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Archive for March, 2012

Retro Review: Cardassians

Friday, March 30th, 2012

A Cardassian boy who was adopted by Bajorans seeks help when his biological father learns of his existence from Dukat and seeks custody.

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April-May Star Trek Conventions And Appearances

Friday, March 30th, 2012

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

April begins with Marcon, which will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Columbus Ohio on April 6-8. In attendance at Marcon will be Star Trek: Voyager‘s Manu Intiraymi (Icheb).

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Phillips in Sparklepuff Lazerium

Thursday, March 29th, 2012


The first episode of a new sci-fi comedy webseries, Sparklepuff Lazerium, has been released, and a familiar Star Trek actor has a role in the webseries.

In Sparklepuff Lazerium, “the hottest space crime fighter in the universe – has arrived and is ready to kick some butt!”

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People Like Us Trailer Debuts

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

A new trailer for People Like Us, in which Chris Pine stars as a “twenty-something fast-talking salesman,” is now online.

People Like Us (formerly Welcome to People) is the story “of a struggling twenty-something man (Pine) who, after flying home to L.A. for the funeral of his estranged record-producer father, discovers that the will stipulates that he must deliver $150,000 in cash to a 30-year-old alcoholic sister (Elizabeth Banks) he never knew existed, and her troubled twelve-year-old son. Determined to keep the money to solve his own problems, he’s nonetheless fascinated by his unknown kin and makes contact with the two without revealing who he really is.”

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Star Trek Online to Release in Europe

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Star Trek Online, the free-to-play, massively multiplayer online role-playing Star Trek game, will now be available in languages other than English.

“With this European free-to-play launch, German and French players can now lead their crew on missions in their own language and also participate in events, in-game chats, competitions and episodic missions that will immerse them even more in the always expanding Star Trek universe.”

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Star Trek-themed Stationery

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

MeebleMail has introduced a new line of email stationery templates based on the original series.

The officially-licensed product includes thirty-two designs, and can be personalized with name, monogram, a favorite quote and more.

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Goldberg To Appear In Glee

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s Whoopi Goldberg (Guinan) will be appearing in the third season of Fox’s Glee.

Glee is a “musical comedy about a group of eager and ambitious students who strive to outshine their singing competition to win Nationals while navigating the cruel halls of McKinley High.”

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Star Trek Vanguard Concludes

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

With the release of Star Trek Vanguard: Storming Heaven this week, the Star Trek Vanguard saga is coming to an end.

Star Trek Vanguard: Storming Heaven is a true finale to the series. “The final Vanguard novel, Storming Heaven, continues that tradition by representing another first in Star Trek fiction: a planned ending to a literary original series,” said Author David Mack. “The last thing we wanted was to overstay Vanguard‘s welcome by churning out novels that did little to advance its overall narrative. In fact, after I finished the series’ fifth novel, Precipice, it had become clear to the three of us [Mack, Dayton Ward, Kevin Dilmore] that the series had reached ‘critical mass.’ It was time to begin our endgame.”

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Star Trek Continues Webseries

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Star Trek Continues, a new Star Trek webseries, has announced their cast and a familiar name will be taking on one of the roles of a main character in the production.

Chris Doohan, son of the late James Doohan, will be taking on the role of Scotty in Star Trek Continues. Other roles include Vic Mignogna as Captain Kirk, Todd Haberkorn as Mr. Spock, Chuck Huber as Dr. McCoy, Grant Imahara as Mr. Sulu, Kim Stinger as Lieutenant Uhura and Wyatt Lenart as Ensign Chekov.

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Nimoy Big Bang Theory Preview

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

A short preview video featuring Leonard Nimoy‘s appearance in The Big Bang Theory this Thursday has been released.

In The Transporter Malfunction, Sheldon accidentally breaks his Mr. Spock Trek collectible and is haunted by Mr. Spock, voiced by Nimoy.

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Star Trek Online: Klingon Awareness Week

Monday, March 26th, 2012

Players of Star Trek Online are invited to an “in-game Klingon event” to be held during the first week of April.

The Klingon Awareness Week will be held from April 1-7, and will include “community sponsored Klingon PvP (Player vs. Player) combat play; player-authored Foundry missions; fleet actions; participation in joint mission play; and much more!

“Forum discussions, event calendars, downloadable guide books, mission recommendations and reviews, plus podcasts and videos, will be available for this Klingon-centric event.  Additional information can be found on GatesofStovokor.com and StarbaseUGC.com, and the schedule of events can be found at the referring site.

Takei: Responses To Coming Out

Monday, March 26th, 2012

When George Takei came out in 2005, he received many emails; most were positive but some were not.

Although out to family, friends and select others, Takei came out publicly in 2005 in response to California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s veto of a gay marriage bill.

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More On Nimoy Big Bang Theory Appearance

Monday, March 26th, 2012

This week, Leonard Nimoy will be heard on The Big Bang Appearance in an episode titled The Transporter Malfunction.

Nimoy will be voicing his most famous character, Mr. Spock.

In The Transporter Malfunction, Penny (Kaley Cuoco) buys Leonard (Johnny Galecki) and Sheldon (Jim Parsons) Star Trek collectibles. Sheldon accidentally breaks his Mr. Spock Trek collectible and is haunted by Mr. Spock.

The Transporter Malfunction will air Thursday at 8 PM on CBS.

Retro Review: Invasive Procedures

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

A Trill rejected as a candidate for joining takes the crew hostage and has the Dax symbiont implanted in himself, leaving Jadzia to die.

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Abrams Hides Star Trek 2 Set

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Apparently annoyed with all of the recent set photos that have been released, Star Trek 2‘s J.J. Abrams has taken steps to stop future attempts to photograph Star Trek 2 production.

Abrams ordered the installation of thirty large shipping containers outside of his primary shooting location, according to Egotastic!. The thirty shipping containers have been strung together, blocking, for now, eager photographers.

Safe from prying eyes on the ground, perhaps the next photos will be taken from a rented helicopter.