A Brief History of Star Trek on Television
Star Trek (The Original Series) - Starred William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy. Featured the voyages of the Federation Starship Enterprise in the 23rd Century. Ran from 1966 to 1969 on NBC Network.
Star Trek: The Animated Series - Featuring many writers and actors from the original series, this short-lived animated show aired from 1973 to 1975 on NBC.
Star Trek: Phase II - This direct sequel series to star William Shatner once more never aired, and instead transitioned into the first Star Trek feature film in Star Trek: The Motion Picture. Would have launched a new Paramount network in 1977.
Star Trek: The Next Generation - Set a century after the original series, this series followed the voyages of the Enterprise-D, and starred Patrick Stewart and Brent Spiner. Aired in Syndication from 1987 to 1994.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - This spin-off of The Next Generation was not set on a starship, but a space station and starred Avery Brooks and Terry Farrell. Aired in Syndication from 1993 to 1999.
Star Trek: Voyager - This is the series that launched the now-defunct United Paramount Network (UPN). Starring Kate Mulgrew and Robert Picardo, this series saw the Federation Starship Voyager taken several decades from home. Aired from 1995 to 2001.
Star Trek: Enterprise - This series was set 200 years before the Next Generation-Deep Space Nine-Voyager timeframe and followed the adventures of Earth's first deep-space starship. Aired on UPN from 2001 until cancellation in 2005.
CBS Home Entertainment and StarTrek.com are looking to Star Trek fans to help choose the cover of the upcoming Blu-Ray sets of the last Star Trek spin-off to air on television.
“Star Trek: Enterprise” was the last spin-off of the extremely popular Star Trek franchise. It aired on the now defunct United Paramount Network from 2001 to 2005. It starred Scott Bakula, Conner Trinner and Linda Park.
Previously released in standard definition on DVD, it is now planned for a Blu-Ray release in 2013. Fans are able to vote on three different color designs for the upcoming sets.
The designs show off a variety logos, starships and crewmembers. The original “Star Trek” series is already out in full on Blu-Ray, while the second season of “Star Trek: The Next Generation” is set for a December release.
You can find the link to the prospective covers below under related links.
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