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Include Doug Drexler and gang at Destination Star Trek London 2016

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Dear Media10

Petition to include the following people as guests for any Destination Star Trek London event in 2016: Doug Drexler, Dorothy Duder, Michael Okuda, Denise Okuda, Rick Sternbach, John Eaves, Douglas E. Graves, Andrew Probert.

I have attended both Destination Star Trek conventions held in London, along with hundreds of my Facebook, Twitter and blog followers. The guests that you have managed to book over both London conventions and the one in Frankfurt have been impressive, and we are aware that any cancellations are beyond your control.

As much as we all enjoy meeting our favourite stars from in front of the camera, there is a very large proportion of Trekkies who have equal, if not, more love for those guys that work behind the scenes.

In the past you have presented to us people such as Ronald D. Moore, Rick Berman, Larry Nemecek and most recently, Nicholas Meyer.

Many of us fans, particularly those that dabble or who are very proficient at re-creating the artwork seen in the various series of Star Trek, are in contact on Facebook, and other social media forums, with a handful of people that worked on The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager and Enterprise, people who designed the sets, the ships, the graphics and the costumes, even the food that was prepared for some of the scenes.

These people include Doug Drexler and his wife Dorothy, Doug was a make-up artist on TNG and moved to DS9 as Illustrator, while Dorothy prepared any on-screen meals.

Rick Sternbach, the guy behind the design of many starships, including the USS Voyager, Douglas E. Graves, John Eaves, Andrew Probert and of course Michael Okuda and his wife Denise. None of these guys have ever been invited to the United Kingdom, and which is something they would all like to do, they just need to be asked.

As Star Trek celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2016, many of the actors and those behind the camera are due to descend on Las Vegas, in what promises to be a huge event, organised by Creation Entertainment. It would be expected, when you consider the achievement of Star Trek reaching this milestone, and with the popularity of the Destination Star Trek brand, that Media10 would host a similar event, at its home in London in 2016, and we, the undersigned have petitioned that the aforementioned people be invited to any such show.

We feel that having these guests attend when Star Trek reaches its 50th anniversary, would be a huge boost to any line up that you may already be trying to organise. We know from at least two guests that attended the 2014 event that they have already been asked to attend another DST in 2016, so please, invite these guys to London in 2016, they really want to come, we really want them to come, and if you would like to have the biggest Star Trek event Europe has ever seen, then really, you want them to come too.

Thanks for reading this petition, and we hope you decide to pursue this to its logical conclusion.

Darren Jamieson


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