Guide: Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, Jeffrey Combs, And More Doing Virtual Star Trek Events [UPDATED]

Virtual events like this past week’s Voyager reunion are becoming a new normal in these less than normal times. We have an update on some online events over the next few weeks of interest to Star Trek fans, including a TNG event we previously reported on which has been split into two events.

Friday, May 29 – TrekNation Watch Party with Rod Roddenberry and Adam Nimoy

The sons of Star Trek are teaming up for a live watch party for the 2011 documentary Trek Nation, which examines the impact that Star Trek and creator Gene Roddenberry had on people’s lives, told through the eyes of his son, Eugene “Rod” Roddenberry, Jr. Joining Rod will be director Adam Nimoy, son of Star Trek’s Leonard Nimoy. The watch party will be streamed live on Friday, May 29th at 9 pm ET via the Roddenberry FaceBook Page.

Friday, May 29 – George Takei hosts Allegiance live stream premiere

George Takei’s autobiographical play Allegiance is premiering on Broadway on Demand on Friday, May 29. To launch the show, Takei will host a virtual red carpet streaming premiere event at  7:30 pm ET on Broadway On Demand.

Saturday, May 30 – Star Trek: TNG GalaxyCon event #1

GalaxyCon will be holding a virtual Star Trek: The Next Generation event on Saturday, May 30th featuring Marina Sirtis (Counselor Deanna Troi) and Brent Spiner (Lieutenant Commander Data).  A live Q&A panel starts at 1 pm ET. Tickets for the live stream are $5.00, but you can get a ticket for free using the promo code LIVEFREE. You can also purchase autographs, one-on-one video chats, and personalized video recordings with Jonathan, Marina, and Brent. To purchase tickets to the Q&A and more go to growtix.com.

NOTE: Jonathan Frakes (Commander William T. Riker) was originally scheduled for this event, but he will now anchor a different GalaxyCon TNG event on May 13th (see below).

Saturday, June 6 – Doug Jones Q&A at Dan Con

Star Trek: Discovery star Doug Jones will be holding a live online Q&A event as part of the annual “Dan Con” fundraiser for the Children’s Hospital of Easter Ontario. The Zoom event kicks off at 4 pm ET and tickets cost $5. More info and to buy tickets at daleykreations.com.

Sunday, June 7 – Casey Biggs and Jeffrey Combs Creation virtual fan experience

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine actor Casey Biggs (Damar) will join actor Jeffrey Combs (DS9: Weyoun and Brunt, ENT: Shran, and more Trek roles) are featured in next weekend’s Creation Entertainment Virtual Fan Experience, doing a live panel and Q&A. The panel is on Sunday, June 7 at 1 pm ET. The live event uses StageIt, with tickets priced as “pay what you can.” They will both also be doing a limited virtual meet and greet on June 10 with 10 slots being auctioned off. You can bid at auctions.creation.com.

UPDATE: Thursday, June 11 – Connor Trinneer live Q&A

Star Trek: The Cruise is hosting another live virtual Q&A, this time with Star Trek: Enterprise’s Connor Trinneer. The event will stream Thursday, June 11 at 7:30 pm ET on their YouTube Channel.

Thursday, June 11 – Jonathan Frakes charity livestream

On Thursday, June 11th at 8:30 pm ET Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Jonathan Frakes (William T. Riker) will join the TrekGeeks charity live stream, supporting Feeding America’s COVID 19 Response Fund. You can watch on YouTube and Facebook. More info HERE.

Saturday, June 13 – Star Trek: TNG GalaxyCon event #2

GalaxyCon split their original planned virtual Star Trek: The Next Generation event into two, with Jonathan Frakes (William T. Riker) moving to Saturday, June 13th. He will be joined by co-stars Gates McFadden (Dr. Beverly Crusher) and Denise Crosby (Tasha Yar). The livestream Q&A starts at 2 pm ET, followed by one-on-one chats.  Tickets for the live stream are $5.00, but you can get a ticket for free using the promo code LIVEFREE. You can also purchase autographs, one-0n-one video chats, and personalized video recordings each of the TNG stars. To purchase tickets to the Q&A and more go to growtix.com.


Keep up with all the Star Trek conventions and event news here at TrekMovie.com.

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I can’t believe how Adam Nimoy and Rod Roddenberry are starting to look more and more like their fathers as they age. It is just uncanny. I can almost see a young Gene Roddenberry with a young Leonard Nimoy in that photo.

Like father like son.

Nice

To the TM STAFF writers: thank you for keeping us updated on all these virtual cons. It is very much appreciated by this long time fan

I wonder what Michael Dorn has been up to lately. I really think a Klingon series, w/ Dorn playing a significant role as Worf, would be a great idea. I, and so many others adore the Klingon’s. Their culture, and way of life were done in the books, but nothing live-action.
It would be interesting to discover what the Klingon’s are up to in the 32nd century. Have they become soft and pliable like the Ferengi, or have the embraced their heritage completely?
On another note, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds has the potential of being a fan favorite- providing the series is treated with respect for what came before, the principle actors approach it with their A game, and the producers don’t butcher it. They should learn the mistakes made with ‘Discovery’ That show has taken some serious turns, and made some big changes to save it from the ax. This next season (three) will either make or break the show.
I suspect it will find it’s groove this next season and finally be the show we hoped for.

I have enormous respect for these amazing actors who care for their fans, and have enormous gratitude and reverence for the franchise. It would be the highlight of my life to be able to sit down with any of these folks and have a beer.

Not exactly what you are describing but Kate Mulgrew has been offering a virtual happy hour with fans. Basically, she meets with a very small group of people (on Zoom, not IRL) to discuss whatever they want to discuss while also having drinks. It doesn’t cost anything but you have to apply and then have the luck of being chosen.

Off topic, but I started a rewatch of TNG, and it’s been ages since I sat down and watched Season 1. It is BAD. Even worse than I remembered. And not just the famously bad episodes. Even the episodes that are slightly more well though of are just so poor in quality: everything from acting, directing, dialog, story, editing… just really awful. Barely watchable.

What also struck me as interesting is how they were trying to invent “lingo” for the show: i’m on Datalore now, and Riker tells the helmsman to enter “subwarp” (rather than the established impulse speed, or to simply say “drop us out of warp”), and then La Forge says they’re “entering close parking orbit.”

Lots of little lingo like that that’s never used again. Tons of other details that would later seem apocryphal, inconsistency’s with details of the ship, technology, interstellar politics, alien races, etc.

All this, and it really blows my mind that people criticize the current shows.

Thanks for the updates. I noticed a couple date typos above: the Doug Jones event is on Saturday June 6, and the Casey Biggs/Jeffrey Combs event is on Sunday June 7.

Another typo is the Connor Trineer event is on the 18th, not the 11th.