PARAMOUNT+ INVITES FANS TO A SPECIAL GLOBAL "STAR TREK DAY" CELEBRATION ON SEPT. 8
Paramount+, the Exclusive Home to the Full Catalog of "Star Trek," Celebrates Its Third Annual "Star Trek Day" with Global Live-Streamed Event
Live from the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, the Celebration Includes Back-to-Back Conversations with Cast from Across the "Star Trek" Universe, Live Performances, Exclusive News from "Star Trek" Original Series on Paramount+, a Special Tribute to Nichelle Nichols and More
August 18, 2022 - Join Paramount+ and fans from around the world for a global live-streamed "Star Trek Day" celebration on Thursday, Sept. 8 (12:00 PM, PT/3:00 PM, ET*). Live from the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, Calif., "Star Trek Day" will feature back-to-back, in-person conversations with cast members from the "Star Trek" universe, along with exciting announcements and reveals throughout. The live-streamed celebration and additional information on "Star Trek Day" programming and initiatives can be found at StarTrek.com/Day.
On Sept. 8, 1966, "Star Trek" debuted for the first time on television with "The Man Trap," the pilot episode of "Star Trek: The Original Series." On that day, "Star Trek" creator Gene Roddenberry introduced audiences to a world that championed diversity, inclusion, acceptance and hope. Fifty-six years later, Paramount+ honors this important day and the franchise's enduring legacy with the service's third annual "Star Trek Day" celebration, providing fans with a memorable way to enjoy and celebrate all things "Star Trek."
Additional information on the "Star Trek Day" global live-streamed celebration and initiatives is below:
"STAR TREK DAY" GLOBAL LIVE-STREAMED CELEBRATION (12:00 PM, PT/3:00 PM, ET*)
Join Paramount+ and co-hosts Tawny Newsome (STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS, "Space Force") and Paul F. Tompkins (STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS, "BoJack Horseman"), co-hosts of "Star Trek: The Pod Directive," for two hours of free live-streamed conversations and programming that will unite iconic cast members from the television series as they gather in person to celebrate "Star Trek," with a few surprises along the way.
The event will kick off live from the "Star Trek Day" red carpet with co-hosts Jackie Cox (RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE) and Mary Chieffo (STAR TREK: DISCOVERY) interviewing "Star Trek" cast members from past to present.
The conversations will include the casts from the following "Star Trek" television series:
· "STAR TREK: PICARD," with series stars Jeri Ryan and Michelle Hurd.
· "STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS," with voice cast members Tawny Newsome, Noël Wells and Dawnn Lewis.
· "STAR TREK: PRODIGY," with series voice cast including Brett Gray and Kate Mulgrew.
· "STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS," with series stars Rebecca Romijn, Jess Bush, Christina Chong, Celia Rose Gooding, Melissa Navia and Babs Olusanmokun.
Additional programming currently includes:
· NICHELLE NICHOLS TRIBUTE, featuring a special video to honor the impact and influence of Nichelle Nichols.
· BEHIND-THE-SCENES SET TOUR OF "STAR TREK: DISCOVERY," with Wilson Cruz from Toronto, as he provides fans with an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at filming season five of the hit original series, along with appearances from Sonequa Martin-Green and other cast members.
· "PUT ON YOUR BEST FACE," where a lucky fan will be transformed into a "Star Trek" alien by a series make-up artist.
· "STAR TREK" COSPLAY RUNWAY, hosted by Jackie Cox, fans will strut the runway in their finest "Star Trek" cosplay.
· SPECIAL MUSICAL GUEST, Reggie Watts from THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN.
· STAND-UP COMEDY, with Brian Posehn ("Mr. Show," "The Big Bang Theory").
Fans worldwide will be able to live-stream the "Star Trek Day" celebration for free at StarTrek.com/Day and on YouTube (Paramount+ and Star Trek Official pages), Facebook (@StarTrek), Twitter (@StarTrekonPPlus) and TikTok (@ParamountPlus). It will also be available to stream for free in the U.S. only on Paramount+'s Twitch page.
