Four Star Trek captains will be at San Diego Comic Con 2011 with Patrick Stewart and Scott Bakula now confirmed for separate events (in addition to the previously announced The Captains panel with William Shatner & Avery Brooks). And in the week following SDCC William Shatner is hosting outdoor screenings of The Captains in New York and LA, and he and Epix are giving out prizes for fans who show up in costume.
William Shatner hosting outdoor screenings of The Captains in LA & NYC
Previously TrekMovie reported that William Shatner is previewing his documentary The Captains at a panel at San Diego Comic Con on Friday July 22nd (10:15-11:15 am – Room 6BCF). Shatner will be joined by fellow Star Trek captain Avery Brooks. The the documentary will premiere on Epix HD (and EpixHD.com) on Friday night.
And Epix has just announced that in the following week William Shatner will be hosting two free outdoor screenings of The Captains, with one event in Los Angeles and one in New York City. The first 1,000 guests at arriving at each event will get a commemorative The Captains movie poster. And the top costumed fans will win limited edition The Captains t-shirts, with the night’s best costumed Trekkie will get to meet and get a photo with William.
Monday, July 25th, 2011 – Los Angeles
Hollywood Forever Memorial Park – Fairbanks Lawn
6000 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Gates open at 7:00PM Festivities start at sundown
More details at www.epixhd.com.
Saturday, July 30th, 2011 – New York
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum – One Intrepid Square
12th Ave and 46th Street
New York, NY 10036
Doors open at 7:30PM, Festivities start at sundown
More details at www.epixhd.com.
Admission for both events is on a first-come, first-served basis. Seating is limited and subject to weather conditions.
Show up in costume and get a chance to pick up a "The Captains" poster
Scott Bakula & Patrick Stewart To SDCC
But Shatner and Brooks are not the only captains at Comic Con 2011. Star Trek Enterprise’s Scott Bakula has just been announced as part of the Nerd Machine’s series of "A Coversation With…" events being held offsite. The Conversation with Scott Bakula will take place on Friday at 2:30pm – 3:30pm at Jolt’N Joe’s (379 4th Ave., San Diego, CA). The event costs $20.00 and more info at tickets are available at www.thenerdmachine.com.
And believe it or not, but 2011 will be the first time at San Diego Comic Con for Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Patrick Stewart. He will be attending the Summertime Entertainment panel for Dorothy of Oz, the new animated film in which Patrick voices "Tugg." The Dorothy of Oz panel will be on Saturday at 4:30 in Hall H.
For a full (updated) list of Star Trek celebrity appearances at San Diego Comic Con, see the TrekMovie Guide To Comic Con 2011.
Finally, here is a video (via Collider) of Sir Patrick talking about his role in Dorothy of Oz.
“…and in conclusion, whether your dreams are Earth bound or set in the stars, follow your heart and…make it so!”
Unless they’ve somehow recently air-conditioned the entire interior of the aircraft carrier, the Intrepid in summer ranks as one of the hottest places on Earth. Our family had a hard enough time simply walking around in our summer clothing a few years back. I can’t imagine fans sitting for two hours wearing things like heavy TOS movie officer costumes.
Although the “festivities start at sundown” line suggests a possible screening on deck–which is also hard to fathom since the deck is full of vintage war machines.
lol, when did Morgan Bateson display his blue fur?
I always thought Patrick was a friend of Dorothy’s.