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Star Trek Legion of Superheroes Preview

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

For fans waiting for tomorrow’s release of the first issue of Star Trek Legion of Superheroes comic, there is an eight-page preview available now.

In Star Trek Legion of Superheroes, IDW Publishing and DC Comics pair up the crew of the Enterprise with the Legion of Superheroes, with settings in the 23rd and/or 31st century.

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Star Trek Legion of Super-Heroes Comic To Debut

Monday, October 17th, 2011

A new comic series from IDW Publishing and DC Comics, Star Trek Legion of Super-Heroes, will debut this week.

In Star Trek Legion of Super-heroes, the first of a six-issue release, Captain Kirk and his crew and the Legion of Super-Heroes will feature the two groups interacting in the 23rd century and the 31st century.

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New York Comic-Con Trek Licensees

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

For fans attending the New York Comic-Con, which begins tomorrow and runs through Sunday at the Javits Center in Manhattan, there were be plenty of Star Trek licensees in attendance showing off their products, plus several guests affiliated with the franchise.

The products to be shown include books, action figures, Bluetooth headsets, ornaments and busts.
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Shatner – On The Record

Monday, October 10th, 2011

Recently William Shatner appeared on the On The Record with Greta Van Sustern show to promote about his new book, Shatner Rules.

Shatner preferred to speak about his philosophy in acting (and life) rather than to dwell upon old grudges between some of the actors dating back to his filming days on the original series.

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Orci And Johnson: New Trek

Friday, September 30th, 2011

Writers Mike Johnson (Star Trek #1 comic) and Roberto Orci (Star Trek XI) share their thoughts on the new Star Trek production; including Star Trek XI, the comics based on the Abrams’ Star Trek crew, and Star Trek 2.

Once Star Trek XI hit the movie screens, co-writer Orci found out that the reaction to the film was diverse – with some loving the new take on the original series and others not happy with some of the events of Star Trek XI. “I’d like to say I was surprised [by the reactions], but as a fan I was going through all of those reactions myself as we came up with the story and how to revisit the characters for the new movie,” he said. “The only surprise was how well-received it was.”

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Shatner Book Re-ignites Feud

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Over the years, William Shatner and George Takei have taken shots at one another and Shatner’s new book, due out next month, will only continue their feud.

In his new book, Shatner Rules: Your Guide to Understanding the Shatnerverse and the World at Large, it’s Shatner’s turn to attack Takei.

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Ward: Vanguard – What Judgments Come

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Dayton Ward, co-author of Vanguard: What Judgments Come, talks about this first part of the finale to the Vanguard series and the approaching end of the Vanguard series.

Vanguard: What Judgments Come (due out next week) and Vanguard: Storming Heaven (due out next March) will complete the Vanguard series and that was always the plan. “…David Mack, Kevin (Dilmore) and I are getting to do something that’s never really been done before: bring to a planned conclusion one of the novel spin-off series,” said Ward. “From the start, Vanguard has had a definitive endgame in mind, though specific details about how to get there were always left nebulous.”

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Star Trek Vault Preview

Friday, September 16th, 2011

For fans waiting for Scott Tipton‘s Star Trek Vault book, due to be released in several weeks, a short video gives a preview of the goodies that are included with the book.

“Charting the first forty years of Star Trek, Star Trek Vault is the ultimate treasure trove of Star Trek imagery and memorabilia, sure to appeal to both the casual and die-hard fan. Author Scott Tipton has written numerous Star Trek comics. His award-winning website, comics101.com, was named one of Entertainment Weekly‘s ’100 Greatest Websites.’”

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A New Generation of Reading Rainbow To Debut

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s LeVar Burton has announced the launch of “RRKidz, a breakthrough reading, discovery and exploration platform that motivates today’s kids to experience literature via the digital devices they love.”

Burton was the producer and the host of PBS’s award-winning Reading Rainbow, which ran from 1983 until 2006.

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Star Trek: A Choice of Catastrophes

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Steve Mollmann and Michael Schuster, the authors of Star Trek: A Choice of Catastrophes talk about their latest book and how they broke into Star Trek writing.

Online Star Trek RPGs and writing fan fiction were the start of a writing career for Mollmann and Schuster.

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The Versatile Anthony Montgomery

Friday, August 19th, 2011

Anthony Montgomery, best-known to Star Trek: Enterprise fans as Travis Mayweather; acts, sings and has written a graphic novel.

Star Trek: Enterprise was not only regular work for Montgomery, but it made him more visible in Hollywood. “It was a great time! That was obviously my real big break,” he said. “Because of the legacy that the Star Trek franchise has, it changed everything for me; it completely changed the game for me.”

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Star Trek #2 Comic To Release This Autumn

Friday, August 5th, 2011

IDW Publishing has announced that the second issue of a new comic book series based on Star Trek XI‘s alternative timeline will soon follow issue #1, which debuts in September.

Star Trek #2 is billed as a “lead up to 2012′s eagerly awaited Star Trek sequel” and revisits an episode from the original series.

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Cox: The Rings of Time

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

Star Trek author Greg Cox is in the midst of writing a new original series novel, The Rings of Time, which will revisit the son of a familiar character from Tomorrow is Yesterday.

In Tomorrow is Yesterday, a human from the 1960s aboard the Enterprise after the destruction of his military aircraft needs to be returned to Earth in spite of his glimpse of the future, because his son Colonel Shaun Geoffrey Christopher, not yet born, will head the first Earth-Saturn Mission.
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Vanguard Series To End

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

A blurb for Vanguard: What Judgments Come included the news that the book is the beginning of the end of the Vanguard series.

After the description the What Judgments Come story, the blurb concluded with “The end of the epic saga begins.”

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Obsessed With Star Trek

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

A new Star Trek trivia book written by Chip Carter is not only a quiz, but also an interactive game.

Obsessed with Star Trek contains 2,500 questions covering Star Trek from the original series through Star Trek: Nemesis.

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