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Trek Stars Take On Ice Bucket Challenge

Monday, August 18th, 2014

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Several Star Trek actors have taken on the “ice bucket challenge” to raise money for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS – Lou Gehrig’s Disease).

William Shatner was the first Trek actor to do so, as seen in a video posted here.

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Trek Stars Join Reading Rainbow Event

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

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Some new perks for the Reading Rainbow Kickstarter were added recently, and will surely be of interest to Trek fans.

The perks include several live storytime events called Reading Rainbow Live! which feature Star Trek actors.

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McFadden Play Opens Tomorrow

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

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The Ugly One, a play directed by Gates McFadden, will open tomorrow in Los Angeles.

In The Ugly One, an engineer loses his sense of self when plastic surgery changes his looks from ugly to handsome.

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Spiner And McFadden In The Last Look Back

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

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A mini-Star Trek: The Next Generation reunion will take place when Gates McFadden and Brent Spiner appear together in a play next month.

The play is The Last Look Back, to be shown at the Ensemble Studio Theater/LA.

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Engage!

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

A typical Star Trek: The Next Generation convention cast photo op turned out to be anything but typical when a Trek fan unexpectedly popped the question to his girlfriend.

During the Austin Wizard World Convention, which took place at the end of October, Wil Wheaton was present and described what happened. “I had the flu,” he said, “and almost missed this photo session…I sat there and smiled for everyone as best I could.”

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McFadden To Star in New Trilogy Of Plays

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s Gates McFadden will be the headliner for the readings of three new plays at the Getty Villa in Los Angeles.

The three plays are the Vesuvius Prophesies: Deus Ex Machina, Clytemnestra and The Rosy Fingers of Dawn, written by Tom Jacobson and directed by Michael Michetti.

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McFadden’s Curlers and Robe on TNG

Friday, September 28th, 2012

In an interview with Larry Nemecek‘s Trekland, Gates McFadden talks Star Trek and updates fans on her current project.

McFadden has been attending Star Trek conventions again, just in time to help celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

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McFadden: Missed Opportunities

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

While playing Dr. Beverly Crusher was satisfying for Gates McFadden, the actress feels that more could have been done with the character.

At first, McFadden was excited about taking on the role, due to what she had been told Crusher would be. “The way that Gene Roddenberry had told me the part was, the reason I took the job was because it was a woman who had a very powerful position, was a commander, was a mother, was a good parent, was a leader and was somebody who cared about helping people. She had great humanity. She was that kind of a doctor, and it was very important to me that she was that kind of a doctor. And she was the love interest of Picard. So, she was a woman who also had sexuality.”

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The Next Generation Cast Calgary Expo Reunion

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Last weekend, fans attending the Calgary Expo in Calgary, Canada were able to see the entire cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation, plus surprise guest John de Lancie.

Over fifty thousand fans attended the weekend event, with the highlight of the convention being the TNG:EXPOsed event which took place Saturday evening.

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TNG Cast To Reunite At Calgary

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Fans attending the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo in Calgary, Canada, this spring will be able to see nine castmembers from Star Trek: The Next Generation in the same place.

The Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo will be held from April 27-29 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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Star Trek: The Next Generation Casting Memo Unearthed

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

Had things gone differently, fans might have seen Tim Russ or Wesley Snipes as Geordi La Forge.

An old casting memo dated April 13, 1987 from Paramount shows the actors and actresses who might have been chosen to play the roles of Picard, Ryker and La Forge instead of Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes and LeVar Burton.

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Trek Or Treat

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

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Fans of War of the Worlds are in for a special Trek treat, as an airing of a classic radio show featuring several well-known Star Trek actors is available this weekend.

The L.A. Theater Works has posted their broadcast of War of the Worlds, which features Leonard Nimoy, Gates McFadden, Wil Wheaton and Brent Spiner. This War of the Worlds broadcast was directed by John de Lancie.

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Family Guy The Next Generation Photo Released

Friday, March 13th, 2009

Fox has released a photo from the forthcoming Family Guy: Not All Dogs Go to Heaven episode.

As reported by Comics Continuum, A new photo for the Family Guy “Star Trek: The Next Generation” episode was released today, showing the Next Generation crewmembers standing in a transporter with Stewie standing in front of them.

According to the episode description, “The Griffin family heads to the annual Quahog Star Trek convention, but Stewie blows a fuse when he doesn’t get a chance to ask his favorite Next Generation cast members any questions. He devises a plan, builds a transporter and beams the entire cast to his bedroom so they can spend a fun-filled day together in Quahog.”

The main cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation voiced their respective characters. Not All Dogs Go to Heaven airs on Sunday, March 29.

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Star Trek Family Guy To Air Next Month

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

In March, a new Family Guy episode will air on FOX featuring a Star Trek: The Next Generation story.

As reported by SF Universe, Star Trek: The Next Generation actors will be voicing their characters in the forthcoming Not All Dogs Go to Heaven episode of Family Guy, including Patrick Stewart, LeVar Burton, Gates McFadden, Michael Dorn, Wil Wheaton, Denise Crosby, Marina Sirtis, Brent Spiner and Jonathan Frakes. (more…)