Original cast members pay tribute to "Star Trek" on 50th anniversary

To commemorate the occasion, Facebook has chose to come up with custom reactions as a tribute. Trekkies (or Trekkers) and causal fans can now comment on a series of Star Trek related posts (or any other subjects) in a Star Trek themed way.

Shepard said the reactions will be available for a limited time to some Star Trek fans in the USA and Canada. What could possibly make Kirk laugh, while leaving Spock shocked, a Klingon angry and Geordi La Forge in tears? Spock's face is used for "Wow", which seems odd considering that would be the last reaction Spock would ever have.

Today, after five decades of living long and prospering, Facebook is honoring the 50th anniversary of the series with a custom set of reaction buttons.

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And while the latest movie, "Star Trek Beyond" released in 2016, has replaced William Shatner with Chris Pine in the role of Kirk, the series shows no sign of stopping half a century later. They're prompted to do so by a greeting including the USS Enterprise.

A longtime fan of science fiction and fantasy, West really got hooked on "Star Trek" with the premiere of "Start Trek: The Next Generation".

Reflecting on "Star Trek's" legacy this summer at San Diego Comic-Con, Shatner called it "such a remarkable thing to be connected with", adding, "I$3 n this 50 years, this mere television show and its various iterations have expanded to affect a great deal of our culture far beyond anything we know". "We wanted to mark this fun, nostalgic moment and help the passionate community of Star Trek fans celebrate in some unique ways on Facebook", Facebook Messenger marketing lead Lindsey Shepard wrote in a Medium post. These buttons are only available in certain countries (like Canada and the U.S.) and will only appear for a limited time.

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