Your Guide to Trekking Out at San Diego Comic-Con 2014


San Diego Comic-con kicks off this week. With the next Star Trek movie two years away and still in scripting, we don’t expect to have any formal presentation from Paramount, however there are tons of Star Trek-related panels and booths to check out. TrekMovie  has compiled an all-inclusive list of every Trek related item on the agenda for this year’s big con – get it all below.

Ready for Comic-con?

Have you made your schedule yet? You know it happens every year. There are about 10,000 events on your list, and you want to see them all! Of course, almost 90% of the panels you want to go to overlap with each other, and finding your way around the San Diego convention center, meeting lots of folks, checking out the sweet cosplay, and browsing the merch booths can take up your whole day, too. How to make sure you get the most Trek out of this year’s SDCC? This handy guide for Trekkies will get you started.


First up, here are the highlights – the panels, booths, and events that we are most excited about. And, yes, even these overlap with each other, so choose wisely!

Star Trek at 50: From The Cage to Today
Trek-specific panel with tons of Trek vets
Thursday, 4:00 – 5:00 PM, Room 23ABC


The man The Los Angeles Times dubbed “the world’s foremost Trekspert,” Mark A. Altman (Free Enterprise) moderates a panel celebrating five decades since filming began on the original Trek pilot starring Jeffrey Hunter featuring a murderer’s row of Star Trek luminaries reflecting on 50 years of Trek history including Scott Mantz (chief film critic, Access Hollywood), David A. Goodman (producer, Star Trek: Enterprise, author Federation: The First 150 Years), Marc Cushman (author, These Are the Voyages, Volumes 1 – 3), Edward Gross (legendary Trek journalist), Robert Meyer Burnett (producer, Star Trek: The Next Generation Blu-Ray’s), Jeff Bond (author, The Music of Star Trek), Vic Mignogna (Star Trek Continues) and Chase Masterson (actress, Deep Space Nine). Look back… and forward… at sci-fi’s first franchise. It’s like nothing you’ve encountered before.

Star Trek’s Ships of the Line
Trek-specific panel
Thursday, 8:30 – 9:30 PM, Room 4


A team of Star Trek designers will take fans into the art department as they showcase the art and inspiration of Star Trek’s most famous Ships of the Line. The panelists include John Eaves (concept artist and senior illustrator, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Enterprise, and more), Andy Probert (production illustrator, Star Trek: The Motion Picture and consulting illustrator, Star Trek: The Next Generation), Doug Drexler (makeup artist, scenic artist, graphic designer, illustrator, and visual effects artist, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), Mike Okuda (lead graphic designer and tech consultant, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), ILM’s John Goodson (model maker and digital artist, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Star Trek: Generations, Star Trek Into Darkness), and Greg Jein (model maker, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine). Join the team of Star Trek designers for a Q&A moderated by Ben Robinson, editor for the long-running Star Trek Fact Files and the manager of Eaglemoss’ new Starship Collection. Limited edition collectibles from Eaglemoss will be distributed to every attendee.

Star Trek: The State of the Franchise Fan Forum
Trek-specific panel ft. Larry “Dr. Trek” Nemecek
Friday, 8:00 – 9:00 PM, Room 28DE


Come join the spout-off! Trekland author, producer, actor, and interviewer “Dr. Trek” Larry Nemecek (Star Trek Continues, The Con of Wrath, TNG Companion) brings his 20+ years in the franchise and panel facilitators to lead fan crosstalk (that’s you, audience) aimed at sharing and challenging the memes of where corporate and fandom Star Trek are headed. Warning: No one admitted without an opinion!

“SDCC this year choose my “fan forum” pitch, which is the format I use to be more about the audience than me. I bring the industry insight and the Trek history context… and fans bring their opinions–or rants!–and questions. I prefer to have a triangle going with two audience queue mics, with fan crosstalk more than Q and A with me. It sure keeps it fresh. Hopefully we all come away with our minds newly bent, and wrapped around, what is and is not going on in today’s Trekland—the media landscape as well as the franchise and the fandom. And you know the snark and laughs are there, too.

By the way, I’ll be in Autograph Alley from 2:30-7 Th & Fr with “Trekland: On Speaker” Vol. 2 CDs and more.”

