Friday, September 7, 2012

Happy 46th B-Day StarTrek! Google celebrates with unique doodle

Happy Anniversary to Star Trek who turned 46 years old today (9/7/2012). Born September 7, 1966, Star Trek, the most progressive American science fiction entertainment series, was created by Gene Roddenberry. See photo below left of Roddenberry (courtesy of Wikimedia).

To commemorate Star Trek's B-day, Google celebrated with an array of unique "star-techie" interactive doodles. When mousing over a particular area of the doodle, you hear all of the inter-galactic sounds such as alarms, door rings, alerts, etc. Below is the doodle posted about 8 hours ago (7 a.m. EDT).

The original name, Star Trek, was later renamed “Star Trek: The Original Series”.

This was done largely because there was a solid audience and many spin-offs were produced which included the likes of Star Trek: The Animated Series, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, and Star Trek: Enterprise. Google celebrates Star Trek’s 46th this with a wonderful doodle.

Creator Roddenberry used westerns such as “Wagon Train” as inspiration, along with references of the novel Gulliver's Travels.

The original iconic Star Trek emblem photo is pictured to the right. (photo courtesy of Wikimedia).

The original Star Trek followed the interstellar adventures of James T. Kirk and the crew of an exploration vessel of a 23rd century galactic "United Federation of Planets"—the Starship Enterprise.

The original Star Trek series began production under Desilu Productions. With the merger of Desilu into Paramount Pictures, that studio assumed outright ownership of the Star Trek franchise.

In 2006, rights transferred to CBS when it took Paramount's TV division as part of its split from Paramount owner Viacom.

For more information visit the original Star Trek Web site at :

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