Star Trek: The Original Series -- Opening Sequence

Publication/Creation Date
Gene Roddenberry (creator)
William Shatner (contributor)
Media Type
Television Show
Persuasive Intent
Star Trek is an American science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry that follows the adventures of the starship USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) and its crew. It later acquired the retronym of Star Trek: The Original Series (Star Trek: TOS or simply TOS) to distinguish the show within the media franchise that it began.
The show is set in the Milky Way galaxy, roughly during the 2260s. The ship and crew are led by Captain James T. Kirk (William Shatner), first officer and science officer Spock (Leonard Nimoy), and chief medical officer Leonard McCoy (DeForest Kelley). Shatner's voice-over introduction during each episode's opening credits stated the starship's purpose:
"Space—the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission—to explore strange new worlds—to seek out new life and new civilizations—to boldly go where no man has gone before".
HCI Platform
Discursive Type
Objects Of Allusions
Location on Body
Entire Body
Living, Exploring
Technology Keywords

Date archived
May 1 2018
Last edited
January 28 2019
How to cite this entry
Gene Roddenberry. (1966). " Star Trek: The Original Series -- Opening Sequence". Star Trek: The Original Series. Desilu Productions, Paramount Pictures. Fabric of Digital Life.