— Larry “Dr. Trek” Nemecek

Klingon Lifestyles Presentation
Klingons! Batleths! Shenanigans!
Friday, 8:30 – 9:30 PM, Room 6A

Comic Book Fans Flock To Colorful Convention

Klingons, weapons and ohhhh, yes there will be live action bat’leth sword battles. Come join the fun and mayhem for the 21st annual Klingon stage play. Watch the Stranglehold Klingons travel to distant worlds to bring glory back to the empire! Enter the Trek costume contest-prizes awarded for best dressed, largest red shirt group, and more. All alien races welcomed. If you love stage plays and love SWAG even more, come and support the only live-action Star Trek fan-based play to boldly go where no play has gone before!

Star Trek: Prelude to Axanar Red Carpet Premiere and Q&A (FREE!)
Free screening of independent Star Trek film
Saturday, 9:00 – 11:00 PM, United Artists Horton Plaza 8 Movie Theater, Gaslamp District [Offsite event]
Tickets: Free, pick up at the door (first come, first served)


The world premiere of Star Trek: Prelude to Axanar, the 20 minute short introducing the full-length feature film Star Trek Axanar, will take place at the United Artists Horton Plaza 8 Movie Theater located in the Gaslamp District just a 15-minute walk from the San Diego Convention Center. The red carpet event, going from 8:00 PM, boasts an impressive guest list full of cast and crew from Axanar who will be at the screening and take part in a 90 minute Q&A session after the film, including Executive Producer/creator Alec Peters, Director Christian Gossett and actors Richard Hatch, and Gary Graham. Shot like a History Channel special, Prelude to Axanar will be Star Trek like you have never seen it before, showing the central characters of Axanar giving both a historical and personal account of the war. Set 20 years before the time of James T. Kirk’s command of the Enterprise, “Axanar” is set in the last year of the Four Years War, the conflict with the Klingons that almost saw the end of the Federation only 80 years after its founding. How did Starfleet build its fleet? How did they hold off a Klingon fleet that had been conquering star systems for centuries? What role did the various founding planets play in Starfleet? Why were the Constitution class ships so important to Starfleet? How did Garth of Izar come to be regarded as the greatest Starfleet Captain of his time?

The Psychology of Star Trek vs. Star Wars: Episode IV
Trek-specific panel ft. Rod Roddenberry
Saturday, 8:30 – 9:30 PM, Room 26AB

Trek vs Wars

Step into the pop culture ring with geeky psychologists Dr. Andrea Letamendi (The Arkham Sessions) and Dr. Ali Mattu (Super Fantastic Nerd Hour) as they bring their popular, intergalactic sci-fi battle back to Comic-Con for round 4! Special guests Sam Witwer (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Being Human) and Rod Roddenberry (Trek Nation, Roddenberry Entertainment) join the psych pros to debate, tackle, and explain some of the most fascinating aspects of both universes. Pick a side and cast your vote as they crown one the winner! Impartially refereed by Brian Ward (Shout! Factory).

Star Trek (2009) Movie Presentation with Soundtrack Performed LIVE by San Diego Symphony
Screening of ST09 and special appearances by Michael Giacchino and John Cho
Saturday, from 8:00 PM, Embarcadero Marina Park South [Offsite event]
Tickets: $28-90 (purchase here)


Space is still the final frontier, and Star Trek finally gets the Summer Pops treatment! If you’re shut out of Comic-Con on Saturday night, or just love Star Trek, come down to the Embarcadero for a wide screen showing of the highly successful J. J. Abrams 2009 Star Trek film reboot featuring the San Diego Symphony performing the soundtrack LIVE. This west coast premiere production features special appearances by composer Michael Giacchino and actor John Cho (“Sulu”)!

Bonus event: Pre-screening Meet & Greet with Michael Giacchino and John Cho
Saturday, 5:30 – 8:00 PM, Embarcadero Marina Park South
Tickets: $75 (purchase here)

Come to the show early to hang out with composer Michael Giacchino and actor John Cho! Note that you must have already purchased a ticket to the screening in addition to the meet and greet ticket.

