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Star Trek Convention Heads for London with All Five Captains on Board
LondonNet ^ | 16th April 2012

Posted on 04/17/2012 6:26:17 AM PDT by iowamark

STAR TREK brings life Jim, but not as we know it, to London this October in the form of a convention featuring all five captains – including 81-year-old William Shatner - of the long-running TV series, the first time the quintet has appeared on stage together.

Destination Star Trek London, as the live event is to be known, boldly goes to the Excel exhibition centre between the 19 and 21 October and is the first Star Trek convention in London for ten years. Its website launches today.

"We are going to make this really interactive," said Rob Nathan, one of the show’s organisers.

"There are going to be stunt displays, we are going to recreate 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."

Up to 15,000 Star Trek fans are expected to beam down to Destination Star Trek, which will feature plenty of other cast members from the five series, as well as the captains.

"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," said Liz Kalodner of CBS Consumer Products, which owns the Star Trek TV franchise.

Those five captains are:

William Shatner, Captain Kirk in the original series starting back in 1966; English skipper Sir Patrick Stewart, who played Captain Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation from 1987–94; Avery Brooks, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine's Commander Sisko between 1993 and 1999; Kate Mulgrew, Captain Janeway in Star Trek: Voyager from 1995 to 2001 and Scott Bakula, Captain Archer in Star Trek: Enterprise from 2001 to 05.

Tickets for Destination Star Trek London go on sale on 30 April.


TOPICS: Local News; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: startrek
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What about Captain Pike?


1 posted on 04/17/2012 6:26:23 AM PDT by iowamark
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To: iowamark

Hunter died long ago, the Shat is in his 80’s.


2 posted on 04/17/2012 6:30:46 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (If Romney needs my vote to win Mississippi, he is in a heck of a lot trouble more than me.)
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To: iowamark

http://www.startreklondon.com/


3 posted on 04/17/2012 6:30:51 AM PDT by iowamark
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To: Sybeck1

please . what happened to all the travel-back-in-time episodes they foisted upon us? And they can’t go back and get Jeffrey Hunter? ((shaking my head))


4 posted on 04/17/2012 6:36:10 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch ( go in peace , serve the Lord)
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To: iowamark

Wait they forgot about Captain Sulu!


5 posted on 04/17/2012 6:36:43 AM PDT by Trueblackman (I would rather lose on Conservative principles than vote for a RINO candidate.)
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To: iowamark
Lest we not forget -



Rachael Garrett, Captain, Enterprise 1701C

6 posted on 04/17/2012 6:38:03 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: iowamark

Star Trek is indirectly related to the election of Barack Obama.


7 posted on 04/17/2012 6:38:16 AM PDT by paudio (no tagline for now...)
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To: Trueblackman

Oh my......


8 posted on 04/17/2012 6:38:16 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (If Romney needs my vote to win Mississippi, he is in a heck of a lot trouble more than me.)
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To: KevinDavis

bump


9 posted on 04/17/2012 6:40:21 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: iowamark

The Captian Pike episode was terrific. I still remember as a kid!


10 posted on 04/17/2012 6:40:54 AM PDT by Moleman
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To: iowamark
wow! The Shat is in his 80’s? God bless him.

Shatner made a great little documentary in 2011 interviewing all 4 television captains, and including Chris Pine from the 2009 film, who did a great job honoring the 60’s Captain Kirk swagger created by Shatner. Shatner is a good, fun and funny interviewer.

The film is called “the Captains” and it's available on Netflix.

11 posted on 04/17/2012 6:42:27 AM PDT by sillsfan (Reagan and Sarah are right- WE win, they lose!)
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To: paudio

> Star Trek is indirectly related to the election of Barack Obama.

I blame Seven-Of-Nine. Resistance was futile.


12 posted on 04/17/2012 6:43:30 AM PDT by Mr170IQ
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To: iowamark
Pike is still on Talos IV with Vina, where they enjoy the illusion of perfect health together.


13 posted on 04/17/2012 6:44:02 AM PDT by IndyTiger
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To: iowamark

Shatner on SNL was one of the funniest, self-effacing bits I can recall!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeS4tVFbNNk
(Sorry, Trekkie Freepers!)


14 posted on 04/17/2012 6:44:38 AM PDT by Nevermore (...just a typical cracker, clinging to my Constitutional rights...)
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To: iowamark

Chris Pine?


15 posted on 04/17/2012 6:48:42 AM PDT by Poison Pill (Obama is the hopium of the masses)
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To: iowamark

He’s dead, Jim.

Can NOT believe I was first to post that.


16 posted on 04/17/2012 6:49:10 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: Poison Pill

He had a wooden acting style.


