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Archive for January, 2013

Trek Parody To Debut This Summer

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Where No Man Has Gone Before – the Unauthorized Star Trek Parody Musical will premiere in Washington, D.C. this June.

Written by Clara Hoch and Eva Thorpe, and directed by Hoch, the musical parody is based on the original series episode of the same name.

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New Trek Toys

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

For fans looking for Star Trek merchandise, Diamond Select Toys has several items due out at various times this year, and four of the five items feature the USS Enterprise.

The Diamond Select Toy items include the USS Enterprise NCC-1701B, USS Enterprise 1701-D, Star Trek Enterprise Project Cutaway Ship, Star Trek Enterprise Rock Art and the Star Trek Legacy Minimates Series 1 Assortment.

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Picardo: Keeping In Touch

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Even though it has been almost twelve years since Star Trek: Voyager ended, Robert Picardo still maintains contact with his former co-workers.

Every year, the actors get together once or twice for a dinner and this year’s dinner fell on a special date.

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New Ortz Art Shot Glasses

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

The next set of shot glasses featuring Juan Ortiz‘s original series art has been announced.

The glasses in this sixth set feature art from The Tholian Web, The Savage Curtain, Mirror, Mirror and Miri.

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Picardo: I Think I’ve Got The Worst Part

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

Star Trek: Voyager‘s Robert Picardo shared his memories of joining Voyager and of the first episode, Caretaker.

Picardo was the last actor to work on the pilot which was a bit daunting. “I was the last guy to come in, and everybody else had already established relationships,” he said. “So I come in and say ‘Hello,’ and everyone knew each other already. That meant that there was that little feeling of I had to prove myself.”

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New Original Series Art Print

Monday, January 14th, 2013

A new art print features a ship from the original series’ Space Seed episode.

The ship is the S.S. Botany Bay, the sleeper ship on which Khan and his genetically engineered supermen were found.

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Retro Review: Family Business

Friday, January 11th, 2013

After a Ferengi inquisitor comes to visit, Quark and Rom travel to Ferenginar to punish their Moogie for wearing clothes and earning profit.

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SFX Trek

Friday, January 11th, 2013

The latest issue of SFX Magazine (#231) features Star Trek, both Star Trek into Darkness and a look back at Star Trek: The Motion Picture, and five lucky UK fans will win a copy.

SFX interviewed Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Director J.J. Abrams for this issue.

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Starfleet Academy Class Ring

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

A new item of merchandise will appeal to fans of Starfleet Academy; the Starfleet Academy Class Ring.

A screen-accurate replica of the actual prop worn in Star Trek will soon be available for pre-order.

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Two Trek Actors In Tales From Beyond

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

The voices of two familiar Star Trek actors will be heard in Tales From Beyond, a new paranormal audio drama series currently fundraising.

The Star Trek actors involved with Tales From Beyond are John de Lancie and Robert Picardo.

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ISS Astronaut Trek Tweeting

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

More Star Trek actors interact with astronaut Chris Hadfield and a famous astronaut joins in the fun.

If you’re not following Hadfield, a flight engineer from Expedition 34 on the International Space Station, on Twitter,  you’re not only missing fabulous pictures of Earth taken from high above, but you’re also missing Star Trek-related tweets.

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January Ortiz Art Prints

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

The latest batch of Juan Ortiz original series art prints has been announced.

The four prints for January include: Mirror, Mirror, The Tholian Web, Miri and The Savage Curtain.

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Star Trek Enterprise In Blu-ray To Be Released

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

Good news for fans of Star Trek: Enterprise; the release date for the Blu-ray version of the first season has been announced.

And fans of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine andVoyager find out why Enterprise will be released ahead of those series.

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Burk: Star Trek Into Darkness To A Darker Place

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

Bryan Burk, producer of Star Trek into Darkness, explains what fans can expect from the movie.

According to Burk, Star Trek is about humans and their problems and interactions. “What attracted us to Star Trek is that it’s not just about space and aliens and what you might think it is, it’s actually about humans and how they all interact with each other, particularly Gene Roddenberry‘s vision of the future, where all the problems on earth kind of go away and we all come together and all the problems are out there.”

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Star Trek Into Darkness App Announced

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

A new Star Trek into Darkness app will be released at the end of January.

The app will “deliver exclusive content and advanced real world game experiences,” and fans watching this year’s Superbowl will be able to unlock content during a Star Trek into Darkness Superbowl ad.

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