Trek captains heading to London convention
of Star Trek will be given the ultimate treat this October when all five TV captains appear at a London convention. Destination Star Trek London is the first official Star Trek live event in the UK for 10 years. To mark the occasion, organisers are preparing to stage a special event. William Shatner, 81, Sir Patrick Stewart (pictured), Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew and Scott Bakula – who have commanded operations in each of their respective series based on the TV franchise – will appear together for fans. ‘‘It’s not just the five captains. There will be a host of other guests from the series. The fans will be able to get up close,’’ says Rob Nathan, marketing director for Media 10 which organises the events in collaboration with CB. Nathan says the London event will be bigger and better than many other Star Trek events. ‘‘The Star Trek fan base in the UK is one of the biggest in the world, and it has waited a long time for the convention to return, so we wanted to make sure we did it right,’’ says Liz Kalodner, general manger of CBS Consumer.