Scotty, beam us to the 2022 Niagara Falls Comic Con to meet Captain Kirk

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Published December 13, 2021 at 4:33 pm

William Shatner is shown at an earlier San Diego Comic Con. Photo: Treknews.net

It’s not quite on the same level as being blasted into space as he did this past October but William Shatner, aka Captain Kirk, will “boldly go” to June’s Niagara Falls Comic Con.

The 90-year-old actor made headlines when he flew into space on October 13 as part of the team for the Jeff Bezo-owned Blue Origin suborbital rocket. At 90 years, six months and 22 days old, he was the oldest person to fly to space, beating out Wally Funk who flew on Bezo’s first foray into space at age 82.

Shatner, a guest at October’s New York Comic Con just days before he went up in the rocket, told the audience, “I don’t want to be known as the oldest guy. I’m bloody Captain Kirk!”

This year’s Comic Con, being held at the Scotiabank Convention Centre, is running June 3 to 5 and Shatner, who also appeared at the NFCC in 2014, will be there on the 4th and 5th.

Actually, though Shatner is the biggest, a number of familiar names have announced for this year’s NFCC over the past month.

In fact, it could actually be dubbed the Niagara Falls Reunion Comic Con as former TV mates will be reuniting at the event. Four cast members of the TV show, Sons of Anarchy, will reconnect for the first time ever at any event – Ron Perlman, Kim Coates, Ryan Hurst and Mark Boone Junior are all scheduled though Perlman will only be there on Saturday whereas the others are good for all three days.

Richard (“Al”) Karn and Debbe (“Heidi”) Dunning will have their own Tool Time reunion as the former stars of the hit TV comedy, Home Improvment, will be there all three days.

And Baby Boomers may remember the iconic duo of Eric Estrada and Larry Wilcox from the 1970s California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers TV show CHIPS. It could be an interesting three-day dynamic as the two men have never gotten along, either during the show or afterwards.

Other stars include James Marsters from the TV show Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Joseph Marcell, the butler Geoffrey from the TV show The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, wrestling legend Mick Foley and David Ayres, the emergency back-up goalie-zamboni driver who helped the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Toronto Maple Leafs in February 2020.

Tickets are available at: nfcomiccon.com/

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