Star Trek Movies In Order
Star Trek is one of the most famous science fiction series ever made. It has gained a cult following and some fans can even fluently speak Klingon which is a fictional language created in the series. Even people who aren’t fans of the series can recognize the Vulcan Salute which forms a W with all five fingers. Originally produced as a TV series in the 1960s, Star Strek has since been made into six separate TV series, thirteen films, as well as a handful of books and comics. In fact, Star Trek is so successful that there is a film scheduled for release in 2016, 60 years after the initial TV series hit the market.
If you’re new to the series, you should definitely be watching the Star Trek movies in order. That’s the simple answer, but it’s slightly more complicated than that. You should probably watch the TV episodes combined with the motion pictures in a specific order. Since there are many implementations of the TV series, the whole thing can get a bit confusing. Here’s the order I recommend watching them in:
Recommended viewing order
- Star Trek: The Original Series
- Star Trek Films 1 through 6
- Star Trek: The Next Generation
- Star Trek Film 7
- Star Trek: Voyager
- Star Trek Films 8 through 10
- Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
- Star Trek: Enterprise
Many fans of the movie shy away from the newer films citing lack of plot and character development. Many think it’s just an action movie using the Star Trek name. However, as a casual fan, I enjoyed even the latest ones and am looking forward to the new release in 2016. I consider the people who don’t like the new movies purists, so take what they say with a grain of salt. And I’m not alone, the newer movies, adjusted for inflation, earned more money than any of the prior releases. That’s highly impressive for an idea that’s been around for so long.
There’s been an interesting culture surrounding Star Trek, with TV guide rating it the most popular cult show. Like mentioned above “trekkies” as they call themselves have their own salute, and language. There’s even entire conventions dedicated to the movie that attract people from across the world. Figurines, especially ones that are new in box can sell for as much as thousands of dollars for a single piece.
The most interesting thing to note about this science fiction flick is the real life technology that has been developed to mimic things seen in the original series 60 years ago. There’s been a host of technologies that just a half century ago were labeled as science fiction that are now scientific fact. The most noteworthy of these technologies include the Communicator (smart phones), Telepresence (Skype), Hypospray (SonoPrep). However, there are literally over a dozen different inventions that have since made their way to reality.
No matter how you feel about Star Trek and their fans, this movie series has developed one of the biggest followings of any movie ever. With dozens of different versions over 60 years, Star Trek is a household name that will continue to live on for many years to come. Even still today, the series is just as popular as it was when it first came out all those years ago.