Join me Nov. 15 for Mike McMahan as our 6th Anniversary Open House guest

Just added a “pre-show” half-hour early start at 6:30 pm PT/9:30 pm ET for a mini-Roundtable and our first prize drawing. Mike will still join us at 7/10.

We do this every year since 2016 — but this one is something special.

Yes, it’s our Anniversary Open House in Portal 47, the time every year when we throw open the doors of the Portal to everyone to come get taste of this concoction I cooked up to fill the yawning hunger for more behind-the-scenes Trek info — and history, and industry awareness, and personal insight.

And when I launched the Portal in August 2015, everything Trek had already been done… aside from a stray Kelvin movie or two to come. Maybe.

So our earlier Open House guests all reflected that:




Robert Butler, David Livingston, Michael Westmore,  René Echevarria, Robert Hewitt Wolfe, and David Carson  were historic headliners, on top of the backstage guests the Portales get to meet every month the rest of the year.

Until now — when I’m so excited to enter “the Kurtzman era” with our 6th open House guest, Lower Decks’ creator and showrunner/EP Mike McMahan!

You DO want to join us  Monday, Nov. 15, at 6:30 p.m. Pacific/ 9:30 pm Eastern,  to mark the start of our seventh year …virtual, of course!

With not only Mike for an hour, live — but also your chance to send him questions.

And claim door prizes.
And jump into an open-mic “Ask Dr. Trek” Roundtable sampler.

MIKE is one of the biggest fanboys to have ever been handed the keys to a Star Trek. Forget his years on Rick & Morty: He showed his Trek cred early on with 2013’s WARPED, the Guide to the Never-Aired 8th Season of ST:TNG, which first took life as… a Twitter account!

Mike has been out there a few times for appearances as long as an hour, but he’s never had the Dr. Trek treatment:
We’ll touch on his own road to Trek, as a fan and a pro—and the roots of Lower Decks and the process behind it. Plus, your questions, too.

His hour will be preceded by a sample half-hour of our other Portal 47 live telebriefing format: an “Ask Dr. Trek” Roundtable—a virtual open-Trek-mic night for everyone.

These live and recorded “telebriefings” are the apex of the features Portal 47 deep-divers enjoy every month. As they do all year, on Nov. 15 you too can listen in via phone, and/or Zoom over a virtual online link.

Just click this link to save your seat, get the event info, and get in line for Trek door prizes that night!

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