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thoughtfully invited me to participate in several OsFest panels, including a Fan Match Game based on the original game show, a fun discourse about the Philosophy of Trek, and, my favorite, the trial of . If you aren’t familiar with , be sure to check it out on YouTube – then imagine it with questions about Sci-Fi shows and movies!
Philosophy of Trek
Philosophy professor , Guest of Honor , Matt McKeever and I had a lively discussion in the Philosophy of Trek panel. We spent quite a bit of time discussing the JJ Abrams movies and . It seems I spent quite a bit of time defending Mr. Abrams this weekend, because he was also put on trial.
The Trial of JJ Abrams
JJ Abrams was on trial for ruining Star Trek. Matt McKeever and were the prosecutors, there were two Klingon judges, the audience was the jury, and I was counsel for defense. The trial had me a little nervous in that Mr. McKeever is an actual attorney and very well versed in Star Trek. I’m a Trek fan with a little rust in my memory – so I prepared. I think I made the biggest impact when I paraphrased Kirk’s speech from , ““.
A Desparate Ploy
In a final attempt to convince everyone that a little change was okay, I yanked off my original series Captain Kirk shirt to reveal my new Captain Kirk shirt from the movies. While my ruse got some laughs, it unfortunately wasn’t enough to sway the audience. Matt and Matthew won the trial, and JJ Abrams was sentenced to making Star Wars movies!