Happy Treksgiving

The future history of Star Trek introduced us to many new holidays, like the Federation’s First Contact Day, the Klingon Day of Honor and the Bajoran Gratitude Festival. However, some current holidays persisted into the future, including the American holiday of Thanksgiving, with its traditional meal.


There are just two recorded instances of Thanksgiving showing up in Star Trek. Part of the episode "Charlie X" takes place on Thanksgiving Day 2266, and Deep Space Nine shows us that at least some families continued celebrating with a Thanksgiving meal in 2372. Clips showing both Trek references below.

Although it is an American holiday, the spirit of Thanksgiving is one that fits well with Star Trek. It celebrates family, and what is every Star Trek crew, but a family? It is also the celebration of cultures coming together and working together, something that is at the core of Gene Roddenberry’s future.

And in 2009, Trekkies have had much to be thankful for. We have seen the franchise revitalized by an exciting new feature film, all the previous films re-released in HD, lots of new books, comics, and most of all, Star Trek just feels cool again (not that it ever wasn’t).

So on this Thanksgiving, wherever you are in the galaxy, we here at TrekMovie wish you a “Happy Treksgiving” (and Thanksgiving too).


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November 26, 2009 1:14 pm

Happy Treksgiving!

November 26, 2009 1:16 pm

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Don’t eat too much and stay out of trouble tomorrow at the stores!

November 26, 2009 1:17 pm

We should give our thanks to you, boborci! You and the others saved our beloved franchise.

November 26, 2009 1:19 pm


November 26, 2009 1:19 pm

Right back at you Bob

And to all the visitors of TrekMovie.com, I give thanks to you

November 26, 2009 1:22 pm

Happy Thanksgiving to Everyone!

November 26, 2009 1:23 pm

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends from Canada… Enjoy family and friends and NFL.

November 26, 2009 1:29 pm

Haha, Happy Treksgiving to you too!

November 26, 2009 1:29 pm

Ditto to #7!!!!

November 26, 2009 1:30 pm

Nice trivia about the “Charlie X” clip – the voice of the cook on the intercom was Gene Roddenberry!

November 26, 2009 1:31 pm

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Nice to have the voice cameo from Gene… and to see Bob stopping by. It’s like family.

November 26, 2009 1:32 pm

#10 — dang, ya beats me by seconds… Happy T-Day anyway.

Hat Rick
November 26, 2009 1:36 pm

Happy Treksgiving to all. :-) And Happy Thanksgiving, too!

November 26, 2009 1:36 pm

Happy Treksgiving everyone! Be careful not to overfeed the Tribbles.. ;)

November 26, 2009 1:53 pm

Your only thankful once in a year ?


Pat Payne
November 26, 2009 2:01 pm

Live Long And Prosper. Unless you’re a turkey, in which case get on that platter! :)

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 26, 2009 2:01 pm

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! Even though my husband and I no longer live in the US, we celebrated Thanksgiving with a traditional meal. Thanksgiving is in your heart no matter where you are.

November 26, 2009 2:03 pm

Smoked Tribble with heart of Targ stuffing.
Roasted Targ with Plomeek sauce.

denny cranium
November 26, 2009 2:23 pm

enjoying the movie on blu ray today.
Gets better with repeated viewings

cheers from Canada

November 26, 2009 2:28 pm

thankful for Anthony Pascal and his awesome website!!

November 26, 2009 2:29 pm

Happy Treksgiving everyone. You to Bob and….. next movie, make the Enterprise a character in the movie instead of just another star ship! Please.

November 26, 2009 2:30 pm

I suppose next month it’ll be “Happy Kirkmass”…

November 26, 2009 2:50 pm

We watched some Trek whilst cooking earlier. Hoping for a marathon tomow, but no luck.

Cool jools Orci stopped by.

Counting blessings, and treasuring them.

Chris Doohan
November 26, 2009 2:58 pm

I’m thankful for Trekmovie.com. Happy Thanksgiving!!!

November 26, 2009 3:21 pm

Trek does continue to give, no doubt about that! Happy Thanksgiving all!

November 26, 2009 3:58 pm

Happy thanksgiving all!!!

November 26, 2009 4:00 pm

Happy Thanksgiving to Bob, Anthony, and all Trekkies and Trekkers!

D.W. Craigie
November 26, 2009 4:13 pm

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Thank you Anthony for a great site. Been a faithful lurker since I accidentally discovered it not long after the new movie was announced. It is now my go-to site.

Lord Garth, Formerly of Izar
November 26, 2009 4:29 pm

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

November 26, 2009 4:31 pm

Happy Thanksgiving to all and safe travels!

November 26, 2009 4:33 pm

Happy Turkey Day to everyone and their families.

November 26, 2009 4:45 pm

Happy Treksgiving!

November 26, 2009 6:14 pm

Happy treksgiving everybody! we have much to be thankful for!

November 26, 2009 6:20 pm

Happy Thanksgiving Day everyone!!!

November 26, 2009 6:31 pm

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Trekkers………….!

November 26, 2009 7:20 pm

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

November 26, 2009 7:44 pm

ChanuKAHHHHHHNNNNNN!!!! starts in two weeks….

November 26, 2009 8:29 pm

Happy Treksgiving! :D

Charla a long time STAR TREK FAN
November 26, 2009 8:32 pm

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Thanks for the movie and this website!

God Bless all of you!

November 26, 2009 8:43 pm

@1 boborci

Hey Mr. Orci! Happy Treksgiving! Me and my cousins just watched your all’s movie today + bonus features and saw you posting on here! That was cool. Thanks for helping bring Trek back to all so today we really had something to be thankful for. Oh and by the way I prefer to be called a Trekkie and not a Trekker even though Google says that its politically correct but I guess it doesn’t really matter. Anyway thanks again!

November 26, 2009 10:08 pm

Happy Thanksgiving to all! May it be full with long life and prosperity!

November 26, 2009 10:18 pm

I still remember beeing once the US and wondering about why all shops are closed – and why in the morning after the airports were so overflowing with poeple…..(-;

In germany and most of Europe Thanksgiving is not celebrated…

But nevertheless: Happy celebrations – and yes: We’ve 2 (!!!) public xmas holidays – and for most xmas Eve is also free beginning noon…(-:

November 26, 2009 10:59 pm

In Canada, Thanksgiving is celebrated in October. So I hope all you Americans have as great a holiday in as we did in Canada, ESPECIALLY ANTHONY for the best website on the internet.

I am not Herbert
November 27, 2009 12:50 am

Happy Treksgiving everyone! Peace & long life!

Mr. "There are always possibilities"
November 27, 2009 6:24 am

Anthony: I hope one day I get to shake your hand and congratulate you on such a fantastic website!

Thanks for all of your hard work!

Live Long and Prosper and Boldly Go!

Captain Wowser Uk
November 27, 2009 7:10 am

My personal favourite is Captain Picard Day :) Happy Thanksgiving and be thankful for Trekmovie.com. cheers!

ensign joe
November 27, 2009 8:07 am

Happy T!

November 27, 2009 9:26 am

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

November 27, 2009 12:53 pm

I’m late, but anyway: Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

November 27, 2009 1:01 pm

I’m late too, but Happy Treksgiving… Hope your recovery periods are going well…