In 1966 Star Trek-creator Gene Roddenberry conceived a truly exceptional TV show. So exceptional in fact, that fans around the world are still fascinated by it, even after 40 years! What will be the future of the franchise? In what direction will Star Trek (have to) evolve over time? Or is there even a future for the series as we know it? These are all very good questions, to which I can’t give you an answer right now. All I know is: time will tell. Besides, there are more than enough texts on the web analyzing this phenomenon, so let me just say this today: Happy Birthday, Star Trek!