Star Trek was produced from September 1966 to December 1967 by Norway Productions and Desilu Productions, and by Paramount Television from January 1968 to June 1969. Star Trek aired on NBC from September 8, 1966, to June 3, 1969. The series became a hit, remaining so throughout the 1970’s, achieving cult classic status and a developing influence on popular culture.
Star Trek is set in the Milky Way galaxy, roughly during the 2260’s. The ship and crew are led by Captain James Kirk, First Officer and Science Officer Spock, and Chief Medical Officer Leonard McCoy. Shatner’s introduction during each episode’s opening credits stated the starship’s purpose:
Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.
‘Beam me up, Scotty’ is a catchphrase that made its way into a popular culture from the science fiction television series Star Trek. It comes from the command Captain Kirk gives chief engineer, Montgomery ‘Scotty’ Scott, when he needs to be transported back to the Starship Enterprise.
Though it has become irrevocably associated with the series, the exact phrase was never actually spoken in any Star Trek episode. Despite this, the phrase has become a phrase of its own over time. It can be used to describe one’s desire to be elsewhere, technology such as teleportation, slang for certain drugs, or as a phrase to show appreciation and association TV show.