Your Guide to Star Trek: Mission New York – “Discovery”, Games, Celebs + More

It’s just over two weeks until CBS and ReedPOP’s newest Star Trek convention at New York City’s Javits Center: Mission New York. Here is your guide to a veritable galaxy of events.

Many Trek celebs will be in attendance, with panels featuring members of the TNG, DS9, VOY, and ENT casts. Special individual panels will feature Walter Koenig and the convention’s headliner, William Shatner.

CBS and ReedPOP are packing a lot into this three-day event, and we want to mention a few of the highlights. For the full convention schedule and other information, click here.

Meet Writer-Producers from Star Trek: Discovery

Saturday, 3:30 – 4:30 Main Stage


The biggest event of the con is undoubtedly the exclusive Star Trek: Discovery panel on the main stage on Saturday. Writer-Producers of CBS’s new show Nicholas Meyer and Kirsten Beyer will be on stage talking about their careers in Trek and how they came to be a part of Discovery. They’ll also take some questions from the audience. This is your chance to get to know the people behind the new series.

Take A Stroll on the TOS Sets

Booth 210 on the Show Floor


James Cawley and his team at Trekonderoga, makers of the hit fan series Star Trek New Voyages, are bringing their incredibly detailed Original Series sets and TOS props for all to enjoy at Mission New York. The sets are a painstaking recreation of the original TOS sets that were in place on the Desilu lot back in the 1960s. As the Mission New York website describes it:

You’ll be immersed in an experience like no other, so get ready to put yourself in the shoes of Captain Kirk and Spock. Recreated exactly as they were laid out on the “Desilu” (now Paramount Pictures) Stage 9 in Hollywood for the original run of Star Trek, guests will be able to step onto the soundstage and be transported directly back to 1966. Cawley and his team have spent 15 years pouring [sic] over original set blueprints from Star Trek: Original Series in order to refine these incredible set replicas – and trust us, they are an incredible site [sic] to see in-person!

USPS Star Trek Stamps First Day of Issue Ceremony

Friday, 12:00 – 1:00 Room 1A21


The United States Postal Service is issuing a new set of Star Trek inspired stamps to commemorate the franchise’s 50th anniversary. And, they will be officially unveiling the new collection at Mission New York.

Ubisoft Bridge Crew, Star Trek Online, and Star Trek Timelines on Display

Bridge Crew: Friday, 1:30 – 2:30 Room 1A23
STO: Friday, 1:30 – 2:30 Room 1A21
Timelines: Saturday, 11:00 – 12:00 Room 1A10

Three very exciting new Star Trek games will be showcased at the con, including Ubisoft’s newest virtual reality game Bridge Crew, Star Trek Online‘s port to Playstation 4 and Xbox One, and Star Trek Timelines.

Ubisoft Bridge Crew:

Join the development team behind Star Trek: Bridge Crew, a brand-new Virtual Reality game from Ubisoft, that allows players to be part of a Starfleet crew and work together on the bridge of a ship. Learn more about how this game came to life, a BTS look at when some famous alumni got to play for the first time, and more about Star Trek’s newest ship, the U.S.S. Aegis, only playable in Star Trek: Bridge Crew.

Star Trek Online:

Get an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at development for Star Trek Online, the only massively multiplayer online role-playing game that allows players to captain their own starship and explore content that expands on the iconic Star Trek universe. Join executive producer Stephen Ricossa, lead game designer Al Rivera and producer Maria Rosseau as they reveal the development process that went into bringing the game to Xbox One and PlayStation®4. Don’t forget to stop by the Star Trek Online booth on the show floor to play the game on console before it launches.

Star Trek Timelines and John de Lancie (Q):

John de Lancie, best known to Star Trek fans as the mischievous Q, will join the Disruptor Beam development team for this session about the hugely popular mobile game STAR TREK TIMELINES. Whether you’ve been playing everyday since the game launched in January, have played just a little or not at all—come to this session to learn more about the process of developing a Star Trek mobile game and what the Disruptor Beam team has planned for STAR TREK TIMELINES in the future.

During the session, you’ll not only have the chance to ask the development team questions about the game, but also to play along with thousands of other Mission NYC attendees in a unique in-game event held in conjunction with the convention.

Star Trek Kelvin Timeline Celebrity Panel: Greenwood & Weller

Saturday, 2:00 – 3:00 Main Stage


Star Trek’s Kelvin Timeline will be represented by Abramsverse stars Bruce Greenwood (Admiral Christopher Pike) and Peter Weller (Admiral Alexander Marcus). Mission New York’s emcee Jordan Hoffman will host the pair on stage as they discuss what it was like bringing the Final Frontier back to the silver screen.

