History of Star Trek: 55 Years Ago and Today

Star Trek premiered on NBC TV on September 8, 1966… 55 years ago. It is my favorite show; I was glued to the TV for the first episode and every one after that. It had a significant influence on my life in my choice of a career in technology.

The show represented an optimistic vision of the future where challenges of poverty and hunger had been addressed. But many other issues — relevant…