17 posted on 04/17/2012 6:51:44 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Poison Pill

Movie captain. This gig is for TV captains only.


18 posted on 04/17/2012 6:54:29 AM PDT by free me (heartless)
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To: iowamark

I saw a Star Trekker with a phaser in his hand
Walking through the halls of the Federation
He was looking for a place called Spacedock West
Gonna get a big cache of tricorders

Aaoooooo!
Star Trekkers of London!
Aaoooooo! (Repeat)

If you hear him beamin’ in through your bulkheads
Better stun him right away
Two klingons got decapitated last night
Star Trekkers of London again

Asoooooo!
Star Trekkers of London!
Aaoooooo! (Repeat)

Well, I saw Bill Shatner walking with Nimoy
Doing the Star Trekkers of London
Well, I saw Bill Shatner walking with Nimoy
Doing the Star Trekkers of London
I saw a Bill Shatner drinking a pina colada at Ten Foward
And his toupee was perfect

Asoooooo!
Star Trekkers of London!
Aaoooooo! (Repeat)


19 posted on 04/17/2012 6:56:18 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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To: iowamark
STAR TREK brings life Jim, but not as we know it, to London this October in the form of a convention

I remember the days when there were editors.

20 posted on 04/17/2012 6:56:18 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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To: iowamark

Captain Pike! Oh, yeah. I remember when that aired. It was a two-part episode and I called my sister and said, “whatever happens in the rest of the world or in my life, I WILL be in front of my television for Part II next week.”

Now, we’re so spoiled with DVR, etc.

That was a great episode. They did, at least, reprise him in the latest movie.


21 posted on 04/17/2012 6:58:58 AM PDT by altura
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To: Mr170IQ

“I blame Seven-Of-Nine. Resistance was futile.”

FWIW, her alleged resistance to her husband’s wishes GAVE us the Fraud.

... not including the salacious judge who decided that we all needed to hear about it.


22 posted on 04/17/2012 6:59:35 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: IndyTiger
Pike is still on Talos IV with Vina, where they enjoy the illusion of perfect health together.

Yeah, jeez, don't these Freepers know anything?

23 posted on 04/17/2012 6:59:44 AM PDT by Oberon (Big Brutha Be Watchin'.)
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To: Mr170IQ

Seven of Nine ... a beautiful woman. the only reason I watch that tv show ... some forensic crap.


24 posted on 04/17/2012 7:01:01 AM PDT by altura
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To: shibumi

Then Captain Sulu is required, too.


25 posted on 04/17/2012 7:01:57 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Some Star Trek fans complained that the final episode of “Enterprise” was a holodeck simulation of Riker’s on the Enterprise-D.

They might as well have had Al step in and prepare Capt. Archer for his next leap.


26 posted on 04/17/2012 7:02:36 AM PDT by eaglescout1998
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To: IndyTiger

Nice sentiment.

Any way I could be beamed there to join them?

I’d be able to swim and play tennis.


27 posted on 04/17/2012 7:03:37 AM PDT by altura
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To: nnn0jeh

Ping


28 posted on 04/17/2012 7:05:03 AM PDT by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: iowamark

Thanks for posting a thread I can actually enjoy on Free Republic.


29 posted on 04/17/2012 7:05:03 AM PDT by altura
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To: iowamark

Captain April (although is a Commodore as he appears here) also sends his regrets

30 posted on 04/17/2012 7:09:47 AM PDT by xp38
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To: iowamark

He’s dead, Jim.


31 posted on 04/17/2012 7:10:41 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: sillsfan

Yeah, I watched “The Captains” not too long ago. It was surprisingly well done and I enjoyed it.


32 posted on 04/17/2012 7:15:12 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: eaglescout1998

I think I’m probably in the minority, but I really liked “Enterprise”, definitely moreso than DS9, Voyager and even a bit more than a lot of the NG episodes, some of which I thought were just silly.

Been watching them lately on CBS’s site - most of the episodes are available, although they don’t make them easy to find.

There were a few dud episodes, but I find Enterprise to be far more watchable than most of the shows on network TV these days.


33 posted on 04/17/2012 7:15:12 AM PDT by chrisser (Starve the Monkeys!)
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To: iowamark

Capt Sulu and Excelsior are on assignment: circling Uranus looking for Klingons. And looking FABULOUS doing so ...

(sorry had to be said)


34 posted on 04/17/2012 7:16:06 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: treetopsandroofs

And Captain Spock, in ST II:TWoK.


35 posted on 04/17/2012 7:17:29 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Trueblackman
"Wait they forgot about Captain Sulu!"

He was just FABULOUS!

