Star Trek actor Avery Brooks' childhood prepared him for his biggest role

Brooks learned many things in his childhood, enabling him to embody the perfect Star Trek leader.

11 celebrities who were almost cast on 'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine'

Darth Vader as the Captain? Say it ain't Sisko!

The first appearances of 23 classic Star Trek aliens, catchphrases, terms and more

Here's where to spot the first Klingon, mind meld, "make it so" and more.

8 bone-chilling Star Trek episodes

Bring in the spooky season with some of the spookiest episodes across the Star Trek franchise!

Quark actor Armin Shimmerman once pitched an animated Ferengi series

The concept was developed, but the studio "didn't want a space cartoon show".

Nana Visitor once wanted to be Captain Janeway

"I said, 'I can do both!' … I don’t know what I was thinking."

The Waltons' ''Sweet Billy'' appeared on three different Star Trek series

He went from Walton's Mountain to the final frontier.

Your best #AllStarTrek tweets from the week of June 21

"How to sum up Dukat's insanity in one screenshot."

Your best #AllStarTrek tweets from the week of May 17

"Do they still sing songs of the Great Tribble Hunt?"

Deep Space Nine Writers Wanted to Return to the Gangster Planet

They wanted to boldly go back to a fan favorite!

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine was almost a Western

What do you think of ''The Rifleman in Space'' as a Trek series?

Your best #AllStarTrek tweets from the week of April 6

"I'm Sub-Commander T'al. May I take your order?"

Your best #AllStarTrek tweets from the week of March 15

"No joke: this is what it feels like when you walk into a store/restaurant after a historical reenactment or convention."

Your best #AllStarTrek tweets from the week of March 1

"Candyman, Candyman...Jake Sisko!"

Your best #AllStarTrek tweets from the week of Feb 16

"There's nothing deadlier than a catfish-faced perfume assassin with Christmas tree ornaments in his hair."

Your best #AllStarTrek tweets from the week of Dec 1

"Khan. Just Khan. Like Cher or Madonna."

An Iowa artist made Star Trek sculptures out of butter

See the Enterprise and its crew made of pure, creamy butter.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine documentary to make its premiere in October

The fan-funded 'What We Left Behind' looks back at the beloved series.

R.I.P. Harlan Ellison, the sci-fi writer behind the greatest Star Trek episode

The author won a Hugo Award for his script for "City on the Edge of Forever."

Rumpelstiltskin on Deep Space Nine was originally going to be a leprechaun

The script described a “tiny man, complete with green suit, three-pointed hat, large buckled shoes and carrot red hair…"

5 big names with bit parts on Star Trek

There are no small parts, just small actors, right?

'Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan' hits theaters for 35th anniversary

You can once again yell "KHAAAAAAAN!" at a big screen.

Your Best #AllStarTrek Tweets from July 30

One of the perks of Monday morning is getting to comb through the gems our favorite Trekkies tweeted during our Sunday Trek... MORE

5 leading ladies who love star Trek

These celebrity Trekkies should appear in the Star Trek universe.

Gucci catches on that Star Trek is awesome with "Gucci and Beyond"

The fashion house features transporters and aliens in its latest collection.

Your Best #AllStarTrek Tweets from July 23

"I shall go to the mines for about ten minutes, then talk about it to the girls at yoga..."

Star Trek references pop up everywhere in pop music, from the Beastie Boys to Lady Gaga

Listen to a 13-song playlist of Trek-referencing pop songs, from the Weeknd to Jimmy Buffet.

Your best #AllStarTrek Tweets from July 16

Opt for spending the day with like-minded Trek fans on Twitter.

Your best #allstartrektweets from July 9

When you get to spend your Sunday night watching Star Trek, it doesn't seem so scary anymore!

The 'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine' promenade is filled with references to other sci-fi franchises

The Jetsons and The Man from U.N.C.L.E. had a hidden presence on the space station.

Your best #AllStarTrek tweets from January 8

You've done it again! Here are your awesome #AllStarTrek tweets.

New year, new great #AllStartrek tweets

#AllStarTrek is the best way to start off the new year.

its a deep space nine christmas

"Simply commanding a wonderful Deep Space Nine"

Top AllStarTrek tweets

A long holiday weekend in the captain's log.

Mondays and allstartrek

We went beyond the farthest star...

