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An Absolutely Epic Moment Just Took Place During Destination Star Trek Europe

An Absolutely Epic Moment Just Took Place During Destination Star Trek Europe

Original Series actors William Shatner, Walter Koenig and George Takei put their differences aside to take part in an incredible moment that brought together more than twenty Star Trek actors and celebrities in a single photo.

Shatner, Takei and Koenig Back Together Again!

The historic moment took place on a recreation of the original Enterprise bridge at Destination Star Trek in Birmingham, UK, with William Shatner in the captain’s seat, George Takei at the helm and Walter Koenig at navigation, along with Star Trek alumni Marina Sirtis, Terry Farrell, Dominic Keating, Armin Shimerman, Alice Krige, Chase Masterson, Connor Trinneer, Max Grodenchik, Jeffrey Combs, Nicole de Boer, Casey Biggs, Garrett Wang, Greg Grunberg, Leonard Nimoy’s son Adam, plus Apollo 15 astronaut Al Worden.

Shatner, Takei and Koenig together again!

(photo: Bill Burke on Twitter)

Special thanks to Bill Burke, who originally shared the photo.

Walter Koenig, William Shatner and George Takei on the bridge of the Enterprise in The Original Series (photo: CBS Home Entertainment)

Walter Koenig, William Shatner and George Takei on the bridge of the Enterprise in The Original Series (photo: CBS Home Entertainment)


Stay tuned to @TrekNewsNet on Twitter all weekend long for all the latest news, information and exclusive photos from the Destination Star Trek show floor.

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  1. Your Future Ex Husband

    October 7, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    Love how George Takei talks sh*t all these years about everything Star Trek and then does a photo op. Wonder how much he got paid.

    • Benjamin Disraeli

      October 7, 2016 at 3:53 pm

      What’s the last thing that made you feel truly happy and how long ago was it?

      • Your Future Ex Husband

        October 7, 2016 at 4:26 pm

        I don’t answer questions to douche nozzles that don’t even know how to put a picture in their profile.

        • Declan Arnfield

          October 7, 2016 at 10:51 pm

          so you don’t answer your own questions then

        • Jean-Pierre Levac

          October 7, 2016 at 11:35 pm

          Begone troll! Crawl back under your bridge

      • origionalwinja

        October 7, 2016 at 4:55 pm

        When did you finally stop inappropriately touching children?

        • Non-Sequitur

          October 28, 2016 at 12:41 pm

          I don’t know…how old were you that one time?

      • Adrian

        October 7, 2016 at 5:40 pm

        Bwhahahaaa! Great work!

      • Cheddleton

        October 7, 2016 at 6:02 pm

        judge yourself by the quality of your enemies – you seem to be doing Ok !

      • Chris Raymer

        October 8, 2016 at 12:49 pm

        10 seconds ago when I voted down your post…..

    • Fritzo2162

      October 7, 2016 at 7:45 pm

      Are you talking about the same Takei? The guy that did the Live Long and Prosper sign in his wedding photo? I don’t think he’s every dissed Trek.

    • pococurante

      October 7, 2016 at 8:17 pm

      I remember my first beer.

    • wagnerfilm

      October 7, 2016 at 9:02 pm

      Takei has dissed Shatner but never Trek.

      • Billy Whitehorn

        October 7, 2016 at 11:22 pm

        that because shatner insulted him

    • Kellie L. Black

      October 7, 2016 at 9:41 pm

      He never dissed Trek, he’s at Vegas Con every year. He dissed Shat. He hates Shat, all of the original crew left hates Shat

      • Jonathan Farmer

        October 8, 2016 at 10:00 pm

        Well, Shatner and Nimoy were best friends. Kelley could take Shatner in small doses. Everyone else more or less hated him.

        • Ringo

          February 1, 2022 at 7:59 am

          Such best friends that Shatner didn’t even attend the guy’s funeral.

    • Bri and Nick

      October 7, 2016 at 9:50 pm

      Did you mean Beltran? Because I’d understand if you meant Robert Beltran.

  2. Mike Urvand

    October 7, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    Yeah, that’s not Buzz Aldrin. It’s Al Worden, Command Module pilot of Apollo 15 (You can see the mission patch on his jacket.

