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March 8th, 2010

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Poll #1535310 WELL?!?

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE DRESS?!

LOVE IT
181(23.7%)
IT'S ALRIGHT, I GUESS.
99(12.9%)
I WANT TO HIT IT WITH A STICK AND SEE IF CANDY COMES OUT
485(63.4%)
NEW STAR TREK DIRECTOR, GUESTS, EVENTS ANNOUNCED FOR 2010 DRAGON*CON IN ATLANTA

ATLANTA, GA, March 3, 2010—Star Trek-related programming has been a part of Dragon*Con, the annual science fiction and popular arts convention held each Labor Day weekend in Atlanta, GA, since its early days. Nothing has prepared you for what we have in store for this year’s “Trek Track”.

Garrett Wang, best known for his role as Ensign Harry Kim in Star Trek: Voyager, has accepted the position of director of Trek Track. In his seven seasons on the popular series, Mr. Wang became a fan favorite as the clarinet-playing operations officer of the USS Voyager. A science fiction fan as well as a Star Trek insider, Mr. Wang will bring a fresh perspective to this year’s programming.

Andorians, and Borgs, and Cardassians, oh my!  Beauties from all walks of the Federation territory and beyond will be competing for the title of Miss Star Trek Universe.  When you are done admiring our beautiful contestants, join them and other Star Trek fans for a party of galactic proportions.

In addition, a number of well-known guests have been confirmed for Trek Track. From Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Avery Brooks (Captain Benjamin Sisko), Rene Auberjonois (Odo) and Armin Shimerman (Quark) will be in attendance. Jonathan Frakes (Commander Will Riker), Marina Sirtis (Deanna Troi), and John DeLancie (the enigmatic Q) will represent Star Trek: The Next Generation. More Star Trek guests will be announced on the Dragon*Con website as appearances are confirmed.

Trek Track will be based in the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel. Programming announcements for the Trek Track are available on the track website at http://trektrack.dragoncon.org. Ticketing and other convention information can be found at www.dragoncon.org.

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So... I totally thought this was a hoax when I saw it on dragoncon , but it's posted on D*C's website and it's a bit early for April Fool's, so... it looks like it's really happening.  Also, I'm glad the "Miss Klingon Empire" pageant has become "Miss Star Trek Universe"... nice to see an equal opportunity alien pageant. ;)

MONDAY MEET-UP PLANNING POST/RECAP


MEET-UP PLANNING

This is the weekly post where members can plan meetups for movies, conventions, and misc events.

Just specify the city/country you're in and link to a post in your personal journal where your neighbors can plan the meetup with you. or else check out the list of communities dedicated to these meet-ups  under hereCollapse )

RECAP

For those of you who were able to document your meetups, please post your pics and recaps here, or better yet link to a post in your own LJ so that the comment pages here don't break the internet.

Last week we had Trekkies on Ice in Kansas City.

Even if you didn't take any pictures, please feel free to recount the awesomeness of meeting with other GQMF's, any funny conversations or accidental meeting of other Star Trek geeks fans. lol

Do it!
Idk if this is allowed cause it's still speculation etc, but I'm sure quite some of you would like to know about this! Let's all keep our fingers crossed =D

From TrekMovie (sauce):

Recently it was revealed that Star Trek TNG’s Wil Wheaton will be returning to the CBS hit geek comedy Big Bang Theory, but could Leonard Nimoy be next? If the show’s producers have their way, we could see Sheldon meet his hero, the original Spock.
Sheldon to meet Spock Prime?

Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Big Bang Theory executive producer Bill Prady plans to approach Leonard Nimoy about doing a cameo early next season. Prady goes on to say:
“We’ll probably make a general inquiry. And if there’s enough interest, we’ll develop a story. The fans have said that’s the dream get, and we agree.” [more at EW]
Leonard Nimoy and Spock have been referenced multiple times on the nerdy comedy about scientists at CalTech. Last season the show’s breakout (and socially inept) character Sheldon got the ultimate Christmas gift, a Napkin used and signed by Nimoy. Nimoy didn’t actually appear, but they did get the actor to to sign a napkin, which was later auctioned for charity (see clip).

Clone Nimoy?

In the last episode of The Big Bang Theory ("The Excelsior Acquisition"), Sheldon revealed that Leonard Nimoy had a restraining order out against him (which he had framed) [see clip at YouTube]. So if Nimoy and Sheldon are not allowed near each-other, might Sheldon actually make good on his plan and clone Nimoy? According to Prady, that is something that may be going to far for Sheldon’s capability.

Has Nimoy declined before?
According to EW, Nimoy declined an invitation to appear on the show during the second season. However, in this video from the Toronto Fan Expo six months ago, Nimoy says he was never invited to join, only that they wanted him to sign a napkin. 

FORESHADOWING

Came across this extract in Henry Jenkins' excellent book Textual Poachers, and thought I'd share because I found the quote fascinating (especially the 'alternate universe' comment) and how the final film managed to work around the problem:

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Fans similarly resisted a rumored plot for the sixth feature film consisting primarily of a flashback to the characters' days at the Starfleet Academy:

"If ST VI is based on the proposal that the NCC_1701 regulars were all at the Academy at the same time, I will not consider it Star Trek, but an alternative universe thereof. I might accept that, despite what we know of first season, Khan saw Chekov on the Enterprise. I will very reluctantly accept, despite 23 years of fan tradition, that Spock had a half-brother. But I will not accept that Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Scotty, Uhura, Sulu and Chekov, despite their various ages and backgrounds, were at Starfleet Academy at the same time, or that they all knew each other before being assigned to the Enterprise." (Verba, 1993)

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