It's hard to believe that it's been fifty years since the Starship Enterprise boldly went where no one had gone before... both in pop culture and the real world. Given today's current political and social climates in America and througout the world, the ideals and topics portrayed in the future of Star Trek—racism and diversity, sexism and feminism, militarism and peace—couldn't be any more poignant. Let it also be said that in these trying and stressful times we live in, everyone could possibly benefit from an hour or two of pure escapist enjoyment and stop this whole wide world from spinning for a while.
Luckily there is a new blockbuster Star Trek movie beaming into theaters today.
Here are some other special Star Trek celebrations that have either already taken place this year or will be taking place in the not-too-distant future: