For 50 years, the Star Trek franchise has made history with its vision of the future. From miniskirts and memes to real-life tech, we're celebrating the little sci-fi show that became an enduring and influential part of our culture.
A dozen former cast members reveal which Trek tech they most want to see in real life and why they think the world's still captivated by the franchise.
The star who played a single mom on TV also had a child during the show's run. Though she's happy with her real son, her fictional one could have used more work.
The "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" star calls her time on the show an important part of who she is, but says she also finds it hard to watch reruns.
Actor John Billingsley of "Star Trek: Enterprise" talks about creating a new alien race for the show, and why he doesn't have a Facebook account.
The "Star Trek: Voyager" star had plenty of misgivings about the futuristic ideals his show portrayed. Still, he had a great time playing Chakotay.
One of Trek's most prolific actors took a "just a job" approach to his work. Still, his time on the show made him appreciate the importance of science.
The "Voyager" cast member describes his audition for The Doctor -- and how his years on the show made him a cheerleader for science.
The star of Trek homage "Galaxy Quest" talks about his deep connection to the franchise's biggest followers.
The "Enterprise" cast member on how fellow Brit Patrick Stewart was a role model, and why he was forced to watch "The Next Generation" over and over.
How playing a character rediscovering her humanity after being kidnapped by the Borg paved the "Voyager" star's professional path.
The star of "The Next Generation" talks about his first years on the show, how he made Worf lovable and why he adores his Tesla Model S.
Some of the technology from the universe of Kirk and Picard could be a reality sooner than you think.
Find out how well you know your funky space sweaters, starships and captains as Star Trek hits the big 5-0 this year.
An intrepid fan boldly faces her past by rewatching "The Final Frontier." Does it deserve its reputation at the bottom of the Star Trek movie pile?
The man who played "The Next Generation" boy genius Wesley Crusher opens up about his favorite behind-the-scenes moments.
New postage honoring 50 years of obeying the prime directive will soon whisk your letters to any starfleet address...on this planet at least.
These are the voyages of a dedicated Star Trek fan boldly shaking Sulu's hand and seeing Capt. Kirk at her very first Trek confab.
One of Star Trek's most frightening enemies comes to life in a live makeup demonstration at the 50th anniversary convention.
Fans sort through the highlights from across the entire television franchise to seek out the single greatest Trek episode ever aired.
With so much Star Trek out there, there were bound to be missteps. Fans hash through space hippies, stolen brains and an awful series finale to find the worst.
William Shatner regales Star Trek convention fans with his thoughts on reading, seeing the Gorn on a plane and the importance of Star Wars.
George Takei has now seen "Star Trek Beyond," and he has both praise and criticism for the reboot movie and its depiction of Sulu as gay.
The actress and comedian dishes on Guinan's saucer-shaped hats, her weird on-set nickname and wanting to return to the Star Trek universe.
Leaving personal messages on a larger-than-life poster, grieving fans honor the Star Trek actor who died in an accident in June.
Delve into the anatomy of a Star Trek costume as CNET's Amanda Kooser preps for a coming convention in full Captain Kirk style.
Set phasers to stunning as artists create a range of art you're going to want in your starship quarters.
Shmaltz Brewing Company pours Star Trek Golden Anniversary Ale: The Trouble With Tribbles for the franchise's 50th anniversary.
She's played a blue-skinned alien and a green-faced warrior, and is now making her third appearance as communications officer Lt. Nyota Uhura in "Star Trek Beyond." Her dream: being able to use a real-life transporter.