Today marks the 55th anniversary of the first airing of “Star Trek.” A tremendous day for science fiction and television history, to be sure. The powers that be (aka Paramount) hosted an hours-long event today in Los Angeles, CA to celebrate all things Trek.
The live stream has been amazingly wonderful, featuring panels, sneak peeks, surprise guests, and a live orchestra!
Some of the news blurbs from the event included release dates for all of the upcoming “Star Trek” series on Paramount+, which sees the return of “Star Trek: Discovery,” as well as debuts of all new series “Strange New Worlds,” and “Prodigy.”
Animated series “Star Trek: Prodigy” will premiere on October 28th, 2021.
“Star Trek: Strange New Worlds!” We just need to take a second to really gush about the fact that we’re gonna see some truly iconic characters. Celia Rose Gooding will be taking on the role of Lt. Uhura, originated by the one and only Nichelle Nichols. Jess Bush will be taking on the role of Nurse Christine Chapell, originated by Majel Barrett Roddenberry. Babs Olusanmokun will be taking on the role of Dr. M’Benga, originated by Booker Bradshaw.
There are also some new faces and characters, you can meet them in the video below.
“Star Trek: Discovery” season 4 will debut on November 18th, 2021. You can watch the new teaser over on StarTrek.com here.
There was a trailer released for the back half of animated series “Star Trek: Lower Decks” second season!
As you may know, a newly remastered director’s edition of “Star Trek: The Motion Picture” is coming, and Paramount+ unveiled a new look at it!
Jeri Ryan introduced a new trailer for season two of “Star Trek: Picard,” which details exactly how the Borg Queen will return. AND, shared the news that Paramount+ has already ordered a 3rd season of the show!
You can catch the live stream (which is still going!) on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube via the official Star Trek on Paramount+ account.
But also, can we just take a minute to appreciate the golden age of Gene Roddenberry‘s creation we find ourselves in? As a life long Trek fan, this is wonderful and amazing to see.