The Star Trek franchise is timeless. Not only do its themes transcend eras, but Gene Roddenberry's original vision has continued to resonate through 13 movies and an astounding eight television series. The total number of seasons and episodes, and hopefully soon the number of films too, continues to rise. Star Trek may have begun in 1966, but it feels like in 2020 we are still on the upswing. Here's a list of 10 websites to help get your fandom on in different ways.

1. Memory Alpha: What can top this encyclopedia of all things Star Trek? That's right, nothing. If you're old enough, you might remember browsing through technical manuals in the 1970's and 80's or the Star Trek Encyclopedia by Michael and Denise Okuda in the 90's. Memory Alpha is the mother load of it all. Every piece of Star Trek canon is here. It also has a lot of behind the scenes real life information.

2. Ex Astris Scientia: While Memory Alpha is managed by a host of editors, this project is the baby of one dedicated fan. It's a thing of beauty. Founded back in 1998, Ex Astris Scientia includes lots of canon information, but it also goes beyond to discuss and understand the implications of everything Trek--scientific, philosophical, and artistic. It also neatly maps to tons of other Star Trek information, sites and resources.

3. Trek Movie: Despite the title, they cover it all. If you want the latest Trek news, this is where you go because no site is more up to date on the latest happenings of Star Trek. The website gets its title from when it was founded: back in 2006 when J.J. Abrams signed on to do the first reboot film. Trek Movie started reporting on the production developments of what would eventually become Star Trek (2009). They grew from there.

4. Jammer's Reviews: Here you'll find reviews on everything. I mean everything. If it's Star Trek, Jammer's reviewed it. The site is always fair, insightful and timely. The best part is that it's all from a fan's perspective, without going all fanboy-style. If you look closely, you might also see reviews on a few shows beyond the Star Trek franchise like Battlestar Galactica.

5. Star Trek Minutia: Here's an off course trek into a different sector. As the title indicates, the site finds clever ways to highlight what many might find small or insignificant. It's also quite funny at times. One thing I can guarantee: You will find something here you didn't already know. Star Trek Minutia is worth a visit.

6. The Trek BBS: Want to connect with other Trekkies? The Trek BBS is the place to do it. Yes, it's an old-school forum in the style of the early 2000s. However, the organization is first rate. You'll find poignant conversations running the whole gamut of Star Trek. Start a new discussion or join one that's already happening. You'll never get bored of talking Trek here.

7. Independence Fleet: If you want to take your connection with other fans to a another level, try a Star Trek role playing game in Independence Fleet. There are quite a few role play groups out there, but this one has a clean neat site that's easy to navigate and find what you're looking for. They have groups of differing styles from all eras of Trek to choose from.

8. Trek Core: Star Trek multimedia galore. This library is impressive on every level. Photos, soundbites and other media from all eras of Star Trek. It's easy to lose yourself in this site just going through all the amazing content. Another guarantee: You will find something here that makes you say, "Wow."

9. Memory Beta: Brining it back full circle to #1 on our list, this is the database for everything non-canon. All those novels, video games, RPG games, comics and anything else that you loved that isn't official Star Trek history can be found here. Like Memory Alpha, Memory Beta is managed by a team of fandom contributors. Maybe become one yourself?

10. What list would be complete without the official Star Trek site, or as they call it, "The Official gateway to the final frontier"? There's a lot here and it's really improved over the years as they've taken a more collaborative approach with fan sites. I know, don't remind me about Axanar. It's not official until it's in

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