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  1. This may push me to going to Vegas again for this con. The only problem of course is that a busy actress like this is just the sort who may get a job and have to cancel - sadly, I've seen it before....
  2. Destination Star Trek Germany will be held at Messe Westfalenhallen Dortmund in Dortmund, Germany from Apr. 27-29, 2018. https://www.destinationstartrekgermany.com/ Star Trek guests scheduled to attend include: William Shatner: James Kirk, TOS / ST I-VI Jason Isaacs: Capt. Gabriel Lorca - DIS Nichelle Nichols: Uhura, TOS / ST I-VI Walter Koenig: Pavel Chekov, TOS / ST I-VI Mary Chieffo: L'Rell - DIS Kenneth Mitchell: Kol - DIS Terry Farrell: Jadzia Dax, DS9 Nana Visitor: Kira Nerys, DS9 Rene Auberjonois: Odo, DS9 Robert Duncan McNeill: Lt. Tom Paris, VOY Ethan Phillips: Neelix, VOY Jeffrey Combs: Weyoun / Brunt: DS9 / Thy'lek Shran, ENT Casey Biggs: Damar - DS9 Robert O'Reilly: Chancellor Gowron - TNG / DS9 Cirroc Loften: Jake Sisko, DS9 Connor Trinneer: Charles "Trip" Tucker, ENT Nicole de Boer: Ezri Dax - DS9 Camille Saviola: Kai Opaka, DS9 Max Grodenchik: Rom, DS9 Gary Graham: Ambassador Soval, ENT
  3. Destination Star Trek Germany will be held at Messe Westfalenhallen Dortmund in Dortmund, Germany from Apr. 27-29, 2018. https://www.destinationstartrekgermany.com/ Star Trek guests scheduled to attend include: William Shatner: James Kirk, TOS / ST I-VI Jason Isaacs: Capt. Gabriel Lorca - DIS Nichelle Nichols: Uhura, TOS / ST I-VI Walter Koenig: Pavel Chekov, TOS / ST I-VI Mary Chieffo: L'Rell - DIS Kenneth Mitchell: Kol - DIS Terry Farrell: Jadzia Dax, DS9 Nana Visitor: Kira Nerys, DS9 Rene Auberjonois: Odo, DS9 Robert Duncan McNeill: Lt. Tom Paris, VOY Ethan Phillips: Neelix, VOY Jeffrey Combs: Weyoun / Brunt: DS9 / Thy'lek Shran, ENT Casey Biggs: Damar - DS9 Robert O'Reilly: Chancellor Gowron - TNG / DS9
  4. Calgary Expo will be held at the Calgary Stampede Park in Calgary, Alberta, Canada from Apr. 26-29, 2018. https://calgaryexpo.com/ Star Trek Guests scheduled to attend include: Christopher Lloyd: Kruge, ST II Jennifer Morrison: Winona Kirk - Star Trek (2009) Wallace Shawn: Grand Nagus Zek - DS9 Wil Wheaton: Wesley Crusher, TNG
  5. The Great Philadelphia Comic Con will be held at The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pennsylvania, USA from Apr. 27-29, 2018. https://www.philadelphiacomiccon.com/ Star Trek guests scheduled to be attending include: Jonathan Frakes: Will Riker, TNG / ST VII-X Brent Spiner: Data, TNG / ST VII-X
  6. Steel City Con will be held at the Monroeville Convention Center in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, USA from Apr. 13-15, 2018. https://www.steelcitycon.com/ Star Trek guests scheduled to attend include: Michael Dorn: Worf, TNG / ST VII-X Terry Farrell: Jadzia Dax, DS9
  7. Fan Expo Dallas will be held at the Dallas Convention Center in Dallas, Texas, USA from Apr. 6-8, 2018 http://fanexpodallas.com/ Star Trek actors scheduled to appear include: Famke Janssen: Kamala, TNG (The Perfect Mate) Sonequa MArtin-Green: Lt. Com. Michael Burnham, DIS Chris Sarandon: Martus Mazur, DS9 (Rivals)
  8. Congrats to the Patriots! I've been following and rooting for them since the beginning of the season. Quarterback Carson Wentz, who was injured earlier this season, played for North Dakota State, who has won National championships and plays in the same conference as my under grad alma mater, Western Illinois University. Also a former Lyons player, suburb of Chicago, is their kicker, another great sports story.
  9. Farpoint will be held at the Delta Hotel by Marriott in Hunt Valley, Maryland, USA from Feb. 9-11, 2018. http://www.farpointcon.com/ Star Trek guests scheduled to attend include: Matt Frewer: Berlinghoff Rasmussen, TNG Nana Visitor: Kira Nerya, DS9
  10. Pensacon will be held at the Pensacola Bay Center / Pensacola Grand Hotel / Rex Theatre / Pensacola Little Theatre / Saenger Theatre Pensacola, Florida, USA from Feb. 23-25, 2018. http://pensacon.com/ Star Trek guests scheduled to attend include: Brent Spiner: Data, TNG, ST VII-X Deep Roy: Kenzer, ST XI-XII Jason Isaacs: CAptain Lorca, ST Discovery John de Lancie: Q, TNG, DS9, VOY Robert Picardo: Doctor, VOY Adrienne Barbeau: Senator Cretak, DS9 I7Ds0w8t
  11. I only saw the first episode on regular TV, but I can believe the jail part. I'm a bit concerned about the special effects. I don't ever remember communication by holographic interface on Star Trek before, though I am old and perhaps am not remembering well. It does look very similar to Star Wars type communications. I am not as upset about the look of the Klingons, as there are supposed to be 24 different houses, presumably with some unique development in different areas. I worry that this one episode may not persuade enough regular TV viewers to invest in watching the streaming series. Our old TV won't be able to show the streaming series I fear. Discovery looks interesting but if it doesn't attract enough viewers, will it be cancelled? Probably not, but time will tell....
  12. Was just on Facebook and there seems to be a lot of pushback about the way the Discovery Klingons look. Some acknowledge that there has been variety in Klingon looks and others seem to feel this is pushing the envelope too far. At Star Trek Las Vegas sessions, it was stated that there are, or were in this time period, 24 different Klingon houses, each, it's inferred, each a different look. There seems to be pushback over whether covering this time period is a good idea, or whether they should have gone into the future, past TNG, DS9 etc.
  13. Back from Las Vegas Star Trek Con. There were 4 hours of panels on Star Trek Discovery. My reaction to the trailer originally was that it was all action, too violent and dark. I've changed my opinion somewhat since the panels. I did think the Klingon warrior was way too reptilian. Michael Westmore explained that he actually was creating some Klingons based on dinosaur skeletons. A big revelation was that there are 24 houses of Klingons, many of them different from each other, so that makes me feel better about this first look. I had already heard pre panel talk from fans that they didn't the that reptilian remake of the Klingons....
  14. I am not happy that for the first time, US viewers have to pay for a televised version of Star Trek, ,while the rest of the world gets to see it on at least some platform for free! Not sure if I will be watching beyond the first free episode. And I LOVE Star Trek!
  15. Thanks, Bethlehem and AE! It was a good one, but then any one you're around for is a good one :) Had a pre birthday celebration over the weekend with some other retirees and former/present librarians at the local ribs/steak place.