The internet celebrates Star Trek’s 50th birthday
The internet has been bursting with good vibes for the 50th anniversary of the first ever episode of Star Trek: The Original Series, which premiered on this day, September 8th, back in 1966. With fans sharing their favourite memories of the Gene Roddenberry-created show, the outpourings for #StarTrek50 have been heartfelt, emotional, intelligent, humorous, inspiring and enlightening, much like the beloved sci-fi show itself.
Here are some of our favourite posts from Twitter’s collective celebration of Star Trek and its long and rich history.
— Doctor Who Official (@bbcdoctorwho) September 8, 2016
— Albert Einstein (@AlbertEinstein) September 8, 2016
— NASA (@NASA) September 8, 2016
Star Trek is 50 today, celebrate by wearing a red shirt and seeing how long your day lasts. #StarTrek50
— Dave (@Join_Dave) September 8, 2016
— Bob AKA Robert (@BobTrek) August 29, 2016
— Jerome Goolsby (@JLG1956) August 28, 2016
— Ryan Pominville (@RyDPom) August 28, 2016
— Celeste Makow (@celestemakow) September 8, 2016
— Will Stape (@WillStape) August 28, 2016
— Kevin T. Houle (@kevinhoule) September 8, 2016
— JFK Library (@JFKLibrary) September 8, 2016
— Lorraine (@lolopopy) September 8, 2016
#StarTrek50 – It showed a world to strive for. It taught me to think beyond my own experiences & see our world through someone else's eyes.
— Paul Gordon (@paulrgordon) September 8, 2016
— Susan Malthouse-Law (@singinsuse) September 8, 2016
The day has also seen a number of remembrances for young star Anton Yelchin, who tragically passed away earlier this year ahead of the release of Star Trek Beyond, in which he plays Admiral Pavel Andreievich Chekov.
— Katharine Holmes (@GDgeek) August 27, 2016
— CassyC (@CassyC2107) August 28, 2016
— pugmum (@pugmum1) August 28, 2016