I grew up watching Star Trek impressed by what Trek imagined the future could possibly be.
Earth had finished away with poverty, illness, battle. Humanity, in cooperation with different alien civilizations, explored the Galaxy on ships like the USS Enterprise doing good the place potential. Diplomatic missions, disaster reduction, medical help. Star Trek is a view of what humanity could possibly be if we had been courageous and daring but additionally empathetic and type – us at our greatest.
Lately our 21st century world has been…properly…a tough place to be – tougher for some than others. What if the Star Trek fandom might take some inspiration from that imagined future to make change in the current? This weekend is an opportunity to make it so with “TrekTalks” – a livestream telethon that includes an unimaginable lineup of Star Trek forged and crew to profit the Hollywood Food Coalition beginning tomorrow (January 15th) at 11:45am Pacific Time and operating to 7:45pm PT
TrekTalks livestream hyperlink
TrekTalks is a collaborative fundraiser between the TrekGeeks Podcast and Roddenberry Podcast networks. The occasion will probably be streamed to Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter the place you’ll be able to watch and remark stay. The unimaginable visitor listing – a Trek fan dream – contains Jonathan Frakes, John de Lancie, Gates McFadden, Adam Nimoy, Michael and Denise Okuda, John Billingsley Jeri Ryan, and Robert Picardo to title a couple of. The occasion’s beneficiary, the Hollywood Food Coalition, was based in 1987 with the “mission to serve a meal every night of the year, with absolutely no barriers to service” and has finished so for 34 years. The group serves over 60,000 meals to low-earnings and meals-insecure folks in Hollywood, CA annually.
The stream’s schedule options all kinds of panels like discuss with forged members of Deep Space Nine, Star Trek and the European Space Agency hosted by Star Trek science advisor Dr. Erin Macdonald, and a take a look at the new animated Star Trek sequence.
“I believe this is the kind of thing that Star Trek fandom is wired for. We’ve been told for decades that “the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few,” and there are lots of folks we are able to actually assist by elevating cash for the Hollywood Food Coalition. They’re an unimaginable group that may and will serve for instance for different cities round the world.”-William Smith, Co-Founder TrekGeeks, Producer TrekTalks
One of the panels will probably be moderated by yours actually! The panel is known as “Trektivism” and can discover different actual-life social change initiatives undertaken by a number of Star Trek forged/group members together with Armin Shimerman (Quark DS9 ), Chase Masterson (Leeta DS9), John Bilinglsey (Phlox ENT), and Rod Roddenberry (The Roddenberry Foundation) whose efforts vary from bettering entry to important medicines, to an anti-bullying community, to local weather change initiatives, to a brand new Trek-led marketing campaign in opposition to pancreatic most cancers. I’ll get to share some of the non-revenue work I do supporting a vocational centre in Sierra Leone. As I gained’t seemingly ever get to go to house, I’ve all the time thought of this work in Sierra Leone as my manner of making our current extra like the future as imagined in Star Trek.
So tune in tomorrow for a complete day of Trek and please take into account making a donation to the Hollywood Food Coalition in addition to take a look at the different initiatives by visitors in the “Trektivism” panel. Full schedule of occasions may be discovered right here:
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More to Explore
Hollywood Food Coalition
Trek Against Pancreatic Cancer
The Roddenberry Foundation
Trek Geeks Podcast Network
With the First Link (My Star Trek: TNG Podcast on the TrekGeeks Network!)
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