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Archive for July, 2014

Drexler TV Alert

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

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Doug Drexler will be a judge on this week’s American Gangster episode of Face Off.

Face Off is a competition/elimination series exploring the world of special-effects make-up artists and the unlimited imagination that allows them to create amazing works of living art. Each week the artists are tasked with using their considerable talent to create original movie-worthy characters such as aliens, human-animal hybrids, horror villains, cyborgs and others.”

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Retro Review: His Way

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Odo consults with a holographic lounge singer about how to win Kira’s love.

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MicroWarriors Releases Next Week

Friday, July 25th, 2014

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MicroWarriors, a new documentary film that explores the world of beneficial bacteria, will be released on DVD on August 1.

The film was narrated by Leonard Nimoy, directed by his son Adam Nimoy, and co-produced by his daughter Julie Nimoy.

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Ships Of The Line Design Contest

Friday, July 25th, 2014

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A new contest was announced at the San Diego Comic Con this week.

The Ships of the Line Design Contest has begun and will run through September 2 on StarTrek.com.

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Next Weekend: Shore Leave 36!

Friday, July 25th, 2014

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Shore Leave 36 takes place next weekend, August 1-3, and although pre-registration is closed, tickets still remain for the event and can be purchased at the door.

Trek guest stars this year include Star Trek: Voyager‘s Robert Picardo and Michael Welch (Star Trek: Insurrection). Leonard Nimoy will be making a guest appearance via Skype. The eighty-three-year-old Nimoy is only doing convention appearances via Skype now, and his Skype appearance at Away Mission in Tampa earlier this year was very well-received by attendees.

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True Trek History To Be Penned

Friday, July 25th, 2014

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A new book chronicling the history of Star Trek, The 50 Year Mission: The Complete Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Star Trek, will debut in 2016.

Published by Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press, The 50 Year Mission will be written by Edward Gross and Mark A. Altman.

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Insight Editions Announces Three Trek Books For 2015

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

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Three new books from Insight Editions set to debut next year will cover costumes, and traveling to Vulcan and Qo’NoS.

The books include: Star Trek: Dressing the Final Frontier, Star Trek Travel Guide: Vulcan and Star Trek: Travel Guide: The Klingon Empire.

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To Be Takei Review by Spencer Blohm

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

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The beloved George Takei, better known as the original Sulu around these parts, is the subject of a new documentary by Filmmaker Jennifer Krootz called To Be Takei. The documentary looks at the entirety of George’s life; covering everything including his difficult childhood, his breakthrough role on Star Trek, and his activism in recent years. It is currently available exclusively on DIRECTV, from July 3rd to August 5th, before the film is released in theaters August 22.

Krootz begins the film with Takei’s childhood, which was relatively simple until America was thrust into WWII following the attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese. As a Japanese-American, Takei and his family were the victims of paranoia within the U.S. government, and were taken from their home in California to be placed in an internment camp in Arkansas. From the age of five until he was eight, Takei lived the life of a prisoner, an event which had a profound effect on him, as he describes in the film.

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Mulgrew: Playing Red

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

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Star Trek: Voyager‘s Kate Mulgrew spoke about playing Galina “Red” Reznikov on Orange is the New Black.

Mulgrew was interested in playing the character of Red because she was different than the usual type of character.

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Hallmark 2015 Trek Ornaments

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

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The three ornaments to be released by Hallmark next year have been revealed.

The ornaments feature Uhura, a scene from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, and The USS Enterprise NCC-1701-C.

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Funko Mini Spock

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

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A new figurine from Funko will be of interest to Star Trek fans.

The Spock (with lirpa) figurine joins the classic sci-fi group of Mystery Mini figurines.

The new figurines will debut in September, and includes characters such as E.T.,

Predators, Aliens, Rocketeer, Tron, Mal and Jayne from Firefly, and more.

IDW Publishing Comic Preview

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

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IDW Publishing‘s Star Trek: Harlan Ellison’s City on the Edge of Forever #2 is due out tomorrow, but fans can have a sneak peek today.

This is the second installment of Ellison’s Hugo and WGA Award-winning teleplay.

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A Baby For Saldana

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

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After weeks of online speculation, Zoë Saldana‘s publicist has told The Hollywood Reporter that the actress is pregnant.

Saldana married husband Marco Perego last summer.

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Klingon Beer Arrives In The US

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

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The Federation of Beer has announced that Klingon Warnog beer, already available in Canada, will be arriving in the US soon.

Klingon Warnog is a Danish Roggen Dunkelweiss.

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Star Trek: Prelude To Axanar

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

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Star Trek: Prelude to Axanar, a “History Channel-style documentary,” will screen this Saturday at the San Diego Comic-Con.

In Prelude to Axanar, Commander Kharn and Captain Garth of Izar will look back at the final battle between the Federation and the Klingon Empire.

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