End Bullying! Responding to Cruelty in Our Culture
Trek highlights: Chase Masterson (Leeta, DS9), Dr. Andrea Letamendi (Psychologist outspoken about the psychology of Star Trek and Star Wars)
Sunday, 3:00 – 4:00 PM, Room 24ABC

Ashley Eckstein (Her Universe) is proud to be a fangirl

Have you or someone you love been a target of bullying? Pop Culture Anti-Bullying Coalition is back by popular demand with this powerful discussion on how to overcome bullying. Learn strategies to create witnesses and allies out of bystanders. Panelists include Pop Culture Anti-Bullying Coalition founder actress Chase Masterson (Doctor Who: Big Finish), founder/moderator Carrie Goldman (author, Harper Collins’Bullied: What Every Parent, Teacher, and Kid Needs to Know About Ending the Cycle of Fear), Brad Bell (Husbands), Anthony Breznican (author, Brutal Youth), Ashley Eckstein (Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Jane Espenson (Husbands), Dr. Andrea Letamendi (The Psychology of Star Trek vs. Star Wars), and representatives from the United Nations Association and Anti-Defamation League. Special topics include geek bullying, LGBT bullying, cyber-bullying, and analyzing how media and entertainment affect attitudes toward bullying and aggression. “From now on, Comic-Con convention-goers will come for cosplay, entertainment, freebies, autographs-and healing.” CNN.

And for Everything Else, There’s Mastercard.

Hide your kids! Hide your wallets! Seriously, hide your wallets because you are going to want to break the bank collecting all of the hot new Trek merch that will be on display at this year’s Comicon.

Entertainment Earth/BifBangPow
Booth #2343


Entertainment Earth will have a huge presence at this year’s con. As always, they’ll be offering an impressive number of Star Trek items, and of course they will have lots of Comicon 2014 exclusive, including a number of Star Trek bobble heads – Locutus Bobble Head, Seven of Nine Bobble Head, The Next Generation Sherlock Holmes Data and La Forge Bobble Heads (Set of Two), and Star Trek: The Original Series Fine Art Coasters (Set of 40).

Diamond Select Toys
Booth #2607


This year, Diamond Select is swinging in with a Star Trek exclusive Comicon item: a Battle Damaged Excelsior ship. With new paint applications showing damage from the Battle of Khitomer, this limited edition of 100 ships will only be available at Comic-Con! Push a button to light up the bridge, deflector dish, impulse engines and warp nacelles, and trigger dialogue by George Takei as Captain Hikaru Sulu! Limited to 100 pieces. Packaged in a window box with try-me feature. Designed and sculpted by Art Asylum! (Only available at Booth 2607, $70.00). Also check out a new Worf action figure, a Star Trek Kirk Vinyl Bank, and a Star Trek III Phaser.

Booth #2913

New York Comic Con Hallmark 2014 Star Trek Keepsakes

Each year, we get to add some new Star Trek Hallmark ornaments to our Christmas trees (you can hang them from your menorah, too, we don’t discriminate here at TrekMovie). This year’s no different. We’ll get a sneak peek of the 2015 Star Trek Keepsake Ornament collection. Stop by the booth, and you’ll also get a look at the 2014 Star Trek ornament line featuring the U.S.S. Vengeance, Lt. Hikaru Sulu and “The Devil in the Dark” as well as the limited-quantity Vina.

Booth #3249


Quantum Mechanix – maker of high end replicas along with more moderately priced goodies,  will be showing off a number of new or recently launched Star Trek items – including a new USS Enterprise Desktop Replica.

Booth #4536


ANOVOS, purveyors of high quality Star Trek costumes of all kinds, will be showcasing their new Star Trek Enterprise: Archer Flight Jacket, which can already be pre-ordered for $235. As always, they will have a number of other stunning Trek costumes on display.

More Star Trek booths to keep your pocketbooks empty and your display cases full

Here are a list of all of the Trek-related booths, including those that will have exclusive Star Trek items up for grabs and/or being unveiled at this weekend’s Comic-Con. Make sure to see TrekMovie’s Guide to Merchandise at SDCC 2014 for the details!

3D Systems, Booth #3513
Cubify will have an on-site scanning station at the 3D systems booth for fans to order their own personalized 3-D printed Star Trek figurines.

DK Publishing, Booth #1034
Showcasing their popular Star Trek: The Visual Dictionary

We Love Fine, Booth #5647
Limited number of exclusive Star Trek T-Shirts.

