After a music video featuring TNG scenes, LeVar Burton and Michael Dorn began the Ballroom presentations to the great excitement to those in the audience. They took questions from people who were lined up on both sides of the stage. The first question asked Dorn about a Captain Worf TV series being funded on Kickstarter, but Dorn has to burst his bubble as there isn't one anymore since they failed to reach their goal.
What would be a reoccurring event is how easily people clapped and shouted. Mention Star Trek should be on TV and some fans went wild. Deliver a quote from the show and they elicit giddy laughter. After a way-too-long improv/ramble between the two actors about Dorn's mustache, they went back to more interesting fare like discovering people who claimed they came to this event from Brazil. The silliest question they were asked was whether they thought the show would be a hit after the first day of shooting. The answer was obviously “no.”
Both actors ripped on the episode “Code of Honor,” which they each declared was the worst episode of the series because of its racist overtones as the Enterprise crew encountered a planet of black people who had transporter technology yet still worn loin clothes and used spears.
In the ballroom, there were two video screens on the side of the stage. A video camera captured the speakers, but was set up in a terrible spot. It was in a walkway but the tripod was not raised off the floor, so people walking down the aisle were constantly getting into the shot.
Even though she was in Star Trek IV, it was puzzling to see Catherine Hicks have a panel all to herself, and the large number of fans who left the room would likely agree. She was a bit of a rambler, but grew more amusing as she talked about William Shatner horning into her close-ups and basically told us she fooled around with a number of her leading men over the years. It was hard to tell which question for her was stranger but I narrowed it down to two: one guy from Monterrey asked what it was like working in Monterrey during Star Trek IV, and an obsessed fan unaware that other people aren't obsessed with Star Trek asked if she and her 7th Heaven co-star Stephen Collins, who appeared in ST:The Motion Picture, talked about Star Trek. To his surprise, they hadn't.