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  • 05 May 2016
    A new expansion for Star Trek Online has been announced by Perfect World Entertainment Inc., and Cryptic Studio. This third expansion for...

    A new expansion for Star Trek Online has been announced by Perfect World Entertainment Inc., and Cryptic Studio.

    This third expansion for the MMORPG is Star Trek: Online: Agents of Yesterday.

    In Star Trek: Online: Agents of Yesterday, players can “create a new Captain in the timeline of Star Trek: The Original Series, where they will take command of an era appropriate ship and begin their new adventure! Launching in Summer 2016, the third expansion also introduces two well-known characters from Star Trek: The Original Series, five new ships, plus the iconic Enterprise, Constitution.”

    “The expansion harkens back to key themes from Star Trek: The Original Series, including the search for new life and new civilizations,” said a press release for the new expansion.

    In Agents of Yesterday, the characters of Chekov and Scotty will be voiced by Walter Koenig, and Chris Doohan, son of James Doohan.

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    Star Trek Online has been able to explore other eras in the franchise from Star Trek: Enterprise to Star Trek: Voyager, while continuing to add to the core Star Trek narrative,” said Steve Ricossa, executive producer of Star Trek Online. “The 50th Anniversary of Star Trek presents a unique opportunity and challenge for our team, to faithfully venture back in time to one of the most iconic science-fiction settings and eras in television history. Combining Star Trek: The Original Series with Star Trek Online allows us to take players on some new and unique adventures in a time period that is beloved by fans.”

  • 05 May 2016
    Canada Post has unveiled even more Star Trek stamps, created for the Fiftieth Anniversary of the iconic series. The collection now includes...

    Canada Post has unveiled even more Star Trek stamps, created for the Fiftieth Anniversary of the iconic series.

    The collection now includes stamps, first day covers, souvenir sheets, press sheets, panes, booklets, post cards, stamp dispensers and two special-effect lenticular stamps.

    In addition, there are four limited-edition items available for purchase; a framed print signed by William Shatner, a framed stamp pane with a gold-ink postmark of the Enterprise’s trusty shuttlecraft, a lenticular enlargement, and a lenticular uncut press sheet.”

    The stamps include Kirk, Spock, Scotty, McCoy, Kor, the USS Enterprise, and a Klingon D7-class battle cruiser. The lenticular sheet (two stamps), features scenes from The City on the Edge of Forever.

    To see what Canada Post has to offer, head to the link located here.

  • 05 May 2016
    Star Trek: Voyager‘s Tim Russ will be starring in Prayerville, a play written by Grammy winning songwriter Janis Ian at this year’s...

    Star Trek: Voyager‘s Tim Russ will be starring in Prayerville, a play written by Grammy winning songwriter Janis Ian at this year’s Sci Fest L.A.

    Russ will take on the role of Tomajanski, a retired Global Alliance Army Major, who “in his younger days, ran wild through the galaxy. Now, sick and getting sicker, Tomajanski hopes to turn the once-honorable duty of returning the bodily remains of dead aliens into a for-profit business.”

    “It’s important to me to support Sci-Fest L.A. because I am a fan of science fiction, and because it’s live theater,” said Russ. “And small- to medium-sized theater needs all the help it can get here in Los Angeles.”

    “The role of Tomajanski was interesting to me because of the character’s contrast to [the virtues of spirituality, sacrifice and honor],” said Russ. “He is an outwardly brash and arrogant character, lacking a moral compass…and he physically suffers for it.”

    Sci Fest L.A. runs from today through May 29. For more information and to purchase tickets, head to the link located here.

  • 04 May 2016
    People hoping for a quick resolution to the CBS Corporation/Paramount Pictures vs. Axanar Productions are in for a disappointment with the news...

    People hoping for a quick resolution to the CBS Corporation/Paramount Pictures vs. Axanar Productions are in for a disappointment with the news that a potential start date for the court case won’t come until May 9, 2017.

    That is, unless a settlement is hammered out between the opposing sides. Both sides will explore settlement proceedings overseen by a federal magistrate in hopes of resolving the case.

