Star Trek Day Promises a Big Day of Celebration for Fans Around the World

ytsfreeSeptember 7, 2022

Trekkies, get ready. On September 8, 2022, Star Trek Day, there is much in store for all the fans from the days of William Shatner (Captain Kirk) and all who came after him. Not only does this year mark the original series starring premiere with the episode, The Man Trap, on this day in 1966, it is also the 40th anniversary of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. The celebratory event will be livestreamed on the website at starktrek.com/day with the day’s events beginning at 3:00 p.m. ET when the broadcast goes live from the Skirball Center in Los Angeles, California. Fans can also livestream the event on the official YouTube pages for Paramount and Facebook (@StarTrek), Twitter (@StarTrekonPPlus) and TikTok (@ParamountPlus). It will also be available to stream for free in the U.S. only on Paramount+’s Twitch page.

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Star Trek Day will be hosted by Star Trek: Lower Decks alum Tawny Newsome and Paul F. Tompkins and will feature back-to-back, in-person conversations with cast members from the Star Trek universe, along with exciting announcements and reveals throughout. There will be a red-carpet event to kick things off with co-hosts Jackie Cox (RuPaul’s Drag Race) and Mary Chieffo (Star Trek: Discovery) chatting with Star Trek cast members past and present.

Related: Nichelle Nichols To Be Honored on Star Trek Day

What Else Fans Can Expect to See on Star Trek Day

Cast members expected to appear include Jeri Ryan, Michelle Hurd, Noel Wells, Dawnn Lewis, Brett Gray, Kate Mulgrew, Rebecca Romijn, Jess Bush, Christina Chong, Celia Rose Gooding, Melissa Navia and Babs Olusanmokun with a few surprises as well.


Events will include a Nichelle Nichols tribute, a behind-the-scenes tour of Discovery with Wilson Cruz from Toronto, Canada where the show is filmed, a cosplay runway where fans will strut their best Star Trek stuff, musical guest Reggie Watts, and stand-up comedy from Brian Posehn. One lucky fan will get the chance to be transformed into a Star Trek alien by a Star Trek series make-up artist. Fans in select cities around the world will get a chance to experience Star Trek Augmented Reality Delta Portals.

The Delta Portals will be set up for a limited time in select cities internationally, from Sept. 7 to Sept 8, 2022. 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 and will feature 3D alien planets, classic starships and iconic characters as they interact with both the virtual and physical worlds. Delta Portals will appear in the following locations:


Los Angeles: The Grove, New York: Hudson Yards, Chicago: Water Tower Place, London, United Kingdom: Science Museum,

São Paulo, Brazil: Shopping Cidade São Paulo (Note: Brazil dates are Sept. 8 to Sept. 9), Melbourne, Australia: Federation Square

For every person who tweets the hashtag #StarTrekUnitedGives, $1 will be donated and divided equally by Paramount+ and the Roddenberry Foundation to organizations who do the real-world work of championing equality, social justice, the arts and innovation. This year’s donations will be made in honor of Nichelle Nichols.

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