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PHXCC AUDIO: TrekMovie “Star Trek Lives” Fan Panel + Photos Of Costumed Trekkies May 31, 2011

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,Fandom,Star Trek (2009 film),Star Trek Into Darkness, , trackback

The Star Trek fun at Phoenix Comicon kicked off with the "Star Trek Lives" panel hosted by TrekMovie. You can listen to the full audio of that below, plus we have pictures of lots of Trekkies in costume. Check it all out below.


TrekMovie "Star Trek Lives" Panel

At Phoenix Comicon I was asked to host a fan panel called "Star Trek Lives," which focused on the new movies but also talked about the latest developments in Star Trek. I was joined by blogger Chris Swanson, AU professor David A. Williams, and writer Morgan Gendel. For avid readers of there wasn’t really any news, but the standing room only crowd seemed to enjoy the open discussion of the new movie, the sequel, possibly animated show and more. 

Here are some highlights (which were similar to my panel held at the Star Trek con in Las Vegas last summer)

You can here all that plus me pontifcating way too much about what I think will happen with Star Trek’s future by listening to the audio below. 

Star Trek Lives panel: Morgan Gendel, Chris Swanson
, David A. Williams, and myself at Phoenix Comicon 2011 (Photo: Sarah Smith)

Star Trek fan costumes at Phoenix Comicon

And here are some Trek fan costumes seen around the con.

Adult actress (and genuine Trekkie) April O’Neil in her Troi outfit from "Star Trek: The Next Generation a XXX Parody"

Star Trek: TNG fan confronted by Star Wars stormtroopers

3 young siblings in Minecraft costumes – included pixeled Riker

Vulcan Girl

Father and son Trekkies

This couple made their own "I’m Takei" t-shirts (and she got hers signed by George)

Another Vulcan girl

This couple are relaxed in their Star Trek robes
(available at ThinkGeek)

If Captain Kirk and Dox XX "Most Interesting Man In The World" had a love child

Mirror Universe Girl

Vacationing Romulan

These guys (yes Leia is a dude) make an interesting couple

And yet another Trekkie couple

Check out mini-Kirk coloring during Robbie McNeill’s panel

Trekkie girl gets her grove on during "Geek Prom"


More Phoenix Comicon to come

There is more to report with panels from George Takei, Robbie McNeill and Leonard Nimoy.

Photos: Anthony Pascale,


1. zperk - May 31, 2011

the audio file link is broken (‘file not found’)

2. NCC-73515 - May 31, 2011

The command robe is just win :D

3. Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire - May 31, 2011

The Mirror Universe Girl would make an Excellent Commodores Woman.
The Crossdressing Leia. Hmm. No Comment.
Vulcan Girl. Is it Pon Far time yet.
On new Trek series. If we can’t get a live action i would be more then happy with animated. Either Computer or regular Animation.

4. Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire - May 31, 2011

Oh. Those Storm troopers would not stand a chance with Trek. But I do feel for the Star Trek Red Shirt.

5. Anthony Pascale - May 31, 2011

audio fixed

6. Joe - May 31, 2011

Didn’t this April O’Niel play Wonder Woman in a fan film?

7. Dee - lvs moon' surface - May 31, 2011

Star Trek robes …funny! … And “mini- Kirk” coloring … sweet!

:-) :-)

8. Shannon Nutt - May 31, 2011

Okay, who’s the redhead from the Mirror Universe and how do I get her phone number?!

9. Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire - May 31, 2011

Sorry Shannon. She is the Commodores Woman!!!!!.

10. Pensive's Wetness - May 31, 2011

screw that red head, its the Vulcan Amazonian chick with DD’s that does it for me :D

11. Pensive's Wetness - May 31, 2011

oh wait… x.X

12. Joe - May 31, 2011

Okay my mistake. I looked it up and it was Michelle Laurent a.k.a. Michelle O’Niel that played Wonder Woman in the fan film “Wonder Woman: Balance of Power” but who cares this April O’Niel is a beautiful woman and she’s a trekkie. You can’t get any better than that.

13. Allen Williams - May 31, 2011

Definately some high quality ponn’far material in there.

14. CmdrR - May 31, 2011

April is turning out to be one of my favorite months.

Jeez. A pourn star who’s a trekkette, and cute as a bug’s ear… where the hell were you when I was single???

15. Captain Canuck - May 31, 2011

Why don’t Trek fans look like that Redhead from the Mirror Universe in my neck of the woods?

16. trekker 5 - May 31, 2011

#15,Captain Canuck,wish there were Trek fans in my neck of the woods that looked like anything!! I feel like the only one!

