40 Days Of DragonCon 2010 (Day 16) – Serv’s Roster Thoughts – The Unique Geek
Hello gentle reader. I have been gong to Dragon*Con in Atlanta GA now for quite a few years and one of the things that I have really grown to love is the attendance by celebrities and pseudo-celebrities. As a member of The Unique Geek, I have agreed to do a weekly highlight on one (possibly more than one) of the Con attendees that qualifies for ‘celebrity’ status.
This time: Scott Bakula
Yes, you read that right Scott Bakula will be at Dragon*Con 2010. He was just added to the guest list on 8/6. When I saw that he was going to be in attendance, I got really stoked. Wait, I was already stoked…so to paraphrase Nigel Tufnel, “I just went to eleven!”
Scott Bakula may be the most well rounded guest of Dragon*Con 2010. Let’s examine Mr Bakula’s geek-cred, shall we?
Well it begins with Quantum Leap. Running 5 seasons and 96 episodes, this time traveling and heart felt sci-fi television show was brought to us by Donald Bellisario. Mr Bakula plays Dr. Sam Beckett, an inadvertent time traveler trapped in time trying to make the world a better place, one life at a time. This was (and in my humble opinion still is) great television.
A bonus for those of you other Quantum Leap fans (from the Bio of Mr Bakula on the Dragon*Con web page): “Scott Bukala said that he might be starring as Sam in a Quantum leap film as stated in TV Guide Magazine along with Dean Stockwell. At Comic Con 2010, he announced that a script was being worked on and that while he would be in the movie, he would not be in the main role.”
Well we may not get Mr Bakula as Sam in the movie, but he will make an appearance. Huzzah!
Next piece of geek-cred, Star Trek: Enterprise. 4 seasons, 98 episodes, Mr. Bakula played Jonathan Archer, captain of the Enterprise. The series did suffer from low viewer turn out, but this doesn’t mean that Mr. Bakula does not deserve full credit as a Starfleet Captain, and more specifically as our ‘first’ known captain of the Enterprise.
I tend to find celebrities that can bring multiple dimensions to the Con as the most prized. For example, in 2009 the appearance of Patrick Stewart was fantastic, having tremendous geek-cred with both Star Trek and X-Men. In fact, the only way you could have topped Patrick Stewart would be to get “The Duo” of Shatner AND Nimoy to show up…and somehow, they did.
I consider the newest guest added to the sizable Dragon*Con guest list, Scott Bakula, as one of the crown jewel “gets” for 2010.
I hope you are all as excited as I am for September 3, 2010 to get here.