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Star Trek Officially Turns 50

50 years ago today marked the birth of a timeless prime-time T.V. series known as "Star Trek" (nowadays best known as "Star Trek: The Original Series"). Today, the franchise of Star Trek continues on with new screen production installments as well as of course spanning tie-in novels, comics, and video games. Here is to 50 more years of Trek.

P.S. check out ThinkGeek's Star Trek 50th anniversary online video tribute at www.thinkgeek.com (it has dogs in roles of ST: TOS characters).

7:41 PM Canada ET

News About U.S.S. Dsicovery

Some of you may that CBS Studios will be launching a Star Trek webseries in early 2017 with it taking place in the Star trek universe's Prime timeline. It's called "Star Trek: Discovery", and its co-creator Bryan fuller has something for us to take note of regarding the protagonal ship's design. Read his comment below:

"I think J.J. Abrams, in the 2009 movie, really launched a fantastic reimagining of what Star Trek could be in that Kelvin timeline. And so as we were looking to have something distinct about what our Star Trek was going to look [like], we looked back at -- there was an abandoned Star Trek series in the '70s. It was actually for a movie. And Ralph McQuarrie had done some wonderful illustrations, and we saw those and saw sort of harder lines of a ship and started talking about race cars and Lamborghinis in the '70s and James Bond cars and started working on the designs, taking those inspirations and coming up with something completely unique to us."

Visit IGN to see the teaser video for Star Trek: Discovery so you can see its hero ship in full.

8:06 PM Canada ET

News: Star Trek Returning to Small Screen in 2017

Good news: Star Trek will be getting a new television series launched by CBS studios (formerly known as "Paramount Television") in January 2017. Bad news: those living in the united States will be required to use the not-free-to-access streaming video service CBS All Access in order to access every episode during its run, and not everyone uses the internet to watch television program content.

1:08 AM Canada ET

News: Farewell, Leonard Nimoy

I'm sure a lot of Star Trek fans out there heard this morning's tragic news about Star Trek: The Original Series actor Leonard Nimoy, who died at age 83 due to a lung disease. What a harsh way to die. As for me, I saw Innerspace's "Rembering Leonard Nimoy" special on SPACE: The Imagination Station (a very fitting tribute).

He wil be missed by both the cast, production crew, and fans of the Star Trek franchise. May he live long and prosper in where Gene Roddenberry, DeForest Kelly, James Doohan, and Majel Barret are now.

8:05 PM Canada ET

Starfleet Forumdock: Your Thoughts on Star Trek Animated

It's been a few months since I last posted anything in Star Trek Nation, but don't worry, Trekkers, because it's still around. Anyway, I post today, another forum topic of discussion, and this one's about the Star Trek franchise's first ever animated series installment: 1973's Star Trek (better known as "Star Trek: The Animated Series"), which turned 40 last month and is the T.V. series that centred around the last months of the U.S.S. Enteprise NCC-1701's five-year mission of exploration, the mission around which much of the 1st Star Trek T.V. series is centred.

Here are some questions to think about as you take part in the discussion: What are your favorite ST: TAS episodes or moments? Any favorite characters in the show? What are your thoughts on the story content compared to other Star Trek shows (ex: do you find the show to share the same level of serious and sophisticated content as its predecesor series)? Do you feel the show could have ran for more episodes than it already had (it lasted for 22 episodes) so as to give viewers a larger view the the entire final year of the NCC-1701's 5-year mission? Was it amoung the best Star Trek series you've seen? Given that this show was intended for a family-viewing audience when it was produced, would you recommend this show for youth audiences looking for non-comedic action/adventure animated programs to watch (at least on DVD), especially in an age where much of the North American T.V. networks are apparently experiencing a decline in space for North American-produced Saturday morning animated programs? Would you recommend this for adults looking for North American-produced non-comedic action/adventures animated programs to watch, especially in a time where adult animation of the western world is still being dominated by comedy-types? Do you think Star Trek could use another shot in having an animated series produced later in the future?

2:04 PM Canada EST