Star Trek is undeniably one of the single most influential and enduring pop culture phenomena in history. The franchise began over half a century ago and shows no sign of stopping anytime soon.
While Star Trek has certainly made a name for itself in the world of film over the last several decades, the franchise's genesis and rise to prominence began with television.
The original Star Trek series, which debuted in 1966, was not only a vessel for a forward-thinking and incredible sci-fi drama in its time, but would also spawn six more television programs (in addition to the aforementioned film series.)
However, while none of the Star Trek shows have been objectively bad by any stretch of the imagination, some have lived up to the franchise's reputation of progress, innovation, and adventure much better than others.
So, let's take an in-depth look at all the shows this beloved franchise has given us over the years, and decide which of them boldly went where no TV show had gone before, and which went there in a slightly more reserved fashion.