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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.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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