This weekend is the 20th annual TrekExpo in Tulsa Oklahoma. Oh hand will be Leonard Nimoy, Avery Brooks, Marina Sirtis, John de Lancie, Denise Crosby and more veterans of Star Trek. Nimoy and DeLanci have new interviews from Oklahoma promoting the event, excerpts of those below.
Nimoy Gratified by ‘Star Trek’
Excerpts from interview with NewsOK interview
NewsOK. In the new film, when you appear on screen, especially when we see your face for the first time, a noise goes up from the audience. Have you sat with an audience to watch the movie; if so, how gratifying was that experience and how do you interpret it?
Leonard Nimoy: Extremely gratifying. It’s an accumulation of emotion from a 44-year relationship with the audience. Especially pleasing since Spock was marginalized by the makers of the movies and series that followed the first six.
NewsOK: Have you and "Star Trek” reached a new generation of fans? Or is it a case of old fans returning to the fold?
Leonard Nimoy: Many new fans. We are now spanning several generations. At first I heard, "My kids are crazy about you.” Then it became, "My parents are crazy about you.” We’re back to the young people now, so we have three generations of followers.
More Nimoy at NewsOK.com.
de Lancie teaching in Oklahoma – headed to Tulsa TrekExpo
Also appearing at TrekExpo this week is Star Trek’s Q, John de Lancie, who is also an instructor at the Oklahoma Arts Institute for the Summer.
de Lancie has an interview with BAMBlog promoting both OAI and TrekExpo, where he talks about how good Trek has been to him:
The world of ‘Star Trek’ has been really kind to me. And the people that I’ve met there have been great,” he said. “They’re not as weird as sports fans, who when their team loses the game, they go and burn cars and torch the downtown and when their team wins the game, they also burn cars and torch the downtown.
He also spoke to NewsOK.
More information about OAI at oaiquartz.org
More info on TrekExpo at trekexpo.net