Celebrate Star Trek's 50th anniversary with documentaries on H&I on September 4!

By: H&I Staff     Posted: August 22, 2016, 4:40PM

Unless you've been living under a Tribble, you know that this is the 50th anniversary of Star Trek. The Original Series premiered on September 8, 1966. To celebrate this stellar birthday, Heroes and Icons presents a special day of programming on Sunday, September 4. After all, we are the network of All Star Trek.

Oh, speaking of which, we're also excited to announce the addition of Star Trek: The Animated Series to our Sunday lineup! The wonderful 1973 series premieres after a slate of four classic documentaries detailing the universe of Star Trek and its fans.

Here's what you will see. (Just a reminder: H&I simultaneously broadcasts on one feed across the country, meaning that a program on at 1PM Eastern airs at 12PM Central, 11AM Mountain, 10AM Pacific.)

Star Trek 25th Anniversary Special (1991)
1pET | 10aPT

Kick off the anniversary by rewinding the clock halfway to another anniversary! Hosted by William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy, this quarter-century mark featured interviews with Gene Roddenberry, DeForest Kelley, George Takei, Walter Koenig, Nichelle Nichols, Ricardo Montalban and fan club president Dan Madsen, not to mention a tour of Space Camp.

Star Trek: Beyond the Final Frontier (2007)
3pET | 12pPT

The documentary, hosted by Leonard Nimoy, follows the creation, preparation and execution of a live auction of Star Trek props from all five series and movies by the Christie's auction house.

Leonard Nimoy: Star Trek Memories (1983)
5pET | 2pPT

"I'll take you on a very personalized tour of Star Trek. I'll tell you where it all began and where it might be going," Nimoy announces at the start of this trip down memory lane (pictured up top).

Star Trek: A Captain’s Log (1994)
6pET | 3pPT

This time, William Shatner takes us on a trip through original series. "In 1964, Gene Roddenberry had a simple idea — a Wagon Train to the stars!" Shatner proclaims in a silvery throne room to start the show. Members of the cast return to reminisce, as always.

Star Trek: The Animated Series
7pET | 4pPT

Here it is, in it regular weekly time slot! A sequel to The Original Series, this Seventies cartoon covered the continuing adventures of the Enterprise. Most of the cast returned to voice their characters, except for Walter Koenig. Many of the writers returned, too, penning gripping follow-ups to classic episodes. Read more about this fascinating show with our 12 fascinating facts about Star Trek: The Animated Series.

Ultimate Trek: Star Trek's Greatest Moments (1999) 
1aET | 10pPT

"Starring celebrity 'Trek' fan Jason Alexander, 'Ultimate Trek' gives viewers a fun and engaging chance to relive some of the many memorable events brought to life on the four 'Trek' series and the movies." 

Journey's End: The Saga of Star Trek (1994) 
2aET | 11pPT

Allow Jonathan Frakes, Commander Riker from The Next Generation, take you on a tour through Gene Roddenberry's beloved series. This documentary will let you in on a few secrets regarding the show's special effects and makeup. It will also try to answer the most important questions about The Enterprise. Like what you ask? You'll just have to tune in! 

Of course, the rest of the usual All Star Trek lineup can be seen on H&I from 8pET-12aET!

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