Syfy Memorial Day Weekend Star Trek Movie Marathon + Watch Fans Hold Their Own “Trekathon”

Have you ever considered watching all of the Star Trek movies in one extended marathon viewing session? This weekend you can do just that watching Syfy (almost) with a marathon of nine Star Trek films. Detailed schedule below plus we have a fun time-lapsed video of a grooup of fans who just held their own "Trekathon."

 

Video: Fans Hold Their Own “Trekathon”

Last weekend a group of friends in Los Angeles sat down to watch all eleven Star Trek feature films in a row, grading each along the way. Watch the time lapse video here:

The Trekathon was organized by Athena Stamos and her boyfriend Brad Hansen. The idea actually came about after they and their friends did a marathon of all 25 James Bond movies earlier in the year (you can watch that on YouTube). Both Stamos and Hansen are contributors to CommanderBond.net. Stamos tells TrekMovie that as big Trek fans, Star Trek was the natural choice for their next marathon.

Syfy’s Memorial Day Weekend Star Trek Movie Marathon

Syfy can help you do your own “Trekathon” as they kicks off summer with a Star Trek movie marathon. Over the weekend of May 28-30th Syfy will air all the original series movies and all the TNG movies except Insurrection. There are also a couple of TNG episodes thrown in. Here is the full schedule. You can fill in the gap by renting the remaining two Star Trek films and remember the 2009 Star Trek film is available on Netflix streaming.

Schedule

Time Movie/Episode

Saturday, May 28th

09:30 AM   Star Trek: The Next Generation "The Defector"
10:30 AM   Star Trek: The Motion Picture
01:30 PM   Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan
04:00 PM   Star Trek III: The Search For Spock
06:30 PM   Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
09:00 PM   Star Trek VIII: First Contact
11:30 PM   Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan

Sunday, May 29th

02:00 AM   Star Trek: The Motion Picture
11:00 AM   Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
01:30 PM   Star Trek VIII: First Contact
04:00 PM   Star Trek X: Nemesis
06:30 PM   Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
09:00 PM   Star Trek VII: Generations
11:30 PM   Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

Monday, May 30th

08:00 AM   Star Trek: The Next Generation "The Price"
09:00 AM   Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
1:30 AM   Star Trek X: Nemesis
02:00 PM   Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
04:30 PM   Star Trek VII: Generations

Tuesday, May 31st

11:00 PM   Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Have you ever done your own Trekathon?

What about you? Have you ever watched all the Star Trek movies in a row in a short period of time? Does watching the films one after each other change perceptions of some of the films? Tell us about it in the comments below.

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Glad to see some love for Star Trek III.

Nice!

Boy I wish I had Syfy…
How come no Insurrection?

Typical SyFy (pronounced per “Big Bang Theory”) programming. Wouldn’t a marathon be more enjoyable IN ORDER?! Frakking mindless dolts!

I did this at Kent State, all the movies up to Generations were shown I think it was at the time, talk about getting a headache. It was fun though.

Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire

Glad to see Syfy keeping with Scifi. Most especially Star Trek. With some Tng and Enterprise. I guess they have gotten the message from all of us fans. I may do my own marathon and watch all of the Trek Movies on Blurey. Except for TMP as I prefer the Directors Edition. Wish they would get that on Blurey.

Nemesis and NO Insurrection?? WTF? At least INS was entertaining!
At a marathon years ago, after viewing TWOK and TSFS consecutively, it was the consensus that TSFS was in fact the better film…

I remember in September 2006 having a star trek day at home for trek’s 40th birthday

Had three tv’s, the pc and a portable dvd player in different rooms in the house with different trek series/movies on all day in the different rooms.

The brother and myself were alternating between rooms watching bits here and there.

It sounds pure naff, but it was an absolutely great day. So cool switching between the rooms.

Have I ever had a Trekathon? Yes,and it was awesome! :)

My life is a trek marathon
heh

I’ve never really done it but since I own them all on DVD/Blu ray now (series and movies) I easily could whenever I wanted to.

In fact I’d probably just watch them on blu ray over on SyFy. I was VERY disappointed one time when I turned on SyFy, they had First Contact on and it was in SD. I was like “screw this, I’m gonna go put my blu-ray in!”

Back in the early nineties I worked in an appliance store like Best Buy. I took ST’s II, III, and IV and edited them so that they played as one long movie and played it on all 100 TV’s every day for months. I loved that job!

Meh… the Canadian chanel “Space” did all the Trek movies (‘cept the new one) last weekend (Victoria Day longweekend) all weekend.

Qapla’

Wish i had friends around here who would do that with me =(

Back when there were only 9 Trek movies, I watched them all in one marathon, because my Math teacher didn’t believe I could. I got up at 3 AM and finished Insurrection around 9 PM. I actually tried this once and failed, not because I was unwilling, but because my VCR broke halfway through Star Trek VI.

The second time it worked, though.

Let Them Eat Plomeek Soup

God, I want to do this!

No, I have never had a Trek marathon. Because my one friend hates Star Trek and doesn’t want anything to do with it, and all the Trekkies I meet are at least 20 years older than me, and I would feel stupid if I sat and watched all the films myself.

Ugh…I’m a closet Trekkie against my will.

Either way, I MUST watch first contact. Bad me for not buying it for 6 dollars when I could have.

Let Them Eat Plomeek Soup

@16:

Qapla!

#10,Rah, :)

Is it just me, but I like Final Frontier … it’s everthything I like, the troika and proper sci-fi. Just the end is crap – and even so a guy pretending to be god is crap .. love it.

