Star Trek Guest Stars
Julie Caitlin Brown, a native of San Francisco, California, began her musical career at the age of twelve. After working as a singer-guitarist, competing in vocal jazz in high school, and fronting a number of bands, Julie moved at age eighteen to the Napa Valley. In Napa, she continued her love of blues and jazz, performing in clubs all over Northern California. In 1983, she made her stage debut as Mary Magdalene in the Mondavi Concert Series production of Jesus Christ Superstar. Other musicals followed, along with straight plays, including the critically acclaimed and sold-out production of A Late Snow at Theatre Rhinoceros in San Francisco.
Nineteen eighty-eight found Julie in Florida where, over the next two years, she appeared in over sixty commercials, and was also seen in the NBC movie Roxanne -- The Prize Pulitzer, ABC's B. L. Stryker, CBS's Wolf, and the feature films Miami Blues with Alec Baldwin and Chains of Gold with John Travolta.
Making the move to New York in 1990, Julie appeared in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum starring George Wendt, as -- who else? -- "Gymnasia," for the prestigious Williamstown Theatre Festival. That show led to her audition for Tommey Tune's Tony Award-winning Grand Hotel on Broadway, where she took over the lead role of Rafaella Ottanio. Starring opposite legendary Cyd Charisse, Julie played the role for seventeen months.
Julie returned home to California in 1992 and immediately landed a pilot for Stephen J. Cannell and went on to guest-star in numerous TV shows. Star Trek fans will recall her performances as Ty Kajada in the 1993 Deep Space Nine episode "The Passenger" and as Vekor in the 1993 Next Generation two-part episode "Gambit," alongside Robin Curtis as Tallera. Julie has also appeared in Raven for CBS, Dream On for HBO, and many others. It was a phone call at home from a casting director, Mary Jo Slater, that led to her being offered the role of Na'Toth, on Babylon 5. After the first season as G'Kar's intense attaché, she then appeared as the human lawyer Guinevere Corey in the second season episode, "There All Honor Lies."
Recent television projects include: Renegade, Pointman, Vanishing Son and NBC's JAG, where her story as a tough Marine drill instructor, "Boot," was the highest watched episode of that show's season. The NBC movie of the week, Murder Live, featured Julie as the network news anchor, Julia Cafferty, to great reviews.
Back onstage, she had the extreme pleasure of originating the role of Claire in the rock opera Bare and also appeared as the first female Kromagg on Sliders, Colonel Kesh. Julie also appeared as Bonnie Turbovic on Stephen Bochco's CBS series Brooklyn South and as Nicky on Becker with Ted Danson and the actress formerly known as Jadzia Dax, Terry Farrell.
Julie has been performing her original style of music around the Los Angeles area for the last few years, and her first CD, Sheddin' My Shin, became available in January 1998 on her own label, Illumina. Long awaited by her fans, the CD featured members of Suzzane Vega's band and utilized the talents of Tony Visconti. Produced by Beth Ravin in New York, the record reflects the diverse attitudes of Julie, sometimes intimate, other times bold and always heartfelt. She calls it "music for people who've lived."
Julie second album, Struck by Lightning, was released in July 2000. Capturing the feel of her live performances, she also produced this CD, which was recorded in Los Angeles.
An Hour with James Doohan
Beam Him Up, Scotty: He-e-e-ere's Jimmy!
TrekTrak Presents: James Doohan
Although everybody knows James Doohan as Chief Engineer Montgomery Scott on the USS Enterprise (where on countless occasions he rescued the ship), not too many people know of his true heroics. As a captain in the Royal Canadian Army, Jimmy was wounded on D-Day. After that, he was a pilot-observer and became known as "the craziest pilot of the Canadian Air Force." Long before that, at 15 years of age, Jimmy started his acting career as Robin Hood at the Varieté School in Sarnia, Ontario. In 1946, he won a scholarship at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York, where he taught over the next three years.
In 1953, after working on all kinds of theater, film and radio shows, Jimmy went back to Toronto to work on over 4,000 radio shows, 400 TV shows and many theatrical presentations, including Shakespeare. Eight years later, he moved to Hollywood, where he worked on over a hundred movies and series before landing a role in 1966 that would make him the most famous ship's engineer in history: an unforgettable cruise as Scotty in Star Trek, which continued for many years in the various Trek films.
In 1993, Jimmy moved with his wife Wendy and two sons, Eric and Thomas, to Washington State.
TrekTrak is proud to welcome a true legend, James Doohan, to his first-ever Dragon*Con.
Star Trek's Starships
Chris has been a Star Trek and science fiction fan in one capacity or another for most of his life. He cut his teeth on shows such as Lost in Space,Johnny Quest and the original Star Trek in the 1960s and has continued his involvement in Trek and SF shows, stories and activities to the present day. Chris has participated in gaming as far back as the mid-'70s, starting with some of the board strategy games, then into RPGs such as D&D, Traveler, Aftermath and Fading Suns. Though his primary occupation is as a computer technician, he has served many years in the military under multiple occupations, been an extra in TV and movies and works part-time for Holistic Design, running game demos. Chris is currently a member of the Klingon Assault Group, for whom he helps coordinate public events such as Toys for Tots. He also designs insignia and accessories for Klingon costumes.
