Several centuries after Star Trek's demise, it grew from a loose following of nerds with skin conditions to a full blown religion. Like anything that gains power, world leaders were scared stiff of the idea and banned the show and movies. This prompted the Star Trek Wars*. The followers lost and the remaining members were killed in volcanoes and the tapes were sent to Omega 3, the forbidden planet.
* Not to be confused with the Star Wars Trek, the mass pillgrimage of Star Wars followers.