36 posted on 04/17/2012 7:17:35 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: tanknetter

Geez, you beat me to the F word, LOL.


37 posted on 04/17/2012 7:19:09 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: iowamark

The original 60’s show and Next Generation are great. The follow ons after Next Gen didn’t interest me at all.


38 posted on 04/17/2012 7:35:28 AM PDT by citizen (Romney doubters: Better check your Obama yard sign. The neighbor dog just took a leak on it...again.)
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To: Sybeck1
Had to do a search to find out when Hunter actually made "The Cage" episode. IMBd lists the episode as airing in 1988, which made me wonder how they did that since Hunter died in 1969. Anybody know why it took almost 20 years for this episode to air?

Jeffrey Hunter was a very handsome man with bright blue eyes. I remember his role opposite John Wayne in "The Searchers", and his portrayal of Jesus in "King of Kings." Didn't realize until years later that his 3rd wife was Emily McLaughlin, who played Nurse Jessie Brewer on General Hospital.

39 posted on 04/17/2012 7:41:00 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: mass55th

“The Cage” was used in the two-part “The Menagerie” in TOS. The 1988 version had some scenes not show in TOS, and some were in B&W because the original color prints were lost, IIRC.


40 posted on 04/17/2012 7:47:16 AM PDT by kosciusko51 (Enough of "Who is John Galt?" Who is Patrick Henry?)
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To: chrisser

I liked Enterprise best out of all of them, too. Most of my family agreed. It was grittier and more dangerous. We were very disappointed with its early demise.


41 posted on 04/17/2012 7:47:31 AM PDT by Marie Antoinette (Newt Gingrich 2012 - The Man With a Plan)
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To: sillsfan

Is it this one called ‘ The Captain’s Summit’, which is narrated by Whoopie Goldberg?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9G5ciMqFNM&feature=related


42 posted on 04/17/2012 7:48:37 AM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: Mr170IQ


She does have shiksappeal.
43 posted on 04/17/2012 7:58:41 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: Bigh4u2

NO!
God forbid no!
I mean this one:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1946421/

This was a movie that Shatner made himself.
I like his interview style. I became a bigger fan of the Shat after his great interview with Rush a few years ago.


44 posted on 04/17/2012 8:04:49 AM PDT by sillsfan (Reagan and Sarah are right- WE win, they lose!)
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To: sillsfan

LOL!

Sorry... didn’t mean to hurt your sensibilities by mentioning Whoopie!

:0)

(come to think of it, I think I hurt mine! lol!)


45 posted on 04/17/2012 8:07:57 AM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: kosciusko51

You are correct; “The Cage” never actually aired in its entirety in the series. It was rejected by the studio as “too cerebral”, but it impressed them enough that they gave the unprecedented order to make a second pilot, which won them over.

Circa 1988 there was a restored version of “The Cage” (assembled from “The Menagerie” and Gene Roddenberry’s black-and-white copy of the pilot) released on tape; sometime in the 1990s a complete color copy of “The Cage” was reportedly discovered in a Paramount film vault and aired as a TV special.


46 posted on 04/17/2012 8:13:30 AM PDT by M1903A1 ("We shed all that is good and virtuous for that which is shoddy and sleazy... and call it progress")
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To: Marie Antoinette

“We were very disappointed with its early demise.”

I blame the theme music. Pathetic.


47 posted on 04/17/2012 8:25:13 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: altura
It was a two-part episode and I called my sister and said, “whatever happens in the rest of the world or in my life, I WILL be in front of my television for Part II next week.”

LOL!

I remember my sister and I had alternating days where we could pick 1 hour of what we wanted to watch.

Of course HER day was the one Star Trek premiered on, so I traded my entire week just to have that one day.

In the tradition of big sisterhood, she tried to renege on the deal just as the show was about to start. I launched myself across the living room and proceeded to do my best to wipe that smug look off her face with the living room floor. [Thank goodness Mom was in the next room and heard the whole thing.]

After that, our 'choosing' days got switched, and I never missed an episode!

48 posted on 04/17/2012 8:27:44 AM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a ~Person~ as created by the Law of Nature, not a 'person' as created by the laws of Man)
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To: Jewbacca

Oh, yeah. The theme was not Trekian at all. Lyrics?!


49 posted on 04/17/2012 8:53:23 AM PDT by Marie Antoinette (Newt Gingrich 2012 - The Man With a Plan)
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To: Jewbacca

No kidding

Why would her husband wish to watch her gangbanged?

A bit much freak for me

She is a babe


50 posted on 04/17/2012 9:05:42 AM PDT by wardaddy (I am a social conservative. My political party left me(again). They can go to hell in a bucket.)
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