Grand Slam XVI: Friday Photos

Friday at the Creation’s SciFi Grand Slam XVI had three Trek related events (Tim Russ, Nichelle Nichols and a group of guest stars), plus a cabaret. The stars entertained the lightly-packed crowd, but there wasn’t any big news (and your humble editor was spending a lot of time chatting with friends and folks around the con). But here are photos from the day.

From the day

Tim Russ

Tim Russ, Suzie Plakson, Max Grodenchik, Vaughn Armstrong, and Salome Jens

Nichelle Nichols [photo Irice]

Trek celebs sing, from the Evening Cabaret

Tim Russ

Vaughn Armstrong

Max Grodenchik

Nichelle Nichols

On Saturday the only Trek will be Brent Spiner. The big day is Sunday with the two Spocks (Quinto and Nimoy) and the Q&A with Bob Orci and Alex Kurtzman. There will a full report on both of those events.


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I would like to be the first to say….wish I was there!

Sad day when Brent Spiner being somewhere ISN’T the “big day”. Ah, how the mighty have fallen.

Gotta love Tim Russ… Anyone?


Its going to be great on Sunday.
I’ll be there.

Anthony: Don’t forget Mike DeMeritt on Saturday–a great insider’s show from the longtime 2nd/1st AD (assistant director) of the Voyager and Enterprise era crews, on set day in & day out.

I was lucky enough that I could send over my good friend Julie to get me autographs from both Spocks… and to ask Mr Kurtzman and Mr Orci about academy style sideburns in the movie ;))

The cabaret sounds like it was fun. Looks like it, too, from the photos.

Everyone looks really good — especially Nichelle Nichols. :-)

Could youy imagine doing one season of trek? You would work 4-ever…

How tall is Suzie Plakson? 6’7″ish?

And why is the lovely Denise not giving us a field report?

I’m always amazed by the make up work they did on Salome Jens. It is almost impossible to recognize her as the Female Changeling.

Gotta love Tim Russ… Anyone?

Considering he played the ONLY Voyager character I liked I’d say he’s pretty cool.

#12 –

Whereas Max Grodenchik (sans make-up) is practically recognzible from space. Those teeth…!

Defracking . . .
The crowd chants: “We want Denise . . . we want Denise . . . ”
No answer . . . sigh.

Suzie Plakson > Denise Crosby

Well, I liked her better anyway. *LOL*

Nichelle Nichols is such a sweetheart in person, I would’ve gone (had I been free that day) just to see her do her set. Met her twice, and she seems really warm. Might go this Sunday, if all goes as planned. Would like to see Nimoy come out of retirement…….for the 3rd or 4th time! He reminds me of Pacino in ‘Godfather III’; “They keep pulling me back IN!”

Suzie Plakson needs a new show. Yummy.

And speaking of yummy, I’m sure Denise is working the room. Anthony, your very mature readers want to see her in some ridiculous situation — preferably a pic we can use for later blackmail.

Looks like fun!

Denise! Oh, Denise!!

We needs a full report from you ASAP, missy!!!

To the rest of my geeks at the Con: I. Am. So. Jealous. Of. Y’all!!

Peace. Live long and prosper.
The Vulcanista }:-|

#19—Is she so busy that she forgot about the little people? (J/K)

Vulcanista, I think she’s hiding from Max Grodenchik’s terrrifying teeth.

Anthony, Denise is supposed to be an Orion. Just shoot anything in a slave girl costume. Actually, please do that anyway. Rainy day in Lawrenceville, GA. I need something to perk me up.

On another subject Shatner was on Leno last night flirting with Trisha Helfer and Leno said it’s Captain Kirk meets Battlestar Galatica. Some funny stuff. Shat looked fairly svelte and the byplay between him and Six was quite charming. I guess Patrick Stewart was on Conan I DVR-ed

Damn… Nichelle Nichols must have a portrait rotting away in her closet back home. She looks as beautiful today as she did forty years ago!

I wish I could have been there to hear her sing live! … and to see the rest of the con!

Great comments, everyone!

I can’t wait for the big report that TrekMovie is working on. I hope it has lots of pics.

Nichelle looks like a million dollars.

Can’t wait for the Sunda report!

I’ve always wondered what Salome Jens looked like without all of The Founder makeup and now I know. :-))

I am waiting myself with baited breath.

I have also thought that Nichelle ages wonderfully, but I have never seen her in person. More power to that girl!

did anyone else see Patrick Stuart and THE SHAT! on NBC last night?

#30. I did, it was great! :)

#24: “Nichelle Nichols must have a portrait rotting away in her closet back home. She looks as beautiful today as she did forty years ago!”

Doug, you should really tend to those cataracts ; )

William Shatner has probably lost weight because of his hip surgery.