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Creation Entertainment Star Trek Convention Highlights

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

Last weekend, fans who attended the Creation Entertainment Official Star Trek Convention were entertained by many actors from various Star Trek series, including Nichelle Nichols, Leonard Nimoy, Grace Lee Whitney, the Duras Sisters, Connor Trinneer, Dominic Keating, Nana Visitor, Rene Auberjonois and other guest stars.

On the first day of the convention, held in San Francisco, Richard Arnold, former assistant to Gene Roddenberry, started things off with a 45th anniversary slideshow and reminisced about 1970s fandom and the birth of the Star Trek conventions.

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Berman And Trek Part II

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

Rick Berman answered more fan questions about his time working on various Star Trek series.

The questions in the second part of the Berman interview include the following topics: Gay characters in Star Trek, a lack of familiarity with the original series and how/if that impacted his work on Star Trek: Enterprise, favorite supporting characters, rethinking how he would do Star Trek and more.

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Berman Answers Fan Questions

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

In the first part of a two-part interview, Rick Berman answered several questions regarding his involvement with Star Trek.

Question topics include Ron Jones, hypercritical Star Trek fans, Enterprise and its finale, Star Trek versus Babylon 5, DVD/Blu-ray commentaries and having Star Trek: Voyager and Enterprise airing on UPN rather than on a higher-rated network.

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March-April 2011 Star Trek Conventions

Monday, February 28th, 2011

There will be six conventions, shows or appearances in March and April that feature Trek 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.

March kicks off with The Official Star Trek Convention: The Celebration of the 45th Anniversary. This convention will be held at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport from March 11-13, and features plenty of guests of interest to Trek fans. In attendance will be: Leonard Nimoy, Nichelle Nichols, Gwynyth Walsh, Barbara March, Connor Trinneer, Nana Visitor, Dominic Keating, Grace Lee Whitney, Rene Auberjonois, Eric Menyuk (Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s The Traveler) and Richard Arnold.

There will be plenty of events at the Official Star Trek Convention, including an optional photography seminar with Leonard Nimoy, and a special performance by Rene Auberjonois and Nana Visitor in a play.

Also in March will be MegaCon 2011 which will be held March 25-27 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. In attendance at MegaCon 2011 will be: William Shatner, Jonathan Frakes, Michael Dorn, Robin Curtis and Marina Sirtis.

Two Australian Supanova Pop Culture Expos will start off the month of April. Brisbane 2011 will be held from April 1-3 at the RNA Showgrounds and Melbourne 2011 will be held from April 8-10 at the Melbourne Showgrounds. Guests of interests to Trek fans include Star Trek XI‘s Simon Pegg, and Christopher Lloyd.

On April 9, the two-day The Official Star Trek Convention: The Celebration of the 45th Anniversary will be held in Phoenix, Arizona at the Sheraton Crescent Hotel. In attendance will be: J.G. Hertzler, Max Grodenchik, Robert O’Reilly, Armin Shimerman, Gwynyth Walsh, Barbara March, Jeffrey Combs, Casey Biggs, and Vaughn Armstrong.

Events include an optional Star Trek “Rat Pack” performance by Grodenchik, Armstrong, Combs, Biggs and Shimerman; Breakfast with the Klingons, an on-stage makeup workshop, and a costume parade.

Wrapping up the month of April will be the Wizard World Anaheim Comic Con will be held April 29-May 1 at the Anaheim Convention Center. In attendance will be Robert Picardo, Chase Masterson, John de Lancie, Catherine Hicks, and Lee Arenberg.

Bakula To Appear On Shatner’s Raw Nerve

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

Two former Star Trek captains will be together when Scott Bakula is interviewed on Shatner’s Raw Nerve next week.

On Monday, February 28 at 10:30 PM on the Bio Channel, Golden Globe-winner Scott Bakula joins host William Shatner on Shatner’s Raw Nerve.

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Berman: Too Much Trek

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

If Rick Berman had had his way, new Star Trek television series would have been spaced out a little better and not put right on top of each other, and Berman would not have done the Star Trek: Enterprise finale that angered many viewers.

Once Star Trek: The Next Generation ended, the network wanted more Trek, even though Star Trek: Deep Space Nine was still on air. “We asked them to wait a couple of years,” said Berman. “They said, ‘We have all these time slots available. We don’t want to lose them.’ They felt very strongly about a new series.”

