Star Trek (the original series) was quite a progressive take on the future for a show filmed in a generation that wasn't as open minded as their future kin from a star date far, far away. In fact, Star Trek had an incredible cultural impact and many things people find common today actually originated on the classic sci-fi series.
Why is Star Trek so popular? That's not a rhetorical question, we actually have the answer: accessibility. Despite its reputation as nerd fodder, the original show was actually a tightly paced, archetypal, and cool exploration of a possible future of the human race.
Creator Gene Roddenberry was a visionary, and many of his predictions and ideas actually came true. What common place ideas and inventions that have changed the world came from Star Trek? Read through the list below to find out. Collection Photo: CBS, Paramount Picturs