Star Trek Stars Land in Cupertino
Sean Kenney, Gary Lockwood and Marc Cushman
Stars from Star Trek landed in Cupertino for interactive fun and storytelling at the third annual “Star Trek, The Future, and You!” on December 12 and 23, 2016.
The event featured three guest speakers: Sean Kenney, who played Captain Pike in the original series pilot; Gary Lockwood, who was in an episode of the original series and played the part of Dr. Frank Poole in “2001: A Space Odyssey”; and Marc Cushman, an author and television historian.
An Out of This World Experience for Star Trek Fans
“What’s really neat about this event is it’s a coalition of multiple organizations within Cupertino,” said event organizer and Cupertino Library Foundation board member Art Cohen. “It’s a sponsorship by the Cupertino Library Foundation, it’s a sponsorship by the Cupertino Library, BlueLight Cinemas, and the Cupertino Hotel.”
Celebrating Star Trek’s 50th Anniversary
The 50 year anniversary of “Star Trek” is next year, and Cohen considers this event as one of the first celebrations of the milestone. He added that the event is particularly special because of the concentration of Trekkies in the area and because of the inspiration that comes from science fiction.