The original “Star Trek” series, which ran from 1966 to 1969, is widely accepted as a television classic, so it’s surprising that it failed to win a single Emmy Award despite earning 13 nominations. Fortunately, the series was revived in a number of spinoffs over the years that each received far more love from Emmy voters, winning 34 Emmys out of 142 nominations. And there’s a new “Star Trek” series on the way that could add to that total: “Star Trek: Discovery” premieres on CBS on September 24 with all subsequent episodes to stream exclusively on CBS All Access. While we eagerly await that series, click through our gallery above of every single episode from the “Star Trek” universe that earned Emmy Awards.
Debuting in 1987, the first spinoff, “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” was set in the 24th century with Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) in command of the Enterprise-D, the fifth starship to carry that name. The series aired in first-run syndication for seven seasons, ending in 1994, but it went on to spawn four feature films over the next eight years. During its run the series earned a whopping 58 Emmy nominations and won 19 trophies. More impressively, it became the first and to date only syndicated series to earn an Emmy nomination for Best Drama Series when it finally contended for the top prize in 1994 for its farewell season.
A year before “The Next Generation” signed off, 1993 saw the debut of a second “Star Trek” spinoff: “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” which starred Avery Brooks as Commander Benjamin Sisko, who reluctantly takes command of a derelict space station located next to a wormhole that served as the catalyst for much of the show’s conflicts. The series earned 32 Emmy nominations and four wins during its seven-season run. It signed off in 1999.
In 1995 “Star Trek: Voyager” debuted with Kate Mulgrew as Kathryn Janeway, the first female captain as a lead character in the “Star Trek” television universe. This series centered around a starship that is flung into the far reaches of the galaxy and also aired for seven seasons, ending in 2001. The UPN series picked up seven Emmy wins out of its 35 nominations.
UPN brought the franchise back just a few months after “Voyager” went off the air with “Star Trek: Enterprise,” a prequel set 100 years prior to the events of the original series. Despite lasting only four seasons, the series earned 17 Emmy nominations and won four times.
Now the Emmys will get another chance to reward “Star Trek” when the latest incarnation “Star Trek: Discovery” debuts this fall, more than 12 years after “Enterprise” ended in 2005. The series is another prequel, this one set approximately a decade before the events of the original series. It’s co-created by Bryan Fuller and features one of the most diverse casts of any “Star Trek” property, led by “The Walking Dead” alum Sonequa Martin-Green as first officer Michael Burnham. Will “Discovery” add more Emmy statues to the “Star Trek” mantel?
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