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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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New Mondo Voyager Posters To Debut

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

Fans who enjoy the Mondo posters as well as Star Trek: Voyager will be happy to hear about several new posters to be offered tomorrow by Mondo.

The three posters, created by Craig Drake, feature Seven of Nine in her familiar catsuit and as a Borg member.

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Fuller To Produce New Television Drama

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Bryan Fuller, best-known to Star Trek fans for his work on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager, will be the executive producer on a new drama series based on a younger version of an infamous movie character.

Gaumont International Television and Fuller will produce the new series, based on Hannibal Lecter from The Silence of the Lambs.

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Mulgrew At Dragon*Con

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

For those who couldn’t attend the recent Dragon*Con, a four-part YouTube video of Kate Mulgrew on a Warehouse 13 panel has been uploaded.

Mulgrew was on the panel with Eddie McClintock and writer Deric A. Hughes, and she shared stories about her time working on Warehouse 13.

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Mulgrew Tackles Comedy

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

In National Terrorism Strike Force: San Diego: Sport Utility (NTSF:SD:SUV), Kate Mulgrew is portraying another “tough-as-nails” leader, moreover one wearing an eye patch and who has a “predilection for sex.”

Mulgrew explained what attracted her to the role of Kove, boss of an anti-terrorism task force and why she took on the part “Madness,” she said. “Sheer madness! I lost my mind and found myself with a bunch of other people who lost their minds together! [Series creator] Paul Scheer was astute enough to sense that at this point in my life, I needed a departure and I needed to laugh. So he called me up and he said, ‘Will you play the head of this strike force?’ And I said, ‘Sure!'”

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StarTrek.com To Stream Convention Panels

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Fans unable to attend The Official 45th Anniversary Las Vegas Star Trek Convention, which will be held from August 11-14, will be able to stream some of the panels and be able to participate via a live chat function for a modest cost.

According to the CBS Consumer Products press release, “CBS Consumer Products has joined forces with Creation Entertainment and Tvoop.com to live stream The Official 45th Anniversary Las Vegas Star Trek Convention on StarTrek.com, putting some of the series’ legendary stars into the homes of fans anywhere in the world.”

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King Abdullah II Investing In Park With Trek-themed Ride

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

A Star Trek-themed attraction will be part of the 74-hectare Red Sea Astrarium project, which will begin development next year.

And a familiar name will be part of the investment group funding the attraction, King Abdullah II of Jordan.
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