Hollywood Sci-Fi Museum, Booth #3631
Check out the Enterprise D bridge and sit in the captain’s chair

Tribble Toys, Booth #5613

Roddenberry, Booth #2543

Simon & Schuster, Booth #1128

Funko, Booth #5343

NECA, Booth #3145
Star Trek: Fleet Captains Dominion Expansion, which will be available for purchase in August. NECA will also showcase select ships from upcoming expansions for the Star Trek: Attack Wing tactical space combat miniatures game.

Her Universe, Booth #2913
New Star Trek Fashion Top (also available in plus sizes)

ThinkGeek, Booth #3849
ThinkGeek is showcasing The Wand Company’s Phaser Universal Remote, Star Trek: The Original Series Uniform Hoodies and Star Trek: The Next Generation Wesley Crusher Hoodies.

Square Enix, Booth #3829

Lightspeed Fine Art, Booth #3945
Bob Picardo will be signing at their booth on Saturday, July 26th!

GEEK Magazine, Booth #4437
Appearances by Free Enterprise TV Series filmmakers

Icon Heroes (via Action Figure Xpress, Booth #3345)
D’k Tahg letter opener and a Mr. Spock card holder, exclusive Star Trek SDCC Logo Bookends, limited to 150 pieces

IDW, Booth #2643
Multiple Star Trek creators, including Mike Johnson, Scott Tipton, David Tipton, J.K. Woodward and more to help promote the “Q” storyline set to launch in July with issue #35, the new City on the Edge of Forever mini-series

Quirk Books, Booth #1636
Selling the popular Star Trek Book of Opposites

Titan Entertainment, Booth #5537
Titan will have Star Trek Magazine Issue #50 available

But Wait, There’s More!

Thought we were finished? Ha! Not by a long shot! Below are all of the other panels of interest to Trekkies. You’ll never work them all into your schedule, so don’t even try. But, do make sure you add some of your favorites to your list!


Legends of TV Land
Trek highlights: William Shatner!
10:30 – 11:30 AM, Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

Get up close and personal with icons of television at The Legends of TV Land panel! Stars Betty White (The Golden Girls, Hot in Cleveland), Donald Faison (Scrubs, Clueless) and William Shatner (Star Trek) will answer questions about their work and making history on television. Plus, get a special sneak peek of the animated episode of TV Land’s original sitcom, Hot in Cleveland, airing July 30th!

Scorpion: World Premiere Screening and Panel
Trek highlights: Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman are executive producers
12:05 – 1:10 PM, Ballroom 20

Discover the new CBS drama coming this fall, based on the true story of Walter O’Brien, an eccentric genius with the world’s fourth highest IQ who has created a company of brilliant misfits who use their mental muscle to defend the planet against complex high-tech threats of the modern age. In this high-octane thrill ride from the makers of Star Trek, Transformers, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and The Fast and the Furious, O’Brien’s team uses their exceptional brainpower to solve the nation’s crises, while also helping each other learn how to fit in. The world premiere screening of the pilot episode will be followed by a panel discussion with the real-life Walter O’Brien, along with series stars Elyes Gabel (World War Z), Robert Patrick (Terminator 2), and Katharine McPhee (Smash),and executive producers Nick Santora, Nicholas Wootton, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, and Justin Lin.

1984’s Greatest GEEK Movies: Big Brother Wasn’t The Only One Watching While Doves Cried
Trek highlights: will include Star Trek III
2:00 – 3:00 PM, Room 5 AB

While Eurasia was still at war with Eastasia and Big Brother was watching you, some amazing movies slipped into cinemas and our panel of experts are going to wax on, wax off about the great geek year of 1984 as we look back at such films as The Terminator, Gremlins, Repo Man, Ghostbusters, Dune, Splash, This is Spinal Tap, Indiana Jones & The Temple of Doom, Star Trek III, Buckaroo Banzai, Body Double, The Karate Kid, Red Dawn, Night of the Comet, Once Upon A Time In America, This is Spinal Tap and, of course, the incomparable Purple Rain. Celebrating the fact we still love the 80s will be Ashley E. Miller (Thor, new Terminator TV series), David E. Williams (Editor, GEEK Magazine), Robert Meyer Burnett (Star Trek: The Next Generation Blu-Rays), Marc Berandin (The Hollywood Reporter), Steve Melching (The Clone Wars: Transformers Prime), Joe Kraemer (Jack Reacher), Nikki Griffin (Editor-At-Large, GEEK Magazine) and moderator Mark A. Altman (Free Enterprise, DOA: Dead or Alive). Be sure to join us because this panel is sure to get turned up to 11.

