This 12 months, “Star Trek: The Original Series” popped the cork on its fifty fifth birthday and followers might be celebrating deep into the autumn as recent Trek-centric choices proceed to enter Earth’s orbit.
Besides the debut of the brand new animated sequence “Star Trek: Prodigy” (Oct. 28) and the fourth season of “Star Trek: Discovery” (Nov. 18), Trekkies ought to circle Nov. 5 for the premiere episode of the History Channel’s multi-episode documentary sequence, “The Center Seat: 55 Years of Star Trek.“
Narrated by “Star Trek: The Next Generation’s” Gates McFadden, “The Center Seat” is directed by Brian Volk-Weiss (Netflix’s “The Movies That Made Us,” “The Toys That Made Us”) and produced by The Nacelle Company, the identical inventive staff behind History’s 2016 “50 Years of Star Trek” documentary. You can take a look at its remaining trailer above.
If you are questioning how one can watch “Star Trek” now to organize for the sequence, take a look at our Star Trek streaming guide to see the place to look at all the motion pictures and TV reveals on-line.
Each of “The Center Seat’s” 10 installments targets a distinct chapter in “Star Trek” historical past with a definitive in-depth journey behind the scenes of considered one of TV’s landmark properties. It’s a far-reaching exploration of the franchise that particulars the way it started, the place it has been, and the way it’s boldly going the place no tv sequence has ever gone earlier than.
Topics vary from its genesis at Lucille Ball’s legendary manufacturing firm Desilu, to its later incarnations as “Deep Space Nine” and “Voyager.” It presents unique interviews with solid, crew, and specialists as they reveal uncommon backstage tales and intriguing insights. “The Center Seat” additionally focuses on lesser-known corners of the franchise like “The Animated Series” and “Phase II.”
Never-seen interviews embrace chats with “Star Trek” luminaries like Nichelle Nichols, Brent Spiner, Kirstie Alley, Walter Koenig, Kate Mulgrew, Denise Crosby, Wil Wheaton, John De Lancie, Nicholas Meyer, Ronald D. Moore, Brannon Braga, Nana Visitor, Robert Picardo, Ethan Phillips, Diana Muldaur, Nicole de Boer, Roxann Dawson, Robert Beltran, Tim Russ, John Billingsley, John Dykstra, D.C. Fontana, Rick Berman and F. Murray Abraham.
The first 4 episodes of “The Center Seat: 55 Years of Star Trek” will premiere on the History Channel every week beginning Friday, Nov. 5 at 10pm ET/PT, with six further episodes accessible on “History Vault,” the community’s subscription video service, which is on the market for $4.99 a month.