This past weekend I drove from Florida up to New York to pick up my two sons who had been spending a couple weeks with my husband’s parents on Long Island. Yes, it’s a rather long drive, but since my family has a Toyota Prius, the 2600-mile round trip still cost 1/3 the price of flying the kids back and forth. I enjoy listening to New York’s Z100 radio as soon as I get into range (somewhere on the NJ Turnpike)…call it nostalgia from my college days, even though I’ve outgrown much of the music, the spirit of the station seems to knock 20 years from me!
On Z100 I heard a commercial advertising a free screening of William Shatner’s documentary The Captains, which is due to theaters on October 1st. William Shatner himself hosted the event. The screening was on July 30th at the Interpid Air and Space Museum. People were invited to dress up for the event and free posters and prizes were awarded to the best cosplayers! Enjoy some pictures of the costumed attendees.
I’m not the biggest Trekkie out there — by a long shot — but I still enjoy Star Trek and I would have been excited to get a chance to see a preview of this film. Alas, I was driving south out of New York last Saturday and didn’t get a chance.
Adam Hadhazy at Space.com had a chance to attend the screening and wrote up the event on Sunday. It sounds like it was a fun event and based on his interviews with spectators, I can’t wait to see The Captains this October!