    Next week, there will be a hearing where Judge R. Gary Klausener will consider a defense motion to dismiss the case.

    The proposed trial schedule would be as follows, if no settlement or dismissal of the case occurs.

    • Jun 8, 2016: Last day to add parties (so-called John Does)
    • Oct 28, 2016: Fact discovery cut-off
    • Nov 18, 2016: Initial expert disclosures
    • Dec 16, 2016: Rebuttal expert disclosures
    • Jan 27, 2017: Expert discovery cut-off
    • Feb 13, 2017: Motions due
    • Apr 24, 2017: Final pre-trial conference
    • May 9, 2017: Trial begins

    The trial would be expected to last up to fifteen days.

    Meanwhile, the Language Creation Society has filed a “friend-of-the-court” brief claiming that Paramount doesn’t own the Klingon language, according to The Guardian. “Given that Paramount Pictures commissioned the creation of some of the language, it is understandable that Paramount might feel some sense of ownership over the creation,” said attorney Marc Randazza. “But, feeling ownership and having ownership are not the same thing. The language has taken on a life of its own.”

    “A language is only useful if it can be used to communicate with people,” responded Paramount‘s attorney, David Grossman, “and there are no Klingons with whom to communicate.”

  • 04 May 2016
    Jennifer Lien made a court appearance this week for a “status check,” but was not happy to see cameras. The actress shielded...

    Jennifer Lien made a court appearance this week for a “status check,” but was not happy to see cameras.

    The actress shielded her face as she left the courtroom.

    Lien was in court due to various charges from last spring which are still pending. She tried to evade and then resist arrest, ramming a police cruiser in the process. Lien was later charged with indecent exposure after an incident last August

    The former actress was ordered to undergoing mental health treatment, which she is doing, and to pay $2,291.85 in restitution to the police department whose cruiser she damaged.

    Lien’s legal woes continue. According to the Dalton Daily Citizen, Lien was arrested back in March and charged with DUI and failure to maintain a lane.

    When told of the arrest, which happened in Whitfield County, Georgia, Public Defender Kim Nelson, whose office is representing Lien, said “That’s news to me.”

    How the new charges will affect Lien’s cases in Tennessee is uncertain. Lien’s next court date is August 29.

  • 04 May 2016
    Fans used to getting a season’s worth of shows all at once on various streaming platforms will not be happy with how...

    Fans used to getting a season’s worth of shows all at once on various streaming platforms will not be happy with how CBS will be releasing episodes of the new Star Trek televised series, due to air next January.

    According to CBS President Les Moonves, the series will be “episodic, week by week.”

    This means no binge-watching, but having to come back every week, as is the way on broadcast TV.

    Using this now old-fashioned tactic, the show might as well be on broadcast television, but it’s obvious that CBS wants viewers to stay (and to pay for more than one month of access), and not just dip into CBS All Access for a quick season binge session.

  • 03 May 2016
    Two Star Trek comics will arrive tomorrow, but fans can have a sneak peek today. The comics include Star Trek: Manifest Destiny...

    Two Star Trek comics will arrive tomorrow, but fans can have a sneak peek today.

    The comics include Star Trek: Manifest Destiny #2, and Star Trek: New Visions #11.

    In Star Trek: Manifest Destiny #2, the “blockbuster mini-series continues as Captain Kirk and the Enterprise crew face off with the Klingons in deep space…a conflict that could ignite all-out galactic war!”

    Written by Mike Johnson and Ryan Parrott, featuring art by Angel Hernandez and covers by Hernandez, Tony Shasteen, and J.K. Woodward, Star Trek: Manifest Destiny #2 will be thirty-two pages in length and will cost $3.99.

    In Star Trek: New Visions #11, “a god cannot die, and a story never truly ends. Dr. McCoy confronts Captain Kirk with a staggering discovery — Lt. Carolyn Palamas is pregnant with the child of Apollo. Or is she? Find out in Of Woman Born.”

    Written by and with photo manipulation by John Byrne, Star Trek: New Visions #11 will be forty-eight pages in length and will cost $7.99.

