In just about 24 hrs time, the third Destination Star Trek will begin. The main opening ceremony, hosted by Trekkie Jonathan Ross, starts at 7pm but you can get access to the event earlier if you have certain packages.
For example, there are two screening of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, both hosted by director Nicholas Meyer, the first starting at 11:30am.
There is a welcome to Destination Star Trek 3 with Ferengi Max Grodenchik and Aron Eisenberg and Cardassian Casey Biggs, a Trek Trivia contest hosted by fellow bloggers The Trekkie Girls, and a History of Star Trek Uniforms hosted by Martin Netter of Filmwelt.
Most of the activity will be on Saturday, where Trekkies old and young will have the chance to meet some of thier heroes, and this year there are a few rare guests on the list.
Colm Meaney was added to replace the hugely popular Jonathan Frakes, a rare guest is Meaney, so a not to be missed opportunity, and new Trek actors Karl Urban and Bruce Greenwood are also beaming in.
There are many more stage talks this year covering a huge amount of subject matter from The Aliens of Star Trek, DS9 Dominion War Story Arc, and Making A Klingon, where make-up artists will turn Suzie Plakson into K’Ehleyr.
Of course most of your favorites will appear on stage, such as Brent Spiner, who always gets the laughs, a TNG reunion (minus Frakes) and hosted by William Shatner which is sure to be a very fun and informative show.
What else is there? The infamous Enterprise-D bridge shoot is what, where you get the chance to sit in the captains chair of the Federation’s Flag Ship, or why not become assimilated by DSTL’s resident Borg Alice Krige and Jerry Ryan.
Sunday is usually a bit quieter, but there is still plenty to do and see, talks include The Women of Star Trek and Nichelle Nichols will be welcomed on board, AND the video link talk with Spock himself, Leonard Nimoy.
I’m planning on cramming as much as I can into the weekend, and for those of you that are not going, you can see my weekend played out right here.
If you are there, I hope to see some of you on my travels.
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