Star Trek: The Motion Picture Is Beaming Back Into Theaters in September

Paramount Pictures
Paramount Pictures

Spanning 13 films, multiple casts, and wildly different visions, the Star Trek franchise has seen plenty of success on the big screen, despite originally debuting as a TV show way back in 1966. Now, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of its maiden movie voyage, Fathom Events is bringing Star Trek: The Motion Picture back to theaters on September 15 and 18.

Directed by Robert Wise (West Side Story, The Sound of Music) and starring the original crew of the USS Enterprise—including William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, George Takei, and Nichelle Nichols—Star Trek: The Motion Picture was a technical marvel back when it premiered in December 1979, sporting visuals that earned Academy Award nominations for Best Visual Effects and Best Art Direction. The score was provided by Jerry Goldsmith, who also earned an Academy Award nomination for his work.

Before the screening of the theatrical cut of the movie, fans will also get to watch the short documentary “The Longest Trek: Writing the Motion Picture,” which details aspects of the film’s production.

Tickets will be available on Friday, August 2, on the Fathom Events website. For now, you can put your email address onto the site to get a notification right when tickets go on sale.

Celebrate the Holidays With the 2020 Harry Potter Funko Pop Advent Calendar

Funko
Funko

Though the main book series and movie franchise are long over, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter remains in the spotlight as one of the most popular properties in pop-culture. The folks at Funko definitely know this, and every year the company releases a new Advent calendar based on the popular series so fans can count down to the holidays with their favorite characters.

Right now, you can pre-order the 2020 edition of Funko's popular Harry Potter Advent calendar, and if you do it through Amazon, you'll even get it on sale for 33 percent off, bringing the price down from $60 to just $40.

Funko Pop!/Amazon

Over the course of the holiday season, the Advent calendar allows you to count down the days until Christmas, starting on December 1, by opening one of the tiny, numbered doors on the appropriate day. Each door is filled with a surprise Pocket Pop! figurine—but outside of the trio of Harry, Hermione, and Ron, the company isn't revealing who you'll be getting just yet.

Calendars will start shipping on October 15, but if you want a head start, go to Amazon to pre-order yours at a discount.

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Celebrate the Holidays With the 2020 Harry Potter Funko Pop Advent Calendar

Funko
Funko

Though the main book series and movie franchise are long over, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter remains in the spotlight as one of the most popular properties in pop-culture. The folks at Funko definitely know this, and every year the company releases a new Advent calendar based on the popular series so fans can count down to the holidays with their favorite characters.

Right now, you can pre-order the 2020 edition of Funko's popular Harry Potter Advent calendar, and if you do it through Amazon, you'll even get it on sale for 33 percent off, bringing the price down from $60 to just $40.

Funko Pop!/Amazon

Over the course of the holiday season, the Advent calendar allows you to count down the days until Christmas, starting on December 1, by opening one of the tiny, numbered doors on the appropriate day. Each door is filled with a surprise Pocket Pop! figurine—but outside of the trio of Harry, Hermione, and Ron, the company isn't revealing who you'll be getting just yet.

Calendars will start shipping on October 15, but if you want a head start, go to Amazon to pre-order yours at a discount.

This article contains affiliate links to products selected by our editors. Mental Floss may receive a commission for purchases made through these links.