CBS All Access Declares ‘Star Trek’ Day For September 8
by Erik Amaya
Though many Star Trek fans mark September 8th — the day the Original Series debuted on NBC in 1966 — as a special occasion, it has never had the same marketing push from the copyright holder Lucasfilm and Disney put behind May the Fourth. But this about to change as CBS All Access has declared this coming September 8th will be Star Trek Day.
To celebrate, the streaming service will host three hours of panels on the Star Trek official site. Each will focus on a specific Star Trek show and feature guests like Star Trek: Discovery‘s Sonequa Martin-Green, Star Trek Deep Space Nine‘s Nana Vistor and the original series’ George Takei. There will also be a special session focusing on Star Trek: Strange New Worlds with stars Anson Mount, Ethan Peck, and Rebecca Romijn. There will also be some love for Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Enterprise with cast and crew appearing as well.
Star Trek Day seems to be taking its cues from DC FanDome, so expect the panels to vary in length — with Strange New Worlds on the shorter end as production has yet to begin — and range from The Next Generation cast members goofing on each other to the DS9 crew proving once again that the show was and is an underrated gem.
There will also be opportunities for fan interaction, merchandise, and more. Check out all the details at the official Star Trek site.
Star Trek Day commences at noon pacific on September 8th.