After visiting Glasgow Collectormania, Roz and I discussed our time at the event on Visionary Trek along with Bunny who had recently been to Sheffield. While at Glasgow Roz and I were lucky enough to interview Armin Shimerman and Kitty Swink for Visionary Trek.
You can find the show here: Visionary Trek – A Trip to Quarks Bar
Recently Bunny and I attended The London Film and Comic Con for Visionary Trek. This year the event had over a hundred guests and included some who had appeared in Star Trek. Below is an excerpt from our report:
London Film and Comic Con took place over the weekend of 11-13th July 2014. The event was the largest of its kind in Europe and was run by Showmasters. This year, the event had over 100 TV and Film celebrities, over 75 comic creators, a book zone and if that wasn’t enough the headline guest this year was comic book legend Stan Lee.
While the convention focused on Game of Thrones, Battlestar Galactica, The Walking Dead, Doctor Who and Star Wars; Star Trek was not forgotten. Attending from the Star Trek universe were:
- Terry Farrell – Jadzia Dax from DS9
- Dominic Keating – Malcolm Reed from Enterprise
- Glenn Morshower – Various roles within TNG, VOY & Enterprise
- Michael Ensign – Various roles within TNG, DS9, VOY & Enterprise
- Chase Masterson – Leeta from DS9 (here as part of Big Finish Audio productions)
- Guy Siner – Played Malcolm Reeds father on Enterprise
- Dina Meyer – Commander Donatra in Star Trek Nemesis
- Julius LeFlore – stuntman, stunt coordinator in Star Trek: Insurrection
- Dan Abnett – Star Trek comic writer for Marvel
- Ian Eddington – Star Trek comic writer for Marvel
- Mike Collins – Star Trek comic artist for various publishers
Many of the guests listed were also here for other fandoms or projects but they all have connections to Star Trek. Over the weekend you had the opportunity to get photo shoots and autographs from your favourite stars.
Terry Farrell and Glen Moreshower at the LFCC press conference. Photo taken by Bunny Summers.
Attending the inaugural Showmasters press conference on the Friday afternoon were Terry Farrell and Glenn Morshower. While they did not have much time on stage to answer questions they spoke about their excitement about being back in London, how they were hoping to be busy over the weekend and looking forward to meeting all the fans.
Read the rest of the report at Visionary Trek
As some of you may know I co-host a podcast called The Captains’ Table which is a part of Visionary Trek. The Captains’ Table looks at the latest Star Trek novels and those from over the archives. On the show we review the stories and interview the authors about their work.
Recently I was lucky enough to speak to Star Trek author Jeff Mariotte where we spoke about his latest novel: “Star Trek: The Original Series: Serpents in the Garden”. During the interview Jeff spoke about how he became a writer, how he discovered Star Trek and “Serpents in the Garden”.
Read the interview with Jeff Mariotte at Visionary Trek.
Recently I wrote a review for Visionary Trek of These are the Voyages Season Two by Marc Cushman. This is the second part of a three part series that explores Star Trek : The Original Series using documents given to Marc by Gene Roddenberry.
After my review was put up on the Visionary Trek website the publishers of the book; Jacobs Brown Press also put my review up on the These are The Voyages website.
Below is an excerpt from my review:
Over the years I have read quite a few books that have claimed to have had the “inside” story or have a “complete” account of Star Trek: The Original Series (TOS). Each time I read one of these books I would often find myself reading things that I already knew, whether it was about the episodes or about the cast and crew or even Gene Roddenberry himself. Last year I discovered These are the Voyages Season One written by Marc Cushman, this was a book that would change my whole outlook on The Original Series. As a Star Trek fan for over thirty years I thought I knew pretty much everything about TOS but this book would soon show me I hardly knew anything.
Before I talk about These are the Voyages Season Two let me give you some background information about how the series came to be, the format of the books and about Season One. Marc Cushman met Gene Roddenberry back in 1982 while working on a proposed TV documentary about Star Trek. Gene gave Marc access to thousands of production documents about the series and when the documentary did not happen; Gene suggested that Marc turn his research into a book. Over the years Marc would interview those who worked both on and off screen about the series and then in 2007 he began to write the book. Some six years later Marc found he had a story totaling over 1, 700 pages and decided that it would be best to split the series in to three parts.
Over the course of his research Marc would discover that the drama behind creating Star Trek was almost as incredible as what we were watching on screen. Using the show files he would discover that at least 30% of the information that we knew about TOS on the internet was in fact false; including the myth that Star Trek did not perform well in the ratings, in fact during the first season Star Trek was the top rated show on the networks.
Read more of my review at Visionary Trek