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First Contact Day

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

For Star Trek fans, April 5, 2063 will be an eventful day, as this is the day that the first contact between humans and Vulcans will take place.


Daniel Stewart: Making My Own Way

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Daniel Stewart, son of Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s Sir Patrick Stewart, wants to be judged on his own merits and not because he is Patrick’s son.

When Stewart expressed an interest in acting, his father pointed out the pitfalls of the profession. “Listening to my parents’ friends talking about their productions around the dinner table made acting sound fun but my dad pointed out ninety per cent of actors are unemployed and even those in work don’t make very much money,” said Stewart.


De Lancie To Voice Quantum Conundrum Character

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

John de Lancie, Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s Q, will be voicing the lead role in Quantum Conundrum.

In Quantum Conundrum, “players take on the role of a young kid dropped off on his uncle’s doorstep for the weekend; his uncle just so happens to be the brilliant, eccentric inventor, Professor Fitz Quadwrangle.”


Goldberg To Appear In Glee

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s Whoopi Goldberg (Guinan) will be appearing in the third season of Fox’s Glee.

Glee is a “musical comedy about a group of eager and ambitious students who strive to outshine their singing competition to win Nationals while navigating the cruel halls of McKinley High.”


Spiner: Fresh Hell Incident And TNG Thoughts

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

The second season of Brent Spiner‘s Fresh Hell will begin on Friday, but will fans ever find out what “the incident” was that made his character in the “situation-tragedy” fall from grace?

According to, Spiner said fans can expect a diverse emotional response when watching this season’s Fresh Hell. “You’ll laugh; you’ll cry; you’ll be glad you aren’t me,” he said.


Stewart To Host Awards Show

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s Sir Patrick Stewart is set to host the Peabody Awards this May.

“Patrick Stewart, the first actor to host the Peabody Awards Presentation Luncheon, brings a career that perfectly illustrates the breadth of the Peabody Award,” said Horace Newcomb, director of the Peabody Awards at the University of Georgia.

Spiner Webseries To Resume

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Fans of Brent Spiner‘s Fresh Hell webseries will be able to see more episodes beginning this week.

The second series of Fresh Hell debuts this Friday on YouTube on the Freshhellserie’s channel.

In Fresh Hell, Spiner plays the part of a celebrity who has fallen from grace after committing some unmentioned faux pas, referred to as “The Incident.”

Spiner wants nothing more than to return to acting and to earn back respect, but both “The Incident” and his most famous role as Data keep getting in the way of that goal.

Crosby And Trekkies

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

After her time on Star Trek: The Next Generation as both Tasha Yar and Yar’s half-Romulan daughter Sela, Crosby wasn’t yet finished with Star Trek. She attended various Star Trek conventions which lead to the making of the documentaries Trekkies and Trekkies 2.

Attending those Trek conventions and talking to friends about some of the events at the conventions made Crosby curious about the fans, and what made them tick. “I was fascinated by the stories that I was hearing, going to different conventions,” she said.


Crosby: Did She Make The Right Choice?

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

After playing Tasha Yar on Star Trek: The Next Generation for one season, Denise Crosby wanted out, but what does she think  today about her decision to leave the show?

At first, Crosby had high hopes when it came to Tasha Yar. “I always talk about a scene I had to audition with, that never made it on to film, and I never understood that,” she said. “That scene, to me, was what was so exciting and interesting about the character. She was really, deeply insecure and had this wonderful paradox going on. She was so physically capable and had this very strong persona, but inside was just this little girl that felt very much out of her depth. That was the scene that I had to audition with, and it gave me a clue to the character.”


De Lancie To Appear On The Secret Circle

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

John de Lancie, best known to Star Trek fans as Q, will be cast as one of the elders on The Secret Circle.

De Lancie will first appear in episode nineteen of the first season, which will probably air next month.


Burton: Fans Still Love The Next Generation

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Even though the Star Trek franchise has gone through a bit of franchise fatigue, Star Trek: The Next Generation has left the fans hungry for more, according to LeVar Burton.

Burton credits more than just the storytelling for the reason why The Next Generation and its original series predecessor were so popular and remain so today. “[On the other shows] you didn’t tune in for the people,” he said. “You tuned in for the stories and the storytelling. But on the original series and Next Generation, you tuned in for the storytelling and you tuned in because you really cared about the characters.”


Star Trek: The Next Generation Mounted Memories

Monday, February 20th, 2012

In honor of Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s twenty-fifth anniversary, Mounted Memories has come out with a line of The Next Generation framed plaques, matted photos and framed presentations.

There are nine different photos, presentations and plaques in all, ranging in price from $12.99 to $149.00.


Conway: My Best Star Trek Television Experience

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Director James L. Conway worked on four Star Trek television series, but his favorite experience might come as a surprise to fans.

Conway directed Star Trek: The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager and Enterprise and some of the episodes he directed, such as Frame of Mind, Duet, The Way of the Warrior, Death Wish, Broken Bow and In a Mirror Darkly were highly regarded by fans.


Stewart: Still Plenty To Do

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Sir Patrick Stewart may be seventy one years old, but he’s not even close to slowing down when it comes to acting or to living an active life.

Part of why he can keep going is his good health. Stewart is in better shape than many men much younger. “I remember years and years ago, working in rep in Sheffield or Liverpool, I heard an interview with Olivier, where he said that if you’re serious about acting Shakespeare, you’ve got to be as fit as an athlete,” said Stewart. “That really made an impression on me. I’d like to go on doing what I’m doing for as long as possible, and all the great roles, well, they’re marathons, not sprints.”


Burton To Guest Judge On Syfy Show

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s LeVar Burton will be a guest judge on Syfy’s Face Off.

On Face Off, special effects make-up artists compete to collect $100,000.

Burton will guest judge the episode airing February 22, when the artists will “design aliens based on the work of series judge Patrick Tatopoulos.”

Face Off has been renewed for a ten-episode third season.