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 TrekMovie.com 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)
- Almost all "loved" new Star Trek movie, with very few who didn’t like it
- Some fans confused (or even upset) over whether Star Trek 2009 erased original Star Trek timeline vs created parallel universe
- Most fans don’t want Khan in Star Trek sequel, but do want to see Klingons
- Strong desire for new live-action, or animated Star Trek series (but mixed on CG or traditional animation)
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 fan costumes at Phoenix Comicon
And here are some Trek fan costumes seen around the con.
This couple are relaxed in their Star Trek robes
(available at ThinkGeek)
More Phoenix Comicon to come
There is more to report with panels from George Takei, Robbie McNeill and Leonard Nimoy.
Photos: Anthony Pascale, TrekMovie.com