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Irritated.....

got the flier with the final listing of this year's Trek Expo...

*sigh*

Ever since the last one I went to two years ago...(and I've even started seeing it the last two or three times I went)...I've been getting this weird feeling.

It's like...I feel now that all that I had to say is (to my mom) "I promise not to go to next year's (2003) Trek Expo if they do not have Kate Mulgrew and/or Scarlett Pomers there." because Kate was going to be there in 2002 but when I got there, I saw a sign saying she had a family emergency and had to back out....

and now I feel that all I had to do is just say that and those happened to be the "magic words" for the face of the entire event to change.

The last two or three years in a row that I went to the convention, I noticed that a few of the guests that I saw during my first few conventions were, I guess one could say, completing the circle back to Tulsa again. Marina Sirtis returned one year and the guy that played Worf returned the other year after about 6-7 years since I got their autograph...

Now...all we have is like possibly one or two people from Trek that I might really want an autograph from....about 2-3 *teeters hand* "neeeeehhhhs" and then we have a whole bunch that either I already have or I'm not interested at all...

and out of that last group, pretty much most of them are from shows that are supernatural fantasy or old sci-fi...

Erin Grey from Buck Rogers is a guest...AGAIN....and she was here like....2-3 years ago? Have her...

and I just WISH I had last year's flier b/c I could have sworn Teryl Rotherry from Stargate SG-1 was here last year!!

I mean this is irritating...it's as if Starbase 21 and the other sponsors are running out of ideas for draws to this convention....I remember back in the day (gosh sound so old!) that it used to be MOSTLY Star Trek celebrities but of course maybe it was because back in the mid to late 1990's, "Deep Space 9" and "Voyager" were still going on and there was the movies "Generations," "First Contact," "Insurrection," and "Nemesis."

but still it's quite irritating to have that convention go from what I knew in the past with like only about 5 guests at least and most if not all of them from the Star Trek series, to today with only people from other shows and about half of those shows having been aired like....ages ago.

I know guys...I know...that there are people out there that, for example, haven't seen and gotten the autograph from Marina Sirtis when she was in Tulsa in 1995, and there possibly would be a few people my age that just moved into my area that possibly haven't seen Erin Gray in person and got her autograph...but it's so frustrating!!

Also I know that (in my mom's words) that if it weren't for Star Trek, that Stargate SG-1, Star Wars, Andromeda, Farscape, etc, etc wouldn't have been conceived...but again, I restate that it's frustrating that looking back over the years it seemed that Starbase 21 had been adding and adding guests (which I guess is part of the reason why the ticket price keeps going up) and those guests they keep adding are from other shows...

Hello.....this is the Trek Expo.....

The only ones I'm possibly really wanting is Jennifer Lien and possibly Ray Park. Not sure about him and I know some of you think I'm insane because he's "Darth Maul" but if he was on one day and Kate Mulgrew on another day during that weekend...I'd pick Kate over Ray any year.

The maybeys are the guy that plays Phlox on Enterprise and the lady that played Sisko's widow on DS9...and the guy that plays Lionel Luthor on Smallville...

In fact, "Lionel" might just be the fulcrum of whether or not I go b/c even though I would like Jennifer Lien's autograph....it would be a serious ripoff to spend $50-$100 just to get in for one day to get one person's autograph...the times I went in the past was when there were like more than 2 that I wanted.

Actually maybe if I don't have Brent Spiner's autograph I would go....but on the other hand if my mom would really want to go to see "Lionel Luthor" (she watches Smallville too sometimes) then I'd definately go....

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_bp_rose
Apr. 6th, 2004 07:11 pm (UTC)
i'd just like to say that Smallville rocks! ^^ But I don't like the actor who plays Lionel much.. actually I dislike that whole character in the show. I'm sorry about the Trek Expo. I kinda experienced that going to a Joyce Meyer conference... things change over time I guess *ponders*
skrain_bodak
Apr. 6th, 2004 09:25 pm (UTC)
Kristen Kruek is HOT
I think that if Trek Expo is setting a precedent by having "Lionel" this year, that hopefully they will have Kristen....man she makes Lana HOT!! Half Dutch, half Chinese....yummy. :P
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