    • Your Future Ex Husband

      October 7, 2016 at 4:27 pm

      Marina Sirtis isn’t aging well either… eegad!

      • Ranillon

        October 7, 2016 at 7:45 pm

        She’s 61! For her age I’d say she’s doing just fine!

        • Karl

          October 7, 2016 at 8:31 pm

          Agreed. If my wife looks that good in 22 years time, I’ll be a very happy bloke watching retirement coming up on the near horizon!

      • Friday

        October 7, 2016 at 9:22 pm

        Yaknow, if all I knew about her was that crowd shot, she’d have exponentially better chances with me if it was just her looks vs your personality. 🙂

      • Jason A. Quest

        October 9, 2016 at 12:22 pm

        Shut up, Donald.

        • UHK

          August 7, 2017 at 6:22 pm

          Hi Marina

      • Mike Robinson

        August 22, 2019 at 8:31 pm

        Marina looks great – just stop with these ridiculous comments about age. People get older.


      October 7, 2016 at 8:58 pm

      You are correct. Apologies for any confusion.

  3. Arron Bubba Ratcliff

    October 7, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    That is a lovely photo sadly three iconic figures are missing.

    • Celt Jochanan

      October 7, 2016 at 7:23 pm

      Make that 4

      • Arron Bubba Ratcliff

        October 8, 2016 at 3:55 am

        it said bridge crew so i didn’t count Gene. or Majel since she played nurse chapel ..Just Deforest Kelly,James Doohan and Leonard Nimoy.I’m not sure if Grace Lee Whitney counts since she left after season one and yeoman rand was replaced with other yeoman

        • Tom Young

          October 9, 2016 at 1:28 am

          Majel Barrett was #1 for Chris Pike. I don’t know if that counts her as bridge crew for your purposes. I’m really surprised what a great actress she turned out to be. Her Nurse Chapel role was pretty stale.

        • CarbonaNotGlue

          September 9, 2017 at 6:36 pm

          Don’t forget Data. Or Jar Jar.

        • Wallace Anderson

          August 22, 2019 at 8:31 pm

          majel Roddenberry was also the voice of the ships computer as well as Deanna trois mother . she had a much larger role in star trek than you know as she is the one who kept it going along with her son .

  4. Michael Gmirkin

    October 7, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    Was hoping maybe Shatner / Takei finally “officially” buried the hatchet (not in each other’s backs) and grabbed lunch together or something… Y’know, caught up on several decades of life, etc.

    • Michael Gmirkin

      October 7, 2016 at 4:01 pm

      Nothing quite “that epic,” I guess?

      Well, at least they were in the same room together without any universe-shattering temporal paradoxes ripping a hole in the non-existent space-time fabric.

  5. Mark Whalebone

    October 7, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    Like Mike Urvand said AL WORDEN! Lots of Geek points lost on that one. Top man who really boldly went.

  6. Leonardo Daniel Ulanosky

    October 7, 2016 at 4:19 pm

    Excelent. Es una foto admirable para los que lo seguimos desde siempre. Desde Argentina.

  7. MGarrett

    October 7, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    That’s not Buzz Aldrin. That’s Apollo 15 Command Module Pilot Alfred Worden. Do some homework for crying out loud.

    • bonesmccoy

      October 7, 2016 at 7:08 pm

      It’s hilarious that the one astronaut in the photo and they misidentify him.
      Just goes to show how off track Hollywood types can be.

      • Ema M. Arredondo M.

        October 7, 2016 at 8:00 pm

        Not “the Hollywood types”. In this case, the journalists…

    • Patrick Scheible

      October 8, 2016 at 12:42 am

      Yes, and it should be him sitting in the captain’s chair. He actually pilots spacecraft, not someone who just looks like he does.

      • Cat Woman

        August 22, 2019 at 8:31 pm

        It’s the wig.

    • Wallace Anderson

      August 22, 2019 at 8:31 pm

      they have corrected it

  8. Keith Chisarik

    October 7, 2016 at 5:02 pm

    Garret Wang was there! Love that guy! he is me and my kids favorite!

    • Diggerjohn111

      October 7, 2016 at 7:13 pm

      I agree, that man is hilarious.

  9. garypen

    October 7, 2016 at 7:56 pm

    Who’s the guy leaning on the captain’s chair that looks exactly like James Doohan?

