan culture and history, and the Vulcan language)
  • (the Xindi, residents of the Delphic Expanse)

Characters

Again, use this with the tag.

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