Catching up with Alexander Siddig

Even after Game of Thrones and Peaky Blinders, he stays loyal to Star Trek fans.

Another week another allstartrek

This was an emotional rollercoaster for some of our favorite female characters.

8 fantastic ferengi facts about max grodenchik

Star Trek and (almost) professional baseball player

The results are in: Your best #AllStarTrek tweets of the week

The time may have changed, but #AllStarTrek remains the same!

6 adorable pets of the Star Trek universe

Humans, Vulcans and Klingons alike all love their cuddly pets.

Canadian brewery makes 50th Anniversary Star Trek beer

One brewery in Halifax is combining its love for Star Trek and suds.

William Shatner is pushing for a Star Trek musical

The actor hopes to celebrate the show's 50th anniversary with a special and some songs.

Yep, it's #AllStarTrek tweet recap time: Halloween edition!

We might have started over with TOS, but you guys are staying fresh.

Star Trek creator's lost files found

50 years after the original series' release, lost documents by Gene Roddenberry were found.

Dress exactly like Kirk and Spock with these new velour Trek tunics

These awesome replica costumes look like they walked straight off the set in 1966.

#AllStarTrek Strikes Again

Bottom line: 7 of 9 has finally arrived!

A cartoon about a heroic Gene Roddenberry rescue goes viral

The Star Trek creator rescued passengers from a plane crash in the Syrian desert. A comic strip tells the tale.

A Crusher family reunion

A British Trek convention brings together Beverly and Wesley.

Your best #AllStarTrek tweets, Week 14

Bottom line: We've got some pretty cool promos.

Five snacks from Star Trek you can try at home

Nothing sets a party off like Klingon bloodwine.

This week's best #AllStarTrek tweets

Read the best viewer tweets from the first weekend in October.

#AllStarTrek Week Ten

How are we already at week ten??

Captain's Log: Your best #AllStarTrek tweets, week eight

From funny to heartfelt, these were are favorite fan tweets of the week.

It's time for "Trekkie" to no longer be a dirty word

Stop fighting! Trekkies and Trekkers are one and the same.

Your top tweets from our #AllStarTrek 50th anniversary celebration

You had some great things to say about our special Star Trek docs and Animated Series premiere.

#AllStarTrek Tweets Week Six

The #AllStarTrek crew killed it this week with some great tweets, jokes, and conversations.

Celebrate Star Trek's 50th anniversary with documentaries on H&I on September 4!

'Star Trek: The Animated Series' joins the All Star Trek Sunday lineup!

#AllStarTrek Week Five

Week Five called for a particularly graphic episode of The Next Generation.

Your best #AllStarTrek tweets, week four

We are four weeks in to All Star Trek on Heroes & Icons.

Your best #AllStarTrek tweets, week three

You had some fun with Data's evil twin.

Your best #AllStarTrek Tweets week one

Because things are better when shared.

Try not to cry while watching the new trailer for the Spock documentary

It is okay for Vulcans to show emotion with this. The movie comes out September 9.

Star Trek’s Klingon transformation explained

Why do the Klingons of 'The Original Series' look so different from those in the other series?

7 surprising musician cameos on Star Trek series

Punks, hippies and John Tesh have made appearances on Star Trek shows.

William Shatner will headline a 'Star Trek' panel at Comic Con

The original Captain Kirk joins the impressive panel.

12 fascinating facts about 'Star Trek: The Animated Series'

The cartoon featured many Star Trek firsts, such as the Holodeck and scripts from cast members. Did you know it also featured... MORE

13 spectacular TV shows and episodes about shrinking people

Thanks to special effects, characters have been getting microscopic for decades. Here are some highlights of shrinking heroes... MORE

8 things about George Takei that will make you say "Oh, My!"

You can thank Sulu for the Los Angeles subway system.

Massive 'Star Trek' convention announced for September

The celebration keeps getting bigger for Star Trek's 50th anniversary. CBS and ReedPOP announced a major convention coming... MORE

You can now send Star Trek themed emojis

Emoji Tap announced it's releasing emojis based on the original TV series.

Concert tour planned to celebrate Star Trek's 50th anniversary

The 100-city concert tour will bring together the franchise's best musical moments.

US Postal Service Releases Star Trek Themed Stamps

The vibrant stamps commemorate the 50th anniversary of the show's original run.