Hede.io Entry: Star Trek

Star Trek is both an American science fiction TV show created by Gene Roddenberry; first broadcasted in the late 1960s and a media franchise. The Star Trek universe takes place in a utopian future in which humanity coexists with other alien species under a system known as the United Federation of Planets ("the Federation").

Star Trek is well known for its use of futuristic technologies in its story lines such as holodeck, transporter, phaser and cloaking technology. Star Trek's main technology is the warp engine which enables faster than light travel by distorting subspace. The field generated by a warp engine is measured in units called "cochrane" after Earth's inventor of warp drive Zefram Cochrane.

The official website for Star Trek is www.startrek.com.

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