Resistance is Futile ... So Tune-In to TV Land and TVLand.com as the Network Launches Star Trek Throughout November
TVLand.com Now Airing Full-Length Episodes and Reunites Cast Members for
Live Video Chat on November 19
TV Land Programs 'Space Week' in Preparation for Star Trek Beaming Down To
TV Land Beginning November 17
NEW YORK, Nov. 2 -- TV Land celebrates the launch of the
cult classic series Star Trek as the network and its website prepare for
Captain Kirk and The Starship Enterprise to continue to "live long and
prosper." The celebration includes the following: free streaming episodes
of the series on TVLand.com (first time ever offered free on the Web); an
online Star Trek videoclip game with fun factoids about the series; TV
Land's "Space Week" featuring special space-themed episodes of the
network's shows, episodes of TV Land's programming that feature guest
appearances by members of the Star Trek cast and the full-length feature
film Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan; a marathon showing a total of 30
episodes of the series and a live video chat on TVLand.com on November 19
at 9pm ET reuniting cast members George Takei, Walter Koenig and Nichelle
Nichols. Star Trek will air in its regular time slot of 11pm (ET/PT) on TV
Land beginning November 20.
TVLand.com kicks-off the festivities as the website is offering free
streaming full-length episodes of Star Trek beginning now through November
8. During this time, fans will have access to five of the most popular
episodes of the series including: "Where No Man Has Gone Before," "Space
Seed," "The City on the Edge of Forever," "Amok Time" and "The Trouble with
Tribbles." This is the first time Star Trek episodes are available for free
on the Web.
Additionally, TVLand.com is hosting a variety of fun features for fans
of the series including:
* "Is It Logical?" -- a Star Trek Videoclip trivia game which lets
players test their knowledge on the series with questions, factoids and
* Captain's Blog -- the famous Captain's Log is the official record of
the USS Enterprise's adventures but this Captain's Blog lets users take the
controls. By grabbing a character's name -- either one of the famous senior
crew members or a previously-unknown one -- fans can post "hidden" stories
behind the adventures, as well as news about starship life.
* Why Star Trek? -- An appreciation of The First Generation,
considering why has it become the most successful TV franchise in history.
* Classic clips -- this section of the site will give users the ability
to relive the series through a variety of clips.
* A videoclip of Mira Sorvino presenting Star Trek with the Pop Culture
Award at the 2003 TV Land Awards.
* Episode guide with show descriptions and cast information.
* Message Boards -- gives fans ability to connect with our online Star
* Exclusive TVLand.com interviews with Leonard Nimoy, George Takei and
Additionally, in mid-November, TVLand.com's broadband media player will
run two original pieces including Dreaming of Star Trek, which looks at
Star Trek's impact on scientists, writers, comedians and others as well as
Star Trek at Christie's which will feature Star Trek props recently sold at
the auction house.
Beginning Monday, November 13, TV Land will feature "Space Week" -- an
on- air programming event featuring special space-themed episodes of TV
Land shows as well as guest appearances by members of the Star Trek cast
(before they were Trekkies). The week will feature William Shatner on
Gunsmoke, Leonard Nimoy on Bonanza and space-themed episodes of I Love Lucy
and Benson, among others. Then, on November 17th through 19th, viewers can
enjoy marathons of the classic series with a total of 30 episodes in the
event as well as the full-length feature film Star Trek II: The Wrath of
In the final culmination event, TVLand.com will host a live video chat
on November 19 at 9pm ET reuniting cast members George Takei, Walter Koenig
and Nichelle Nichols.
This futuristic series is set in the 23rd century and follows the
adventures of the U.S.S. Enterprise. Their mission is to travel across the
galaxy to explore new worlds and seek new life forms and civilizations.
Commanded by James T. Kirk (William Shatner), accompanied by his first
officer and best friend Mr. Spock (Leonard Nimoy), a half-human/
half-Vulcan with pointed ears. The Enterprise encountered confrontations
with such now-famous aliens the Klingons and the Romulans, as well as other
strange forms of life. Other characters in the series include Dr. Leonard
McCoy (DeForest Kelley), a surgeon and diagnostician; Sulu (George Takei),
the chief navigator; Uhura (Nichelle Nichols), the communications officer;
Scotty (James Doohan), the chief engineer and Nurse Christine Chapel (Majel
Barrett). The series aired from 1966 to 1969 on NBC and spawned a billion
dollar franchise and a loyal legion of fans, otherwise known as "Trekkies."
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