The EPIX network has announced that it will present an all-day tribute to Gene Roddenberry’s classic science fiction franchise with Star Trek Fest, including the world television premiere of last summer’s hit Star Trek: Into Darkness, on Sunday, February 16th at 8 pm ET, along with original, all-new commentary from two of the original series stars, Leonard Nimoy and the king of Facebook himself, George Takei.
Immediately preceding the premiere, Star Trek Fest will feature a special, A Conversation With Leonard Nimoy, in which Nimoy shares his personal insights and anecdotes from his almost fifty year involvement with the Star Trek franchise. The line-up will be punctuated with special segments from George Takei throughout the marathon.
Star Trek Fest begins at 6 am ET on February 16th with the entire programming line-up available all month long via EPIX On Demand, EPIX.com, and all the various EPIX apps. Epix may have botched the launch of Patton Oswalt’s latest stand up special, but maybe Star Trek Fest will help them make amends to disappointed nerds everywhere.
The full schedule for Star Trek Fest (all times EST):
6:00 AM – The Captains Close-Up: William Shatner EPIX Original Documentary
6:45 AM –Trekkies
8:15 AM – The Captains Close-Up: Patrick Stewart EPIX Original Documentary
8:50 AM – Star Trek: The Motion Picture
11:05 AM – Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
1:05 PM – Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
2:55 PM – William Shatner’s Get a Life! EPIX Original Documentary
4:00 PM –Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
5:50 PM – Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
7:45 PM –A Conversation with Leonard Nimoy EPIX Special Presentation
8:00 PM –Star Trek Into Darkness World Television Premiere
10:15 PM – Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
12:05 AM – Star Trek Into Darkness
2:20 AM – Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
4:20 AM – The Captains EPIX Original Documentary