On Wednesday, Paramount+ unveiled a trailer for its second annual Star Trek Day celebration, announcing that it will take place on September 8 at 5:30 PM PT.
The live-streamed event hosted by Wil Wheaton and Mica Burton comes on the 55th anniversary of Star Trek: The Original Series‘ television premiere. It will be taped live at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, and will feature back-to-back conversations with cast and creatives from across the Star Trek universe, along with exclusive news surrounding the Star Trek series on Paramount+, an orchestra conducted by composer Jeff Russo (Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Picard), which will perform Star Trek music throughout the evening, and plenty of surprises.
Star Trek: Prodigy will be one of numerous series represented with a panel, with actors Brett Gray and Dee Bradley Baker, EPs Kevin and Dan Hageman and co-EP/director Ben Hibon in attendance.
Actors Wilson Cruz, Blu del Barrio and Ian Alexander will appear on a Star Trek: Discovery panel, alongside co-showrunner and executive producer Michelle Paradise. Anson Mount, Rebecca Romijn and Ethan Peck will talk Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, with co-showrunners and executive producers Akiva Goldsman and Henry Alonso Myers, as Noël Wells and Eugene Cordero discuss Star Trek: Lower Decks, with creator, showrunner and executive producer Mike McMahan.
Then, there’s the panel on Star Trek: Picard, which will feature stars Patrick Stewart and Jeri Ryan, and co-showrunner and executive producer Akiva Goldsman. Picard actress Isa Briones will also be on hard for a live performance of the song “Blue Skies,” which was featured in the Season 1 finale.
Trekkies will also be met with a Star Trek Day panel, surrounding the legacy of the show’s creator, Gene Roddenberry, who passed away in 1991. Roddenberry’s son Rod, who serves as CEO of Roddenberry Entertainment, will be on hand for that conversation, which will also feature Gates McFadden (Star Trek: The Next Generation), LeVar Burton (Star Trek: The Next Generation) and George Takei (Star Trek: The Original Series).
Paramount+ also said that Star Trek Day will feature “legacy moments” with iconic cast members including Takei, Burton, Cirroc Lofton (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), Anthony Montgomery (Star Trek: Enterprise), and Garrett Wang (Star Trek: Voyager).
Finally, there’s the #StarTrekUnitedGives fundraising initiative, which Paramount+ is bringing back, in keeping with the franchise’s spirit of inclusion, acceptance and hope. For every person who tweets that hashtag on the 8th, $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, which will launch the same day.
Check out the trailer, teasing Star Trek Day 2021, above.
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