Everyone knows that this week’s comic con in San Diego is going to be a big moment for Star Trek. The two biggest news events will be on Thursday the 26th.[all time PST]
Thu 12:30 – 1:30 TOS-R on HD-DVD: All about new Remastered Trek on HD DVD.
Thu 1:30 – 3:30 Paramount Presentation: Covers multiple Paramount films including Star Trek and 1-18-08. JJ Abrams to attend with other producers…Trek expected to be last
TrekMovie.com will report from both as soon as possible…so keep checking back.
Later on Thursday I will also be a panelist on a Geek Monthly.com Star Trek Panel. Plus there are other Trek related panels & events (details on all Trek events below)
Descriptions of Trek Panels and events
12:30-1:30 Star Trek, The Original Series: As You’ve Never Seen It
Be here for the worldwide debut of Star Trek, The Original Series, fully remastered and on HD DVD, along with extras including never-before-seen, behind- the-scenes 8mm footage. "Star" panelists include Rod Roddenberry, Billy Blackburn (Star Trek, The Original Series extra- extraordinaire), Ryan Adams and David Grant (CBS DVD), and Cory Watson and Jason Hillhouse (New Wave) and more. Room 6CDEF
1:30-3:30 Paramount Pictures— Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks Pictures, and Nickelodeon Movies present a bold new vision for the future of adventure.
Be here for a one-of-a-kind presentation put together just for the fans at Comic-Con as you get a look at such highly anticipated films as Beowulf, The Spiderwick Chronicles, Stardust, Hot Rod, Iron Man, and the next installments of Indiana Jones and Star Trek, plus a few surprises. Appearing in person: JJ Abrams, Neil Gaiman, Roger Avary, and SNL’s Andy Samberg. Hall H
Expecting to see Star Trek (2008) ‘Suff’ at Panel and the Paramount Booth
TrekMovie.com has been told that in addition to Abrams, all other Trek08 producers will be attending. At the panel it is expected to have some casting information and to be shown ‘something’ and/or ‘someone’ from the film. In addition to the panel, Paramount also have a booth and TrekMovie.comhas been told there will be ‘things ‘available related to the movie there (last year they had the first teaser poster). Booth 4423
6:00-7:00 Living Long and Prospering: Celebrating 40 Years Of Star Trek
A panel of Treksperts reflect candidly on the good, the bad, and the ugly of 40 years of Star Trek as well as The Next Generation’s 10th anniversary and ponder its future ("it’s not dead as long as we remember it") and offer insight into JJ Abrams’ upcoming incarnation of the venerable franchise. You’ll be treated to exclusive video presentations and special surprises you’ll find only at Comic-Con! Featuring Mark A. Altman (writer/producer, Free Enterprise), Robert Meyer Burnett (writer/director Free Enterprise), Jeff Bond (author, The Music of Star Trek), Anthony Pascale (editor, TrekMovie.Com), Bill Hunt (The Digital Bits.Com), and Daren Dochterman (VFX Producer, Star Trek: The Motion Picture—Special Edition DVD). Don’t wait for the translation—energize your evening at your own Trek-a-Palooza! Room 5AB
No panels but a Trek comic event
3:00pm-4:00pm: IDW Booth Star Trek Comics signing
Signing comics will be
- Brian Lynch (Spike: Asylum, Spike: Shadow Puppets)
- Joe Corroney (Star Trek: Year Four, Star Trek Klingons: Blood Will Tell)
- Casey Maloney (Star Trek TNG: The Space Between)
- Dan Taylor (Star Trek editor)
- David Tipton (Star Trek Klingons: Blood Will Tell)
- Scott Tipton (Star Trek Klingons: Blood Will Tell, Angel: Auld Lang Syne)
- David Tischman (Star Trek: Year Four, Star Trek TNG: The Space Between)
(including the debut of Star Trek: Year Four #1 and Focus On… Star Trek)
10:30-11:30 TOKYOPOP: Star Trek in Print: The New Golden Age
