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Epix sets date for original “Star Trek,” Flight 800 docs

Multi-platform entertainment service Epix has unveiled its fall slate of original programming, setting air dates for original documentaries which look at Star Trek fans and the controversial Flight 800 crash.
April 26, 2012

Multi-platform entertainment service Epix has unveiled its fall slate of original programming, setting air dates for original documentaries which look at Star Trek fans and the controversial Flight 800 crash.

Premiering in July, William Shatner’s Get a Life! is an original documentary based on Shatner’s book, which examines the longevity and the cultural phenomena of Star Trek and its devoted fans, known as ‘Trekkers.’

Meanwhile, Epix will premiere Flight 800: A 14-Year Investigation Cracks the Case in September.

The documentary promises to investigate what really happened to Trans World Airlines Flight 800, a commercial Boeing 747-131 which exploded and crashed into the Atlantic Ocean in 1996, killing all 230 passengers onboard. The film is billed as delivering “a grand-scale exposé with breathtaking implications.”

Epix is a joint venture between Viacom, its Paramount Pictures unit, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Lionsgate.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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