STAR TREK: COMPANY
(Series – 4 seasons) – “Star Trek: Enterprise (ENT) focuses on the 22nd century adventures of Captain Jonathan Archer aboard the Enterprise NX-01 during the early days of interstellar travel. The NX designation indicates that this Enterprise is an experimental prototype; Archer’s ship is the first Earth-based vessel designed for long-distance exploration of the galaxy. Before the development of warp engines capable of warp 5 speeds, missions of this nature were impossible;at warp 2, only a handful of inhabited planets were within a year’s travel of Earth. But at warp 5, this number increases to ten thousand planets! It’s Archer’s job to visit as many of these worlds as possible. At 190 meters long, the NX-01 is a bit smaller than Kirk’s Enterprise and carries a crew of only eighty-three men and women, all human except for the Vulcan science officer and the Denobulan doctor.Unlike the ships in the other four Star Trek series, this Enterprise has no deflector shields or phasers, but it is equipped with a phase-cannon and a rudimentary transporter that functions effectively most of the time.”–StarTrek.com
STAR TREK: DISCOVERY
“Star Trek: Discovery follows Starfleet voyages on their missions to discover new worlds and new life forms, and a Starfleet officer who must learn that to truly understand anything alien, you must first understand yourself.”–StarTrek.com The series that rebooted the Star Trek machine on the small screen and flagship project for the Paramount+ platform. We follow the adventures of Michael Burnham, Spock’s half-sister about 10 years before the events of the original series. From thethird season on, the series goes to the year 3188, the farthest a Star Trek series has ever gone. A fifth season is expected to arrive in 2023. An important series in the chronological order of the Star Trek franchise!
- Years of events: 2256-2258 (Season 1 and 2), 3188 (Season 3)
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STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLD
(Series – 1 season) – “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds follows Captain Christopher Pike (Anson Mount) and the crew of the spaceship USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) in the 23rd century as they explore new worlds across the galaxy in the decade before Star Trek: The Original Series. The series has a contemporary take on that series’ episodic narrative and 1960s designs and features the following Mount narrative during the opening credits of each episode (similar to the opening narratives in The Original Series and Star Trek: The Next Generation).”–WikipediaIn all the new Star Trek series in recent years, Strange New World is the one that is best received by fans, since it perfectly recreates the atmosphere of the older series. We follow the adventures of Christopher Pike and Spock several years before Captain Kirk became the captain of the Starship Enterprise.
STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES
“The original Star Trek series focuses on the 23rd century adventures of Captain James T. Kirk and the U.S.S. Enterprise (NCC-1701), a powerful interstellar spacecraft sent by Earth-based Starfleet Command to explore the galaxy. Kirk commands a crew of 430 men and women aboard his spaceship, which can travel at speeds beyond the speed of light.Kirk’s five-year mission – and his Starfleet mandate – is to search for new life and new civilizations, and to boldly go where no man has gone before.”–StarTrek.com
STAR TREK : THE ANIMATED SERIES
(Series – 1 season) – “Star Trek: The Animated Series premiered in 1973 as a Saturday morning cartoon – four years after the final season of the original series. The series’ 22 episodes featured characters voiced by their original actors and was the first Star Trek series to win an Emmy Award.”–StarTrek.com
STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE
STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE(Film) – “Federation calls on Adm. James T. Kirk (William Shatner) and the crew of the starship Enterprise to contain a huge object that is on an accelerated course with Earth. After investigating, the crew discovers that the alien cloud houses an artificial intelligence with a disturbing prime directive. The crisis erupts when a probe sent by the energy cloud attacks the crew, abducting the navigator Lieutenant Ilia (Persis Khambatta). An android doppelganger containing her memories appears shortly thereafter.”–RottenTomatoes.com Heavily inspired by Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, Star Trek: The Motion Picture is the franchise’s first attempt at the big screen. It features the characters from the original series in a completely different look!
