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Archive for January, 2010

Nimoy Wants Root Connection to Vulcan

Monday, January 25th, 2010

Leonard Nimoy hopes that his trip to Vulcan, Alberta, Canada is more to him than just a chance to meet up with fans and admirers.

Nimoy will be appearing in Vulcan, as reported by TrekToday, on April 23 as part of a comic book and entertainment convention being held in Calgary.

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Star Trek Online Beta Extended

Monday, January 25th, 2010

111909CSTOFans who want a bit more time to test drive Star Trek: Online, take heart, as the Open Beta has been extended.

“We’ve experienced such an incredible response to our Open Beta Test that we’ve decided to extend the play time by a full day as a thank you to our fans,” said an announcement on the official website. “If you haven’t yet had an opportunity to check it out, come give us a look. We’ve made impressive changes, improvements and additions to Star Trek Online and the infrastructure that maintains it over the past two weeks of Open Beta. We would love for you to experience it all before we engage at maximum warp and officially launch on February 2, 2010.”

The extra time won’t affect the planned head start for the pre-order customers.

The Open Beta will remain operational until Tuesday, January 26, at 6:00 P.M. Pacific time.

Pegg: Stop Bullying

Monday, January 25th, 2010

Star Trek XI‘s Scotty encourages his old school to take bullying seriously.

Too many schools turn a blind eye to bullying, but a group of students at Simon Pegg‘s former school want to change that at their own school.

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Star Trek Online: The Cardassians

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

Atari has provided a Starfleet and Klingon Defense Force Intelligence Briefing as well as a short video on the Cardassian Empire.

While Starfleet considers the Cardassians a “warlike and xenophobic people,” the Klingons see them as “fierce warriors” who “fight with honor” and who are “worthy opponents in battle.

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Orci And Kurtzman Talk Sequel

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

In a question and answer session after the showing of Star Trek XI at the Beverly Hills WGA theater on Wednesday night, Star Trek XI Co-writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman talked about Star Trek XII.

The two writers covered familiar ground but also spoke about the next movie, including setting, villains and pressure to make a good movie.

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Spock Is Coming Home

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

The Town of Vulcan, located in Alberta, Canada, will host the most famous Star Trek Vulcan when Leonard Nimoy arrives to pay a visit to the small town as part of a Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo event.

“It can be confirmed,” said Dayna Dickens, who is the tourism coordinator for Vulcan. “Leonard Nimoy is definitely coming to Vulcan.”

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Retro Review: Man of the People

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

A visiting empathic ambassador begins to affect Troi’s psyche, causing her to act rudely and age prematurely.

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Star Trek: Online Del Taco Promotion

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

Atari is partnering with Del Taco to offer limited-edition collector’s cups with a bonus.

Visitors to Del Taco, the nation’s number two fast food restaurant, will get a free trial of Star Trek: Online with their soda when they buy the “macho-sized” drink.

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Gene Roddenberry Pilot To Be Revived

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

Gene Roddenberry‘s son Rod announced that Roddenberry Productions has entered into a deal to develop one of his father’s projects from the 1970s.

At the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame ceremony where his father was posthumously inducted into the Hall of Fame, Rod Roddenberry announced that Roddenberry Productions has entered into a deal with Brian Grazer and Ron Howard’s Imagine Television to develop The Questor Tapes.

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Star Trek: Online Open Beta Keys

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

Fifty fans wishing to try the Open Beta of Star Trek: Online can each get a free Beta key to play from now through January 26.

Star Trek: Online has made fifty Beta keys available to readers of TrekToday and TrekBBS. To obtain one, a simple email request and a bit of luck will land the opportunity to test-drive the Star Trek: Online Open Beta.

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Star Trek: The Exhibition San Jose Appearance Extended

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

Silicon Valley residents who haven’t made it to see Star Trek: The Exhibition yet, take heart, as The Exhibition will be continuing on through April.

A healthy response to The Exhibition is responsible for the time extension, with over 50,000 visitors checking out the Star Trek universe set up at the Tech Museum in downtown San Jose. Fans have until April 11 to come and see The Exhibition.

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Fuller’s Pushing Daisies Lives On

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

Star Trek Writer/Co-producer Bryan Fuller‘s series Pushing Daisies lasted a mere two seasons on television, but has been granted new life as a comic.

Pushing Daisies centered on pie-maker Ned, who had the magical ability to bring back to life anyone or anything that was dead with a single touch. There were two “catches” though; if he touched the revived person/plant/animal again, it died forever, and if something remained alive for more than a minute, something or someone else in close proximity had to die to equal out things. Ned used his unique talent to help solve unexplained murders.

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New Shatner Priceline Commercial

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

The latest Shatner Priceline commercial features a new sidekick for the former Captain Kirk.

Priceline unveiled its 2010 marketing campaign and returning for his twelfth year as the celebrity spokesman is William Shatner. This year, he will be joined by a new sidekick, named “Big Deal”.

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Roddenberry Induction Ceremony Today

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

The Television Hall of Fame ceremony will honor seven inductees into the Hall of Fame this evening and amongst the inductees are Gene Roddenberry, Star Trek creator.

Roddenberry joins actress Candice Bergen, art director Charles Lisanby, announcer Don Pardo, comedy and music talents Tom and Dick Smothers and game show creator Bob Stewart as the newest members of the Hall of Fame.

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Mulgrew Would Play Janeway Again

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

It has been fifteen years since Star Trek: Voyager: Caretaker first aired and the USS Voyager, commanded by Captain Janeway, was stranded in the Delta Quadrant. Kate Mulgrew, who played Janeway for the seven year run, talks about her time on the show and her thoughts about Star Trek: Voyager and its legacy.

Star Trek: Voyager was important for one big reason according to Mulgrew. “Probably, without putting to fine a point on it, [the lasting legacy of Voyager is] the first female captain,” she said. “That was a bold and I think very wise decision, by the powers that be at Paramount and UPN. It will be remembered that way. It will be remembered as an intrepid ship, an interesting crew, a very innovative creation of The Doctor, and what that meant with technology and embracing humanity and vice-versa. Janeway’s grasp of loneliness and aloneness. The distinction between the two. Her love for her crew and the transcendent nature of that love, which I am not sure had been seen before.”

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