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.