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New Star Trek Toys Previewed At Toy Fair

Friday, February 20th, 2009

The 2009 New York Toy Fair is history, but photos of some of the forthcoming Star Trek toys have been posted for eager fans.

As reported by Sci Fi Wire, and, there are plenty of goodies for the young and the young-at-heart Star Trek fans, including action figures, replica instruments and weapons, games, playsets and a life-sized replica of the Captain’s chair from the Enterprise bridge. (more…)

More Forthcoming Star Trek DVD Sets

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

By the end of the year, fans should be able to buy all three seasons of the original series and the eleven Star Trek feature films on Blu-Ray.

As reported by The Digital Bits, two more Star Trek DVD sets will be released on May 12th. The sets are from the original series and from Star Trek: The Next Generation. The first set, The Best of Star Trek: The Original Series will include: The City on the Edge of Forever, The Trouble with Tribbles, Balance of Terror and Amok Time. These episodes will be the remastered versions.

Wait Tables, Don’t Write Tie-In Novels!

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

1980’s Star Trek novelist Vonda N. McIntyre found out that some people would have rather seen her as a waitress rather than a tie-in author.

As reported by Book View Cafe Blog, some of McIntyre’s colleagues were appalled when they found out that she was writing tie-in novels for Star Trek. “Some of my colleagues took exception to my polluting my precious bodily fluids with evil tie-in novels,” she said. “You’d’ve thought they believed they had to save my soul, blathering about the improvement in my moral character that would result if instead I took an honest job as a waitress. (A job that to be done well requires character traits that I both admire and am well aware I don’t possess.)” (more…)