Earlier this month, the free SciFi network Comet held its first Comet Fest Fan Festival to great success, with over 3.5 million viewers watching. Now Comet has announced that it will return in 2023. This time instead of focusing on Star Trek it will focus on movies like Terminator 2: Judgment Day and Robocop.
In 2024 Comet will televise movies and series throughout the multi-day event, including the network premieres of James Cameron’s Terminator 2: Judgement Day with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Westworld from sci-fi legend Michael Crichton. Additional films and series include Steven Spielberg’s A.I. Artificial Intelligence with Jude Law and Haley Joel Osment, as well as the Cyberpunk cult-classic limited series Robocop. Comet will also include interviews, appearances, and interactive digital experiences that will be announced in the coming months.
The network’s first annual Comet Fest, which ran June 16-18, 2023, was a record-setting success for Comet. The three-day television and digital event engaged fans with a Star Trek movie marathon of the original four movies, The Captain’s Closeup miniseries directed by William Shatner as well as an exclusive thirty-minute original interview with the star.
“Comet is committed to delivering fantastic programming and experiences for fans of sci-fi, fantasy and horror genres. Comet Fest 2023 delivered on that mission with over 3.5 million fans tuning in,” said Adam Ware, SVP Sinclair Growth Networks. “We expect Comet Fest 2024 to surpass these results as we celebrate the AI android-themed franchises that have inspired the imaginations of fans around the world.”
COMET, which is the top destination on free television for science fiction and fantasy programming, recently expanded into Colorado Springs on KGHB.
Comet is a TV channel dedicated to sci-fi entertainment with fan favorites, cult classics, and undiscovered gems. You can tune in to the Comet OTA channel or stream for free on Google Chromecast, Apple TV, and many other platforms.