[VIDEO] TMS Boldly Visited the Paley Center for Media to Celebrate Star Trek’s 50th Anniversary
Paintings, toys and interviews! Oh my!
13 movies, 6 television series and 50 years later, Star Trek remains one of the most influential franchises to date. You can see its impact in the African America astronauts that signed up for NASA after watching Uhura’s brilliance in commutations on the Enterprise, or the Apple Watch which was heavily influenced by the communicators featured on the show. And with CBS’s Star Trek: Discovery on the way in 2017, fan interest shows no signs of dying down.
To commemorate the major milestone, the Paley Center for Media reached out to 50 artists representing 10 different countries to put their original works on display at its New York location. The “Star Trek: 50 Artists. 50 Years.” exhibit, which boasts pieces from the late Leonard Nimoy and actress Mayim Bialik, will be available to visitors September 16-25. I had a chance to see these incredible works up close and chatted with a few of the artists, including PJ McQuade and Stanley Chow. If you’re in the NYC area during this week, do yourself a favor and check it out.
Along with the gallery, the Paley Center will host screenings of some of your favorite episodes throughout the various incarnations, plus other themed events. There’s also three different photo opportunities with cardboard cutouts and life-size model replicas of creatures from the originals series, including those gnarly vampires. For more information, head over to paley.me/startrek.
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