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Archive for August, 2010

Shatner Response To PTC Boycott Campaign

Monday, August 9th, 2010

Last week, the Parents Television Council (PTC) called for a boycott of $#*! My Dad Says, but the star of the show, William Shatner, thinks that too much is being made of the bleeped out profanity.

PTC President Tim Winter is upset over the profanity, even though the profanity is not even being used in the title of the show, being replaced by $#*! instead. “Parents really do care about profanity when their kids are watching TV,” said Winter. “All parents? No, but something like eighty or ninety percent of parents. Putting an expletive in the title of a show is crossing new territory, and we can’t allow that to happen on our watch.”

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Retro Review: Gambit

Friday, August 6th, 2010

Riker discovers that Picard, whom the crew believes dead, is working as a mercenary on a vessel raiding archaeological sites.

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Article: Las Vegas Creation Star Trek Convention Day 1

Friday, August 6th, 2010

Classic Trek stars George Takei (Sulu) and Walter Koenig (Chekov) updated fans on their latest projects while Q actor John de Lancie bantered with attendees at the Las Vegas Hilton on the first day of the annual Las Vegas Star Trek Creation Entertainment convention.

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Star Trek Captain’s Log iPhone App Contest

Friday, August 6th, 2010

The official Star Trek Captain’s Log iPhone 4 application, which turns one’s iPhone into a Star Trek communicator, is on sale through August 8th in honor of the Official Star Trek Convention 2010 being held in Las Vegas, but five lucky readers of TrekToday will get the app for free with codes that can be redeemed at the Apple App store.

The recently released app is inspired by Star Trek. Users can “capture voice recordings, text entries, take photos and map GPS locations of their voyages as they travel planet Earth.”

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Rocket World Adds Trek IWG Vinyl Animals

Friday, August 6th, 2010

Trek fans looking for a unique collectible should head to Rocket World, where a trio of IWG Trek figures has been released.

The three figures – Captain Titus, Commander Affonso and Lt. Commander Hannibal, are based on Kirk, Spock and Scotty.

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Siddig After Deep Space Nine

Friday, August 6th, 2010

After seven years working on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Alexander Siddig was both excited and worried about his acting future.

“I was actually really excited,” Siddig said. “I felt like I’d been through a wonderful post-graduate course in acting and I was ready now to have a go. I was a little bit scared that maybe nothing would happen and I might be rubbish. I’m always still a bit scared. That doesn’t change. It was a long time for an actor to do one thing. Seven years.”

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Mulgrew Offers Brief Insight Into Janeway

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

Among the dozen questions posed to Kate Mulgrew from her fans was one asking about playing Janeway again.

If Mulgrew could play Janeway again in an upcoming film, what would be the one thing that she would to convey in that movie that has happened to Janeway since Voyager made it home?

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Siddig: Answering Awkward Questions About Sex

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

In a newsletter updating his fans on his activities and life, Alexander Siddig shared what happened when he had to explain a sexual toy to his son.

As every parent learns, kids can ask the darndest things and Siddig found that out after a trip to Soho in London. The actor found out just how observant his thirteen-year-old son Django was on the way back home from the area of town known for sex shops. “For years I’ve blithely taken my boy wherever I go when he comes to England from the coolest residence to the seediest part of town and he’s always been happily gliding in my wake,” said Siddig. “But this year he’s thirteen and I have completely forgotten how much more observant a thirteen-year-old is.”

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Takei On Prop 8, Trek Fandom

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

George Takei, who was fortunate enough to be married during the short time that gay marriage was legal in California, reacted to the news that 9th U.S. Circuit Court has overturned Proposition 8, the controversial law which deemed only marriage between a man and a woman to be valid in California.

The legal process isn’t quite over, as an appeal is likely and will probably end up at the U.S. Supreme Court, but foes of Prop 8 are heartened by this week’s action by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court.

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Mulgrew In Love, Loss, And What I Wore

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

Fans in the New York area who would like to see Kate Mulgrew on stage can take advantage of a specially-priced ticket offer, saving almost half off the normal price.

Kate Mulgrew is currently starring in Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron‘s Love, Loss, and What I Wore, an intimate collection of vignettes and monologues based on the best-selling book of the same name by Ilene Beckerman, as well as on the recollections of the Ephrons’ friends.

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Propworx Trek Auction Take Two

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

Fans looking for Star Trek memorabilia from the shows and from Star Trek: The Experience can participate either online or in person at the Propworx Star Trek auction to be held August 8, 2010 at the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel.

The auction, sanctioned by CBS, features items from Star Trek: The Experience as well as items from the collections of Doug Drexler, Michael and Denise Okuda, Rick Sternbach and Marc Zircee.

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Creation Hopes To Break Guiness World Record At Vegas Convention This Week

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

In addition to hosting over seventy Star Trek celebs at their annual Las Vegas Star Trek Convention, running this week from Thursday through Sunday at the Las Vegas Hilton, Creation Entertainment is gunning for the Guiness World Record for the “largest gathering of people dressed as Star Trek characters.”

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Shatner Would Return To Trek

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

William Shatner would take a role in Star Trek XII if a certain problem could be worked out.

Even though he will be eighty years old by the time Star Trek XII is out in theaters, Shatner would not mind having a part in the next Trek movie.

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New Project for Kurtzman And Orci

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

A meeting with screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna (The Devil Wears Prada) has led to another project for Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci to produce for DreamWorks Studios via their Kurtzman Orci Paper Products production company.

McKenna brought an idea to the duo several months ago and the three of them worked on a pitch to take to DreamWorks.

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Nimoy on Retirement

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

In a radio interview talking about his latest photography project, Secret Selves, Leonard Nimoy confirms that he is definitely retired.

Even though there are occasional rumors that Nimoy will return as William Bell on Fringe, don’t count on it.

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