In just over a month, Star Trek will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its first broadcast on NBC. Five decades later, the franchise lives on as series of feature films and a brand new television show, Star Trek: Discovery, which will take flight early next year. To celebrate this pop culture milestone, a new supercut has chronicled the evolution of Star Trek.
This Star Trek supercut was created by the Burger Fiction team, and it naturally starts at the beginning with the original series. It’s almost as if the editors of the video couldn’t narrow down which iconic moments to use from Star Trek‘s first incarnation, so they used as many as possible. By comparison, the video can’t seem to skip through Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Enterprise fast enough. Seriously, Voyager only gets 55 seconds, and Enterprise has to make due with 30 seconds!
Star Trek: The Next Generation fares much better, as it gets just over five minutes of the supercut devoted to its seven season run, and the four subsequent feature films with the crew of TNG. Star Trek: The Animated Series and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine also get some love, but the most compelling parts of the supercut come from the first six feature films. The emotional highs and lows of Star Trek II, Star Trek III, Star Trek IV, and Star Trek VI still pack a punch. And despite its many faults, Star Trek V still has a great, memorable line: “What does God need with a starship?” What indeed?
Finally, the supercut comes to a conclusion in the Kelvin timeline, a.k.a. the Star Trek reboot films, with Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, and Star Trek Beyond. If this video had come out a few days later, perhaps the recently released teaser for Star Trek: Discovery would be in there as well. For now, we know that DS9 and Voyager veteran Bryan Fuller will bring his vision of the future to life in Discovery, and we can’t wait to see what the next 50 years of Star Trek look like!
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