We’re calling explorers from all corners of the universe to celebrate Star Trek’s 55th anniversary on September 8 in a virtual event featuring 10 of your favorite series from the franchise!
Star Trek Day is the second virtual event of its kind, following up 2020’s first edition. As something that was never done before, the 2020 celebration was indeed unique, heartfelt and an overall treat to fans. Now the stakes are higher as Star Trek Day 2021 must live up to expectations.
September 8 is a special day. Fans will know on the back of their hands that it was the debut day of the pilot episode (The Man Trap) from the original Star Trek series. Kicking off the live stream at 5:30 PM, PT/8:30 PM, ET, will be Wil Wheaton and Mica Burton, hosting this year’s Star Trek Day.
Expect: In-person interviews, Gene Roddenberry 100th birthday panel, legacy moments from 10 series, surprise announcements and a live orchestra throughout the evening from Jeff Russo, whose tunes you’ve already heard in the main themes of Star Trek: Discovery and Picard. Oops, we forgot to add, “and more!”
Here are more details about the panels:
Star Trek: Prodigy: Brett Gray and Dee Bradley Baker from voice cast joined by executive producers Kevin and Dan Hageman and co-executive producer/director, Ben Hibon.
Star Trek: Discovery: Cast Wilson Cruz, Blu del Barrio and Ian Alexander, and co-showrunner and executive producer Michelle Paradise.
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds: Cast Anson Mount, Rebecca Romijn and Ethan Peck, alongside co-showrunners and executive producers Akiva Goldsman and Henry Alonso Myers.
Star Trek: Lower Decks: Voice cast Noël Wells and Eugene Cordero, with Mike McMahan, series creator, showrunner and executive producer.
Star Trek: Picard: Cast Patrick Stewart and Jeri Ryan, along with co-showrunner and executive producer Akiva Goldsman. Bonus: Special live performance from Isa Briones, singing “Blue Skies,” from Picard Season 1 finale.
Serve yourself a nice dose of nostalgia with this trailer for the event:
Fans can catch the live stream on StarTrek.com/Day which will also be available for free live streaming on Paramount+ and Paramount+’s Twitch Page. Later, it will available on-demand on Paramount+ and its YouTube channel.
The legacy of 55 years and counting is a big deal. With newer entries to the franchise like Discovery, Picard, Strange New Worlds, Lower Decks and Prodigy, Star Trek is constantly reeling in new fans to discover the world beyond the stars.
Seeing the new and the old, all in one evening is sure to be a grand affair. Be there!
About Star Trek
Star Trek is an American science fiction media franchise originating from the 1960s television series Star Trek, created by Gene Roddenberry. That series, now often known as “The Original Series“, debuted on September 8, 1966, and aired for three seasons on NBC.
In creating Star Trek, Roddenberry was inspired by C. S. Forester’s Horatio Hornblower series of novels, Jonathan Swift‘s 1726 novel Gulliver’s Travels, the 1956 film Forbidden Planet, and television westerns such as Wagon Train.
The Star Trek canon includes the Original Series, nine spin-off television series, and a film franchise; further adaptations also exist in several media.
Source: Star Trek