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TV shows set in space

Photos Logo Photos | Slide 1 of 23: American actor Leonard Nimoy as Mr. Spock and Canadian actor William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk appear in a scene from 'The Man Trap,' the premiere episode of 'Star Trek,' which aired on September 8, 1966. (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)

'Star Trek' franchise (1966- )

A total of six shows make up the mega-successful series. The original series focuses on the adventures of the starship USS Enterprise, which is led by Captain James T. Kirk, first officer Spock and chief medical officer Leonard McCoy. It goes on to showcase other interstellar adventures across the universe in the other shows.

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