History Franchise / StarTrek

13th May '18 1:39:43 AM FGHIK
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* AlternateHistory: In ''Star Trek'', the 1980s and late 1990s were a genetic renaissance. During this time, [[BioAugmentation superhuman products of genetic manipulation]] turned against the rest of humanity in the genetic equivalent of a RobotWar and threw mankind into a dark age. However, thanks to a genius human building the first [[FasterThanLightTravel Warp Drive]] out of an un-launched nuclear missile, the testing of that system got the attention of a passing Vulcan starship. The Vulcans assisted Humanity in recovering, and Humanity's technology began to advance extremely quickly. All the shows take place after this.

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* AlternateHistory: In ''Star Trek'', the 1980s and late 1990s were a genetic renaissance. During this time, [[BioAugmentation superhuman products of genetic manipulation]] turned [[TranshumanTreachery against the rest of humanity humanity]] in the genetic equivalent of a RobotWar and threw mankind into a dark age. However, thanks to a genius human building the first [[FasterThanLightTravel Warp Drive]] out of an un-launched nuclear missile, the testing of that system got the attention of a passing Vulcan starship. The Vulcans assisted Humanity in recovering, and Humanity's technology began to advance extremely quickly. All the shows take place after this.



* EvilMeScaresMe: ''Trek'' has a decent history of {{Evil Twin}}s, what with [[PhlebotinumBreakdown transporter accidents]] and the MirrorUniverse. There's the example of Kirk being a LiteralSplitPersonality with an aggressive, hot headed side and a passive, weak-willed but logical side and the passive side is afraid of the aggressive one. Major Kira Nerys of ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'' gets [[ScrewYourself HIT ON by Mirror Kira]]. However, since the MirrorUniverse normally involves plots of being swapped with the guy on the other side (presumably to avoid having to deal with one actor being in a single scene) mostly you get the counterparts never meeting and at most Evil You Scares [-(but sexually intrigues)-] Me. Or in ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'''s version, their opposite is usually dead on one side of the mirror or the other.

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* EvilMeScaresMe: ''Trek'' has a decent history of {{Evil Twin}}s, what with [[PhlebotinumBreakdown transporter accidents]] and the MirrorUniverse. There's the example of Kirk being a LiteralSplitPersonality with an aggressive, hot headed side and a passive, weak-willed but logical side and the passive side is afraid of the aggressive one. Major Kira Nerys of ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'' gets [[ScrewYourself HIT ON by Mirror Kira]]. However, since the MirrorUniverse normally involves plots of being swapped with the guy on the other side (presumably to avoid having to deal with edit one actor being in into a single scene) scene twice) mostly you get the counterparts never meeting and at most Evil You Scares [-(but [-([[EvilIsSexy but sexually intrigues)-] intrigues]])-] Me. Or in ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'''s version, their opposite is usually dead on one side of the mirror or the other.
11th Apr '18 8:38:53 PM DaveJohn
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* BadassArmy: The [[SpaceNavy Starfleet]] is one of these. Minus the occasional [[CurbStompBattle curb stomping]] by foes like the [[HordeOfAlienLocusts Borg]] or the ''Narada'' from the new movie, Starfleet regularly goes toe to toe with the biggest and baddest and usually wins or forces a draw, even against foes with better tech. Starfleet even has certain [[OneManArmy ships that take whole fleets by themselves]]; these ships tend to be named ''Enterprise'', though ''Defiant'' certainly earned her way into the ranks, and ''Voyager'' counts [[FanonDiscontinuity for those who admit it exists]]. Despite showings of HollywoodTactics, their [[SpaceMarine land forces are nothing to shake a stick at either,]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJzQmh9TuqM as]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-_lrf44Gw0 these]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIZ3EuvTXFc scenes]] demonstrate. When all else fails, their [[TheEngineer engineers are unparalleled in the setting]], and the Dominion considers ''them'' to warrant WorthyOpponent status by themselves, with one Vorta half-jokingly claiming that Starfleet Engineers could turn "rocks into replicators." If you must fight Starfleet, defeat them ''quickly'', [[BadassBookworm before they have the time to concoct some clever solution]] using whatever random objects they have at hand.

