Since its arrival in 1966, Star Trek has amassed an incredible following of loyal and dedicated fans. With more than 50 years worth of episodes (and still counting), movies, books, games, comics, spin-offs galore and countless references in movies and pop culture over the last half a century, Star Trek truly has been one of the most influential creations of our time. The spread of its influence is so vast, even non-fans, who’ve never seen an episode, tend to know Star Trek facts without ever having intended to. A big part of its longevity comes down to the fact that the Star Trek universe is ever-evolving.
As our world changes, so does theirs, and always in just the right way to draw in a new generation of fans. With yet another film adaptation currently underway, now is the perfect time to take a peek into the history of the Star Trek universe. Join us as we delve into the depths of Star Trek history, unearthing all of your favorite characters and revealing what’s become of the actors who played them. You will, of course, be reunited with all your favorites, along with a few actors who were unknown when they first appeared on the show but who made it big after their time on the starship USS Enterprise. Get set for some surprises!
B’Elanna Torres – Roxann Dawson
Kicking off this list is our favorite part-human, part-Klingon engineer, B’Elanna Torres. Played by Roxann Dawson, Torres graced our screens in the full, seven-season suite of Star Trek: Voyager. The talented Dawson also made her directorial debut during this time. With such a brilliant platform, Dawson enjoyed a solid television career, staring in a number of other shows while simultaneously making a big impression as a talented director.
The multi-talented woman directed some of our favorite episodes of Charmed, The Mentalist, The O.C., Cold Case, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and Lost. Lately, she’s turned her talents to producing with credits on a number of successful shows, including Cold Case, Crossing Jordan, and Scandal.