Attention UK Star Trek Fans!

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Attention UK Star Trek Fans!

Postby Bouncy Castle » Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:53 pm

http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2012-04- ... ek-captain

Trekkies, make sure you’ve got Oyster cards in time for October as a Star Trek convention taking place in the UK's capital is bringing all five TV captains together on stage for the first time.

Destination Star Trek London, the first official live Trek event to be held in Britain in a decade, will play host to actors William Shatner (Captain Kirk), Patrick Stewart (Captain Picard), Avery Brooks (Captain Sisko), Kate Mulgrew (Captain Janeway) and Scott Bakula (Captain Archer), all of whom commanded operations in the various Star Trek TV series since the franchise began in 1966.

Liz Kalodner, general manger of CBS Consumer Products, which owns Star Trek, said: “The Star Trek fan base in the UK is one of the biggest in the world, and it has waited a long time for the convention to return, so we wanted to make sure we did it right."

The convention’s organisers said they were expecting 10,000-15,000 people from all over the world to attend the event, which will be held at the Excel Exhibition Centre from Oct 19-21, and which will feature all manner of interactive elements for fans to enjoy.

Rob Nathan, one of the event’s organisers, said: “It's not just the five captains. There will be a host of other guests from the series. The fans will be able to get up close.

"There are going to be stunt displays, we are going to re-create some sets, and get some original sets. People will be able to sit on the starship bridge with members of the cast.

"It's going to be an absolute pilgrimage for Star Trek fans," he added.

Tickets for Destination Star Trek London go on sale from Monday 30 April.
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Re: Attention UK Star Trek Fans!

Postby Dotsie » Mon Aug 13, 2012 4:17 pm

Think Spidey's going to that one. Not too fussed myself, unlike DWCon it seems that you'd have to put your hand in your pocket repeatedly to even see one of the captains.

If my pockets were bottomless I wouldn't mind though.
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Re: Attention UK Star Trek Fans!

Postby pip » Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:42 am

No captain Pike so it can't claim to have all the Captains. False advertising I tell ya
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Re: Attention UK Star Trek Fans!

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:00 am

Conventions are not my cup of Earl Grey. :?
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Re: Attention UK Star Trek Fans!

Postby Toothy » Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:21 am

pip wrote:No captain Pike so it can't claim to have all the Captains. False advertising I tell ya


That should be a relief as they'd have to reincarnate him! :shock:
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Re: Attention UK Star Trek Fans!

Postby Dotsie » Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:30 am

He's not been born yet :P
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Re: Attention UK Star Trek Fans!

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:40 pm

Dotsie wrote:Think Spidey's going to that one. Not too fussed myself, unlike DWCon it seems that you'd have to put your hand in your pocket repeatedly to even see one of the captains.

If my pockets were bottomless I wouldn't mind though.

That is the trouble with the professional Media Cons a bit of a rip off and them some, that does not happen with fan cons which includes Worldcons,Eastercons or Fantasycons which are run on a similar basis to DWcons. :)
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Re: Attention UK Star Trek Fans!

Postby Bouncy Castle » Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:37 am

So, the emphasis is on "con" then? :mrgreen:
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Re: Attention UK Star Trek Fans!

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Wed Aug 15, 2012 1:09 pm

I would definatley say so £15 to £25 for a signature and you have to buy the photo or whatever there as well or they won't let you get it signed. :x
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Re: Attention UK Star Trek Fans!

Postby Bouncy Castle » Wed Aug 15, 2012 1:15 pm

Bluddy hell.
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Re: Attention UK Star Trek Fans!

Postby Dotsie » Wed Aug 15, 2012 3:52 pm

I passed through a con once where some "actors" were charging for their autographs, even though they had to have a sign explaining who they were - "I was on screen for 3 seconds before being shot down by Darth Vader" :lol: These people would have been glad to be recognised and asked for their autographs!
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Re: Attention UK Star Trek Fans!

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:06 pm

As in Galaxy Quest, for some of them, it's become a living. ;)
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Re: Attention UK Star Trek Fans!

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Wed Aug 15, 2012 5:28 pm

Any of the Media cons the one in Earls Court and Milton Keynes, SFX one in Wales was in Butlins Bognor Regis or the Wolf 395 held at Heathrow and so on.
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Re: Attention UK Star Trek Fans!

Postby Dotsie » Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:54 pm

Wolf 395, is that like Wolf 359? ;)
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Re: Attention UK Star Trek Fans!

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:54 pm

I typed that the 1st time Dotsie then changed it. :lol:
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