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Archive for September, 2009

Bakula On Star Trek Fandom

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Scott Bakula (Captain Archer) is a science fiction fan who finds it difficult to say “No” to science fiction roles.

“I look back now, it’s like, ‘How did I end up in all these science fiction things?,'” Bakula explained during an interview at the Toronto Film Festival. “And then I look back at the stuff that I loved when I was a kid, and the TV shows that I liked, and the books that I liked and Ray Bradbury, and all the things that I loved reading.”


Original Series Third Season Blu-Ray Update

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

A bit of confusion regarding one of the bonus specials on the forthcoming original series Third Season Blu-Ray release is cleared up by Michael Okuda.

The bonus special in question was titled “Where No Fan Has Gone Before,” and speculation was that this was the original Star Trek pilot The Cage.


Star Trek Blu-Ray Season Three Announced

Monday, September 21st, 2009

Star Trek original series fans awaiting the Blu-ray release of the third and final season got good news with the word that the final season will release in high-def this December.

Holiday shopping might be easier for some this year with the news that the third season of the original series will be released on Blu-ray disc on December 15.


eFX To Offer Star Trek Collectibles

Monday, September 21st, 2009

eFX Inc., known to Star Wars fans for its high-end collectibles from that franchise, will begin offering Star Trek-related collectibles.

The collectibles, based on the TV series and films, will be introduced later this year, with the first collectible offered to be a Mark IX tricorder as seen in Star Trek: First Contact.


Nimoy Talks Fringe

Saturday, September 19th, 2009

Leonard Nimoy may have thought he was finished with acting, but it’s hard to pass up a good role.

First it was a chance to replay Spock in J.J. Abrams‘ reboot of Star Trek, and now Nimoy will be appearing in a recurring role on Fringe. “I’m in a state of shock,” said Nimoy. “I don’t know how it happened. I’m asking myself: How do these strange things happen to a life when you’ve made your plans and things change?”


Retro Review: Conundrum

Friday, September 18th, 2009

Suffering from amnesia about their names and backgrounds, the Enterprise crew members must nonetheless figure out their role in the war they’re fighting.


Star Trek Memorabilia Auction

Friday, September 18th, 2009

This October, Profiles in History will hold its thirty-seventh auction of Hollywood memorabilia, which includes nearly three dozen rare and unique Star Trek pieces.

The Star Trek lots, #601-645, include pictures, uniforms, weapons and props from the original series through Star Trek: Nemesis.


Star Trek: Online Updates

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

The folks over at Star Trek: Online have been busy, adding a new “Ask Cryptic” and four new screenshots as well as announcing two awards for the MMORPG.

Star Trek: Online was recently nominated for two awards in the first annual PAX awards; Best in Show and Most Innovative Gameplay. Star Trek: Online walked away with both awards. “Star Trek: Online brings so many fresh ideas to the table we had to play it twice,” said ZAM. “The gameplay is exciting, strategic and promises to be the MMO that Star Trek fans have been waiting for. Cryptic Studios has given players the ability to embark on a journey across the cosmos as part of either the Federation or the Klingon Empire. Where STO really shines is in its innovative ideas; such as Episodic Content and Bridge Officer system.”


Star Trek XI – Rising From Titan

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

Several beautiful high-resolution images of the USS Enterprise rising from the clouds of Titan and leaving Saturn in Star Trek XI have been made available by Paramount.

The scene where the USS Enterprise rises from Titan was suggested by the Star Trek XI Science Advisor Carolyn Porco, who is the Imaging Science Team Leader for NASA’s Cassini Mission to Saturn.


Takei To Appear On Newlywed Game

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

George Takei and his husband Brad Altman will be the first couple to appear on a celebrity edition of The Newlywed Game.

The Newlywed Game has been on and off of television since its debut in 1967, but has never featured a gay couple. According to Kelly Goode, programming chief of GSN, the former Game Show Network, on which the show now appears, this was due to the game’s rules which required that a couple needed to be in a legally-recognized marriage.


Star Trek XII To Reflect Contemporary Issues

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

Now that the Star Trek characters have been established in the first film, J. J. Abrams would like to make a movie that deals with modern-day issues.

There have been several meetings regarding the sequel to Star Trek XI and co-writer Roberto Orci explained what the thought process was in deciding upon a story. “We’ve literally had two meetings now,” he said. “We haven’t decided anything but we’re starting to circle around some ideas.”


Klingon Language Keyboard

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

Klingon secretaries, take a memo. A new Klingon keyboard has been developed with characters from the Klingon language on the keys.

Do you need to update your friends and enemies about the latest successful mission against the Federation or other worthy adversaries? Then the Klingon keyboard is for you!


Lucky Trek Couple Marries

Monday, September 14th, 2009

A couple who won a Star Trek wedding at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia were married last night on the bridge of the USS Enterprise.

Brad Siegel and Kate Erwin, who met at a Star Trek convention in 2006, were married by a “Vulcan-speaking” Buddhist priest and surrounded by green faeries and dark angels.


Saldana Wants To Kick Butt

Monday, September 14th, 2009

Although she enjoyed working on Star Trek XI, Zoe Saldana wants more action in the next Star Trek film.

If Saldana has her way, “the boys” won’t be the ones getting all of the action in the sequel to Star Trek XI. “I had so much fun,” she said of the J.J. Abrams reboot. “But the boys got all the action!”


Retro Review: The Masterpiece Society

Friday, September 11th, 2009

A genetically engineered human society threatened by a disaster refuses to relocate and resists contact with Starfleet.