With more than two years since the completion of the Star Trek: Enterprise television series and a year until the release of the next Star Trek motion picture, publishing is now the next major frontier for this enduring franchise. Moderator Paula Block (senior director, product development, CBS Consumer Products) talks to Wil Wheaton (author, Te Cura Ipsum from TOKYOPOP’s Star Trek the Manga: Kakan ni Shinkou), Luis Reyes (senior editor, TOKYOPOP), Scott Tipton (author, IDW’s Star Trek: Klingons: Blood Will Tell), Dan Taylor (editor, IDW), Margaret Clark (executive editor, Pocket Books), and Marco Palmieri (senior editor, Pocket Books) about the latest Star Trek publishing projects. Room 2
not a panel but a Trek event…
10:00 to 3:00 George Takei at Diamond Select
George Takei will be the guest of honor at the Diamond Select Toys & Collectibles booth ( taking an hour off between noon and 1:00). He will be there to hawk the new line of Art Asylum’s "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" action figures, in particular the "Sulu" figure. "McCoy," "Scotty" and "Chekov" will be sold by different dealers around the room, and if you buy all four and bring a completed "Star Trek" card back to Diamond Select, you will get a free "Khan" figure. Visit www.DiamondSelectToys.com for more info.
…more on exclusive Trek Toys at Comic Con
"New Force Comics (Booth #221) will offer the exclusive Dr. McCoy figure with online retailer Action Figure Xpress (Booth #4513) delivering an exclusive Scotty of their own. The exclusive Chekov will be available through Toy Rocket (Booth #5201) as their second exclusive release while DST (Booth #2607) will gives fans a chance to bring Mr. Sulu home. When purchasing all four ‘Wrath of Khan’ figures from their respective retailers, con-goers will be able to have a special Star Trek card stamped at each booth. Upon completing this card, adding their information and returning it to the DST booth during the convention, fans will receive the limited Genesis Khan figure at no cost while supplies last!" DST is also offering a Star Trek promotional figure to those who donate to the Robert A. Heinlein Blood Drive taking place upstairs in the Sails Pavilion. See this related product story for more.
one more fun panel
2:30-4:00 Starship Smackdown Ultimate Episode 4: The Final Showdown
A Comic-Con favorite returns with ships, aliens, computers, and robots, oh my! The original Starship Smackdown is back in San Diego and it’s never been smackier (or snarkier). Watch as the Enterprise battles Gort, Robby the Robot goes mano e mano with Hal 9000, and Death Star does the Klingon Empire. It’s the ultimate conflagration for the supreme winner of Starship Smackdown. This time it’s war, with an expert panel of spaceship-ologists, including Robert Meyer Burnett (director, Free Enterprise), Chris Gossett (creator, The Red Star), Steve Melching (writer, Star Wars: Clone Wars, X-Men Animated, The Batman), Daren Dochterman (Hollywood conceptual designer on Get Smart, X2, Master & Commander), Jeff Bond (editor, Geek Monthly), and the Richard Dawson of the stars, moderator Mark A. Altman (producer, DOA: Dead Or Alive). It’s Starship Smackdown, Robot Rumble, Alien Armageddon, and Computer Crashdown all in one 90-minute panel! Our prediction for the fight: pain! Room 2
Lightspeed Fine Arts Inc. will have LeVar Burton, Marina Sirtis, John de Lancie, Cirroc Lofton and Garrett Wang available at various times, check out lightspeedfineart.com for more info
A number of Trek alumni like Manny Coto (24) and Ira Behr (4400) and many more will be attending for the current projects. STARTREK.COM have a good breakdown of those events.
TrekMovie.com…only indepdent Trek site reporting from Comic Con
TrekMovie.com will be the only Trek site besides the official site attending and reporting from comic con. Keep coming here all weekend for reports, thoughts, pics and maybe some video. Traffic is expected to be heavy so I would not be surprised if there were some downtimes, but keep trying!
MORE INFO: comic-con.org