Since its debut in 1966, Star Trek has inspired an additional four television series and a dozen motion pictures. Conceived as a "Wagon Train to the stars" by creator Gene Roddenberry, Star Trek has reflected the cultural and political issues of the present day while imagining a future where space travel is an everyday routine and worlds have overcome the need for war. Its influence has expanded beyond the bounds of television and science fiction, being cited as an inspiration for several technological innovations such as cell phones, tablet computers, and GPS trackers. The TV and movie series have won numerous awards for excellence in writing, acting and production. Browse our Star Trek stamp collection.