Today the final schedule for San Diego Comic-Con was announced. The highlight is of course the previously reported Star Trek: Discovery panel, but there are quite of few panels of interest to Star Trek fans including one featuring TrekMovie’s Kayla Iacovino.
We have compiled a list of all the Trek-related panels for those going and those who want to know what to expect. (note all times are Pacific Time)
Thursday July 20 Panels
1:30pm – 2:30pm: Roddenberry Presents
From the name that created Star Trek, Roddenberry Entertainment takes on the discussion of science fiction in today’s landscape of digital platforms, social media, and a franchise that has stood the test of time for over five decades. Television and film producers Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth will share some rarely seen treasures from the Roddenberry Vault. They will discuss this year’s 30th Anniversary of the beloved Star Trek: The Next Generation. And, joined by producers Scott Paskoff (Big Brother, Real World/Road Rules Challenge) and Greg Cipes (TMNT, Teen Titans Go!), the panel will offer the first-ever sneak peek at their newest animated project, Rod & Barry. Join moderator Clare Kramer (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, GeekNation) and possibly some special guests for laughs, giveaways, and more!
3:00pm – 4:00pm: Your Star Trek Podcast HQ: SoCal
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library
News, analysis, interviews: It’s all in the mix as Larry “Dr. Trek” Nemecek (Portal 47, Star Trek Continues) joins nationally known Trek podcasters from SoCal to talk about the recent boon of diversity and the role that podcasts and Internet radio play in keeping fan interest up during the “fallow time” . . . and what they can expect with Trek finally back in series. With hosts John Champion (Mission Log, Roddenberry Podcasts Network), Lisa Guetzkow (Trek Radio), Aaron Harvey (Saturday Morning Trek, Trek.fm), and Dr. Kayla Iacovino (Shuttle Pod, TrekMovie.com).
5:00pm – 6:00pm: Star Trek: The Next 50 Years
The authors of the critically acclaimed bestselling two-volume series from St. Martin’s Press The Fifty-Year Mission, Mark A. Altman (Free Enterprise, The Librarians) and Edward Gross (Empire, FHM, Geek Magazine), along with Access Hollywood’ s Scott Mantz, look back at five decades of Star Trek and speculate on where the franchise will boldly go over the next 50 years, including the latest news from the set of Star Trek: Discovery, the future of the movie franchise, and why we need Trek today more than ever.
Friday, July 21 Panels
4:00pm – 5:00pm: IDW Publishing: The Rise of Fall
IDW goes galactic this fall with the launch of Star Wars, an entirely new Star Trek, and much more! Learn about their massive plans and many special announcements courtesy of IDW CCO Chris Ryall, IDW group editor Sarah Gaydos, and a cast of thousands! Well, dozens. Or at least a good handful of smart and interesting creators, anyway . . . .
4:30pm – 5:30pm: Design and Technology for Film and Television
Neville Page (Face Off, Star Trek: Discovery) and Glenn Hetrick (Face Off, Star Trek: Discovery) will share how they conceive and create creatures, makeup, and specialty costumes using traditional techniques and the latest technologies.
8:00pm – 9:00pm: Hollywood Sci-Fi and Horror Museums
Join the greatest names in sci-fi and horror for the Hollywood Science Fiction Museum and the Hollywood Horror Museum. Founded by Clive Barker, John Carpenter, Greg Nicotero, David Gerrold, Sara Karloff, Ronald D. Moore, and many others, both museums will teach and inspire future filmmakers, astronauts, special effects artists, and more. Props include two Star Trek Enterprise Bridge sets, plus items from Star Wars, The Walking Dead, X-Men, Batman, and nearly every film and TV show in the galaxy!
8:00pm – 9:00pm: Larry Nemecek’s Trekland 2017: TNG at 30 and Discovery at T-minus
For 2017, Larry “Dr. Trek” Nemecek (Portal 47, Star Trek Continues) aims his annual archive deep-dive at the Big 3-0 for The Next Generation and counts the latest Twitter headlines on Discovery ’til it finally hits the streaming screen. As usual, look for all Trek via bloopers, in-jokes, and touchstone visuals—and, if lucky, an extended sneak peek at The Con of Wrath documentary (with DP Neal Hallford) now in postproduction. Plus, images from the Nemecek Trekland archives and a special from the new Portal 47 fan experience!
8:30pm – 9:30pm: Klingon Lifestyles
Klingons, weapons, an invasion into Klingon Space, and a live-action bat’leth sword battle—come join the fun and mayhem for the 24th annual Klingon stage play. Watch the Stranglehold Klingons encounter a new problem for the Empire. Come in your best Trek attire—all alien races welcome. If you love stage plays and badge ribbons, support the only live-action Star Trek fan-based play to boldly go where no play has gone before!
