An Absolutely Epic Moment Just Took Place During Destination Star Trek Europe

Original Series actors William Shatner, Walter Koenig and George Takei put their differences aside to take part in an incredible moment that brought together more than twenty Star Trek actors and celebrities in a single photo.

Shatner, Takei and Koenig Back Together Again!

The historic moment took place on a recreation of the original Enterprise bridge at Destination Star Trek in Birmingham, UK, with William Shatner in the captain’s seat, George Takei at the helm and Walter Koenig at navigation, along with Star Trek alumni Marina Sirtis, Terry Farrell, Dominic Keating, Armin Shimerman, Alice Krige, Chase Masterson, Connor Trinneer, Max Grodenchik, Jeffrey Combs, Nicole de Boer, Casey Biggs, Garrett Wang, Greg Grunberg, Leonard Nimoy’s son Adam, plus Apollo 15 astronaut Al Worden.

Shatner, Takei and Koenig together again!
(photo: Bill Burke on Twitter)

Special thanks to Bill Burke, who originally shared the photo.

Walter Koenig, William Shatner and George Takei on the bridge of the Enterprise in The Original Series (photo: CBS Home Entertainment)
Walter Koenig, William Shatner and George Takei on the bridge of the Enterprise in The Original Series (photo: CBS Home Entertainment)


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  • Your Future Ex Husband

    Love how George Takei talks sh*t all these years about everything Star Trek and then does a photo op. Wonder how much he got paid.

    • Benjamin Disraeli

      What’s the last thing that made you feel truly happy and how long ago was it?

      • Your Future Ex Husband

        I don’t answer questions to douche nozzles that don’t even know how to put a picture in their profile.

        • Declan Arnfield

          so you don’t answer your own questions then

        • Begone troll! Crawl back under your bridge

      • origionalwinja

        When did you finally stop inappropriately touching children?

        • Non-Sequitur

          I don’t know…how old were you that one time?

      • Adrian

        Bwhahahaaa! Great work!

      • Cheddleton

        judge yourself by the quality of your enemies – you seem to be doing Ok !

      • Chris Raymer

        10 seconds ago when I voted down your post…..

    • Fritzo2162

      Are you talking about the same Takei? The guy that did the Live Long and Prosper sign in his wedding photo? I don’t think he’s every dissed Trek.

    • pococurante

      I remember my first beer.

    • wagnerfilm

      Takei has dissed Shatner but never Trek.

      • Billy Whitehorn

        that because shatner insulted him

    • Kellie L. Black

      He never dissed Trek, he’s at Vegas Con every year. He dissed Shat. He hates Shat, all of the original crew left hates Shat

      • Jonathan Farmer

        Well, Shatner and Nimoy were best friends. Kelley could take Shatner in small doses. Everyone else more or less hated him.

    • Bri and Nick

      Did you mean Beltran? Because I’d understand if you meant Robert Beltran.

  • Mike Urvand

    Yeah, that’s not Buzz Aldrin. It’s Al Worden, Command Module pilot of Apollo 15 (You can see the mission patch on his jacket.

    • Your Future Ex Husband

      Marina Sirtis isn’t aging well either… eegad!

      • Ranillon

        She’s 61! For her age I’d say she’s doing just fine!

        • Karl

          Agreed. If my wife looks that good in 22 years time, I’ll be a very happy bloke watching retirement coming up on the near horizon!

      • Friday

        Yaknow, if all I knew about her was that crowd shot, she’d have exponentially better chances with me if it was just her looks vs your personality. 🙂

      • Jason A. Quest

        Shut up, Donald.

        • UHK

          Hi Marina

    • You are correct. Apologies for any confusion.

  • Arron Bubba Ratcliff

    That is a lovely photo sadly three iconic figures are missing.

    • Celt Jochanan

      Make that 4

      • Arron Bubba Ratcliff

        it said bridge crew so i didn’t count Gene. or Majel since she played nurse chapel ..Just Deforest Kelly,James Doohan and Leonard Nimoy.I’m not sure if Grace Lee Whitney counts since she left after season one and yeoman rand was replaced with other yeoman

        • Tom Young

          Majel Barrett was #1 for Chris Pike. I don’t know if that counts her as bridge crew for your purposes. I’m really surprised what a great actress she turned out to be. Her Nurse Chapel role was pretty stale.

