The Star Trek Las Vegas convention is just two weeks away and details are being finalized. As we’ve reported before, Creation keeps adding more guests and events, with well over 100 guests now. Here’s a round up of STLV events and deals added this week.
Discounted tickets now available
Now that the convention is close, Creation has started to release discounted tickets through their partners. General admission individual days are now in the $30-45 range (depends on day), and a full weekend general admission is going for about $175.
Discount ticket retailer Goldstar Events is offering a substantial 50% discount – not including service fees – for Weekend Passes (i.e. 5-day passes), as well as individual days. You can learn more by clicking here.
Groupon is also offering the same tickets with a 43% markdown, but without the service fees, essentially offering the same deal as Goldstar. Mosey on over to have a look.
As always, read the fine print before making any purchase.
More Guests Added – 142 and counting
Just this week Creation locked in more guests including: Gary Lockwood (TOS: Gary Mitchell), Sean Kenny (TOS background actor and injured Captain Pike in “The Menagerie”), and Martha Hackett (VOY:Seska).
Party with the DS9 crew
There are several special panels and events planned for DS9’s 25th anniversary, including the recently announced “Far Beyond The Stars” After-Party Mixer on Sunday evening. You’ll be able to hobnob with Nana Visitor, Rene Auberjonois, Armin Shimerman, Aron Eisenberg, Casey Biggs, Cirroc Lofton, Jeffrey Combs, Terry Farrell and Max Grodénchik. The event will take place Sunday night, August 5th, at Quark’s Bar and will cost $189 per person. For more information, click here.
STLV Tips and Tricks
Attending STLV can be an expensive proposition, but we’ve got some ways to make it a bit easier on the wallet. Our resident STLV expert Christine Rideout joined the Shuttle Pod crew recently to tell us about all the amazing ways she’s found to get the most bang for your buck in Vegas. These tips can really help save a bundle. Have a listen!
More to come!
TrekMovie will be out in force for STLV, so check back often during the convention to get all the latest news.
“Crippled” is not a acceptable term anymore. From what I understand, people prefer “wheelchair user”. In this case “wheelchair Pike” or “Pike after the accident” would be a better choice. I realise the original notes probably use “cripple” but that was 50 years ago.
As I’m sure you know that was how he was referred to in the show. So in that context that was the role Sean Kenny played over 50 years ago. Of course when speaking about a real person today it would be phrased differently. Anyway, I changed it to “injured.”
Is that post meant to be satirical. I find calling someone “wheelchair Pike” more offensive. “Look, there is wheelchair Pike, right beside little people man Alexander and Kodos the Exec…, ehh I mean the Euthanasist.” Pike is not just in a wheelchair, he is in a mobile iron lung and almost burnt to death. “Political correct” has become the political correct term for lying about the reality of things.
Memory Alpha says this:
“A wheelchair that was tuned to his brain could use blinking light signals to respond to simple queries in the affirmative (one flash) or negative (two flashes), but that was the extent to which he could communicate.”
They don’t mention an iron lung at all, which makes sense as they are usually associated with polio survivors and Pike was burnt from radiation.
You wouldn’t use “little people man Alexander”, you would just call him “Alexander”. It’s interesting you bring this up as they make a point of this in the actual episode.
Star Trek has always been inclusive. If “crippled” had a negative connotation in the 1960s they wouldn’t have used it and they would never use it today.
I don’t buy it that Star Trek has always been inclusive. They just pretended it to be. It often is misogynitic and racist onscreen and certainly misogynitic behind the scenes.
It is not much use to create a euphemitic language to hide disrespect of others. It is better to accept them for what they are.
Maybe fairer to say inclusive for it’s time or not intentionally exclusionary.
“Wheelchair user” doesn’t deny that that the person can’t walk and has to use a wheelchair. It’s not lying. “Cripple” has a negative connotation and is disrespectful of the person’s feelings. I don’t understand how “wheelchair user” (a term favoured by the group themselves) is disrespectful.
It is not the same group. Kelvin timeline Pike is a wheelchair user. TOS Pike is disfigured, complete immobile and in constant pain. It is disrespectful to his suffering to reduce his disabillity to a wheelchair.
And how inclusive is today’s fandom. There is a chance to get the actress of Walking Dead ‘s best character and people still complain about diversty not to speaking how they handle gay characters.
He’s a person using a wheelchair, it’s not a comment on his condition, just that he uses a wheelchair and emphasises his personhood (assuming he was a real person). Disabled people often find that people talk about them like they aren’t there or are too stupid to understand, and they do this in the episode as well.
In the original episode I believe Spock says “he’s completely crippled” which isn’t specific about his condition either and only suggests that he can’t walk and unspecific about pain. You could call him “radiated Pike” but that seems a bit insensitive. I think the author made a good call when he changed it to “injured Pike”.
It’s one thing for a disabled person themselves to call themselves a cripple if they prefer that, much like a black person using the N word for themselves, but unless you’re part of that group I think it’s best to avoid negative terms.
Maybe someone with a wheelchair related disability can offer some perspective?
But call him what you want. IF the Federation exiled him just because he was in a wheelchair, I would call that the opposite of inclusiveness.
He wasn’t exiled, he was on a starbase at the start of the episode. He was also still registered as a captain and able to serve on the court martial panel.
I’m not sure what this has to do with using the word “cripple” anyway.
It is a word in the language. Words should be allowed to be used in context. Not against people. But that was not the case in the article. Words should not be exiled. IF you reduce your vocabulary you disable your potential to think.
I feel like you’re just arguing for argument’s sake now. This isn’t what I said. You just don’t get it.
Once again, oversensitivity wins the day. I feel so ‘offended’ I saw the word ‘crippled’ today. Ugh, please.
I’m curious, are you actually someone who is disabled and could have the word “cripple” used against you?
And I never said I was offended, more like disappointed that a site about a fandom that is supposed to be inclusive would use exclusionary language.
You wouldn’t call a black person a negro (hopefully). You already understand that certain words that are considered offensive to whole groups of people shouldn’t be used. You just have a blind spot for certain words or the feelings of certain groups. No one’’s talking about oversensitivity. This is what normal sensitivity looks like.
Anyone have the link for the concert? I cant seem to find it…