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Archive for May, 2011

Beyer: Children of the Storm

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Fans of Star Trek: Voyager can enjoy a new adventure with today’s release of Kirsten Beyer‘s Children of the Storm novel.

Children of the Storm, published by Simon & Schuster, is available as a 432-page mass market paperback, and as an e-book.

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Atari Sells Cryptic Studios

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Earlier this month, TrekToday reported that Atari was looking to sell Cryptic studios after less than three years of ownership.

Atari’s attempt to sell Cryptic Studios has been successful, with the sale of Cryptic Studios to a Chinese online gaming giant.

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June-July Star Trek Conventions

Monday, May 30th, 2011

There will be thirteen conventions, shows or appearances in June and July that feature actors of interest to Star Trek fans. This listing of conventions and shows features actors from all five of the televised series and several of the Star Trek movies.

In June, ConCarolinas 2011 will take place at the Charlotte Hilton University Place, in Charlotte, North Carolina, from June 3-5. Star Trek: Enterprise‘s John Billingsley (Dr. Phlox) and Bonita Friedericy will be in attendance at Con Carolinas 2011.

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Retro Review: The Infinite Vulcan

Friday, May 27th, 2011

A cloned giant from the Eugenics Wars wants to clone Spock in his own image as a galactic peacemaker.

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Cho Cast In Recall Remake

Friday, May 27th, 2011

Star Trek XI‘s John Cho has joined the cast of the sci-fi action film Total Recall.

Total Recall will be remake of the 1990 movie of the same name, which starred Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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Fedcon XX Trek Actor Videos

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

For those who were unable to attend the latest FedCon, held in Germany, new videos featuring Star Trek actors have been posted online.

The videos feature Star Trek: Voyager‘s Robert Duncan McNeill and Garrett Wang, and Star Trek: Enterprise‘s Scott Bakula.

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Con Of Wrath Documentary In Progress

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

Back in 1982, an ambitious Star Trek convention set to take place in Houston, Texas, ran into major problems but L.A. stars, vendors and fans did their best to make the best of a bad situation.

Star Trek author-historian Larry Nemecek has announced “The Con of Wrath,” the story of that hot weekend in June when the Ultimate Fantasy proved to be anything but.

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Takei On What’s Trending

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

In the second episode of What’s Trending, a new Web series from CBS News, George Takei joined Chris Hardwick (Ministry of Laughs, Web Soup) and host Shira Lazar in a discussion on trending news stories for the week.

Topics of discussion included Lady Gaga, the rapture that didn’t happen, the tornado in Joplin, Missouri, planking, the zombie apocalypse and the “don’t say gay” Tennessee bill.

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Whitney: Revelations And Amends

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Grace Lee Whitney found that even in the jungle that is Hollywood; people were more than willing to meet her halfway once she got past her own personal demons.

Best-known to Trek fans for her role of Janice Rand, the character she played on Star Trek reminded Whitney of another female character airing on a popular western. “Rand was willing to learn to be a secretary to the captain, whom, of course, I immediately had a crush on,” said Whitney. “But, it was unrequited love, like Kitty and Matt on Gunsmoke. It could not be consummated. It had to be love from afar, an unrequited love between the captain and me.”

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Rumor Mill: Star Trek 2 To Be Delayed?

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Deadline is reporting that soon Paramount will have good news and bad news regarding Star Trek 2.

The good news would be that J.J. Abrams would be returning to direct Star Trek 2 now that Super 8 is ready to be released.

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Trek Attraction To Open In Jordan

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

A 184-acre themed entertainment resort will be built in Aqaba, Jordan and The Red Sea Astrarium (TRSA) will include a Star Trek attraction inspired by Star Trek XI.

The Star Trek-themed center will “will serve as the cornerstone of the TRSA sector’s “world of tomorrow,” and will “mark the iconic property’s first themed entertainment venue outside the United States.”

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Several New Star Trek Books Announced

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Fans of Star Trek will be pleased to hear that three new Star Trek books have been announced for 2011 and 2012, including a new “365″ book.

“Inherent in…the Star Trek…franchise is a deep wealth of information and insight that can be explored far beyond their TV or film iterations,” said Liz Kalodner, Executive Vice President and General Manager of CBS Consumer Products. “Star Trek also [has an avid fanbase] eager to learn and enjoy these properties to the fullest. This combination lends itself to a top-notch publishing program.”

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Star Trek 2 Update

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Roberto Orci gave an update regarding the progress of Star Trek 2, due out next year.

As reported by TrekMovie.com, those working on the Trek sequel have completed an outline and are waiting to see if J.J. Abrams signs on as director.

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It’s OK To Be Takei

Friday, May 20th, 2011

George Takei is speaking out against a Tennessee bill that would prohibit teachers from discussing homosexuality with young students.

SB49, sponsored by Senator Stacey Campbell, would forbid discussion of homosexuality in school to students below the ninth grade. The so-called “Don’t Say Gay” bill has made it out of a Tennessee committee and will advance to the full Senate.

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Retro Review: The Survivor

Friday, May 20th, 2011

The Enterprise crew rescues a missing philanthropist whose fiancee is aboard the ship.

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