That was 50 years ago, and an apparently dead series by season 2, made it to half a century, spawning movies, novels, other TV series, other movies, fanzines, fanfiction, and historically the birth of slash.
I was an 80's baby, so my Trek was The Next Generation where I worshipped Picard and Data, but it wasn't until the 2009 reboot movie that I delved into everything Star Trek, including the TOS, all the movies, books and cosplay and I lay all the blame on ONTD_startrek and all it's GQMF's.
To celebrate this historical day (even if in a sad year for the Trek family), please feel free to comment on this post, share memories, meetups, encounters, anedoctes, and post a hell of a lot. A lot of websites will be celebrating this phenomenal birthday, so please share anything you might see. I'll be at hand to aprove posts. (please remember to build up a post, don't just sent in a link).
In Portugal, every first theatrical session of Star Trek Beyond will be free tomorrow, as a way to celebrate. I'll try to catch one if I can. Is your country/city/state doing something?
Live long and prosper, fellow Trekkies.
Sadly, that quite is from the one website I can't source on LJ, or LJ will reject the post. But if you look up deadline and star trek you will find it :)
Bryan Fuller released a bunch of information on the upcoming series, including a female lead and at least one openly gay character. He hopes to be able to include Spock's Mom Amanda Grayson in the story. It will be set between Enterprise and TOS in the original universe, but closer to TOS. You can read about this and more at this article, which can be linked.
Mostly I am just going to sit here and laugh about Bryan Fuller having Star Trek and not being subject to broadcast standards.
Looking for something new to hang on your tree this year? Hallmark's got you covered:
Hallmark has announced their new line of Christmas ornaments, including the one that depicts Kirk being attacked by the Salt Monster.
Hallmark says the Keepsake ornaments are designed to "help people capture memories and turn the Christmas tree into a holiday experience the whole family will enjoy." If your whole family enjoys looking at a Starfleet captain subjected to unimaginable pain by a ruthless alien, I want to come to your house for the holidays.
WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT!!!
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I was pondering doing a party post to honour his life. We haven't done one here in a long, long time! Any thoughts? Should I wait?
our dear friend. our comrade. our anton. one of the most open and intellectually curious people… https://t.co/zgTxXmyrbD
— Zachary Quinto (@ZacharyQuinto) June 19, 2016
I loved Anton Yelchin so much. He was a true artist - curious, beautiful, courageous. He was a great pal and a great son. I'm in ruins.— John Cho (@JohnTheCho) June 19, 2016
Please send your love to Anton's family right now. They need it.— John Cho (@JohnTheCho) June 19, 2016
I can't believe it , I m fckn hurting bad !— Karl Urban (@KarlUrban) June 19, 2016
Anton was such a beautiful , gentle soul . He sought out new life experience with an unabated… https://t.co/laLifGEf3R— Karl Urban (@KarlUrban) June 20, 2016
REST IN PEACE, MR. YELCHIN pic.twitter.com/5Ld3bGphQk— Bryan Fuller (@BryanFuller) June 19, 2016
Sad news for such a talented young man. Condolences to the family of Anton Yelchin.— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) June 20, 2016
Please feel free to add other tweets in the comments. :(
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Anton Yelchin, a rising actor best known for playing Chekov in the new "Star Trek" films, was killed by his own car as it rolled backward down his driveway early Sunday, police and his publicist said.
The car pinned Yelchin, 27, against a brick mailbox pillar and a security fence at his home in Studio City, according to Los Angeles police Officer Jenny Hosier. He had gotten out of the vehicle momentarily, but police did not say why he was behind it when it started rolling.
Yelchin was on his way to meet friends for a rehearsal, Hosier said. When he didn't show up, the group came to his home and found him dead.
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The actor's publicist, Jennifer Allen, confirmed his death and said his family requests privacy.
Hold on to your hats...
The first teaser trailer for the first new Star Trek series in a decade is here.
CBS All Access unveiled to advertisers Wednesday a teaser for its upcoming series from Hannibal showrunner and former Deep Space Nine writer Bryan Fuller.
The trailer includes a new logo and promises “new adventure, new crews, new villains, new heroes” – so ruling out doing a storyline that recycles existing characters. The series will premiere next January. No cast has yet been announced.
Watch the trailer below, and check out teasers for the other new CBS shows here.
Star Trek will be joined by a spin-off series for The Good Wife starring Christine Baranski on CBS All Access.