I’m so excited about the Star Trek: Discover takeover at San Diego Comic Con from an art exhibit to panel AND a contest to take photos with Star Trek Officers! I’m ready to be beamed up Scotty! Who plans to meet me at the Gallery Takeover in Gaslamp and search for photos ops??? Tweet me to geek out in the gaslamp with Star Trek …….
STAR TREK: DISCOVERY GALLERY TAKEOVER
Thursday, July 20 to Sunday, July 23
CBS is creating a fully immersive Discovery experience at the Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts Gallery (363 Fifth Avenue); Comic-Con badges are not mandatory for entry. The exhibit will feature the debut of – and a photo opportunity with – the U.S.S. Discovery captain’s chair and will showcase additional props, costumes, sketches and more from Discovery. One thousand fans each day will receive complimentary limited-edition Discovery posters, and the location will also house an official Star Trek Shop with items exclusive to Comic-Con.
“MEET STARFLEET” STAR TREK: DISCOVERY PANEL Saturday, July 22 at 2:30pm in Ballroom 20
Over 50 years ago, the world was first introduced to what would quickly become a cultural phenomenon. Star Trek was a television series that inspired developments in science and technology, broke social barriers, and transported viewers around the globe to new adventures and uncharted frontiers. This fall, Star Trek: Discovery follows the voyages of Starfleet on their missions to discover new worlds and new life forms, while learning that to truly understand all things alien, you must first understand yourself. Join cast members Sonequa Martin-Green, Jason Isaacs, Doug Jones, Shazad Latif, Mary Wiseman, Anthony Rapp and James Frain, alongside executive producers Alex Kurtzman, Gretchen J. Berg, Heather Kadin, Aaron Harberts and Akiva Goldsman for a conversation and introduction to Discovery.
The panel will be moderated by series guest star Rainn Wilson, who is set to play Harry Mudd, the charismatic conman and intergalactic criminal first introduced in Star Trek: The Original Series.
STAR TREK: DISCOVERY PEDICABS Thursday, July 20 to Sunday, July 23
Fans can get free “intergalactic” rides throughout the Gaslamp District in pedicabs inspired by the design of the U.S.S. Discovery’s captain’s chair. The pedicabs will feature the series’ chair’s distinctive stitched black seats as well as video monitors built into its arm rests which, in this case, will screen trailers for the highly anticipated new show. As an added touch, each vehicle will display an illuminated U.S.S. Discovery delta shield on the back.
Friday, July 21 & Saturday, July 22
Fans can take part in the #TrekDiscovery Challenge when they encounter an array of authentically costumed Trek ambassadors, representing crews from five of the Star Trektelevision series (The Original Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyagerand Enterprise). Fans who post photos of themselves with each of the five series’ crews – and also in the Discovery captain’s chair at the Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts Gallery – and who tag all six photos with the #TrekDiscovery challenge hashtag on Twitter or Instagram, will be eligible to win a Roku streaming stick and a subscription to CBS All Access. Prizes will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Fans can find clues regarding the location of the #TrekDiscovery crews by following @StarTrek on Twitter and Instagram.
I’m ready to celebrate all things Star Trek as I count down the days for the premier of Star Trek: Discovery on CBS Access. 3Doodler has been inspired with their Star Trek Crew Edition Pen sets that are a love note to the original Star Trek series and Star Trek: The Next Generation. They are available for a limited time for only $99.99 and Sulu cool! Even George Takei is looking to doodle a few Vulcan ears for himself!
The videos make it look like someone with two left thumbs like myself can live out my fantasy to seek new worlds!
You can also buy the Create Star Trek Project Kit for $24.99 that has a special Star Trek Project Guide. The kit projects include Vulcan ears, Klingon forehead and Star Trek & Star Trek: TGN Enterprises ships too! Trekkies will love the 3Doodler Star Trek Crew Edition Pen sets! What a great idea for people who already have the 3Doodler pens to live out Trekkie dreams with these How-to-Do it patterns! This is so bringing me back to my childhood.
Where no Star Trek Collectible has gone before is the 2016 San Diego Comic Con Exclusive from Bif Bang Pow! If you were lucky enough to score SDCC tickets head to Entertainment Earth Booth #2343 for the one-of-a-kind U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 bobble ship.
No Star Trek fan can resist the bobble ship that gleams in real 24K gold and that is spring loaded between the ship and base allowing the ship to seaming fly! It’s limited to 1260 pieces (individually numbered with a holographic sticker) so it will definitely be in demand as we celebrate 50 years of Roddenberry’s beloved series!
It’s 2 1/2 inches long and tall with a non-damaging adhesive pad that sticks to your computer monitor, car dashboard or in your collectible display case.
I know I’m going to be in line to buy one myself! Do you want one of your own? Should I buy an extra and have a contest? Let me know below! (*NOTE: This item will first be sold during San Diego Comic-Con 2016 at Entertainment Earth Booth #2343. If supplies remain after the show, pre-orders will be filled and shipped to you then – in August 2016.)
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About Star Trek
One of the largest cult phenomena of our time, Star Trek is a science-fiction entertainment franchise based on a fictional universe created by Gene Roddenberry. It includes a multitude of television series, movies, video and computer games, novels, and more depicting an optimistic future in which mankind has risen above past frailties and vices to unite with other intelligent species in the galaxy to explore the cosmos, discover new worlds, and encounter new civilizations – “To boldly go where no one has gone before!”
SPECIAL GALLERY EXHIBIT PREVIEWMONDAY, NOVEMBER 18 IN BEVERLY HILLS
Special Preview Reception and Book Signing with the Artist, in Advance of
Exhibit’s Official Los Angeles Opening Wednesday, November 20
The Paley Center for Media is partnering with CBS Consumer Products to present the Los Angeles premiere gallery exhibition of Star Trek: the Art of Juan Ortiz. Star Trek: The Original Series occupies a rarefied place in popular culture and continues to be a force in all facets of media. Artist Juan Ortiz’s groundbreaking effort to personify each of the series’ 79 episodes, and the original pilot, through a collection of original art posters embodies his passion for the series, the transformational Sixties, and the often visceral reaction generated by each episode.The Paley Center for Media
465 N. Beverly Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
The exhibit will open to the public Wednesday, November 20, 2013 and close January 5, 2014