Dallas Symphony Orchestra, 2007
After Encounter Report: Dallas Symphony Orchestra, 2007
The IKV Melota was asked by a great federation ship to assist them
in assisting the Dallas Symphony Orchestra for their Star Trek music presentation.
We managed to put over two days all of our "canon" uniforms in service
of the USS Joshua and the DSO.
The KAG Warriors participating were:
There were also at least two USS Joshua klingons who I understand had very
These Warriors were ferried around by the DSO in a limo to various radio
stations and TV stations for interviews advertising the DSO event. Regrettably,
their first day, their was a murder/suicide that pre-empted their live TV
time and it was taped for a later day. The next day, during their live TV time
we were hit with some bad storms so the weather pre-empted all of their live work.
At least it was taped for a later showing, also.
*Since the call was for TV type and TV Quality uniforms, and that we model
a lot of non-canon centuries, we invited the IKV Bayou Serpent to join
us. We hosted K'allen and Ripar of the IKV Bayou Serpent for a few days.
Not having an opportunity to participate myself, my greatest fun was hosting
those guys Monday prior to having to go back to the regular work grind.
**sQweeze served as driver and videographer during these days though she
was not able to be on the radio or TV.
Strength and Honor
Cdr Salek Sutai
An Approved Brewmaster of the Empire
On May 29-30 the IKV Bayou Serpent had the honor of being invited to help
promote the Star Trek Symphony, put on but the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. IKV
Bayou Serpent members in attendance were Lt Cmdr Ri'Par and Lt Cmdr
K'Allen. We were invited by the feddie ship the USS Joshua and our friends on
the IKV Melota, both out of the Dallas/Fort Worth area. We arrived the day
before and were housed by Salek and sQueezinart of the Melota who provided
well for us, keeping our bellys full, bloodwine in our mugs, and a place to
The 29th we woke at 3:30 am, a very early wake-up call since we had been up
late drinking with Salek and had to be put to bed by sQueeze >>:) We got
into uniform and arrived at the orchestra hall around 6am. Shortly after,the
Melota and USS Joshua members started arriving and we left with 7 Klingons
and 4 feddies in a bus-sized limo. First stop was to KISSFM radio in
Dallas. They were not aware of our plans to take over the airwaves and were
too intimidated to let us on the air. We loaded up and went to a second radio
station to the same problem. Then it was off to the Dallas NBC affiliate for
a TV shot. This one went over much better since they knew we were coming. The
bit was supposed to be live but after a murder/suicide near Fort Worth, the
station taped us to be aired the next day. By this time it was afternoon and
everyone was tired and hot. The limo took us back and the 2 IKV Bayou Serpent
members joined 2 feddies and 3 Melota members for a Good Day To Dine event
at the local Hooters.
After going to bed slightly earlier we woke for the second day of
promoting. This time we had 4 feddies and 6 Klingons; they were still nervous
about being outnumbered. First stop was to KLUV radio in Dallas. The DJ loved
us and let us on the air. They talked with us a bit on the air and the sports
announcer started his spot, ending with the announcement of the Klingons over
the Vulcans 2-1. They sent us down to the parking lot with one of the DJ's
who gave away several tickets to the event. While he was busy with that,we
took pics with the Dallas Police, pics of us trying to hitchhike, though no
one would stop or even come in our lane, and pics with various fans that
happened by. About half of us went to the station's AM counterpart and did
another interview. We loaded back up and went to ABC 5 in Dallas for a live
broadcast to promote and then to a taped spot with the "Why Guy", an
entertainment section on the 5pm news. The "Why Guy" is an Emmy award winning
journalist and interviewed K'Allen, one of the feddies, and various other
scenes such as us coming off the turbolift, crashing into the walls as if
under attack, and ended with an onscreen beamout.We then returned and had yet
another Good Day To Dine at a buffet-style resturant with 4 Klingons and 2
feddies. After a long shower and repacking we said our goodbyes and warped
out. Thanks again to the Melota and USS Joshua for inviting us and special
thanks to Salek and sQueezinart for giving us a place to stay and feeding
us. I wish we had had more time to spend with everyone.
Lt Cmdr Ri'Par vestai-bortaS
IKV Bayou Serpent Commander and Ship's Brewer
May 29 & 30
We gathered at the symphony hall. (I couldn't get off work for the 29th but
was able to join in on the 30th).
Klingons from the I.K.V. Melota and the I.K.V. Bayou Serpant (Louisianna)
were joined by Feddies from the U.S.S. Joshua. Many of us had gotten up at 2a.m.
to apply latex and drive over an hour to get there. It was worth it.
At 6:30 a.m. the limo (a big one) arrived. We were driven from studio to
studio. Radio and T.V. stations all over Dallas, Texas.
At one point (after we raided a radio news room) they sent a mobile
broadcasting unit down to the parking lot. There, the radio station and the symphony
rep. handed out free concert tickets as the Klingons stood near the street and
directed traffic into the lot.
I must admit, I got a little nervous when the police arrived. We were ALL
armed to the teeth. Metal bat'leths, mek'leths and d'k'tahgs. I almost ruptured
myself laughing when the officers got out and asked if they could pose for a
picture with us. I'll post that one when I get a copy.
I'm not sure how many spots they did on Teusday but on Wednesday we did 2
radio stations and we shot 2 spots at the local ABC-TV affiliate. Both radio
spots and one of the T.V. spots ran live. The other (I'm told) was seen later on
If anyone finds pics on-line pass them along. I'd love to see them (and I'll
post any that I get copies of here).
The concert is next week. John De Lancie and Robert Picardo will be part of the