    Click on thumbnails to see larger images. More preview pages can be found at the referring site.

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  • 03 May 2016
    CBS’s new live action Star Trek series will roll out one episode per week, CBS CEO Les Moonves told reporters today in his quaterly earnings call. He also confirmed that the studio is on track for its originally planned premiere date of January, 2017. With CBS’s move to put its new as yet unnamed Star Trek television series on their streaming only platform, CBS All Access, fans have been wondering: what exactly will Star Trek All Access be like? Following the traditional model of network television, Les Moonves said today that the new Star Trek show will roll out one episode per week. This is unlike many other shows purpose built for over-the-top streaming platforms, such as those on Netflix, which release entire seasons in one fell swoop. Moonves also confirmed that Trek, on track to premiere in January of next year, will be the first of 3 or 4 more original shows for the All Access platform, but that doesn’t mean we won’t be able to watch CBS shows elsewhere, too. As Deadline reports: Moonves says he would “absolutely” consider offering CBS on Hulu’s planned skinny bundle service “if they offer us the right pricing for our subs.” That’s consistent with his view that new services will be “a huge positive” for CBS because they’ll need the network and will pay rates “even higher than from our current partners.” That said, Moonves isn’t worried about other online competitors eating into CBS’s profits. “Questions are now arising about the effectiveness of certain digital media platforms,” said Moonves, noting that marketers “get their best returns” from broadcast television.
  • 03 May 2016
    Conflict over fan productions is creating such a legal argle-bargle that to sort it out would require either an obsessive crackpot who’s escaped from his keeper or Samuel T. Cogley, attorney at law. At the forefront is, of course, the ongoing Axanar lawsuit, with Paramount and CBS coming down on the fan production for potentially millions of dollars worth of damages. (We talked about it at length on the Shuttlepod podcast here.) Yesterday, CBS/Paramount and Axanar Productions issued a joint statement agreeing to a year-long schedule of “discovery and motion” before a trial begins next May. A settlement might come sooner as Judge R. Gary Klausner issued an order in March that attorneys find an alternative way to resolve the dispute, thus avoiding the cost of a trial, such as settlement overseen by a federal magistrate (which both parties say they would prefer). Regardless, this climate seems to have put everyone on edge about the future of other fan productions, with some already being asked by CBS to shut down. Moreover, with only two days left in its Indiegogo campaign, Star Trek Continues has raised less than half of its $350,000 goal for the next several episodes. The reasons for this may be many, but its clear that the Axanar lawsuit is a big factor – STC has reportedly received several inquiries asking whether or not the suit would affect ongoing production of Continues and expressing anxiety over donating. Making things worse, recently William Shatner himself came down on STC via Twitter for using his image without permission. Will Fictional Polyglots Be Saying Qapla? And now some fans are pushing back against Paramount over the Klingon language, one of the sticking points where Axanar had allegedly violated Paramount’s intellectual property. As reported by UPI, the Language Creation Society has filed an amicus brief and exhibits in the case of Paramount/CBS v. Axanar over the studios’ claim to copyright of the Klingon language from the various incarnations of Trek, arguing you can’t copyright a language. The group’s lawyer, First Amendment attorney Marc Randazza, argues, “Paramount Pictures lacks the ‘yab bang chut’ or ‘mind property law’ necessary to claim copyright over the Klingon language.” Paramount’s attorney, David Grossman, shot back that, “This argument is absurd since a language is only useful if it can be used to communicate with people, and there are no Klingons with whom to communicate.” The outcome of this case could have ramifications on other fictional languages, such as Game of Thrones’ Dothraki and Tolkien’s Elvish. (Yes, I know there is no “Elvish.” Technically Tolkien created multiple Elf languages, like Quenya and Sindarin, and even multiple scripts. The most famous is Tengwar. But we’re talking about Star Trek here, people. Focus.) If only this dispute could be settled as simply as a Ferengi explaining finances to a group of Klingons! With reinvigoration in the franchise – the upcoming Star Trek All Access, a third Abrams-verse movie, a potential fourth down the road – the opportunity for Paramount/CBS to monetize the 50-year-old brand is greater than it’s been since the 1990s. Given new opportunities available in the modern market with online sales, web series, and social media, Star Trek could be at its most profitable ever. And as Quark might remind us, “A wise man can hear profit in the wind.” What that means for the relationship between the fans and the studio remains for the courts to decide. Update and correction: We have edited this article to clarify that the LCS has not created a new lawsuit against Paramount and CBS. Rather, they have filed an amicus brief to the already ongoing Paramount/CBS v Axanar lawsuit.
  • 02 May 2016
