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Archive for the ‘Star Trek: TOS’ Category

Ruskin Passes

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

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Joseph Ruskin, a character actor with half-a-dozen appearances in Star Trek episodes, has passed away.

The actor, aged eighty-nine, died of natural causes.

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Breaking Bad Star Trek Scene

Monday, August 12th, 2013

Last night’s episode of Breaking Bad featured a conversation about Star Trek, and this Trek-related segment of the show has now been animated.

In Breaking Bad, Walter White (Bryan Cranston), a high school chemistry teacher, turns to crime when he is diagnosed with terminal cancer, and along with a former student, Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul), turns to methamphetamine production so that he can provide for his family before he dies from lung cancer.

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Amazon LOVEFiLM To Air Trek Shows

Monday, June 24th, 2013

UK and German Subscribers to Amazon’s LOVEFiLM are now able to watch the original series and Star Trek: Voyager.

LOVEFiLM has signed a multi-year licensing deal with CBS Studios International that permits the shows to be streamed on-demand.

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Woodville Passes

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

Original series guest star Katherine Woodville is dead at the age of seventy-four.

Woodville is best-known to Star Trek fans for her role of Natira in For The World is Hollow and I have Touched the Sky.

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Archive of American Television Trek Interviews

Monday, May 20th, 2013

Some interesting interviews from Star Trek actors and people associated with the show can now be seen at the Archive of American Television website.

The interviews, other than one with LeVar Burton, are from the original series.

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Shuttle Restoration Nears Completion

Friday, April 26th, 2013

The fan restoration of the original series Galileo shuttle is almost finished.

Trek fans Adam Schneider and Alec Peters have been working on the restoration of the twenty-foot-long, nine-foot-tall shuttle for months after the shuttle was purchased at auction last July.

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Duryea Passes

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Peter Duryea, best-known to original series fans, has passed away at the age of seventy-three.

Duryea portrayed Lt. Jose Tyler in The Cage, the original pilot for Star Trek.

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Space Seed Lost Scenes

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

Going through the papers of Star Trek Writer/Director Nicholas Meyer, college professors John and Maria Jose Tenuto uncovered plenty of behind-the-scenes information from Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan that has not been released to the public.

A further search through UCLA archival materials uncovered information about lost scenes, both filmed and unfilmed, for the original series’ Space Seed episode.

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March Ortiz Star Trek Prints

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Four new original series prints created by Juan Ortiz have been released.

The latest set includes art based on A Piece of the Action, Bread and Circuses, The Omega Glory, and For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky.

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Kenney Pens Trek Experience Book

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Sean Kenney, best known to original series fans as the original Captain Pike, and as Lt. DePaul, has written a book chronicling his Star Trek experience.

The book, Captain Pike: Found Alive! is available in both print and Kindle format, and the first two chapters can be read for free at Amazon.

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Shatner Phones Hadfield On The ISS

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

Star Trek‘s William Shatner shared a fifteen-minute phone conversation with astronaut Chris Hadfield, who is currently aboard the International Space Station.

The conversation between the pair focused on the future of the American space program.

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Takei To Guest Star On Neighbors

Monday, January 28th, 2013

Star Trek‘s George Takei will be seen on The Neighbors this season.

Takei will be taking on the role of the father of Larry Bird (Simon Templeton).

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ISS Astronaut Trek Tweeting

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

More Star Trek actors interact with astronaut Chris Hadfield and a famous astronaut joins in the fun.

If you’re not following Hadfield, a flight engineer from Expedition 34 on the International Space Station, on Twitter,  you’re not only missing fabulous pictures of Earth taken from high above, but you’re also missing Star Trek-related tweets.

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Astronaut Acknowledges Captain Kirk

Friday, January 4th, 2013

Someone on the crew of the International Space Station is a Star Trek fan.

Yesterday, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, flight engineer for Expedition 34, exchanged tweets with none other than James T. Kirk.

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Shatner’s New Trek Documentary

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

William Shatner is making another Star Trek documentary but this one is not about the original series.

The documentary, titled Wacky Doodle, will document the first two years of production on Star Trek: The Next Generation.

“It’s about how crazy it was; how difficult it was to get it started and do it right,” said Shatner.