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Archive for August, 2012

Retro Review: The House of Quark

Friday, August 31st, 2012

Quark is accused of killing a Klingon and claims that it’s true to bolster his reputation…until the dead man’s widow comes looking for him.

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September-October Trek Conventions And Appearances

Friday, August 31st, 2012

There will be seventeen conventions, shows or appearances in September and October 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.

September starts off with The Hollywood Show, which will take place September 7-9 and will be held at the Hilton Rosemont O’Hare Airport Hotel in Rosemont, Illinois. In attendance at The Hollywood show will be: Sally Kellerman, Gary Lockwood, BarBara Luna, Sean Kenney, Jennifer Lien and Bill Mumy.

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Mulgrew Fan Expo 2012 Video

Friday, August 31st, 2012

For fans of Kate Mulgrew who were unable to attend last week’s Fan Expo 2012, a video of Mulgrew’s talk is now online.

In the video, almost an hour in length, Mulgrew discusses her current projects as well as Star Trek: Voyager.

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Bloomers Webseries Fundraiser

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

To help fund the second season of Bloomers, a web-based comedy directed by Star Trek: Voyager‘s Tim Russ, special perks are offered from a credit on the Bloomers website to an executive producer credit for the second season of the webseries.

Bloomers is about a diverse group of friends finding new ways to love, work and laugh in downtown Los Angeles.

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Cumberbatch: Tired of Denying Rumors

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

While Benedict Cumberbatch enjoyed playing an “iconic” villain in Star Trek 2, denying rumors about the identity of said rumor has proven to be tiresome for the actor.

It was “really, really good fun,” said Cumberbatch of his Star Trek 2 role. “It’s a great part and it’s really well written. I enjoyed the fights and the stunts, there’s lots of that and it really is proper action movie territory.”

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Stewart on Futurama

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Sir Patrick Stewart has a guest role on the mid-season finale of Futurama tonight.

In the episode, 31st Century Fox, Stewart will be voicing the Huntmaster.

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Trek Fatheads

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

For Trek fans wishing to bring some life-sized Star Trek character graphics into their home, Star Trek “Fatheads” offer twelve different wall graphics from which to choose.

A Fathead wall graphic is a realistic-looking “life-size action image that [can be stuck] on any smooth surface.” These images can be moved and reused and are safe for walls.

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Star Trek TNG/Doctor Who: Assimilation2 #4 First Look

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Fans waiting for issue #4 of the Star Trek TNG/Doctor Who: Assimilation2 comic series to be released tomorrow can see a preview of the issue now.

In Star Trek TNG/Doctor Who: Assimilation2 #4, the CyberBorg “continue to carve a swath of destruction across the galaxy,” but “the Federation is met with the possibility of assistance, but from an unthinkable source!” Captain Picard and the Doctor forge an alliance that may “be worse than the enemy they face.”

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Kurtzman And Orci To Produce Fantasy Adventure

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Star Trek 2‘s Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci have a new project on their plate; this one based on a children’s fantasy book series.

The duo will produce Dragonology, a series of books based on the idea that dragons really exist.

First published in the UK in 2003, followed by a US publication, the twelve-book Dragonology series is about a team of dragonologists, led by Ernest Drake, who “embark on a quest to avert a plot to use the world’s remaining dragons to wipe out humanity.”

Leonard Hartman will be executive producer on the project.

Dorn: The Next Generation Versus Deep Space Nine Set

Monday, August 27th, 2012

Michael Dorn found working on the set of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine to be rather different than working on the Star Trek: The Next Generation set.

Dorn thought that when The Next Generation wrapped, he was done with Worf, but then he received a phone call from Rick Berman asking him to join the cast of Deep Space Nine. “I was surprised, very surprised,” he said.

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Retro Review: The Search, Parts One and Two

Friday, August 24th, 2012

Sisko takes his crew on the Defiant to make peace with the leaders of the Dominion in the Gamma Quadrant, where Odo discovers his own origins.

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Paper-craft USS Enterprise

Friday, August 24th, 2012

For Star Trek fans who also like paper-crafting, a new kit will cover both hobbies.

The new model will even include an audio chip that plays the theme from the original series.
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Masterson To Voice Who Audio Drama

Friday, August 24th, 2012

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’s Chase Masterson will be taking a voice guest role in an audio “Big Finish Doctor Who” adventure.

The title of this Sylvester McCoy adventure is Doctor Who: The Shadow Heart.

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Elliot Passes

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

Biff Elliot, best-known to Star Trek fans for his role in the original series’ The Devil in the Dark, died last week at the age of eighty-nine of natural causes.

Elliot played the miner Schmitter in the episode, who met a grisly end courtesy of the Horta.

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Pine Jack Ryan Reboot For 2013

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

Star Trek 2‘s Chris Pine will be starring in the untitled Jack Ryan reboot set to be released next year.

The main cast has finally been set and the first rebooted Jack Ryan film will be released in the fourth quarter of 2013.

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