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  • From it’s original run in the late 60s, Star Trek: The Original Series would be Vindicated by Reruns throughout The '70s that would slowly build a massive worldwide fanbase with it’s appeal towards progressive, utopian ideals and scientific exploration. The franchise would garner enough public interest to have it continue with a film series and six more television shows produced from The '80s all the way to Present Day becoming one of the biggest sci-fi entertainment franchises in history (possibly rivaled only by Star Wars). Aside from over 50 years of content (admittedly, of varying quality), the franchise became remarkably influential in terms of civil-rights social reform and even, in some cases, technological development. The franchise would also serve as a career launchpad/Star-Making Role for countless beloved actors and creators.

    When put into perspective, this all started from a "failed" TV show that lasted only 3 seasons. If that isn’t extraordinary, nothing is.
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