Fifty Years Ago Today the World Changed


Screen Shot 2016-09-07 at 5.08.36 AMThe Original Series (1966–69)
The Animated Series (1973–74)
The Next Generation (1987–94)
Deep Space Nine (1993–99)
Voyager (1995–2001)
Enterprise (2001–05)
Discovery (beginning 2017)

The Motion Picture (1979)
The Wrath of Khan (1982)
The Search for Spock (1984)
The Voyage Home (1986)
Screen Shot 2016-09-07 at 5.08.51 AMThe Final Frontier (1989)
The Undiscovered Country (1991)
Generations (1994)
First Contact (1996)
Insurrection (1998)
Nemesis (2002)
Star Trek (2009)
Into Darkness (2013)
Beyond (2016)

Countless novels

Screen Shot 2016-09-07 at 5.09.07 AMWhat do you say about the thing that may have had the second greatest impact on your life?  Fifty years?  There was a twenty year period from 1969 to 1979 which was bleak.  Then came the motion pictures, and then in 1987, the Next Generation.  We’ve had it with us ever since then.  It has literally changed the world.

William Shatner – Captain James T. Kirk
Leonard Nimoy – Commander Spock
DeForest Kelley – Lieutenant Commander Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy
James Doohan – Lieutenant Commander Montgomery “Scotty” Scott
Nichelle Nichols – Lieutenant Nyota Uhura
George Takei – Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu
Walter Koenig – Ensign Pavel Chekov
Screen Shot 2016-09-07 at 5.09.23 AMMajel Barrett – Nurse Christine Chapel
Grace Lee Whitney – Janice Rand

Patrick Stewart – Jean-Luc Picard,
Jonathan Frakes – William Riker
LeVar Burton – Geordi La Forge
Denise Crosby – Tasha Yar
Michael Dorn – Worf
Gates McFadden – Beverly Crusher
Diana Muldaur – Katherine Pulaski
Marina Sirtis – Deanna Troi
Brent Spiner – Data
Wil Wheaton – Wesley Crusher

Screen Shot 2016-09-07 at 5.09.40 AMAvery Brooks – Benjamin Sisko
René Auberjonois – Odo, chief of security until 2375.
Nicole de Boer – Ezri Dax
Michael Dorn – Worf
Terry Farrell – Jadzia Dax
Cirroc Lofton – Jake Sisko
Colm Meaney – Miles O’Brien
Armin Shimerman – Quark
Alexander Siddig –  Julian Bashir
Nana Visitor – Kira Nerys

Kate Mulgrew – Kathryn Janeway
Robert Beltran – Chakotay
Roxann Dawson – B’Elanna Torres
Robert Duncan McNeill – Tom Paris
Screen Shot 2016-09-07 at 5.11.48 AMJennifer Lien – Kes
Ethan Phillips – Neelix
Robert Picardo – The Doctor
Tim Russ – Tuvok
Jeri Ryan – Seven of Nine
Garrett Wang – Harry Kim

Scott Bakula – Jonathan Archer
Jolene Blalock  -T’Pol
John Billingsley – Phlox
Dominic Keating – Malcolm Reed
Anthony Montgomery – Travis Mayweather
Linda Park – Hoshi Sato
screen-shot-2016-09-07-at-11-41-43-pmConnor Trinneer – Charles “Trip” Tucker III

Chris Pine – Captain James T. Kirk
Zachary Quinto – Commander Spock
Simon Pegg – Lieutenant Commander Montgomery “Scotty” Scott
Karl Urban – Lieutenant Commander Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy
Zoe Saldana – Lieutenant Nyota Uhura
John Cho – Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu
Anton Yelchin – Ensign Pavel Chekov

Which episode was your first time?  This is mine.