Eric has been a Star Trek fan since the mid-70s and a Klingon fan for most of that time. He became interested in Klingon fandom and the Klingon language since the creation of the language for Star Trek III: The Search for Spock. Eric has participated in role-playing games since 1981, including D&D, the FASA Star Trek Role-Playing Game and the FASA Starship Combat Tactical Simulator game. He has been involved in online Star Trek-themed role-playing games (MUD/MUSH/MUSEs) since 1985, rising to the position of Emperor on three of them. Eric performed the design, sewing and metalwork on his current Klingon uniform with technical assistance from his costumer wife, Ruth Marie. He has been involved in Star Trek fan organizations since joining Starfleet in 1986 as a Klingon character, and was elected captain of a small, mid-Georgia chapter for a short time. Eric now serves as crew aboard the IKV Fek'lhr's Fury, a chapter of the Klingon Assault Group based in Marietta, Georgia, and as a member of Major Modaw's Klingon Bat'leth Drill Team. During shore leave, Eric works as an web programmer for a Marietta-based company.
Klingon Construction Workshop
The 2001 Miss Klingon Empire Beauty Pageant
Cheralyn began creating her own costumes and creatures at the tender age of ten, when her mother finally refused to make any more odd costumes for her at Halloween. She carried this obsession with her into college at UNC Chapel Hill, where, after having failed miserably as an Air Force reservist, she switched her major from math to something much more useful, such as Dramatic Arts and Radio/Television/Motion Pictures. Shortly after graduation, Cheralyn descended upon New York to study costuming, wigs and make-up at the Juilliard School, and achieved her first fifteen minutes of fame by making her off-Broadway debut, appearing with John Leguizamo in Mambo Mouth. From there, Cheralyn moved to Minneapolis to create Muppet costumes for Sesame Street Live, and returned to New York a year later to work with Jim Henson Productions on the TV series Dinosaurs! and the film The Muppet Christmas Carol. In between work and more work, Cheralyn served as a playtester for the Star Wars RPG module Mission to Lianna, and has written articles for such science fiction-related periodicals as Con-Tour Magazine and Bjo Trimble's Sci-Fi Spotlite.
Most recently, Cheralyn has just finished a long stint with Paramount Production Services, where she created props and costumes for such attractions as Titanic: The Movie on Tour, the Star Trek Earth Tour, and Star Trek: The Experience at the Las Vegas Hilton. Her latest projects include the TV mini-series Shake, Rattle and Roll, and lastly, work as both a costume crafts technician and an extra in Mel Gibson's The Patriot.
Star Trek Guest Stars
Richard began his training with Herbert Bergoff and Uta Hagen at H.B. Studios in New York's Greenwich Village, and later went on to train extensively with Lee Strasberg at Carnegie Hall. In 1970, he became a lifetime member of the Actors Studio and spent years in the New York theater community playing in dozens of on- and off-Broadway productions. The more notable plays were The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel, The Lion in Winter, The Devils, The Lady from the Sea, Action, Live Like Pigs, Richard III, Off on a Tangerine, A View from the Bridge, The Man with the Flower in His Mouth and Shelly Winters' One Night Stands of a Noisy Passenger.
Richard made his film debut in the 1973 film classic Scarecrow, winner of the Grand Prix Award at the Cannes Film Festival. His performance in Scarecrow launched his film career and brought him to Hollywood, where he has worked in film and television for over twenty years. Richard's more prominent film work has been in Scarecrow, The Seven Ups, Open Season, The Formula, Little Nikita, Invasion U.S.A., Bad Dreams, Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment and William Peter Blatty's The Ninth Configuration. His performance as the evil King Cromwell in the successful fantasy film The Sword and the Sorcerer won him the Saturn Award for Best Actor from the Academy of Science Fiction & Fantasy. Richard also starred in numerous TV shows and movies of the week, such as Alcatraz: The Whole Bloody Story, Sizzle, Vampire and Star Trek: The Next Generation's two-part episode "Gambit."
Richard's work in a variety of independent films has won him a high profile internationally. He has recently returned from China, where he played in the first joint production between the Screen Actors' Guild and the People's Republic of China, The Korean Project.
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Dave has been active in fandom since 1968 and is Dragon*Con's Director of Filk Programming. He co-authored with Ken Kessler his first filksong, What Do You Do with a Drunken Hobbit?, in 1972. Dave was the rhythm guitar player for the all-filk band Timelines, which he founded in 1993 and who released an album, Timelines Takes Flight, in 1994. This is Dave's sixth filk performance on TrekTrak, having performed with Timelines at the very first TrekFilk in 1994, with Leslie Fish in 1997 1998 and 2000, and headlining the TrekFilk solo in 1999.
Star Trek Guest Stars
Born in California and raised in the Midwest, Marjorie spent her early childhood moving from place to place. Extremely quiet, she had an active imagination and loved reading, telling stories and creating adventures that she and her friends would act out for months on end. This led her to join the drama club in high school, where she was drawn to the strong sense of community she found in theater, with everyone working hard together for a common end. Too shy to audition at first, she started out building sets, and still loves the smell of sawdust and paint. Her first stage role was as Snoopy in a high school production of You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown. An accomplished singer, Marjorie was also actively involved in several singing ensembles at school, and her participation in statewide competitions won her medals both as a soloist and with her groups.
