Any blogosphere fans going to the 2012 Calgary Expo? This year’s Comicon features the entire Star Trek: The Next Generation principle cast reuniting for the very first time since the TV series went off the air. Also, many celebrities will be coming: legendary comic artist Stan Lee, the original Batman Adam West, Fringe’s Dr. Bishop & Astrid, Nightmare on Elm Street’s Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund), Amanda Tapping from Stargate: SG-1, Hayden Panettiere from Heroes, Lance Henriksen (from Millennium & Aliens – he was awesome in Aliens), the Battlestar Galactica actors Captain Kara Thrace / Starbuck, Chief Galen Tyrol and Tom Zarek (who was also Cpt. Apollo of the original B.G.).
I had to purchase a separate ticket for the special reunion, as I was a huge fan of Star Trek: TNG, as I grew up watching them when it first aired waaay back in 1987 – 1994. Wow, I have nostalgic memories of each of these characters on the show. Not all episodes were great, but you know, there were many outstanding well-written ones that I can still remember clearly to this day.
The original cast of ST:TNG that will be there at this historic event are Sir Patrick Stewart (Jean Luc Picard), Jonathan Frakes (Will Riker), Marina Sirtis (Deanna Troi), Brent Spiner (Data), Michael Dorn (Worf), LeVar Burton (Geordi LaForge), Gates McFadden (Beverly Crusher), Wil Wheaton (Wesley Crusher) and Denise Crosby (Tasha Yar).
Tickets were $35 – $140, and they sold out in one day! I got the $80 price range so I could at least see their faces (lol).
I’ll let you know later how it went! (AND WAIT FOR MY COSPLAY PHOTOS – hint: video game character)