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.
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).
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.