        • CarbonaNotGlue

          Don’t forget Data. Or Jar Jar.

  • Michael Gmirkin

    Was hoping maybe Shatner / Takei finally “officially” buried the hatchet (not in each other’s backs) and grabbed lunch together or something… Y’know, caught up on several decades of life, etc.

    • Michael Gmirkin

      Nothing quite “that epic,” I guess?

      Well, at least they were in the same room together without any universe-shattering temporal paradoxes ripping a hole in the non-existent space-time fabric.

  • Mark Whalebone

    Like Mike Urvand said AL WORDEN! Lots of Geek points lost on that one. Top man who really boldly went.

  • Leonardo Daniel Ulanosky

    Excelent. Es una foto admirable para los que lo seguimos desde siempre. Desde Argentina.

  • MGarrett

    That’s not Buzz Aldrin. That’s Apollo 15 Command Module Pilot Alfred Worden. Do some homework for crying out loud.

    • bonesmccoy

      It’s hilarious that the one astronaut in the photo and they misidentify him.
      Just goes to show how off track Hollywood types can be.

      • Ema M. Arredondo M.

        Not “the Hollywood types”. In this case, the journalists…

    • Patrick Scheible

      Yes, and it should be him sitting in the captain’s chair. He actually pilots spacecraft, not someone who just looks like he does.

  • Keith Chisarik

    Garret Wang was there! Love that guy! he is me and my kids favorite!

    • Diggerjohn111

      I agree, that man is hilarious.

  • garypen

    Who’s the guy leaning on the captain’s chair that looks exactly like James Doohan?

    • pococurante

      His son. Still actively does voices for products like STO.

      • Fulgrymm

        The same fellow that cameo’d in TMP?

      • Bob

        Pretty sure it’s Eddie Paskey.

        • Bob

          Sorry, I thought you meant the first picture.

      • Dragons Keeper

        Neither of Jimmys sons are in any of these pics. Nimoys son is

        but not Jimmys.

        • pococurante

          I stand corrected. Thanks.

      • organizizer

        Chris Doohan is still doing Star Trek -the right way! on Star Trek Continues.

    • Mark Fisher

      Robert O’Reilly, who played Gowron.

      • garypen

        In the top pic?

  • MonaLS

    Awesome. Great to see so many familiar faces. George Takei looks ready to go at any second.

  • Jim Longo

    TWO Daxes in one room????? Is that possible?????

    • Patrick Scheible

      Sure. Watch “Facets” or “Field of Fire”

    • Charles Batchelor

      In Star Trek, yes it’s possiable.

  • MMathews

    Where is Urhura?

  • (Roc) Wayne Alford

    Dear Trek News your list is WRONG!!, Buzz Aldrin is not in that shot that’s Astronaut Al Worden.
    let me a real Trekkie humbly correct you:
    Jeffrey Combs, Garret Wang,Martha Hackett, Casey Biggs, Eric Pierpoint, Kitty Swink,
    Dominic Keating, Nicole De Boer, Max Grodenchik, Terry Farrell, Adam Nimoy Conner Trinneer, Greg Grunberg,
    Eddie Paskey, William Shatner, Robert O’reilly, Armin Shimerman, Al Worden, Chase Masterson, Marina Sirtis, Alice Krige
    Walter Koenig, George Takei

    • Charles Batchelor

      It doesn’t say it was Bizz, it says it was Al Worden.

      • Doom Shepherd

        They can edit things on the internet. It said Aldrin before it was corrected.

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  • GonzoG

    Wow! Awesomeness!

  • BlythSpyrte

    Yes, where IS Nichelle Nichols?

  • jesustonight .

    where’s casy biggs ?
    i cant find him

  • Wow, this is truly epic, awesome, and touching. Great to see this, especially with Doohan’s and Nimoy’s sons there, the Captain back where he belongs, and the two at my favorite station. (my favorite character/actor at navigation, specifically!)

    Live long and prosper, guys.

  • Thank you Shatner, Koenig, and Takai for an amazing picture!