20. I agree and here’s why.

1. Everyone’s together and where they should be. (Proper stations)

2. We have the Enterprise. (1701-A, but that’s OK)

3. Bridge config just like TOS.

4. TOS audio effects. ( Bridge, Shuttlecraft, etc.)

5. TMP soundtrack.

STV may have had bad special effects and anticlimactic ending, but I think that it was more like an episode of TOS than any other movie. Just pure Star Trek. Loved it.

Geeks.

@ 20, 21

Thanks for embracing the good in ST V!

In addition to everything you mentioned…we have:

Assault phasers
Jerry Goldsmith score
Shat’s hot daughter and Harve Bennett cameos
“I lost a brother once. I was lucky enough to get him back.”
“I’ve always known, I’ll die alone”
and….Kirk Fu!!!!!

Just thinking about this makes my butt hurt.

And what is this thing you call “friends”? What is that? Oh! You must mean humans who will descend upon your dwelling and consume mass quantities of green beer and snackage…

Commodore Mike of the Terram Empire.

Trek 5 is a good rek Movie. May be at the bottom of the best list but still is good Trek. I wish that paramount or CBS would let the Shat or themsleves redo the Fx for Trek 5. That would make it a much better movie. Example. TMP was a good movie but with the Directors Edition it is now much better.

Why are they not showing them in order? The dorks!!!

Done these a few times w/ movies & series. After the Star Trek Borg dvd collection I watched “The Neutral Zone”, then the borg eps from TNG, VOY, & First Contact, & “Regeneration” from ENT. That was a fun day.

Bourbon and Beans. Part of my Memorial day menu. Lol.

lol everybody left for Generations in the vid hahahah

They probably left because of the effects of the bourbon and beans…either that or they are members of the BBK movement…

Channel 4 did this in the UK last year, no big deal…

Looking at the time stamp, the lighting and the changes in clothing, it appears that Generations was the following morning.

Insurrection worse than Final Frontier? Teh Frak?

I miss Twilight Zone marathons. Wish ScyFy was doing that too.

Awesome! Thanks for the heads up.

I always tend to put III and IV together and watch those.

II can be seen on its own

TMP is awesome by itself

V is my favorite

VI is a great stand alone

VII is meh

VIII is great!

IX is ok for me

X is ok for me

XI is great!

I agree that Star Trek II and First Contact are the best followed closely by Star Trek (2009), but there is no way Insurrection is the worst! It is the one TNG movie that seems most like an expanded episode of the series. Plus it was cool for Picard to finally get some action. I would say Generations or Nemesis were worse than Insurrection.

What an epic adventure! I’d love to do this with friends and fans one day!

@21

And it was the only movie that had an opening “teaser” before the credits….adding to the effect of a TOS episode.

In 1991 the Crest Theater in Sacramento hosted a 25th Anniversary marathon of all the Trek films relased to that point. The films ran back-to-back with a short meal break between III and IV. Those of us who stayed all the way through received little pins with the words, “Sit long and prosper!”

39. Right. Forgot about that.

BTW, I was just wondering. Was TMP the first movie based on a TV show?

I don’t understand why people like Insurrection. It was a total stinker.
Writing, effects, and ESPECIALLY editting… just terrible. Nemesis may have felt a little heartless, but it’s infinitely more watchable than Insurrection, which is just complete crud, the low point of the franchise.

Yes, it was like a two part episode. But a very poor two parter, like how when you look at Time’s Arrow now without the veneer of childhood and the fun of it, it’s actually an incredibly cheesy episode.

Insurrection thoroughly deserved it’s place on the bottom of the list. Say what you like about The Final Frontier, but it at least had snappy dialogue and some great troika scenes.

As for the first Film based on a TV show, I can’t be sure that it was the first, but there was a Doctor Who film (roughly based on the series, with similarly named characters played by different actors, the same props and aliens, but significantly altered backstory and framing) made in 1965.

I saw all 10 films between an early viewing of STXI and the actual release (when I saw STXI for the 2nd time) – about 5 days, I think. I’ll do it again for STXII – if it ever comes out! I am watching all the HP films with other fans as a countdown to DH2 starting Sunday via Twitter and Livestream. Check out hpmoviereview.wordpress.com if you are interested.

I love TREK V, warts and all, for many of the reasons cited above. I’ll take it over any of the TNG movies.

I can’t believe FIRST CONTACT tied for first! (Which is to say, I can’t believe it made it that high, not that it “didn’t win.”) Well, OK … I can believe it … but I also lament it. :-P Some nice scenes and moments in isolation, but it wasn’t what I wanted from a TNG film — especially not the “Borg Queen.”

#12 Tiberius – “An explosive combination”

Yes, I once played the movies, 1-9 consecutively one summer Saturday in 2002 from about 11AM until 1 or 2 in the morning. These were the single DVD versions, only the TMP Director’s Edition was available at that time. My friends watched intermittently for the duration. I hope to arrange another Blu Ray marathon a weekend or so prior to the next Trek movie in 2012.

There have occasionally been movies based on TV series, but they were usually extended versions of the shows – the Adam West “Batman” movie, for instance.

STTMP, however, was probably the first “big-budget” movie based on a TV show.

Dark Shadows– 1970.
Movie made from popular gothic soap. (I believe they’re remaking it now with Johnny Depp?)

Trek ff dont forget the uhuru fan dance heheh–also shats directing isnt too bad–more than a bit of a homage to leans lawrence of arabia–oh yeh n kirk shouting i need my pain—spocks antigrav rocket boots–sybok–etc..

TMP on now. DEFINETELY better engine room than 09.

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