How “Star Trek” Created, Lost, And Won Back Pop Culture’s Most Devoted Fandom
As science fiction's most venerable franchise marks its 50th anniversary with a new movie and its first new TV series in over a decade, the chance to unify and mobilize its famously devoted — and demanding — fanbase may be the true final frontier.
Captain Kirk And Batman Together At Last
Holy egos, Spock! They were fated to star together on this failed buddy comedy based on Alexander the Great (wut?) from 1964. A clip from the pilot shows William Shatner and Adam West sharing screen time
and fueling fanfics. Somehow the technology of the past was able to withstand this much awesome in one frame.
Old Capt. Kirk Vs. New Capt. Kirk
I just Shat myself. In a promo shot from William Shatner's upcoming documentary "The Captains" (where he interviews the Star Trek franchise's other captains), William Shatner locks arms in mortal combat with Chris Pine, who played Capt. Kirk in JJ Abrams' "Star Trek" reboot.
10 Classic Star Trek Episodes
Since it first aired on September 8th, 1966, Star Trek has greatly influenced almost every facet of pop culture as we know it -- from iPads to space travel. In honor of Star Trek's 44th year of cultural influence, here are 10 classic Trek episodes from the original series (in no particular order).