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* BadassArmy: The [[SpaceNavy Starfleet]] is one of these. Minus the occasional [[CurbStompBattle curb stomping]] by foes like the [[HordeOfAlienLocusts Borg]] or the ''Narada'' from the new movie, Starfleet regularly goes toe to toe with the biggest and baddest and usually wins or forces a draw, even against foes with better tech. Starfleet even has certain [[OneManArmy ships that take whole fleets by themselves]]; these ships tend to be named ''Enterprise'', though ''Defiant'' certainly earned her way into the ranks, and ''Voyager'' counts [[FanonDiscontinuity for those who admit it exists]]. Despite showings of HollywoodTactics, their [[SpaceMarine land forces are nothing to shake a stick at either,]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJzQmh9TuqM as]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-_lrf44Gw0 these]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIZ3EuvTXFc scenes]] demonstrate. When all else fails, their [[TheEngineer engineers are unparalleled in the setting]], and the Dominion considers ''them'' to warrant WorthyOpponent status by themselves, with one Vorta half-jokingly claiming that Starfleet Engineers could turn "rocks into replicators." If you must fight Starfleet, defeat them ''quickly'', [[BadassBookworm before they have the time to concoct some clever solution]] using whatever random objects they have at hand.
2nd Apr '18 11:32:14 AM tropeminer
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'''''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''''' ("TNG", 1987-1994) Set from 2364-2370 -- The ''other'' one everyone has heard of. Takes place in the mid-24th century on the ''[[CoolStarship Enterprise]]''-[[CoolStarship D]], with a new batch of Starfleet officers on the same mission of exploration as the original.

The new captain is Jean-Luc Picard (Creator/PatrickStewart). Introduced the holodeck (although a version of it appeared first in the {{canon}}/noncanon "TAS"), defined the Klingons as being a [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy society of honor and war]], and really hit it home with creating the cybernetic alien race, the Borg. Also, there was [[TheTrickster Q]].

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'''''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''''' ("TNG", 1987-1994) Set from 2364-2370 -- The ''other'' one everyone has heard of. Takes place in the mid-24th century on the ''[[CoolStarship Enterprise]]''-[[CoolStarship D]], with a new batch of Starfleet officers led by captain Jean-Luc Picard (Creator/PatrickStewart) on the same mission of exploration as the original.

The new captain is Jean-Luc Picard (Creator/PatrickStewart). Introduced the holodeck (although a version of it appeared first in the {{canon}}/noncanon "TAS"), defined the Klingons as being a [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy society of honor and war]], and really hit it home with creating the cybernetic alien race, the Borg. Also, there was [[TheTrickster Q]].
25th Mar '18 7:41:50 AM tropeminer
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* May 17, 2013 - '''''[[Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness Star Trek Into Darkness]]''''' (2259 - 2260) -- The cast from the 2009 film reprise their roles as Captain Kirk and the gang fight against Creator/BenedictCumberbatch, who plays a powerful, [[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan familiar]] villain intent on {{Revenge}} against Starfleet.

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* May 17, 2013 - '''''[[Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness Star Trek Into Darkness]]''''' (2259 - 2260) -- The cast from the 2009 film reprise their roles as Captain Kirk and the gang fight against Creator/BenedictCumberbatch, who plays a powerful, [[spoiler: [[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan familiar]] familiar]]]] villain intent on {{Revenge}} against Starfleet.
25th Mar '18 7:40:09 AM tropeminer
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* May 8, 2009 - '''''[[Film/StarTrek Star Trek]]''''' (2233 - 2258) -- A mixture of ContinuityReboot and BroadStrokes with new actors showing that the ''TheOriginalSeries'' characters [[InSpiteOfANail will always end up together]] on the ''Enterprise'', no matter the universe. On their first adventure, the fledgling crew works together to stop an AxCrazy, [[ContinuityRebooter continuity-rebooting]] Romulan from destroying Federation space.

