One of my favorite moments of visiting ‘Trekonderoga’ recently was the meeting most delightful and friendly actor David Frankham, who memorably played the ill-fated Larry Marvick from TOS episode Is There in Truth No Beauty? David and his friend, (actor, … Continue reading →
Hi Everyone! Last Saturday (August 24) I had the pleasure of going to the great annual Star Trek convention in upstate NY known as ‘Trekonderoga”! This was my second year at the event, and I had a fun time.
This year’s guests were David Frankham (Larry Marvick in Is There in Truth No Beauty?), Robin Curtis (Saavik in Star Trek III and IV), Terry Farrell (Jadzia Dax of Deep Space Nine) and Ethan Peck (Spock in Star Trek: Discovery). I was so happy to meet with all these wonderful actors, and especially David Frankham, who is one of the most active 93-year old actors you’ll ever meet, and a total delight!
This was the second TreKonderoga I’ve been to, (the cons began 5 years ago) and I suspect I’ll go to it again next year (usually in August). The event is based around the year-round attraction that is Star Trek Original Series Tour, where its creator, James Cawley, has totally recreated the complete and original Star Trek set which was used in the fan series Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II.If you’re ever in the area, check out the tour, it truly takes you back in time, it might even make you a little weepy with joy!
I’ll be writing several posts here about each of the actors and events, but for now, enjoy these great cosplayers! These fans brought their game, and it’s lovely!
Hard to believe a week has passed already since my wonderful visit to Ticonderoga, NY to attend TreKonderoga with my great friend Bobbie.
TreKonderoga is the annual mini-Trek Convention that takes place annually at the marvelous Star Trek Original Series Set Tour in the middle of Ticonderoga, NY. How did this incredible recreation of the TOS set come about? Well, as Wikipedia so deftly puts it:
In the middle of Ticonderoga lies the wonderful Star Trek Original Series Set Tour! Built by James Cawley, the sets were built to make Star Trek: New Voyages was created by James Cawley in April 2003. Jack Marshall came aboard as a producer with the idea to market the series on the internet. The first episode, “Come What May” debuted on the internet on January 2004. The first episodes were filmed on new sets at a long-shuttered car dealership in Port Henry, NY, but production eventually moved to a former Family Dollar store at 112 Montcalm St. in downtown Ticonderoga, NY. This facility is currently open to the public for tours and is officially licensed by CBS. Tour information is available at http://www.startrektour.com
I took a zillion pictures so I’ll be breaking this report up into several sections – Enjoy! First up: Welcome to TreKonderoga! Part II -Touring the Enterprise! – next!
The sign out front
I bet he was the most comfortable man there!
The lovely ‘MB’ welcomed us out front.
The schedule had been revised, but still full!
AAAAAHHH! Salt Vampire!
A pretty nice model, complete with suction cups!
Gorn! (with Yonada ‘God’ in the back’)
These 60’s chairs were pretty comfy! (I’m pretty sure chairs like these were used in TOS too!)
A gallery of Trek stars in the lobby -George Takei
Grace Lee Whitney
James, De, and Bill.
Spock’s original costume from Star Trek V…Must. Touch.
…with accompanying pics.
Lots of great costumes in t display case with Klingon Ship!
Detail of Klingon model.
Original Klingon top.
Kirk’s iconic Mirror Mirror tunic& sash (recreated right down to the insignias)
An Uhura uniform, and behind it, a gold “casual” top for Captain Kirk in the never-realized Star Trek Phase II series.
The police captain from Bread & Circuses (note lion emblem details)
Great repro of Balok puppet. The cloak appeared to made of header fabric.
Tribbles! The 2 brown on top are actual TOS tribbles from the episode!
More detailed props
I. AM. NOMAD.
Our beloved Enterprise.
Great repro of Captain Pike’s uniform w/ phaser and communicator.
Spock’s computer from ‘The Cage’
Let’s see, I had that, and that, and that too…
Lots of Tee Shirts and souvenirs of course.
My old pal Bill from our local Trek club in the ’70s, with some familiar faces.
My friend Bobbie with her favorite Vulcan!
Even the wax Kirk seems to be sweaty!
Vulcans don’t sweat, of course; love the eyebrow action!
Jim who? Spock & me 😉
A logical posture.
Nice hands, but the rank on the sleeves is wrong! (should be two solid stripes) I think Spock is wearing McCoy’s shirt!