    The second trailer for Star Trek Beyond will premiere at a special fan event at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles on May 20th. Today, Paramount released the official rules for a video contest that will allow fans to show the world “How you Go Beyond as a Star Trek fan”, including 5 grand prizes that include airfare and a 2-night hotel stay in LA for the event. How do you “Go Beyond”? Paramount wants Trekkies to show the world how they “Go Beyond” as a Star Trek fan. During one of five day-long entry periods, fans can submit videos of themselves “going beyond” and explaining why they should get the chance to attend the LA fan event. Videos can be shared on facebook (in the US, Australia, and the UK), or on twitter by tagging user @StarTrekMovie and including the hashtag #StarTrekContest. The event, which was announced in April, will include the premiere of the newest Beyond trailer, special guest appearances and more. As stated in the initial press release: The one-time only special event, taking place at the historic Paramount Pictures studio lot, will include the premiere of the newest “Star Trek Beyond” trailer, an exclusive first-look of never before seen footage from the upcoming film, a Q&A with Lin and the cast and crew, special guests appearances, and other surprises. The Q&A will be streamed via Facebook Live. The Rules Your video can be a maximum of 50 seconds in length (be succinct, people!) and will be judged on the following criteria: 10% creativity, 20% originality, 30% clarity and 40% relevance. There are five entry periods, and you can submit a video for each one – each lasting a day, beginning at midnight and ending at 11:59 PM PST of May 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6. The contest is open to current legal residents of Australia, Canada (excluding Quebec), the United Kingdom and the United States (including Washington D.C.) who are at least 21 years old or older at the time of entry. The Prizes Paramount is giving away 50 pairs of tickets for each of the one-day entry periods – totaling 500 winning tickets. One video from each entry period will get the ultimate prize, which includes airfare for 2 to LA, a 2-night hotel stay, and transportation reimbursement up to $200. You can read the official rules right here:
  • 02 May 2016
    Some might be surprised that Star Trek Beyond is coming out in two and half months, considering the lack of advertising we’ve seen for the film. At least, that’s been the sentiment on news sites, blogs, and comment boards around the internet: shouldn’t we have another trailer or more photos by now? But is the advertising for Beyond really that abysmal compared to the previous two films? We’ve constructed an interactive timeline comparing the release of promotional material before Beyond and Star Trek Into Darkness to find out. Here we compare the pre-release advertising timelines for the two sequel films from the JJ Abrams reboot of the Star Trek movie franchise. One thing that makes Beyond and Into Darkness difficult to compare directly is the fact that the movies had quite different premiere dates. While both “summer tentpole” films, Beyond is slated to come out July 22nd, while Into Darkness came out over two months earlier, on May 16th. So saying, “by March of 2013, we already had much more advertising for STID compared to March of 2016 for STB” is misleading, as STB would be two months behind in its advertising schedule. That’s why we compare the two timelines not by absolute date but by another metric: number of days before release (indicated in red (STB) or blue (STID) text above each timeline event), starting with the first trailer. The first thing that stands out is just how much earlier the first trailer for Beyond (221 days before release) came out compared to Into Darkness (151 days before). This set STB up for the big lull in advertising between December, 2015 and March of this year when things started to ramp up again (albeit, slowly). On the flip side, Into Darkness had two trailers released in rapid succession early on, with Trailer #2 coming out just 10 days after the announcement trailer in December of 2012. At the time of writing, with 81 days until Beyond‘s release, we have gotten 1 trailer, 2 major interviews, 10 photos, and 2 behind-the-scenes videos. At the same point in Into Darkness‘s timeline, we had gotten 2 trailers, 3 major interviews, 15 photos, plus 2 apps and the reveal of some plot details. There is definitely a mismatch here in the advertising timelines: the data clearly show that STB is lagging behind STID. However, we must admit, the disparity isn’t as large as we had initially thought (although this may be partly due to a large number of Beyond images being released just two days ago). If the PR powers that be behind Star Trek Beyond‘s advertising plan can rally and release a veritable firehose of material in the next two months (and, that may be a big if) the two timelines may end up looking not so dissimilar. In other words, if our timeline has any predictive power whatsoever, we should be expecting to see a LOT of promotional material for Star Trek Beyond coming out relatively soon. A big reason that Trekkies have been less than enthused with the promotion of Star Trek Beyond is undoubtedly the inescapable comparison to the advertising of another space-based science fiction reboot, also helmed by JJ Abrams. With Disney’s powerhouse saturate-the-market approach, you couldn’t get away from Star Wars promo material. It even invaded our produce aisles. Still, out of control