17. DJT - May 31, 2011

Counseling session in order.

18. Red Dead Ryan - May 31, 2011

As for the guy dressed up as Leia, there’s a theme song:

(To the tune of Aerosmith’s “Dude Looks Like A Lady”)

“Dude looks like a Leia!”

19. Andy Patterson - May 31, 2011

I believe I like “another Vulcan girl” best.

20. Andy Patterson - May 31, 2011

Although mirror universe girl has a nice bookish quality.

21. EC - May 31, 2011

Mirror Universe girl is hot she kinda looks like Jennifer Tilly!

22. Let Them Eat Plomeek Soup - May 31, 2011

The Mirror Universe girl is awesome. But…where is her Agonizer???

Just kidding.

23. Sxottlan - June 1, 2011

I like Mirror Universe Girl.

24. Mark Lynch - June 1, 2011

I seem to have lost vision in my left eye….

25. TheTREKMAN - June 1, 2011

The Minecraft customes are from a series of hilarious YouTube videos.

Here’s the link:

26. I'm Dead Jim! - June 1, 2011

Mirror Universe girl could have also done well as Dr. Crusher. She’s definitely the winner of this costume photo round!

27. Calbie - June 1, 2011

The Vulcan gal wins. She’s awesome.

28. SupremeDalekOnTheBridge - June 1, 2011

P0rn Farr.

29. J - June 1, 2011

Leia-dude is prettier than a lot of Leia’s I’ve seen…

30. Shaun - June 1, 2011

the two vulcan girls are cute.

31. Horatio - June 1, 2011

Love the Father and Son Trekkers and kudos to Mirror Universe Girl! As for Dude Looks Like a Leia, hey, IDIC.

32. pissed off virgin vulcan basement nerd - June 1, 2011

that so-called “adult” star should have her trek card revoked for participating in such a degradation of TNG. Counselor Troi would not approve. Although Riker might.

33. Bruce Banner - June 1, 2011

The Captain’s Robe should be included in the next movie.

34. Captain Ransom - June 1, 2011

is anyone else wondering why there haven’t been any sci fi movie updates in like a whole month? come on!

35. Allenburch - June 1, 2011

I’ll take April O’Neil any time…anywhere…

36. sean - June 1, 2011

I would guess April O’Neil is her industry name, I wonder if that means she’s a TMNT fan, too.

37. Cheezyspam - June 1, 2011

oh look a Star Trek vs. Star Wars cosplay. how original! :-/

38. rocketdave - June 1, 2011

Miss O’Neil certainly seems to defy the stereotype of the virginal Trekkie.

39. oby - June 1, 2011

Shouldn’t April O’Neil be at a Ninja Turtles convention?

40. Jim Nightshade - June 1, 2011

I luv the tron shirt behind the capn kirk n dos xx guy–n the vacationing romulan looks really relaxed hahah

41. Electron - June 1, 2011

“Dude looks like a Leia”

42. DS9 IN PRIME TIME - June 1, 2011

Anthony do you make every convention?

43. Anthony Pascale - June 1, 2011

Do i go to every con? Definitely not. I go to Vegas every year, San Diego Comic Con some times. This was my first Phoenix. We have reported on many other cons (like our recent Fedcon reporting) but that comes from other contributors.

44. Starbase Britain - June 2, 2011

Isnt it great to see TOS uniforms back with a bang. They are still the best Star Trek uniforms. Good times

45. SupremeDalekOnTheBridge - June 2, 2011


Yes! I mis those. The last one was around April 23rd. I remember reading about ten minutes beofre the start of new series of Doctor Who. Which means it’s around seven weeks since the last one. :(

46. Dave - June 6, 2011

The two minecraft guys? – They are roleplaying as Simon and Lewis, aka, The Yogscast Youtube series “Shadow of Israphel”


47. Ghosty - June 6, 2011

I would have to say George Takei would probably be the only guy I’d trust to sign my woman’s t-shirt where George signed it. She looks scary-happy about it.

The vacationing Romulan is awesome! Probably so good because it looks natural, not like a fan wearing a costume.

48. Auzrill - December 22, 2011

Cool, I’m in this article twice!

I’m the left sister in the Minecraft costume photo (the one with the orange beard, Yogscast’s Honeydew/Simon) and I am the girl in the vulcan costume in the picture captioned “another vulcan girl.” It’s cool to see pictures up!

The convention was so much fun. Next year Shatner is attending so I am sure there will still be plenty of Star Trek fans. is represented by Gorilla Nation. Please contact Gorilla Nation for ad rates, packages and general advertising information.