“Star Trek” fans, prepare to boldly go where no fan has gone before.
With the upcoming 50th anniversary of the franchise, one lucky fan will win the opportunity of a lifetime: a walk-on role in the new “Star Trek” movie, titled “Star Trek Beyond.”
The announcement was made in video that aired on “Good Morning America” today. The video featured the stars of the upcoming “Star Trek Beyond” on the deck of the fictional U.S.S. Enterprise. Among the actors present were Zoe Saldana, Idris Elba, Anton Yelchin and Karl Urban.
The lucky winner will fly to the closed set of “Star Trek Beyond” for hair, makeup and wardrobe for the character.
Five other winners will be selected to form the Star Trek: To Boldly Go crew, an honorary group that will visit the film set, meet the cast and be among the first to view scenes from the film.
Each winner will be able to bring a guest on his or her experience.
The filmmakers have teamed up with charity platform Omaze for the contest, and fans must make a minimum $10 donation in order to enter to win the prizes.
Proceeds will be split among the following nine global causes, which were nominated by the film’s stars:
- Brave Beginnings, which provides neonatal equipment and critical care pulmonary services to hospitals across the United States . (Nominated by Zoe Saldana.)
- Camp Sunshine, a summer retreat for children with life-threatening illnesses. (Nominated by Anton Yelchin.)
- Direct Relief International, an international disaster relief organization. (Nominated by Zachary Quinto.)
- Heaven Homes, a nonprofit organization that provides safe and secure environments for children of Sierra Leone. (Nominated by Idris Elba.)
- KidsCan, an organization that provides food, clothing and healthcare to disadvantaged youth in New Zealand. (Nominated by Karl Urban.)
- Koreatown Youth & Community Center, whose programs and services are changing the lives of those who live there. (Nominated by John Cho.)
- Make-a-Wish, which fulfills wishes for children suffering from life-threatening illnesses. (Nominated by Chris Pine.)
- Time is Precious, which provides children's hospitals with new equipment. (Nominated by Simon Pegg.)
- St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, an organization which treats and researches childhood cancers and other life-threatening diseases. (Nominated by Susan Nimoy in honor of Leonard Nimoy.)
“Star Trek Beyond” is expected to hit theaters next summer.