Star Trek Day: Here’s how you can celebrate the virtual event

The cast of STAR TREK: DISCOVERY Season 4
The cast of STAR TREK: DISCOVERY Season 4 /

It’s almost Star Trek Day. Here’s how to celebrate.

September 8 is all Star Trek, all day. Well, almost. To celebrate the debut of the original Star Trek on September 8, 1966, fans can enjoy a 24-hour long virtual fest. Included in Star Trek Day are curated marathons of Star Trek shows on CBS All Access, online community get-togethers and panel discussions featuring the cast and crew of all the major Star Trek shows.

Best of all, the virtual panels can be streamed completely free. While the Star Trek Day episode marathons on CBS All Access are only available to US subscribers, those who have access will be able to watch select episodes from the original series to new shows Star Trek: Picard, Star Trek: Lower Decks, Star Trek: Discovery and everything in between.

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Additionally, fans can enjoy new themed emojis on Twitter, participate in a pub quiz on Twitch, post their Star Trek memories and pictures using #StarTrekStory, and whip out their wallets for some cool swag.

Star Trek Day: Panels and Appearances

Hosted by Wil Wheaton (Wesley Crusher on Star Trek: The Next Generation) and Mica Burton, Star Trek Day will include three and a half hours of virtual panels.

These sessions will see the cast and crew of each of the major franchise shows reunite. The panels will include updates and announcements for fans.

Anson Mount as Captain Pike will be attending Star Trek Day
Anson Mount as Captain Pike will be appearing on Star Trek Day /

The Stark Trek Day panels as listed are:

  • Star Trek: Discovery – series lead Sonequa Martin-Green and newcomer David Ajala will be appearing with co-showrunners and executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Michelle Paradise.
  • Star Trek: Strange New Worlds – the newest series in the franchise. Stars Anson Mount, Rebecca Romijn and Ethan Peck and the show’s executive producers are expected to provide more updates about this much-anticipated show.
  • Star Trek: Enterprise – the main cast of Scott Bakula, Linda Park, John Billingsley, Dominic Keating, Anthony Montgomery and Connor Trinneer will reminisce about the prequel show.
  • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine – fan-favorite actors Terry Farrell, Alexander Siddig, Armin Shimerman, Nana Visitor and Cirroc Lofton will be joined by executive producer Ira Steven Behr.
  • Star Trek: The Original Series – vocal activist and star George Takei will be in conversation with the CEO of Roddenberry Entertainment, Rod Roddenberry.
  • Star Trek: Lower Decks – the voice cast of the franchise’s funniest show will be present. The lower deck crew of Tawny Newsome, Jack Quaid, Noël Wells and Eugene Cordero will be in discussion with series creator Mike McMahan.
  • Star Trek: Voyager – the first female captain in the franchise, Kate Mulgrew, will be joined by fellow cast members Robert Picardo, Robert Duncan McNeill, Garrett Wang, Tim Russ and Ethan Phillips.
  • Star Trek: Picard and Star Trek: The Next Generation – lead actor of both shows Sir Patrick Stewart will be in conversation with his long-time colleague and friend Jonathan Frakes.

The global lockdown has ensured that fans can now attend many events and celebrations online and it looks like Star Trek Day is going to be another great event.

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Which Star Trek television show planning are you most looking forward to watching on Star Trek Day? Let us know in the comments.

On September 8, catch the Star Trek Day marathon on CBS All Access. Tune in to the panels right here