‘Star Trek’ at 50: Memories from the stars

The future began 50 years ago for “Star Trek” fans.

When NBC aired the show’s first episode on Sept. 8, 1966, Capt. James T. Kirk and the 23rd century crew of the starship Enterprise began a journey that would include an animated series, four TV spinoffs and 13 movies. And another TV series, “Star Trek: Discovery,” launches in January.

To mark the anniversary, many of the actors who brought the various incarnations of “Star Trek” to the screen gathered from Sept. 2 to 4, 2016, at Manhattan's Javits Center for "Star Trek: Mission New York," a convention that drew thousands of fans. Here's a look at 19 of the actors, yesterday and today, as they share their own quintessential “Star Trek” moment and what they loved about their characters.