Saturday, July 22 Panels
2:30pm – 3:15pm: Star Trek: Discovery
Over 50 years ago, the world was first introduced to what would quickly become a cultural phenomenon. It was a television series that inspired developments in science and technology, broke social barriers, and transported viewers around the globe to new adventures and uncharted frontiers. This fall, Star Trek: Discovery follows the voyages of Starfleet on their missions to discover new worlds and new life forms while learning that to truly understand all things alien, you must first understand yourself. The series will feature a new ship and new characters while embracing the same ideology and hope for the future that inspired a generation of dreamers and doers. Join members of the cast alongside the creative minds behind the new series for a conversation and introduction to Star Trek: Discovery. The newest edition of the Star Trek franchise will premiere in the U.S. on CBS All Access this fall, following a broadcast premiere on the CBS Television Network.
NOTE: Discovery panel will be replayed following the panel in the The Playback Room (Marriott Marina Ballroom DE)
4:15pm – 5:15pm: The Orville
From Emmy Award–winning executive producer and creator Seth MacFarlane with a pilot directed by Jon Favreau, The Orville is a one-hour science fiction comedic drama set 400 years in the future that follows the adventures of the U.S.S. Orville, a mid-level exploratory vessel. Come meet the whole crew—Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Scott Grimes, Penny Johnson Jerald, Peter Macon, Halston Sage, J. Lee, Mark Jackson, and Chad Coleman as well as producers David Goodman and Brannon Braga —and get an exclusive extended first look at FOX’s new fall show. The crew, both human and alien, will face the wonders and dangers of outer space, while also dealing with the familiar, often humorous problems of regular people in a workplace . . . even though some of those people are from other planets, and the workplace is a faster-than-light spaceship.
Sunday, July 23 Panels
2:15pm – 4:15pm: Starship Smackdown: The Revenge
The must-see panel of Comic-Con and WonderCon Anaheim, as profiled on NPR’s All Things Considered, returns, but this time it’s personal. Who will duke it out for the highly coveted Smackdown title this year? Can the Starship Enterprise defeat an Imperial Star Destroyer? Will Rogue One be assimilated by a Borg cube? Will the Nostromo be taken over by Rathars? And will the Jefferson Starship ever win anything (not to mention, did they actually build Caprica on rock and roll)? Here from sage classic spaceshipologists Ashley E. Miller (Thor, X-Men: First Class), Steven Melching (Star Wars Rebels, Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Kay Reindl (Dead of Summer, Scream), Christian Gossett (The Red Star), Daren Dochterman (Hollywood conceptual illustrator), Jose Molina (The Tick, Agent Carter), Robert Meyer Burnett (The Hills Run Red, Free Enterprise), Bobak Ferdowsi (JPL’s “Mohawk Guy”), Scott Mantz (Access Hollywood), and Mark A. Altman (St. Martin’s The 50 Year Mission, Tor Books’s Slayers & Vampires).
Exhibit Hall Star Trek Licensees/Merchandisers & Booth events
Of course a big part of Comic-Con is the exhibition hall. And as usual there are a number of booths for Star Trek licensees where you can check out the latest Trek products including some SDCC exclusives. There are also some events at booths of interest to Trek fans. Below is the latest we know as of now.
IDW Signings – Friday – Booth 2743
11:00 – 12:00 Star Trek: The Mirror Broken – Scott Tipton, David Tipton, J.K. Woodward
6:00 – 7:00 Star Trek: Boldly Go – Mike Johnson, Ryan Parrott
Insight Editions Signings – Friday – Booth 3721
3:00 – 4:00pm: Livio Ramondelli, illustrator of Hidden Universe Travel Guides: Star Trek: The Klingon Empire and Hidden Universe Travel Guides: Star Trek: Vulcan.
Full list of Star Trek merchandiser booths & exclusives
|Licensee||Booth #||Products||SDCC Exclusive|
|Ubisoft||135||Bridge Crew VR|
|Simon & Schuster||1128||Books|
|Her Universe||1321||Women’s apparel|
|Entertainment Earth/Bif Bang Pow!||2343||Toys, figures, collectibles||Enterprise-D Bobble, Spock Bobble, Big Bang Figure Set|
|Roddenberry||2543||Apparel and various merchandise|
|Diamond Select||2607||Toys, figures||Star Trek III Enterprise|
|Dark Horse||2615||Coloring books|
|IDW||2743||Comics||Whalen Poster, Boldly Go Vol. 1 variant|
|ThinkGeek||3349||Various merch||Mirror pin|
|Anovos||3849||Costume replicas, apparel|
|QMx||4145||Collectibles, posters, figures, replicas|
|Titan||5537||Books||TNG art book|
TrekMovie will be there
TrekMovie will have a team on hand during San Diego Comic-Con to bring you all the news and first looks during con. So stay tuned for all our coverage here and via @trekmovie on Twitter.