Star Trek is an American space opera media franchise based on the science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry.
The first television series, simply called Star Trek and now referred to as "The Original Series", debuted in 1966 and aired for three seasons. It followed the interstellar adventures of Captain James T. Kirk and his crew aboard the starship USS Enterprise, a space exploration vessel, built by the United Federation of Planets in the twenty-third century.
The Star Trek canon of the franchise includes The Original Series, an animated series, five spin-off television series, the film franchise, and further adaptations in several media.
Star Trek has been a cult phenomenon for decades. Fans of the franchise are called Trekkies or Trekkers. The franchise spans a wide range of spin-offs including games, figurines, novels, toys, and comics. The series has its own full-fledged constructed language, Klingon. Several parodies have been made of Star Trek.