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Archive for February, 2010

Star Trek Online: State Of The Game

Friday, February 26th, 2010

Star Trek: Online Executive Producer Craig Zinkievich updates players and other interested parties on the state of Star Trek: Online.

Now that the launch of Star Trek: Online is past, the emphasis is on fixing problems, tweaking the game and planning for the future.

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Retro Review: A Fistful of Datas

Friday, February 26th, 2010

When Data is connected to the ship’s computer while Worf is playing out a Wild West scenario, the holodeck safety protocols go offline.

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Andrew Koenig 1968-2010

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

In what would be tragic news for Walter and Judy Koenig, Vancouver police found a body earlier today, which they believe to be that of the missing Andrew Koenig.

Police found the body today at noon, in Stanley Park. Stanley Park is where Koenig was last seen on February 14, and was one of his favorite places.

More details will be released at a news conference later today, where Koenig’s family will be present and where reporters have been asked to gather. TrekToday will update this story as new details emerge.

The Koenig family is in the thoughts of TrekToday and if this does indeed turn out to be the missing Andrew, our heart goes out to the family.

UPDATE:  The body is indeed that of Andrew Koenig. “My son took his own life,” said his father, Walter. “He was obviously in a lot of pain.”

Koenig went on to say to anyone who was considering suicide “before you make that final decision, check it out again and talk to someone.”

“If you’re one of those people who can’t handle it anymore, you know, if you can learn anything from this, there are people out there who really care. You may not think so and ultimately it may not be enough, but there are people who really care.”

TrekToday offers the Koenig family our sincere condolences in their time of sorrow.

Alley Reality Show To Air Next Month

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Kirstie Alley‘s new reality series, Kirstie Alley’s Big Life, will air on the A&E cable channel beginning next month.

Best-known to Star Trek fans for her role in Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan (Lt. Saavik), Alley went on to work in Cheers, Veronica’s Closet and Fat Actress, as well as the Look Who’s Talking series of movies.

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Star Trek XI Nominated for Empire Awards

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Once again Star Trek XI has been nominated for several awards, this time for three Empire awards, including one for Best Film.

Star Trek XI has been nominated for awards in the following categories: Best Sci-Fi or Fantasy movie, Best Director (J.J. Abrams) and Best Film.

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Larry King Live Delays Frustrate Koenigs

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Walter and Judy Koenig were due to appear on Larry King Live last night to ask for help in finding their missing son, but too many delays resulted in the couple opting out of doing the segment.

Another news story, one on a killer whale attack at SeaWorld, was given precedence on the show and by the time Larry King was ready for the Koenigs, there was only five minutes left of his hour show, which the Koenigs felt was insufficient time to present their story to the public.

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Koenigs Appear On Today Show Looking For Help

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

Walter Koenig and his wife Judy appeared on The Today Show this morning with an appeal for any information regarding their missing son Andrew.

It has been ten days since the last sighting of Koenig and thus far, there has been no word on the former Growing Pains actor. Koenig was last seen in Vancouver at a bakery.

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Rare Star Trek 1975 Convention Film

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Back in August of 1975, Star Trek fan Rich Portnoy shot almost four minutes worth of 8mm movie film showing original series cast members at a Chicago Star Trek convention.

The 1975 Star Trek convention, attended by over 14,000 people, was held from August 22-24 at the Conrad Hilton Hotel in Chicago.

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Star Trek Replica Badges

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Fans who missed out on the Best Buy Collectible Gift Set which included four badge pins as well as the Blu-Ray Star Trek XI DVD three-disc set, take heart, as all four division badges are now being offered for sale.

The four badges represent Command, Science, Engineering and the Medical division.

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Star Trek XI Comes Up Empty At WGA and BAFTA

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

This weekend, the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards ceremonies were held and Star Trek XI lost in all three categories for which it was nominated.

Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci were nominated in the Best Adapted Screenplay category by the WGA, and they were up against Crazy Heart, Julie & Julia, Precious: Based on the novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire and Up in the Air. Up in the Air was the winner.

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Star Trek XI Movie Adaptation Comic Debuts

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

IDW Publishing’s Star Trek XI movie adaptation comic mini-series will arrive in stores on Wednesday.

The adaptation of last year’s Star Trek movie will include deleted scenes, a preview of which can be seen at io9, as well as brand-new material.

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Bakula As Part of Star Trek Legacy

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Scott Bakula, currently starring on TNT’s Men of a Certain Age with Ray Romano and Andre Braugher, spoke about J.J. AbramsStar Trek and his own contribution to the Star Trek legacy, as well as Quantum Leap‘s fan base and modern social media.

Even though his time on Star Trek: Enterprise is in the past, Bakula still feels that he is part of the ongoing Star Trek story. “You’re part of the lore and history of this forty-five year or so legacy. I don’t think there’ll ever be anything like it again and I have to say I’m honored to have been a part of it.’

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Wheaton To Return To The Big Bang Theory

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Wil Wheaton (Wesley Crusher) has announced that he has received an official offer to appear again as himself in The Big Bang Theory.

Wheaton was last seen in The Creepy Candy Coating Corollary episode of the show. In that episode, Sheldon (Jim Parsons), who resented Wheaton for not appearing at a sci-fi convention in 1995, faced off against Wheaton in a trading card competition, in which Wheaton used a psychological ploy to get Shelton to let him win the competition.

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Walter Koenig’s Son Missing

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Andrew Koenig, Walter’s 41-year-old son, failed to return home from Vancouver, British Columbia this weekend.

Walter Koenig (Chekov) and family have put out an appeal for help on Koenig’s website in hopes of finding their son, who was expected back in the U.S. on February 16th, but never boarded his flight home.

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‘Star Trek XI’ Nominated For Six Saturn Awards

Friday, February 19th, 2010

While no match for the Avatar juggernaut, J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek still received six nominations for the Saturn Awards today.

According to the full list of nominations posted on the SF Site, Star Trek was nominated as Best Science Fiction Film, while both director J.J. Abrams and writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci were nominated in their respective categories. The full list of nominations for Trek, as well as the films it will be competing against, can be found below the jump:

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