Day two of the Sci-if Ball and after a nice big fry up breakfast we settled into the main hall to listen to our favourite guests.
The day started with a talk by Gary Graham who is best known (to us!) for his role as Ambassador Soval in Enterprise.
Gary spoke about how he got the part of Soval and thought he was going to be a one-off appearance in the pilot episode.
He also spoke to Rick Berman for a briefing on how Vulcans think, feel and behave.
Gary has a great sense of humour and is a complete contrast to Soval. So it was extra delightful when he went full on Vulcan at the end of the talk and give us the customary Vulcan greeting.
Vic Mignogna and Chris Doohan
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It's the 24th Sci-Fi Ball at the Grand Harbour Hotel Southampton which once again has an incredible line up. Representing Star Trek are Terry Farrell (Jadzia Dax, DS9), vic Mignogna (Captain Kirk, ST: Continues), Chris Doohan (ST 09, Into Darkness and St Continues) and Gary Graham (Ambassador Soval, ENT).
The event is on all weekend and we highly suggest you drop all your plans and join us.
We spent the afternoon interviewing the guests asking them about their time in Star Trek. Be sure to check back early next week when these will be posted.
The hotel has been assimilated and includes the fantastic Star Trek sets from the USS Riker's Beard which you are free to enjoy and take your photo with.
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Friday at STLV was an intensive panel day for me. I didn't intend it to be, but I found it hard to resist.
Women In Star Trek
Today began (for me anyway) with the Women in Star Trek Panel with Jarrah Hodge (from Woman at Warp podcast
), Dr Kayla Iacovino (Vulcanologist and editor TrekMovie.com
), Lucia Lorenzo (literary scholar and cultural critic), Gates McFadden (Dr Crusher) and Aliza Pearl (actress, writer).
The panel starts by introducing the panelists and discussing who was their Star Trek inspiration. Unsuprisingly, Beverly Crusher was top. Particularly for Kayla who is a scientist herself.
The woman-after-my-own-heart was Lucia who cited Lwaxana Troi as her inspiration for all the same reasons Lwaxana is my favourite.That she is a flamboyant, outspoken, fabulous woman who is fearless and defiant. Yep, I want to be Lwaxana Troi when I grow up.
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