45 Years of Star Trek [Infographic]

By Jason Fitzpatrick on September 9th, 2011

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.

The Evolution of Star Trek [Space.com via Geeks Are Sexy]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 09/9/11
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