“The Human Adventure Is Just Beginning…” Closing line of Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Stardate: 7412.6
2019 marks the 40th Anniversary of Star Trek: The Motion Picture which premiered on this date. 1979 was the release date for this first Star Trek movie.
Originally slated to be a pilot episode for a new television series called Star Trek: Phase II, it was switched to a movie after the success of Star Wars. Which brought things back into full circle as George Lucas use to pause his script writing duties to watch original Star Trek episodes.