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* May 8, 2009 - '''''[[Film/StarTrek Star Trek]]''''' (2233 - 2258) -- A mixture of ContinuityReboot and BroadStrokes with new actors showing that the ''TheOriginalSeries'' characters [[InSpiteOfANail will always end up together]] on the ''Enterprise'', no matter the universe. On their first adventure, the fledgling crew works Kirk, Spock, [=McCoy=], Uhura, Sulu, Chekov and Scotty work together to stop an AxCrazy, [[ContinuityRebooter continuity-rebooting]] Romulan from destroying Federation space.
19th Mar '18 12:57:37 PM StarSword
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* OurDarkMatterIsDifferent: Used frequently from ''The Next Generation'' to ''Enterprise'' as part of {{technobabble}}, most frequently in the form of [[SpaceClouds dark matter nebulae]]. See the pages for individual series for specifics.
11th Mar '18 10:58:03 PM tropeminer
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'''''Series/StarTrekVoyager''''' ("VOY", 1995-2001) Set from 2371-2378 -- Another SpinOff of ''Next Generation'', conceived as a more direct successor to it than [=DS9=]. While searching for a group of rogue Federation citizens called the Maquis, both the title ship and a Maquis vessel are flung across the galaxy and stranded in the Delta Quadrant, 70,000 light years and seventy-five years' travel from home (''Series/LostInSpace'' a la ''Star Trek'').

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'''''Series/StarTrekVoyager''''' ("VOY", 1995-2001) Set from 2371-2378 -- Another SpinOff of ''Next Generation'', conceived as a more direct successor to it than [=DS9=]. While searching for a group of rogue Federation citizens called the Maquis, both the title ship and a the Maquis vessel are flung across the galaxy and stranded in the Delta Quadrant, 70,000 light years and seventy-five years' travel from home (''Series/LostInSpace'' a la ''Star Trek'').



'''''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''''', previously titled as just '''''Enterprise''''' until season 3, ("ENT", 2001-2005) Set from 2151-2155 -- The first {{Prequel}} series to the original set over a hundred years before the voyages of James T. Kirk, when humans are just getting their space legs (and the AppliedPhlebotinum is not nearly as reliable), aboard Earth's first, experimental Warp 5-capable starship, the ''Enterprise'' NX-01 led by Capt. Jonathan Archer (Scott Bakula). It began with a MythArc involving the ''Enterprise'' crew getting caught up in a "Temporal Cold War" being fought by several rival TimeTravel factions, though it gradually fell victim to the TheChrisCarterEffect.

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'''''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''''', previously titled as just '''''Enterprise''''' until season 3, ("ENT", 2001-2005) Set from 2151-2155 -- The first {{Prequel}} series to the original set over a hundred years before the voyages of James T. Kirk, when humans are were just getting their space legs (and the AppliedPhlebotinum is not nearly as reliable), aboard Earth's first, experimental Warp 5-capable starship, the ''Enterprise'' NX-01 led by Capt. Jonathan Archer (Scott Bakula). It began with a MythArc involving the ''Enterprise'' crew getting caught up in a "Temporal Cold War" being fought by several rival TimeTravel factions, though it gradually fell victim to the TheChrisCarterEffect.
10th Mar '18 8:45:15 PM tropeminer
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'''''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine''''' ("[=DS9=]", 1993-1999) Set from 2369-2375 -- Takes place concurrently with the end of ''Next Generation'' and the lion's share of ''Voyager'', and conceived as a SpinOff of TNG. Set on a former Cardassian space station (formerly Terok Nor, renamed Deep Space Nine), in a politically unstable part of space near the planet Bajor, with exclusive access to a rare stable wormhole that leads from the Alpha to the Gamma Quadrant. As a kind-of testament to the progressive ideals of ''The Original Series'', [=DS9=] introduced the franchise's first main protagonist captain of color, Benjamin Sisko (Avery Brooks).

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'''''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine''''' ("[=DS9=]", 1993-1999) Set from 2369-2375 -- Takes place concurrently with the end of ''Next Generation'' and the lion's share of ''Voyager'', and conceived as a SpinOff of TNG. Set on a former Cardassian space station (formerly Terok Nor, renamed Deep Space Nine), in a politically unstable part of space near the planet Bajor, with exclusive access to a rare stable wormhole that leads from the Alpha to the Gamma Quadrant. As a kind-of testament to the progressive ideals of ''The Original Series'', [=DS9=] introduced the franchise's first main protagonist captain of color, Benjamin Sisko (Avery Brooks).



