Star Trek

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Star Trek is an American science fiction media franchise created by American author Gene Roddenberry, which began with the eponymous 1960s television series and quickly became a worldwide pop-culture phenomenon.

The franchise has expanded into various films, television series, video games, novels, and comic books, and with an estimated of over $10 billion in revenue, it is one of the most recognizable and highest-grossing media franchises of all time.


The Starfleet emblem

The franchise, produced by Norway Productions and Desilu Productions in Los Angeles, California, USA, began in September 1966 with Star Trek: The Original Series; 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:

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To explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.
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Series and films[edit]

USS Enterprise NCC-1701 (TOS)

The Star Trek TV canon includes the Original Series (TOS), Star Trek: The Animated Series, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, Enterprise, Discovery, Picard, Strange New Worlds, Lower Decks, Prodigy, while the movie feature canon includes Star Trek: The Motion Picture, The Wrath of Khan, The Search for Spock, The Voyage Home, The Final Frontier, The Undiscovered Country, Generations, First Contact, Insurrection, Nemesis, Star Trek (storyline reboot), Into Darkness, and Beyond.

Star Trek has been a cult phenomenon for decades, with the franchise spanning a wide range of spin-offs including games, figurines, novels, toys, and comics. Fans of the franchise are called Trekkies or Trekkers, with some of them able to speak in Klingon, a constructed language that was created for the franchise.

Star Trek is noted for its cultural influence beyond works of science fiction, and progressive civil-rights stances. The Original Series included one of the first multiracial casts on US television.[1]

Star Trek and furry[edit]

Lieutenant M'Ress, a Catian appearing in Star Trek: The Animated Series.

Star Trek has featured a number of alien races that are aesthetically similar to anthropomorphic animals. This includes the felinoid Caitians and Kzinti, as well as beta canon Eeiauoan and Sivaoans; dinosaur-based Saurians and Voth; boar-like Tellarites; and several reptilian races, including the Cardassians, Gorn, and Jem'Hadar.

The Xindi, introduced in Star Trek: Enterprise, is a collective of species that all evolved sentience simultaneously on the same planet and include aquatic, arboreal, reptilian, insectoid, primate and avian variations.

Star Trek has influenced a number of works produced by the furry fandom:

Additionally, there have been several instances of furries and Trekkies crossing over:

  • Furries Vs. Klingons was an annual bowling tournament between fursuiters in Atlanta, Georgia and a local Klingon cosplay group.
  • The fourth Frozen Oasis was themed "Panda Trek", after the franchise.
  • The FBC radio program Rendal's Ravings originally started life as a column in the Trekadence newsletter.
  • Sparf is a voice actor, scriptwriter and producer for the Star Trek fan series, Lost Frontier.

See also[edit]


  1. How 'Star Trek' broke down racial and cultural boundaries 50 years ago article on SBS. Retrieved May 21, 2022.
  2. Star Trek: The Next Generation - Doctor Who: Assimilation² entry on Alpha. Retrieved May 21, 2022.

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