The 40th Anniversary Conference and Celebration of Star Trek as the show that changed television will take place in Seattle September 8 through 10, PlanetXpo and the Science Fiction Museum & Hall of Fame recently announced. Star Trek was first seen on Sept 8, 1966, and, thanks to Gene Roddenberry’s unique vision, science fiction television has never been the same.

Currently confirmed guests from the Star Trek TV shows and movies include “Original Voyage” cast members Nichelle Nichols, George Takei, Walter Koenig, Grace Lee Whitney and Majel Roddenberry; Star Trek: The Next Generation cast members Jonathan Frakes and Marina Sirtis; Tim Russ from Star Trek: Voyager; Alan Ruck from Star Trek: Generations; and John Billingsley from Star Trek: Enterprise.

Joining them will be Apollo 11 Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the second man to set foot on the moon, and Apollo 12 Astronaut Alan Bean, the fourth man to walk on the moon during the second lunar landing. Authors Greg Bear and David Brin, writer and producer Tracy Torme, Gene Roddenberry’s son Rod, theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss, artist Michael David Ward and others will also be attending.

The venue for the celebration can only accommodated 400 seats, so reservations are required and will probably go quickly. All ticket holders will have unlimited access to the Science Fiction Museum Exhibits. Special events include a Friday Night Gala Celebration & Champagne toast with all of the Stars on top of the Space Needle, a formal banquet on Saturday night featuring comedians, entertainment, Keynote Speaker Buzz Aldrin, and an Award Ceremony.

For full details visit www.planetxpo.com/40th.