Fans wish happy birthday to Star Trek: 'The world's best-looking 50-year-old'


It has been 50 years since the first episode of Star Trek was broadcast, bringing Mr Spock, Captain Kirk and Lieutenant Nyota Uhura to our TV screens.

Leonard Nimoy as Spock and William Shatner as Kirk
Leonard Nimoy as Spock and William Shatner as Kirk in the original Star Trek TV series (Globe Photos/Zuma Press/PA)

Naturally, Trekkies are excited.

Fans paid tribute to the timeless TV show on its birthday.

One fan yearned for her own moment of tenderness like Captain Kirk and Mr Spock.

People paid tribute to the show, which featured a diverse cast and the first inter-racial kiss between a white man (Kirk) and a black woman (Uhura, as played by Nichelle Nichols) on television.

image from BFI (British Film Institute) showing the famous clinch between Captain Kirk and Lieutenant Uhura, played by William Shatner and Nichelle Nichols, in a Star Trek episode in 1968, which as one of the earliest known inter-racial kiss on British television.

And when Star Trek asked for selfies to celebrate the birthday...

Fans happily obliged.

The most appropriate way to celebrate the show's half-centennial? Watch it all over again!