It's not the franchise that WON'T die. Star Trek is the franchise that CAN'T die. From the classic three-season television series--that's right, just three seasons--to a film series that began in 1979 and ended in 1991.

To a popular cable series--Star Trek: the Next Generation--that spun off its own successful film series. To other successful cable spinoffs/sequels like Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, and Star Trek: Enterprise. And, finally, to a cinema reboot of the franchise in 2009.

Star Trek is as much a part of Americana as baseball. It's not going anywhere. And we don't want it to. I've recently seen a brand new full trailer for this summer's Star Trek Into Darkness.

Guess what? Yep, I can't wait to see it.

Here you go: