On Saturday the Star Trek franchise was honored with the Television Academy Governors Award at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards. A delegation of representatives from each Star Trek series was on hand to accept the award and afterward, members of that delegation (minus Terry Farrell) visited the press room to take photos and answer some questions and today the Television Academy Foundation released some clips of what they had to say about the legacy of Star Trek and why it continues to endure.
Shatner: Star Trek captures the “awe and wonder of the universe”
Koenig: Star Trek resonates because it deals with “the topics of the times”
Martin-Green: Hopes Discovery “keeps that connection and bloodline” to Star Trek
Kurtzman: Discovery “stands on the shoulders of giants”
And in case you missed it, see our previous coverage of the Star Trek tribute video shown at the Emmy Awards.