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Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Star Trek - All together now

Trekkies will be in their oils this October when all five of the actors to have played the Captain in the long running TV franchise will appear for the first time on stage together. Organizers for "Destination Star Trek London" said on Monday that their fan convention would be the first official "Star Trek" live event in the UK for 10 years.To mark the occasion, actors William Shatner (Captain Kirk), Sir Patrick Stewart (Captain Picard), Avery Brooks (Commander Sisko), Kate Mulgrew (Captain Janeway) and Scott Bakula (Captain Archer), who have commanded operations in each of their respective series based on the iconic TV franchise that began in 1966, will appear on stage together.

"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, general manger of CBS Consumer Products, which owns the TV franchise.Shatner, 81, the first captain of the starship Enterprise, has been a fan favorite at conventions, mostly in the United States, that attract thousands of trekkie

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