It is officially Star Trek Day. 57 years ago on September 8, 1966, Star Trek was born with the premiere of the original series on NBC. The franchise lives on with multiple television programs, feature films and much more. Today Paramount celebrates the franchise with a pre-recorded special.
Star Trek Day special
The 22-minute program (filmed before the SAG-AFTRA strike) is hosted by Lower Decks voice actor Jerry O’Connell. Here is the official description:
A salute to the franchise, the special program will include segments that look back at memorable moments over the past 57 years; commemorate 50 years of Star Trek animation; pay tribute to Star Trek: Discovery, ahead of its final season; provide an exclusive sneak-peek clip from the upcoming fourth season of Star Trek: Lower Decks; and commemorate many other moments that highlight Star Trek’s legacy.
The Star Trek Day special will be available to watch for free globally on StarTrek.com/Day, YouTube (Paramount+ and STAR TREK official pages), Twitch (ParamountPlus), and Facebook (@StarTrekOnPPlus and @StarTrek). In the U.S., the special will be available to stream on Paramount+, Pluto TV (Paramount+ Picks, STAR TREK, More STAR TREK and Pluto TV Sci-Fi channels) and Mixable and will air on select local CBS affiliates, Comedy Central, Paramount Network, Pop TV, Fave TV and Smithsonian.com.
More coming on Star Trek Day…
Later today the first animated Very Short Treks animated short will debut on startrek.com and YouTube. There will also be a companion digital comic for this celebration of Trek animation.
Tonight the first two episodes of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds will air on CBS at 8 pm (ET/PT).
Finally, fans can use the code STARTREKDAY for 25 percent off site-wide at shop.StarTrek.com, which includes curated “Star Trek Day” and Star Trek: The Animated Series collections.
Keep up with news for the Star Trek Universe at TrekMovie.com.