On September 8th, 1966, the world first met a group of people, and a ship, that would change our lives forever. Pitched as “wagon train to the stars,” and brought to TV by the force of Lucille Ball’s will, Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek hit tiny television screens around the world and immediately captured hearts and minds. Through three seasons, and decades in syndication, The Original Series started a movement that still lasts today, more than half a century later. We live in a time where there’s more new Star Trek than ever before, and we’re joining with the rest of our Star Trek Family to celebrate the franchise’s birthday.
From September 8th at 8am PT (17:00 CEST) til September 22nd at 10am PT 19:00 CEST), on all platforms, there will be a special Starfleet Museum in orbit above Deep Space Nine and Earth Space Dock. The museum contains the starring ships from Star Trek movies, television, and more. Hailing each ship will give you words from their crew, and both in universe and behind the scenes facts about the ship and show. Hailing all ten of the ships will grant you a special title: Historical Documents Expert.
And make sure you head to https://www.startrek.com/day today for a full day of panels and more, including looks at Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, and Star Trek: Prodigy! It all starts today at 5:30 PT, kicking off with an epic orchestra opening.
We hope you enjoy this celebration, Captains! Happy Star Trek Day!