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan 4K World Premiere Screening with Nicholas Meyer Q&A

Friday 6:15 – 8:15 Main Stage


You won’t want to miss this very special screening of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan in glorious 4K hosted by the film’s director Nick Meyer. Get to the Main Stage early and snag yourself a seat if you want to see this newly released remastered version of the famous Khaaaaaaaan! scream.

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“…Cawley and his team have spent 15 years pouring over original set blueprints from Star Trek…”

That should be “poring” over, unless they are literally dumping water on the blueprints.

Please note that is not our typo, we used a direct quote from the Mission NY website.

Matt Wright,

Re:Please note that is not our typo

Indeed, but it would have been easier to note if the editor had appropriately indicated that by adding the “[sic]” in the initial posting of that direct quote here which has now been rectified, and muchly [ sic ] appreciated.

If it’s on your site, you are responsible for editing it. It is a journalistic standard. If you are referring or quoted from another source, even if you are just playing “copy and click” with your source, you are still required to edit your material. The standard for using a quote or citation from another source is to follow the word in error with (sic), indicateing that the source is presumed to be erroneous and has been intentionally transcribed without correction. You sure as HELL don’t a like a five year old and point to the source you regurgitated material from and say “Mommy, he did it first!”
Step right up and take responsibility for your error like an adult. You keep doing childish s*** like that and just see how fast your sources lose faith in you. It’s okay someone posting a comment, but it is bad form for a working journalist.

No, you must be a Yank…the ‘u’ is correct, just as in colour, neighbour and Endeavour.
Pore Over vs. Pour Over. Since pour is a common word and sounds identical to pore, many English speakers use the verb pour in the verb phrase pore over meaning “to meditate or ponder intently.” However, looking closely at their meanings, the correct choice becomes apparent. In this case it is being used as a verb, not an adjective.
Though in this case it may have been better to use a synonym like delve or the past tense delved as in ‘delved into’ .
Oxford dictionary, pore is a noun, meaning a type of opening.

The donations began pouring in on Thursday, many of them delivered electronically and accompanied by politically tinged comments. (New York Times)

Within seconds, other heavily armed cops are pouring out the car, guns drawn, to surround the now disabled jet. (Time)

So her group and others are pouring energy into training mounted riders to fend off wolves. (New York Times)

Lone Browncoat,

Re:you must be a Yank

Hey, you are trying to steal my shtick of being a former spelling bee winner who reformed after discovering Bill Shakespeare couldn’t spell, and doesn’t take spelling nearly as seriously as some suppose.

But I can still play the game.

First, your “u” in colour has nothing to do with it as both the Americans and Brits spell “pour” with a “u”

Second the OED, in your own citation, clearly says:

Pore is ALSO a verb meaning to be absorbed in reading or studying (something).

They watched the video on a large screen and spent hours poring over every detail.

Mick Wilson suggests a strategy of active reading that means poring over material three times.

Each bird that appeared was a challenge to name; I studied them thoroughly and pored over my field guides.


I’m actually Canadian, not a “Yank”, so I know all about the “u” difference. and, no, you are still incorrect. In both British/Canada and US spelling it’s “pore over” (to examine closely). Pour is a totally separate word.

I’m actually looking forward to Star Trek Online’s demise so they move onto producing a new and modern version of it and stop beating this dead horse in its current form.

I’d love to spend money on this game again but with this 6 year-old engine and 10 year-old graphics, nope. All this game does now it continue to move into the absurd…

You guys, flying around in JJverse USS Vengeance’s, stop pouring hundreds of dollars a year into this abomination and let it die, already!

Can’t wait to see everyone in NYC! I have an uncomfortable futon if someone needs lodging lol

was looking forward to Karl Urban but I guess he pulled out, shame..

Seeing Greenwood and Weller would be really neat. Also Wrath of Khan in 4K would be seriously cool. Jealous of anyone who gets to go!

Man, NYC finally gets a con, and I’m nowhere near my old hometown. I was at the last one, where I met Colm Meaney and Walter Koenig at what is now the Wyndham Hotel across from Madison Square Garden in 1994 or so. Looks like a humdinger, for sure. New York should get these every year!

Looking forward to it, going with my wife and 4 year old son. It’s been so long since there was a great NYC con.

You missed another boo-boo above:

“and trust us, they are an incredible site to see in-person!”

No, the bridge sets are an incredible sight to see, I’m sure. Whereas is (most of the time) an incredible site.

Again, not our wording, that’s a quote from the Mission’s NY website. They clearly need a copy editor.

You can give them feedback here:

Actually bridge sets realized from the blueprints ARE an incredible 3d site to see too:

For those who somehow think there’s no science in Trek’s fiction:

NASA Will Hold a Science of Star Trek Convention Next Weekend [at Mission New York]:

Space Station Drives ‘Star Trek’ Fiction Toward Reality:

‘Star Trek’ Star George Takei and Fans Enjoy Zero-G Frontier :