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Archive for January, 2013

January-February 2013 Star Trek Conventions And Appearances

Monday, January 7th, 2013

There will be eleven conventions, shows or appearances in January and February 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.

Now that the holidays are over, its time to think about Star Trek conventions again. Starting off the year will be The Hollywood Show, which be held January 11-13 at the Westin Los Angeles Airport. In attendance at The Hollywood Show will be Deep Space Nine‘s Louise Fletcher, Christopher McDonald (Lt. Richard Castillo – Yesterday’s Enterprise), William Schallert (Nilz Baris – The Trouble with Tribbles) and Celeste Yarnall (Yeoman Martha Landon – The Apple).

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The Return of Ensign Sue!

Monday, January 7th, 2013

Back in 2010, Ensign Sue Must Die, one of the funniest Star Trek comics to ever be published, kept fans entertained for weeks, and now a sequel to the adventures of the annoying ensign is currently running.

The first webcomic series featured Ensign Sue (Mary Amethyst Star Enoby Aiko Archer Picard Janeway Sue to be exact), a young medical officer who arrived on the USS Enterprise and drove Kirk and crew (J.J. Abrams version) crazy.

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Sew Trek

Monday, January 7th, 2013

For Star Trek fans who like to sew, a new line of Trek-themed products will be of interest.

The Trek-themed offerings include “cotton fabrics, fleece fabrics, flannel fabrics and no-sew throws that can be used to craft quilts, shirts.”

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Trek Fan Loses Battle With Cancer

Monday, January 7th, 2013

A Star Trek fan with terminal cancer who had been granted his wish to see Star Trek into Darkness has passed away.

Daniel Craft‘s wish to see the movie had been posted by his friend on Reddit, and the wish eventually made its way to J.J. Abrams, who made a rough cut of the movie available for Dan and his wife Paige to see.

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Retro Review: Explorers

Friday, January 4th, 2013

Sisko builds a version of an ancient Bajoran space vessel in an effort to prove that centuries earlier, Bajorans landed on Cardassia.

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Astronaut Acknowledges Captain Kirk

Friday, January 4th, 2013

Someone on the crew of the International Space Station is a Star Trek fan.

Yesterday, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, flight engineer for Expedition 34, exchanged tweets with none other than James T. Kirk.

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Trek Author Suffers Stroke

Friday, January 4th, 2013

A holiday vacation in Florida turned out to be anything but relaxing for Star Trek author Peter David, who suffered a stroke while at Disney with his family.

Thankfully, David survived the stroke and is making progress in his recovery, but medical bills are piling up and fellow authors are getting the word out about how David’s fans can help.

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Deep Space Nine Anniversary

Friday, January 4th, 2013

Twenty years ago, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine debuted on television.

Deep Space Nine was the third televised series, but unlike the first two, it took place on a space station, not a starship, and that was deliberate, according to Co-creator Michael Piller. “Coming with the wind at our backs, it really felt as if we had figured out what made Star Trek work, and that we could bring all the vision that Gene Roddenberry had about space and the future to a different kind of franchise,” he said. “We didn’t want to have another series of shows about space travel.”

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Star Trek The Visual Dictionary

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

A new publication due out this spring will allow young readers to visually explore the Star Trek universe.

Star Trek The Visual Dictionary will cover all five of the television series and the first ten Star Trek films.

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Shatner’s New Trek Documentary

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

William Shatner is making another Star Trek documentary but this one is not about the original series.

The documentary, titled Wacky Doodle, will document the first two years of production on Star Trek: The Next Generation.

“It’s about how crazy it was; how difficult it was to get it started and do it right,” said Shatner.

High Quality Star Trek Into Darkness Photos

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Paramount has released high quality versions of photos from Star Trek into Darkness.

In addition to the photos, Zoë Saldana and Benedict Cumberbatch spoke guardedly about their respective roles in the movie.

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