Fans going to San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) to see Star Trek will get a sneak peek.
Star Trek is hurting at the moment, just like a lot of franchises. It’s the summer, which means summer blockbusters, trailers for the hottest new fall shows, and of course the iconic San Diego Comic-Con event. Usually, the SDCC is a weekend where fans of various franchises come together to watch various actors and actresses talk about their projects, while also seeing brand-new trailers for upcoming films.
Usually, there are meet and greets, or Q&As with casts of various properties from the past, present, and future. This year, when the convention starts on July 20, a major reason the SDCC exists in the first place, the stars of these properties, will be absent.
The acting members of the SAG-AFTRA union will not be in attendance for the 2023 San Diego Comic-Con, meaning a whole host of planned events will not only need to be changed but in some cases, outright canceled.
And Star Trek did not escape that fact.
Instead of having the stars of Star Trek’s Lower Decks and Prodigy be on hand, those at Trek headquarters decided to air the upcoming Strange New Worlds and Prodigy crossover episode early.
By a whole seven days. Yay, that will totally take the sting out of paying nearly $400 to attend every day of the event, only to realize the very same people you’re paying to see won’t be there.
2023 San Diego Comic-Con can’t be saved by Star Trek’s Strange New Worlds and Lower Decks crossover
Shocking announcement, watching an episode seven days early doesn’t replace getting to meet and talk to the stars of the show. Now, the event, producers, and the actors and actresses themselves aren’t at fault here. Greedy studios that would rather vault a film forever, just for a tax credit are at fault.
Studio execs who talk about making people homeless to end the strike are at fault. The mega-rich are at fault. Let’s not get mad at the wrong people. Everyone deserves a fair wage and the right to not be replaced by artificial intelligence just because it’d be cheaper.
But that doesn’t mean that the 2023 version of the SDCC is going to be any good without the stars and starlets of those various productions.