Wednesday, September 12, 2018

WILLIAM SHATNER AND SONEQUA MARTIN GREEN ACCEPT EMMY

‘Star Trek’s William Shatner and Sonequa Martin-Green accept Governors Award. Present were all Six Star Trek Series actors to receive the Emmy.



Bill Nye introduced Alex Kurtzman (EP, Discovery), Levar Burton (The Next Generation), Linda Park (Enterprise), Jeri Ryan (Voyager), Walter Koenig (the original Star Trek), and Terry Farrell (Deep Space Nine) while the new and old guard were there to accept the trophy: Discovery‘s Sonequa Martin-Green and the original scallywag himself Captain Kirk, William Shatner was there to set Nichelle Nichols (TOS UHURA) heart on fire.




Heres what they said.

William Shatner: "after 52 years everyone who has been involved in Star Trek is grateful. The original Captain says that Star Trek is a phenomenon and “represents an idea that is greater than all its parts.”

“I accept this award for all of the artists who have worked to make this show a success,” he said.

Walter Koenig “It resonates because we were talking about topical issues and socio-political content,” 

LeVar Burton chimes in, “It’s all about good storytelling.”

“We still worry about living together and having a fruitful and joyful experience,” added Koening. We are beset with problems that we had in the ’60s.”

As the newest member of the fleet, Martin-Green pointed out that she hopes Discovery gives justice to the franchise and furthers it. “It was very important to us anew, but be our own at the same time,”

Alex Kurtzman "Star Trek “has been a beacon of hope for so many people for so long.”

“In dark times, we need that hope,” he said.

Live long and Prosper

7 comments:

Elephant's Child said...

We all need hope. Always.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Very cool! It's all about hope and people pulling together.

Susan Kane said...

This fills my mind with happy memories. Hope, indeed.

Also, seeing the "Old Guard" so well represented is wonderful.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

The Star Trek universe deserves it.

Liz A. said...

Very cool.

James Pailly said...

A well deserved award! Star Trek has done a lot of good for a lot of people.

Tony Laplume said...

Awesome. And maybe Star Trek will also get one of the big ones someday, too.

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