The Television Critics Association has just announced this year's winners of the annual TCA Awards and it's no surprise that Star Trek has once again been honored by the association. Star Trek: The Original Series has been given the TCA Heritage Award for its timely message of hope.
The news comes from StarTrek.com in a statement.
"The Television Critics Association (TCA) was proud to bestow the Heritage Award upon Gene Roddenberry's landmark 1966 sci-fi epic Star Trek, in recognition of the groundbreaking series which brought the future to life — illustrating a unique vision that is equal parts hopeful and cautious as it explored issues such as bigotry, religion, politics, sexism, and human rights through timeless stories of love, war, intrigue, and adventure in outer space — with the help of a strong cast that was among the first to feature an African-American actress in a significant leading role," the statement read.
It's a fitting honor to be given so soon after Star Trek celebrated its 54th-anniversary last week. Needless to say, Trekkies are proud of what the show has accomplished in the past decades.
Star Trek: The Original Series first aired in 1966 and starred William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk, Leonard Nimoy as Spock, George Takei as Hikaru Sulu, DeForest Kelley as Dr. Leonard 'Bones' McCoy, James Doohan as Montgomery 'Scotty' Scott, Nichelle Nichols as Nyota Uhura, and Walter Koenig as Pavel Chekov.