Star Trek Day 2021 Honors 55 Years on September 8: Official Trailer

Star Trek Day returns with Next Generation star Wil Wheaton and Mica Burton returning to hosting duties at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles will return to the in-person convention format with the 2020 event being completely virtual. Composer Jeff Russo will perform with a live orchestra. Here is the panel schedule regarding the specific Star Trek shows that will be represented:

Star Trek Day 2021 Releases Trailer Celebrating 55 Years, Event Date
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    • An interview with the cast and crew of Prodigy
    • Cirroc Lofton, who played Jake Sisko, hosts the Legacy Moment Deep Space Nine
    • Executive producer Michelle Paradise and stars Blu del Barrio (Adira), Ian Alexander (Gray Tal), and Wilson Cruz (Dr. Hugh Culber) will talk about the upcoming season of Discovery.
    • Anthony Montgomery, who played Travis Mayweather, hosts the Legacy Moment Enterprise.
    • An interview with the cast and executive producers of Strange New Worlds
    • Garrett Wang, who played Harry Kim, hosts the Legacy Moment Voyager
    • Creator Mike McMahan and stars Noël Wells (Tendi) and Eugene Cordero (Rutherford) talk about the second half of season two of Lower Decks
    • George Takei, who played Hikaru Sulu, hosts the Legacy Moment The Original Series
    • LeVar Burton, who played Geordi LaForge, host the Legacy Moment The Next Generation
    • An interview with the cast and crew of Picard on what to expect from season two.

The trailer starts off with Sonequa Martin-Green's Michael Burnham from Star Trek: Discovery as the voiceover, "We've always looked toward the stars to discover who we are" as it shows her face, her flying in the red angel suit, and a close-up of her face. As we transition to some flying aliens, we see Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) handling a butterfly coming the voiceover "to seek the unknown" before it shifts to a shot of Deep Space Nine and the nearby wormhole changing to a shot planetary side "that's why we're here". The video then cuts to Captain James T. Kirk (William Shatner) from The Original Series running up rock-side before seeing his face as his voice continues "because there's no such thing as the unknown. Only things temporary hidden" as the trailer shifts to an overhead canyon shot of two clad in white with creatures scurrying.

As we see a shot of the cast of Picard exploring, the voice changes to Ethan Peck's Spock from Discovery, "There are moments that will test us." Another change to Anson Mount's Christopher Pike, "Be bold. Be Brave. Be courageous" as he's leading Discovery during season two. The next cut goes to a season one Picard from Next Generation saying, "Let's see what's out there." The voice shifts to Avery Brooks' Captain Benjamin Sisko from DS9, "We are explorers. We explore our lives day-by-day" as we're treated from other moments from Star Trek's past and present that includes more cuts of TOS, TNG, Voyager, Discovery, DS9, Lower Decks, Prodigy, Short Treks, Enterprise, and Picard. We get to hear more from Scott Bakula's Capt. Jonathan Archer, Burnham, Brent Spiner's Data from Picard, Picard, Spock, and Doug Jones's Saru from Discovery offering their share of wisdom. Star Trek Day will be on September 8 starting at 8:30 p.m. For more information including scheduling, you can go to StarTrek.com

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