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Archive for November, 2010

Trek’s Takei Targets Bigot

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

George Takei, the original series’ Mr. Sulu, took aim at an Arkansas school board member whose anti-gay tirade made national headlines recently.

Clint McCance, a member of the Midland district school board in northern Arkansas, did not like the “wear purple” campaign that was intended to show support for ending anti-gay bullying. His Facebook posting used slurs and encouraged gays to “all commit suicide.” After the resulting uproar after his comments were posted, McCance resigned his post.

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Starship Farragut Open House

Monday, November 1st, 2010

Fans who enjoy the Starship Farragut fan-produced movies and who live in the Northern Florida/Southern Georgia area are invited to Starship Farragut‘s Open House event to be held in early December.

Originally based in the Washington D.C. area, the Star Trek sets used for the Starship Farragut episodes have been moved to St. Mary’s, Georgia, located about a half-hour north of Jacksonville, Florida.

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Russ Post-Voyager

Monday, November 1st, 2010

Although it took a while to get his career going again after his time on Star Trek: Voyager, Tim Russ is becoming recognizable to a new and a younger generation.

Even though working on a long-term series is good for the wallet, it can cause problems once the series ends. “I expected to go through a lull in my career after Voyager, as it’s not so much being on that particular show, but more that I was on TV at all,” said Russ. “Once you are ‘exposed’ for that amount of time on TV, you are out of the loop with casting people, etc.”

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Pegg: Star Trek XII Written

Monday, November 1st, 2010

Simon Pegg, Star Trek XI‘s Scotty, says that the plot of Star Trek XII has been written.

Fans eager for the further adventures of the new Star Trek crew will have to wait for details, as information, as can be expected, is being guarded carefully.

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