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Archive for December, 2011

Drexler: Best Times On Trek

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Doug Drexler recently shared what he enjoyed most during his time working on Star Trek shows.

For Drexler, the thing that stands out most was the friends that he made over the years. “These people are still my friends, and I still work with many of them, too,” he said. Those friends included Mike and Denise Okuda. “I owe [Mike] much for [taking a chance on me], but the friendship that we have, it’s something you can’t put any price on.”

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Combs To Appear In Nashville

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Fans of Star Trek Deep Space Nine‘s Jeffrey Combs will be able to see the actor perform a one-man show in Nashville next month.

Combs will be appearing at the Nashville Public Library at 7 PM on January 19, where he will be performing Nevermore, An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe.

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Visitor Castle Guest Appearance

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Fans of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine‘s Nana Visitor will be able to see her in an episode of Castle which will air next year.

Castle is a “comedy-drama” starring Nathan Fillion (Firefly, Serenity) as Richard Castle. Castle is a mystery writer who is brought in for questioning by the NYPD after a serial killer uses his novel plots as inspiration for his murders. The author comes along on homicide investigations to assist the team in research and to get inspiration for his writing.

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Drexler: Ships Of The Line 2013

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

A change in publishers was in order for the 2013 Ships of the Line calendar, which has just been completed.

Even though a change in publishers from Pocket Books to Rizzoli meant a shorter lead time for the Ships of the Line 2013 calendar, fans should be pleased when it comes out, and they will have Doug Drexler to thank for not being stuck with a rerun calendar due to that shorter lead time.

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Ryder Joins Iceman

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Winona Ryder, Star Trek XI‘s Amanda Grayson, will be appearing in The Iceman.

The Iceman is based on Anthony Bruno’s The Iceman: The True Story of a Cold-Blooded Killer, the story of mass murderer Richard Kuklinsky.

Ryder will be playing Kuklinsky’s wife Deborah alongside Michael Shannon (Boardwalk Empire‘s FBI agent Nelson Van Alden).

The Iceman is in pre-production, and will be released in 2013.

Star Trek: The Next Generation In High-Def

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Just in time for its twenty-fifth anniversary, Star Trek: The Next Generation will be released in high-def Blu-ray.

For fans of The Next Generation, 2012 will be a good year, with the release of the first season towards the end of the year. But fans will get a taste of what to expect with a sampler to be released January 21, 2012.

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To Khan Or Not To Khan

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

According to two people associated with Star Trek 2, Khan will probably not be making an appearance.

Simon Pegg and Bryan Burk recently nixed Star Trek 2 Khan rumors, or did they?

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Takei: Trek And War Fans, Unite!

Monday, December 12th, 2011

According to George Takei, Star Trek and Star Wars fans shouldn’t be fighting each other, but instead should be uniting against another fandom.

After the recent online exchange between Star Trek‘s William Shatner and Star WarsCarrie Fisher, Takei decided to jump in with his own opinion on the fandom war, with a three minute video, George Takei is the Broker of Star Peace.

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Pegg Knows The Story

Monday, December 12th, 2011

Next month, shooting begins on Star Trek 2, and Simon Pegg knows some details about the plot.

The actor, best-known to Star Trek fans for his role of Scotty, believes that fans will like what they see, too. “It’s more of what we love as Star Trek fans…,” he said. “What’s not to love?”

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Retro Review: Move Along Home

Friday, December 9th, 2011

The Wadi, who like games, make Quark lead the senior crew on a trip through a complicated maze.

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Billingsley: Studio Greed Killed Enterprise

Friday, December 9th, 2011

Star Trek: Enterprise‘s John Billingsley , who played Phlox on the series, spoke about what made Star Trek great and why Star Trek: Enterprise ended so soon.

According to Billingsley, the future that Star Trek portrayed was a hopeful one. “For me, its success originally came from the idea that it was positing the hope and future for mankind, and (creator Gene) Roddenberry certainly was of a mind that Star Trek was designed to say first and foremost, ‘Yes we can.’ There is a time when different cultures and different races can bury the hatchet and we can find a way through our problems and thrive and grow.”

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Star Trek iPhone Cases

Friday, December 9th, 2011

Another possible gift idea for this holiday season for the Star Trek fan is the Star Trek Starfleet iPhone 4 case.

Fans owning the iPhone 4 can now protect their phones while showing their love of classic Star Trek with one of four new iPhone 4 cases.

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Morrison: A Peek Into Trek Secrecy

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

Star Trek fans know how J.J. Abrams tried to maintain the secrecy of Star Trek XI, but that even extended to the audition process for new actors hoping to appear in the movie.

Jennifer Morrison was tapped to play Winona Kirk, mother of James T. Kirk, in Star Trek XI and her audition reading contained nothing that actually appeared in the movie.

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Ramirez For Trek 2 Villain?

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

Now that Benecio Del Toro is definitely out for Star Trek 2, other actors are being eyed for the role of the villain in Star Trek 2.

Time is growing short, with filming to commence next month, so J.J. Abrams has lined up several other actors in hopes of finding his villain.

Two candidates are being evaluated; Jordi Molla (Colombiana) and Edgar Ramirez (Carlos). Ramirez is said to be the frontrunner, and he will be testing for the role via Skype this week.

There is still no word as to whether the actor chosen will be playing Khan or some other role.

USS Enterprise Replica Sweepstakes

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

One lucky fan will win a thirty-four inch USS Enterprise Refit Artisan Replica by QMX, valued at $4,995, courtesy of Star Trek.com.

In a new sweepstakes, fans may enter for a chance to win the beautiful model by heading to Star Trek.com‘s FB page, located here, where they can click on the link located on the left (Artisan Replica Sweepstakes) which will lead them to the entry page. The sweepstakes runs through December 23.

More information on the USS Enterprise can be found here.

Click on the thumbnail to see a larger photo of the model.