Color photograph of Captain Kirk in a yellow shirt with white text in the upper right corner
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Star Trek is science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry. Star Trek aired on NBC from September 8, 1966 to June 3, 1969. The show follows the crew of the starship USS Enterprise as they explore space and go "where no man has gone before". The show takes place in the 23rd century in the Milky Way Galaxy. The original show lasted three seasons and spawned many other television series, movies, and books.
James T. Kirk is the captain of USS starship Enterprise. Captain Kirk was a charismatic leader and pioneer of space exploration who sought out new civilizations. Kirk became Starfleet's youngest captain when he received command of the USS Enterprise for a five-year mission. Starfleet is a deep-space exploratory, peacekeeping, and military service maintained by the United Federation of Planets in the fictional universe of Star Trek.