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45 Years of Trek

My first Trek Experience was with the Original Series when I was 10 years old, and since then I was hooked. In fact, it wasn’t until the premier of The Next Generation that I became a full on Trekkie. I remember reading about the new series on the back of a serial box while getting ready for school. There were factoids about the series and some photos of the ship and crew. but what really stood out was a large photo of Jean Luc Picard posing with Dr. Crusher and Wesley. I cut out that cereal box back and kept it for as long as I could remember it, but finally losing track of it several years later in a move. But that was my first TNG memory, and it was before the series actually premiered on TV. Going back and re-watching the whole series, I’m amazed at how much new stuff I pick up after the initial viewing of it.

Some links you’ll enjoy:

Cereal Box promo with Troi (Marina Sirtis), Wesley (Will Wheaton), and Riker (Jonathan Frakes).

Trek Infographic. Source: SPACE.com
The entire history of Star Trek is in this SPACE.com timeline infographic.

Ars Explores 45 years of Star Trek

Wired: Liftoff for the Starship Enterprise (orig. Sep. 8, 2008)

14 things you may not know about Star Trek

Why Star Trek has stayed so popular.

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