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The Art of John Alvin

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Later this month, a new book should be of interest to fans of the artwork of Artist John Alvin.

Alvin has created over one-hundred-and-thirty movie posters, including the one for Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.

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7th August 2014 by T'Bonz

Star Trek: The Official Starships Collection Review

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Several of the ships from the Star Trek: The Official Starships Collection have arrived at TrekToday along with their accompanying magazines.

The magazines provide in-depth profiles of each ship, design sketches and histories of the shooting model(s) and histories of the ship’s appearance on screen.

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7th August 2014 by T'Bonz

Enterprise-E Lithograph Coming Soon

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Fans of the USS Enterprise-E will be able to purchase a lithograph of the ship, featuring art by James Cukr.

The Enterprise-E lithograph will come in two versions; unsigned, and one signed by the cast of The Next Generation.

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7th August 2014 by T'Bonz

Trek Fans Wed At Vegas Trek Con

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Star Trek fans Mark Restucci, 47, and Amy Campbell, 49, are the first Trek fans to ever tie the knot at the annual Official Star Trek Convention held in Las Vegas.

The couple was married August 1, in a ceremony that recreated the Next Generation wedding of Riker and Troi.

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6th August 2014 by T'Bonz

Time’s Echo Photo-Comic Debuts Today

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The second issue in John Byrne‘s New Visions photo-comic series has debuted.

For those who haven’t made it to the store to get the issue, a six page preview is available online.

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6th August 2014 by T'Bonz

Family Guy: The Quest For Stuff Game

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The Family Guy game released this spring includes several Star Trek actors.

In the Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff game, Peter Griffin destroys Quahog by accident after an “epic battle with the giant chicken,” and must rebuild it.

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5th August 2014 by T'Bonz

Sesame Street Numeric-Con

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Sesame Street will be presenting Numeric-Con during its new season which begins next month.

Numeric-Con will include familiar sci-fi and fantasy characters including Star Trek‘s Captain Kirk.

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5th August 2014 by T'Bonz

Orange Is The New Black On Conan Last Night

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The cast of Orange is the New Black, including Kate Mulgrew, appeared on Conan last night.

On the show, Mulgrew gets her revenge on Conan for something he made her do years ago on his show.

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5th August 2014 by T'Bonz

Shatner-NASA Twitter Exchange

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An exchange between NASA and William Shatner on Twitter brought smiles to fans of both.

Back in 2013, Shatner tweeted Astronaut Chris Hadfield, to ask if the astronaut was live-tweeting from space. “@WilliamShatner Yes, Standard Orbit, Captain,” replied Hadfield. “And we’re detecting signs of life on the surface.”

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4th August 2014 by T'Bonz

Takei’s Hiroshima Family Tragedy

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George Takei lost family members in the August 6, 1945 atomic bomb attack on Hiroshima.

In a new episode of Takei’s online series Takei’s Take, the actor returns to the city to “explore the effects” of the attack on the city.

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4th August 2014 by T'Bonz

Retro Review: The Reckoning

A Prophet and a Pah-Wraith from an ancient Bajoran artifact take over the bodies of Kira and Jake to wage an ancient war.

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1st August 2014 by Michelle

Picardo In Sci-Fi Thriller Occupants

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Star Trek: Voyager’s Robert Picardo will be taking part in Occupants, an independent film currently in the fundraising process.

Deep-pocketed donors to the project can even score a small part in the film and act alongside Picardo.

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1st August 2014 by T'Bonz

August-September 2014 Trek Conventions And Appearances

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There will be twenty-seven conventions, shows or appearances in August and September 2014 that will feature actors of interest to Star Trek fans. This listing of conventions and shows features actors from all of the televised series and several of the Star Trek movies.

August begins with the Official Star Trek Convention will take place July 31 – Aug. 3 at the Rio Suites Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. In attendance at this mammoth convention will be: Lee Arenberg (DaiMon Bok), Vaughn Armstrong, Rene Auberjonois, Scott Bakula, Casey Biggs, John Billingsley, Brannon Braga, Avery Brooks, Bobby Clark (Gorn), Jeffrey Combs, Manny Coto, Denise Crosby, Steven Culp (Major J. Hayes), Robin Curtis, James Darren, Daniel Davis (Prof. James Moriarty), Chris Doohan, Doug Drexler, Aron Eisenberg, Terry Farrell, Michael Forest (Apollo), David Gerrold, Max Grodenchik, Jerry Hardin (Samuel Clemens), J.G. Hertzler, Catherine Hicks, Bruce Hyde, Barry Jenner, Dominic Keating, Sally Kellerman, Sean Kenney, Walter Koenig, Cirroc Lofton, BarBara Luna, Don Marshall (Lt. Boma), Arlene Martel, Chase Masterson, Colm Meaney, Eric Menyuk (The Traveler), Lawrence Montaigne, Anthony Montgomery, Ronald D. Moore, Kate Mulgrew, Larry Nemecek, Nichelle Nichols, Natalija Nogulich (Fleet Admiral Alynna Nechayev), Robert O’Reilly, Simon Pegg, Ethan Phillips, Suzie Plakson, Scarlett Pomers (Naomi Wildman), Rod Roddenberry, Tim Russ, Camille Saviola (Kai Opaka), John Schuck (Klingon Ambassador), William Shatner, Mark Allen Shepherd (Morn), Hallie Todd (Lal), Tony Todd, Connor Trinneer, Karl Urban, Nana Visitor, Gwynyth Walsh, Garrett Wang, David Warner, Peter Weller, Grace Lee Whitney, and Celeste Yarnall.

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1st August 2014 by T'Bonz

Star Trek: Prelude to Axanar Online Debut

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For those who couldn’t make it to the San Diego Comic-Con last week, Star Trek: Axanar‘s short film, Prelude to Axanar, is now available for viewing online.

In Prelude to Axanar, Commander Kharn and Captain Garth of Izar will look back at the final battle between the Federation and the Klingon Empire.

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31st July 2014 by T'Bonz

Warp 5.0: Trek Toward Sci-Fi’s Golden Anniversary

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Roddenberry Entertainment and Wikia, the social universe of fandom are teaming up for the Warp 5.0: Fandom’s Two-Year Trek Toward Sci-Fi’s Golden Anniversary project.

The Warp 5.0: Fandom’s Two-Year Trek Toward Sci-Fi’s Golden Anniversary will be part of Trek Initiative, the online Star Trek community portal.

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31st July 2014 by T'Bonz