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Treksgiving: Today Is A Good Day To Gobble!

'Star Trek: The Next Generation' marathon kicks off Nov. 22 on BBC America

Gene Roddenberry's vision has always celebrated different cultures coming together and working for a better future. Although Thanksgiving is primarily celebrated in Canada (October) and the United States (November), the spirit of giving thanks is one that fits well with the entire Star Trek community. And after 46 years, Trek fans have much to give thanks about.

In addition to being thankful for friends and family, we can also give thanks that BBC America will once again broadcast its annual Treksgiving marathon Nov. 22. In honor of the 25th Anniversary of "Star Trek: The Next Generation," this year's marathon will feature 14 episodes from Season 7 of the celebrated series. Here’s a schedule of the time, episode title and synopsis for each installment:

'Star Trek: The Next Generation' Marathon

TIME
EPISODE
SYNOPSIS
12 p.m. Episode 1
'Descent, Part 2'
The Borg are being led by Lore. Data falls under his control by being fed negative emotions.
1 p.m. Episode 2
'Liaisons'
Worf and Troi reluctantly play host to two Lyraan ambassadors, while Picard crashes in a shuttle with another Lyraan. He is rescued by a human female who exhibits strange behavior.
2 p.m. Episode 3
'Interface'
Geordi tries to rescue his mother's starship via a remotely controlled probe.
3 p.m. Episode 4
'Gambit, Part 1'
The Enterprise crew investigate the apparent murder of Capt. Picard during an archaeological trip. Riker is kidnapped by mercenaries and finds Picard working as part of their crew.
4 p.m. Episode 5
'Gambit, Part 2'
Picard and Riker help mercenaries collect archaeological artifacts to prevent an ancient Vulcan weapon falling into the wrong hands.
5 p.m. Episode 6
'Phantasms'
Data experiences strange dreams, while the Enterprise has issues with its new Warp-core. But all is not as it seems.
6 p.m. Episode 7
'Dark Page'
A psychic breakdown puts Lwaxana Troi in a coma, and Deanna works to save her life.
7 p.m. Episode 8
'Attached'
Reclusive aliens imprison Picard and Dr. Crusher on charges of espionage, and experimental implants linking their minds telepathically cause them to face their latent feelings for each other.
8 p.m. Episode 9
'Force of Nature'
A pair of scientists show that warp drives are harming the fabric of space.
9 p.m. Episode 10
'Inheritance'
Data encounters a woman claiming to be his "mother."
10 p.m. Episode 11
'Parallels'
Worf finds himself randomly shifting between alternate realities.
11 p.m. Episode 12
'The Pegasus'
Riker's former captain boards the Enterprise to retrieve the USS Pegasus. Picard investigates the circumstances of its loss and finds that there has been a cover-up.
12 a.m. Episode 13
'Homeward'
Worf's human foster brother violates the Prime Directive to save a doomed primitive race.
1 a.m. Episode 14
'Sub Rosa'
Dr. Crusher attends her grandmother's funeral and takes on an unusual family tradition.
2 a.m. Episode 1
'Descent, Part 2'
The Borg are being led by Lore. Data falls under his control by being fed negative emotions.
3 a.m. Episode 2
'Liaisons'
Worf and Troi reluctantly play host to two Lyraan ambassadors, while Picard crashes in a shuttle with another Lyraan. He is rescued by a human female who exhibits strange behavior.
4 a.m. Episode 3
'Interface'
Geordi tries to rescue his mother's starship via a remotely controlled probe.
5 a.m. Episode 4
'Gambit, Part 1'
The Enterprise crew investigate the apparent murder of Captain Picard during an archaeological trip. Riker is kidnapped by mercenaries and finds Picard working as part of their crew.

Likewise, Trek fans can begin counting down the last six months until the release of the next film, "Star Trek Into Darkness," which arrives in theatres May 17, 2013. Can’t wait that long? On Dec. 14, moviegoers at nearly 500 digital IMAX 3D theaters across the globe get to see not just a trailer, but an extended “first look” preview from Paramount Pictures. The sneak peek will include the first nine minutes of the upcoming movie.

Last, but certainly not least, we celebrate "The Trek Life" from illustrator and cartoonist David Reddick. This comic strip ran three times a week from 2005 until 2007 for CBS Studios on StarTrek.com and continued its mission in Star Trek Magazine. He is also the creator of "Legend of Bill," Gene's Journal and Rod & Barry at Roddenberry Entertainment. This panel is as appropriate now as it was in 2009. Enjoy!


Today and every day, wherever you are in the universe, we wish you all a “Happy Treksgiving”!

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Lisa Guetzkow is the Chief Operations Officer for Trek Radio and Holonet Radio, members of the Suraya Media Network. She currently lives in Southern California. Follow her on Twitter (@RadioRisa) or tune in anytime 24/7 to request your favorite music.
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