September 8th, 2020 marked the 54th Anniversary of Star Trek, a feat that was celebrated by cast and crew from both upcoming and classic series. Alex Kurtzman, the current head of Star Trek's franchise, gathered lots of familiar faces together to give the fans a treat, all of which was streamed live on CBS.
The night featured panels from all of the various Star Trek series (counting The Original Series and The Animated Series together!), which made for one of the best exhibitions of the history of Star Trek, all gathered together in a single stream.
The panel events lasted just over four hours, with varying segment lengths, yet the time flew by quickly as the stories from the stars came in thick and fast. The Discovery and Lower Decks panels featured the most reveals of the night, though Strange New Worlds, Voyager, Enterprise, Deep Space Nine, The Next Generation and Picard were all also featured in some form or another.
The hosts for the night were Wil Wheaton and Mica Burton, taking it in turns to moderate the various panels. Here is a rundown of the biggest takeaways from the night overall.
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