The "Star Trek" franchise was headed for a quick death until Lucille Ball overruled the board of directors at Desilu productions. More than 50 years later, the franchise thrives with its 7th series, "Star Trek Discovery."  A recurring character from the 4th series, "Deep Space Nine," has passed away. Aaron Eisenberg played Ferengi con man "Nog." The cause of death has not been released. His widow posted on Facebook, "He was an intelligent, humble, funny, emphatic soul." Aaron Eisenberg was 50.

[CNN]