Creation of Creature
Trek highlights: Panel by Neville Page, creature designer for Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness
4:30 – 5:30 PM, Room 24ABC

Neville Page (Avatar, Star Trek, Tron, Prometheus, Noah) will be sharing his techniques and vision for creating creatures and characters in the entertainment industry. Examples will be shown from various productions as well as tips and tricks from his upcoming book, Beauty in the Beast.

Her Universe Fashion Show
From 6:00 PM, Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel

Her Universe is unveiling a new Star Trek Fashion Top which will be available in plus sizes as well.


Lee Meriwether Autograph Session
Played Losira in TOS episode “That Which Survives”
10:00 – 2:30 PM, Sails Pavilion

The Chair: One Script, Two Visions, One Winner
Trek highlights: Zachary Quinto (Spock, JJ-verse)
1:30 – 2:30 PM, Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina

From creator Chris Moore (Project Greenlight, American Pie, Good Will Hunting) and producer Zachary Quinto (Star Trek, Heroes, Margin Call), The Chair is a documentary competition series that follows two first- time feature directors, Shane Dawson (ShaneDawsonTV on YouTube) and Anna Martemucci (Break Up at a Wedding), each given the same screenplay and budget to make their own films. Zachary Quinto and both directors, as well as screenwriter Dan Schoffer and producer Josh Shader, join together for a panel moderated by Chris Moore, including exclusive clips from both films (Untitled Shane Dawson Movie and Hollidaysburg) and from the Starz TV show, premiering this fall.

IDW Star Trek Comics Autographing
Writers and artists: Scott Tipton, David Tipton, Mike Johnson, Tony Shasteen, J.K. Woodard, and Joe Corroney
2:00 – 3:00 PM, IDW Booth: 2643

Larry Nemecek Autograph Session
Noted Star Trek author, editor, archivist, consultant and producer
2:30 – 7:00 PM, Sails Pavilion

Chase Masterson Autograph Session
Played Leeta in DS9; Attending with Pop Culture Anti-Bullying Coalition
2:30 – 7:00 PM, Sails Pavilion

Free Enterprise: 15th Anniversary Reunion
Trek-specific panel (Independent productions)
3:30 – 4:30 PM, Room 24ABC

It’s time to party like it’s 1999 as Access Hollywood’s Scott Mantz moderates a panel celebrating the 15th anniversary of the theatrical release of Free Enterprise, starring William Shatner and Eric McCormack, the film that The New York Times called “a bright, clever romantic comedy” and US Magazine’s Andrew Johnston hailed as “a very funny comedy that jubilantly celebrates geek culture.” Writer/producer Mark A. Altman (Castle, Necessary Roughness) and Director/Writer Robert Meyer Burnett (Agent Cody Banks, The Hills Run Red) are interviewed along with some special surprise guests who will take part in a freewheeling discussion about this beloved cult classic and share the latest news about their Kickstarter campaign to produce a new Free Enterprise TV pilot and screen never-before-seen clips. Love long and party at a special SDCC screening of Free Enterprise which will take place tonight at 8:15 pm at the Marriott Screening room in the Marina Ballroom D, introduced by the filmmakers.

IDW: Rock This Town!
Star Trek comics licensee
4:00p.m. – 5:00p.m., Room: 4
IDW invites you to join in their 15th anniversary celebration with this panel featuring IDW’s own “Martin & Lewis,” Dirk Wood and Chris Ryall, alongside special guests Gabriel Rodriguez, Erik Burnham, Jonathan Maberry, Scott Tipton, and more to come for a spirited chat filled with announcements galore!