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Surma: Casting For Later Trek

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Amongst the casting decisions Ron Surma had to make, were finding suitable actors and actresses for the roles of the Borg Queen and Seven of Nine as well as finding a captain for Star Trek: Enterprise.

Alice Krige wasn’t available to reprise her role of the Borg Queen, and Surma had to find someone to do the job as well as Krige had done. “Alice wasn’t available and we had to find somebody else, and Susanna was really the only other choice for the role,” said Surma. “But that was not easy, for Susanna to come in and do that. Alice had set such a high standard and I think Susanna matched it.”

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February-March Star Trek Conventions

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

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

Three conventions of note will take place in February. First up is TrekTrax Atlanta, which bills itself as the “new Star Trek convention in Atlanta.” TrekTrax will take place during President’s Day weekend, February 18-20, and will be held at the Holiday Inn Atlanta Perimeter.

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Surma: Casting Star Trek

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

Before we see the characters we grow to love on the Star Trek series and movies, they have to be cast. From Star Trek: The Next Generation on, that job belonged in part to Ron Surma.

Working with Junie Lowry-Johnson, Surma cast “everybody who spoke. We’d meet with them,” he said, “and we’d have the people we picked then meet with the producers and the director of that particular episode. And we had to move fast because we basically had about five days per episode.”

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Braga On Lack Of Trek Gay Characters

Monday, January 24th, 2011

According to Brannon Braga, if a televised Star Trek show was being produced today, there would probably be a gay character in the show.

Braga, involved with three of the televised series and two Star Trek movies, explained why even though there were discussions on the matter, no gay character was included in Star Trek: The Next Generation, Voyager or Enterprise. “It was a shame for a lot of us that … I’m talking about the Next Generation, Deep Space Nine and there was a constant back and forth about well how do we portray the spectrum of sexuality. There were people who felt very strongly that we should be showing casually, you know, just two guys together in the background in Ten Forward.”

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Drexler To Return To Trek Radio

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Last month, Doug Drexler was part of a live interview on Trek Radio and this weekend, he will do it again.

The second live interview is a direct result of the first interview, which was “so successful that we had to wrap it up less than halfway through our list of talking topics,” according to Trek Radio.

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New Photos From Terra Nova

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

Terra Nova, the Steven Spielberg dinosaur drama, will have a two-day preview on May 23-24, to be followed by the premiere this fall and thirteen photos from the series can be seen now.

Brannon Braga is an executive producer on the show which features a family traveling back in time to prehistoric Earth, in hopes of saving the human race.

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Eaves: Working on Star Trek Was Fun

Friday, January 7th, 2011

In the quarter century that he was worked in Hollywood, his time on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and then Star Trek: Enterprise was the most fun for production artist John Eaves.

Eaves had to wait a bit before his chance to work full-time on Deep Space Nine came about. “It was 1992/1993 and I was just making the transition from the model shop to the art department when DS9 was in the works,” said Eaves. “My friend Phil Edgerly was working with production designer Herman Zimmerman on some side projects, and he set up a meeting between Herman and I. Herman had me bring in some movie miniatures and a handful of drawings from SeaQuest DSV to show him. Sadly, the art department was already full, but he told me he’d keep me in mind if anything changed and they needed somebody else”

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December-January Star Trek Conventions

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

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

In December, there will be a convention and a cruise. For Star Trek fans living in Hawaii or looking for a good excuse to go to Hawaii, Creation Entertainment’s Official Star Trek Convention in Hawaii will take place December 4-5 in Honolulu. Celebrating the 45th anniversary of Star Trek, celebrity guests will include: Armin Shimerman, J.G. Hertzler, Robert O’Reilly, Max Grodenchik, Casey Biggs, Vaughn Armstrong, Jeffrey Combs, BarBara Luna and Bobby Clark. Entertainment will include the Star Trek “Rat Pack” Performance with Grodenchik, Armstrong, Combs, Biggs and Shimerman, and Breakfast With The Klingons, where “Martok and Gowron have agreed to sit down at the table with humans for a ‘blood brunch.’”

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No Leap For Bakula

Friday, November 26th, 2010

Although there is a movie script “in the works” for Quantum Leap, Scott Bakula is not involved with the project.

Bakula told fans attending last July’s Comic-Con that a script was supposedly being written by Quantum Leap Creator/Executive Producer Donald Bellisario for a new Quantum Leap film. His Quantum Leap fan-base loved the news, but it turns out that (so far) Bakula won’t be part of the new movie, if it is made.

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