Star Trek: The Next Generation featured the talents of Whoopi Goldberg, who recurred throughout the run of the series and appeared in two of the films that followed. However, she has not attended one of the many Star Trek conventions over the years.
That is changing now. Goldberg plans to attend the Star Trek Las Vegas event this summer. The event will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the series this year.
StarTrek.com shared comments made by Gary Berman about Goldberg’s attendance at the event. He said:
“Not only is Whoopi Goldberg an international show business treasure with incredible film, theater and TV work that has stood the test of time, but we’ve been following her career since her incredible one-woman Broadway show in 1984, which led to her casting in The Color Purple. For huge fans like us, it was fantastic news when she landed on TNG and created such a beloved character like Guinan there. The fact that she, too, was a Trekker, a huge movie star, and wanted to be on the series, became part of Star Trek legend. We are really looking forward to hearing, on our stages, all the details of how that casting occurred from her perspective, to say nothing of the fact that this will no doubt be the most hilarious on-stage appearance we’ve ever had.”
Were you a fan of Goldberg’s appearance on Star Trek: The Next Generation? Will you plan to attend the Las Vegas event later this year? Tell us what you think.