In a new video released today by the Salt Lake Comic Con organization, the Next Generation cast — and William Shatner, filling in for Patrick Stewart — are shown sharing a touching moment with an American war veteran at April’s convention.
Army combat medic Isaac “Feet” Jensen, who lost both of his legs (and the use of one hand) in a 2008 bombing during his tour in Iraq, took his turn at the microphone during the cast Q&A session.
Jensen described his fight with serious post-traumatic stress issues, and how he was pulled from his “darkest and craziest places” by Star Trek: The Next Generation and the show’s cast.
The convention crowd burst into vigorous applause, as the entire panel joined Jensen at the ballroom floor — moving even the usually stoic William Shatner to become emotional when the actors regrouped on stage.
“I’ve been doing this for many years,” said Shatner, “and this is probably the most emotional moment I’ve ever had.”
Source: Salt Lake Comic Con