TV Land Streams Star Trek Episodes OnlineBy Michelle
November 8, 2006 - 6:27 PM
TV Land will celebrate the launch of Star Trek on the network by streaming episodes online for free and reuniting cast members for live video chats.
Broadcast Newsroom reported that beginning November 19th, TV Land would kick off 'Space Week' to celebrate Star Trek's arrival at the network. For the first time ever on the web, free streaming episodes will be available at TVLand.com. The network is also offering an online Star Trek trivia game, episodes of other TV Land shows that feature members of the Star Trek cast and a broadcast of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.
On November 19th, fans can also chat live at 9 p.m. Eastern time with George Takei (Sulu), Walter Koenig (Chekov) and Nichelle Nichols (Uhura). Then, beginning on November 20th, Star Trek will move into a regular time slot of 11 p.m. weekdays.
The online video game, "Is It Logical?", shows players short video clips and tests knowledge of Star Trek background. An additional "Captain's Blog" lets viewers in essence write fan fiction about what went on behind the scenes during popular episodes. TV Land's online site also hosts an episode guide and message boards to discuss the show.
And TVLand.com will offer exclusive interviews with Takei, William Shatner (Kirk) and Leonard Nimoy (Spock), plus a look at how Star Trek impacted scientists, historians and others.