Fifty-four years ago, Gene Roddenberry launched a television series that was described as a “Wagon Train” to the stars.  While the show itself only lasted three seasons, it spawned a cult that has helped to create a franchise filled with television series and movies.

On September 8, CBS All Access is launching “Star Trek” Day filled with shows and panel discussions.

It all begins at 3am EDT with a marathon of episodes.  At 3pm EDT for three hours of panel discussions that features actors and series creators from the various series with Wil Wheaton and Mica Burton as moderators.

Sonequa Martin-Green, David Ajala, Alex Kurtzman, and Michelle Paradise form “Star Trek: Discovery”; Anson Mount, Rebecca Romijn, Ethan Peck, Akiva Goldsman, and Henry Alonso form “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds”; Scott Bakula, Linda Park, John Billingsley, Dominic Keating, Anthony Montgomery, and Connor Trinneer from “Star Trek: Enterprise”; Terry Farrell, Alexander Siddig, Armin Shimerman, Nana Visitor, Cirroc Lofton, and Ira Steven Behr from “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”; George Takai and Rod Roddenberry from “Star Trek: The Original Series”; Tawny Newsome, Jack Quaid, Noel Wells, Eugene Cordero, and Mike McMahan form the animated series “Star Trek: Lower Decks”; Kate Mulgrew, Robert Picardo, Robert McNeill, Garrett Want, Tim Russ, and Ethan Phillips from “Star Trek: Voyager”; and Sir Patrick Stewart and Jonathan Frakes from “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and “Picard” will all be participating in the panels.

Panel discussions include what’s happening in season three of “Discovery”, the most famous episode on “Deep Space Nine”, upcoming adventures on “Strange New Worlds”, the premiere episode of “The Original Series” and the impact the series has had on society, the legacy of “Voyager”, the adventures of “Enterprise” and its position in ST history, what to expect in the coming episodes of “Lower Decks”, and Stewart and Frakes revisit their time on “The Next Generation”.

Episodes in the marathon include “Broken Arrow”, “Caretaker”, “Encounter at Farpoint”, “The Vulcan Hello”, “Eimissary”, ”Second Contact”, “Remembrance”, “The Man Trap”, “Children of Mars”, “The Visitor”, “Yesterday’s Enterprise”, “The City on the Edge of Forever”, “Living Witness”, “Envoys”, “The Best of Both Worlds”, “More Tribbles, More Troubles”, “Regeneration”, and “Through the Valley of Shadows”.

feature photo credit: Official “Star Trek” Facebook page