Conventions and productions of Star Trek will be halted during the actor’s strike.
Were you hoping to go to Comic-Con this weekend in San Diego? Well, there’s no better time than the present to do just that, only remember, there’s a reason for that. Not only is this year’s San Diego Comic-Con already not getting a lot of hype heading into the event, but now none of the promoted actors, or actresses, are going to be there.
Every single one of them who is active in creating content for major studios will likely be sitting this one out. In fact, the current union mantra is to do no promoting for any major studio projects. There are waivers and such, and I’m sure the older stars of television and film who aren’t active in creating major products will pop up (Walter Koening for example), but those waivers and exceptions don’t affect Star Trek.
Star Trek is owned by Paramount, one of the biggest studios in play. So while it sucks that the San Diego Comic-Con is being impacted, it has to be said that until these strikes end, it won’t be the last.
The current strikes will impact all Star Trek appearances moving forward
Depending on their standing in the union, the strike will affect conventions moving forward, almost assuredly. Sure, there is a chance that everyone gets a waiver from the union to attend, but that isn’t likely, at least not for the featured performers in said shows.
So events like the 57-Year Mission in Las Vegas, an annual Trek convention, will likely see some names not appear. And depending on how long this lasts, it could also affect certain talents and their ability to do the Star Trek Cruise in February 2024.
Now, it’s also very possible, and it needs to be re-stated, that the talent may in fact appear as advertised for every convention going forward, but if they don’t, the actor’s strike is why.
What may not be so lucky, however, is the annual Star Trek Day event that Paramount holds. Star Trek Day is in September, and last year Paramount went all out.
Will that happen again? It’s unlikely, as we’re almost a month out, and we still have no word that it’ll happen. The longer the strike goes on, the more likely it is that these regular occurrences like Star Trek day and these annual conventions are impacted or outright canceled.