The Star Trek franchise was created in 1964 by Gene Roddenberry, who eventually had his idea produced in 1966 in the form of the original television series Star Trek. Though relatively short-lived, lasting only three seasons before being cancelled in 1969, Star Trek proved incredibly popular. It spawned four live action spin-offs, one animated series and currently 11 (soon to be 12) feature films. It has became a cult phenomenon, and is currently one of the most popular science fiction franchises in the world.
It first appeared in comics in 1967 in Gold Key's Star Trek. Currently, IDW Publishing holds the copyright to Star Trek Comics.
Star Trek Universe Timeline
Enterprise (22nd Century: Captain Archer)
In the early years of the starship program, before the formation of the Federation, there was a spaceship called the Enterprise. It's crew members include Captain Jonathan Archer, science officer T'Pol, chief engineer Trip Tucker, tactical officer Malcolm Reed, communications officer Hoshi Sato, helmsman Travis Mayweather, and chief medical officer Dr Phlox.
Note: this is the only series of the Star Trek to not have a comic book.
U.S.S. Enterprise (23rd Century: Captain Kirk)
In the 23rd century, the U.S.S. Enterprise begins its five-year mission to explore the outer reaches of space and make contact with alien civilizations. The crew includes Captain James T. Kirk, Science Officer Spock, Dr. McCoy, Lieutenant Uhura, chief engineer Scotty, and navigation experts and pilots Hikaru Sulu and Pavel Chekov.
They faced many dangers including Harry Mudd, the Klingons, the Romulans and most majorly: Khan Noonien Singh.
Enterprise-D (24th Century: Captain Picard)
In the 24th century, an all-new crew of intergalactic travelers explore the farthest reaches of outer space aboard the Enterprise-D. The crew includes Captain Jean-Luc Picard, Commander William Riker, first officer Worf, Counsellor Deanna Troi, Dr Beverly Crusher, chief engineer Geordi La Forge, and second officer Data.
They face a new batch of foes including the Borg, Q and so much more.
Deep Space Nine (24th Century: Captain Sisko)
Around the same time, the discovery of a stable wormhole that allows instant transportation between two distant quadrants of space prompts the creation of a station called "Deep Space Nine". Crew members aboard this station include Commanding Officer Benjamin Sisko, first officer Kira Nerys, chief of security Odo, chief medical officer Julian Bashir, science officer Jadzia Dax, counselor Ezri Dax, strategic operations officer Worf, chief operations officer Miles O'Brien, and Quark.
U.S.S. Voyager (24th Century: Captain Janeway)
Meanwhile, the crew of the USS Voyager is stranded in the Delta Quadrant and forced to join with their Maquis enemies to make the seventy-year trek back to Federation space. Crew members include Captain Kathryn Janeway, first officer Chakotay, security officer Tuvok, helmsman Tom Paris, chief engineer B'Elanna Torres, operations officer Harry Kim, chief medical officer The Doctor, Neelix, nurse Kes, and liberated Borg drone Seven of Nine.
The Mirror Universe is a parallel universe where many people and places seemed to be the exact opposites of their normal selves in our universe. For example, good aspects who became evil, and evil became good.
A timeline which was not how it should be. General Worf of the Earth-ruling Klingons fights Jean-Luc Picard of the resistance. Meanwhile, an android known as Data thinks he can fix the time stream.
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The young crew of the Enterprise is forced to deal with the arrival of a time-travelling Romulan, known as Nero, hell-bent on seeking revenge against Spock. The Romulan's actions alter the alternate reality's time stream and the lives of the crew of Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise forever.
Kirk and the rest of the crew have to deal with Kahn among other enemies.