JAN. 30, 2012 -- Emmy-nominated actor Robert "Bob" Picardo, from television's "Star Trek: Voyager," will discuss his experiences as an actor with the popular entertainment franchise during Star Trek First Friday, Feb. 3, at 8 p.m., at the Saint Louis Science Center.
With appearances in film ("Star Trek: First Contact"), plus multiple Star Trek television series and video games, Robert Picardo is the only Star Trek regular to have written a television episode for the popular franchise. An accomplished actor, Picardo was nominated for an Emmy Award for his role as Mr. Cutlip on the "The Wonder Years." He was also awarded the Viewer For Quality Television Founders Award for his outstanding performances in "The Wonder Years," and as a military surgeon Dr. Richard on "China Beach."
Picardo's appearance is part of the Saint Louis Science Center's Star Trek First Fridays, which take place on the first Friday of each month from 6 to 10 p.m. throughout the exhibition's run. On these nights, there is a special evening rate for "Star Trek: The Exhibition" ($12 for adults), a free telescope viewing outside the James S. McDonnell Planetarium and free parking. There are also hands-on activities that explore the science of the Star Trek phenomenon, plus music and food. Visitors will also have the opportunity to enter to win a special lunch with Picardo on Saturday afternoon.
Following Picardo's presentation on Friday evening, February 3, the audience will have the opportunity to ask questions and get his autograph. The fee for autographs is $25 (cash only), and Mr. Picardo will sign either his provided photographs or any one item that fans provide. Then at 10 p.m., Robert Picardo will introduce two of his favorite "Star Trek: Voyager" episodes, which will be shown consecutively in the OMNIMAX Theater.
Autographs by Robert Picardo will also be available on Saturday afternoon, Feb.4, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. outside the "Star Trek" exhibition for $25 (cash only).To order tickets and for more information about "Star Trek: The Exhibition and the Star Trek First Friday, call the Saint Louis Science Center at 314-289-4424 or go to boldlygoexplore.org.