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Archive for May, 2010

Early Summer Trek Conventions And Shows

Monday, May 31st, 2010

There will be seven conventions or shows in June and July that feature Trek actors.

In June, The Wizard World Philadelphia Comic-Con, TREKFEST XXVI, Trek Expo and Creation Entertainment’s Official Star Trek Convention will take place. July conventions include Shore Leave 32, held in Hunt Valley, Maryland, Super Mega Show & Comic Fest in New Jersey, and the London Film & Comic Con, which will be held in London, England.

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Star Trek Auctions For June

Monday, May 31st, 2010

Star Trek fans looking to pick up some authentic Star Trek memorabilia will have two chances to do so in June.

First up, is the Profiles in History Hollywood Auction #40, or “Star Trek: The Auction.” This auction will be held on June 12, in Calabasas Hills, California.

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Retro Review: The Chase

Friday, May 28th, 2010

Picard is drawn by an archaeological mentor into a competition with Klingons, Cardassians and Romulans to solve an ancient mystery.

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Saldana: No Dance, No Star Trek

Friday, May 28th, 2010

Classical dance training helped lead Zoë Saldana to movie roles, including Star Trek XI.

Saldana, thirty-one-years old, took classical dance for eleven years and her classical dance training led to her first movie role as a ballet dancer in 2000′s Center Stage, a movie about twelve young dancers hoping to be chosen to join the American Ballet Company.

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Pegg: In The Dark About Star Trek 2

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

Star Trek fans are eagerly awaiting the sequel to 2009′s Star Trek XI, but even the actors involved in the J.J. Abrams sequel aren’t sure when shooting will begin.

Star Trek 2 is due to be released next year and while Pegg knows that he’ll be Scotty again in the sequel, he has no idea as to when shooting will begin. “Hell yeah! Of course, I’m Scotty – but I don’t know yet, [we'll start] probably end of the year or beginning of the next.”

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Burton: Father-Daughter Bonding

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

LeVar Burton loves it when two generations connect via Star Trek.

While on the set of The Jensen Project, Burton spoke about father-daughter bonding, via Trek or other TV shows. “”I love it when I hear women say they watch Star Trek with their fathers,” he said. “Mica [Burton's daughter] is not a huge science fiction fan, although when she was little she could identify the different versions of Star Trek just by looking at them. She knew the difference between The Next Generation and Voyager and Deep Space Nine.”

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Shatner To Sing Again

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

William Shatner recently tweeted that he is recording a song from Queen that may lead to a new record.

Shatner, whose musical career began in the late 1960s with the release of his first album, The Transformed Man, is at it again, this time recording Bohemian Rhapsody, Queen’s 1975 hit originally written by Freddie Mercury.

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International Federation Of Trekkers Relaunch

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

On the new website for the International Federation of Trekkers (IFT) also known as The Federation, a countdown clock lets fans know that in nineteen days, their new website will be active.

According to Russ Haslage, IFT president, exciting changes will be coming on June 15 when the changeover to the new website happens. The changes include more information availability and a new magazine.

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Star Trek: The Music Symphony

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

Star Trek actors John de Lancie (Q) and Robert Picardo (Star Trek: Voyager EMH) will be hosting Star Trek: The Music, featuring music performed by the Kitchener-Waterloo (Ontario, Canada) symphony.

On June 2nd and 3rd, Star Trek fans in the Ontario area will be able to hear some of the most notable music from Star Trek.

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Digital Star Trek Magazine Now Available

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

For Star Trek fans who prefer to read their magazines online or on the iPad, the official Star Trek Magazine is now being offered in a digital format.

Beginning with the June issue, readers can purchase single issues ($4.89 each) or spring for a subscription ($39.99 for eight issues) at the Zinio website.

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Ryan On Seven Of Nine

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

Although Jeri Ryan has moved on to other projects, her memories of working on Star Trek: Voyager are good ones.

Seven of Nine was a outsider character, along the lines of Spock, or Data and that was part of what made her unique. “It was part of watching her looking at humanity from a different, outside perspective,” said Ryan. “She was trying to regain her humanity and relearn it, so she was very child-like in a way.”

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Star Trek Movie Adaptation #4 Comic

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

The fourth issue of the Star Trek Movie Adaptation comic series will be in stores tomorrow, but readers can see a preview today.

The latest of the Star Trek Movie Adaptation comics is published by IDW Publishing. This issue was written by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Mike Johnson and Tim Jones. Art and cover are by David Messina.
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Gerald Fried: Amok Time Music Composer

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

One of the best-known pieces of Star Trek music, composed by Gerald Fried, comes from the original series episode Amok Time, where Spock and Kirk face off on Vulcan in a fight to the death.

This piece of music, known as either “The Ritual” or “Ancient Battle” has been used in other shows and movies, such as Futurama (Why Must I Be a Crustacean in Love?) and Cable Guy.

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Trek Composer McCarthy To Receive ASCAP Award

Monday, May 24th, 2010

Dennis McCarthy, known to Star Trek fans for his musical composition work on Star Trek dating back to 1987, will be honored with the ASCAP Golden Note Award this summer.

McCarthy, whose association with Star Trek began with Star Trek: The Next Generation, also composed music for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Enterprise, for a total of almost two hundred and sixty episodes. McCarthy also composed music for 1994′s Star Trek: Generations.

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Star Trek Online: State Of The Game

Monday, May 24th, 2010

Star Trek Online‘s Craig Zinkievich updates fans on the status of the Star Trek: Online MMORPG.

Star Trek Online continues to be a work in progress, with improvements constantly being made, much of it in response to player comments.

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