Nearly fifty-two years after the original series debuted on television, Star Trek is still with us. CBS All Access has picked up another season of Star Trek: Discovery, which will return next year. A third installment in the rebooted film series is in the planning stages, with the script possibly being written by Quentin Tarantino. And Nicholas Meyer, who was heavily involved in the original film series — he directed the most beloved of the original films, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan — has confirmed he’s been working on a new Star Trek project for TV. And all this from a show that, in today’s TV landscape, would not have been considered very successful, having been canceled after just three seasons. So what was it about Star Trek that gave it such an amazing lifespan after it had been left for dead? We asked the original Captain Kirk, William Shatner, to give us his thoughts. (Click on the media bar below to hear William Shatner)

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