Star Wars merchandising aside, you can’t deny the fact that hype surrounding Beyond has been disappointing. Even friends of mine – Trekkies who also listen to me talk about Star Trek news constantly – are often shocked when I tell them the new movie comes out in a couple of months. “I thought it was coming out next year?” is not an uncommon reply. With Paramount struggling to keep its shareholders happy, it’s a wonder why they don’t pay more attention to one of their most successful properties. With 81 days left to go, can they turn the promotional tide? Note: Although viewable on mobile, your experience will be best viewing this timeline on a larger screen. If you must view it on mobile, we recommend turning your phone to landscape mode. See something errant or missing? Let us know in the comments. We will keep this timeline updated as new Star Trek Beyond advertising comes out.
  • 01 May 2016
    If you’ve ever dreamed of following in the footsteps of your favorite starship captain, now’s your chance. Beginning July 9, fans will be able to experience what Career Day would be like at Starfleet Academy when Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience opens at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City. Produced by EMS Entertainment, Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience is an interactive exhibition that allows visitors to browse various fields of study: Language, Medical, Navigation, Engineering, Command, and Science.  Visitors will then be assigned a specialty based on their training. The exhibition itself will be an enormous 12,000 square feet and will use a lot of cool tech to bring the future to life. From StarTrek.com: There will be interactive activities and unique technology, including Leap Motion, voice recognition to communicate with a Klingon, a Medical Tricorder table with RFID sensors, planet projection mapping, holograms, a shooting game using Star Trek’s iconic phasers, and much more. Visitors also will have a chance to learn about the real-life inventions inspired by Star Trek as well as the science behind them. There will also be props and costumes from the history of the franchise on display.  The exhibition runs through October 31, after which it will begin a national tour.  More information about ticket pricing and other special events being held can be found here. The Intrepid will also be hosting another cool Star Trek exhibit – the Galileo, the iconic shuttlecraft from TOS that made its debut in the first season episode “The Galileo Seven.” The shuttlecraft was recently restored and will appear in the museum’s Space Shuttle Pavilion alongside the space shuttle Enterprise, which of course got its name after a huge letter writing campaign convinced NASA to name the ship Enterprise instead of Constitution.  The official unveiling of the shuttle was attended by Gene Roddenberry and most of the original cast in 1976. For our friends of up north who might feel left out, I have good news: the exhibition makes its debut at The Canadian Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa on May 13.  Details can found by clicking this.
  • 03 May 2016
    The new Star Trek series set to premier on CBS All Access streaming platform early next year was a topic of discussion during today’s CBS first-quarter earnings call. We now know that the series will indeed premiere in January 2017 and that the episodes will be delivered on a weekly basis. Regarding the new Star […]
  • 02 May 2016
    In celebration of the upcoming release of STAR TREK BEYOND in July, Paramount Pictures has announced a contest for fans to win entry into the special event at Paramount on Friday, May 20, where the second trailer will be unveiled. Participants are being asked to explain in a 50-second video “How you Go Beyond as […]
  • 01 May 2016
    The upcoming Star Trek series that’s being produced for CBS All Access will call Toronto’s Pinewood Studios home. As we reported last week, the new series will be the first live-action Star Trek television show produced outside the United States. The Pinewood Toronto Studios complex is the largest of its kind in Canada and includes […]
  • 30 Apr 2016
    Patrick Stewart, who played Captain Jean-Luc Picard on Star Trek: The Next Generation for seven seasons and in four feature films, recently sat down with HBO’s Silicon Valley star Thomas Middleditch to play a game of “F**k, Marry, Kill” with TNG characters. “Who would you want to have sexual intercourse with, who would you want […]
  • 29 Apr 2016
    With Star Trek Beyond hitting theaters in just a few short months and a second trailer set to make its debut in May, the excitement surrounding the film is (finally) beginning to pick up some momentum. Today, we’ve received some new Star Trek: Beyond images, from Check Magazine. The new photos feature the stars of […]
Forgotten Trek Latest Posts
  • 22 Mar 2016
    Happy 85th birthday to the best Captain in Starfleet; past, present, future, alternate future, alternate universe and beyond! He doesn't let age slow him down, and we wish him many more.
    Now would be a good time to revisit some of the many posts here devoted to The Shat by clicking here!
  • 20 Jan 2016
    DeForest Kelly's birthday is today, January 20th. This true Southern gentleman (born in Taccoa, GA) never let the lights of Hollywood get in his eyes and change him from the kind and humble man he was.
    Here is a link to all the posts on this blog that are tagged with his name. A great way to celebrate his memory!

