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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:14 PM

'Star Trek' Proposal Photo Captures Everyone Off Guard, Including Cast



An unexpected marriage proposal in front of the cast of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" made for a memory that is truly out of this world.

A "Trek" fan popped the question during a cast photo op Sunday at Austin Wizard World Con, according to actor Wil Wheaton, who played Wesley Crusher on the popular '90s sci-fi show -- and was seated to the immediate left of the bride-to-be during the proposal (she said "yes").

The photo rose to the top of Reddit's front page on Nov. 7. Wheaton, an avid user of the social news site, wrote in the comments:

About 30 minutes or so into this particular session, these two people came in. The girl went to stand between Patrick and Frakes, and the guy directed her to stand in the front, instead. All of us tried to figure out what was going on... and the guy said, 'I really love 'Star Trek,' but I love (her name) even more.' He got down on one knee, and proposed to her.


Cast member Marina Sirtis had apparently met the couple earlier in the day and given them a hard time for not yet being married. According to Wheaton, Sirtis was a little embarrassed by the proposal.

"I guess when the cast of 'Star Trek' tells you to engage, you make it so," observed one Reddit user, co-opting catch phrases from the show.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/07/star-trek-proposal_n_2088672.html



Patrick Stewart, in the back has his face palm on

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Reply 'Star Trek' Proposal Photo Captures Everyone Off Guard, Including Cast (Original post)
MrScorpio Nov 2012 OP
thelordofhell Nov 2012 #1
BlueMan Votes Nov 2012 #15
Blue_Tires Nov 2012 #25
Dyedinthewoolliberal Nov 2012 #2
hifiguy Nov 2012 #12
progressivebydesign Nov 2012 #3
Liberal_in_LA Nov 2012 #4
fizzgig Nov 2012 #7
BlueMan Votes Nov 2012 #16
hifiguy Nov 2012 #23
Gidney N Cloyd Nov 2012 #5
pokerfan Nov 2012 #6
hifiguy Nov 2012 #13
fizzgig Nov 2012 #8
Liberal_in_LA Nov 2012 #10
Kennah Nov 2012 #9
Liberal Veteran Nov 2012 #11
Hong Kong Cavalier Nov 2012 #18
Rob H. Nov 2012 #22
BlueMan Votes Nov 2012 #14
Shampoobra Nov 2012 #17
Odin2005 Nov 2012 #19
Recovered Repug Nov 2012 #20
Odin2005 Nov 2012 #21
hifiguy Nov 2012 #24

Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:16 PM

1. This is old hat for Patrick Stewart

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Response to thelordofhell (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:19 PM

15. i wonder why patrick is even there...

 

he can't possibly need the money as much as the rest of them...

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Response to BlueMan Votes (Reply #15)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 05:13 PM

25. He probably wanted the paid-for hotel and some golf or something

Maybe just a weekend to 'get away' from whatever else he was doing...

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:30 PM

2. Counselor Troi

is looking GOOD!

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Response to Dyedinthewoolliberal (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:35 PM

12. She certainly is!

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:00 PM

3. I alway wonder about the aftermath of public proposals..

the girl feels obligated to say yes, even if she has doubts. I mean you're in that situation, or on the jumbotron, and what are you going to do? Say no? I bet a good number of them never make to the altar, though. Never a good idea to spring it on someone like that publicly.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:04 PM

4. The guy in glasses with his mouth open, is that Worf, The bald guy with hand over face - Picard?

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:50 PM

7. the guy in the glasses is ryker

picard is the one facepalming, worf is in the hat and glasses.

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Response to fizzgig (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:21 PM

16. where's Q?

 

i would think that john delancie needs the work more than patrick stewart.

maybe he had a dinner-theatre gig he couldn't get out of.

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Response to BlueMan Votes (Reply #16)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:17 PM

23. John DeLancie is making a film about

- wait for it - male and older fans of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.

He voiced a very Q-like character in last season's debut episodes, went to last summer's Bronycon and was sufficiently intrigued by the fandom to do a feature-length film about the MLP:FIM phenomenon.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:14 PM

5. Is that Gates McFadden hugging her?

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Response to Gidney N Cloyd (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:39 PM

6. Pretty sure

Didn't recognize Michael Dorn without the makeup.

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Response to pokerfan (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:37 PM

13. But his voice is unmistakeable.

That resonant bass-baritone is one of a kind.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:52 PM

8. this picture is killing me

troi is the only cast member who looks happy

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Response to fizzgig (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:34 PM

10. yeah, they look bored

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:36 AM

9. Much better pic at HuffPo



"An awkward shot of the 'Star Trek' proposal from a slightly different angle also circulated on the Internet, but Wheaton remarked that the unflattering photo did not do the moment justice."

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Response to Kennah (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:39 PM

11. I love Wil Wheaton and that shot.

He looks like he is the one being proposed to.

Classic.

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Response to Kennah (Reply #9)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:38 AM

18. Wil Wheaton's right. That's a -much- better picture.

And Wheaton's expression has me rolling. He is beyond awesome.

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Response to Kennah (Reply #9)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 03:51 PM

22. My favorite part of this shot is Wil Wheaton's expression

He seems to get a lot of fan hate for playing Wesley Crusher, but he's a actually a pretty cool guy--this reminds me that I need to go check out his blog more often.

From wilwheaton.net:

It was Sunday at Austin Wizard World Con. I had the flu, and almost missed this photo session. Though I had a fever and no cowbell, I sat there and smiled for everyone as best as I could, grateful that Iíd spent the entire night throwing up so there was nothing left in me to vomit all over the fans like I was cosplaying from The Exorcist.

...

Iím not sure why this picture is being circulated online, like Patrick is giving the literal Picard Facepalm, because thatís just not what happened. We were all delighted for this young couple, and I know that I was honoured to be part of this moment in their lives. I think itís likely that Patrick was just wiping sweat off his brow or something like that.

It wasnít awkward, other than that moment when everyone except the guy had no idea what was going on. Once we knew what was happening, it was awesome. Iím incredibly happy for these people, and I love that I got to be part of what is hopefully a moment theyíll celebrate and remember for the rest of their lives.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:17 PM

14. why is patrick stewart doing the facepalm?

 

in the first picture.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:36 AM

17. I think Marina Sirtis might be a time traveler

I noticed by the time the show was canceled and they were making TNG movies, Marina started looking far younger than she did on the TV series.

That was about 15 years ago. At the time, I started checking TNG reruns and saw that the later the season, the younger she looked.

SHE'S 57 YEARS OLD NOW and she looks younger than ever.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 07:46 PM

19. Q is getting old, and Wesley Crusher has a beard, LOL!

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Response to Odin2005 (Reply #19)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 01:12 AM

20. Isn't that Data?

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Response to Recovered Repug (Reply #20)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 07:41 AM

21. I'm prety sure it's Q

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Response to Odin2005 (Reply #21)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:18 PM

24. Nope. That's definitely Brent Spiner.

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