’05 Trek Track

All Roads Lead to Dragon*Con

On a sidetrack of my own, I traveled briefly to Seatac with Dragon*Con fans Meg and George. I may have been on the yellow brick road to the Emerald City of Seattle, but Meg had no doubts about her mission to Atlanta. “It’s our chance to catch up with friends we haven’t seen,” Meg explained. The 2002 Miss Klingon had… Read more →

Star Trek Celebrities Woo Fans

Star Trek movie veteran Robin Curtis (Saavik), Connor Trinneer ( “Trip” Tucker, Enterprise), and Max Grodénchik (Rom, Deep Six Nine) joined Next Generation stars Marina Sirtis (Deanna Troi) and LeVar Burton (Geordi LaForge) on Saturday evening to charm a standing-room crowd of fans for Trek Trak’s “Star Trek Celebrity Cavalcade.”  The panel fielded tough questions about their knowledge of Star… Read more →

Burton Inspires Trek Trak Fans

Star Trek: The Next Generation star LeVar Burton inspired fans gathered in the Centennial ballroom Monday. Burton spoke highly of the inclusive continuum fostered by Star Trek founder Gene Roddenberry in adding people of color and with disabilities to the cast. Burton, who portrayed the visually impaired Geordi LaForge, continues to work toward advances similar to the visor worn by… Read more →

How Lwaxana saved Q

In the waning hours of Dragon*Con, Peter David told a throng of Star Trek faithful that if not for the unwitting efforts or Majel Barrett Roddenberry, one of his most beloved books, Q in Law, would never had made it to press. The comedy is based on a relationship between “Q” and “Lwaxana Troi” and the ensuing madness of bringing… Read more →

Marina Sirtis takes over

Trekkies should already know this, but for those who missed the obvious, Marina Sirtis is nothing like the gentle, modest Deanna Troi she portrayed on Star Trek: The Next Generation. She’s more like Deanna’s mother, the bold and bawdy Lwaxana Troi. Immediately after strutting onto the stage, Sirtis commanded adjustments to her microphone and had Dragon*Con volunteers rearranging the tables… Read more →

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