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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.

Original Series Soundtrack Celebration

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

La-La Land Records will mark its tenth anniversary with a celebration to be held at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood featuring the new Star Trek Original Series Soundtrack Collection.

The celebration will include the screening of two classic Star Trek episodes following by a special discussion featuring Trek composers and writers.

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Star Trek On Hulu

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

For fans of both Star Trek and the Hulu video-streaming service, there is good news.

A deal has been made between CBS and Hulu which will see iconic shows from CBS’s library made available to Hulu’s “Hulu Plus” subscription service.

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Windom Passes

Monday, August 20th, 2012

Emmy Award-winning actor William Windom, best-known to Trek fans for his role of Commodore Decker in the original series episode The Doomsday Machine, has died at his home in Woodacre, California at the age of eighty-eight.

The  cause of death was congestive heart failure.

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Takei Reacts to Boy Scouts Announcement

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

Last week, the Boy Scouts of America upheld its ban on gay members in the organization and this week, actor George Takei, a former Eagle Scout, replied to that announcement.

In a new column, Takei expressed his disgust with the ruling and vowed to fight the ban.

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Nichols To Be Part of Makers Documentary

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Nichelle Nichols will be one of them women featured in a new documentary, MAKERS: Women Who Make America.

The three-hour documentary focuses on exceptional women whose pioneering contributions helped to shape today’s world.

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Shatner Get A Life Preview

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

A short preview from William Shatner‘s Get a Life! documentary is now available on Shatner’s YouTube page.

Get a Life! is the “exploration of strangers who have for years attended conventions…” and the film will reveal “a fun and touching side of the fanfare surrounding Star Trek, and examine the thrill of what’s happening at these fantasy conventions and the enduring popularity of the film and TV series.”

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Shatner LAX Wardrobe Malfunction

Friday, June 29th, 2012

No one who flies enjoys having to go through the TSA security lines, but for William Shatner, his trip to South Africa began with an embarrassing wardrobe malfunction.

Going to South Africa, where he intended to work and then go on safari, meant a twenty-two hour flight, so Shatner wanted to be comfortable on the plane. “I’m going on a long trip to South Africa,” he said. “So I’m wearing very loose clothing…You don’t want anything to bind you.”

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Takei Too Popular Online

Friday, June 8th, 2012

A post by Star Trek‘s George Takei recently attracted so many responses that the site ISP took down the page temporarily.

Takei posted a link on his Facebook page to the Allegiance Musical website, which was selling gay-pride “Takei T-shirts.”

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Trek And Shatner Up For TCA Award

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

Star Trek and William Shatner are both up for Television Critics Association Awards.

The 2012 TCA Awards “recognize outstanding television programming in the 2011-2012 season, honoring both actors and producers in a variety of categories including news and information, youth, reality, drama and comedy achievements.”

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Shatner Wins Audie

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Star Trek‘s William Shatner can add another award to his trophy shelf with his 2012 Audie win.

On Tuesday night, the Audie Awards, which celebrate the best audiobooks, were given out and Shatner beat out four other finalists in the humor category to win his Audie.

Shatner’s reading of Shatner Rules: Your Guide to Understanding the Shatnerverse and the World at Large, beat out other nominees in the humor category, including: In Fifty Years We’ll All Be Chicks (Adam Carolla), Go the F–K to Sleep (Adam Mansbach), This is an Audiobook (Demetri Martin) and Bossypants (Tina Fey).

Nimoy: TMP Wasn’t Really A Trek Movie

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

In a new interview on Hero Complex: The Show, Star Trek‘s Leonard Nimoy reminisces about: his work on Star Trek, Star Wars‘ influence on Star Trek, typecasting, A Woman Called Golda, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Let That Be Your Last Battlefield, Spock and Zachary Quinto, Amok Time and the genesis of the Vulcan greeting.

Nimoy began by explaining how the success of another science fiction movie led to Star Trek: The Motion Picture.

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Senensky: Star Trek Suits Cause Woe

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

After directing six original series episodes, Director Ralph Senensky lost his job after the seventh due to something beyond his control.

The trouble for Senensky came in the third season of Star Trek, while working on the Third Season’s The Tholian Web.

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New Trek Poster And Sticker Pack Released

Monday, May 14th, 2012

Fans of the shuttlecraft Galileo 7 seen in the original series Galileo Seven episode will be pleased with the release of a new poster and a sticker pack featuring the iconic shuttlecraft.

The poster and the sticker pack was designed and illustrated by artist Steve Thomas.

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Nimoy: Trek And Tweets

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Not many octogenarians are on Facebook and Twitter, but Leonard Nimoy is, courtesy of his granddaughter Dani.

Like her grandfather, Dani is artistic and Nimoy’s Secret Selves photographs gave her an idea. “She was quite convinced that they’d look good on tee-shirts,” said Nimoy.

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