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'Star Trek: Discovery' brings Trekkies and cosplay together

Trekkies don their Starfleet uniforms and gather to watch the premiere of "Star Trek: Discovery."

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Michael and Isha

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.  

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Miss Star Trek Universe and Mr. 'Star Trek Dude'

Miss Star Trek Universe 2017 winner Haleigh Ciel gives a Vulcan salute with Michael Nguyen, who describes himself as a "Star Trek dude." Fans at the party cheered as the new show began and screamed when it went to commercial break (because those cliffhangers were painful).

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Hannah Simpson

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.

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Meet T'Laura

Laura Kroh is dressed up as her own character, named T'Laura. Her favorite Star Trek series is "The Next Generation," but her favorite captain is Kathryn Janeway from "Voyager."

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Lawrence, Darlena and Joseph

(L to R) Lawrence Neals, Darlena Blander and Joseph White are together at Sunday's premiere party. Neals' group, GeekLifeRules, and The New York City Star Trek Meetup Group hosted the party, which easily attracted over 100 fans to the second floor of McHale's.

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Jim Tardiff

Jim Tardiff's favorite Star Trek series is the original 1960s show.

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Justin Morgan

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.

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Anthony Perez

Anthony Perez can't decide between "The Next Generation," "Deep Space Nine" and "Voyager" as his favorite Star Trek series. 

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John Martin

Lieutenant commander Calvin "Cal" Hudson from "Deep Space Nine" inspired John Martin's outfit. Actor Bernie Casey, who played Hudson, passed away this month at age 78. Martin said his favorite of the Star Trek series is "The Next Generation."

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Patricia and Charles

Patricia and Charles dressed up for Sunday's event, and their favorite Star Trek series are "The Next Generation" and the original 1960s series, respectively.

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Visiting from Philadelphia

Alan Paller came to Sunday night's New York premiere party with his daughter, all the way from Philadelphia.

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Star Trek eats

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.

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