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More Trek Stars Join Unbelievable!!!!

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

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In a production already filled with Star Trek actors, several more have come onboard for Unbelievable!!!!.

Unbelievable!!!! is an homage and parody of B-rated sci-fi movies from the 1950s and 1960s.

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Shimerman Offers Coaching Session

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

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Two auctions featuring Star Trek: Deep Space Nine‘s Armin Shimerman‘s acting expertise come courtesy of The Antaeus Company.

The Antaeus Company “is a cooperative theater ensemble founded to empower the actor and to bring classical theater to Los Angeles. The company exists to create a family of artists and audiences and is dedicated to exploring stories with enduring themes.”

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Park In Top Girls

Monday, March 10th, 2014

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Star Trek: Enterprise‘s Linda Park is currently appearing in The Antaeus Company‘s play Top Girls.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine‘s Armin Shimerman and his wife Kitty Swink are associate artistic directors and board members of The Antaeus Company.

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Shimerman Co-Directs The Crucible

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine‘s Armin Shimerman is co-directing an “untraditional staging” of Arthur Miller‘s The Crucible along with Geoffrey Wade (Mad Men‘s ‘Hot Tooth’).

To promote the Antaeus Company production, the duo, with assistance from the play cast, have created a comedic mockumentary-style video.

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Shimerman On Castle

Friday, September 28th, 2012

ABC’s Castle will feature a Comic-Con type episode this fall, guest-starring Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’s Armin Shimerman.

The episode will be directed by Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s Jonathan Frakes.

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Dorn Kickstarter Project Launches

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

Star Trek: The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine‘s Michael Dorn has started a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for a romance comedy, Through the Fire.

The Kickstarter campaign began yesterday and has already raised over $12,000 towards the $750,000 goal, which Dorn hopes to realize by October 5.

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Shimerman In The Seagull

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Fans of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine‘s Armin Shimerman who live in the Los Angeles area can see the actor in Anton Chekhov‘s The Seagull.

Shimerman will playing the role of Shamrayev and will be in the “Rubles” cast, one of two casts which will be performing the play.

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Shimerman Podcast: Life After Trek

Friday, January 20th, 2012


The seventeenth episode of Subspace Communique‘s Life After Trek podcast series features Deep Space Nine‘s Armin Shimerman.

In this latest installment of Life After Trek, the topics will include: Shimerman’s beginnings in Hollywood, the stage, and his work – past, present and future. Shimerman’s present work includes a new film, The Sublime and Beautiful, which will begin filming this month.

To download the episode, head to the link located here. Earlier episodes of Life After Trek may be downloaded from this page.

Nimoy And De Lancie Re-release Alien Voices Dramas

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Fans who missed out on the original release of the Alien Voices audio dramas from Leonard Nimoy and John de Lancie can now order these dramas as digital downloads.

Other Star Trek actors from four of the five televised series can also be heard on the audio dramas.

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Shimerman: Quark’s Potential Almost Fully Tapped

Monday, November 29th, 2010

Armin Shimerman reflected upon his time on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

Still busy years after Star Trek: Deep Space Nine ended, Shimerman still thinks about the show on which he played the Ferengi Quark, and remembers his cast-mates and Deep Space Nine crew with fondness.

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Creation Hopes To Break Guiness World Record At Vegas Convention This Week

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

In addition to hosting over seventy Star Trek celebs at their annual Las Vegas Star Trek Convention, running this week from Thursday through Sunday at the Las Vegas Hilton, Creation Entertainment is gunning for the Guiness World Record for the “largest gathering of people dressed as Star Trek characters.”

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Trek Stars Audubon Birding Event

Monday, April 19th, 2010

Several stars from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Voyager and Enterprise will be taking part in an event to support the Los Angeles Audubon Society in May.

Armin Shimerman, Robert Picardo, Ethan Phillips and John Billingsley are forming the “Bald(ing) Eagles of Star Trek” team, and are looking for people to sign up to join them for an “afternoon of adventure.”

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Shimerman in Seafarer

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Armin Shimerman (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Quark) was so impressed after seeing The Seafarer on Broadway several years ago, he called his agent to have the agent find a production of the play in which Shimerman could appear.

“I was just blown away by it,” explained Shimerman. “It’s wonderfully humorous, with hints of the supernatural and a theme of redemption. I told my agent that I wanted to do this show and asked him to find me a production. I’d never done that before. But I knew this was something that I had to do. This show is just so superbly written.”

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Shimerman: When The Ferengi Weren’t Funny

Friday, September 25th, 2009

There was a time when the Ferengi were meant to be mean and vicious, not greedy and silly.

Armin Shimerman originally played a Ferengi in the first season of Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Last Outpost where the Ferengi were supposed to be very different than what they ended up being on The Next Generation and subsequent Star Trek series. “The producers were very specific about what they wanted,” he explained. “There was no mention of comedy whatsoever, rather, they said that they were like old turn-of-the-century Chinese clipper captains. They were vicious competitors, and were even capable of eating their enemies. They were envisioned as the new Klingons and of course it never happened that way. They were supposed to be evil, not comic people.”

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Shimerman: Blessed To Have Worked On Trek

Friday, April 24th, 2009

Working with a great group of actors made Armin Shimerman‘s experience with Star Trek: Deep Space Nine a good one.

As reported by Newsarama, another thing that made Deep Space Nine such a good show on which to work was that writers could write stories featuring an individual, which led to more story opportunities for each actor. “I was very blessed,” said Shimerman. “It was an incredible group of actors. Another thing was the format in Deep Space Nine worked well for that cast. Basically it gave each individual in the cast our own episodes. This came from the producers, writers, and directors all knew they could hang entire episodes on each actor. This was different from Next Generation because they were also incredible actors, but they knew how to work together as an ensemble. They could share with each other without a problem. So many of their scripts were about the group solving problems. Deep Space Nine was all about each individual character solving a problem.” (more…)