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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.

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Thompson To Join Arrow

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Susanna Thompson, best-known to Star Trek: Voyager fans for her role as the Borg Queen, and to Star Trek: Deep Space Nine fans as Lenara Khan (Rejoined) has been signed for a role on The CW’s Arrow pilot.

Thompson will play Moira Queen, the mother of Oliver Queen, a wealthy playboy who is also the vigilante superhero Green Arrow.

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Picardo: Star Trek Was Life-Changing

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

Although he had a television resume dating back to the 1970s, Robert Picardo‘s life changed after signing on for Star Trek: Voyager.

Part of the reason that Star Trek was so different was the fandom associated with it. “One of the odd things about getting a Star Trek role that doesn’t have anything to do with any other kind of television show is that the moment your agent calls and says, ‘Well, you got the part,’ you also got your first two convention offers,” said Picardo.

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Bole: Getting Piller On Board

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Star Trek Director Cliff Bole didn’t start working right away on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine due to philosophical differences between Michael Piller and him.

Piller believed that Bole was not creative enough. “Mr. Piller and I were not in sync,” said Bole. “He thought I was a studio man and not creative, and I’d keep telling him, ‘Go back and look at The Best of Both Worlds.’”

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Alien Race Named After Trek Director

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

Cliff Bole directed forty-two episodes of Star Trek; from Star Trek: The Next Generation through Star Trek: Voyager and he had an alien race named after him too.

Most of Bole’s Star Trek directing experience was with The Next Generation, where he directed twenty-five episodes, including the acclaimed The Best of Both Worlds: Parts I and II, and Unification Part II, in which Leonard Nimoy reprised his role of Spock.

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January-February 2012 Conventions

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

There will be five conventions, shows or appearances in January and February that feature actors of interest to Star Trek fans. This listing of conventions and shows features actors from four of the televised series and several of the Star Trek movies.

January begins with Albuquerque Comic Con, which will run from January 13-15 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Albuquerque. In attendance will be Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s Brent Spiner.

Next up is Oz Trek 7, to be held January 28-29 at the Rydges Melbourne, in Melbourne, Australia. In attendance at Oz Trek 7 will be Walter Koenig and Chase Masterson.

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Phillips To Co-star In Syfy Movie

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

Fans of Star Trek: Voyager‘s Ethan Phillips will be able to see the actor in a new original Syfy movie next year.

Phillips will be appearing in Arachnoquake, joining Tracey Gold (Growing Pains), Bug Hall (The Little Rascals) and Edward Furlong (Terminator 2: Judgment Day).

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Picardo: Playing Scrooge

Friday, December 16th, 2011

Once again, this time in the role of Scrooge,  in a CD recording of A Christmas Carol,  Robert Picardo is playing a “cranky curmudgeon.”

A call from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine‘s Chase Masterson (Leeta), who took on the role of Mrs. Fezziwig, set the wheels in motion for the musical CD, based on 1970′s musical Scrooge.

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Drexler: Best Times On Trek

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Doug Drexler recently shared what he enjoyed most during his time working on Star Trek shows.

For Drexler, the thing that stands out most was the friends that he made over the years. “These people are still my friends, and I still work with many of them, too,” he said. Those friends included Mike and Denise Okuda. “I owe [Mike] much for [taking a chance on me], but the friendship that we have, it’s something you can’t put any price on.”

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Russ Is Co-directing Bloomers

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Star Trek: Voyager‘s Tim Russ is co-director of Bloomers, a new web-series.

Created by Matt Palazzolo, Bloomers is a web-based comedy about a “diverse group of friends finding new ways to love, work and laugh in downtown Los Angeles.”

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Wang Is No Fan Of Shatner

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

George Takei isn’t alone when it comes to his dislike of Star Trek‘s William Shatner.

Star Trek: Voyager‘s Garrett Wang used to be a fan of the man best-known for playing Captain Kirk until an unfortunate meeting with Shatner changed his mind.

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Picardo In Kiddie Christmas Movie

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Robert Picardo, Star Trek: Voyager‘s EMH, will be seen this holiday season in the newest entry in the Beethoven movie series.

Back in 1992, Beethoven, a movie featuring a St. Bernard dog, arrived in theaters. It was followed by five sequels, and the sixth, Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure, was released yesterday.

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Sroka As Laxeth The Talaxian

Friday, November 4th, 2011

Just like his wife Mariette Hartley, actor Jerry Sroka has had a guest spot on Star Trek, in this case a role on Star Trek: Voyager.

Playing Laxeth the Talaxian in Star Trek: Voyager: Investigations gave Sroka a bit of a glimpse of how he might look in the future, at least according to his kids. “You looked just like Grandma!” they told him, after watching the episode.

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November-December Conventions and Appearances

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

There will be four conventions, shows or appearances in November and December that feature actors or authors of interest to Star Trek fans. This listing of conventions and shows features actors from all five of the televised series and from several of the Star Trek movies.

November begins with René Auberjonois taking part in A Smut Sampler, at the Harry Ransom Center (Jessen Auditorium) at the University of Texas at Austin on Thursday, November 3 at 7 PM. The program, A Smut Sampler: A Light-Hearted Reading of Selections from Some Notorious Banned Books, is hosted by Isaiah Sheffler and will feature readings from books that were “banned, burned, seized and censored” in the past.

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The Captains Now Available To Be Streamed

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Star Trek fans wanting to see William Shatner‘s The Captains documentary who are also Netflix customers can now stream the movie.

Although fans can’t yet rent The Captains on DVD through Netflix, they can stream it if they subscribe to that service.

In The Captains, William Shatner interviewed the other actors who have played Star Trek captains on various Star Trek televised shows.

For those wanting their own copy of The Captains, the DVD was released on October 18th and is available through Amazon and other retailers.