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Happy Thanksgiving + Star Trek Celeb Thanksgiving Tweets + BBCA TNG Marathon November 22, 2012

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Trek Franchise , trackback

Thanksgiving is a time for family and friends to get together, share a meal, and give thanks. TrekMovie hopes all those celebrating this day to have a great Thanksgiving. See below for more including Thanksgiving tweets from Trek celebrities, details on a BBC America Star Trek: TNG Marathon. 

 

Happy Treksgiving

Today in addition to being thankful for our friends and family, Trek fans can also give thanks that we are less than half a year away from the release of Star Trek Into Darkness. And in December we will get the second season of Star Trek: The Next Generation on Blu-ray and the first previews from Into Darkness. There’s also new comics and products coming for Trek in January and in early 2013. 

Trek Celebs Give Thanks

Many Star Trek celebs have taken to Twitter to talk about Thanksgiving. Here is what they had to say.

And Star Trek movies producer/writer Roberto Orci reminds his followers that today also marks the anniversary of the assassination of JFK, and he is still looking for the truth.

TNG Marathon on BBC America

Today BBC America is running a Star Trek: The Next Generation Marathon. They are running the first 14 episodes from season 7. The festivities kick off at noon Thursday and runs through Friday morning at 5am. Visit http://www.bbcamerica.com/schedule/ for the full schedule.

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.

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

 

Comments

1. pilotfred - November 22, 2012

happy thanks giving

2. jorDe' - November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!!

3. Captain Sanders - November 22, 2012

Dry turkey from my replicator again!

4. Well Of Souls - November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving all Trekies, Trekers and all those from the alternate universe that claim to be neither. Best wishes to all & hopefully everyone gets a belly full of their favorite dishes & drinks by days end…Live Long & go for a Prosperous walk

5. DonDonP1 - November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving, America! Happy Treksgiving, fellow Trekkies! May we all live long and prosper!

6. AJ - November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving to all. And, thanks to Gene Roddenberry for putting real turkeys in those ovens, instead of synthetic meatloaf!

7. Ali - November 22, 2012

TNG’s season 4 “Family” reminds me of what it’s like to go home for Thanksgiving: http://brainknowsbetter.com/news/2012/11/22/the-search-for-thanksgiving-in-science-fiction. Happy thanksgiving everyone!

8. Darkthunder - November 22, 2012

Didn’t they serve turkey in TNG, where Worf’s brother temporarily was the First Officer? (the name of the episode escapes me at current). Granted, they never said it was Thanksgiving.

9. Craiger - November 22, 2012

I’m having Pepperoni Pan Pizza from Red Barron for Thanksgiving dinner.

10. Chris Doohan - November 22, 2012

To Anthony the Trekmovie staff.

Have a great Thanksgiving and thanks for all the great content on this site.

11. JRT! - November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving America! Wish I was there today,but I’ll be back for Christmas,lol! And Chris Doohan-when are you allowed to confirm if you’re in the new movie or not? Yep,still hopin’! LOL!
Have fun y’all!
John-Robin!

12. Hat Rick - November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone within the influence of TrekMovie.com.

Remember: It’s a cold universe out there. And the law of entropy isn’t just a good idea, it’s the law. We need each other to keep ourselves warm.

Word to the wise.

Live Long and Prosper. May the Force be with you. And Happy Treksgiving, far and wide.

13. CAPT KRUNCH - November 22, 2012

the synthetic meatloaf has been turned into real turkeys!

14. (the real) Montreal_Paul - November 22, 2012

We Canadians celebrated Thanksgiving last month… so to all the Americans celebrating today… a very Happy Thanksgiving!

15. Hat Rick - November 22, 2012

In the humane tradition of Star Trek, no turkeys were harmed in the writing of this post.

Synthe-turkeys, however, are another story altogether. Or, for those still in the 21St Century, tofurkeys.

16. CaptainDonovin - November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving to all, hope everyones food turned out better than ours. Damn Tribbles were in the food slots again! Wasn’t all bad, turns out Tribbles aren’t bad with a lot of turkey gravy & sweet potatoes.

17. Captain Dunsel - November 22, 2012

“It was a large meal. And an interesting animal.”

18. CmdrR - November 22, 2012

Happiness throughout the eating holidays to my Trek family.

19. Tanner Waterbury - November 22, 2012

LOL Were you at my house today Bob? We were discussing the JFK assassination and the conspiracy of more than one gunman.

20. Clinton - November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving to Anthony and everyone at trekmovie and the discussion threads. Thankful for another year of Trek…and another great year to come. Live Long and Eat Much Food!

21. Steve Johnson - November 22, 2012

Happy thanksgiving to everyone out there. I hope you and your families have a wonderful time.

That clip from Charlie X always makes me smile. Gene’s one appearance in all of Trekdom.

22. Rose (as in Keachick) - November 22, 2012

That wasn’t Gene putting real turkeys in the ovens. That was Charlie X. Gene was just reporting the incident…:) Great episode from TOS – one of the best actually!

23. NCM - November 22, 2012

I appreciate the relative simplicity of Thanksgiving. Hallmark hasn’t obligated us into buying cards, and merchandisers haven’t convinced us of a need to bedazzle our homes and yards, or to present gifts in over-priced gift bags in observance of this event (of course, they’re saving it up for Black Friday and the most commercialized of holidays). I hope everyone was able to enjoy a great meal today, in beloved company, and to have more than a little to feel thankful for.