STAR TREK: THE WRATH OF KHAN
(Film) – “As Admiral James T. Kirk (William Shatner) and Captain Spock (Leonard Nimoy) oversee the Starfleet Academy trainees, another United Federation of Planets ship is about to test the Genesis device, a planet creator, in a seemingly deserted part of space. In the process, two of Kirk’s officers are captured by Khan (Ricardo Montalban), an enemy Kirk thought he would never see again. Once again, Kirk takes the helm of the Enterprise, where he meets Khan’s ship in an intergalactic confrontation.”–RottenTomatoes.comOne of the best Star Trek films, The Wrath of Khan follows the misadventures of the Enterprise crew as Kirk and Spock cross paths with an old enemy, the genetically engineered Khan Noonien Singh. A Nicholas Meyer film that balances intrigue, suspense and action very well. An important film in the chronological order of the Star Trek franchise! KKKKHHHAAAAAAAAAANNNN!
STAR TREK: THE SEARCH OF SPOCK
(Movie) – “Admiral James T. Kirk (William Shatner) has defeated his nemesis, but at great cost. His friend Spock has apparently been killed, the USS Enterprise is being demolished, and the ship’s physician, Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy (DeForest Kelley), has fallen ill. McCoy’s strange behavior is evidence that he is harboring Spock’s katra, or animating spirit, and Kirk seeks to return the Enterprise to the Genesis planet and find his friend. Repulsed, Kirk takes dramatic action that results in a war with deadly Klingons.”–RottenTomatoes.com The first directorial effort by Leonard Nimoy (Spock), The Search of Spock is the franchise’s3rd big screen adventure. After Spock’s death, Bones becomes ill and the crew realizes they made a huge mistake sending Spoke’s remains to Genesis. The film was very well received by critics upon its initial release, but did less at the box office than the previous film.
STAR TREK: THE VOYAGE HOME
(Film) – “Living in exile on the planet Vulcan, the motley crew of the former USS Enterprise steals a spaceship after receiving a planetary distress call from Earth: a space probe has entered orbit around Earth, disabled the world’s power supply on the planet and evaporated the oceans. Captain Kirk (William Shatner), Spock (Leonard Nimoy) and the rest of the officers travel back in time to retrieve some now-extinct humpback whales, which Spock has deduced will communicate with the probe” – RottenTomatoes.com
STAR TREK: THE FINAL FRONTIER
(Movie) – “The crew of the new USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-A) enjoys a shore leave. At Yosemite National Park, Captain James T. Kirk is camping with First Officer Spock and Dr. Leonard McCoy. Their leave is interrupted when the Enterprise receives orders from Starfleet Command to rescue the three human, Klingon and Romulan diplomats held hostage on Nimbus III, a planet set aside as a neutral location to advance dialogue between the Federation, Klingon Empire and Romulan Empire.”–WikipediaSomewhat jealous that Nimoy directed the previous 2 films, Shatner (Kirk) insisted on writing and directing the5th installment. The result is the worst Star Trek movie of the franchise. The script is bad, the direction is average and the visual effects are mediocre compared to the previous films. The film almost killed the franchise on the big screen.
STAR TREK: THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY
(Movie) – “Captain James Kirk (William Shatner) and the crew of the USS Enterprise escort Klingon Chancellor Gorkon (David Warner) to Earth to negotiate a peace treaty with the United Federation of Planets. The ship appears to fire on a Klingon ship, and Gorkon is killed in the ensuing confusion. Kirk and the ship’s doctor, Leonard McCoy (DeForest Kelley), are arrested for murder, leaving Spock (Leonard Nimoy) to discover who is behind the attack and salvage the negotiations.”– RottenTomatoes.com Nicholas Meyer is asked to return to directing and writing to save the franchise with this 6th big screen installment. Mission accomplished! The film was very well received by fans and critics. We find the characters of the original series for a last adventure which puts in scene the Klingons on the brink of the abyss, trying to survive after a catastrophe. Made during the 90s, it is difficult not to make a link with the Cold War. An important film in the chronological order of the Star Trek franchise!
STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION
(Series – 7 seasons) – “Star Trek: The Next Generation (TNG) focuses on the 24th century adventures of Captain Jean-Luc Picard aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise (NCC-1701-D). This incarnation of the famous spaceship is much larger than the one commanded by James T. Kirk a century earlier and, as a result, carries a larger crew: 1,012 men, women…and, surprisingly, children.Starfleet Command of that era believed that men and women were more likely to sign up for long-term exploration missions if they considered their ship home. Thus, Picard’s crew enjoys many of the comforts they would otherwise leave behind, including a wide variety of recreational opportunities, food “replicated” to suit every palate, and quarters large enough to share with spouses and offspring.There areschools for the children and a bar (stocked with synthetic alcohol, or synthehol) where adults can relax. However, the ongoing mission – no longer limited to five years – remains much the same as it was in Kirk’s day: to search for new life and new civilizations, and to boldly go where no one has gone before.”–StarTrek.com
STAR TREK: GENERATIONS
(Movie) – “In the 23rd century, the starship Enterprise is sent to the scene of a giant energy field about to engulf two ships. Captain Kirk (William Shatner) disappears and is presumed dead. Years later, the Enterprise’s new commander, Captain Picard (Patrick Stewart), learns that one of the survivors of the disaster, Dr. Soran (Malcolm McDowell), plans to destroy a nearby star. Picard must now work with an unlikely ally in order to stop him.”– RottenTomatoes.com Studios wasn’t going to pass up bringing together the 2 greatest captains in the Federation in one adventure! Picard and Kirk are reunited in this first film featuring the characters from The Next Generation series. An important film in the chronological order of the Star Trek franchise!
STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT
(Movie) – “The Enterprise and its crew follow a Borg ship through a time warp to prevent the Borg from taking over Earth in a bygone era. Stuck in the past, Geordi La Forge (LeVar Burton) assists a space travel pioneer (James Cromwell) in his efforts to create the first warp drive while Captain Picard (Patrick Stewart) and Cmdr. Data (Brent Spiner) battle the Borg Queen (Alice Krige) as she attempts to take control of the Enterprise.”– RottenTomatoes.com One of the best Star Trek films alongside Wrath of Khan and Undiscovered Country, First Contact is directed by Jonathan Frakes (Riker). The crew of the USS Enterprise-E must go back in time to stop a Borg invasion. The film even manages to bring back the character of Worf, who was then playing an important role in the DS9 series.
STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE
(Series – 7 seasons) – “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (DS9) focuses on the adventures of Captain Benjamin Sisko on the Deep Space 9 space station, an outpost located near the mouth of a stable wormhole at the edge of explored space. Although Sisko commands Deep Space 9, the station actually belongs to the inhabitants of nearby Bajor, who requested Starfleet’s protective presence after Bajoran freedom fighters ended the brutal Cardassian occupation of their world.About one-sixth of the station’s 300 permanent residents are Starfleet personnel; there is also a significant presence of Bajoran militiamen. The rest of Deep Space 9’s residents are civilians, most of whom work in the station’s Promenade, a sort of covered market.Initially, Starfleet’s Sisko’s mandate was to protect Bajor and the station from any hostiles who ventured into the area. But with the discovery of the nearby wormhole – a shortcut through space that leads directly to the unexplored Gamma Quadrant – Sisko’s mandate has expanded exponentially, as the region becomes the gateway to all sorts of visitors, both friendly and extremely hostile.”–StarTrek.comThe3rd Star Trek series (and the last produced before the death of the franchise’s creator), Deep Space Nine features not the crew of a starship, but a space station. The series is more down to earth and allows itself to tackle darker and more violent themes than the previous series. An important series in the chronological order of the Star Trek franchise!
