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History’s “Star Trek” docuseries to debut on linear, streaming in November

A+E’s History Channel has unveiled details about its previously announced Star Trek docuseries, The Center Seat: 55 Years of Star Trek, which will debut on the cable net on November ...
October 26, 2021

A+E’s History Channel has unveiled details about its previously announced Star Trek docuseries, The Center Seat: 55 Years of Star Trek, which will debut on the cable net on November 5.

The 10-part series, which was first announced earlier this year, is directed by Brian Volk-Weiss and produced by The Nacelle Company.

It’s narrated and executive produced by Gates McFadden (Star Trek: The Next Generation) and shares rare details of how the iconic sci-fi series began, how it has evolved over the span of several decades and how it continues to “boldly go” where no television franchise has gone before. The first four episodes of The Center Seat will start airing on History beginning November 5, with the six additional episodes available on the network’s History Vault subscription service.

Each episode focuses on a different chapter in the sci-fi drama’s groundbreaking history, from its beginning at Lucille Ball’s production company Desilu in the early 1960s to more recent film and TV adaptations and projects. The series also focuses on lesser-known stories about the franchise, and includes vintage footage along with interviews from the cast, crew and experts who worked on the show and movies.

The Center Seat: 55 Years of Star Trek was produced for History by the Nacelle Company, with Brian Volk-Weiss (Behind The Attraction, The Movies That Made Us, The Toys That Made Us) directing. Ian Roumain is showrunner and executive producer, with Gates McFadden, Cisco Henson, Ben Frost and Mark Altman serving as executive producers for the Nacelle Company.

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