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Archive for December, 2009

Stewart: Make It Sir

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

It’s official, Patrick Stewart is now Sir Patrick Stewart.

As reported by TrekToday several weeks ago, Stewart, best-known to Star Trek fans for his role as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation, was on the New Year’s Honours list to be knighted for his services to drama.
123109Stewart“I am very proud to receive this honor,” said Stewart. “The theatre is and has always been my great joy. In particular the past six years have given me acting opportunities that at one time I could not have imagined possible.”

“This is an honor that embraces those actors, directors and creative teams who have in these recent years helped fill my life with inspiration, companionship and sheer fun.”

According to Palace sources, the Queen is a “huge fan” of the sixty-nine-year old actor.

Star Trek XI In Top Three At Flixster

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

Star Trek XI is one of the top three films according to Flixster, one of the world’s largest online movie communities.

Coming in at number two behind Avatar, Star Trek XI received a 91% positive rating. Avatar was rated 92% positive and the number three rated film, The Blind Side, came in at 90% positive.


Star Trek Original Series Wetsuit

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

Star Trek fans eager to explore Earth’s ocean can now do so while wearing a wetsuit modeled after an original series uniform.

123009UnderseaThe Star Trek wetsuit, which sells for $469.95, was designed by JMJ wetsuits, using the highest quality materials and expert craftsmanship.

Each wetsuit is custom made, tailored to one’s exact measurements. The 7MM wetsuit is available in blue, yellow or red, although fans will remember that “red shirts” in the original series often met an untimely end and perhaps it would be unwise to tempt fate (and the sharks!) by choosing that color.

New Star Trek: Online Video

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

Fans awaiting the launch of Star Trek: Online in February have a new video to whet their appetites.

A short minute-long video features various Federation and alien ships, alien landscapes, battle debris above a planet, a space station similar to Deep Space Nine, the Klingon homeworld and, of course, plenty of battle scenes.

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Star Trek: Online On Trek Lore

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

Star Trek: Online‘s Christine Thompson explains how the Star Trek: Online development team was able to keep up with multiple sources of information.

In addition to “official canon” which was aired, Star Trek: Online used sources such as novels and comic books when creating their Star Trek world.


Abrams’s Spy Drama To Premiere Next Summer

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

Undercovers, J.J. Abrams’s new spy drama, will debut at Comic-Con in July.

The official Twitter of Undercovers posted a tweet yesterday regarding the Undercovers pilot. “Going to Comic-Con next July? If so, I can almost guarantee that Undercovers will be there with their pilot!”


Star Trek XI: Making Sounds In Outer Space

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

The sound team responsible for the sound design on Star Trek XI explain how they created the sounds heard in Star Trek XI.

Some sounds in Star Trek XI are recognizable to old school fans of the original series, while new ones were created to meet the demands of modern day audiences.


Star Trek Online: Ask Cryptic

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

The developers of Star Trek: Online have added another installment of Ask Cryptic, this one again featuring questions regarding the Klingons.

Part Two of Ask Cryptic: Klingons has been posted and questions were posted on topics such as tactics, advancement and social structure.


Trek Fan Auction Lawsuit Fails

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

A Star Trek fan who bought memorabilia he says was proven to be fake does not deserve millions of dollars in damages, according to a ruling from a New York court.

Trek fan Ted Moustakis paid $11,400 at a Christie’s auction for what he believed was a one-of-a-kind uniform worn by Data in Star Trek: The Next Generation.


Ellison: NOT Looking For Star Trek Job

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

Writer Harlan Ellison set the record straight when he responded to articles reporting that he wouldn’t mind getting involved with J. J. AbramsStar Trek.

Last month, Ellison told readers of his “Art Deco Dining Pavilion” that he wouldn’t mind working for Abrams. “I would jump at the chance to work with the inordinately-talented J.J. Abrams on a new Star Trek film,” he said.


Top Fifty Blogs For Trekkies

Monday, December 21st, 2009

Unlike in the old days of Star Trek fandom, finding gatherings of like-minded fans as well as news sites are easy, courtesy of the Internet.

One fan has sorted through the entries and has come up with the top fifty blogs for Star Trek fans, sorted by eight different categories.


Star Trek XI Top Pirated Movie

Monday, December 21st, 2009

The Top Ten list of the most pirated movies of 2009 has been released and Star Trek XI leads the list.

Movie and DVD sales are up this year, with more than ten billion dollars in ticket sales in the U.S. and Canada, but illegal downloading has also increased during 2009.


Star Trek Online: New Video And New Ask Cryptic

Monday, December 21st, 2009

Star Trek: Online has just released a new video, The Veil of Space Part I, as well as a new version of Ask Cryptic.

In the new Star Trek: Online video, the USS Remembrance receives a distress call from an outpost which leads to the discovery of the body of a Federation geologist.


Nimoy Joins Star Trek: Online Cast

Monday, December 21st, 2009

Not long ago, it was announced that the new Spock, Zachary Quinto, would be doing some voice work for Star Trek: Online. Now it has been announced that the original Spock, Leonard Nimoy, will also be providing voiceovers for the MMORPG.

Nimoy will be providing the voiceover for the introduction as well as for “key scenes and events in-game.” This in not Nimoy’s first foray into videogames. In the past, he has done voiceovers for Civilization IV as well as for several other Star Trek games.


Sir Patrick Stewart

Friday, December 18th, 2009

Patrick Stewart is due to be knighted in the New Year’s Honours List.

According to The Mirror,  Stewart, best-known to Star Trek fans for his role as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation, will be knighted for his services to drama.

Stewart has an admirer in the Queen, who according to Palace sources is a huge fan of the sixty-nine-year old actor.

“It’s a fantastic accolade for a fantastic actor,” said an observer.