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Shore Leave 37 Convention

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

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It’s summertime and that means that the Shore Leave Convention is almost here.

This year’s Shore Leave 37 convention will take place August 7-9 at the Hunt Valley Inn in Hunt Valley, Maryland.

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July-August 2015 Trek Conventions And Appearances

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

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There will be seventeen conventions, shows or appearances in July and August that will 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.

July begins with the Montreal Comiccon to be held July 3-5 at the Palais des Congres in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. In attendance at Montreal Comiccon will be Jeffrey Combs, Ron Perlman, and Garrett Wang.

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San Diego Comic-Con Guide

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

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San Diego Comic-Con is fast approaching, and Star Trek fans will find plenty of interest at the yearly event.

This year’s Comic-Con is being held July 9-12.

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Spock Documentary Close To Funding Goal

Monday, June 29th, 2015

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Adam Nimoy‘s documentary on his father, For the Love of Spock, has raised much of the money necessary for the movie but more is needed to hit the goal of $600,000 before the fundraiser expires on July 1.

The documentary will only be created if the entire amount is funded.

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San Diego Comic-Con Star Trek Uglydolls

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

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Star Trek fans attending this year’s San Diego Comic-Con will be able to purchase two new Star Trek Uglydolls.

The two new dolls join five others that made their debuts earlier this year.

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Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage Adds More Dates

Friday, June 19th, 2015

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Two more cities have been added to the Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage tour.

The cities include New York and Boston.

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Trek Superfan Asked to Pitch Trek Show

Friday, June 19th, 2015

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A fan who has worked on a Star Trek series concept for two decades has been asked to pitch said show to Paramount.

The fan is Michael Gummelt, and the series is Star Trek Uncharted.

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Super-Fan Builds Tackles Trek

Friday, June 12th, 2015

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A Star Trek “super-fan” was the recipient of a Trek-themed computer desk and chair courtesy of Tim Baker and Super-Fan Builds.

Super-Fan Builds, a webseries, features Baker and a team of prop designers who create “mind-blowing tributes to beloved shows, movies, and videogames.”

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Vulcan Ear-Making 101

Friday, June 5th, 2015

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With summer conventions approaching, a Tested video featuring Effects Artist Frank Ippolito shows Norm Chan how to make authentic Vulcan ear prosthetics.

The techniques used include “lifecasting, sculpting, mold-making, and casting.”

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For The Love Of Spock

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

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A new Kickstarter campaign has been launched to raise money for a documentary about Leonard Nimoy.

The documentary, announced earlier this year, will be titled For the Love of Spock.

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Adam Savage Builds Original Series Captain’s Chair

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

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In his “One Day Build” YouTube series, Adam Savage builds the original series’ Captain’s Chair.

The chair includes electronics to power lighted buttons and sound effects.

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June-July 2015 Trek Conventions And Appearances

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

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There will be twenty-four conventions, shows or appearances June and July that will 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.

June begins with the Niagara Falls Comic Con, which will be held June 5-7 at the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls, Canada. In attendance at the Niagara Falls Comic Con will be Christopher McDonald (Lt. Richard Castillo), Nichelle Nichols and Garrett Wang.

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Trek Fan Builds Unique USS Enterprise

Monday, June 1st, 2015

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A Star Trek fan has almost finished building a rather colorful eighteen foot long model of the USS Enterprise.

The large model, which dominates his one-bedroom apartment is made of cardboard and plastic.

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Star Trek: The Fifty Year Mission

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

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A new video documentary explores Gene Roddenberry‘s Star Trek vision.

Star Trek: The Fifty Year Mission is centered on one of the fan films currently in production, Star Trek Continues.

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Scotland Yard Trekkie Fear

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

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In a bit of news sure to amuse Trek fans, who don’t usually inspire such a reaction, it turns out that Scotland Yard kept a secret dossier on the show back before the millennium change.

They also kept one on X-Files, Roswell, Dark Skies, and The Lawnmower Man.

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