Can We Guess Your Age Based on Your Star Trek Opinions?

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Allison Lips

5 Min Quiz

Which captain's crew would you most like to join?

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If you're marathoning a "Star Trek" series, which one are you most likely to choose?

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Which "Star Trek" movie is your favorite?

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How do you feel about the J.J. Abrams reboots?

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Which "Star Trek" spacecraft is the coolest?

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What is your favorite non-human species?

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Which "Star Trek" villain is the most interesting?

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Who is the best second-in-command?

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Which "Star Trek" series had the most stylish uniform?

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Who is your favorite original crew member?

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What is your favorite episode of "The Original Series?"

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How do you feel about the Dominion War?

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How do you feel about Wesley Crusher?

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What is your least favorite "Star Trek" movie?

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Which "The Next Generation" episode is the best?

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Who is your favorite "Star Trek" actor?

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Which character from "The Next Generation" do you prefer?

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Which "Star Trek" food or beverage would you try if you could?

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What is your second favorite "Star Trek" series?

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Who is your favorite non-captain character?

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Which "Voyager" character is the most interesting?

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How do you feel about "Star Trek: Enterprise?"

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Which "Star Trek" planet would you most like to visit?

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Which series or movies would you recommend to someone first getting into "Star Trek?"

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How do you feel about the "Star Trek" novels?

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Is "Star Trek: The Animated Series" essential viewing?

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Do you prefer to be called a Trekkie or Trekker?

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What was your reaction to "Star Trek: Enterprise's" theme song, "Where My Heart Will Take Me?"

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Which is the best modern "Star Trek" television series?

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When you watch a new "Star Trek" movie or TV series, do you think about how Gene Roddenberry would feel about it?

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About This Quiz

The "Star Trek" franchise is massive. There are at least six television series, 13 movies, and hundreds of books with more media constantly being created. While Trekkies disagree on which TV series and movies are the best, they can all agree that "Star Trek: The Original Series" started it all. 

On September 8, 1966, NBC broadcast the first episode of "Star Trek." Initially, the show was not a pop culture phenomenon. Legend has it that "Star Trek" was a total ratings failure and NBC wanted to cancel it almost immediately. However, that wasn't the case. NBC found that "The Original Series" appealed mainly to "upper-income, better-educated males." Fortunately for generations of Trekkies, those viewers gave NBC enough incentive to provide the series with a third season and enough episodes to be syndicated. 

In syndication, "Star Trek" thrived and found a new audience of young viewers, turning the series into a cult classic. Those fans took their passion for the series and created "Star Trek" conventions where they would trade merchandise.

Without that first group of passionate fans, the movies, "Star Trek: The Next Generation," "Star Trek: Voyager," "Star Trek: The Next Generation," the other television shows, and the books never would have been made. Without them, generations of people would not have been inspired "to boldly go where no man has gone before." 

If you love Star Trek, take this quiz! We'll guess if you are an original Trekkie, inherited your love for the series from your parents, or are a latecomer to the franchise. 

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