Star Trek recieved Peabody Institutional Award at 84th Annual Peabody Awards

‘Star Trek’ was honoured at the 84th Annual Peabody with the Peabody Institutional Award on June 10, 2024 which is given to recognise an organisation or a long running TV programme that has left an important mark on the American broadcasting landscape. 

Alex Kurtzman was there to accept the award, and was joined by Patrick Stewart, LeVar Burton, Scott Bakula, Jeri Ryan, Anson Mount, Rebecca Romijn, Ethan Peck, Wilson Cruz, Doug Jones, Tawny Newsome, Sam Richardson, Akiva Goldsman, Henry Alonso Myers, Michelle Paradise, Olatunde Osunsanmi, Noga Landau, Jenny Lumet and Trevor Roth on stage. 

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Kurtzman’s acceptance speech paid tribute to the near 60 legacy of ‘Star Trek’ which has meant so much to fans over the decades. 

He recognised Bjo Trimble, who was present. Trimble had launched a large letter writing campaign to save the franchise after it was cancelled during season two. 

‘Star Trek: The Original Series’ was on NBC for three seasons from September 1966 to June 1969.

It followed the crew of the starship Enterpise, led by Captain James T. Kirk (William Shatner).

While this original vision from Gene Roddenberry didn’t capture the mainstream audience at the time, in the present the franchise has turned into a fan-favourite franchise with 13 feature films, 11 TV series, and numerous books, comics, and video games. 

Another key piece of ‘Star Trek’ media has been ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’. 

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This show stars Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) as the captain of the USS Enterprise. 

Its seven seasons ran from September 1987 to May 1994, though its crew returned in 2002 film ‘Star Trek: Nemesis’.

A sequel series called ‘Picard’ picked up with the events of the show and ran for three seasons on Paramount+.

Kieran Burt

My name is Kieran and I am based in the UK. I love writing about all things science fiction and fantasy, particularly Star Wars and Marvel. When I’m not writing or watching anything sci-fi related, you can probably find me exploring the open worlds of alternate lands through my Xbox.

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