Category: photography

Anson Mount, Sonequa Martin-Green, and Ethan Peck pose for a portrait during the 2019 Winter TCA at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on January 30, 2019 in Pasadena, California.

Anson Mount, Sonequa Martin-Green, and Ethan Peck poses for a portrait during the 2019 Winter TCA at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on January 30, 2019 in Pasadena, California.

Wilson Cruz and Anthony Rapp photographed by David Urbanke for The Advocate Magazine

SAN DIEGO, CA – JULY 22: (Top L-R) James Frain, Sonequa Martin-Green, Jason Isaacs, Mary Wiseman and Shazad Latif (Bottom) Anthony Rapp and Doug Jones from CBS’ ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ pose for a portrait during Comic-Con 2017 at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego

Shalmon Bernstein took these photos of Star Trek fans at conventions across the northeastern US for a two page-spread in the August 4th 1977 issue of the Soho News, alongside editor Ben Pesta’s essay entitled “Star Trek And The History Of Western Thought.”

Writing about the experience in 2015, Shalman stated:

Most of the Trekkies seem of a gentle sort.  They were concerned with harmony among the races and included aliens among them. The younger fans sought refuge from the miseries they were starting to confront upon leaving school and for their own personal shortcomings.  Instead of, as Andrew Weil suggests, replacing the New York Times with a vase of flowers to start the day, they put a tricorder on the breakfast table. The younger Trekkies relish the optimism,  the hope that the future will be brighter than is generally envisioned.  If it is not to be, at least they have found a community of like minded individuals who speak the language of Star Trek.