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.
Yes I am a fan of Whoopi Goldberg since the beginning and loved her on TNG. But I did was not able to get tickets in time for the convention I have the hotel reservations but can’t go to the convention. : (
Huge fan of the Star Trek universe dating back to the original series. STNG was a worthy follow-on show that carried the torch well despite challenges with scripts. In an environment where social issues were more openly discussed, the need to cloak such discussion in a sci-fi plot was drastically reduced. Guinan brought a little mystery to the crew, giving us a sense that the power and wisdom she had was always greater than she showed. Don’t know that I’ll get to the Vegas con. But I’d love to see Whoopi Goldberg at sci-fi events in the metro Washington DC… Read more »
Loved Whoopi as Guinan!