Star Trek is an iconic sci-fi television series. Debuted in 1966 the series follows the adventures of the USS Starship enterprise under the leadership of their Captain, James T. Kirk and features many now famous characters, including Spock and Jean-Luc Picard. The Star Trek franchise includes several television series, film adaptations, animations, and multiple forms of cultural merchandise. Star Trek has become a cult phenomenon. Fans of Star Trek are called Trekkies. They dress up and go to Star Trek conventions and in one of the languages referenced within the Star Trek universe, Klingon.