Each month, StarTrek.com scours the internet for the best mentions, writing, art, crafting, and all-around creative endeavors from the global Star Trek community. Our picks for June include some great Trek Tattoos, a ridiculously impressive Lego display, our favorite fan creations of the month, and more!
Hopefully you didn't miss our Picard Day celebrations? If so, start with the video below, and then check out our roundup for the full week right here.
We were shocked and honored to get a shout-out on FX's groundbreaking show Pose, and kind of need to know immediately if Blanca (or actress MJ Rodriguez, for that matter) is watching Next Generation in 1990 while she sets up her new salon. The episode was written in part by Brad Falchuck, who also wrote on Gene Roddenberry's Earth: Final Conflict.
I want to wish a happy #PrideMonth to @albinokid and @wcruz73 and the makers of @StarTrekNetflix ??️?— V For Victory! #Pride ?️? (@Venomous_Rose) June 12, 2019
I’m from a Star Trek family and as I’ve grown up and come out, it’s so cool that Star Trek has grown even more inclusive too. Rooting for Stamets and Culber. ??️? #Pride pic.twitter.com/xa9S5LPdRX
Wear your #pride! Just got a special delivery courtesy of @wildbangarang just in time for #PrideMonth2019. Because if there is any way to go this month, it’s boldly. #starfleetisapromise #starfleetisrainbow pic.twitter.com/wqaUqeI7L6— Bodie Ashton (@manwithoutatan) June 6, 2019
Fan @shark_o_saurus managed to get fans around the world sharing their Trek tattoos when he showed off his own Deep Space Nine themed progress. This level of dedication is impressive!
I don’t have the original pic but here’s my favorite of my Trek ones (in a collage with my DW one).— Johnny ? Fanboy Expo (@zoidberg95) June 25, 2019
I do know my next non-Trek one will be Donatello from TMNT. pic.twitter.com/ERERM0P5aU
Thanks. My artist I have now did both of them. He did these other 3 as well. pic.twitter.com/Tmi0R9HBTa— Johnny ? Fanboy Expo (@zoidberg95) June 25, 2019
Speaking of DS9, did you catch this Lego version of Terok Nor on Instagram? Eagle-eyed fans spotted it at Brickworld Chicago this month.
DS9 in 75,000 legos!!! On display this weekend at Brickworld Chicago ???????????? #lego #brickworld #brickworldchicago2019 #brickworldchicago #spacestation #teroknor #starfleet #space #spaceship #wormhole #bajor #bajoran #startrek #ds9 #deepspacenine #startrekds9 #startrekdeepspacenine #scifi #sciencefiction #space #startrekfan #trekkie #trekker #nerd #geek
Over in Sacramento, CA, LeVar Burton attended the dedication ceremony for the newly renamed LeVar Burton Park-- formerly Richfield Park, and located in the Meadowview neighborhood where the Geordi La Forge actor once lived. Capitol Public Radio had the full report:
Dozens of fans lined up in the new LeVar Burton Park to take a photo and get books autographed by the celebrity.
“If I can do it, so can you,” Burton told Capital Public Radio about leaving Meadowview and finding success. He said it’s very important for children to see themselves represented in popular culture and TV. “Because absent seeing yourself in the popular culture, a child is sent a very dangerous message, that 'you don’t count.'"
This classic Klingon Bird of Prey diorama knocked our middle-school craft-loving socks off.
There was also a new costume from the amazing @soundofcosplay to get excited about:
First photo from #FedCon! I had the chance to show off my suit and I am super proud of how it turned out?@albinokid @Mario_Moreira72 @gershaphillips #StarTrekDiscovery #StarTrek #cosplay pic.twitter.com/0KKRguODif— Sound of Cosplay (Mo) (@soundofcosplay) June 12, 2019
And finally, we now have all the proof we need: Star Trek truly is our most universal fandom!