After their initial airing, the conversation portions of the event will be available on-demand on Paramount+.
Full details on global live-stream and on-demand availability will be updated on StarTrek.com/Day.**
"STAR TREK" AUGMENTED REALITY DELTA PORTALS
"Star Trek Day" will also be celebrated with a one-of-a-kind opportunity for fans around the world with the debut of in-person "Star Trek" Augmented Reality Delta Portals. The Delta Portals will be set up for a limited time in select cities internationally, from Wednesday, Sept. 7 to Thursday, Sept 8. Each location will have three "Star Trek" Deltas, each seven feet tall and featuring QR codes that, when scanned on Instagram, transform the objects into mixed-reality portals that bring the user into the world of "Star Trek." Each augmented reality experience will be based on a current "Star Trek" series, featuring fully 3D alien planets, classic starships and iconic characters as they interact with both the virtual and physical worlds.
Locations are below:
· Los Angeles: The Grove
· New York: Hudson Yards
· Chicago: Water Tower Place
· London, United Kingdom: Science Museum
· São Paulo, Brazil: Shopping Cidade São Paulo (Note: Brazil dates are Thursday, Sept. 8 to Friday, Sept. 9)
· Melbourne, Australia: Federation Square
On "Star Trek Day," the #StarTrekUnitedGives campaign returns. For every person who tweets the hashtag StarTrekUnitedGives (#StarTrekUnitedGives) on Sept. 8, $1 will be donated and divided equally by Paramount to charities that support organizations who do the real-world work of championing diversity, equity and innovation, in honor of the late Nichelle Nichols.
SPECIAL "STAR TREK DAY" MERCHANDISE AND SALE
On Sept. 8, fans can use the code "STARTREKDAY" for 20% off sitewide at https://shop.StarTrek.com, which includes a curated "Star Trek" Day collection.
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About "Star Trek" on Paramount+
Paramount+ is now the exclusive home to every series and every episode of the full catalog of "Star Trek." This includes all seasons of the Paramount+ original series STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, STAR TREK: PICARD, the animated series STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS and STAR TREK: PRODIGY, and the newest addition STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS. "Star Trek" on Paramount+ also includes a selection of "Star Trek" films, including the documentary WOMAN IN MOTION.
For additional info on and photography from Paramount+'s STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, STAR TREK: PICARD, STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS, STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS and STAR TREK: PRODIGY, please click here.
About "Star Trek"
In the 55+ years since the legendary creator Gene Roddenberry introduced the world to a "Star Trek" universe where "Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations" remains its proud legacy, the series has continued to break barriers - inspiring generations of fans with a celebration of cultural diversity and inclusion, scientific exploration, and the pursuit of uncharted frontiers. Today, the "Star Trek" canon continues to thrive through film, television, animation, games, publishing, podcasts, experiences and most recently children's programming. Available in over 190 countries worldwide, the "Star Trek" franchise of 11 TV series, 13 films and over 800 episodes has been a mainstay in generating stories that are both exciting and thought-provoking, as well as vastly contributing to the pop culture lexicon throughout the years. Phrases originating from "Star Trek" have been incorporated into popular vernacular such as "live long and prosper," "set phasers to stun," "beam me up, Scotty" and many more. Over its more than five decades, the media franchise has also influenced countless technologies including the first flip phones, as well as being the inspiration behind the name of the first U.S. space shuttle. Additionally, the famous Vulcan salute from the original "Star Trek" is a universal cultural symbol. The "Star Trek" series, including STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, STAR TREK: PICARD, STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS, and the animated series STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS and STAR TREK: PRODIGY on Paramount+ are produced by CBS Studios in association with Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment. Executive producer Alex Kurtzman oversees the "Star Trek" universe across all platforms.
