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PHXCC2012- Photos & Video of LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn & Marina Sirtis at Phoenix Comicon Friday May 26, 2012

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Phoenix Comicon kicked into gear on Friday, including panels with three Star Trek: The Next Generation stars: LeVar Burton, Marina Sirits, and Michael Dorn (also of DS9). All three talked about their time with Trek and after. We have photos, highlights and full video. So check that all out below.



LeVar Burton





Levar explains how VISOR was “literally screwed on” to his head


Michael Dorn







Marina Sirtis







check back for update this weekend panel was also held on Friday morning with an (almost) capacity crowd. The fans were very enthusiastic about the upcoming projects in Trek. After a quick summary on the state of Trek, the talk highlighted what Anthony considered the three biggest projects currently in development: Star Trek: The Next Generation in HD/Blu-ray, the upcoming "Star Trek" movie universe console game and (of course) the Star Trek movie sequel. One surprise was how little awareness there was for both the Blu-ray project and the videogame, although the fans were impressed with the preview videos and highlights.

Fans were up to speed on some but not all the news and spoilers for the latest Star Trek movie. It’s noteworthy that after going over the spoilers (including the big ones), fans were polled and with only the exception of about three or four, all said they were excited and optimistic about what they learned. This was a marked difference from last year’s panel where fans were closer to evenly split on some of the rumors, especially villain rumors.

More to come + live coverage

TrekMovie will also be covering William Shatner and Wil Wheaton panels on Saturday, plus the Sunday TNG mega-panel with Dorn, Sirtis, Burton, Wheaton and Brent Spiner (who isn’t doing his own solo panel). Stay tuned for reports on those

For live coverage:

Photos by Anthony Pascale, video by Nai Wang, highlights by Erica Anderson


1. Andy Patterson - May 26, 2012

Have to admit that’s some great footage. Just like being there. Technology is amazing

2. Browncoat1984 - May 26, 2012

#1 they tried that, it didn’t work.

3. Marina's Fan - May 26, 2012

Will you be posting the panel to Marina like you did for LeVar and Michael? I would love to see it!! Many Thanks!

4. Radioactive Spock - May 26, 2012

I think tv movies are a great idea for trek. Dorn’s non-sci-fi movies for Trek fans I’m less certain about. Worf is a great character, and I’d love to see this Worf movie.

I see Levar Burton still refuses to age like a normal human being.

5. Battle-scarred Sciatica - May 26, 2012


I’ve never heard of that Gate Address before. ;)

6. Rohrerbot - May 26, 2012

Exhausting and fun. At the end of the day, you have to smile. It’s sad to think that we have only one day left to go and it’s all over! It flies by too quickly.

7. Ziggy Rot - May 27, 2012

Marina is a lovely person and still one of the hottest women around… but I have to wonder if she’s even SEEN Deep Space Nine. It’s probably the most human Trek series there is.

8. Dario (from Argentina) - May 27, 2012

Thank you for uploading it!

9. Keith - May 27, 2012

This was my first every “convention.” It was really cool meeting them all. I was a little surprised at Michael Dorn and Levar Burton, they seemed a little put off and rushed you. Marina on the other hand got up from behind her autograph table, held my three year old daughter and asked for two kisses on the cheek from her (as well as posing for some free pictures)! Brent was awesome. He was giving my daughter a hard time about their “date” last night. He was a blast. Jon Bernthal (Shane from the Walking Dead TV Series) was without a doubt the nicest person at the entire event. He spent well over five minutes talking and getting to know every single person that got an autograph. He even took a free picture with me. He seemed like a very genuine and nice man.

10. Julian SCHECTER - May 27, 2012

Although I can’t stand Marina Sirtis as an actress, (she is terrible) let alone all the roles she’s played (especially Troi), she is entitled to her opinion, just like everybody else. I can see why she praises TNG, she was a part of the show and it was an excellent one in its own right, but she has obviously never really seen DS9 in its entirely, therefore, it is not her place to put down the show, in fact, DS9 was a far more “human” drama than TNG ever was.

11. David C - May 28, 2012

Michael Dorn is a fan of ‘Doc Martin’?! Who knew? :D

12. They call me Stasiu - May 29, 2012

I’m surprised that people were largely unaware of the TNG Blu-ray project. Either there’s not enough advertising, or people just don’t care about HD yumminess. For shame! :-)

13. Bruce Banner - May 30, 2012

@12. Who can afford it in this economy?

14. Lily - June 17, 2012

I love these actors. Best cast in any TV series! LeVar Burton is great, Michael Dorn seems really sweet and I agree with him about Worf and Jadzia’ relationship being one of the best storylines in DS9. Marina Sirtis looks wonderful and I believe what she means when she says that the post Roddenberry Trek lacked Gene’s humanity is that they lacked GR’s faith in humanity! The Next Genaration and TOS were by far the most optimistic Trek series.

15. Worf/Jadzia's baby - June 19, 2012

I just watched the jadzia and Worf’s videos Michael Dorn mentions. They’re wonderful. Worf’s love story with Jadzia is beautiful and one of the greatest in star trek. Why did the writers have to kill her? I’ll never forgive them for that. Perhaps if Mr Dorn gets to make his film about Worf as a captain he can find a way to bring her back, especially since he’s a big fan of their relationship too. After all it’s a science fiction program, Spock died too and he return, there are many ways: parallel realities, the prophets, Q, time travel, cloning etc. is represented by Gorilla Nation. Please contact Gorilla Nation for ad rates, packages and general advertising information.