In Europe the UK and Germany usually are "Star Trek countries".
Elsewhere (like France) it's quite different.
Why? Noone knows. Maybe just luck, if TOS was a success in the ~ 70s it cleared the way for all the other ST productions, if it wasn't noone cared for any ST sequels in following times, too.
And if tyrants take me, And throw me in prison, My thoughts will burst free, Like blossoms in season.
Foundations will crumble, The structure will tumble, And free men will cry:
Thoughts are free!