There have been many threads on Star Wars, including one started by @Huntn on the Star Wars Universe. There are also others which discuss both worlds, that of Star Wars, and that of Star Trek. This thread - which I have been thinking about starting for quite some time, and have done so because I think that there is an interest in the topic - and, more importantly, nobody else has done so - is intended as a place where those of us who have long loved the Star Trek franchise can chat about anything and everything to do with the Star Trek world, such as its TV shows, movies, the science, and the political, cultural and social visions behind the whole thing, too. I would see it as a place where we can discuss everything to do with Star Trek, starting with the original Star Trek series, including the movies, - all of them - and of course, addressing the various TV shows. Individual episodes, too, can be dissected, discussed and explored. As a very small kid I saw Star Trek on TV and loved it; I loved the idea of space travel (and devoured books on the Solar System, space travel, and the cosmos); my hero was Mr Spock who made being a nerd fashionable long before that state of being had been given a name. STNG - Star Trek the Next Generation - was - at its best - an absolute tour de force, - largely thanks to the inspirational choice of Patrick Stewart - a middle aged, balding, British Shakespearean actor who was cast - initially improbably - as the Frenchman Captain Jean-Luc Picard - and really only hit its stride once the third season kicked off. But, even before that, it had shown some tremendous potential: The episode "The Measure Of A Man" in season two was outstanding. DS9 - Deep Space Nine - became compellingly dark, with extraordinary depth - while Voyager could have delivered more on its promise, although the premise was fascinating and some of what it attempted to explore was very good. I daresay that others may wish to discuss "Enterprise"; personally, I thought it the poorest show - or TV series - in the entire franchise by a considerable margin, and failed - completely - to utilise the latent potential in its cast for ensemble acting. Besides, I don't think the lead (Scott Bakula as Jonathan Archer) was all that credible - he struck me as a poor actor, with a poorly conceived and written part. With that, I shall throw this thread open, and extend an invitation to all who would like - or who wish to join in to please feel free to do so.