About STAR TREK: PICARD
STAR TREK: PICARD features Patrick Stewart reprising his iconic role as Jean-Luc Picard, which he played for seven seasons on "Star Trek: The Next Generation," and follows this iconic character into the next chapter of his life. LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Jonathan Frakes, Gates McFadden, Marina Sirtis, Brent Spiner, Jeri Ryan and Michelle Hurd star alongside Patrick Stewart in the third and final season of the hit Paramount+ original series.
The series is produced by CBS Studios in association with Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment. For season three, Alex Kurtzman, Akiva Goldsman, Terry Matalas, Patrick Stewart, Heather Kadin, Aaron Baiers, Rod Roddenberry, Trevor Roth, Doug Aarniokoski and Dylan Massin serve as executive producers. Terry Matalas serves as showrunner for season three.
Seasons one and two of STAR TREK: PICARD are currently streaming on Paramount+ in the U.S.
STAR TREK: PICARD streams exclusively on Paramount+ in the U.S. and is distributed concurrently by Paramount Global Content Distribution on Amazon Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories and in Canada, it airs on Bell Media's CTV Sci-Fi Channel and streams on Crave.
About STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS
Created by Emmy Award winner Mike McMahan ("Rick and Morty," "Solar Opposites"), season three of STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS challenges the U.S.S. Cerritos ensigns in (hilarious) ways they could never imagine, starting with a shocking resolution for season two's epic cliffhanger finale.
The Starfleet crew residing in the "lower decks" of the U.S.S. Cerritos includes Ensign Beckett Mariner, voiced by Tawny Newsome; Ensign Brad Boimler, voiced by Jack Quaid; Ensign Tendi, voiced by Noël Wells; and Ensign Rutherford, voiced by Eugene Cordero. The Starfleet characters that comprise the U.S.S. Cerritos' bridge crew include Captain Carol Freeman, voiced by Dawnn Lewis; Commander Jack Ransom, voiced by Jerry O'Connell; Lieutenant Shaxs, voiced by Fred Tatasciore; and Doctor T'Ana, voiced by Gillian Vigman.
STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS is produced by CBS' Eye Animation Productions, CBS Studios' animation arm; Secret Hideout; and Roddenberry Entertainment. Secret Hideout's Alex Kurtzman, Roddenberry Entertainment's Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth, Katie Krentz (219 Productions) and Heather Kadin serve as executive producers alongside creator and showrunner Mike McMahan. Aaron Baiers ("Secret Hideout"), who brought McMahan to the project, also serves as an executive producer. Titmouse ("Big Mouth"), the Emmy Award-winning independent animation production company, serves as the animation studio for the series.
The third season of STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS returns on Thursday, August 25, and streams exclusively on Paramount+ in the U.S. and Latin America and is distributed concurrently by Paramount Global Content Distribution on Amazon Prime Video in Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Japan, India and more and in Canada, airs on Bell Media's CTV Sci-Fi Channel and streams on Crave.
About STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS
STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS is based on the years Captain Christopher Pike manned the helm of the U.S.S. Enterprise. The series features fan favorites from season two of STAR TREK: DISCOVERY: Anson Mount as Captain Christopher Pike, Rebecca Romijn as Number One and Ethan Peck as Science Officer Spock. The series follows Captain Pike, Science Officer Spock and Number One in the years before Captain Kirk boarded the U.S.S. Enterprise, as they explore new worlds around the galaxy.
STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS also stars Jess Bush as Nurse Christine Chapel, Christina Chong as La'an Noonien-Singh, Celia Rose Gooding as Cadet Nyota Uhura, Melissa Navia as Lt. Erica Ortegas and Babs Olusanmokun as Dr. M'Benga.
STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS is produced by CBS Studios, Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment. Akiva Goldsman and Henry Alonso Myers serve as co-showrunners. Goldsman, Alex Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet serve as executive producers in addition to Alonso Myers, Heather Kadin, Frank Siracusa, John Weber, Rod Roddenberry, Trevor Roth and Aaron Baiers.
Season one of STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS, which debuted to critical acclaim earlier this year, is currently available to stream exclusively on Paramount+ in the U.S., U.K., Latin America, Australia, and South Korea and airs on Bell Media's CTV Sci-Fi Channel and streams on Crave in Canada. It will also stream exclusively on Paramount+ in Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland and Austria later this year. The series is distributed by Paramount Global Content Distribution.
About STAR TREK: DISCOVERY
In season four, the latest season of STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, we find Captain Burnham and the crew of the U.S.S. Discovery facing a threat unlike any they've ever encountered. With Federation and non-Federation worlds alike feeling the impact, they must confront the unknown and work together to ensure a hopeful future for all.
The series is produced by CBS Studios in association with Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment. Alex Kurtzman, Michelle Paradise, Heather Kadin, Aaron Baiers, Olatunde Osunsanmi, Frank Siracusa, John Weber, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth serve as executive producers. Alex Kurtzman and Michelle Paradise serve as co-showrunners.
STAR TREK: DISCOVERY season four cast members include Sonequa Martin-Green (Captain Michael Burnham), Doug Jones (Saru), Anthony Rapp (Paul Stamets), Mary Wiseman (Sylvia Tilly), Wilson Cruz (Dr. Hugh Culber), David Ajala (Cleveland "Book" Booker) and Blu del Barrio (Adira).
STAR TREK: DISCOVERY currently streams exclusively on Paramount+ in the U.S. Internationally, the series is available on Paramount+ in Australia, Latin America, the UK, and South Korea, as well as on Pluto TV in Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Switzerland on the Pluto TV Sci-Fi channel. It will also stream exclusively on Paramount+ in Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland and Austria later this year. In Canada, it airs on Bell Media's CTV Sci-Fi Channel and streams on Crave. STAR TREK: DISCOVERY is distributed by Paramount Global Content Distribution.
About STAR TREK: PRODIGY
Developed by Emmy(R) Award winners Kevin and Dan Hageman ("Trollhunters" and "Ninjago"), the CG-animated series STAR TREK: PRODIGY is the first "Star Trek" series aimed at younger audiences, and follows a motley crew of young aliens who must figure out how to work together while navigating a greater galaxy, in search of a better future. These six young outcasts know nothing about the ship they have commandeered - a first in the history of the "Star Trek" franchise - but over the course of their adventures together, they will each be introduced to Starfleet and the ideals it represents.
STAR TREK: PRODIGY is from CBS' Eye Animation Productions, CBS Studios' new animation arm; Nickelodeon Animation Studio, led by President of Animation Ramsey Naito; Secret Hideout; and Roddenberry Entertainment. Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin, Aaron Baiers, Katie Krentz, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth serve as executive producers, alongside co-showrunners Kevin and Dan Hageman. Ben Hibon directs, co-executive produces and serves as the creative lead of the all-new animated series.
The STAR TREK: PRODIGY voice cast includes Kate Mulgrew (Hologram Kathryn Janeway), Brett Gray (Dal), Ella Purnell (Gwyn), Rylee Alazraqui (Rok-Tahk), Angus Imrie (Zero), Jason Mantzoukas (Jankom Pog), Dee Bradley Baker (Murf), John Noble (The Diviner) and Jimmi Simpson (Drednok).
STAR TREK: PRODIGY currently streams exclusively on Paramount+ in the U.S., Latin America, Australia, South Korea, and the UK and is coming soon to Paramount+ in Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and France as well as to Nickelodeon international channels, which are available in 180 countries globally. In Canada, it airs on Bell Media's CTV Sci-Fi Channel and streams on Crave. STAR TREK: PRODIGY is distributed by Paramount Global Content Distribution.
*Live-stream start time is subject to change