April 28, 2014 |
CHERRY HILL An unsuspecting visitor to the Crowne Plaza Hotel did not have to spend much time looking around before realizing that these friendly, if oddly dressed, people were not the ordinary Cherry Hill crowd. The place was abuzz Saturday with Trekkies, more than 1,200, who gathered for Creation Entertainment's Official Star Trek Convention, a three-day event that ends Sunday. They weren't just playing the part of the Starship U.S.S. Enterprise enthusiasts. They were wearing it, reveling in it, encouraging it to course through their veins as though the sci-fi series were a life force all its own. For these fans, it is. The first clue was a man wearing a T-shirt with the message "U looking for Tribble?"
April 30, 2013 |
For decades, fans of the television show Star Trek have displayed unbridled enthusiasm for their beloved corner of the science-fiction galaxy, affectionately dubbing themselves "Trekkies" and donning costumes of their favorite aliens and space commanders. This weekend was no different. At the Crowne Plaza hotel in Cherry Hill, hundreds of Trekkies young and old convened for the Philadelphia installment of the nationally traveling Star Trek Convention. The gathering, billed by organizers as "a weekend of everything Trek ," gave fans a chance to interact with a handful of actors from the show, such as Avery Brooks (Commander Sisko)
May 2, 2012 |
Twenty-five years after it first cruised the final frontier on TV, the crew of Star Trek: The Next Generation is docking in the Philadelphia area. Actor Patrick Stewart, Star Trek's Capt. Jean-Luc Picard, is scheduled to join a rotating set of former cast members for a weekend of Q&A, autograph signings, trivia and other events in celebration of the silver anniversary. "The Official Star Trek Convention," produced by Creation Entertainment, will be in Cherry Hill from Friday through Sunday.
October 9, 2006 |
EVEN FOR people with a lot of money, $576,000 is a lot of money. It would buy you a nice place to live, numerous fancy cars, a healthy retirement plan, one copy of the Daily News for 960,000 days (a worthwhile expenditure), 960,000 copies of one day's paper (even better) - or enough food to feed a poor village for decades. On Saturday, $576,000 purchased a model of the Starship Enterprise used in the pilot and title sequences of "Star Trek: The Next Generation. " The model was 78 inches long - a little more than $7,000 an inch.
April 11, 1996
DON'T JUDGE STAR TREK CLUBS BY ONE MISGUIDED MEMBER I have been a "Star Trek" fan for 30 years, starting with the original series. Until a few years ago, I thought all these Star Trek fan club members were weird, like that woman in Arkansas, but this is not true. For two years, I have been involved with fellow Trekkies who do more for charity then you might think. The International Federation of Trekkies has a commitment to social values and charitable endeavors. Since I joined this organization, this club has supplied food to the needy through other organizations such as the Boy Scouts, provided financial aid to the Philadelphia Zoo and Riddle Memorial Hospital (under individual members' names)
February 19, 1996 |
Star Trek's best villain - the omnipotent, flamboyant, flirtatious, vain, meddlesome and roguish Q - is back. After seven guest-starring appearances on Star Trek: The Next Generation and one on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, John de Lancie travels 75,000 light-years to the Delta Quadrant to play Q on Star Trek: Voyager for the first time. In a typical Q-ish prank, for a while he turns the starship Voyager into a Christmas tree ornament. You can join Q in the 24th century when Star Trek: Voyager thrusts onto the little screen again at 8 tonight on UPN (Channel 57)
August 21, 1995 |
While some fans of the Fox television show The X-Files were in X-stacy yesterday, others were less than X-cited. An exhibition for junkies of the science fiction thriller - a Friday-night cult hit entering its third season - made a stop at the Valley Forge Convention Center, offering memorabilia, displays and entertainment that did not meet the expectations of all the hundreds of devotees in attendance. Most fans, many adorned in X-Files shirts and hats, laughed out loud during the playing of bloopers from the show and cheered two villains in the supporting cast - Doug Hutchison and Dean Haglund - who made brief speeches and signed autographs.
May 23, 1994 |
It doesn't take the chief engineer of a Federation starship to figure out what Trekkies will do at 6 p.m. today5/23. But two hours later, when the final episode of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (Channel 29) beams itself outta here, fans will sit in a daze wondering what to do. Somehow, you get the feeling "Next Generation" viewers just can't find solace in its spin-off, "Deep Space Nine. " That's why we've created a survivor's guide to the cancellation of "Star Trek: The Next Generation.
May 20, 1994 |
Turn off the life support, the party's over. As "Star Trek: The Next Generation" prepares for its exit from television after seven seasons, the hype generated by distraught fans and the Paramount publicity factory means that the show isn't going out quietly. And why should it? Consider that "Star Trek: The Next Generation" has: Racked up 178 episodes. Won 16 Emmy awards, more than any syndicated series in television history. Received 46 Emmy nominations, more than any other current dramatic series, including "Murder, She Wrote," "Northern Exposure" and "L.A.
November 8, 1992 |
Star Trek fanatics came from as far away as San Diego to attend a costume party on Halloween at the Sheraton Hotel in Valley Forge. Some of the 275 participants had been planning to make the trip for six months. Prizes went to costumes in various categories, such as best alien and most creative.