USO Show Visits Kepler Station
by Caroline Post, FNN News Anchor, Kepler News
Harry Felldon was there, along with T'Kara, The Breen Sisters, Ambassador Spock, President Gregor Polodev, his wife Rosina, Jonathan Archer, Captain Kirk, Marilyn Monroe, Judy Garland, and a cast of thousands. This isn't a report from the Old Earth Era — it's a brief review of the sold-out USO Show which came in on the Vulcan ship. Because of the continued popularity of these time-honored performers and diplomats, it was truly an experience I hope you didn't miss. If you did, maybe you'll catch the next one.
Not only was the audience entertained by the performers, all portrayed by the appropriate racial double, but everyone was able to see photos of the real characters displayed holographically around the auditorium before the show began. None of us really knew what to expect. Oh, there really wasn't a cast of thousands, only about 20. Not all of those performing were impersonators of an earlier era, only about half. All of the performers were excellent, however.
There was a nominal charge for the show. Half the proceeds from will go to the Starfleet Widows and Orphans Fund, to help pay for college scholarships. The remainder helps support the USO missions in Starfleet. As we know, they go to the farthest outposts to bring a little piece of home and entertainment to Starfleet personnel. It was an historic first for Kepler Station, and we'll hope to see more in the future.