50 years of star trek in history channel
“50 Years of Star Trek” celebrates the iconic Star Trek franchise
that has spanned generations and spawned a diehard cult following. Cast
and creators, including Leonard Nimoy in one of his final full length
interviews, give an inside look into the series and reflect on its
legacy. The two-hour documentary “50 Years of Star Trek” premieres
Sunday, August 14 at 8pm ET/PT on HISTORY®.
From primetime television series to worldwide blockbuster, the Star
Trek franchise has long been a pop culture phenomenon. Directed by Ian
Roumain, “50 Years of Star Trek” explores the series with those who know
it best. The documentary features interviews with cast members and
creators from all Star Trek television series and films including Whoopi
Goldberg (“Guinan”), Jonathan Frakes (“Riker”), Nichelle Nichols
(“Uhura”), J.J. Abrams, Bryan Fuller, and Simon Pegg as they reflect on
their contribution to the ground breaking franchise and reveal their
all-time favorite episodes and iconic moments from the past 50 years.
The documentary also highlights the unique fan culture the series has
created. Notable Trekkies Michael McKean, Olivia Munn, Bruce Campbell
and others share their memories about the series and explore how it has
impacted American history and culture.
“50 Years of Star Trek” also includes one of the final full length
television interviews with Leonard Nimoy, the beloved actor who
originated the role of Spock. Nimoy shares memories and stories from the
five decades he spent aboard the USS Enterprise.
“50 Years of Star Trek” is produced by New Wave Entertainment.
Executive producers for New Wave Entertainment are Brian Volk Weiss and