Star Trek’s 50th anniversary is beaming to a screen near you

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The 50th anniversary of the cult classic Star Trek is just around the corner. The original series premiered on September 8, 1966, and to celebrate its amazing legacy, Heroes & Icons will be broadcasting a programming extravaganza centering on our favorite starship crew. The marathon will include episodes from all five of the Star Trek live-action series, six rarely seen Star Trek documentaries, and Star Trek: The Animated Series. Find the official press release below, and tune in beginning on September 4!

-The Collected Mutineer

HEROES & ICONS TV NETWORK ADDS ‘STAR TREK: THE ANIMATED SERIES’ TO LIVE ACTION ‘ALL STAR TREK’ BROADCAST LINEUP

‘Star Trek: 50 Iconic Years’ 14-hour Salute Includes Launch of ‘Star Trek’ Animated Episodes Plus Special Airing of Six ‘Star Trek’ Documentaries on Sunday, September 4th

(08/29/16 – Chicago, IL) – Heroes & Icons TV Network (H&I) is beaming up weekly Sunday evening broadcasts of the Emmy Award-Winning Star Trek: The Animated Series beginning Sunday, September 4, 2016, at 7:00 and 7:30pm/ET. The debut helps mark the 50th anniversary of the 1966 premiere of Star Trek: The Original Series. Adding fireworks to H&Is Star Trek: 50 Iconic Years programming celebration are broadcasts of all five Star Trek live action series plus six rarely seen authentic Star Trek documentaries featuring interviews with creator Gene Roddenberry, and stars William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Deforest Kelly, George Takei and others.

The full-day documentary schedule includes: Star Trek 50 Iconic Years – Special Documentary Programming Block

  • 1-3pm/ET: Star Trek 25th Anniversary Special (1991)
  • 3-4pm/ET: Star Trek: Beyond the Final Frontier (2007)
  • 5-6pm/ET: Leonard Nimoy: Star Trek Memories (1983)
  • 6-7pm/ET: Star Trek: A Captain’s Log (1994)
  • 1-2am/ET: Ultimate Trek: Star Trek’s Greatest Moments (1999)
  • 2-3am/ET: Journey’s End: Saga of Star Trek Next Generation (1994)

“The debut of these rarely seen animated episodes alongside all five live action series on broadcast TV, combined with the rare broadcast of six historical Star Trek documentaries, are all part of H&I’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of Star Trek: The Original Series, and further cements Heroes & Icons TV Network (H&I) as the premiere destination for each iconic Star Trek program,” said Neal Sabin, Vice Chairman of Weigel Broadcasting Co.

Star Trek: The Animated Series expands H&I TV’s weekly broadcast of all five live action Star Trek TV programs, including: Star Trek: The Original Series, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek Voyager, and Star Trek: Enterprise. These live action series air six nights a week on the H&I TV Network, Sunday nights beginning at 8:00pm/ET and weeknights beginning at 6:00pm/ET. Viewers can find out where to watch each night of All Star Trek programming on the H&I AllStarTrek.com website.

About Star Trek: The Animated Series

Star Trek: The Animated Series originally premiered in 1973 as a Saturday morning cartoon four years after Star Trek: The Original Series‘ final season and features characters voiced by their original actors, including Leonard Nimoy (who voiced every single episode) and William Shatner. The series enjoyed a positive critical reception and would go on to be the first Star Trek TV series to win an Emmy Award, named Outstanding Entertainment – Children’s Series in the 1975 Daytime Emmy Awards.

About All Star Trek on Heroes & Icons TV Network (H&I)

Fifty years ago in 1966, the original Star Trek series debuted on television, transporting viewers to a creative universe that grew to include five successful live action television shows, an animated series and many movies. Now the H&I Network is providing fans and viewers of all generations the unique opportunity to enjoy the complete package of all six Star Trek series together on one network.

This historic television programming airs each week as a continuous 6-hour block on Sunday nights, and as 5 hours each weeknight Monday through Friday. H&I’s All Star Trek began with the very first episode of each iconic series and is broadcasting them all in sequence. Viewers can find out where to watch each night of All Star Trek programming on the H&I AllStarTrek.com website.

All Star Trek joins the impressive H&I Network programming lineup of heroic TV characters and iconic TV series including NYPD Blue, Hill Street Blues, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Xena: Warrior Princess, Hunter, Renegade, Kung Fu, 21 Jump Street, The Commish and more. Debuting as a national broadcast network in September, 2014, H&I is currently available in 64% of the country. Complete local market tune-in information, air times and network schedules can be found at heroesandiconstv.com.

About Weigel Broadcasting Co.

Weigel Broadcasting Co. is a Chicago based business, family owned since 1965. Weigel and its affiliated companies own and operate network and independent television stations in Chicago, Milwaukee and South Bend, Indiana. In addition, Weigel is the leader in the multicast television network space with “MeTV”, Memorable Entertainment Television being the number one rated and distributed network in the space, as well as the “Movies!” Network in cooperation with the Fox Television Stations, “H&I” Heroes & Icons, plus the new “DECADES” Network in partnership with the CBS Television Station Group.

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