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BBC2 Star Trek logo

The special BBC2 logo used for Star Trek Night in 2001

The 2001 Star Trek Night was a special evening of programs broadcast by the BBC on BBC2 on 16 September 2001. Presented by well-known Trek fan Jonathan Ross, the night was intended to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the franchise.

A special BBC2 logo was used throughout the night - featuring the "2'" descending onto a 23rd century transporter and dematerializing. This logo was reused on occasion after this, typically before showings of Star Trek episodes or related programs.

ScheduleEdit

Earlier in the day, the channel showed "The Gamesters of Triskelion" and "A Private Little War" as part of their reairing of Star Trek: The Original Series.

Between features, clip compilations of "Memorable Moments" were shown, and a phone/online vote was organized for fans to choose the episode to air at 21:55 from the "Captain's Picks" - an episode from each series chosen by that series' captain as their favorite: TOS: "The City on the Edge of Forever", TNG: "In Theory", DS9: "Far Beyond the Stars" and VOY: "Counterpoint" (these "Captain's Picks" were later used to form the basis of the Star Trek: Fan Collective - Captain's Log DVD collection).

The night also featured a sneak preview of Star Trek: Enterprise, which was to begin its US airing the following week.

Time Program Synopsis
19:30 Introduction by Jonathan Ross
19:34 From Enterprise to Franchise How Star Trek became a cultural icon
Memorable Moments "Never Wear Red" (the redshirt phenomenon) and "The Convention" (a look at Star Trek fans)
20:12 Make it So A look at the special effects, costumes and make-up of the franchise
20:37 Introduction to "Trials and Tribble-ations"  
20:41 "Trials and Tribble-ations"  
21:24 The Warp Factory How real science influences Star Trek, and vice versa
Memorable Moments "Battlestations" (battle sequences) and "Space: The Final Front Room" (a look around Tony Alleyne's Star Trek flat)
21:55 "Captain's Pick" winner "Counterpoint"
22:41 Introduction to Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home  
22:42 Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home  
Memorable Moments "Feed Me Up, Scotty" (Star Trek haute cuisine) and "Star Dates" (romantic moments)
00:36 Closing by Jonathan Ross

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