YES! Finally, new Trekland video—and a brand-new intro! But the 50th celebration has only just begun … for a whole year, yes?
So here’s some faces and voices I’ve been holding back for the Happy 50th party—just the kind of behind-the-scenes insight that I love recording and revealing… from the TNG Companion where I met many of them, to our deep-diving Portal 47 today. Some you know; most you will not. (A few have been P47 guests; many others will be, too.)
For all or part of 18+ years, various teams of skilled show-biz folk brought us 737 hours of TV and films from Gene Roddenberry’s universe…and could not help but form their own bonds of workaday friendship as well as professional pride.
With social media to help, the group held its third reunion in six years on May 22 in LA’s Griffin Park—and it seemed natural to record for posterity some shoutouts for the 50th. I only regret that this was the smallest turnout of the three, and I did not get more folks on camera—to represent even more of the older series, or more of the various departments that go into getting an episode made.
Of course they have all gone on to other shows, other projects or even other careers now… but you can tell how most would agree that their working Star Trek years were something special, if not the highlights of their resume.
And that they are all fans, too.