It has been 55 years for the reason that tv debut of Star Trek: The Authentic Sequence (TOS), and the franchise continues to broaden its attain in movie and tv, bringing delight to new generations of followers. Paramount+ marked the event with Star Trek Day 2021, a live-streamed occasion staged (and taped for posterity) on the Skirball Cultural Heart in Los Angeles.
Co-hosted by Wil Wheaton (aka Wesley Crusher on Star Trek: The Subsequent Era) and actress Mica Burton (daughter of LeVar Burton), the occasion featured a dwell orchestra and back-to-back panels with forged members and creatives from the brand new technology of Star Trek TV reveals: Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Picard, Star Trek: Unusual New Worlds, and Star Trek Prodigy. These occasions have been interspersed with “legacy moments” that includes such iconic previous forged members as George Takei (Hikaru Sulu, TOS), Cirroc Lofton (Jake Sisco, Star Trek: Deep House 9), Anthony Montgomery (Ensign Travis Mayweather, Star Trek: Enterprise), and Garrett Wang (Ensign Harry Kim, Star Trek: Voyager).
The occasion additionally marked the launch of a month-long “Boldly Go” marketing campaign in honor of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry. Followers worldwide are invited to submit pictures and movies about their hopes for the subsequent 100 years. The Roddenberry Basis will work with its marketing campaign companions to mix the submissions into a bit of art work that may finally be auctioned off, with the proceeds going to help varied nonprofits. The art work will even be etched onto a community of satellites slated to be launched in 2022—”a first-of-its-kind space-based artwork set up.”
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