PHXCC AUDIO: TrekMovie “Star Trek Lives” Fan Panel + Photos Of Costumed Trekkies

The Star Trek fun at Phoenix Comicon kicked off with the "Star Trek Lives" panel hosted by TrekMovie. You can listen to the full audio of that below, plus we have pictures of lots of Trekkies in costume. Check it all out below.


TrekMovie "Star Trek Lives" Panel

At Phoenix Comicon I was asked to host a fan panel called "Star Trek Lives," which focused on the new movies but also talked about the latest developments in Star Trek. I was joined by blogger Chris Swanson, AU professor David A. Williams, and writer Morgan Gendel. For avid readers of there wasn’t really any news, but the standing room only crowd seemed to enjoy the open discussion of the new movie, the sequel, possibly animated show and more. 

Here are some highlights (which were similar to my panel held at the Star Trek con in Las Vegas last summer)

  • Almost all "loved" new Star Trek movie, with very few who didn’t like it
  • Some fans confused (or even upset) over whether Star Trek 2009 erased original Star Trek timeline vs created parallel universe
  • Most fans don’t want Khan in Star Trek sequel, but do want to see Klingons
  • Strong desire for new live-action, or animated Star Trek series (but mixed on CG or traditional animation)

You can here all that plus me pontifcating way too much about what I think will happen with Star Trek’s future by listening to the audio below. 


Star Trek Lives panel: Morgan Gendel, Chris Swanson
, David A. Williams, and myself at Phoenix Comicon 2011 (Photo: Sarah Smith)

Star Trek fan costumes at Phoenix Comicon

And here are some Trek fan costumes seen around the con.

Adult actress (and genuine Trekkie) April O’Neil in her Troi outfit from "Star Trek: The Next Generation a XXX Parody"

Star Trek: TNG fan confronted by Star Wars stormtroopers

3 young siblings in Minecraft costumes – included pixeled Riker

Vulcan Girl

Father and son Trekkies

This couple made their own "I’m Takei" t-shirts (and she got hers signed by George)

Another Vulcan girl

This couple are relaxed in their Star Trek robes
(available at ThinkGeek)

If Captain Kirk and Dox XX "Most Interesting Man In The World" had a love child

Mirror Universe Girl

Vacationing Romulan

These guys (yes Leia is a dude) make an interesting couple

And yet another Trekkie couple

Check out mini-Kirk coloring during Robbie McNeill’s panel

Trekkie girl gets her grove on during "Geek Prom"


More Phoenix Comicon to come

There is more to report with panels from George Takei, Robbie McNeill and Leonard Nimoy.

Photos: Anthony Pascale,

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The command robe is just win :D

The Mirror Universe Girl would make an Excellent Commodores Woman.
The Crossdressing Leia. Hmm. No Comment.
Vulcan Girl. Is it Pon Far time yet.
On new Trek series. If we can’t get a live action i would be more then happy with animated. Either Computer or regular Animation.

Oh. Those Storm troopers would not stand a chance with Trek. But I do feel for the Star Trek Red Shirt.

Didn’t this April O’Niel play Wonder Woman in a fan film?

Star Trek robes …funny! … And “mini- Kirk” coloring … sweet!

:-) :-)

Okay, who’s the redhead from the Mirror Universe and how do I get her phone number?!

Sorry Shannon. She is the Commodores Woman!!!!!.

screw that red head, its the Vulcan Amazonian chick with DD’s that does it for me :D

oh wait… x.X

Okay my mistake. I looked it up and it was Michelle Laurent a.k.a. Michelle O’Niel that played Wonder Woman in the fan film “Wonder Woman: Balance of Power” but who cares this April O’Niel is a beautiful woman and she’s a trekkie. You can’t get any better than that.

Definately some high quality ponn’far material in there.

April is turning out to be one of my favorite months.

Jeez. A pourn star who’s a trekkette, and cute as a bug’s ear… where the hell were you when I was single???

Why don’t Trek fans look like that Redhead from the Mirror Universe in my neck of the woods?

#15,Captain Canuck,wish there were Trek fans in my neck of the woods that looked like anything!! I feel like the only one!

Counseling session in order.

As for the guy dressed up as Leia, there’s a theme song:

(To the tune of Aerosmith’s “Dude Looks Like A Lady”)

“Dude looks like a Leia!”

I believe I like “another Vulcan girl” best.

Although mirror universe girl has a nice bookish quality.

Mirror Universe girl is hot she kinda looks like Jennifer Tilly!

The Mirror Universe girl is awesome. But…where is her Agonizer???

Just kidding.

I like Mirror Universe Girl.

I seem to have lost vision in my left eye….

The Minecraft customes are from a series of hilarious YouTube videos.

Here’s the link:

Mirror Universe girl could have also done well as Dr. Crusher. She’s definitely the winner of this costume photo round!

The Vulcan gal wins. She’s awesome.

P0rn Farr.

Leia-dude is prettier than a lot of Leia’s I’ve seen…

the two vulcan girls are cute.

Love the Father and Son Trekkers and kudos to Mirror Universe Girl! As for Dude Looks Like a Leia, hey, IDIC.

that so-called “adult” star should have her trek card revoked for participating in such a degradation of TNG. Counselor Troi would not approve. Although Riker might.

The Captain’s Robe should be included in the next movie.

is anyone else wondering why there haven’t been any sci fi movie updates in like a whole month? come on!

I’ll take April O’Neil any time…anywhere…

I would guess April O’Neil is her industry name, I wonder if that means she’s a TMNT fan, too.

oh look a Star Trek vs. Star Wars cosplay. how original! :-/

Miss O’Neil certainly seems to defy the stereotype of the virginal Trekkie.

Shouldn’t April O’Neil be at a Ninja Turtles convention?

I luv the tron shirt behind the capn kirk n dos xx guy–n the vacationing romulan looks really relaxed hahah

“Dude looks like a Leia”

Anthony do you make every convention?

Isnt it great to see TOS uniforms back with a bang. They are still the best Star Trek uniforms. Good times


Yes! I mis those. The last one was around April 23rd. I remember reading about ten minutes beofre the start of new series of Doctor Who. Which means it’s around seven weeks since the last one. :(

The two minecraft guys? – They are roleplaying as Simon and Lewis, aka, The Yogscast Youtube series “Shadow of Israphel”


I would have to say George Takei would probably be the only guy I’d trust to sign my woman’s t-shirt where George signed it. She looks scary-happy about it.

The vacationing Romulan is awesome! Probably so good because it looks natural, not like a fan wearing a costume.

Cool, I’m in this article twice!

I’m the left sister in the Minecraft costume photo (the one with the orange beard, Yogscast’s Honeydew/Simon) and I am the girl in the vulcan costume in the picture captioned “another vulcan girl.” It’s cool to see pictures up!

The convention was so much fun. Next year Shatner is attending so I am sure there will still be plenty of Star Trek fans.