PARAMOUNT+ INVITES FANS TO A SPECIAL LIVE-STREAMED “STAR TREK DAY” CELEBRATION ON SEPT. 8
Paramount+’s Second Annual “Star Trek Day” Celebration Honors the Momentous
55th Anniversary of the “Star Trek: The Original Series” Television Premiere
Live from the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, the Celebration Includes
Back-to-Back Conversations with Cast and Creatives
from Across the “Star Trek” Universe, a Live Orchestra, Exclusive News
from the “Star Trek” Series on Paramount+ and More
In Celebration of “Star Trek Day,” #StarTrekUnitedGives Returns to
Raise Funds and Support Organizations that Champion
Equality, Social Justice, the Arts and Innovation
Click Here for the Official “Star Trek Day” Trailer
August 25, 2021 – Join Paramount+ and fans from around the world for a live-streamed celebration of Star Trek Day on Wednesday, Sept. 8 at 5:30 PM, PT/8:30 PM, ET*. Live from the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, Calif., Star Trek Day will be hosted by Wil Wheaton and Mica Burton and feature back-to-back in-person conversations with cast members and creative minds from the “Star Trek” Universe, “legacy moments” with iconic cast, plus surprise appearances, announcements and reveals throughout. The live-streamed celebration and additional information on Star Trek Day programming and initiatives can be found at StarTrek.com/Day.
On Sept. 8, 1966, “Star Trek” graced television screens for the first time with “The Man Trap,” the pilot episode of “Star Trek: The Original Series.” On that day, “Star Trek” creator Gene Roddenberry introduced audiences to a world that championed diversity, inclusion, acceptance and hope. Fifty-five years later, Paramount+ will honor this important day and the franchise’s enduring legacy with the service’s second annual Star Trek Day celebration, providing fans with a memorable way to enjoy and celebrate all things “Star Trek.”
Additional information on the Star Trek Day live-streamed celebration and initiatives is below:
“STAR TREK DAY” GLOBAL LIVE-STREAMED CELEBRATION (5:30 PM, PT/8:30 PM, ET*)
Join hosts Wil Wheaton and Mica Burton for over two hours of free live-streamed panels and programming that will reunite iconic cast members and creative minds from 10 “Star Trek” television series, as they gather in person to celebrate 55 years of “Star Trek.”
In addition to the panels, the programming will feature “legacy moments” with iconic cast members diving into memorable “Star Trek” stories from years past. In addition, there will be a special “Roddenberry Legacy” panel, in honor of Gene Roddenberry’s 100th birthday.
Jeff Russo, the composer of the main themes for STAR TREK: DISCOVERY and STAR TREK: PICARD, will be at the helm of the Star Trek Day stage with a live orchestra, performing “Star Trek” music throughout the evening.
The following panels will include the casts and creatives from iconic “Star Trek” television series:
STAR TREK: PRODIGY, with series voice cast including Brett Gray and Dee Bradley Baker, along with executive producers Kevin and Dan Hageman and co-executive producer/director, Ben Hibon.
STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, with series stars Wilson Cruz, Blu del Barrio and Ian Alexander and co-showrunner and executive producer Michelle Paradise.
STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS, with series stars Anson Mount, Rebecca Romijn and Ethan Peck, who will be joined by co-showrunners and executive producers Akiva Goldsman and Henry Alonso Myers.
STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS, with voice cast members Noël Wells and Eugene Cordero alongside series creator, showrunner and executive producer Mike McMahan.
STAR TREK: PICARD, with series stars Patrick Stewart and Jeri Ryan, co-showrunner and executive producer Akiva Goldsman and a special live performance from Isa Briones, singing “Blue Skies,” which was featured in the PICARD season one finale.
RODDENBERRY LEGACY PANEL, featuring a conversation with Gene Roddenberry’s son and the CEO of Roddenberry Entertainment, Rod Roddenberry, alongside Gates McFadden (“Star Trek: The Next Generation”), LeVar Burton (“Star Trek: The Next Generation”) and George Takei (“Star Trek: The Original Series”), as they discuss the “Star Trek” creator’s indelible impact on science fiction and culture.
The “legacy moments” will feature the following iconic “Star Trek” cast members:
Cirroc Lofton from “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”
Anthony Montgomery from “Star Trek: Enterprise”
Garrett Wang from “Star Trek: Voyager”
George Takei from“Star Trek: The Original Series”
LeVar Burton from “Star Trek: The Next Generation”
Fans worldwide will be able to live-stream the Star Trek Day celebration panels for free at StarTrek.com/Day. The panels will also be available to stream for free in the U.S. on Paramount+ and Paramount+’s Twitch page.
On Sept. 8, the #StarTrekUnitedGives campaign returns. For every person who tweets the hashtag StarTrekUnitedGives (#StarTrekUnitedGives), $1 will be donated and divided equally by Paramount+ and the Roddenberry Foundation to organizations who do the real-world work of championing equality, social justice, the arts and innovation. Paramount+ and the Roddenberry Foundation are also partnering on a new global campaign to engage fans in honoring the legacy of Gene Roddenberry. The campaign will launch on Sept. 8.
SPECIAL “STAR TREK DAY” MERCHANDISE AND SALE
On Sept. 8, fans can use the code “STARTREKDAY20” for 20% off sitewide at https://shop.StarTrek.com, which includes a curated Star Trek Day collection.
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About the “Star Trek” Universe on Paramount+:
The “Star Trek” Universe on Paramount+ includes current and upcoming seasons of the original series STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, STAR TREK: PICARD, the animated series STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS and the upcoming STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS and STAR TREK: PRODIGY, the first “Star Trek” series aimed at younger audiences. The “Star Trek” Universe on Paramount+ also includes all 726 episodes from the six classic “Star Trek” series and a selection of “Star Trek” films, including the documentary WOMAN IN MOTION: NICHELLE NICHOLS, STAR TREK AND THE REMAKING OF NASA.
For additional info on and photography from Paramount+’s STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, STAR TREK: PICARD, STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS, STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS and STAR TREK: PRODIGY, please click here.
*Live-stream start time is subject to change
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