Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland 20771


Friday, July 7, 2006 / 3:00 PM, Building 3 Auditorium

Please note: the day of the week is a Friday and time is half an hour earlier than usual.
The location is now the Building 3 Auditorium, the same location as usual.

Connor Trinneer

"Reflections of the First Enterprise Chief Engineer"

ABSTRACT -- The Engineering Colloquium Committee is excited to host this special summer edition session with Star Trek™ Enterprise™ actor Connor Trinneer. Connor will give us his insights on portraying the character of Charles "Trip" Tucker III, the first Chief Engineer to "boldly go where no man has gone before." In Star Trek lore, the Enterprise NX-01 was the first warp 5 starship of exploration, and Trip, just like Scotty who followed 100 years later, was instrumental in fixing, building, repairing, jury-rigging, and miracle-working everything mechanical and technical. Connor’s talk will include anecdotes from 4 years on the set, plus audience Q&A.

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SPEAKER -- Connor Trinneer was born in Walla Walla Washington, and attended Pacific Lutheran University in Washington where he played college football and ultimately discovered the theatre. He graduated with a B.F.A. in Acting and then went on to receive an M.F.A. in Acting and Directing from the University of Missouri in Kansas City. His early filmography included a daytime drama (One Life to Live) in 1996 plus episodic television appearances on series such as Touched by an Angel and Sliders, until 2001 when he was selected as a member of the cast of Enterprise, the 5th incarnation of Star Trek. Recently his credits have included an episode of Numb3rs and Navy NCIS, and multiple episodes of Stargate: Atlantis.

No Colloquium Next Week: Please join us Mondays at 3:30 PM after Labor Day for our Fall 2006 series.
Engineering Colloquium home page: https://ecolloq.gsfc.nasa.gov