Denver Comic Con (a wonderful non-profit organization benefiting Comic Book Classroom) recently announced that Captain Kirk himself, William Shatner, will be hosting a cast reunion event of “Star Trek: The Next Generation” at this years convention!
Saturday June 14th at the Bellco Theater, fans will be able to see six TNG Cast Members on stage with William Shatner as their Master of Ceremonies! This specially ticketed event will for sure be a sell out! The tickets range from $50-$150 and can be purchased at http://www.denvercomiccon.com **Please note that you do have to have a paid admission into the convention to be able to purchase tickets for this event.**
Master of Ceremonies- William Shatner
William Shatner portrayed an iconic science fiction character, James Tiberius Kirk, Captain of the Starship U.S.S Enterprise in the Original Star Trek series and in 7 major motion pictures. Shatner attended Denver Comic Con last year where he read to children in the Comic Book Classroom Corral from “Where the Wild Things Are” and talked to the kids about the importance of learning, creativity and literacy.
Jonathan Frakes played Commander William T Riker, “No. 2″ to Captain Picard, in Star Trek: TNG. Frakes has taken his talent and love for the craft beyond just acting, he also has had his share in directing. He directed eight episodes of Star Trek: TNG and multiple episodes of Star Trek Voyager and Star Trek Deep Space Nine. He has also directed episodes of other hit shows such as Marvels Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Dollhouse, V and Falling Skies.
LeVar Burton is well known for his role as the Chief Engineer, Geordi La Forge on Star Trek: TNG as well as in all of the Next Generation films. LeVar is a perfect fit for Denver Comic Con with the resume he has! It ranges from Star Trek: TNG to the Animated Batman Series and from Super Hero Squad Show to The Big Bang Theory. LeVar also worked on an older show, Reading Rainbow, which personally was my favorite as a child. He has since rebooted Reading Rainbow on Twitter and with an App. Who better to bring to a comic/pop culture convention than someone with his career AND his love for literacy! Can we get him in the Comic Book Classroom Corral please?!?!
Denise is another awesome catch for Denver Comic Con! She played two roles on Star Trek: The Next Generation, which is awesome, Lieutenant Tasha Yar and that character’s daughter, Romulan Commander Sela. She starred in and co-produced a feature documentary called Trekkies, but her career has more nerd than just Trek on it! She was recently in AMC’s The Walking Dead, and has also been on Dexter, The X-Files, Man Men and Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.
Michael was the amazing Klingon Security Chief of the Enterprise, Lieutenant Worf. He reprises this role for all of The Next Generation feature films as well as an episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine! This makes Michael the actor who has appeared in Star Trek television/movies the most often, which is a really cool title to have! Not only does Michael shine on screen (Spider-Man, Justice League, Heroes, Ben 10) he has also lent his voice out for multiple video games such as: multiple Star Trek games, World of Warcraft, Saints Row II and Mass Effect 2 (just to name a few).
Gates McFadden played an amazing character on Star Trek: The Next Generation (and in the feature films) Doctor Beverly Crusher! McFadden is brilliant to me and here is why; before her role on Star Trek she worked for Jim Henson and was a mupeteer AND choreographed the ballroom scene in Labyrinth as well as some scenes in The Dark Crystal. Her television work includes classics such as The Cosby Show and All My Children, just to name a few.
Marina is so much fun as a con guest! She played a favorite of mine, Counselor DeAnna Troi! Marina was in Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Voyager AND the series’ feature films! Her geek-dom doesn’t stop there either, she’s lent her voice to shows like Gargoyles and Young Justice as well as having some video game credits with Mass Effect and Batman and Robin. If you want an awesome story from her, ask her about the time she finally realized she was getting to drive the ship or about the hot sparks burning her bum!
Comic Book Classroom
Please take a few moments and read on about Comic Book Classroom, it is the whole reason why Denver Comic Con exists and just by attending Denver Comic Con you are helping this amazing program to be a reality! For more information you can always check out http://www.comicbookclassroom.org
“Comic Book Classroom (CBC) is a charitable organization that educates through alternative approaches to literacy, learning, and character development. CBC creates programs for underserved students, schools and communities via comic books, graphic novels, and related media. CBC is the organizer and producer for the DCC.”