History Channel To Air Special on Star TrekBy Michelle
January 10, 2007 - 10:27 PM
The History Channel will air a documentary narrated by Leonard Nimoy (Spock) next month about the Star Trek phenomenon.
Produced to celebrate the franchise's 40th anniversary, Star Trek: Beyond the Final Frontier features interviews with many of the stars from the four spinoff series, including Patrick Stewart (Captain Picard), Avery Brooks (Captain Sisko) and Kate Mulgrew (Captain Janeway), according to StarTrek.com.
Nimoy, who hosts the documentary, will also introduce people who worked as crewmembers on the shows - writers, directors, visual effects artists, costume designers and more.
Beyond the Final Frontier will look at Star Trek fandom from conventions to the recent auction of props and costumes that raised thousands more dollars than predicted. Footage from the auction serves as a launch point to describe the impact of Star Trek on its fans. The History Channel broadcast the auction live on its web site, History.com, last October.
However, science fiction fans may have a dilemma, since the show is scheduled to air Monday, February 19 at 9:00 p.m. - the regular time slot for NBC's science fiction hit Heroes, featuring Trekkie character Hiro Nakamura and perhaps, by then, his father, played by George Takei (Sulu).