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55 Years of Star Trek docuseries on IMDb TV

February 10, 2022

By Nik Roseveare

IMDb TV UK is celebrating the 55th anniversary of the iconic Star Trek franchise with the 11-part docuseries from The Nacelle Company, The Center Seat: 55 Years of Star Trek. The series will premiere on March 18th.

Directed by Brian Volk-Weiss (Behind the Attraction, The Movies That Made Us, The Toys That Made Us) and narrated and executive produced by Gates McFadden (Star Trek: The Next Generation, InvestiGates: Who Do You Think You Are?), the docuseries shares rare details of how Star Trek began, where it’s been, and how it’s boldly going where no television series has gone before.

Each episode focuses on a different chapter in the sci-fi drama’s history, chronicling its inception at Lucille Ball’s legendary production company Desilu, television adaptations, and projects like The Animated Series and Phase II. The definitive in-depth journey will honour the creative pioneers and share the impactful, sometimes risky, decisions behind pivotal moments in television history and how they ultimately made it to the small screen.

The show includes contributions from Star Trek lore such as Leonard Nimoy, Nichelle Nichols, Brent Spiner, Kirstie Alley, Walter Koenig, Kate Mulgrew, Denise Crosby, Wil Wheaton, John de Lancie, Nicholas Meyer, Ronald D. Moore, Brannon Braga, Nana Visitor, Robert Picardo, Penny Johnson Jerald, Ethan Phillips, Diana Muldaur, Nicole de Boer, Roxann Dawson, Robert Beltran, Tim Russ, John Billingsley, John Dykstra, D.C. Fontana, Rick Berman, and F. Murray Abraham.

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