Sept. 8, 2016, marks the 50th anniversary of Star Trek
Sept. 8, 2016, marks the 50th anniversary of Star TrekFacebook/Star Trek

Fifty years after its premiere, "Star Trek" still remains one of the greatest sci-fi franchises in the entertainment history. The original series debuted on NBC back in 1966 and ran for three seasons, after which an animated series, six feature films and four spin-off TV series were developed in the same universe.

Following the adventures of James T. Kirk and the crew of the starship Enterprise, "Star Trek" is probably the only sci-fi show that combined positive futurism with commentary on the current social events in the best possible way.

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of this amazing franchise, let us take a look at some of the most inspiring, delightful and enlightening quotes from the various shows, movies under "Star Trek" banner.

Spock: Fear of death is illogical.

Bones: Fear of death is what keeps us alive.

Captain Kirk: We got no ship, no crew, how're going to get out of this one? Commander Spock: We will find hope in the impossible.

"... a dream that became a reality and spread throughout the stars" - Captain Kirk

Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its 5-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before. - Captain Kirk

Krall: Your captain... why did you sacrifice yourself for him?
Lieutenant Uhura: He would have done the same. And if he made it off that ship, he will come for us.

The farther out we go, the more I find myself wondering what it is we are trying to accomplish.But if the universe is truly endless, then we are not striving for something forever out of reach. - Captain Kirk

Live long, and prosper. - Vulcan salute accompanied by a hand gesture.

Krall: Unity is not your strength. It is a weakness.
Captain Kirk: I think you're underestimating humanity.
Krall: I fought for Humanity! Lost millions to the Xindi and Romulan wars. And for what? For the Federation? To sit me in a Captain's chair and break bread with the enemy!
Captain Kirk: We change. We have to. Or we spend the rest of our lives fighting the same battles.

There's no such thing as the unknown- only things temporarily hidden, temporarily not understood. - Captain Kirk

Spock: [voice] I seem to have a body which stretches into infinity.
Scott: Body? Why, ya have NONE.
Spock: Then, what am I?
Dr. McCoy: You are a disembodied brain.
Spock: Fascinating. It could explain much, Doctor. My medulla oblongata is hard at work apparently breathing, apparently pumping blood, apparently maintaining a normal physiologic temperature.