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Sorry Shatner; No Vulcan!

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Back in February, TrekToday reported that William Shatner‘s campaign to have one of two Pluto moons given the name Vulcan had resulted in a first place finish in the voting, but today comes the news that the International Astronomical Union (IAU) has thumbed its nose at the voters.

Vulcan had finished first in the voting, with 174,062 votes, followed by Cerberus which was second with 99,432 votes.

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New Trek Museum To Open

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Canada’s only Star Trek museum is set to open this summer.

The Trekcetera Museum will open this June in Vulcan, Alberta, Canada.

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Vulcan Wins!

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

The final tally for the vote to name two moons of Pluto is in, and Vulcan has outpaced all its competitors.

Vulcan, and the second-place finisher, Cerberus, were the two top vote getters, with only Vulcan receiving over one hundred thousand votes.

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Vulcan For The Next Generation

Monday, October 29th, 2012

Vulcan, Alberta, Canada is looking to rebrand itself in hopes of keeping the next generation from leaving the small prairie town.

That rebranding will include building on Vulcan’s Star Trek theme.

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Wang Voices Vulcan County App

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

A new smartphone app for Vulcan County, Alberta, Canada features the voice of Star Trek: Voyager‘s Garrett Wang.

The new app will enable those using it to “take a science tour through the county, find a deal in the digital coupon book and enjoy a celebrity-narrated walking tour.”

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New Spock Days Guests Announced

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

For those attending the annual Spock Days this June, several familiar Trek names will be in attendance.

Spock Days is held once a year in Vulcan, Alberta, Canada, and this year, the event will run from June 8-10 and feature five Trek-related guests.

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Trek Fans Wed In Vulcan

Monday, November 29th, 2010

Star Trek fans James McDonald and Kate Olaso were wed in Vulcan, Alberta, Canada last weekend at the spaceship-styled Vulcan Tourism and Trek Station.

The forty-one-year-old McDonald is a resident of nearby Calgary, and has been a Trek fan since boyhood. His friend suggested that the pair have a Star Trek-themed wedding in Vulcan. “It was really fun,” said Olaso. “When we started dating, he brought me here to a convention.”

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Nimoy’s Visit To Vulcan

Saturday, April 24th, 2010

The Town of Vulcan, as well as plenty of Star Trek fans, were delighted with the visit of Leonard Nimoy yesterday.

Fans in uniform, parades, a bust unveiling and a handprint (Vulcan salute) from Nimoy were all part of the celebrations, which took place in the small farming community of 2,000 residents.

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Nimoy’s Vulcan Homecoming

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Leonard Nimoy will be visiting Vulcan on Friday, April 23, but his visit will be to the Canadian town of that name, not the Federation planet.

After accepting an invitation to the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo, Nimoy decided to stop off at Vulcan for several hours. “”I decided that not only would I got there but since I’m that close I would also make the trip to Vulcan,” he explained.

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Spock To Visit Vulcan

Friday, March 26th, 2010

Leonard Nimoy will be visiting Vulcan, a small Alberta town which has built a small tourist industry based on Star Trek.

The Town of Vulcan had the name first, but Star Trek made that name famous when the show became popular. A shrewd decision was made by Vulcan to capitalize on that famous name by the small town with a population of nineteen-hundred residents, and now the town will have a personal visit from Nimoy, the most famous Vulcan of all.

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Nimoy Wants Root Connection to Vulcan

Monday, January 25th, 2010

Leonard Nimoy hopes that his trip to Vulcan, Alberta, Canada is more to him than just a chance to meet up with fans and admirers.

Nimoy will be appearing in Vulcan, as reported by TrekToday, on April 23 as part of a comic book and entertainment convention being held in Calgary.

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Spock Is Coming Home

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

The Town of Vulcan, located in Alberta, Canada, will host the most famous Star Trek Vulcan when Leonard Nimoy arrives to pay a visit to the small town as part of a Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo event.

“It can be confirmed,” said Dayna Dickens, who is the tourism coordinator for Vulcan. “Leonard Nimoy is definitely coming to Vulcan.”

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Vulcan Flash Drive

Saturday, October 17th, 2009

The famous Vulcan salute is now the basis for a new flash drive.

With the holidays approaching, another cool gadget to give to the techy Star Trek fan is a Vulcan USB flash drive.  The case for the flash drive is based on the split-finger “Live long and prosper” Vulcan greeting, well-known to Star Trek fans.

The USB flash drive has 2GB of memory and sells for $35.99.

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Star Trek XI Roundup

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

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More Star Trek XI Commercials

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

Several new commercials are airing, each offering a few seconds of never-before seen material.

As reported by TrekMovie.com, the short commercials are mostly comprised of scenes that fans have viewed before, but the new commercials are worth viewing for the new bits, one of which shows damage on Vulcan.

To see the first commercial, head here.

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