New York Trekkies suited up and crowded into McHale's Bar & Grill Sunday night for a "Star Trek: Discovery" premiere party. The crowd cheered when the first episode of the CBS show began playing on big-screen TVs and a projection screen, (Disclosure: CBS is CNET's parent company.)
Michael Swayby, pictured here with Isha Lambkin, was raised on Star Trek.
Hannah Simpson attended Sunday night's premiere not just to celebrate new Star Trek show, but because the event was a fundraiser for hurricane relief.
Simpson recently joined the American Red Cross after having her flight home from Texas rescheduled due to the storm. The couple of days she originally planned to stay in Texas turned into more than three weeks of volunteering. In addition to her Trek shirt, she's wearing her Red Cross vest and a variety of pins that include the Israeli Pride flag, the Texas flag and Trolls given to her by kids in a shelter.
Justin Morgan attends Sunday night's event in a yellow shirt that he said is similar to the captain's outfits from the more recent Star Trek films.
Alan Paller came to Sunday night's New York premiere party with his daughter, all the way from Philadelphia.
The party also had a Star Trek-themed menu, featuring the James T. Kirk Burger and Neelix's Talaxian Potato Soup. I grabbed an order of Commander Sulu's Vegetable Spring Rolls.