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Frakes: Early TNG Seasons Were ‘Not Real Fun’

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Jonathan Frakes admitted this week that it took a few years before he really got to enjoy his role as Commander Riker on Star Trek: The Next Generation.

“I looked very, very stiff in those early seasons because I was so intent on living up to the vision that [Gene Roddenberry] had, and it was not real fun,” the actor told the Los Angeles Times. Roddenberry had written Riker as a dedicated first officer, for whom duty came above everything.

“I’m a little more silly than that,” Frakes said. Fortunately, he was able to incorporate the lighter sides from his own life into his character after he mentioned to one of the writers his love of jazz. “All of a sudden, Riker was playing the trombone, and they let a little bit of the playfulness in. And it all changed for the better.”

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Wheaton To Host Web Talk Show

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s Wil Wheaton will be hosting a “post-episode web show” for a TNG sci-fi series.

Launching on June 17 at 11 PM, 2nd Watch will follow the two-hour East Coast premiere of Falling Skies.

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TNG-themed Stationery

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

New Star Trek-themed email stationery templates have been added to the MeebleMail collection.

In March, MeebleMail rolled out its Star Trek-themed line of email stationery templates, beginning with original series-themed entries, but promising more to come.

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Star Trek TNG Blu-Ray S1 Pricing

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

Fans waiting to see how much they would have to lay out for the Season One Blu-ray release of Star Trek: The Next Generation may finally have an answer.

The first season of Star Trek: The Next Generation on Blu-ray will be released on July 24th.

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Stewart To Race For Charity

Friday, May 11th, 2012

Sir Patrick Stewart will be taking part in a celebrity racing event in July.

The Grand Prix Silverstone Classic weekend on July 21 will feature Stewart and other celebrities such as Brendan Cole, Chef Heston Blumenthal, Brian Johnson, Tony Hirst, Chemmy Alcott and ex-England footballer Steve Bull.

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Murdock Passes

Monday, May 7th, 2012

Veteran character actor George Murdock passed away last week at the age of eighty-one.

The actor, best-known for his roles on Barney Miller and Battlestar Galactica, was familiar to Star Trek fans for his appearances in Star Trek V: The Final Frontier and in Star Trek: The Next Generation.

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The Next Generation Cast Reunion Video

Friday, May 4th, 2012

For fans who did not attend the reunion of the cast of The Next Generation which was held in Calgary, Canada last weekend, a full video of the reunion cast panel has been posted online.

Over fifty thousand fans attended the weekend event, with the highlight of the convention being the TNG:EXPOsed event which took place Saturday evening and included the entire regular cast of The Next Generation.

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The Next Generation Cast Calgary Expo Reunion

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Last weekend, fans attending the Calgary Expo in Calgary, Canada were able to see the entire cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation, plus surprise guest John de Lancie.

Over fifty thousand fans attended the weekend event, with the highlight of the convention being the TNG:EXPOsed event which took place Saturday evening.

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De Lancie To Appear With RPO

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

John de Lancie, Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s Q, will be appearing twice this weekend with the Rochester (New York) Philharmonic Orchestra.

De Lancie will narrate two performances of a classic children’s story The Sneetches, originally written by Dr. Seuss, as part of the RPO’s OrKIDStra family series.

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Wheaton To Appear On Big Bang Tonight

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

For fans of both Wil Wheaton and The Big Bang Theory, Wheaton will be appearing on the show tonight.

In tonight’s episode, The Stag Convergence, Wheaton appears at a bachelor party for Wolowitz (Simon Helberg).

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German TNG Blu-ray Release Date

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

German fans waiting for the international release of the first season of Star Trek: The Next Generation in Blu-ray will be getting their DVDs a bit sooner than they thought.

Earlier, it was announced that the UK release would be on July 23, with the North American release to follow soon afterwards. The German release was originally thought to be on August 9th.

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Lynch: DS9 Work Different Than TNG

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

For director Paul Lynch, working on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine was quite different than working on Star Trek: The Next Generation, even though both were Star Trek shows.

There were two factors that made Deep Space Nine different for Lynch, both centering on the captain of the shows.

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Lynch: Directing Trek

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Director Paul Lynch worked on ten episodes of Star Trek, including five from Star Trek: The Next Generation and five from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

All of the episodes were in the early seasons of both series, and helped to establish both characters and relationships in the fledgling series.

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Five Trek Captains To Appear Together

Monday, April 16th, 2012

For Star Trek fans in the UK, October will prove to be an exciting month as all five Star Trek television captains; William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew and Scott Bakula, will be appearing on the stage at Destination Star Trek London.

Destination Star Trek London organizers claim that their event will be the “first official Star Trek live event in the UK for ten years.”

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The Next Generation Blu-Ray UK Release Date

Monday, April 9th, 2012

For Star Trek fans eager to get their hands on Star Trek: The Next Generation in Blu-Ray, a release date for the first season has been announced.

This release date is for the UK version of the Blu-ray release, but it’s expected that the North American release date will occur around the same time frame.

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