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Star Trek Fest coming to EPIX this Sunday

One massive Star Trek marathon of specials and movies is coming to the EPIX channel, spearheaded by the television premier of Star Trek Into Darkness.

I know what you’re thinking- already?! Yep, Star Trek Into Darkness is making its premier on the channel along with a string of movies and one-shot presentations that no Trek fan will want to miss. Centering on the old school, the marathon will run through four of the original films taking place in the main Star Trek Universe. Those will be supplemented by a few really cool specials including William Shatner’s famous Get a Life documentary and a look at The Next Generation’s Captain Picard before hitting the main event- Star Trek Into Darkness.

One really cool thing about this too is that the presentation of Into Darkness will be joined by a showing of the original time line’s Khan film- Star Trek II. Widely hailed as the best of the original set of films, it should be extra cool to see the new and the old running side-by-side like this. Neat stuff, especially for fans of the series from way back.

If you’ve been missing Trek on TV, this one’s for you. Here’s your schedule of the events as they’ll run on EPIX starting at 6am EST on Sunday, February 16th:

STAR TREK FEST Full Schedule – all times EASTERN

6:00 AM – The Captains Close-Up: William Shatner EPIX Original Documentary

6:45 AM –Trekkies

8:15 AM – The Captains Close-Up: Patrick Stewart EPIX Original Documentary

8:50 AM – Star Trek: The Motion Picture

11:05 AM – Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

1:05 PM – Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

2:55 PM – William Shatner’s Get a Life! EPIX Original Documentary

4:00 PM –Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

5:50 PM – Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

7:45 PM –A Conversation with Leonard Nimoy EPIX Special Presentation

8:00 PM –Star Trek Into Darkness World Television Premiere

10:15 PM – Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

12:05 AM – Star Trek Into Darkness

2:20 AM – Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

4:20 AM – The Captains EPIX Original Documentary

For more information about STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS visit

http://www.epix.com/star-trek-into-darkness/.  

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EPIX is the newest premium entertainment network delivering the latest movie releases, classic library titles, plus original films, comedy, music and sports events on TV, on demand, online and on devices.

For more information about EPIX, go to www.EPIX.com

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