To Boldly Go: The Future of Star Trek is a beautifully rendered HTML5 website that takes you through the history of Star Trek, both in the form of an interactive timeline and a look into the key moments throughout the franchise. Check it out after the jump.
The Star Trek Timeline
Over at his blog, Tom Bennet has created a fun interactive way to move through the history of the Star Trek franchise. The timeline itself puts the various productions (TV series and movies) into real-life historical context, with fun tid-bits and videos related to each production.
A detailed history
Scroll down from the timeline to reveal a more detailed history of Trek. Here Bennet has taken the time to explain the modern context of various productions (e.g. TNG as a sequel to TOS and its eventual success with 20 million viewers a week) and uses examples from some of our favorite Trek moments like TNG’s “All Good Things…” and DS9’s “What You Leave Behind”.
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An Opinionated Commentary
The blog is heavily focused on a rather polarizing issue in Trek fandom these days: namely, whether or not JJ Trek has helped or hindered the franchise. There are very strong views on both sides of this topic, but we ask that you view Tom’s site in the spirit in which it’s intended: as a very cool journey through the incredibly rich world that Gene Roddenberry and others have given us.