    • pococurante

      October 7, 2016 at 8:15 pm

      His son. Still actively does voices for products like STO.

      • Fulgrymm

        October 7, 2016 at 10:56 pm

        The same fellow that cameo’d in TMP?

      • Bob

        October 8, 2016 at 7:40 am

        Pretty sure it’s Eddie Paskey.

        • Bob

          October 8, 2016 at 7:41 am

          Sorry, I thought you meant the first picture.

      • Dragons Keeper

        October 8, 2016 at 11:49 am

        Neither of Jimmys sons are in any of these pics. Nimoys son is

        but not Jimmys.

        • pococurante

          October 8, 2016 at 3:43 pm

          I stand corrected. Thanks.

      • organizizer

        October 13, 2016 at 8:27 pm

        Chris Doohan is still doing Star Trek -the right way! on Star Trek Continues.

    • Mark Fisher

      November 12, 2017 at 1:53 pm

      Robert O’Reilly, who played Gowron.

      • garypen

        November 13, 2017 at 12:55 am

        In the top pic?

        • Mark Fisher

          August 22, 2019 at 8:31 pm

          Eddie Paskey (Lt. Leslie) in white, on Bill’s right, Robert O’Reilly leaning on Bill’s left

  10. MonaLS

    October 7, 2016 at 8:27 pm

    Awesome. Great to see so many familiar faces. George Takei looks ready to go at any second.

  11. Jim Longo

    October 7, 2016 at 10:02 pm

    TWO Daxes in one room????? Is that possible?????

    • Patrick Scheible

      October 8, 2016 at 12:45 am

      Sure. Watch “Facets” or “Field of Fire”

    • Charles Batchelor

      October 8, 2016 at 8:13 pm

      In Star Trek, yes it’s possiable.

  12. MMathews

    October 7, 2016 at 10:40 pm

    Where is Urhura?

  13. (Roc) Wayne Alford

    October 7, 2016 at 10:42 pm

    Dear Trek News your list is WRONG!!, Buzz Aldrin is not in that shot that’s Astronaut Al Worden.
    let me a real Trekkie humbly correct you:
    Jeffrey Combs, Garret Wang,Martha Hackett, Casey Biggs, Eric Pierpoint, Kitty Swink,
    Dominic Keating, Nicole De Boer, Max Grodenchik, Terry Farrell, Adam Nimoy Conner Trinneer, Greg Grunberg,
    Eddie Paskey, William Shatner, Robert O’reilly, Armin Shimerman, Al Worden, Chase Masterson, Marina Sirtis, Alice Krige
    Walter Koenig, George Takei

    • Charles Batchelor

      October 8, 2016 at 8:14 pm

      It doesn’t say it was Bizz, it says it was Al Worden.

      • Doom Shepherd

        October 9, 2016 at 12:15 am

        They can edit things on the internet. It said Aldrin before it was corrected.

  14. Rene Ariens

    October 7, 2016 at 11:07 pm


  15. GonzoG

    October 8, 2016 at 9:58 am

    Wow! Awesomeness!

  16. BlythSpyrte

    October 8, 2016 at 11:32 pm

    Yes, where IS Nichelle Nichols?

  17. jesustonight .

    October 10, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    where’s casy biggs ?
    i cant find him

  18. Reagan Colbert

    October 15, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    Wow, this is truly epic, awesome, and touching. Great to see this, especially with Doohan’s and Nimoy’s sons there, the Captain back where he belongs, and the two at my favorite station. (my favorite character/actor at navigation, specifically!)

    Live long and prosper, guys.

  19. Captain Nugra

    October 30, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    Thank you Shatner, Koenig, and Takai for an amazing picture!

  20. Dave Fouts

    August 22, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    I’m watching Start Trek Enterprise again, cool to see members in this picture. I’ve decided I really like Enterprise and I wish they had done more with it, It was underrated.

  21. Cat Woman

    August 22, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    Good to see them together. Sad for those who have gone before.

  22. Keith Jennison

    November 9, 2019 at 4:05 pm

    Thats Al Worden of Apollo 15 Aint it ????? & Good old Jeffery (I’ve played 1000’s of Aliens) Coombs on the far left

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