Thursday, October seventh was the primary day of New York Comic Con (NYCC), one of many greatest occasions of the 12 months for geeks all around the nation. This 12 months’s conference is full of “Star Trek” occasions. The highlights of the weekend are positive to be the “Star Trek: Discovery” and “Star Trek: Prodigy” panels, taking place on Saturday and Sunday respectively.
However, “Star Trek” followers have lots to take pleasure in all weekend lengthy. Thursday night, Captain Kirk himself, William Shatner took to the Main Stage on the Javits Center to share tales about his life and work. George Takei speaks on Friday, and different smaller Trek panels are scheduled all through the weekend.
“Prodigy,” the most recent show within the “Star Trek” franchise, has the biggest presence on the conference all through the weekend. In addition to the panel and premiere screening on Sunday, the show has a sales space that will probably be a part of the conference all weekend lengthy.
Heavy is on the conference overlaying all of the panels and “Star Trek” enjoyable. Check again all through the weekend for all of the updates.
Here’s what is going on on thus far:
Thursday: The U.S.S. Protostar Lands on the Convention Floor
The “Prodigy” sales space was lastly unveiled on Thursday afternoon. The sales space, which is a reproduction of the usS. Protostar bridge, is totally interactive with a number of methods to take part within the “Prodigy” journey.
Fans can take a flip sitting within the Captain’s Chair and ask a buddy to snap a photograph. There’s additionally a touchscreen online game that takes followers on an journey with the crew. Fans may even make a customized “Prodigy” T-shirt proper on the sales space.
Fans can take an image “with” the crew of the Protostar both on the bridge or in entrance of a photo-ready backdrop.
Fair warning for followers: should you do sit within the Captain’s Chair, Captain Janeway herself may need a phrase or two to say about it.
Mulgrew will probably be at NYCC later this weekend, so it is attainable the Captain herself would possibly sit within the chair.
Thursday: William Shatner Spotlight
He did discuss numerous different issues although. Shatner spent most of his time speaking about his new album, “Bill,” his new show “I Don’t Understand” and the way scared he’s about going to area.
Though the Trek icon did not spend any time truly speaking about “Star Trek,” he did spend a good period of time speaking about area. He diverged on tangents in regards to the velocity of sunshine, what lightyears truly means, and the way excited he’s to stare into the expanse of area from his seat on considered one of Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origins spaceships.
Which Trek Icons Are on the Convention?
Though a lot of the Trek stars attending the conference will probably be there on Saturday and Sunday, among the greatest names are already right here and hanging with their followers.
Shatner arrived for his panel on Thursday night and did some autographs earlier than he hit the principle stage. He’ll be round all day on Friday for autographs and images.
Takei additionally arrived on Thursday and headed straight to the signing room. He’ll be signing autographs and taking images with followers all day on Friday earlier than he takes the principle stage for his unique panel on Friday afternoon. He’ll even be within the signing room all day on Saturday.
Most of the “Discovery” cast will not be on the Javits Center till their panel on Saturday afternoon. However, Anthony Rapp, who performs Lieutenant Paul Stamets, is doing a Broadway panel on Friday afternoon. So, he’ll be across the con for slightly longer than his castmates.
One of the most recent members of the “Star Trek” household, Dee Bradley Baker, can be doing a panel on Friday. So he is lurking across the con as effectively. Baker performs Murf in “Prodigy.” He did a panel about his work on “Star Wars” on Friday, however on Sunday he’ll be all Trek.
Heavy will probably be updating this text with highlights all weekend in addition to posting extra in-depth articles in regards to the massive information from the weekend. Be positive to examine again for all of the updates!