Star Trek is an American science fiction media franchise originating from the 1960s television series Star Trek, created by Gene Roddenberry. That series, now often known as "The Original Series", debuted on September 8, 1966, and aired for three seasons on NBC.
Featuring a bigger USS Enterprise, Star Trek: The Next Generation series is set 78 years after the original series -- in the 24th century. Instead of Capt. James Kirk, a more mature Capt. Jean-Luc Picard heads the crew of various humans and alien creatures in their adventures in space -- the final frontier.