The Greatest GEEK Movies and TV Never Made
Trek highlights: Marc Altman (Free Enterprise) on panel, which will include discussion of Trek reboots that never saw the light of day
5:00 – 6:00 PM, Room 7AB

In the panel that wowed WonderCon Anaheim, take a look at some of the greatest genre projects that never made it to the silver and small screens, ranging from Philip Kaufman’s Star Trek: Planet of Titans (the original ’70s Star Trek reboot that was never made) to David Lynch’s Ronnie Rocket and One Saliva Bubble to Bryan Singer’s Battlestar Galactica to an incredible look at Alejandro Jodorowsky’s mind-blowing adaptation of Frank Herbert’s Dune. The discussion will include filmmakers Steve Scarlata (Jodorowksy’s Dune), Tom De Santo (Transformers, X2), Thomas P. Vitale (EVP Chiller strategic operations, Syfy Original Movies and Co-Productions),Ashley E. Miller (Thor, X-Men: First Class), Charles de Lauzirika (Crave, Blade Runner Blu-ray, Twin Peaks Blu-ray), Steve Melching (The Clone Wars, Batman: The Brave & The Bold), David E. Williams (editor, GEEK magazine), Chris Gossett (The Red Star), and Mark A. Altman (Femme Fatales, Free Enterprise).

Sleepy Hollow Panel
Trek highlights: Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are executive producers
5:45 – 6:45 PM, Room 6BCF

Executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (Star Trek, Fringe, Spider Man 2), Len Wiseman (Underworld, Total Recall), Mark Goffman, and Heather Kadin return to Comic-Con with the breakout show of the year, featuring an exclusive look at the highly-anticipated second season followed by a fan Q&A featuring cast members Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, John Noble, Orlando Jones, and Lyndie Greenwood!

International Association of Media Tie-in Writers: Scribe Awards
Trek highlights: Star Trek author Diane Duane honored as this year’s Grandmaster Award “Faust” winner
6:00 – 7:00 PM, Room 23ABC

Max Allan Collins (Mike Hammer), co-founder of the IAMTW, will announce the winners of this year’s Scribe Awards for excellence in tie-in writing, including honoring this year’s Grandmaster Award “Faust” winner, Diane Duane (Star Trek). Join panelists Michael A. Black (Executioner), Stacia Deutsch (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs), Nathan Collins (Battle Royale), Glenn Hauman (Star Trek), Nancy Holder (Chicago Fire), Robyn King (Shadowrun), and Jonathan Maberry (Wolfman) for a freewheeling look at one of the most popular and yet underappreciated branches of the writing trade. Followed by a Q&A session.

Nobility on Earth: Meet the Crew of the Starship Nobility
Trek highlights: Walter Koenig (Chekov, TOS)
7:30 – 8:30 PM, Room 5AB

To premiere the new sci-fi series Nobility, the cast-including Doug Jones (Falling Skies, Pan’s Labyrinth), Walter Koenig (Star Trek: TOS, Babylon 5), Cas Anvar (Assassin’sCreed, Lost), Adrienne Wilkinson (Xena: Warrior Princess, Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Darren Jacobs (Starship: Rising), and James Kyson (Heroes)-will appear in character to entertain you. The second half of the panel will be a Q&A with the cast, director Neil Johnson (Starship: Rising) and series creator E. J. De la Pena (Jingle All the Way, Run Ronnie Run, Boy Meets World). Attendees will be captivated by the antics of the misfit crew of the Starship Nobility as they debut a teaser for this action-packed new series while they interact directly with the audience and deal with a surprise from some scheming series villains!

Space Command: Bold Adventures in the Far Reaches of Space
Trek highlights: Bob Picardo (The Doctor, VOY) and Marc Scott Zicree (writer for TNG, DS9)
8:00 – 9:00 PM, Room 25ABC

Science fiction legends Marc Scott Zicree (Star Trek: The Next Generation), Iain McCaig (Star Wars VII), Geoff Mark (Battlestar Galactica), and Mike Philpot (Spider-Man), premiere footage from the highly anticipated epic adventure series spanning 200 years of Galactic History. Doug Jones (Hellboy), Bob Picardo (Star Trek Voyage), Mira Furlan (Babylon 5), composer David Raiklen, and worldwide talent search winners Ethan McDowell, Bryan McClure, Aaron Gaffey, and Sara Maraffino will discuss their roles. The visionary team gives you an early look at stunning scenes and spectacular new visual effects just shot this summer! Inspired by heroic science fiction of the ’50s. This is a revolution in film funding and distribution, made by A-list creators for the fans. Free signed poster.

