The Center Seat: 55 Years of Star Trek
A 55-year voyage back to the beginning for a behind-the-scenes glimpse inside the USS Enterprise and one of greatest landmark series of all time.
Directed byBrian Volk-Weiss
S01:E03 - Trekking Through the '70s - Phase II and the Motion Picture
Paramount wanted to launch a fourth network with the new Star Trek series Phase II as its flagship. When the network proved unworkable, Phase II appeared doomed.
S01:E05 - Whales, God, and Pepto Bismol
In the mid 1980’s, Leonard Nimoy came to save the whales, William Shatner helmed the crew’s search for God, and Nicholas Meyer returned for the original crew’s final adventure!
S01:E06 - Queue for Q
In 1987 Paramount decided Trek should return to its roots. ST: The Next Generation would become the first hour-long scripted show sold directly to the syndicated television market.
S01:E07 - Dancing With Syndication in the Pale Moonligh
Deep Space Nine was different from its predecessor, set on a space station. Its debut featured an African American Captain and heavily serialized story arcs both firsts.