Letters-4-Legacy existence is a testament to the tireless dedication and passion of Star Trek fans. Our bold mission to see Terry Matalas’ vision of “Star Trek: Legacy” greenlit by Paramount+ is fueled by our committed community. This labor of love thrives on the collective efforts of devoted fans who volunteer their time and talents, to make Star Trek: Legacy a reality.
This endeavor, born from and driven by the community, welcomes all who wish to contribute to the journey. No matter your skill set – be it content creation, social media marketing, community organizing, PR and Media Relations, web development, or even quantum flux encabulation – there’s a place for you in the Letters-4-Legacy team.
Our collective endeavor thrives on the diversity of talents and perspectives each team member brings. If you’re interested in sharing your skills and passion for Star Trek, don’t hesitate to reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember, the legacy of the future awaits. Through imagination and determination, we can shape it together.
Sean A. Preston
Meet the Captain of our ship, a lifelong science fiction enthusiast, dedicated single dad, passionate Star Trek devotee, and the spark that ignited Letters-4-Legacy, Sean A. Preston. His first brush with the awe-inspiring potential of the future was during a family trip to Mann’s Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles, where a young Preston watched his first sci-fi film. Since then, his passion for the genre, particularly Star Trek, has only grown stronger.
His journey to becoming a Star Trek super-fan began in earnest with the premiere of Star Trek: The Next Generation in 1987. The unforgettable moment of Commander Riker encountering Data on the holodeck filled young Preston with a sense of hope, excitement, and longing to be part of ‘that’ future. That episode didn’t just entertain him; it inspired him and paved the path for a lifelong passion for the Star Trek universe.
Preston’s zeal for all things Trek led him to what he considers one of his favorite jobs, working at the Star Trek: The Experience at the Las Vegas Hilton. His everyday routines involved vibrant conversations with fellow Trekkies, discussing everything from trivia to Heisenberg Coupler modulations. One of his most cherished memories was exploring the Star Trek media vault during his tenure at ST:TE. He fondly recalls the exhilaration of encountering never-before-seen production stills and exclusive media content. One such image of the Dedication Plaque for Captain Picard’s Captain’s Yacht, ‘The Cousteau,’ remains imprinted in his memory.
Star Trek’s influence extends beyond his professional life. Its themes of diversity, unity, and optimism have deeply impacted his personal worldview, shaping him into a more appreciative and empathetic individual. As a single dad of two wonderfully unique children, he has seen first-hand how individual differences contribute to the beautiful tapestry of life.
When rumors surfaced about a possible continuation of the story introduced in Star Trek: Picard’s Season 3, Preston felt a resurgence of that long-ago feeling of excitement and hope. The unveiling of the Enterprise-G with Captain Seven of Nine at the helm breathed life into the Letters-4-Legacy initiative. Determined to do more than simply sign online petitions, Preston dedicated himself to supporting “Picard” Season 3 showrunner, Terry Matalas’ vision for the future of Star Trek, a mission that has since gathered many like-minded fans.
While Star Trek remains at the heart of his passions, Preston’s interests are far-reaching. From the classic ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ to the epic ‘Dune’ series, he immerses himself in the realm of science fiction. A shared birthday with ‘Dune’ author Frank Herbert and a deep admiration for Carl Sagan further feed his sci-fi enthusiasm. When he’s not contemplating the cosmos or the boundless possibilities of science fiction, he finds joy in exploring open-world video games, and e-bike riding.
His life mantra echoes one of Star Trek’s most enduring quotes: ‘The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.’ His hope for Letters-4-Legacy extends beyond merely being a fan movement. He envisions it as a community of Star Trek and sci-fi fans utilizing utopian science fiction to shape a better future for humanity.
So, as Preston often says, ‘The legacy of the future awaits, and with imagination and determination, we can bring it to life.’
Gary M. Smith
Gary M. Smith is an industrious individual who has worked tirelessly to transition from a career in construction to the realm of technology. As the 8th of 10 children, Smith has had to rely heavily on his own efforts and determination, facing disappointments and challenges without losing hope.
His journey into tech began with the creation of a website, Amerisphers Software Technologies) (https://amerispheresoftware.wordpress.com/), a WordPress-powered site dedicated to technology. Despite the site’s lack of commercial success, it became a testament to Smith’s perseverance and willingness to learn and adapt. This experience has given him a solid foundation in tech, equipping him with valuable skills and insights.
Smith brings to the Letters 4 Legacy mission a practical, hands-on approach, with an openness to take on whatever role is necessary to ensure the project’s success. His experience managing his own website and navigating the intricacies of online platforms will be invaluable in shaping Letters 4 Legacy’s online presence.
In his personal life, Smith is a resilient individual who has faced various challenges. Despite these hardships, he remains grounded, adaptable, and driven. His life experiences, including his travels across the country, have shaped his perspective and contributed to his understanding and acceptance of diversity – a value that aligns with the Star Trek ethos.
A dedicated Star Trek fan since the debut of the original series in 1966, Smith has a deep appreciation for the franchise and its potential to inspire unity and the pursuit of knowledge. He resonates strongly with the character of Spock, admiring his ability to control emotions and his embodiment of a future where harmony reigns. Smith is particularly excited about the potential of “Star Trek: Legacy,” seeing it as an opportunity to bring Gene Roddenberry’s vision back to the forefront and remind humanity of its potential for greatness.
Gary M. Smith is not just an integral part of the Letters 4 Legacy team – he is also a testament to the enduring spirit of the Star Trek fandom. His belief in the power of Star Trek, and his dedication to the realization of Star Trek: Legacy, underscores his commitment to the mission of Letters 4 Legacy. His vision aligns with the core values of Star Trek: the pursuit of knowledge, unity in diversity, and peaceful exploration. His passion and dedication make him an invaluable Letters 4 Legacy mission member.