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Paramount+ Producing Live-Streamed ‘Star Trek Day’ Celebration Sept. 8

Paramount+ is producing a live-streamed “Star Trek Day” celebration on Sept. 8 (noon PT, 3 p.m. ET) from the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.

“Star Trek Day” will feature in-person conversations with cast members from the “Star Trek” universe, along with announcements and reveals. The live-streamed celebration and additional information on “Star Trek Day” programming and initiatives can be found at StarTrek.com/Day. 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 United States only, on Paramount+’s Twitch page.

On Sept. 8, 1966, “Star Trek” debuted in the U.S. 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 the premiere and the franchise’s enduring legacy with the service’s third annual “Star Trek Day” celebration.

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,” will offer up 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 and present.

The conversations will include the casts from “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; and “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:

  • a “Nichelle Nichols Tribute,” featuring a special video to honor the impact and influence of Nichelle Nichols;
  • a behind-the-scenes 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 fan will be transformed into a “Star Trek” alien by a series make-up artist;
  • a “Star Trek” cosplay runway, hosted by Jackie Cox, in which fans will strut the runway in their finest “Star Trek” cosplay;
  • special musical guest Reggie Watts from “The Late Show With James Corden”; and
  • stand-up comedy with Brian Posehn (“Mr. Show,” “The Big Bang Theory”).

 

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After their initial airing, the conversation portions of the event will be available on-demand on Paramount+.

“Star Trek Day” will also be celebrated  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 Sept. 7-8. 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 3D alien planets, classic starships and iconic characters as they interact with both the virtual and physical worlds. U.S. locations are Los Angeles at The Grove, New York at Hudson Yards, Chicago at Water Tower Place. International locations are London at the Science Museum; São Paulo, Brazil, at Shopping Cidade São Paulo (Note: Brazil dates are Sept. 8-9); and Melbourne, Australia at Federation Square.

Also, 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 champion diversity, equity and innovation, in honor of the late Nichelle Nichols.

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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