Introduces Kathryn Janeway (Kate Mulgrew), the first main character female captain in the franchise. In the mainstream, this show is best -- perhaps only -- known for its MsFanservice character, [[TheSpock Seven of Nine]]. Among fans, it's infamous for the VillainDecay of the Borg, the obscene levels of TechnoBabble, and mashing the ResetButton after roughly every other episode, but it is also notable for tackling controversial topics even other ''Trek'' series wouldn't touch.

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Introduces Kathryn Janeway (Kate Mulgrew), the first female main character female captain in the franchise. In the mainstream, this show is best -- perhaps only -- known for its MsFanservice character, [[TheSpock Seven of Nine]]. Among fans, it's infamous for the VillainDecay of the Borg, the obscene levels of TechnoBabble, and mashing the ResetButton after roughly every other episode, but it is also notable for tackling controversial topics even other ''Trek'' series wouldn't touch.



Unlike previous shows where the protagonist is always usually TheCaptain, this series mainly concerns the adventures of Cmdr. [[GenderBlenderName Michael Burnham]] (Sonequa Martin-Green), the NumberTwo on the eponymous USS ''Discovery'' (NCC-1031), during a period when the uneasy cease-fire with the Klingons unexpectedly grows tense. Also introduces Paul Stamets (Anthony Rapp), the franchise's first [[StraightGay openly-gay]] character[[note]]Though, technically, that title might actually go to "Kelvin Timeline" Hikaru Sulu (Creator/JohnCho) who was shown to have a husband in ''Film/StarTrekBeyond''[[/note]]. Despite mostly great reception from fans and critics alike, the show is something of a [[BrokenBase base-breaker]]; one reason being the massive ContinuitySnarl it generated solely from being a ''very'' CosmeticallyAdvancedPrequel (even more so than ''Star Trek: Enterprise''). While many claim it's another reboot, the showrunners keep insisting that it is part of the prime ''Star Trek'' canon.

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Unlike previous shows where the protagonist is always usually TheCaptain, this series mainly concerns the adventures of Cmdr. [[GenderBlenderName Michael Burnham]] (Sonequa Martin-Green), the NumberTwo on the eponymous USS ''Discovery'' (NCC-1031), during a period when the uneasy cease-fire with the Klingons unexpectedly grows tense. Also introduces Paul Stamets (Anthony Rapp), the franchise's first [[StraightGay openly-gay]] explicitly gay]] character[[note]]Though, technically, that title might actually go to "Kelvin Timeline" Kelvin Timeline Hikaru Sulu (Creator/JohnCho) who was shown to have a husband in ''Film/StarTrekBeyond''[[/note]]. Despite mostly great reception from fans and critics alike, the show is something of a [[BrokenBase base-breaker]]; base breaker]]; one reason being the massive ContinuitySnarl it generated solely from being a ''very'' CosmeticallyAdvancedPrequel (even more so than ''Star Trek: Enterprise''). While many claim it's another reboot, the showrunners keep insisting that it is part of the prime ''Star Trek'' canon.
9th Mar '18 12:56:59 AM tropeminer
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'''''WesternAnimation/StarTrekTheAnimatedSeries''''' ("TAS", 1973-1974) Set from 2269-2270 -- Showcases the final year or so of the ''Enterprise'''s 5-year mission from ''The Original Series''. Used most of the original cast (and a few additions) to provide voices for the animated versions of their characters. The quality of the show was hit and miss, with some being mediocre cartoon fare while others were excellent, and the series got the franchise's first Emmy award. 22 episodes were produced.

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'''''WesternAnimation/StarTrekTheAnimatedSeries''''' ("TAS", 1973-1974) Set from 2269-2270 -- Showcases the final year or so of the ''Enterprise'''s ''Enterprise'' crew's 5-year mission from ''The Original Series''. Used most of the original cast (and a few additions) to provide voices for the animated versions of their characters. The quality of the show was hit and miss, with some being mediocre cartoon fare while others were excellent, and the series got the franchise's first Emmy award. 22 episodes were produced.



'''''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''''' ("TNG", 1987-1994) Set from 2364-2370 -- The ''other'' one everyone has heard of. Takes place in the 24th century on the ''[[CoolStarship Enterprise]]''-[[CoolStarship D]], with the same mission of exploration as the original.

