Star Trek is a science-fiction entertainment series and media franchise. The Star Trek fictional universe created by Gene Roddenberry is the setting of 6 television series, including the original 1966 Star Trek, in addition to over 10 feature films, dozens of computer and video games, hundreds of novels and other fan stories, as well as a themed attraction in Las Vegas. The original TV series alone is one of the biggest cult phenomena of modern times. Star Trek depicts an optimistic, almost utopian future in which humanity has largely overcome such traditional frailties and vices as sickness, racism, poverty, environmental destructiveness, intolerance, warfare, and religious strife on Earth, and has united with other intelligent species in the galaxy. The central characters explore the cosmos, discovering new worlds and encountering new civilizations, while helping to promote peace and understanding.