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Comic-Con Day 3: Sir Patrick Stewart surprises Star Trek Fans at Hall H

Posted at 6:14 PM, Jul 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-20 21:56:18-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV)-- Star Trek fans got the surprise of a lifetime at Comic-Con Hall H Saturday, as many A-List stars made unannounced appearances. Among them were Sir Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Del Arco and Jeri Ryan.

Fifty years to the day after the first moon landing, Trekkers got an intergalactic treat at San Diego Comic-Con. At the panel, fans got to see a sneak preview of "Star Trek: Discovery The Third Season" and the new animated series "Star Trek: Below Deck".

The biggest applause came when Sir Patrick Stewart, who plays Captain Jean-Luc Picard appeared on stage. Stwart returns to the franchise in the new series, "Star Trek: Picard," a story about the Captain after "Star Trek: Next Generation".

"I knew that something very unusual was going to happen, and I wanted to be a part of it," Stewart said.

Fans were near tears and more than grateful to see his reprisal of the iconic role.

"It sounds like he rejected a lot of scripts before he was like, 'Yes this is something that I would like to be involved in," Star Trek fan, Monica Marion said.

Fans also got to meet the show's new faces, including Alison Pill, Michelle Hurd, Evan Evagora, Isa Briones, Santiago Cabrera and Harry Treadaway.

Then came the three surprise guests: Brent Spiner, Jonathan Del Arco, and Jeri Ryan. The three are also reprising their roles from "Star Trek: Next Generation" for "Star Trek: Picard".

"We haven't seen Data in 15 years or so except in reruns, so it's like oh my God my old friend!" Star Trek fan, Dale Bankhead said.

"The possibility of standing next to Patrick on a set again was more than what I could say no to," Brent Spiner, who plays "Lt. Commander Data," said.

Some lucky fans even got to meet the living legend at an autograph signing.

"He is absolutely amazing. He is so iconic. He is an amazing actor and an amazing person!" Star Trek fan, Monique Vapnik said.

"He's really humble and has a really cool vibe about him," Star Trek, Ammar Abbas said.

Stewart left the crowd with a line from the new show- a poignant reminder of the 79-year old's prolific career.

"'We never know, do we? When our last moment will be.' For me, I can twist that a little and say, 'We never know, do we? When our BEST moment will be,' and that is now!"