24. Hat Rick - November 22, 2012

Sorry for the redundantly redundant redundancy in one of my previous posts. (Post, you know who you are!)

I blame the turkey.

Turkeys are good for that.

25. SirMartman - November 22, 2012

@boborci

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6OWcujJSCU&feature=watch-vrec

happy thanks giving

26. Twisthorn Bellow - November 23, 2012

From the UK; happy Thanksgiving to all of our American friends…

27. boborci - November 23, 2012

will be in London tonight.

28. Jim Nightshade - November 23, 2012

Happy Treksgiving to Trekmovies hard working staff and loyal readers….hope all have a great holiday weekend….and i am also thankful for mr orcis continued support of us fans here…and roberto this last season of fringe has been an even more incredible ride…reminds me of enterprise series…the 4th n last season was best there too…im afraid i will miss fringe as much as i missed enterprise being on a couple more seasons at least…all of the actors in fringe are so good you really care about them….thanks for being involved in trek n this wonderful series…

29. JRT! - November 23, 2012

Doing anything fun in London,boborci? Showing some footage from the movie for the distributors there maybe? lol! You could always hop on over to this neck of the woods while you there,we have no IMAX in this country so you could give us a little sneak preview of the non-IMAX stuff,LOL! Y’know,like someone from Paramount did in 2009.

Have fun in London Bob! I always do!

John-Robin!

30. SirMartman - November 23, 2012

Hmmm wonder what’s in London. …

Pop over to New Zealand sometime :)

31. JRT! - November 23, 2012

Oh there’s LOTS in London! Depends on what you like of course,lol! Let’s see……my usual round when I do day trips to London……Forbidden Planet,The Cinema Store,HMV,Tesco,Post Office,WHSmith,lunch with some friends and maybe a movie,lol! OODLES of fun!

Ok Bob,another quick question I hope you can answer. Trailer and footage around the 14th…..what about a teaser poster? Any idea when that might appear? Hoping it’s aroudn the same time of course.

J-R!

32. NCM - November 23, 2012

Thanks to those of you across the pond for your thanksgiving wishes. We have the English to thank for this fine holiday.

33. JRT! - November 23, 2012

Oooops,the lettermix gremlin is at it again,lol! Around,NOT aroudn,lol. Anyways,hope Bob can shed some light on what I asked. Just curious,s’all.
J-R!

34. Rose (as in Keachick) - November 23, 2012

It’s not what, it is who is in London…oops that name Chris Pine seems to pop into my head for some reason. Maybe JJ Abrams has given the “word” and Bob is about to spread that word, starting with the English bros…

Anyway, Bob, enjoy London. Great place. Say hello to CP for me…haha

35. Rose (as in Keachick) - November 23, 2012

Also, no doubt STID’s “one mean dude”, ultimate bad boy (aka Benedict Cumberbatch) is likely to be there in London as well…just saying.

Of course, Bob going to London may have absolutely nothing to do with STID…:(

36. rm10019 - November 23, 2012

I expect an apology from Anthony for this wonderful Thanksgiving. He owes us! ;)

37. Rose (as in Keachick) - November 23, 2012

Bob Orci mentioned on another thread that JFK was assassinated right on Thanksgiving (22 November 1963). I had not realized. What a totally bummer Thanksgiving that must have been for the Kennedy family all those years ago.

38. Red Dead Ryan - November 23, 2012

#37.

“What a totally bummer Thanksgiving that must have been for the Kennedy family all those years ago.”

Ya think??

39. NCM - November 24, 2012

@37 Rose; I believe Kennedy was shot on Friday, Nov. 22nd. Thanksgiving in the U.S. was celebrated the following Thursday, Nov. 28, that year. Still made for a crappy TG, no doubt.

40. falcon - November 24, 2012

Qapla’! tlho’taHghach Quch!

41. Rose (as in Keachick) - November 24, 2012

Thanks, NCM. I thought that Thanksgiving was celebrated on the same date each year or weekend closest to that date. My bad. Wikipedia has just told me that it is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November.

Our closest celebration to Thanksgiving and Independence Day (4 July) would be Waitangi Day which is always held on the same date, 6 February.

42. Rose (as in Keachick) - November 24, 2012

Things have gone a bit quiet on the Star Trek Into Darkness front so I thought I would post these links re the Hobbit – An Unexpected Journey

http://tvnz.co.nz/hobbit-news/jackson-admits-not-finished-yet-5235562

This reminds me of what Bob Orci said sometime back about a movie not necessarily always being completed until it hits the cinema…

http://tvnz.co.nz/hobbit-news/air-nz-unveil-inspired-plane-5234910

Hopefully, I’ll get to see this plane fly past my house. I saw one of planes they painted up for the All Blacks and the Rugby World Cup. Awesome. This Hobbit looks even better!

http://tvnz.co.nz/hobbit-news/fans-gear-up-red-carpet-5234808

Cool, ha!

43. Rose (as in Keachick) - November 24, 2012

Do/could trailers or previews of other movies get seen with a movie’s premiere screening? If it might be the case, then this coming Wednesday, 28 November, could be of interest to more than just Hobbit fans and film goers…

The first Hobbit cinematic screenings throughout NZ happen on Wednesday, 12 December, not on Thursdays as is usual.

44. Elias Javalis - November 25, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving to my American trek/friends!:)

45. SirMartman - December 4, 2012

@boborci

your going to vist London and get a last look at the place before a certain Trek villian blows it up ?

:o)

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