STAR TREK DOCUMENTARY AIR DATE ANNOUNCED

STAR TREK DOCUMENTARY AIR DATE ANNOUNCED

STAR TREK DOCUMENTARY AIR DATE ANNOUNCED

The all-new, upcoming sci-fi documentary, The Center Seat: 55 Years of Stak Trek, has now been given a premiere date.

Fans have already experienced a global party when everyone came together (albeit virtually) for Star Trek Day back on 8 September, but with Destination Star Trek mere weeks away, on 12 - 14 November it seems the celebrations are ongoing.

According to TrekMovie.com, the new series will begin showing on The History Channel and History Vault, which is celebrating over half a century (55 years, to be exact) of all things Trekkie-related.

Center Seat will begin its run of four, weekly episodes from 5 November and will air each Friday, so there's not long to wait. Overall, there are in fact 10 parts to the doc series that will explore a different chapter in the ST universe per one. The remaining six parts will be available to watch via the History Vault subscription service they have. The good news is that you can take out a one-week free trial for History Vault, which is also available to watch through Amazon Prime Channels.

Take a look at the trailer here:

The 10-part documentary is directed by Brian Volk-Weiss and is produced by The Nacelle Company, who are the creative minds behind 50 Years of Star Trek from 2016 and Netflix shows The Toys That Made Us and The Movies That Made Us

Presented by ST alumi Gates McFadden, who famously played Dr. Beverly Crusher in a string of franchise movies, including Generations, First Contact, Insurrection and Nemesis in the 1990s and early 2000s, she also appeared in the Star Trek: The Next Generation television show between 1987 to 1994.

Each part will explore "lesser-known stories about the franchise from the importance of addressing timely topics, the creation of the character Spock, the unrelenting fans that kept the show on air, and the reruns that gave it new life,” according to the site.

It's set to focus on all aspects of ST lore, including The Animated Series, and the contrasts between the small and big-screen ventures. It is set to offer fans plenty, as "The definitive in-depth journey honors the creative pioneers in sci-fi excellency and shares the impactful, sometimes risky, decisions behind pivotal moments in television history and how they ultimately made it to the small screen.”

So, expect a plethora of insight and behind-the-scenes moments, as  cast and crews from across the generations get in front of the camera to spill all. If you can't wait to hear who will appear, the following names should help: 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, Penny Johnson, 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.