Marjorie landed her first professional acting job in an Equity outdoor drama production of Tecumseh, based on the life of the Native American leader. There, she was able to continue a study of stage combat and weaponry, begun in college, which she still pursues today. After graduating cum laude from Miami University in Ohio, she headed to New York. There, she quickly landed her first television role, as a firefighter in the short-lived series H.E.L.P. from Law and Order's Dick Wolf. The show also starred Wesley Snipes, John Mahoney and John Spencer, and was the first of two times that Marjorie would play a firefighter (so far).
Marjorie feels lucky to have done a lot of science fiction work, saying "The stories are often mythic, with so much texture. Also, the women in science fiction are so much fun to play. Strong, interesting, sexy, smart, multi-dimensional women. And sometimes you really get to kick some ass!" In science fiction, she has been seen starring as the fiery pilot Jojo in the series Space Rangers, and appearing as the enigmatic Number One, leader of the Mars Resistance, in Babylon 5. She also guest-starred as Freya in the 1995 Star Trek: Voyager episode, "Heroes and Demons," as well as on shows such as The Sentinel, The Pretender, Quantum Leap and Deadly Games. She played Jared in the first full-length cyberpunk feature, Nemesis, and has completed a science fiction film, Sorcerers, which will be at least 50% computer-generated effects.
Marjorie has also guest-starred in such popular television series as Law and Order, Murder She Wrote, Cheers, Becker, L. A. Law and JAG. Her most recent starring role in a series was as firefighter and paramedic Kathleen Ryan on Aaron Spelling's Rescue 77. Marjorie has also appeared in a number of telefims and feature films, including The Bonfire of the Vanities and Regarding Henry.
Living in the Los Angeles area, Marjorie is developing a new television series and is beginning to do some writing. She continues to sing and is currently learning to play guitar. Always an avid reader, she enjoys studying archetypal mythology, Celtic history and many other topics esoteric and otherwise. She practices yoga, loves to travel, and once she finalizes her dual citizenship, would love to work in Europe!
Star Trek's Starships
Star Trek vs. Star Wars
Kevin has been a Star Trek enthusiast for over ten years. His first convention right was here in Georgia -- DixieTrek in 1986 -- and he's been an avid participant in the science fiction genre ever since. Currently, Kevin is Captain of the IKAV Nemesis in Lawrenceville, a part of the Klingon Assault Group. You can also see him during the Halloween Season as the monster of your choice at Netherworld.
Tony has been a Star Trek fan since before there were reruns. Originally an independent "Feddie," he switched to Klingon in 1996 after realizing that Klingons have more fun. He joined the Klingon Assault Group (KAG) and became the communications officer aboard the IKV Fek'lhr's Fury in Marietta. Tony's Klingon persona is half Klingon, half Vulcan. Due to his help in arranging the first Toys 'R' Us location for helping the United States Marine Corps' Toys for Tots Campaign and other ongoing charity efforts, he quickly rose in rank and awards to his present rank of Commander, and is the current Executive Officer of the Fury. Tony's interest in thlIngan Hol (Klingon language) started with his taking the Klingon Language Institute's postal course and listening to language audio cassettes. Tony's uniform is an actual Paramount costume from the Star Trek exhibit at Universal Studios. Tony manufactures Klingon trifoils and bumper stickers for those "proud to be Klingon!" Outside of his Klingon persona, Tony is a Registered Clinical Hypnotherapist and Chief Technology Officer of a local Kennesaw Corporation. He is also President of Dr. Roberts, Inc.
The Missing Minority V
Eric has been an avid Star Trek fan since 1977. He founded and was President of the United Federation of Trekkers, South Carolina's largest Star Trek fan club, from 1980 to 1988 and has been Dragon*Con's Director of Star Trek Programming since 1992. Eric has been a member of the amateur press association Imaginapa since 1980 and is now serving his twelfth year at its Central Mailer. He is a former member of the amateur press associations Apa Enterprise, Talking of Trek, GAPS, Atlapa and Dragon*Citings. Eric is also the Editor & Publisher of The New Moon Directory, an annual index to amateur press associations, and a member of Southern Bears, Atlanta Prime Timers and the Atlanta Gay Men's Chorus (for which he is also web site administrator and Board member). Professionally, Eric holds Associate in Arts degrees in Visual Communications (1990) and Web Site Administration (1999) from the Art Institute of Atlanta and owns his own graphic and web site design business, ELW Graphix. Blessed with a love for the English language but cursed with a Southern drawl, Eric recently launched a secondary career in stand-up comedy and has performed at The Comedy House in Kennesaw, Eddie's Attic in Decatur and The Kudzoo Cantina in Bowdon. In May 2000, he placed as a finalist in WB36's Late Nite Laff-Off competition at Dave & Buster's in Duluth, and was a featured performer at Eddie's Attic's Third Annual Gay Comedy Festival in June 2001.