This week the Star Trek franchise turns 45. Check out this infographic to see a sweeping retrospective that includes everything from the pilot episode to the introduction of the BORG to the current generation movie.
Of all the interesting things on the infographic one of the most interesting is how close Star Trek came to being canceled. Early on the show didn’t have the widespread appeal and cult status it has now. The massive fan campaign that saved the show, 100,000 letters strong, was no small feat in a pre-internet age.
Have a bit of Star Trek trivia or lore to share that wasn’t included in the infographic? Let’s hear about it in the comments.
Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on Google+ if you'd like.
- Published 09/9/11