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'''''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''''' ("TNG", 1987-1994) Set from 2364-2370 -- The ''other'' one everyone has heard of. Takes place in the 24th mid-24th century on the ''[[CoolStarship Enterprise]]''-[[CoolStarship D]], with a new batch of Starfleet officers on the same mission of exploration as the original.



'''''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''''', previously titled as just '''''Enterprise''''' until season 3, ("ENT", 2001-2005) Set from 2151-2155 -- Prequel to ''The Original Series'' set over a hundred years or so before the voyages of James T. Kirk, when humans are just getting their space legs (and the AppliedPhlebotinum is not nearly as reliable), aboard Earth's first, experimental Warp 5-capable starship, the ''Enterprise'' NX-01 led by Capt. Jonathan Archer (Scott Bakula). It began with a MythArc involving the ''Enterprise'' crew getting caught up in a "Temporal Cold War" being fought by several rival TimeTravel factions, though it gradually fell victim to the TheChrisCarterEffect.

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'''''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''''', previously titled as just '''''Enterprise''''' until season 3, ("ENT", 2001-2005) Set from 2151-2155 -- Prequel The first {{Prequel}} series to ''The Original Series'' the original set over a hundred years or so before the voyages of James T. Kirk, when humans are just getting their space legs (and the AppliedPhlebotinum is not nearly as reliable), aboard Earth's first, experimental Warp 5-capable starship, the ''Enterprise'' NX-01 led by Capt. Jonathan Archer (Scott Bakula). It began with a MythArc involving the ''Enterprise'' crew getting caught up in a "Temporal Cold War" being fought by several rival TimeTravel factions, though it gradually fell victim to the TheChrisCarterEffect.



'''''Series/StarTrekDiscovery''''' ("DIS", 2017-ongoing) is a live-action prequel series set in the prime timeline (see "Kelvin Timeline Movies" below) roughly 10 years before ''The Original Series''. Executive-produced by Alex Kurtzman, who contributed to the first two Creator/JJAbrams films, and showran by Creator/BryanFuller, who wrote for ''[=DS9=]'' and ''VOY'', the series will be streamed on CBS All Access, the network's on demand/streaming service, while also airing in syndication in the same way ''TNG'' did. In Canada, the series will be available on [=CraveTV=] and air on Creator/SpaceChannel. In every other country worldwide, [[NoExportForYou except Mainland China]], the series will be streamed to Creator/{{Netflix}}.

Unlike previous shows where the protagonist is always usually TheCaptain, this series mainly concerns the adventures of Cmdr. Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green), the NumberTwo on the eponymous USS ''Discovery'' (NCC-1031), during a period when the uneasy cease-fire with the Klingons unexpectedly grows tense. Also introduces Paul Stamets (Anthony Rapp), the franchise's first [[StraightGay openly-gay]] character[[note]]Though, technically, that title might actually go to "Kelvin Timeline" Hikaru Sulu (Creator/JohnCho) who was shown to have a husband in ''Film/StarTrekBeyond''[[/note]]. Despite mostly great reception from fans and critics alike, the show is something of a [[BrokenBase base-breaker]]; one reason being the massive ContinuitySnarl it generated solely from being a ''very'' CosmeticallyAdvancedPrequel (even more so than ''Star Trek: Enterprise''). While many claim it's another reboot, the showrunners keep insisting that it is part of the prime ''Star Trek'' canon.

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'''''Series/StarTrekDiscovery''''' ("DIS", 2017-ongoing) is a live-action prequel series set in the prime timeline (see timeline[[note]]see "Kelvin Timeline Movies" below) below[[/note]] roughly 10 years before ''The Original Series''. Executive-produced by Alex Kurtzman, who contributed to the first two Creator/JJAbrams films, and showran by Creator/BryanFuller, who wrote for ''[=DS9=]'' and ''VOY'', the series will be streamed on CBS All Access, the network's on demand/streaming service, while also airing in syndication in the same way ''TNG'' did. In Canada, the series will be available on [=CraveTV=] and air on Creator/SpaceChannel. In every other country worldwide, [[NoExportForYou except Mainland China]], the series will be streamed to Creator/{{Netflix}}.

