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Fan Film Axanar Kickstarter Success

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014


Thanks in part to the help of George Takei in getting the word out, the Star Trek: Axanar Kickstarter has far exceeded its original funding goal.

Takei sent a tweet to his followers on the final day of the fundraising campaign. “Battlestations! RT if you want exciting new Star Trek filmmaking. Let’s make this happen–just hours left to help.”


Mack: IDIC Means Everyone

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014


Star Trek Author David Mack responded to a critical fan email and showed just what “Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations” should mean.

The unnamed fan was upset over a same-sex relationship depicted in Mack’s Star Trek: Vanguard: Harbinger novel.


DS9 Podcast Arriving Soon

Monday, August 11th, 2014


For fans of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, a new podcast which will debut early next month should be of interest.

The podcast will be titled “Quark’s Bar,” and will be hosted by Rob Wainfur (The Bearded Trio) and Carl Eggett.


Trek Fans Wed At Vegas Trek Con

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014


Star Trek fans Mark Restucci, 47, and Amy Campbell, 49, are the first Trek fans to ever tie the knot at the annual Official Star Trek Convention held in Las Vegas.

The couple was married August 1, in a ceremony that recreated the Next Generation wedding of Riker and Troi.


August-September 2014 Trek Conventions And Appearances

Friday, August 1st, 2014


There will be twenty-seven conventions, shows or appearances in August and September 2014 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.

August begins with the Official Star Trek Convention will take place July 31 – Aug. 3 at the Rio Suites Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. In attendance at this mammoth convention will be: Lee Arenberg (DaiMon Bok), Vaughn Armstrong, Rene Auberjonois, Scott Bakula, Casey Biggs, John Billingsley, Brannon Braga, Avery Brooks, Bobby Clark (Gorn), Jeffrey Combs, Manny Coto, Denise Crosby, Steven Culp (Major J. Hayes), Robin Curtis, James Darren, Daniel Davis (Prof. James Moriarty), Chris Doohan, Doug Drexler, Aron Eisenberg, Terry Farrell, Michael Forest (Apollo), David Gerrold, Max Grodenchik, Jerry Hardin (Samuel Clemens), J.G. Hertzler, Catherine Hicks, Bruce Hyde, Barry Jenner, Dominic Keating, Sally Kellerman, Sean Kenney, Walter Koenig, Cirroc Lofton, BarBara Luna, Don Marshall (Lt. Boma), Arlene Martel, Chase Masterson, Colm Meaney, Eric Menyuk (The Traveler), Lawrence Montaigne, Anthony Montgomery, Ronald D. Moore, Kate Mulgrew, Larry Nemecek, Nichelle Nichols, Natalija Nogulich (Fleet Admiral Alynna Nechayev), Robert O’Reilly, Simon Pegg, Ethan Phillips, Suzie Plakson, Scarlett Pomers (Naomi Wildman), Rod Roddenberry, Tim Russ, Camille Saviola (Kai Opaka), John Schuck (Klingon Ambassador), William Shatner, Mark Allen Shepherd (Morn), Hallie Todd (Lal), Tony Todd, Connor Trinneer, Karl Urban, Nana Visitor, Gwynyth Walsh, Garrett Wang, David Warner, Peter Weller, Grace Lee Whitney, and Celeste Yarnall.


Star Trek: Prelude to Axanar Online Debut

Thursday, July 31st, 2014


For those who couldn’t make it to the San Diego Comic-Con last week, Star Trek: Axanar‘s short film, Prelude to Axanar, is now available for viewing online.

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.


Warp 5.0: Trek Toward Sci-Fi’s Golden Anniversary

Thursday, July 31st, 2014


Roddenberry Entertainment and Wikia, the social universe of fandom are teaming up for the Warp 5.0: Fandom’s Two-Year Trek Toward Sci-Fi’s Golden Anniversary project.

The Warp 5.0: Fandom’s Two-Year Trek Toward Sci-Fi’s Golden Anniversary will be part of Trek Initiative, the online Star Trek community portal.


The Gene Roddenberry Project Kickstarter

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014


A Kickstarter project by James and Trude Forscher seeks to fund a documentary “exploring the genesis of Star Trek through the personal insight of its creator.”

The documentary will feature Forscher’s interview with Gene Roddenberry, which was recently found after being missing for almost thirty years, and interviews with surviving cast members.


Free Enterprise Kickstarter

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014


A new Kickstarter has been started to fund the return of Free Enterprise, as a TV series.

The new TV series would be based on the cult classic Free Enterprise, which was released in 1999.


Sci-Fried To Release New Album

Monday, July 28th, 2014


Sci-Fried, an independent rock band which performs parody and original songs about science-fiction and pop culture, has announced their newest album.

Their fifth album, Season V, will be released August 15.


Ships Of The Line Design Contest

Friday, July 25th, 2014


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


Next Weekend: Shore Leave 36!

Friday, July 25th, 2014


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.


Star Trek: Prelude To Axanar

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014


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.


San Diego Comic-Con Trek Fan Guide

Monday, July 21st, 2014


TrekMovie has put out a guide for Star Trek fans planning to attend the San Diego Comic-Con, which begins this week.

There are panels to attend, and of course, plenty of Trek merchandise to see at the con.


Star Trek Man-Cave

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014


A Star Trek fan has turned his basement into a USS Enterprise-inspired man-cave.

Anthony Sforza has $500,000 worth of Star Trek costumes and props in his collection.