Star Trek, the venerable Science Fiction franchise that has spawned six television series to date (With a seventh premiering in January) and 13 feature films will be very visible at this years’ San Diego Comic Con. The first big indication of this is the fact that the late, great Leonard Nimoy as Mr. Spock is featured on the cover of the Convention Booklet.
Special Trek Panel, Special Trek Guests
Star Trek celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2016 and SDCC is planning a special panel discussion at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 23rd in Hall H hosted by Executive Producer Bryan Fuller and moderated by none other than the original Captain James T. Kirk himself, William Shatner. The Panel titled, “Star Trek: Celebrating 50 Years,” and also features many past Trek Alums including: Michael Dorn, Brent Spiner, Jeri Ryan, and Scott Bakula. It is strongly suspected that Fuller will drop some very interesting news during this panel discussion about the as-yet-untitled Star Trek series set to air on CBS All-Access in 2017.
There are FIVE MORE Star Trek Panels happening at the convention.
• “Trek Talks: Science, the Smithsonian and ‘Star Trek’” (Friday, July 22, 6:30 p.m., Room 5AB)
• “‘Star Trek’: The Rodenberry Vault” (Saturday, July 23, 12:30 p.m., Room 5AB)
• “Trek Talks: ‘Star Trek’ and NASA Boldly Go” (Saturday, July 23 6 p.m., Room 5AB)
• “‘Star Trek’ the Official Starships Collection: Designing and Filming Starships” (Saturday, July 23, 3 p.m., Room 28 D/E)
• “‘Star Trek’: Five Decades of Comics” (Friday, July 22, 1:30p.m., Room 8).
Massive Star Trek Beyond World Premiere!
Paramount Pictures is also hosting the world Premiere of Star Trek Beyond right outside the convention, at the Embarcadero Marina Park. This is going to be, “the first-ever outdoor IMAX premiere” and “will include appearances by the film’s cast and crew, and a live concert performance by the San Diego symphony orchestra.” That is not all of the Trek related goodness appearing at SDCC 2016!
Star Trek Art Exhibit
As if that were not enough to set your phasers to Stun, there is also a Star Trek art exhibit going on during the convention at a nearby art gallery called: 50 Years 50 Artists.
The full San Diego Comic-Con schedule will be coming out this week, but if the news we have gotten so far is any indication its clear that Star Trek is ready to, “Live Long and Prosper,” again!
Who is ready to, “Boldly Go,” into San Diego Comic-Con and Star Trek’s 50th Anniversary this year?