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Archive for August, 2010

Two Trek Games In Planning Stages

Monday, August 16th, 2010

In 2011, Star Trek gaming fans can look forward to two new Star Trek games courtesy of Wizkids.

The games will be Star Trek: Fleet Captains, a competitive tactical game, and Star Trek: Expeditions, a cooperative game.

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Article: Las Vegas Star Trek Convention Day 4

Friday, August 13th, 2010

The final day of Creation’s Las Vegas Star Trek convention saw the reunion of six Star Trek: Enterprise actors as well as some clowning around from Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s Sir Patrick Stewart (Captain Picard) and Brent Spiner (Data).

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Retro Review: Phantasms

Friday, August 13th, 2010

When Data initiates a dreaming program, he sees terrifying images of the crew and ship which seem to parallel their mechanical problems.

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Klingon Opera Performance To Be Held On Earth

Friday, August 13th, 2010

Klingon opera lovers who are stuck on planet Earth, rejoice. A Klingon opera, named “U,” which features fragments of the famous Honorable Battle opera, will be performed this September in The Netherlands.

U“, presented by the Klingon Terran Research Ensemble, is a tale of the mighty deeds of Kahless the Unforgettable.

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Stewart: I Thought I Was Miscast

Friday, August 13th, 2010

Most fans of Star Trek: The Next Generation can’t imagine anyone else other than Sir Patrick Stewart as the captain on that show, but Stewart wasn’t so sure when chosen for the role that he was the right choice.

After seven years worth of shows, followed by several movies, it should now be obvious to Stewart and fans of Star Trek that Gene Roddenberry and Rick Berman were correct in wanting him for the role of Jean-Luc Picard.

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Pegg: Burke And Hare Darkly Funny

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

Simon Pegg, best known to Star Trek fans as Scotty in Star Trek XI, is starring in John Landis‘ black comedy Burke And Hare, the story of two grave robbers turned serial killers.

In Edinburgh, Scotland, between 1827-1828, William Burke and William Hare murdered seventeen people so that they could sell the bodies of the victims to Edinburgh Medical College for research purposes.

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Hardin: TNG Mark Twain Led To Own Show

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

Character actor Jerry Hardin, best known to Star Trek: The Next Generation fans for his role as Mark Twain in the two-part Time’s Arrow episodes, found that his The Next Generation role led to his own show about Twain.

Hardin was aware of the original series, but never had a chance to audition for it. “Star Trek was all the talk; brand-new sci-fi and timely as well,” he said. “I hadn’t auditioned for any roles that I can recall. In those days there were often several auditions a day and the survival mode was to do the best job you could and move on until there was job offer.”

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Article: Las Vegas Star Trek Convention Day 3

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

William Shatner (Captain Kirk) asked Leonard Nimoy (Mr. Spock) to guest star on his new sitcom $#*! My Dad Says, while Jeri Ryan reminisced about her time in the infamous Seven of Nine catsuit on Star Trek: Voyager on the third day of Creation Entertainment’s Las Vegas Star Trek convention.

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Star Trek Khan: Ruling In Hell Update

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

IDW Publishing’s Publisher/Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall has updated his blog, with a picture of the Khan plushie doll to be offered this fall when Star Trek Khan: Ruling in Hell #1 debuts, as well as two pages of art from the comic book.

In Star Trek: Khan: Ruling In Hell #1, readers will be able to see just what Khan did to survive in that time between the original series Space Seed and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.

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Madsen On Changes To Fandom

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

Dan Madsen, known to long-time Trek fans as the man behind the Star Trek Communicator magazine as well as the Official Star Trek fan club, reflected upon the changes in fandom brought about by today’s instant communication.

The Internet has changed how fandom interacts, and that is both good and bad according to Madsen. “Fandom is, in some ways, different today than when I ran the fan club,” he said. “The Internet allows fans to find out information in a heartbeat, so the thrill of waiting for the magazine and hearing the latest news is gone.”

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Ensign Sue Must Die

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

Many books, comics, fan films and other creative projects and ideas have been based on Star Trek and its spin-off series and movies, but one of the funnier creations is a comic based on a “Mary Sue” character called “Ensign Sue Must Die.”

Ensign Sue Must Die, a “Trek-tastic parody” created by Clare Mosely and Kevin Bolk, chronicles the arrival and mayhem caused by the arrival on the USS Enterprise of Ensign Mary Amethyst Star Enoby Aiko Archer Picard Janeway Sue.

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PADD Vs. iPad: Today’s Gadgets From Yesterday’s Dreams

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

Today’s iPad is not so very different from Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Personal Access Display Device (PADD).

Science fiction often influences the development of new technology and in the case of the communicator and the PADD, fans today can see that with flip cellphones and the Apple iPad.

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Siddig: No More Deep Space Nine

Monday, August 9th, 2010

Although he is proud of his work on Deep Space Nine, Alexander Siddig believes that there is no chance of it being resurrected.

The success of J.J. Abrams‘ Star Trek XI means that Trek will be going in a new direction, not revisiting Deep Space Nine. “I think beyond a shadow of a doubt [that there will be no new DS9 film],” said Siddig. “And I’m very proud of DS9. But I think that it lived and I think people quite weirdly enjoy it almost more now, that it’s not showing any more, than they did at the time.”

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Trek Wins DVD Critics Award

Monday, August 9th, 2010

The Sixth Annual DVD Critics Awards were held recently and Star Trek XI came away with a top award.

The DVD Critics Awards, presented by Home Media Magazine, are chosen from titles submitted by studios and judged by a panel that consists of journalists, reviewers and industry writers.

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Lien Post-Star Trek Voyager

Monday, August 9th, 2010

Jennifer Lien is active and happy since her Star Trek: Voyager days and looks back on her time on the show with fondness and few regrets.

Although some fans were unhappy at having Lien’s character Kes replaced by Seven of Nine, Lien is OK with the decision. “I had a good time,” she said. “It went on after I left and continued, but my time was great. I have no complaints. I have no regrets. Everything worked out the way it should have. Everything happens for a reason. So I don’t look back and say it should have been like this or it should have been like that. I’m perfectly at peace and content with my life. I don’t live in the past and I don’t wish anything were different.”

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