Over the course of 50 years, with 13 feature films and 6 television series, Star Trek and its franchise have become a core component of modern-day culture. In fact, has influenced modern day space travel to present technological inventions in a very significant manner. Additionally, it has entertained a whole new generation of, entrepreneurs, celebrities to tech wizards, to explore and innovate and take ideas to where no has boldly gone before. So here are planet's most exciting and famous Trekkies:

Jeff Bezos

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Jeff Bezos
There is no better name to start this list with other than the founder of Amazon and the space company Blue Origin. The billionaire even played an alien in the recent Star Trek Beyond. In interviews, Bezos has often spoken of his love for Star Trek. In fact, Bezos' Star Trek inspired hobbies includes gliding about in a submarine looking for old NASA rockets, reports Independent.

Stephen Hawking

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Stephen Hawking
Yes, Stephen Hawking, one of the brilliant minds on the planet, famously played himself (as a computer reconstruction) on the Next Generation episode "Descent". While on the set he wanted to see the Enterprise's warp engine room set. After seeing it he commented, "I am working on that," indicating his recent research into warp drive like technologies.

Barack Obama

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Barack Obama
Obama's Star Trek love came to the public after Leonard Nimoy, who played Spock in The Original Series, revealed that he was greeted by then-President of the United States with the Vulcan salute. Notably, Obama even requested a screening of one the Star Trek films at the White House.

Chris Hadfield

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Chris Hadfield
Chris Hadfield, the famous Canadian astronaut, and writer is a self-professed Trekkie. Whose public exchanges on social media from Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, and Google+, from space, includes interactions with William Shatner and other Star Trek actors are famous.

Richard Branson

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Richard Branson
The British self-made billionaire Sir Richard Branson is another one amongst the long list of famous Trekkies. Branson, who founded the space tourism company Virgin Galactic, named one of its first spacecraft VSS Enterprise and second one VSS Voyager. Interestingly, Branson invited William Shatner, the man who portrayed Captain Kirk in the original series, to fly one one of the Virgin Galactic flights. Ironically, Shatner turned down the opportunity citing his fear of flying.