Star Trek, created by Gene Roddenberry, was in its first incarnation a stunning and often bizarre epic of interstellar travel and interracial harmony (both between humans and aliens and within humanity itself). Airing in the late 1960s during the height of the Cold War, Star Trek used the allegory of outer space to project a message of harmony and understanding. Star Trek made television history when Captain Kirk and Lieutenant Uhura were shown to kiss each other other (albeit under the control of a telepathic tyrant), the first interracial kiss on US television.
In its later incarnations, namely Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, the show moved away from the traditional heavy-handed and occasionally preachy metaphoric clashes of ideologies, and delved deeper into the biases and inequalities of mankind, while maintaining a rich allegory of modern national and cultural tension.
- Star Trek 1966-1969: Seen as: Star Trek: The Original Series, STTOS, or simply TOS
- Star Trek: The Animated Series 1973-1974: Seen as ST:TAS or simply TAS
- Star Trek: The Next Generation 1987-1984: Seen as: ST:TNG or simply TNG
- Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 1993-1999: Seen as: Deep Space Nine, ST:DS9, DS-9, or simply DS9
- Star Trek: Voyager 1995-2001: Seen as Voyager, ST:VOY or simply VOY
- Enterprise 2001-2005 Seen as: Enterprise, ST:E, or ENT.
|The Star Trek Franchise|
|The Original Series • The Animated Series • Phase II • The Next Generation • Deep Space Nine • Voyager • Enterprise • Discovery|
|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 • Into Darkness • Beyond|
The following includes DVDs which have included episodes from more than one Star Trek series:
|Episode Collections - Various Series|
|Fan Collective - Borg||March 7, 2006||4|
|Fan Collective - Time Travel||April 4, 2006||4|
|Fan Collective - Q||June 6, 2006||4|
|Fan Collective - Klingon||August 1, 2006||4|
|Fan Collective - Captain's Log||July 24, 2007||4|
|Alternate Realities Collective||September 16, 2008||5|