Star Trek has been around for quite long now. The journey of the great concept actually started from a drama series on the Television back in 1966. The cast and the series soon became fan famous all around the nation and then Worldwide obviously.
You might have heard or watched the movie series and if you are a big fan then you might have considered watching the 1966 movie series as well.
There are many people who believe that Star Trek has the capability to beat Marvel at its best. Marvel is ruling the cinemas for so long now.
But the latest trek movie has ruled the cinema and also did the business of millions and gained more fans in recent years. However, there are many films and series related to it we will break each down and in the end, will discuss how Marvel has a huge threat.
Star Trek 1966: The Original Series
Star Trek 1966 the first original series released on the Television. The great journey started with this series. The series gained a lot of praise for the characters and the concept as well.
Few scientists are exploring the space with their spaceships. They come across many Aliens and other species.
The scientists include the others with inhuman powers as well making the journey an iconic and full of action.
These series were the first step to the greatness for star trek world.
The series had some of the amazing actors in their journey,
These iconic names made the series one of the best series in the world, continue reading below to find out Martin Luther King Jr was the fan of the series.
Martin Luther king fan of Star Trek:
Martin Luther King Jr. everybody knows about the great personality. He was the man behind the force for “Black people should be equal to white ones”. Martin was one of the most inspirational people on the earth and he also shaped the future of America which trump ruined now BTW.
However, the great black man was the huge fan of series, and the main reason was because of Uhura played by Nichelle Nicholas. The actor as the first black character on the TV show. It was making a huge impact on black people.
The post by Huffpost stated the interview of the great actoress stated that;
Nichelle Nicholas Interview:
” Nichols confesses that she once tried to leave the 1966-69 series after the first season to pursue a career on Broadway. However, none other than Martin Luther King Jr. got in her way. The civil rights leader was a “Trek” fan, and he surprised her backstage and moved her to reconsider and stick it out — a decision about which (as you can see from the above video) she is now immensely happy, given her fondness for die-hard Trekkers.
“Usually, an actor will respond with ‘Don’t tell me what to do’,”
she laughingly says about MLK’s advice.
“But coming from him, from a true Trekker, you just know what they mean and how deep it goes in their heart.”
As O’Quinn makes clear, Nichols’s anecdote about her meeting with King can be heard in full in “From the Bridge” — specifically, via the below clip, which recounts how Nichols handed in her resignation letter to Roddenberry on a Friday, did a concert on Saturday, and then was greeted by King on Sunday.
However, the series has a great past and history. The series should be the part of your must-watch list this summers.
Star Trek: Film Series
The motion picture; 1979
The movie was positively acclaimed and did well at the box office.
The film starred the cast of the star trek of series.
The Federation calls on Adm. James T. Kirk (William Shatner) and the crew of the Starship Enterprise to contain an immense nim bused object that’s on a crash course with Earth. After investigating, the crew discovers that the alien cloud harbors artificial intelligence with an ominous primary directive.
Crisis strikes when a probe dispatched by the energy cloud attacks the crew, abducting navigator Lt. Ilia (Persis Khambatta). An android look-alike containing her memories shows up soon after.
The movie did amazingly well at the box office and gained more than 139 million dollars.
Star Trek: Beyond
The latest star trek was released in 2016. The movie gained a lot of praise and also well at the box office.
A surprise attack in outer space forces the Enterprise to crash-land on a mysterious world. The assault came from Krall (Idris Elba), a lizard-like dictator who derives his energy by sucking the life out of his victims. Krall needs an ancient and valuable artifact that’s aboard the badly damaged starship.
Left stranded in a rugged wilderness, Kirk (Chris Pine), Spock (Zachary Quinto) and the rest of the crew must now battle a deadly alien race while trying to find a way off their hostile planet.
350 million dollars at the box office. This huge business made the movie the highest-grossing movie of the year. The movie was a huge success.
Competition with Marvel:
it was a huge competition for Marvel movies back in 2016. Captain America’s civil war was also released back in 2016 and the star trek also gave a tough time to the Mavil one.
Chris Pine was also named successful actors of 2016.
The film franchise’s third rebooted installment gets the aesthetics and spirit, if not always the plotting, spot on.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media
A return to fun, and a return to form for the new version of the old Trek. The 13th Trek movie is also the second good odd-numbered installment in a row. Lucky for some.
Aliza Fatima is a writer/author at The Panther Tech.