It's about time Star Trek fans set their phasers to celebrate. With this year marking Star Trek’s golden anniversary of 50 years, the much beloved franchise is doing all it can to honor its long history. Unsurprisingly, much of its fanfare is going towards the newest Star Trek movie and upcoming television series. And, as San Diego Comic Con sits just beyond the horizon, the convention is promising to stun attendees with its stellar Star Trek commemoration.
To kick-off the celebrations, Bryan Fuller has confirmed he will be moderating a star-studded Star Trek panel at SDCC on July 23rd from 2-3 PM at the famed Hall H. The panel, entitled Star Trek: Celebrating 50 Years, is set to reveal information about the new Star Trek TV series which will air on CBS. Fuller is set to executive produce the series, and he'll be joined on-stage by stars like William Shatner, Michael Dorn, Brent Spiner, Jeri Ryan, and Scott Bakula. The panel will feature what is sure to be an exciting Q&A as the Star Trek squad swaps show secrets with one another.
By no means is this panel the only thing Star Trek is beaming over to SDCC this month. Paramount has already announced they will hosting the world premiere of Star Trek Beyond at the convention. The studio will be hosting the premiere outside in IMAX, and the showing will start with the film’s cast and crew greeting fans following a live concert by the San Diego symphony orchestra. Beyond the film, there are other Star Trek panels planned for SDCC this year such as: Trek Talks: Science, the Smithsonian, and Star Trek; Star Trek: The Rodenberry Vault, Trek Talks: Star Trek and NASA Boldly Go; Star Trek the Official Starships Collection: Designing and Filming Starships; Star Trek: Five Decades of Comics.
With SDCC in its sights, Star Trek is ready to explore the familiar frontier as it gears up to celebrate 50 years of sci-fi fun. And, judging by the franchise’s huge convention line-up this year, it seems as if Star Trek is about to boldly go wherever its fan will take it.