Destination Star Trek convention sees 40 stars including William Shatner beam over to Birmingham

Ever wanted to stand on the bridge of not one, but two USS Enterprises… in Birmingham?

How about see some of the wonderful costumes and gadgets, meet a real life astronaut – or even Captain Kirk himself?

If the answer is ‘affirmative, captain’ then Destination Star Trek is the place for you later this month.

Fans will boldly go to Birmingham as Europe’s largest Star Trek convention beams into the NEC from Friday, October 19 until Sunday, 21.

Headlined by three member of the original cast – William Shatner (Captain Kirk), Walter Koenig (Pavel Chekov) and Nichelle Nichols (Lt Uhura) – there’s plenty more for Star Trek fans of all ages.

William Shatner will be appearing – along with a replica of the bridge

There will be the chance to meet some of your favourite stars, including Walter Koenig

Other attractions include full-size replicas of the bridges of the original U.S.S. Enterprise (NCC 1701). and The Next Generation U.S.S. Enterprise (NCC 1701-D).

A world premier of a new documentary, props and costume exhibitions, fully playable history of Star Trek video games and two themed parties are also on offer.

On top of that there’s also an appearance from Fred Haise, real-life astronaut and one of only 24 people to have flown to the Moon – famously portrayed by Bill Paxton in Apollo 13.

Destination Star Trek is Europe’s largest Star Trek convention

Lots of costumes and props will be on display

Other notable appearances include Sonequa Martin-Green who plays Michael Burnham and well-known British actor Jason Isaacs who plays Gabriel Lorca in the new show, Star Trek: Discovery.

Gates McFadden, who played Beverly Crusher in Star Trek: The Next Generation will be there – as will be Kate Mulgew who was Captain Janeway in Voyager. They are among 40 stars from all the various series.

  • Prices for single day tickets start at £29, with weekend and full three day passes costing £39 and £49 respectively. Note that select panel talks, evening entertainment, photo shoots and autographs incur an additional cost. Tickets are available here

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