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» Tuesday, September 08, 2020
The Final Frontier

Incidentally, if you did "DragonCon Goes Virtual" you got an extra fillip this year as well: today is Star Trek Day, the anniversary of the premiere of the original series. In celebration, has had a live, free virtual feed all day celebrating all the Star Trek series: they played all the pilot episodes, then began playing memorable episodes (the original series story they showed was "City on the Edge of Forever"), then took a break at 3 p.m. Eastern time to present 3 1/2 hours of all-new interviews with each of the series' casts, conducted by Wil Wheaton of Star Trek: The Next Generation (and the ultimate geek) and Mina Burton, daughter of LeVar Burton from Next Gen and Reading Rainbow on PBS. The final interview featured Wheaton, Patrick Stewart, and Jonathan Frakes from Next Gen/Picard. I remember when Jonathan Frakes showed up at DixieTrek in 1988 with his beard; all the ladies (and I'm sure some of the guys) ooohed and aaaahhhed over it. He looked good then, and I swear he looks better every year. I sat there watching him talk and smiled a lot. Goodness, he's adorable.

Once the interviews were over, they did more memorable episodes.

So it was like having an extra day at DragonCon.

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