While the pop culture world is all aflutter about the new Star Wars, 2016 is sure to be the year of Star Trek. With a new Star Trek film forthcoming and in a year that marks the 50th anniversary of the original series, in 2016 it’s time to give Star Trek its due.
So, if you love Star Trek, you don’t want to miss this weekend in late January! EMP Museum and The Seattle Public Library are joining forces for a weekend celebrating Star Trek’s 50th anniversary. Join us at the Central Library for two days of Star Trek love featuring live performances, films and interviews with EMP. Costumes are encouraged and prizes will be awarded to best costumes!
Here is the line-up:
12:00: Hello Earth’s Outdoor Trek: Live action reinterpretations of Star Trek episode scenes. Local performance troupe Hello Earth production’s Outdoor Trek, led by producers Joy DeLyria and Kris “Pepper” Hambrick, will perform live-action reinterpretations of scenes from the Star Trek episode “Space Seed.”
1:00: Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986), directed by Leonard Nimoy
Admiral Kirk (William Shatner), McCoy (DeForest Kelley), Scott (James Doohan), Sulu (George Takei), Uhura (Nichelle Nichols), and Chekhov (Walter Koenig) are marooned in self-imposed exile on Vulcan, along with the resurrected and regenerated Spock (Leonard Nimoy, who also directed). While Spock tries to sort out the Vulcan and human halves of his resurrected psyche, the others prepare to return to Earth to face a brace of charges by the Klingon Empire and Star Fleet over events on Genesis.
3:00: Panel discussion with Star Trek experts Jeff Ayers, Astrid Bear, Greg Bear and Kris “Pepper” Hambrick on its cultural significance and why its legacy continues
12:00 p.m.: Hello Earth’s Outdoor Trek: Live action reinterpretations of Star Trek episode scenes. Local performance troupe Hello Earth production’s Outdoor Trek, led by producers Joy DeLyria and Kris “Pepper” Hambrick, will perform live-action reinterpretations of scenes between Kirk and Spock from the original series.
1:00: Star Trek (2009), directed by J. J. Abrams
Mission: Impossible III director and Alias creator J.J. Abrams resurrects the classic science fiction franchise created by Gene Roddenberry with this feature film that embraces the rich history of the influential television and film series while also exploring some uncharted territory.
3:00: Panel discussion with Star Trek experts Jeff Ayers and Kris “Pepper” Hambrick on Kirk, Spock and gender
3:30-6:00: Share your personal stories or anecdotes about what Star Trek has meant to you for an oral recording with EMP Museum.
Come and geek out with us, meet other fans and share the love!