July 2019~ LFCC

I’ve not been out much due to poor mental health but I decided to attend LFCC on the Friday for a couple of hours just because one of my childhood heroes was attending.

Lee Majors AKA Steve Austin, The Six Million Dollar man, was there all weekend. Whilst waiting to meet him I had a good chat with the guy that runs the Bionic Fans UK site. It was a good chat.

I finally met Lee and it was such a pleasure. I never got the chance to tell him that my brother was named after Steve Austin even though my dad spelled it wrong!

Lee Majors

Later on I had a photo shoot with him and he admired my shirt. The design below was of my own creation.

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After that I had an anxiety attack and headed home. It was too much to be honest.

I just need to meet Lindsay Wagner now and I will be happy!

July 2019~ Apollo 11 50th Anniversary

President John F Kennedy’s dream came true on July 20th 1969 when Astronaut Neil Armstrong stepped on to the Moon with those now famous words “That’s one small step for a man. One giant leap for mankind”

Without the Space Race we as humans would not now be looking to the stars. We would feel that they were out of reach. But now, with the legacy of Apollo 11 as well as all of those that went before and after, space travel and colonies on other planets is a definite possibility. If not within our lifetime, certainly for future generations.

I was lucky enough to meet Buzz Aldrin, one of my childhood heroes. Unfortunately I was dumbstruck and gibberish came out. He just smiled and nodded!

Astronauts

Other astronauts on my photo that I have met are Scott Carpenter of Mercury Aurora 7, Fred Haise of Apollo 13 and Al Worden of Apollo 15.

July 2019~ Star Trek: Picard

It was announced in August 2018 that Sir Patrick Stewart would be returning to the role of Jean-Luc Picard.

More information was given at SDCC. The series is set 20 years after Jean-Luc Picard’s last appearance in Star Trek: Nemesis (2002) and finds him deeply affected by the death of Data, as depicted in Nemesis, as well as by the destruction of Romulus as depicted in the film Star Trek (2009).

The show is set to air in early 2020 on Amazon Prime and stars the following people (blatantly borrowed from Wikipedia!)

Picard

Main cast
Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard: Retired admiral and former captain of the USS Enterprise-D and USS Enterprise-E.

Santiago Cabrera as Cristobal “Chris” Rios. The pilot of Picard’s ship and a skilled thief.

Michelle Hurd as Raffi Musiker: A former intelligence officer struggling with substance abuse

Evan Evagora as Elnor: A Romulan refugee who is an expert in hand-to-hand combat and is fiercely loyal to Picard

Alison Pill as Dr. Agnes Jurati

Harry Treadaway as Narek:A Romulan refugee[10] who joins Picard’s crew in investigating what his people are doing to former Borg drones

Isa Briones as Dahj

De Niro as Number One: Jean-Luc Picard’s dog.

Recurring and returning cast
Brent Spiner as Data
Jeri Ryan as Seven of Nine
Jonathan Del Arco as Hugh
Jonathan Frakes as William Riker
Marina Sirtis as Deanna Troi