Don’t miss this two-day event marking the 50th anniversary of the original Star Trek television series. We lift off at the Cupertino Hotel on Saturday evening November 5th and then continue our journey at Bluelight Cinemas Sunday afternoon November 6th. Sponsored by the Cupertino Library Foundation, Bluelight Cinemas, the Cupertino Hotel and Ding Ding TV, three original Star Trek TV series cast members land in Cupertino to share their experiences and answer your questions.
2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the original Star Trek series and three members of the original cast are coming to Cupertino to share their experiences not only about Trek, science fiction, and science, but also their life-long acting experiences. Trek, science fiction and Hollywood in general has touched so many lives and its impacts continue today. This two-day event is a rare opportunity to meet, greet, question and watch some of the acting stars, writers, producers and directors in our hometown of Cupertino in the very heart of Silicon Valley. With these three actors and one producer and director, we bring over 100+ years of Hollywood experience to our city. This is an incredible opportunity for not only fans of Star Trek and science fiction, but also for students and anyone with aspirations to learn more about acting, writing, producing, or directing from people who have long experience in these disciplines and continue to be active in the Hollywood scene.
This event at the Cupertino Hotel starts at 5pm with cocktails and an opportunity for a personal photo-op and meet-and-greet with the actors. From 5-9 pm attendees will have additional opportunities to talk with original Star Trek actors Sean Kenney, Garrett Wang, and Barbara Luna.
Starting at 1pm, Sean Kenney, Barbara Luna and Garrett Wang take the stage at Bluelight Cinemas. A special 30-minute video presentation will be screened followed by a Q&A, autograph signing and photo-ops.
Meet the Star Trek Stars
“Luna” as she prefers to be called started her career in theater and was cast in musicals such as South Pacific, The King and I and Teahouse of the August Moon.
She was discovered by director, Mervyn Leroy and appeared in many films with actors such as Frank Sinatra, James Stewart, Henry Fonda to name a few.
Then she was cast as the romantic lead with William Shatner in the Star Trek episode Mirror, Mirror as Marlena Moreau.
Sean started his career in theater and was discovered by an agent in Hollywood who brought him to be interviewed by Gene Roddenberry who was looking for an actor that had a resemblance to Jeffrey Hunter. He was hired to play the role of the crippled Captain Pike in the Menagerie and later on guest starred as Lt. DePaul.
He was replaced by Walter Koernig as Gene Roddenberry was being pressured to have a Russian crew member on the Star Trek TV series. However, Gene introduced Sean to producers on the Paramount lot and this led to roles on Get Smart, Police Story, and starring roles on many independent films.
While waiting for acting roles he pursued his love of the camera and became the leading head shot photographer in Hollywood. Twenty years ago he discovered a niche in the real estate industry of photographing realtors for their promotional materials and is known as the premier photographer in the real estate industry nationwide.
He had a cameo role in the soon to be released film “Unbelievable”, a spoof on Star Trek.
Garrett Wang (pronounced Wong) started in theater while majoring in Asian Studies at UCLA. After roles in various movies he was cast in 1995 as Ensign Harry Kim in Star Trek’s The Voyager which lasted 7 years.
He is currently a lead in the movie and about to be released film titled, “Unbelievable” (a spoof on Star Trek). He is also cast as “Captain Kim” in the Star Trek TV movie.
Award-winning writer and author of the 3 set edition of Star Trek books, These Are The Voyages which won a Saturn award is also a talented screen play writer. He has written several episodes for the Star Trek TV series.