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Archive for September, 2011

Cho: Sulu In Star Trek 2

Monday, September 12th, 2011

John Cho was satisfied with his work in Star Trek XI, and the actor who played Sulu has an opinion on what he’d like to see for the character in the next Star Trek movie.

There was plenty for Cho to do in Star Trek XI, which was gratifying, as he didn’t expect a big role in the movie. “I was happy,” he said. “When I took the role, I hadn’t read the script, even. I just knew that I wanted to be a part of it. I wasn’t sure how it’d juggle out. There were just a lot of characters to get to, it was a big story to tell, and I wasn’t expecting a huge arc.”

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Retro Review: Albatross

Friday, September 9th, 2011

Dr. McCoy is charged with causing a plague nineteen years earlier, and the Enterprise crew contracts the illness while looking for evidence to use in his defense.

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Trek Nation Documentary To Air In November

Friday, September 9th, 2011

Rod Roddenberry‘s documentary, Trek Nation, will be airing on the Science Channel in November.

Trek Nation was produced and narrated by Roddenberry, who is the son of the late Gene and Majel Barrett Roddenberry. The documentary has been eight years in the making.

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Vintage Original Series Sell Sheet

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

A booklet promoting the original series was sent out ahead of the 1966-1967 television series to interest advertisers in the show in hopes of getting them to purchase commercial time, and a copy of this Star Trek NBC sales pilot sell sheet has recently made its appearance on the Internet.

The booklet features a cover with James T. Kirk as Captain of the USS Enterprise, with Yeoman Smith (Andrea Dromm) at his side.

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Mulgrew At Dragon*Con

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

For those who couldn’t attend the recent Dragon*Con, a four-part YouTube video of Kate Mulgrew on a Warehouse 13 panel has been uploaded.

Mulgrew was on the panel with Eddie McClintock and writer Deric A. Hughes, and she shared stories about her time working on Warehouse 13.

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Takei Turns Ninja

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Next week, Star Trek‘s George Takei takes on a new role, that of a holographic martial arts sensei, in Nickelodeon’s Supah Ninjas.

Supah Ninjas is “about a team of three young teenage ninjas, one of them being my grandson Mike (Ryan Potter),” said Takei. “I’m a ninja master and I want to see the art and the tradition of our clan carried on. My son doesn’t quite measure up, but I find that the genes have skipped a generation and the grandson has all the qualities necessary. So I recruit my grandson to be a ninja, and he has a good buddy named Owen Reynolds (Carlos Knight). He wants his buddy to be a ninja as well, and I agree.”

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Star Trek Art Exhibition

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

An art exhibition in honor of Star Trek‘s 45th anniversary will be held in Manchester, England starting this week.

The exhibition will be held in the Generation Pop art gallery in Manchester, beginning on September 9.

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Uhura: Back On The Bridge

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Nichelle Nichols appeared live from Kennedy Space Center this morning on CNN’s American Morning Live show.

Kennedy Space Center is hosting Star Trek: The Exhibition this summer and Nichols’ interview took place on the Bridge of the USS Enterprise that is part of that exhibition, but instead of her usual place at the communications console, she was interviewed sitting in the Captain’s chair.

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Retro Review: The Practical Joker

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

After Romulans chase the Enterprise through an energy cloud, the ship is plagued by a series of silly pranks.

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TNG Figures To Debut Next Year

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

Fans of Star Trek: The Next Generation who collect figures will be in luck next year, with the announcement of the Star Trek Retro Line which is due to be released next year, the twenty-fifth anniversary of The Next Generation.

The figures will be released by Diamond Toys, and are inspired by the classic Mego Star Trek figures that were released in the 1970s.

First to be released will be a Captain Picard and a Borg figure. A larger, more detailed photo of each figure, as well as details and pricing, can be seen at StarTrek.com.

Hulu To Offer Trek In Japan

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

Star Trek fans in Japan will be able to see Star Trek via Hulu’s subscription-only service.

CBS Corporation and Hulu announced the multi-year, non-exclusive licensing agreement that will offer certain television shows from across CBS Corporation to be streamed instantly.

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Revell Germany To Develop Ship Model Kits

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

For European fans, beginning next month, several new Star Trek models will be available to build, courtesy of Revell Germany.

Revell Germany has released kits based on Star Trek: Voyager and will now turn its attention to two original series ships.

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Star Trek Online To Go Free-to-play

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

Fans of Star Trek Online will be happy to learn that by the end of the year, the game will not require a subscription to play.

Perfect World CEO Kelvin Lau said that a free-to-play model of Star Trek Online is now being developed. “…in fact Cryptic is working on the free-to-play model for Star Trek Online. This is going to be launched by the end of this year as well,” Lau said. “So I think with the free-to-play model we have bigger potential in the US market and also in China.”

Cryptic Studios, which developed Star Trek Online, was purchased by Perfect World last March.

New Trek Ornament To Debut At NYCC

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

Fans of the Hallmark Star Trek ornament line will be able to purchase a new Hallmark Trek ornament at the New York Comic-Con next month.

Hallmark will be in attendance for the first time at the New York Comic-Con International, be held October 13-16 at the Javits Center in New York City.

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September-October Trek Conventions

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

There will be nine conventions, shows or appearances in August and September 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 September, there will be five conventions of note. From September 2-6, Dragon*Con will be held in Atlanta, Georgia. In attendance at Dragon*Con will be: William Shatner, Garrett Wang, Christopher Lloyd, James Darren, Nicole de Boer, Gates McFadden, Robert Duncan McNeill, Kate Mulgrew, Brent Spiner, Wil Wheaton, Nana Visitor, Tony Todd and Trek author A.C. Crispin.

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