That’s right. The entire TNG EXPOsed panel from last weekend’s Calagary Comic and Entertainment Expo, featuring the reunited cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation, is now available to watch for free online.
TNG EXPOsed celebrated the 25th anniversary of the show, which debuted back in September of 1987. The panel brought together all of the primary cast members, including Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Michael Dorn, Marina Sirtis, Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton, Wil Wheaton, Gates McFadden and Denise Crosby. Plus, a surprise appearance from “Q” himself, John de Lancie.
The video comes to us courtesy of Youtube user cid388.
Appearing together for the first time in almost a decade, the principle cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation reunited on Saturday at the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
The reunited cast included Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, Miachel Dorn, Marina Sirtis, gates McFadden, LeVar Burton, Wil Wheaton and Denise Crosby, along with an unannounced John de Lancie. This marks the first official time the cast has appeared on stage together and first time many of the actors have been together since the end of series. The special event was dubbed “TNG Exposed,” as part of the Expo, which was attended by more than 45,000 fans throughout the weekend.
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The Reunited Cast of TNG Photo: Flickr user Ricky Leong
John de Lancie joins the cast of TNG on stage at Calgary Expo Photo: Flickr user Ricky Leong
Michael Dorn, Jonathan Frakes and Denise Crosby sign autographs at the Calgary Expo Photo: Flickr user melodramababs
Watch the video below as the cast bids farewell to the fans in attendance at the Calgary Expo.
On April 28th, the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation will reunite at the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo for what’s being called “TNG EXPOsed,” in honor of the show’s 25th anniversary.
The original TNG cast, including Sir Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Marina Sirtis, Brent Spiner, Michael Dorn, LeVar Burton, Gates McFadden, Wil Wheaton and Denise Crosby, will make a rare group appearance at the annual convention.
Tickets are priced at $40 – $125 and are being sold in addition to the standard admission price.
The Calgary Expo takes place April 27-29 in Calgary Alberta, Canada at the BMP Center.
Official TNG EXPOsed description:
The Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo (April 27-29) will provide you with the opportunity to meet the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation, along with many other guests. The cast will be available for autograph signings, photo ops and panel discussions. Although the autographs and photo ops will have an extra fee to them, the panel discussions are included with your admission to the Calgary Expo. Seating is on a first come, first serve basis. The panels featuring the cast members will be broken down into the following groups (schedule and times To Be Determined).
Michael Dorn, Jonathan Frakes and Marina Sirtis
Gates McFadden and Denise Crosby
LeVar Burton and Brent Spiner
If you’re into the so-called comic culture (really just an amalgam of fantasy, sci-fi, and comic cultures crossing multiple media forms, but who’s paying that much attention) you’ll want to check out the Anaheim Comic Con starting Friday, April 29th and wrapping up on Sunday, May 1st. If you haven’t already purchased tickets, you can still get them. Prices range from $25 for one day to $45 for all three days. There’s also a VIP package for $150 which includes some neat lithographs and a few other perks. All in all, quite reasonable, and if you live in the Los Angeles Metro region or Orange County you really only have to struggle with parking.
There will be plenty of Trek represented at the convention. From the various Star Trek series you’ll be able to see John de Lancie (best known for his extraordinary role as the iconic “Q”), Denise Crosby (the legendary and short-lived Tasha Yar from TNG), Robert Picardo (the cranky but lovable Emergency Medical Hologram, The Doctor from Voyager), Chase Masterson (sexy Leeta of Quark’s bar in several episodes of DS9), Richard Herd (L’kor in TNG’s “Birthright I & II” and Admiral Owen Paris in several episodes of Voyager), Olivia d’Abo (Q’s reluctant student, Amanda Rogers, in TNG’s ”True Q”), Catherine Hicks (Dr. Gillian Taylor, Kirk’s love interest in Star Trek IV: TVH), Rick Worthy (best known as Noah Lessing on Voyager’s awesome “Equinox I & II”), Lee Arenberg (most remembered as Daimon Bok from TNG episode “Bloodlines”), Joseph Culp (Raimus from DS9 episode “Honor Among Thieves”), and the eternally memorable Sally Kellerman (Dr. Elizabeth Dehner on TOS’ “Where No Man Has Gone Before”).
Also on hand will be Star Trek: DS9 comic book artist Jerry Bingham and Star Trek comic book inker Arne Starr. Most personalities appear to be available on Saturday, but some also appear on Friday or Sunday. I’d check out the details on the convention page before committing to a particular time. If that’s not enough, TrekNews will also be attending in order to continue the never-ending quest for more Trek news.
Tickets and further guest information is available at Wizard’s Anaheim Comic Con website.