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June 6, 2013

Salute to 'Star Trek'

Local fans with a deep love for franchise head to Boston convention

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“That was how we got together, we both liked science fiction,” Logan said. “One of the first conversations we had was about an old TV show called ‘Star Blazers.’ It’s not something most people have heard of, but we both cared about it. So that was the common theme with the two of us.”

With the new movie “Star Trek Into Darkness” in theaters, Logan says she has been getting her kids, ages 11, 3 and 11 months, into “Star Trek” of late, but it’s becoming more and more of a family concern.

“My husband is a ‘Star Wars’ fan, and I am not,” Logan said. “It’s a power struggle.”

Logan has not seen “Into Darkness” yet because she hasn’t been able to get a baby sitter. But she and Dan have had their plans all set for the convention since Christmas when Dan surprised her with action figures, comic books and displays, with the convention tickets as the kicker.

“A lot of this, for me, is going to be able to see these actors in real life,” Logan said. “I don’t know how many of the actual signings I’ll be able to go to, but just seeing them in person will be really cool.”

Fortier certainly knows how much fun that can be and is excited to see a number of “Star Trek: The Next Generation” alumni onstage at the same time during a reunion performance set for Saturday night.

“I love it when there is a large group from the same cast,” Fortier said. “You get a lot more of that interplay that happens onstage, because they have a lot of shared stories. So it’s really good that they will have so many people from ‘The Next Generation.’”

If you go

What: Official Star Trek Convention

When: Saturday and Sunday

Where: John B. Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston St., Boston

How much: Tickets are $25 to $85, available at the door. Photo op and autograph tickets cost extra.

More information: www.creationent.com

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