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Archive for November, 2009

Lightspeed Fine Art Charity Benefit

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

The Tenth Annual Lightspeed Fine Art Celebrity Benefit will take place on December 5 and 6 at the Lake Forest Sun and Sail Club in Lake Forest, California.

Plenty of familiar names will be in attendance at the charity event, which will benefit the American Cancer Society as well of charities of each actor’s choice.

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Star Trek Cookies

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

For those wanting to get a unique holiday gift for the Star Trek fan on their list, Geeky Cookies offers special Star Trek cookies.

Two different types of cookies are offered, a Starfleet Badge cookie and a U.S.S. Enterprise Away Team cookie.

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Saldana Helps To Feed The Homeless

Friday, November 27th, 2009

Zoe Saldana joined other celebrities and volunteers to help to feed the homeless a Thanksgiving dinner.

Saldana helped out at the Los Angeles Mission where turkey meals were served on Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving, to those in need.

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Trek Tops Sales

Friday, November 27th, 2009

090409STBluStar Trek XI is the top-selling DVD and top rental in the United States for the week ending November 22.

Star Trek XI was followed in sales by UP, G.I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra, My Sister’s Keeper and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.

Top rentals for the week ending November 22 include: Star Trek XI in the first position, followed by My Sister’s Keeper, The Ugly Truth, The Taking of Pelham 123 and G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.

Virtual Star Trek: The Experience

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

Star Trek fans waiting and hoping for Star Trek: The Experience to reopen can experience a virtual Star Trek: The Experience while waiting.

Originally commissioned by park management as a historical archive and gift to the staff, now everyone can virtually visit the various sections of Star Trek: The Experience, including staff areas.

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Abrams And Pine And Nerves

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

Recreating a franchise that had a verbal fan base was nerve-wracking for J.J. Abrams.

It’s a relief to Abrams that Star Trek XI has been well-received because pleasing fans of a show that has been around since the 1960s is not easy.

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JumpCon Founder Avoids Jail

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

On Monday, JumpCon Founder Shane Senter was sentenced to probation and ordered to pay restitution to victims of his failed JumpCon conventions.

Senter could have been looking at up to seven years in prison and a $4,000 fine for each of two counts of felony theft in addition to another two years of prison time and a $2,000 fine for the other two misdemeanor charges of deceptive business practices.

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Damon Was Almost Kirk

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

Matt Damon was originally tapped to play the part of James T. Kirk’s father George.

At one point in time, Damon was rumored to have been the pick for playing James T. Kirk, but it turns out that the rumor was only partly correct, as Damon was approached by J.J. Abrams to play the role of George Kirk.

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New Star Trek: Online Screenshots

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

Five new Star Trek: Online exclusive screenshots have been posted at ZAM.com.

The launch of Star Trek: Online is only a few months away, but eager fans can enjoy a new batch of screenshots while they’re waiting to get their hands on the game.

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Star Trek XI Shatner Scene

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

Details of a scene written for the possible inclusion of William Shatner in Star Trek XI have become available.

TrekMovie has posted a copy of a scene “Alternate Scene B” written for Shatner for Star Trek XI, which was written but never shown to Shatner. The scene did not violate the fact that Kirk died in Star Trek: Generations.

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Ellison: I’d Work For J.J.

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

Writer Harlan Ellison thinks highly of J.J. Abrams and wouldn’t hesitate to get involved with the Star Trek XI sequel if he were contacted.

Paramount lawsuit or not, Ellison would answer the phone if Abrams called. “I would jump at the chance to work with the inordinately-talented J.J. Abrams on a new Star Trek film,” Abrams told his blog readers.

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Retro Review: I, Borg

Saturday, November 21st, 2009

When the crew rescues a lone Borg, Picard must decide whether to treat him like an individual or use him to disable the entire Borg collective.

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Star Trek: Phase II: Blood And Fire: Part Two

Saturday, November 21st, 2009

Fans eager for the continuation of Blood And Fire have good news as the second part of the David Gerrold story is available for download.

The second part of Blood and Fire was released, as promised, yesterday, and can be found here, where fans can download all six parts (teaser, four acts and epilogue.)

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Trek Fans: A Strange New World

Saturday, November 21st, 2009

Getting to know the world of Star Trek and its devoted fans while on a week-long “Cruise Trek” to Bermuda is like visiting a foreign country for travel writer Rolf Potts.

Potts, a casual fan at best, admitted to being intrigued by Star Trek culture. “I want to confess that I’m fascinated by the idiosyncrasies of Trekkie culture in the same way some people are intrigued with Inuit or Maasai culture,” he said. “I want to admit that I have a weakness for counterintuitive travel strategies, and this seemed like a wacky, entertaining way to enjoy my first-ever sea cruise.”

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Star Trek: Online: Starship Tactics Part Two

Saturday, November 21st, 2009

The second part of Star Trek: Online, Starship Tactics Part Two has been uploaded which details various tactics for preparing for, engaging in and recovering from battle. Plus – Star Trek Open Beta dates have been announced.

A short video featuring Senior Game Designer Zeke Sparkes and Producer Daniel Stahl addresses power management, repairs after battle and how boarding parties work in Star Trek: Online.

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