Star Trek to be Honored at 2018 Emmys

Star Trek to be Honored at 2018 Emmys

Star Trek will be honored with the 2018 Governors Award at this years Creative Arts Emmy Awards on September 8th. The Television Academy’s board of governors it was time to “[recognize] the visionary science-fiction television franchise and its legacy of boldly propelling science, society and culture where no one has gone before.”

From the official press release: “Created in 1966 by visionary writer-producer Gene Roddenberry, the original Star Trek series sparked a cultural phenomenon which has extended over 50 years on-air, with more than 700 episodes and 13 movie franchises. Star Trek‘s multiple television series have garnered 30 Emmy Awards…What began as a television show grew into an entertainment franchise that has consistently depicted humanity’s greatest hopes for a better tomorrow. Throughout Star Trek‘s multiple series, viewers were exposed to a world where technology and science helped improve the human condition. Futuristic technological advancements featured in the show bear striking resemblances to the cell phones and virtual reality systems in use today.”

Star Trek: Discovery was also nominated for two Emmy Awards this year. May it live long and prosper.


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