Over five thousand fans attended FedCon XIX in Bonn, Germany, where Star Trek actors from The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine and Voyager were in attendance.
According to TrekMovie.com, fans were not only treated to stories from the actors, but were the victims of a prank which ended happily.
One Trek star was announced as a cancellation by the FedCon’s Master of Ceremonies, Ed Wasser, who told the crowd that Terry Farrell could not make it to the convention. A taped video message from the actress was shown to the fans in which Farrell explained that she hadn’t been able to board her flight and was still stuck in the U.S.
This would not have been the first time Farrell had canceled FedCon, but it turns out, there was no cancellation, just a bit of fun with the audience. Fans were thrilled when Farrell appeared on the stage after the video finished playing.
Farrell updated fans on her current life, and spoke about her Deep Space Nine days, lamenting the way her character Jadzia was written off of the show. Being killed by a Dukat who came out of nowhere felt pointless, Farrell told the crowd, and moreover, Jadzia’s death meant there could be no future guest star appearances for Farrell. If Jadzia had to die, said Farrell, it would have been better to have been killed off in Change of Heart, where Worf saved Jadzia at the cost of ruining an intelligence mission.