Star Trek is 50-years-old, with the first episode of The Original Series having premiered on September 8th, 1966.
Since then there have been a handful of other series, hundreds of episodes, and more than a dozen movies. And with a brand new series set to begin in 2017, there is no sign of Star Trek disappearing anytime soon.
This video explores how Star Trek has evolved over the years, showing clips from each TV series and movie in turn.
We get to see how the core of the show has changed, and how visual effects have added layers of believability to the on-screen action. In short, it’s awesome, just like Star Trek itself.