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Archive for March, 2010

Nimoy: Probably Finished With Spock

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

As he approaches his seventy-ninth birthday, Leonard Nimoy admitted that his Star Trek days are probably finished.

At a time when most who can retire do so, Nimoy is still working; with his photography, acting and attending the occasional convention. But don’t count on seeing Mr. Spock on the big screen anymore.


Star Trek Online: STF Mission Details

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

Details of the Star Trek: Online Special Task Force (STF) missions, introduced earlier this month, are available for players.

“Infected,” the first STF, in which players travel to the Sibiran system to investigate Starbase 82 (which has been taken over by the Borg) was introduced first. “Infected” was followed on March 18 by “The Cure.”


Lego Star Trek

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

More talented fans create Star Trek ship masterpieces out of Legos.

Many children play with Legos making simple structures such as houses or cars. But some creative adults take the little colored plastic bricks to where no Lego has gone before.


New Trek Actor TV Commercials

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

William Shatner and George Takei are featured in two new television commercials.

Shatner, who celebrates his seventy-ninth birthday today, has a new Priceline commercial in which the Priceline negotiator has an “evil twin” who appears, complete with goatee and skull ring. Mirror, Mirror, anyone?


Brazeal Sells TrekUnited

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

The domain name and rights of TrekUnited have been sold to the man who led a campaign for a Star Trek series featuring George Takei‘s Sulu as captain of the USS Excelsior.

Last week, Tim Brazeal, who began a “Save Star Trek: Enterprise” campaign that ended badly, emailed members of TrekUnited looking for a buyer for that site and for


Retro Review: Chain of Command

Friday, March 19th, 2010

While newly assigned Captain Jellico tries to whip the Enterprise crew into shape for a confrontation with the Cardassians, Picard is caught on a secret mission, taken prisoner, and interrogated.


Kirstie Alley’s Big Life

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

Kirstie Alley, the former Lt. Saavik, is due to star in a new reality series, in which her struggle to lose and keep off the seventy-five pounds she gained since her time on Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan will be shown.

Most actresses in Hollywood who gain a lot of weight after being thin choose to fade away into obscurity, but not Alley. She is including her experiences with weight gain and loss in Kirstie Alley’s Big Life, a new reality show set to air on A&E on Sunday.


New Star Trek-Inspired NASA Poster

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

In a move sure to delight Star Trek fans who are also NASA fans, NASA’s crew poster for Shuttle Mission STS-134 is based on a Star Trek XI poster.

STS-134, the last shuttle mission, is due to launch July 29, 2010, at 7:51 A.M. EDT. On board will be Commander Mark Kelly, Pilot Gregory H. Johnson, Mission Specialists Michael Fincke, Greg Chamitoff and Andrew Feustel, plus Roberto Vittori, astronaut from the European Space Agency.


First Look: Star Trek XI Movie Adaptation 2

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

On Wednesday, March 17, IDW Publishing’s Star Trek Movie Adaptation issue #2 will arrive in stores.

Written by Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, Tim Jones and Mike Johnson; with artwork (and cover) by David Messina, this second issue of the Star Trek XI movie adaptation includes some cut scenes.


Braga Signs Deal with Fox TV

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

Brannon Braga, Star Trek writer/producer, and co-creator of Flash Forward, has signed a new deal with 20th Century Fox TV.

The new deal, worth seven figures to Braga, will see Braga developing projects for the studio, as well as working on either a new or an existing twentieth show next season.


Syfy In Talks With Moore About New BSG

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

Battlestar Galactica/Caprica Executive Producer Ron Moore may be adding another Battlestar series to his resume if Syfy has their way.

Syfy is in talks with former Star Trek Writer/Producer Moore for another Battlestar series, which will reportedly return to Battlestar Galactica‘s roots.


One-Billionth Scale USS Enterprise

Monday, March 15th, 2010

In what certainly has to be the smallest scale ever for a science-fiction ship model, two scientists have constructed the USS Enterprise in a one-billionth scale.

The scale model of the Enterprise is so tiny, that it can only be seen by an electron microscope.


Burton To Write Comic

Monday, March 15th, 2010

This June, LeVar Burton will write a short comic story for Dark Horse Comics.

Over the weekend, Dark Horse Comics announced that Burton would be writing the as-of-yet unnamed short story which will appear in the June issue of Myspace Dark Horse Presents.


Ward On Writing For Star Trek: Vanguard

Saturday, March 13th, 2010

Entering a fan writing contest back in 1997 lead to a professional writing career for Dayton Ward.

In 1997, Ward entered the first Strange New Worlds writing contest. His story was good enough to be chosen for inclusion in not only that first volume of Strange New Worlds, but the next two volumes as well.


Star Trek Online: Forthcoming Updates

Friday, March 12th, 2010

Star Trek: Online will be releasing updates to their MMORPG game in the next week and a list of what will be added or changed lets players know what to expect.

The changes will affect PvP, customization, ships, missions and skills. In addition, new items are offered for sale in the “C-Store” and lifetime subscriber perks are described.