Get ready, Trekkies. All five actors who have helmed the “Star Trek” ships on the small screen will be uniting together for the first time this October for “Destination Star Trek London,” organizers announced Monday (April 16).
William Shatner (Captain Kirk), Patrick Stewart (Captain Picard), Kate Mulgrew (Captain Janeway), Avery Brooks (Captain Sisko) and Scott Bakula (Captain Archer) will all be in attendance at the Excel Exhibition Centre for the event. The weekend runs Oct. 19-21, with tickets going on sale April 30.
“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,” says Liz Kalodner, general manager of CBS Consumer Products, which owns the TV franchise.
And the five captains is just the tip of the iceberg. Rob Nathan, marketing director for Media 10, which is organizing the event, says, “There will be a host of other guests from the series. The fans will be able to get up close. We are going to make this really interactive. 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,” Nathan adds.