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The Trekkie Girls discuss Star Trek news from the week including Destinations Star Trek’s announcement that Wil Wheaton will be attending their convention, the (now verified) fake Star Trek New Series poster and news that Star Trek Beyond had been reshooting scenes.
It’s Happening! After twenty years of praying for a UK appearance the convention founders have pulled off one of the greatest challenges in the Trek actor appearance circles. The king of the geeks and internet… Mr Wil Wheaton!
This has been our number 1 requested guest at every convention. We can legitimately use that annoying Plato’s Stepchildren dancing gif (we googled it, still can’t bring ourselves to use it!)
Wil will be attending DSTE but only signing and doing photoshoots on the Saturday and Sunday. But he will be at the opening ceremony on the Friday, so good news if you’re planning to go to that.
If you get the Captain’s package (ohh myyyy) then be sure to select Photo Shoot Group C if you want a Wil Wheaton photoshoot included. But there’s also more guests to be announced and apparently you can’t change your group once selected. But this is Wil Wheaton, a very rare occurrence. We’re not going to risk missing out!
More info and tickets here www.destinationstartrek.com
Zoe Saldana uploaded this beautiful shot of her new and improved Starfleet wear. The dress features long sleeves, a cuff and rank trimmings! Costume buffs all over the alpha quadrant swooned over this one. Look at that tailoring!
We love the collar, almost a bit TNG-esque?
Whilst it looks more in keeping with the original series dress, it retains the sharp lines and cut from the JJ-Verse in a perfect blend. Our fabulous new dress-maker may have some work coming up! *hint hint*.
The fact that she is back in the uniform is because some scenes are being reshot (according to the source deadline.com) to include the actress Shohreh Aghdashloo. Rumour has it she is playing “the high command of the Federation” which has us a bit stumped. Perhaps it’s the Federation President? Perhaps in this universe, there’s been a greater merge with Vulcan and Earth has taken on some of its political institutions?
Who knows! Either way, we are pleased to see an Iranian Woman cast for such a high powered position, demonstrating positivism and diversity for the future. (Whether she is a goodie or a baddie!)
The announcements regarding the New Star Trek Series are beginning to read like a Trekkies dream team from an internet forum. Next they’ll be telling us they’ve signed up William Shatner and Patrick Stewart. They’ll be no complaints here!
We can’t help but fan girl over the latest news that Eugene ‘Rod’ Roddenberry has been named Executive Producer.
Check out our reaction here:
The series now boasts five executive producers, in addition to Rod there’s also Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin, Trevor Roth and Bryan Fuller.
It’s like they want us to like it!
Then of course there’s the news that Nicholas Meyer has joined the series on the writing staff. Known for directing (and co-writing, uncredited) Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, co-writing Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home and co-writing and directing Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.
So we have a good mixture of producers and writers that cover all aspects of the Star Trek Universe. From Meyer who worked on TOS Movies, Kurtzman of the JJ-Verse, Bryan Fuller knows the 24th century Prime Universe and Roddenberry who is the son of Trek and is known for being grounded and understanding of the fan base.
To be treated as rumour only, Tony Todd (Kurn, Old Jake Sisko) has revealed that he is on a ‘very short casting list’ for the new series. He also said we’d have to wait until the forth quarter this year until we get any glimpse of official casting. More info on Trekcore.
Is anyone else starting to think Star Trek: The New Series has a nice ring to it??