STAR TREK: INSURRECTION
(Movie) – “A Federation mission to the planet Ba’ku takes a dangerous turn when a malfunctioning android, Data (Brent Spiner), takes a cultural task force hostage. When Captain Picard (Patrick Stewart) and his crew investigate, they discover the truth about the Federation’s mission: it was actually a systematic ploy by the Son’a to displace Ba’ku’s peaceful inhabitants. Now Picard and his crew must thwart the plot while suffering strange side effects from exposure to the planet’s surface.”– RottenTomatoes.com
STAR TREK: TRAVEL
(Series – 7 seasons) – “Star Trek: Voyager (VOY) focuses on the 24th century adventures of Captain Kathryn Janeway aboard the U.S.S. Voyager. Smaller than Kirk’s or Picard’s ships – its crew numbers only 150 – the Voyager is fast and powerful and has the ability to land on the surface of a planet. It is one of Starfleet’s most technologically advanced ships, using computer circuitry that incorporates synthetic neural tissue.Ironically, Janeway’s inaugural mission aboard Voyager was to be her last in the Alpha Quadrant. While attempting to capture the crew of a renegade Maquis ship, his and the Maquis ship were pulled into the distant Delta Quadrant by powerful alien technology.Unfortunately, there would be no similar “express” route home. Stranded 70,000 light years from Earth, Janeway convinced the Maquis to join her Starfleet crew and serve together on the long journey back to Federation space.”–StarTrek.comVoyager is the first series to put a woman in charge of a Star Trek series. We follow the misadventures of Captain Kathryn Janeway and her crew as the starship Voyager is sent halfway across the galaxy with no way to get home. An excellent series that will explore the origins of the Borg a bit more in the later seasons. An important series in the chronological order of the Star Trek franchise!
STAR TREK: NEMESIS
(Movie) – “Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) diverts the Starship Enterprise from its planned voyage to the wedding of Riker (Jonathan Frakes) and Counselor Troi (Marina Sirtis) to negotiate a peace treaty with the Romulans. Picard is shocked when Shinzon (Tom Hardy), the Romulans’ new praetor, admits to being a clone of him. When the crew discovers a break-in on their computer, they are forced into a battle to the death to stop Shinzon’s Warbird before it can destroy Earth.”– RottenTomatoes.com The final film in the Prime Timeline, Nemesis boils down to a generic action film featuring the crew of The Next Generation for the last time.
STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS
(Series – 2 seasons) – “Lower Decks focuses on the support crew serving on one of Starfleet’s lesser ships, the USS Cerritos, in the year 2380. Ensigns Mariner, Boimler, Rutherford, and Tendi must carry out their duties and social lives, often while the ship is rocked by a multitude of science fiction anomalies. The ship’s bridge crew includes Captain Carol Freeman, Commander Jack Ransom, Lieutenant Shaxs and Dr. T’Ana. This is the second animated spin-off in the franchise after 1973-74’s “Star Trek: The Animated Series,” but it has a decidedly more adult tone and humor.”–RottenTomatoes.com
STAR TREK: PRODIGY
(Series – 2 seasons) – “A motley crew of young aliens in the Delta Quadrant find an abandoned Starfleet ship, the U.S.S. Protostar; taking control of the ship, they must learn to work together as they head for the Alpha Quadrant.”–RottenTomatoes.com
STAR TREK: PICARD
(Series – 3 seasons) – “The series begins in 2399, 20 years after Jean-Luc Picard’s last appearance in Star Trek: Nemesis and finds the character deeply affected by Data’s death as well as the destruction of the planet Romulus in the Star Trek movie (2009). Retired from Starfleet and living in his family’s vineyard, Picard is drawn into a new adventure when he is visited by Data’s apparent daughter, one of many new synthetic beings.”–WikipediaThe return of Jean-Luc Picard excited many. In the end, the series disappointed many with redundant storylines that went nowhere. A third and final season that will feature several characters from The Next Generation series will be the last chance to redeem the disappointing first 2 seasons.