    Bonus: a behind-the-scenes photo of Kelley getting his old-age makeup applied for "The Deadly Years." He had a great time acting in this episode as he took his "crusty old country doctor" persona to the ultimate level!

  • 28 Dec 2015
    Lovely Nichelle Nichols is 83 today. We hope she has a wonderful day of love and appreciation, and that her New Year has much health and happiness. We love you, Nichelle!
    Celebrate by reading some or all of the entries I have made of the past few years, right here.
  • 07 Dec 2015
    On this date in 1979, Star Trek: The Motion Picture premiered across the country. How well I remember the excitement that I, and many other fans, felt! It was to us back then, what the new Star Wars movie is to fans this December. Today's post is devoted to the memories we have of this red-letter date in Trek history. Read a few, a lot, or all of the ST:TMP related posts I have made on this blog by clicking here.

  • 14 Sep 2015
    Today, September 14th, is Walter "Chekov" Koenig's 79th birthday. Hope he has a great one!

    In honor of everyone's favorite Russian accident-prone screamer, read over all the previous posts about Walter from this blog!

  • 14 Jul 2015
    Mike Minor made some significant artistic and production design contributions to the original series third season, the aborted Phase 2 series, ST: The Motion Picture and ST II: The Wrath of Khan. In this extensive interview from issue #14 of Enterprise Incidents, published February of 1984, we find out the extent of his involvement. (See his Star Trek wiki page here.) As you may recall, I posted another article on Mike earlier from Starlog, but this one goes much more in-depth. He worked on many other genre productions, not the least of which was Star Wars. It's tragic that he passed away so young in 1987 and we never got to see what he might have done since then.
    (Click on images to enlarge. Once open, you may have to click again to view full-size.)
    Bonus: from the same issue of EI, comes this fan drawing of the Mutara Nebula battle.

