Fans heading to see the actors of Star Trek at San Diego Comic-Con are out of luck.
Usually, San Diego Comic-Con is a time for fans to come and see their favorite franchises in person. Whether it’s Q&As of past shows, featuring the stars of the franchise, or sneak peeks of upcoming trailers for major blockbuster movies. There’s usually something at the convention. Even, at times, comics.
Well, this year at San Diego Comic-Con, or SDCC, things are going to be different. There won’t be a lot of names showing up this year, and the number of Q&As is going to be next to zero. At least with panels of famous shows and movies. In fact, the entire convention is going to be reduced significantly from what was originally offered, due to the strike of the actors.
The SAG-AFTRA union went on strike last week, and in doing so any and all promotional spots that the actors were going to do have been canceled. The talent doesn’t want to do anything to help the studios make money, all while the studios are continuously denying them fair rates for streaming residuals, among other things.
Yet, for us, the most heartbreaking of all the changes has come toward the Star Trek panels at SDCC.
Star Trek is all but canceled at SDCC
The San Diego Comic-Con will still have Star Trek panels at the event, but any of them that feature the talent from their respective shows, will not go on as planned. The talent won’t be there, more than likely, for a variety of reasons, but mostly due to the SAG-AFTRA strike.
There may be some actors from Trek’s past who may be there, but those are going to be guys and gals, who for whatever reason, are non-union. Mostly, you’ll see producers and directors there, talking about Star Trek, maybe even some backstage talent, like production designers and the like.
But all actors, actresses, and writers will not be in attendance at the SDCC.