Captian’s log: September 8, 1966. Our position: inside a studio in a bizarre world called Hollywood. Our mission: create the longest running cult phenomenon television series/movie series/pop culture icon of all time.
In honor of the success of that mission — 45 years later and still Star Trek success marches on — Space.com created this timeline of the hallmarks of the show. Enjoy, Trekkies.
Source: SPACE.com: All about our solar system, outer space and exploration