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Archive for the ‘Star Trek: VOY’ Category

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.

Sussman To Pen New Drama

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Star Trek Writer/Producer Mike Sussman will be part of a new project, a drama recently sold to ABC by Ellen Pompeo‘s Calamity Jane.

The unnamed project is based on an article written by Laura Blumenfeld for ELLE magazine, which was about the female agents on the Secretary of State’s security detail.

The new drama will “revolve around Diplomatic Security special agents who travel the world protecting American officials on diplomatic missions and will explore the personal and professional challenges these young women and men face while taking on one of the most dangerous jobs in the country.”

Sussman will executive produce as well as write for the project.

Sternbach: Designing Trek

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Rick Sternbach created starships, weapons, props and more during his years with Star Trek, in a timeframe ranging from Star Trek: The Motion Picture through Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Nemesis.

Sternbach’s interest in Star Trek dates back to 1974, and a meeting with Gene Roddenberry after a showing of The Cage at Yale University. “We spent a couple of hours talking about everything from Star Trek to the real space program to the future of humans in the galaxy,” said Sternbach. A 1977 move to California meant Sternbach was in the right place when it was time for Star Trek: The Motion Picture.

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Klink: From Spec Script to Executive Story Editor

Friday, October 21st, 2011

Back in the day of Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, the open submission policy for writers lead to Lisa Klink deciding to pursue writing instead of directing.

“When I first came to L.A., I wanted to direct movies,” she said. “Then I wanted to write movies. Then I went to a writing panel at a Trek convention and heard about their policy. TNG was on the air at the time, and one of my favorite shows. I thought it might be fun to write a script for that. So I did.”

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Mulgrew: Trek Fans Always Supportive

Friday, October 7th, 2011

When Star Trek Voyager‘s Kate Mulgrew took on the role of Kove in National Terrorism Strike Force: San Diego: Sport Utility (NTSF:SD:SUV), she knew her Star Trek fans would be supportive.

Mulgrew’s character, Kove, is “definitely obsessed with Trent, obsessed with sex and obsessed with herself and her hairdo,” explained Mulgrew.

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Braga: Favorite Episodes And Seven Of Nine

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Brannon Braga worked on Star Trek beginning with Star Trek: The Next Generation as an intern, and the veteran writer and creator shared his memories, both good and bad, of his Star Trek work.

Star Trek: The Next Generation ended with All Good Things…, an episode of which Braga is proud and one which fans enjoyed as well. “I’m proud of that for a lot of reasons,” he said. “Top of the list, it was just a really great two-hour episode of TNG that fully explored the characters and the sentimentality of where they started, where they are and where they’re going. It had a great science-fiction premise. And it kind of achieved the impossible. I have no recollection of how Ron Moore and I did it, but it was a great ending to a great series. It didn’t disappoint.”
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Alexander: A Celebrity Star Trek Fan

Monday, September 19th, 2011

Star Trek has had it’s share of celebrities who love the various series and Jason Alexander, one of those celebrity fans, turned his love of Trek into an appearance on Star Trek: Voyager.

Alexander played Kurros in Think Tank, which aired in the fifth season of Star Trek: Voyager. He spoke about his love of Star Trek, which dated back to his childhood. “I was probably ten years old when I first discovered Trek,” he said. “I had three cousins who were big fans and they introduced me to it. I was hooked on the first episode. Originally, it was the escapist fantasy of being a superhero/spaceman that intrigued me. But later, yes – it was the quality of the writing.”

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