Unlike previous shows where the protagonist is always usually TheCaptain, this series mainly concerns the adventures of Cmdr. [[GenderBlenderName Michael Burnham Burnham]] (Sonequa Martin-Green), the NumberTwo on the eponymous USS ''Discovery'' (NCC-1031), during a period when the uneasy cease-fire with the Klingons unexpectedly grows tense. Also introduces Paul Stamets (Anthony Rapp), the franchise's first [[StraightGay openly-gay]] character[[note]]Though, technically, that title might actually go to "Kelvin Timeline" Hikaru Sulu (Creator/JohnCho) who was shown to have a husband in ''Film/StarTrekBeyond''[[/note]]. Despite mostly great reception from fans and critics alike, the show is something of a [[BrokenBase base-breaker]]; one reason being the massive ContinuitySnarl it generated solely from being a ''very'' CosmeticallyAdvancedPrequel (even more so than ''Star Trek: Enterprise''). While many claim it's another reboot, the showrunners keep insisting that it is part of the prime ''Star Trek'' canon.
9th Mar '18 12:39:17 AM tropeminer
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'''''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''''', previously titled as just '''''Enterprise''''' until season 3, ("ENT", 2001-2005) Set from 2151-2155 -- Prequel to the original series. Set a hundred years or so before Kirk and the Federation, when humans are just getting their space legs (and the AppliedPhlebotinum is not nearly as reliable), aboard Earth's first, experimental Warp 5-capable starship, the ''Enterprise'' NX-01 led by Capt. Jonathan Archer (Scott Bakula). It began with a MythArc involving the ''Enterprise'' crew getting caught up in a "Temporal Cold War" being fought by several rival TimeTravel factions, though it gradually fell victim to the TheChrisCarterEffect.

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'''''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''''', previously titled as just '''''Enterprise''''' until season 3, ("ENT", 2001-2005) Set from 2151-2155 -- Prequel to the original series. Set ''The Original Series'' set over a hundred years or so before Kirk and the Federation, voyages of James T. Kirk, when humans are just getting their space legs (and the AppliedPhlebotinum is not nearly as reliable), aboard Earth's first, experimental Warp 5-capable starship, the ''Enterprise'' NX-01 led by Capt. Jonathan Archer (Scott Bakula). It began with a MythArc involving the ''Enterprise'' crew getting caught up in a "Temporal Cold War" being fought by several rival TimeTravel factions, though it gradually fell victim to the TheChrisCarterEffect.



Unlike previous shows where the protagonist is always usually TheCaptain, this series mainly concerns the adventures of Cmdr. Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green), the NumberTwo on the eponymous USS ''Discovery'' (NCC-1031), during a period when the uneasy cease-fire with the Klingons unexpectedly grows tense. Also introduces Paul Stamets (Anthony Rapp), the franchise's first [[StraightGay openly-gay]] character[[note]]Though, technically, that title might actually go to "Kelvin Timeline" Hikaru Sulu (Creator/JohnCho) who was shown to have a husband in ''Film/StarTrekBeyond''[[/note]]. Despite mostly warm reception from fans and critics alike, the show is something of a [[BrokenBase base-breaker]] notably because of the massive ContinuitySnarl it generated solely from being a ''very'' CosmeticallyAdvancedPrequel. While many claim it's obviously another reboot, the showrunners keep insisting that it is part of the prime ''Star Trek'' canon.

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Unlike previous shows where the protagonist is always usually TheCaptain, this series mainly concerns the adventures of Cmdr. Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green), the NumberTwo on the eponymous USS ''Discovery'' (NCC-1031), during a period when the uneasy cease-fire with the Klingons unexpectedly grows tense. Also introduces Paul Stamets (Anthony Rapp), the franchise's first [[StraightGay openly-gay]] character[[note]]Though, technically, that title might actually go to "Kelvin Timeline" Hikaru Sulu (Creator/JohnCho) who was shown to have a husband in ''Film/StarTrekBeyond''[[/note]]. Despite mostly warm great reception from fans and critics alike, the show is something of a [[BrokenBase base-breaker]] notably because of base-breaker]]; one reason being the massive ContinuitySnarl it generated solely from being a ''very'' CosmeticallyAdvancedPrequel. CosmeticallyAdvancedPrequel (even more so than ''Star Trek: Enterprise''). While many claim it's obviously another reboot, the showrunners keep insisting that it is part of the prime ''Star Trek'' canon.
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