Destination Star Trek London kicked off on Friday in a big way, bringing together all five legendary Star Trek captains. William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew and Scott Bakula appeared together during the opening ceremony of what has become London’s largest Star Trek convention in over a decade.
Other celebrity guests include Brent Spiner, Walter Koenig, J.G. Hertzler, Robert O’Reilly, Dominic Keating, Connor Trinnear, Robin Curtis, Casey Biggs, Denise Crosby, John de Lancie, Alice Krige, Rene Auberjonis, Nana Visitor, Ronald D. Moore, Ira Steven Behr, Brannon Braga, Michael Dorn, and several more.
Scroll down for photos of Friday’s festivities.
Destination Star Trek London takes place at the ExCeL Centre and runs through Sunday, October 21st.
SATURDAY 20TH OCTOBER 2012. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FIVE LEGENDARY CAPTAINS REUNITE FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER AT DESTINATION STAR TREK LONDON 2012
William Shatner (Captain Kirk – Star Trek: The Original Series), Sir Patrick Stewart (Captain Picard – Star Trek: The Next Generation), Avery Brooks (Captain Sisko – Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), Kate Mulgrew (Captain Janeway – Star Trek: Voyager) and Scott Bakula (Captain Archer – Star Trek: Enterprise) took to the stage together, to welcome fans from across the galaxy as they participated in the official opening ceremony at Destination Star Trek London, last night (Friday 19th October 2012).
‘DESTINATION STAR TREK LONDON’, the first official Star Trek event in the UK in 10 years, welcomed thousands of fans from across the world to witness Star Trek history in London as the legendary Captains reunited in their first UK public appearance in over a decade at the opening day of ‘DESTINATION STAR TREK LONDON’.
The opening day also witnessed the first ever Klingon Wedding in the UK as Jossie Sockertopp 23 and Sonnie Gustavsson 29, from Skåne in Sweden, tied the knot in full Klingon costume at the event. Conducted by celebrant, Peter Wyllie the bride and groom entered into a traditional Klingon ritual and officially became man and wife in the company of their guests and the public who were also dressed up as Star TrekTM characters.
Fans of the show can expect many exciting features at the event including: guest talks, autograph opportunities, photo shoots with the stars, as well as replica sets, a unique Star Trek Museum, stunt demonstrations, costume displays and lots more!
This evening will also see the Guinness World Record Attempt which will aim to gather the largest number of Star Trek characters in one place at 6.30pm on Saturday 20th October.
Followed by the official Star Trek Party to mark the 25th Anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation, which will feature Chase Masterson (Barjoran Dabo Leeta – Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), and her all-star cabaret!
Fans of the iconic sci-fi franchise descended on London for the three-day event to see a range of entertainment, activities, professional photo shoots, autograph sessions, movie sets, memorabilia, stunt displays and the largest collection of celebrity guests ever seen together.
For more information, go to www.startreklondon.com. Tickets start from £29 standard entry up to Silver, Gold, Platinum and VIP packages. For further ticket info visit www.startreklondon.com/ticket-info.
Opening Times: Friday 19th Oct – 2pm – 9pm / Saturday 20th Oct – 9am – 7pm / Sunday 21st Oct – 9am – 6pm.
Whether you’re a dedicated follower of the Star TrekTM, series since it began, or just curious about the Star Trek universe, there will be something for everyone at this year’s show!
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For more information and tickets visit www.startreklondon.com
Photos: Theo Cohen