For millions of people around the world, September 8, 1966 is sacred: it’s the day the intrepid crew of the USS Enterprise first hit the airwaves. And while the original Star Trek only had 79 episodes, its impact is legendary. From movies to books to popular spinoff series like TNG, DS9, Voyager, and even an animated show, it’s hard to imagine another television show having such an influence. Who knew that a Frisbee on a string would change the world?
And it’s not like the Star Trek universe has fizzled out, either. There’s a new series launching next year, and as any Trekkie worth their tricorder and secret stash of Romulan ale knows, this month marks the 50th anniversary of the first Star Trek episode!
Are You a TRUE Trekkie?
Sure, you’ve seen some episodes here and there, and you might have seen some movies, too. Maybe you even know a few words in Klingon, and have your own version of the “Prime Directive”. But there’s only one way to tell if you’re a TRUE Trekkie, and that’s to take our quiz! Give it a try, and tell us how you did.