Sunday was the final day of FedCon here in Düsseldorf, Germany, and the con was winding down. Today, there was a combo Trek panel with Wil Wheaton & Marina Sirtis remembering their time working on TNG, and working with Gene and Majel Roddenberry. We also got more great pics of costumed Trekkies and sci-fi fans! Read on for highlights.
FEDCON XX – DAY 4 (Sunday)
TrekMovie’s coverage of FedCon XX from the Hotel Maritim Düsseldorf in Germany continues with a TNG star panel and more costume pics.
Wil Wheaton & Marina Sirtis share the stage, talk TNG and Gene & Majel Roddenberry
It was great to see Wil Wheaton and Marina Sirtis on the stage together. It was clear that the pair was happy to see each other again, and they both shared lots of fun memories of each other and of working with the rest of the TNG cast plus Gene & Majel Roddenberry. Years after the series, the two still showed great chemistry, like this exchange:
Marina: “I’ve never Googled myself. Sounds painful.”
Wil: “I’ve Googled you. It’s pretty awesome!”
Each spoke about how they changed throughout TNG’s seven-year run and how they’ve changed since the show went off the air. “[I was a] shy little English wallflower,” said Marina, speaking about how shy she was at the beginning of Star Trek. “I was nerdy to the point of annoying the people around me,” said Wil, to which Marina nodded emphatically in agreement. Marina also cracked up the crowd when she talked about one of her TNG costume, saying she "hated that green dress," and calling it her "cosmic cheerleader outfit."
Wil & Marina share the stage for the first time in a long time
One audience member asked a question about working with Gene & Majel Roddenberry, and, as Marina began to tell a story about Majel, she began to tear up, “Don’t make me cry!” Both Marina and Wil spoke highly of them and what amazing people they were.
Answering questions about Gene & Majel Roddenberry
The pair also talked about the last two Star Trek films. Regarding the final TNG movie, Star Trek Nemesis, both agreed that the original script (by Oscar-winner John Logan) was "great," but it was altered too much with "input from too many people." A question came from an audience member who said that the new JJ Abrams Star Trek movie did not instill a sense of loyalty in them. Marina and Wil agreed that any “new” Star Trek is going to take some time to get used to by the fans.
“When [TNG] started, the fans were pissed!” said Marina, “if you don’t feel loyal to the new Star Trek yet, I’ll bet $100 that in a few years we won’t be having this conversation.”
“Give it time,” added Wil.
Best in show! Costumes at FedConXX
TrekMovie’s Andy with 2 Star Trek babes
Red gaurd and storm trooper man the entrances
Custom Starfleet uniforms
I see your Schwartz is as big as mine
Lookout, Hoth monster!
This girl dressed AS a Stargate! Brilliant!
More FedCon XX at TrekMovie
FedCon is over but there is more to come, with a wrap-up, plus some interviews.
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