Saturday, September 09, 2023

Paramount Invites Fans to a Special Global 'Star Trek Day' Celebration on September 8

Star Trek Day 2023 | Paramount+

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Jerry O'Connell (Star Trek: Lower Decks) hosts a celebration of all things Star Trek, including 50 years of animation in the final frontier as well as a look at Star Trek: Discovery and the modern age of Star Trek. Plus, Tawny Newsome (Star Trek: Lower Decks) and Eugene Cordero (Star Trek: Lower Decks) react to some of the wildest moments in Star Trek history, Jackie Cox (RuPaul's Drag Race) takes to the streets in search of Star Trek fans, and much more!

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Paramount+, the Home of STAR TREK, Celebrates Its Fourth Annual
“Star Trek Day” with a Special Program Hosted by Jerry O’Connell

CBS Television Network to Broadcast the First Two Episodes of the Hit Paramount+ Original Series STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS
With Back-to-Back Special Airings, Beginning at 8 p.m. ET/PT

“Star Trek: The Animated Celebration” Brings STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS Screenings to Fans in Multiple Cities

Watch the “Star Trek Day” Special Program Teaser Trailer Below

Star Trek Day 2023

August 24, 2023 – Join Paramount+, the CBS Television Network, CBS Studios and fans from around the world for the annual “Star Trek Day” global celebration on Friday, September 8. This year’s special program is hosted by STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS’ Jerry O’Connell on Paramount+ and features special STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS screenings across the U.S., the UK and Canada in anticipation of the upcoming fourth season, special airings of STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS on CBS and more.

Additional information on “Star Trek Day” programming and initiatives can be found at

On September 8, 1966, STAR TREK debuted for the first time on television with “The Man Trap.” On that day, STAR TREK creator Gene Roddenberry introduced audiences to a world that championed diversity, inclusion, acceptance and hope. Fifty-seven years later, Paramount honors this important day and the franchise’s enduring legacy by providing fans with memorable ways to enjoy and celebrate all things STAR TREK.

Additional information on Paramount’s “Star Trek Day” global celebration and initiatives is below:


On September 8, fans worldwide can watch the “Star Trek Day” special program, hosted by STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS’ Commander Jack Ransom, himself, Jerry O’Connell. A salute to the franchise, the special program will include segments that look back at memorable moments over the past 57 years; commemorate 50 years of STAR TREK animation; pay tribute to STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, ahead of its final season; provide an exclusive sneak-peek clip from the upcoming fourth season of STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS; and commemorate many other moments that highlight STAR TREK’s legacy.

The “Star Trek Day” special will be available to watch for free globally on, YouTube (Paramount+ and STAR TREK Official pages), Twitch (ParamountPlus) and Facebook (@StarTrekOnPPlus and @StarTrek). In the U.S., the special will be available to stream on Paramount+, Pluto TV (Paramount+ Picks, STAR TREK, More STAR TREK and Pluto TV Sci-Fi channels) and Mixable and will air on select local CBS affiliates, Comedy Central, Paramount Network, Pop TV, Fave TV and


The CBS Television Network will broadcast the first two episodes of the hit Paramount+ original series STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS with back-to-back special airings, beginning at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

  • Episode 101, Series Premiere: “Strange New Worlds” – When one of Pike’s officers goes missing while on a secret mission for Starfleet, Pike (Anson Mount) has to come out of self-imposed exile. He must navigate how to rescue his officer while struggling with what to do with the vision of the future he’s been given.

Teleplay by Akiva Goldsman; story by Akiva Goldsman, Alex Kurtzman & Jenny Lumet; directed by Akiva Goldsman

  • Episode 102: “Children of the Comet” – While on a survey mission, the U.S.S. Enterprise discovers a comet is going to strike an inhabited planet. The crew tries to re-route the comet, only to find that an ancient alien relic buried on the comet’s icy surface is somehow stopping them. As the away team tries to unlock the relic’s secrets, Pike (Anson Mount) and Number One (Rebecca Romijn) deal with a group of zealots who want to prevent the U.S.S. Enterprise from interfering.

Written by Henry Alonso Myers & Sarah Tarkoff; directed by Maja Vrvilo


The animated universe of STAR TREK began 50 years ago on September 8, with STAR TREK: THE ANIMATED SERIES. This “Star Trek Day” commemorates the 50th anniversary with an evening of cartoon comedy, including four specially selected episodes of the hit animated series STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS. Fans can attend these exclusive, free promotional screenings and experience the brand-new season of STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS on the big screen. The day is jam-packed with sneak peeks and surprises, free concessions, giveaways and more! This is a can’t-miss event for long-time fans of STAR TREK and adult animation across the U.S., Canada and the UK.

All screenings are free to attend, and fans can register at STAR TREK ANIMATED CELEBRATION SCREENINGS on Thursday, August 24, at 9 a.m. PT / 12 p.m. ET. The special STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS fan screenings will take place in Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Diego, St. Louis, Washington D.C., Vancouver, Calgary and London.


On September 8, fans can use the code STARTREKDAY for 25 percent off sitewide at, which includes curated “Star Trek Day” and STAR TREK: THE ANIMATED SERIES collections.

For more information about Paramount+ and STAR TREK original programming, including STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS and STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS, please visit and follow @ParamountPlus and @StarTrekonPPlus on Facebook, Instagram, Threads, TikTok and Twitter through the official #StarTrek handles @StarTrek on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/TikTok.

About Paramount+

Paramount+, a direct-to-consumer digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service, combines live sports, breaking news and a Mountain of Entertainment™. The premium streaming service features an expansive library of original series, hit shows and popular movies across every genre from world-renowned brands and production studios, including BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures and the Smithsonian Channel. Paramount+ with SHOWTIME, the service's cornerstone plan, is also home to SHOWTIME® content, including scripted hits, critically acclaimed nonfiction projects, SHOWTIME SPORTS® (including industry-leading SHOWTIME BOXING®) and films. This premium plan includes unmatched events and sports programming through the local live CBS stream, including golf, basketball and more, plus streaming access to CBS News Network for 24/7 news and CBS Sports HQ for sports news and analysis.

For more information about Paramount+, please visit and follow @ParamountPlus on social platforms.

About STAR TREK on Paramount+

Paramount+ is the streaming home of STAR TREK, featuring a robust library of STAR TREK series, which includes all seasons of classic favorites such as STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES and STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION; the Paramount+ original series STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, STAR TREK: PICARD, STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS and the animated series STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS; and the complete lineup of STAR TREK films.

Stream the full STAR TREK Collection on Paramount+ here.

For additional info on and photography from Paramount+ series STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, STAR TREK: PICARD, STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS and STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS, please click here.

About CBS Studios

CBS Studios is one of the world’s leading suppliers of entertainment programming, with more than 60 series currently in production for broadcast and cable networks, streaming services and other emerging platforms. The Studio’s expansive portfolio spans a diverse slate of commercially successful and critically acclaimed scripted programming, which includes genre-defining franchises such as “NCIS,” “CSI” and the ever-growing “Star Trek” universe, award-winning late night and daytime talk shows, as well as an extensive library of iconic intellectual property. The Studio also develops and produces local language and international content originating outside of the U.S. with series in the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Australia.

@StarTrekonPPlus, @StarTrek, @ParamountPlus



In the U.K., the Star Trek Animated Celebration screening will take place at Curzon Soho in London.


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Originally published: August 25, 2023.

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