127. Star Trek

The Star Trek franchise is one of the and most successful franchises in the entertainment industry. Star Wars, which is a very popular movie , Star Trek crosses both film and television boundaries. Trek precedes Star Wars by about 10 years, been developed in the mid-1960s for television.

The Star Trek series was a ground-breaking show that many sensitive issues that existed in the 60s. show featured a multi-cultural cast that included white, , Asian, and female actors. This was unheard of the 60s. During that time period, nearly all on American TV had only white cast members. few minority actors in these shows usually had roles that depicted them as gardeners, butlers, outlaws, misfits. For the first time in television history, members of society had positive role models depicted TV. This diversity led, in large part, to popularity of Star Trek.

The original series ran only three seasons, but gained a large fan in the years following its cancellation in 1969. spawned many future series. In all, there have five television series and 11 films in the Trek franchise, which is nearly twice the number Star War films to date.

Some of the covered in the original series were racism, homosexuality, bias, religion, and drugs. The series developers did shy away from these important social issues. The creator of the series had a difficult time his show to the networks because of this. executives felt American viewers were not ready to these issues into their homes, but the series very successful soon after it was launched.