One of the most important occasions of the geek leisure calendar 12 months is sort of right here! New York Comic Con (NYCC) will happen on the Javits Center in New York City beginning on Thursday, October 7. The conference will run for 4 days, wrapping up on Sunday, October 10.
Each 12 months, “Star Trek” actors, producers, and crew members collect at NYCC to make large bulletins about the way forward for the Trekverse, focus on what is going on on with every of the exhibits, and provides unique first seems to be at new Trek content material. The greatest Trek reveal at NYCC 2020, which was held just about due to the pandemic, was Kate Mulgrew asserting that she’d joined the cast of “Star Trek: Prodigy.”
NYCC 2021, which is a hybrid in-person and digital occasion, seems to be like will probably be packed filled with Trek reveals. Here’s a take a look at the weekend’s large occasions and the digital panels followers can watch from wherever.
William Shatner Spotlight
NYCC ’21 begins off sturdy for Trekkers. At 11 am Eastern Time on Thursday, Captain Kirk himself will take the primary stage. William Shatner will share tales about his time on “Star Trek: The Original Series,” his different appearing experiences, and his life proper now.
Shatner will even be round all through the weekend to signal autographs, take some pictures, and discuss to followers.
George Takei Spotlight
The subsequent day, Friday, October 8, NYCC Trekkers will get much more TOS as George Takei takes the primary stage. Takei goes on at 4:15 pm Eastern Time and is “able to reply all of your questions,” in keeping with the panel description.
Like Shatner, Takei can be round all through the weekend to signal, snap, and chat.
‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Panel
On Saturday, the cast and crew of ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ will collect to dish about season 4, which premieres on November 18, 2021. Sonequa Martin-Green (Captain Michael Burnham), Anthony Rapp (Lieutenant Paul Stamets), Mary Wiseman (First Officer? Sylvia Till), Wilson Cruz (Dr. Hugh Culber), David Ajala (Cleveland Booker), Blu Del Barrio (Adira) and showrunner Michelle Paradise will all be in attendance, dropping hints, teasers, and spoilers concerning the upcoming season.
Panels like these virtually all the time include large reveals, so that is more likely to be a spotlight of the weekend.
‘Star Trek: Prodigy’ Premiere Screening & Panel
The greatest occasion of the weekend is certainly the “Star Trek: Prodigy” grand occasion. Trekkers who’re at NYCC in particular person can be among the many first ever to see the latest “Star Trek” show. Fans will get to see the premiere episode virtually three weeks earlier than it drops on Paramount+.
After the screening, Kate Mulgrew will be part of fellow cast members Brett Gray, Rylee Alazraqui, and Dee Bradley Baker, and co-creators Kevin Hageman, Dan Hageman for a moderated panel. They’ll be speaking concerning the premiere episode, the primary season, and the way forward for “Prodigy.”
Again, panels like these are often prime alternatives for large reveals. The cast and crew might affirm season two or different large particulars.
Virtual Panels Throughout the Weekend
Though the primary “Star Trek” panels will not be streamed, there are a number of digital panels accessible for individuals who bought a Digital Badge for the occasion.
On Thursday at 10 am Eastern Time, the improv crew referred to as The Redshirts will carry out an authentic, musical improv show based mostly within the Trekverse. At the identical time, the staff behind the brand-new “Star Trek Explorer” journal will give followers a behind-the-scenes peek on the upcoming first problem. They’ll be joined by veteran “Star Trek” writers and Trek novelists like Una McCormack, who simply launched “The Autobiography of Spock.”
Heavy can be at NYCC 2021 masking the entire “Star Trek” panels. So, make sure you test again over the weekend for all the main points.