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Koenig On Things To Come Series

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

Star Trek‘s Walter Koenig is not only an actor, but an author as well, with a four part Things to Come graphic novel series in progress.

Things to Come #1 has already been released, and the story includes something quite popular today, vampires. “These are vampires not quite like you’ve seen before,” said Koenig. “I’m proud of the work all around.”

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Shatner To Guest Star On Psych Tonight

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

Star Trek‘s William Shatner can be seen tonight on USA’s Psych, where he will be reprising his “Frank O’Hara the con-man” role from last season.

Shatner appeared on Psych last November, in the In for a Penny episode, where he first played the role of the father of Juliet “Jules” O’Hara, a junior detective for the Santa Barbara Police Department.

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Trump To Takei: You’re Fired!

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Star Trek‘s George Takei is the latest celebrity to get the ax on Donald Trump‘s The Celebrity Apprentice.

Takei’s assigned job on the show was project manager, and his task was to lead a group of men in decorating a window at Lord & Taylor for Ivanka Trump‘s new fashion line. Another team, consisting of women, also decorated a window at Lord & Taylor’s and their window was deemed the winner.

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Spinrad: Filming The Doomsday Machine

Monday, March 5th, 2012

Being on the Star Trek set while The Doomsday Machine was being filmed meant that writer Norman Spinrad could give useful advice when egos got in the way of a good story.

Spinrad was there for all of the filming, which was not common. “That was very rare,” he said. “They usually don’t allow writers on the set. I was twenty-seven years old at the time. It was the first thing I had done. I’d done what he’d asked me to do, in terms of writing the episode to budget, and so I guess he trusted me to be there.”

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Shatner Appears On The Colbert Report

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Last night, William Shatner appeared on The Colbert Report to promote his one-man show, Shatner’s World: We Just Live In It.

His appearance lasted six minutes, and in that time, Shatner described his show, spoke about Star Trek and arm-wrestled Stephen Colbert.

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Nimoy To Appear On The Big Bang Theory

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Leonard Nimoy, has come briefly out of retirement to do some voice work for The Big Bang Theory.

Nimoy will be heard on the March 29th episode, where he will play Spock in one of Sheldon’s (Jim Parsons) dreams.

The Big Bang Theory has had several other Star Trek actors on the show, including George Takei, Wil Wheaton, LeVar Burton and Brent Spiner.

The Big Bang Theory airs on CBS on Thursdays at 9 PM.

Two Trek Actors Against SAG-AFTRA Merger

Friday, February 24th, 2012

Two actors from the original series have joined more than forty actors who are against a merger of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of television and Radio Artists (AFTRA).

The merger of SAG and AFTRA would combine SAG’s 140,000 members and AFTRA’s 80,000 members, some of whom have membership in both groups.

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Takei: Winning The Internet

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

He may be seventy-four years old, but George Takei is not being left behind when it comes to modern technology.

Takei even has his own Facebook page, with over a million “likes”, which is a source of amazement to the actor.

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Lost Spinrad Trek Script Found

Monday, February 20th, 2012

After being lost for forty-five years, He Walked Among Us, Norman Spinrad‘s unproduced Star Trek script is has come to light.

Spinrad is best-known to Star Trek fans for the superb original series episode, The Doomsday Machine. But that was not the only Star Trek script written by the author. In 1967, the author penned He Walked Among Us.

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Shatner Good Morning America Appearance

Monday, February 20th, 2012

William Shatner sat down recently with Good Morning America‘s Josh Elliott for a short interview where the topics included his age, why he decided to do Shatner’s World: We Just Live in It and his relationship with Star Trek fandom.

Opening night on Broadway for Shatner’s World: We Just Live in It and dinner afterwards at Sardi’s brought something unexpected and unwanted by Shatner, and it wasn’t bad reviews.

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Mixed Reviews For Shatner One-Man Show

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Reviews are appearing for William Shatner‘s Shatner’s World: We All Just Live in It,” and while some critics enjoyed the trek into the world of Shatner, others were less than impressed.

Shatner’s World: We All Just Live in It runs through March 4 at Broadway’s Music Box Theater after which it will be seen in fifteen U.S. cities, finishing up in Detroit on April 19.

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Shatner: Acting Anxiety And Future Plans

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Even though he has years of performing behind him, William Shatner is still capable of being nervous before a show.

It has been fifty years since Shatner last appeared on Broadway, and performing in New York is a bit daunting for Shatner. “It’s the elite,” he said. The people who criticize and the people who attend.”

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Shatner To Host Award Ceremony

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Star Trek‘s William Shatner has been tapped to host the 2012 Juno Awards.

The Juno Awards are chosen by the members of the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and presented to Canadian musical artists and/or bands for musical or technical achievement.

This year’s ceremony will be held on April 1 at Ottawa’s Scotiabank place, and will be aired on CTV. Performers will include Feist, Deadmau5 and City & Colour.

Takei To Appear With Symphony Orchestra

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Star Trek‘s George Takei will be performing with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra in Ode to Joy later this month.

Ode to Joy will be performed on February 25 and 26 at the Robinson Center Music Hall in Little Rock, Arkansas.

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Nimoy To Visit Trek Set

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

Leonard Nimoy has been offered what most Star Trek fans would love to be given, an invitation to visit the Star Trek 2 set.

“I’ve been invited to visit the set of the new Star Trek film,” said Nimoy via his Twitter feed. “Hope to do that next week.”