Star Trek

Brandon Stacy (Spock), Brian Gross (Kirk) and Jeff Bond (McCoy) on the bridge of the Enterprise.
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Star Trek Beyond opens in movie theaters nationwide July 22. It's the latest entry in a franchise that started on NBC-TV way back in 1966. No other TV show has energized fans and powered spin-offs and "reboots" over the last half-century like it has. Two Kalamazoo Star Trek fans think they know why.

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The first mission of the starship USS Enterprise ended abruptly in 1969. But a dedicated group of fans and professionals refuses to let the original version of Star Trek die. And scripts for two of the new Star Trek: Phase Two missions have been written in Kalamazoo.