The crew from Virtual Trek Con is hard at work preparing for the second annual 2024 LLAPy Awards. The LLAPy Awards celebrate the greatest moments in the Star Trek Univers and are voted on by fans worldwide, who can interact with the presentation of the awards online. The goal of the LLAPy Awards is to be a real representation of what the Trek community believes to be the best of Star Trek, and voting has been extended until Friday, so fans can vote online now.
Be part of LLAPys 2023
The LLAPy Awards show itself is part of Virtual Trek Con 5, which will be streamed live in February, hosted by Deep Space Nine star Cirroc Lofton and the 7th Rule podcast team. In addition to celebrating Star Trek’s proud past and exciting present, the 2024 LLAPy Awards show is expected to bring the participation of many celebrity guests from the Star Trek universe. Previous shows featured talent like Tim Russ, Michelle Hurd, Dr. Mohamed Noor, and J.G. Hertzler.
This year, the LLAPy awards will be divided into 23 categories (streamlined down from 25 for the 2022 event). Categories are divided into three divisions: “Legacy,” referring to any Star Trek produced before 2017, “Universe,” which encompasses all Star Trek movies and TV shows, and “New/Current,” looking specifically at Star Trek made in the past year. Each category looks for the best Star Trek story, character, arc, plot twist, romance, and so on.
Here is a full list of this year’s categories…
LEGACY (pre-2017) STAR TREK
- Who is the best power couple in pre-2017 Star Trek?
- Which Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode had the best makeup?
- What is the best ship battle episode in pre-2017 Star Trek?
- Which pre-2017 “loose end” would you most like to see resolved in current Star Trek?
- What was the funniest moment in Star Trek: The Original Series?
Who is your favorite “One-Off” character in Star Trek: The Next Generation?
STAR TREK UNIVERSE
- What was the most heartbreaking death in Star Trek?
- Which movie would you most like to see return to the big screen?
- Which one-off alien species is the most fun?
- Who is your favorite reintroduced legacy character in 2023?
- What is the best moment in the original Star Trek pilot, “The Cage”?
NEW STAR TREK (2023)
- What is the most surprising reveal or twist in Star Trek: Picard season 3?
- What is the most “TNG” moment in Star Trek: Picard season 3?
- What is the most rewatchable episode of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds season 2?
- Which moment in Star Trek: Strange New Worlds season 2 gave you the biggest smile?
- What is the biggest “WOW” moment of Star Trek in 2023?
- Which is the funniest episode of Star Trek: Lower Decks season 4?
- What is the funniest moment of Star Trek in 2023?
- Who is the most interesting new character introduced in Star Trek in 2023?
- What is the most exciting moment of Star Trek in 2023?
- Who was the best antagonist of 2023?
- What is the best new episode of Star Trek in 2023?
- Which Very Short Trek 2023 episode best celebrated animated Star Trek?
A final division of “Just for Fun” categories sidesteps the idea of finding the best in a category and asks the audience questions designed to stir up discussion, such as what four Star Trek characters would make the best ABBA cover band or which fictional Trek-Universe establishment would you like to visit in real life.
Voting open until Friday
A previous round of voting determined the finalists for each category. The current round will determine the winners. To ensure as many fans are represented as possible, voting has been extended to the evening of Friday, December 22nd. You can vote using this Google form, which is available publicly on the internet for any fan in any viewing market.