Free Enterprise Film Screening
From 8:15 PM

Join filmmakers Mark A. Altman and Robert Meyer Burnett for a screening of the 1999 Trek-themed cult comedy film Free Enterprise.

Sick & Twisted Gauntlet of Animation
Trek highlights: “Epically violent” Japanese zombie Claymation Star Trek spoofs
9:30 – 11:30 PM, 6BCF

The glorious return of the greatest interactive live-voting festival known to mankind! This screening is not for the faint of heart! You, the lunatic fringe will vote with your voices, Love or Hate, on the newest batch of Sick & Twisted short animations from across the globe as they play LIVE on screen. More than 35 films will be put to the ultimate test. Entries include award-winning European commercials, including the banned in Denmark Voteman, new and epically violent Japanese zombie Claymation Star Trek spoofs, grossed out and sexy mock commercials featuring aliens and the Progressive Insurance Lady and an episode of Cartoon Hangover’s Bravest Warriors, directed by Breehn Burns, creator of Dr. Tran. Extra bonus: glow-in-the-dark hand clappers and Sick & Twisted Barf Bags will be given away. “And on the 13th day, God created Spike and Mike, so sayeth the D.”-Actor Jack Black of Tenacious D.


Chase Masterson Autograph Session
Played Leeta in DS9; Attending with Pop Culture Anti-Bullying Coalition
10:00 – 2:30 PM, Sails Pavilion

Helix Panel
Trek highlights: Ron Moore is executive producer
12:00 – 1:00 PM, Indigo Ballroom, Hilton
Get top line security clearance for behind-the-scenes secrets from Syfy’s hit show Helix. Kyra Zagorsky (Dr. Julia Walker), Mark Ghanime (Major Sergio Balleseros), Jordan Hayes (Dr. Sarah Jordan), Neil Napier (Dr. Peter Farragut), and executive producers Ronald D. Moore and Steven Maeda give you exclusive access to Arctic Biosystems and divulge details about what’s in store for season 2 when the series returns. Moderated by journalist and author Geoff Boucher.

Jeff Rector Autograph Session Made two guest appearances in TNG
2:30 – 7:00 PM, Sails Pavilion

Lee Meriwether Autograph Session
Played Losira in TOS episode “That Which Survives”
2:30 – 7:00 PM, Sails Pavilion

Salem Panel
Trek highlights: Brannon Braga is executive producer
5:45 – 6:45 PM, Room 6DE

The star-studded cast — including Shane West (Nikita, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen), Janet Montgomery, Seth Gabel, Ashley Madekwe, Iddo Goldberg, and Elise Eberle — along with executive producers Brannon Braga (Star Trek, Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey), Adam Simon, and Josh Barry look back at intriguing footage from the groundbreaking first season of the series, from WGN America and Fox 21. Set in the volatile world of 17th-century Massachusetts, Salem explores what really fueled the town’s infamous witch trials and dares to uncover the dark, supernatural truth hiding behind the veil of this infamous period in American history. Followed by an audience Q&A.

Previs thru Postvis: How HALON Helped Prepare for the Zombie Apocalypse to Outer Space Exploration
Trek highlights: Dan Gregoire (Previs supervisor, STID) and Michael Jackson (Postvis/compositor, STID)
6:00 – 7:00 PM, Room 5AB

Dan Gregoire (HALON Entertainment CEO and founder) and Michael Jackson (postvis supervisor) bring the art of pitchvis, previs and postvis, to Comic-Con with a special presentation on their work for projects such as Paramount Pictures’ World War Z, Star Trek Into Darkness, and Fox’s Cosmos. Panelists will walk attendees through the process of building exciting shots and scenes from pitchvis to previs and onset to postvis. They will also delve into a discussion of 3D animation tools, motion capture, and the technology behind HALON’s revolutionary hand-held cameras that allow directors to visualize complex scenes. HALON Entertainment has worked closely with notable directors Ang Lee (Life of Pi), Ridley Scott (Prometheus), and James Mangold (The Wolverine). The team is also working on a slate of highly anticipated films including: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Hercules and Jupiter Ascending.

