Star Trek TV Series Overview (1966-Present)


Star Trek is an American media franchise based on the science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry.

The first television series, called Star Trek and now known as “The Original Series” or “Star Trek: TOS”, debuted on 08 September 1966 and aired for three seasons on NBC.

It followed the voyages of the starship USS Enterprise on its five-year mission, the purpose of which was:

“to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before!”.

The USS Enterprise was a space exploration vessel built by the United Federation of Planets in the 23rd century for Starfleet.

The Star Trek canon includes the Original Series, an animated series, six spin-off television series, the film franchise, and further adaptations in several media (such as books and video games).


Eight television series make up the bulk of the Star Trek mythos: Original Series, Animated Series, Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, Enterprise, Discovery, Short Treks and Picard.

All the series, as of January 2020, in total amount to 766 episodes across 35 seasons of television.

Star Trek TV Series

Star Trek Pilot Episodes (1964-1965)

Star Trek: The Original Series (1966-1969)

Star Trek: The Animated Series (1973-1974):

Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987-1994):

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993-1999):

Star Trek: Voyager (1995-2001):

Star Trek: Enterprise (2001-2005):

Star Trek: Discovery (2017-2024):

  • Series 01 (2017-2018): 15 episodes.
  • Series 02 (2019): 14 episodes.
  • Series 03 (2020-2021): 13-episodes.
  • Series 04 (2021): 13-episodes.
  • Series 05 (?2024): The season is expected to premiere on the streaming service Paramount+ in early 2024, and run for 10 episodes.

Star Trek: Short Treks (2018-Present):

Star Trek: Picard (2020-2023):

  • Star Trek: Untitled Philippa Georgiou series (In Development).
    • Series 01 (TBC).
  • Star Trek: Untitled Nickelodeon animated series (In Development).
    • Series 01 (TBC).

Star Trek TV Series, Films, and Documentaries

You can find a full index of Star Trek TV series, films, and documentaries here.


You can read interesting trivia and background details about the Star Trek franchise here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Creator: Gene Roddenberry.
  • Release Date: 08 September 1966.
  • Running Time: 50 minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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