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Billingsley: Studio Greed Killed Enterprise

Friday, December 9th, 2011

Star Trek: Enterprise‘s John Billingsley , who played Phlox on the series, spoke about what made Star Trek great and why Star Trek: Enterprise ended so soon.

According to Billingsley, the future that Star Trek portrayed was a hopeful one. “For me, its success originally came from the idea that it was positing the hope and future for mankind, and (creator Gene) Roddenberry certainly was of a mind that Star Trek was designed to say first and foremost, ‘Yes we can.’ There is a time when different cultures and different races can bury the hatchet and we can find a way through our problems and thrive and grow.”

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Weller Joins Star Trek 2

Monday, December 5th, 2011

Peter Weller, best-known to movie fans for his roles in The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension and the first two RoboCop movies, will be joining Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and the rest in Star Trek 2.

The role is said to be a “principal role,” according to Deadline, but as to be expected, no details have been given.

Weller has been seen in Star Trek before. He played John Frederick Paxton in Star Trek: Enterprise (Terra Prime, Demons), where he was the xenophobic chief administrator of Luna’s Orpheus Mining Colony. Paxton created a half-Vulcan, half-Human baby using DNA from Trip Tucker and T’Pol. Paxton was revealed to be a follower of Colonel Green (reference from the original series’ episode The Savage Curtain).

November-December Conventions and Appearances

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

There will be four conventions, shows or appearances in November and December that feature actors or authors of interest to Star Trek fans. This listing of conventions and shows features actors from all five of the televised series and from several of the Star Trek movies.

November begins with René Auberjonois taking part in A Smut Sampler, at the Harry Ransom Center (Jessen Auditorium) at the University of Texas at Austin on Thursday, November 3 at 7 PM. The program, A Smut Sampler: A Light-Hearted Reading of Selections from Some Notorious Banned Books, is hosted by Isaiah Sheffler and will feature readings from books that were “banned, burned, seized and censored” in the past.

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The Captains Now Available To Be Streamed

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Star Trek fans wanting to see William Shatner‘s The Captains documentary who are also Netflix customers can now stream the movie.

Although fans can’t yet rent The Captains on DVD through Netflix, they can stream it if they subscribe to that service.

In The Captains, William Shatner interviewed the other actors who have played Star Trek captains on various Star Trek televised shows.

For those wanting their own copy of The Captains, the DVD was released on October 18th and is available through Amazon and other retailers.

Sussman To Pen New Drama

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Star Trek Writer/Producer Mike Sussman will be part of a new project, a drama recently sold to ABC by Ellen Pompeo‘s Calamity Jane.

The unnamed project is based on an article written by Laura Blumenfeld for ELLE magazine, which was about the female agents on the Secretary of State’s security detail.

The new drama will “revolve around Diplomatic Security special agents who travel the world protecting American officials on diplomatic missions and will explore the personal and professional challenges these young women and men face while taking on one of the most dangerous jobs in the country.”

Sussman will executive produce as well as write for the project.

Martin: The Romulan War

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Author Michael A. Martin‘s new Star Trek Enterprise book: To Brave the Storm, is the second and concluding novel in the Romulan War series.

In To Brave the Storm, “Things are looking pretty grim,” said Martin. “Earth is in the worst shape it’s been in since the war began.”

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Bakula To Appear In After Show With David Bedella

Monday, October 10th, 2011

Star Trek: Enterprise‘s Scott Bakula will be the first guest in After Show with David Bedella.

After Show with David Bedella is a show that consists of “informal live interviews with television, film and stage personalities, as well as music performed by Bedella and his jazz trio. The evenings will be rounded off with an open mic session.”

Bakula will appear in the first show, which will take place at London’s Alley Cat Bar in Soho, on Thursday, October 13. The show runs from 10 PM to 3:30 AM.

For ticket information, head to the link located here.

Braga On Enterprise: The Good And The Bad

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

Brannon Braga spoke about his time working on Star Trek: Enterprise, including favorite and least favorite stories and the early demise of the series.

Star Trek was at its best when exploring current day issues in the futurist setting and Star Trek: Enterprise was no exception. “…the AIDS-metaphor episode with T’Pol was very strong,” said Braga. “It had to do with Vulcan mind melds, at that point in Vulcan history, being something that was considered taboo. To me, that’s an interesting exploration of Star Trek and also tells us something about people who are ostracized.”

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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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Bakula Joins Terrible Advice

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Scott Bakula, Star Trek: Enterprise‘s Captain Archer, will be appearing in Saul Rubinek‘s Terrible Advice, a play due to open next month.

In Terrible Advice, Stanley and Jake (Bakula) are best friends, as are Hedda and Delila. Jake loves Hedda and Stanley loves Delila and plans to marry her until Jake shares secrets and gives Jake some advice.

Terrible Advice will run from September 22 through November 12 at the Menier Chocolate Factory in London. The official opening night is set for September 29. Ticket information can be found here.

Trinneer Post-Enterprise

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

For Connor Trinneer, post-Enterprise means guest roles on TV and a knee surgery with complications.

If the circumstances permitted, Trinneer would like to be back on a series. “Any out-of-work actor wants to work,” he said. “So, any time you’re not working, you want to be doing something. I think everybody who’s been on a show as a series regular would love to step back into that scenario, and I’m no different. I’d love for that to happen. It hasn’t at this point, but by no means am I discouraged. And I have had some nice work to do.”

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Trinneer: Revisiting Trip Tucker

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Connor Trinneer misses the character he played on Star Trek: Enterprise, and shares his opinions on the Mirror Universe episodes and Trip’s death.

Although Star Trek: Enterprise ended too soon for Trinneer, he has been able to move on from it without regret. “To this point in my career, that has been the most satisfying experience for me, that and Stargate,” he said. “Do I miss Enterprise? You don’t really want to miss things. You don’t really want to go back. You want to look forward to what’s next. But it was an extremely satisfying experience that we’d all have loved to have lasted longer. It didn’t. That’s life. We’re actors. Get over it. Move on. But it’s nice to know that I was involved in something that gave a lot of satisfaction – and continues to give a lot of satisfaction – to people.”

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StarTrek.com To Stream Convention Panels

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Fans unable to attend The Official 45th Anniversary Las Vegas Star Trek Convention, which will be held from August 11-14, will be able to stream some of the panels and be able to participate via a live chat function for a modest cost.

According to the CBS Consumer Products press release, “CBS Consumer Products has joined forces with Creation Entertainment and Tvoop.com to live stream The Official 45th Anniversary Las Vegas Star Trek Convention on StarTrek.com, putting some of the series’ legendary stars into the homes of fans anywhere in the world.”

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August-September Star Trek Conventions

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

There will be seven conventions, shows or appearances in August and September that feature actors of interest to Star Trek fans. This listing of conventions and shows features actors from all five of the televised series and several of the Star Trek movies.

August begins with The Official Star Trek Convention Las Vegas, which will be held from August 11-14 at the Rio Suites Hotel in Las Vegas.

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New York The Captains Screening

Friday, July 29th, 2011

For fans living in the New York area and wanting to share the experience of watching The Captains with other Trek fans, tomorrow evening will be their chance to join those other fans to watch the new William Shatner documentary.

EPIX will screen The Captains in New York slightly after sunset (around 8:15PM EDT on July 30) at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum will be open for early arrivals at 6 PM and close at 11 PM.

“The first thousand people to attend in costume will receive a The Captains poster. Best costumes will receive The Captains t-shirt. The Captains buttons and EpixHD.com free trials providing access to over three thousand movies will be distributed to attendees.”