IDW Star Trek Comics Autographing
Writers and artists: Scott Tipton, David Tipton, Mike Johnson, Tony Shasteen, J.K. Woodard, and Joe Corroney
6:00 – 7:00 PM, IDW Booth: 2643


Jeff Rector Autograph Session
Made two guest appearances in TNG
10:00 – 1:30 PM, Sails Pavilion

Lee Meriwether Autograph Session
Played Losira in TOS episode “That Which Survives”
10:00 – 1:30 PM, Sails Pavilion

Chase Masterson Autograph Session
Played Leeta in DS9; Attending with Pop Culture Anti-Bullying Coalition
1:30 – 5:00 PM, Sails Pavilion

Fun With Kirk & Spock Signing/Giveaway
2PM Simon & Schuster Booth: 1128
"Fun with Kirk and Spock" Author Robb Pearlman will be signing copies of the book at the Simon & Schuster booth. Only 40 books will be available.

Diamond Select Toys: The Best of All Worlds
Trek highlights: DST is Trek licensee
3:00 – 4:00 PM, Room 7AB
DST’s Chuck Terceira (president), Jason Wires (prototype painter), and Zach Oat (marketing supervisor) preview upcoming items in the company’s diverse product lines, from 7-inch Select action figures to electronic vehicles to role-play items to vinyl banks.


Stay tuned for TrekMovie coverage of SDCC merchandise exclusives, plus coverage from SDCC itself.




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Great stuff K.I.

But why isn’t this on the main board yet?


Looking forward to Star Trek III DST phaser!

Everything but the main event. The US Presidential election is two years away, but you see Hillary Clinton everywhere. Sure, no need to keep the public aware that Star Trek is back and better than ever, and will be back in just two short years, not four like last time. Just let it wither on the vine, out of the public eye — that can’t possibly do any damage to the franchise.

Then again, if Orci did show up for some kind of formal Paramount announcement, he’d probably be deservedly raked over the coals for STID and that probably wouldn’t be too good for the franchise either.

On second thought, give it a year for the resentment to mellow and hit it hard next year with a great tease!

#3 – UGH!!!

Kayla Lacovino – “But Wait, There’s More!” LOL – Love it!

“We Love Fine, Booth #5647” – Could this be to do with Captain Fine, I wonder?…:)

AXANAR looks amazing. Also, looking forward to the DST STIII Phaser. What’s up with the Worf figure? It must be part of the Diamond Select Series as there are currently no other ST figure lines in production.

I do not approve of the Klingon lifestyle, and they do not need to go around presenting it.

I know the Excelsior took a direct hit from a Photon Torpedo, but it didn’t look like it penetrated the ship’s shields. You see the shield react to it, but when it fazes out there is no scorch mark.

I am officially friggin’ despondent that I didn’t buy a pass to SDCC when I had the chance.

Can anyone help me out?

Damn you, Comic-CONNNNN!!

Looks awesome. Wish I was going!

Oh, well…looking forward to the coverage here at TrekMovie!

5. The new Worf figure is the fourth release in the DST Select Trek line, following Kirk, Spock and Picard. It will come with a diorama base and, if the past figures are any indication, removable and/or interchangeable parts.

Hey, TrekMadeMeFat: Par’mach is par’mach.

Holy Moses, what a load of stuff to check out. As usual, I’m entirely jelly of everyone who’s going.

Hey, don’t suppose anyone out there is going to Comic Con? I noticed there was a panel about great SciFi TV or movies that woulda/coulda/shoulda been made. i just wondered if Assignment: Earth and Gary Seven might have a place on this panel. I contacted Mark Altman and asked him and lo and behold, it looks like it may. Just shows, you never know until you ask. I was able to go last time Comic Con showed my faux Gary Seven credit sequences — was a real kick to see before an audience. But can’t go this time. What I’m saying if anyone out there on these boards is going maybe you can attend the panel? Maybe,…even film the little sequence where they show my stuff. Ok, I know I’m asking a lot, but as I said… never know until you ask.

The Greatest GEEK Movies and TV Never Made
Trek highlights: Marc Altman (Free Enterprise) on panel, which will include discussion of Trek reboots that never saw the light of day
5:00 – 6:00 PM, Room 7AB

And it’s on Friday.

I guess that’s a no. I haven’t been here in a long time but where is everybody?