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Archive for September, 2011

Stahl Exits Star Trek: Online

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

Star Trek: Online Executive Producer Daniel Stahl has resigned from Cryptic Studios and will depart at the end of the month.

Last year, Stahl replaced Craig Zinkievich, and Stahl will be replaced temporarily by CTO Stephen D’Angelo until a permanent executive producer can be found.

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Two Trek Actors To Appear On Big Bang

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

Two familiar faces from Star Trek: The Next Generation will be appearing on The Big Bang Theory in an episode to air next month.

Both actors will appear as themselves on the episode, due to air on October 13.

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Braga On Enterprise: The Good And The Bad

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

Brannon Braga spoke about his time working on Star Trek: Enterprise, including favorite and least favorite stories and the early demise of the series.

Star Trek was at its best when exploring current day issues in the futurist setting and Star Trek: Enterprise was no exception. “…the AIDS-metaphor episode with T’Pol was very strong,” said Braga. “It had to do with Vulcan mind melds, at that point in Vulcan history, being something that was considered taboo. To me, that’s an interesting exploration of Star Trek and also tells us something about people who are ostracized.”

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Braga: Favorite Episodes And Seven Of Nine

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Brannon Braga worked on Star Trek beginning with Star Trek: The Next Generation as an intern, and the veteran writer and creator shared his memories, both good and bad, of his Star Trek work.

Star Trek: The Next Generation ended with All Good Things…, an episode of which Braga is proud and one which fans enjoyed as well. “I’m proud of that for a lot of reasons,” he said. “Top of the list, it was just a really great two-hour episode of TNG that fully explored the characters and the sentimentality of where they started, where they are and where they’re going. It had a great science-fiction premise. And it kind of achieved the impossible. I have no recollection of how Ron Moore and I did it, but it was a great ending to a great series. It didn’t disappoint.”
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Star Trek #1 To Debut Tomorrow

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

For fans of J.J. AbramsStar Trek, a new comic based on the Trek reboot goes on sale tomorrow.

Written by Mike Johnson, with artwork by Stephen Molnar and covers by Tim Bradstreet and David Messina, Star Trek #1 features the new Star Trek cast on a mission based on the original series’ Where No Man Has Gone Before.

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Alexander: A Celebrity Star Trek Fan

Monday, September 19th, 2011

Star Trek has had it’s share of celebrities who love the various series and Jason Alexander, one of those celebrity fans, turned his love of Trek into an appearance on Star Trek: Voyager.

Alexander played Kurros in Think Tank, which aired in the fifth season of Star Trek: Voyager. He spoke about his love of Star Trek, which dated back to his childhood. “I was probably ten years old when I first discovered Trek,” he said. “I had three cousins who were big fans and they introduced me to it. I was hooked on the first episode. Originally, it was the escapist fantasy of being a superhero/spaceman that intrigued me. But later, yes – it was the quality of the writing.”

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Meaney In Parked

Monday, September 19th, 2011

Colm Meaney, best-known to Star Trek fans as Transporter Chief Miles O’Brien in Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine was seen at the Helsinki International Film Festival in Parked.

In Parked, Meaney portrays Fred Daly, a homeless Irish man who ends up living in his car after returning from England only to find that jobs are non-existent back home in Dublin.

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Nimoy Emmy Appearance

Monday, September 19th, 2011

Star Trek fans watching the Emmys last night were treated to a skit in which Leonard Nimoy appeared alongside Jane Lynch.

Nimoy took on the role at the last moment after Alec Baldwin withdrew after a joke of his mocking the Rupert Murdoch phone scandal was cut from the skit. “They edited out a line and he asked them to not air the segment,” a friend of Baldwin’s explained. “He didn’t want to do something that had been edited afterwards because if it’s comedy and you take out a key line, it just doesn’t work.”

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Retro Review: How Sharper Than a Serpent’s Tooth

Friday, September 16th, 2011

An ancient alien astronaut who visited Earth and was worshipped as a god takes Kirk as a specimen for a collection of species he’s influenced.

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Star Trek Vault Preview

Friday, September 16th, 2011

For fans waiting for Scott Tipton‘s Star Trek Vault book, due to be released in several weeks, a short video gives a preview of the goodies that are included with the book.

“Charting the first forty years of Star Trek, Star Trek Vault is the ultimate treasure trove of Star Trek imagery and memorabilia, sure to appeal to both the casual and die-hard fan. Author Scott Tipton has written numerous Star Trek comics. His award-winning website, comics101.com, was named one of Entertainment Weekly‘s ’100 Greatest Websites.’”

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New Mondo Voyager Posters To Debut

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

Fans who enjoy the Mondo posters as well as Star Trek: Voyager will be happy to hear about several new posters to be offered tomorrow by Mondo.

The three posters, created by Craig Drake, feature Seven of Nine in her familiar catsuit and as a Borg member.

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A New Generation of Reading Rainbow To Debut

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s LeVar Burton has announced the launch of “RRKidz, a breakthrough reading, discovery and exploration platform that motivates today’s kids to experience literature via the digital devices they love.”

Burton was the producer and the host of PBS’s award-winning Reading Rainbow, which ran from 1983 until 2006.

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Abrams Commits To Star Trek 2

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

According to Vulture, J.J. Abrams will indeed be directing Star Trek 2.

“Insiders familiar with the director’s plans” told Vulture that pre-production on Star Trek 2 was underway; the script is set to be completed by the end of this month; and Star Trek 2 will begin shooting this winter.

Supposedly, part of the delay was due to the lack of availability of Alex Kurtzman, who had been working on Welcome to People. But now Kurtzman’s work on that project has been completed and he is ready to turn his attention to Star Trek 2.

Fuller To Produce New Television Drama

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Bryan Fuller, best-known to Star Trek fans for his work on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager, will be the executive producer on a new drama series based on a younger version of an infamous movie character.

Gaumont International Television and Fuller will produce the new series, based on Hannibal Lecter from The Silence of the Lambs.

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Cho Waiting To Shoot Star Trek 2

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

John Cho is now in waiting mode for Star Trek 2, as it is the next project for the actor who reprised the role of Sulu in Star Trek XI.

Like everyone else, Cho is in the dark about when Star Trek 2 filming will actually begin. “We were supposed to shoot Star Trek 2, or XII, this winter,” he said, “but I’m not really sure when it’s going. So I’m kind of on standby.”

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