    Bonus #2: Publicity photo of Kirk once again baffling Spock with his propensity for somehow inexplicably winning against the Vulcan.
    "How does he DO that?"
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  • 06 May 2016
    A new interview with STAR TREK BEYOND actor John Cho this week, where the Enterprise helmsman spoke briefly about the development of the upcoming film, the cast's early apprehension about working with a new director, and the now-familiar drive to build character connections between the crew.
  • 06 May 2016
    A new interview with STAR TREK BEYOND actor John Cho this week, where the Enterprise helmsman spoke briefly about the development of the upcoming film, the cast's early apprehension about working with a new director, and the now-familiar drive to build character connections between the crew.
  • 06 May 2016
    A new interview with STAR TREK BEYOND actor John Cho this week, where the Enterprise helmsman spoke briefly about the development of the upcoming film, the cast's early apprehension about working with a new director, and the now-familiar drive to build character connections between the crew.
  • 05 May 2016
    In a new interview with STAR TREK BEYOND director Justin Lin released today, the filmmaker talks about his approach to the upcoming film and why action takes a back seat to character development in this summer’s film.
  • 05 May 2016
    In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Star Trek: The Original Series, Agents of Yesterday will allow players to create a new Captain in the timeline of TOS, where they will take command of an era appropriate ship and begin their new adventure!

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May

1912 Bill Quinn is born.
1915 Orson Welles is born.
1947 Alan Dale is born.
1948 Richard Cox is born.
1952 Gregg Henry is born.
1955 Tom Bergeron is born.
1956 Robert Legato is born.
1965 Leslie Hope is born.
1966 Story outline submitted for the undeveloped Original Series episode "Rites Of Fertility", by Robert Sheckley.
1972 The Twenty-Ninth UK Story Arc continues in Valiant & TV21 #32 with the tenth of eleven installments.
1973 Andrei Sterling is born.
1986 Fifty-third day of filming on Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.
1988 The score for TNG: "The Neutral Zone" is recorded at Paramount Stage M, conducted by Ron Jones.
1991 TNG: "Half a Life" airs. Fifteenth day of filming on Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.
1993 Robert Becker dies.
1994 Twenty-ninth day of filming on Star Trek Generations.
1996 DS9: "For the Cause" airs. VOY: "Tuvix" airs. Twenty-first day of filming on Star Trek: First Contact.
1998 DS9: "Valiant" airs. VOY: "Demon" airs. Twenty-seventh day of filming on Star Trek: Insurrection.
2002 Star Trek: The Motion Picture (The Director's Edition) DVD released in Region 2. Paramount Home Entertainment releases Enterprise volume 1.2 on VHS in the UK.
2005 ENT: "Demons" airs.

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Memory Alpha New Articles
  • 26 Apr 2016
    This exciting and truly historic image, featuring the 23 foot long restored Star Trek TOS Galileo shuttlecraft prop/exterior filming set on display beside the decommissioned United States Space Shuttle Enterprise (OV-101) - which of course was the first Space Shuttle Orbiter built for NASA and was named after the Star Trek starship - comes to us courtesy of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Complex in New York City.
    The Galileo was recently transported to the Museum's Space Shuttle Pavilion, on temporary loan from it's permanent home at NASA's Space Center Houston, so that it can be part of the Intrepid Museum's upcoming exhibit, Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience, which opens in July. According to the museum's webpage regarding the exhibit, which may be viewed at http://www.intrepidmuseum.org/Startrek.aspx :

    In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum welcomes the new exhibition Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience to Pier 86 this summer. The Museum will be the first venue in the United States to host this immersive “Trek Tech” experience, spanning 12,000 square feet. Become a cadet and join the Starfleet Academy’s Career Day in the 26th century. After student orientation, cadets visit nine zones focusing on the Academy’s special training in language, medicine, engineering, navigation, command and science. Once training is completed, cadets receive their specialty. Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience will feature interactive activities and unique technology, including Leap Motion, table projections, projection mapping and holograms. In addition to Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience, the Museum will feature special Star Trek–themed programs and tours.

    Simply to stand in the presence of these two historic spacecraft could make the trek to NYC worthwhile. A short video regarding the shipment and arrival of the Galileo at the Museum may be found at this link: https://www.facebook.com/IntrepidMuseum/videos/10154196839237642/?pnref=story

  • 27 Mar 2016
    Presented below is the complete set of final prices realized for the 95 lots of Star Trek memorabilia that were offered in the Propworx Star Trek Auction VII event; which concluded earlier today in a live online bidding session hosted through LiveAuctioneers.com.

    The highest price realized in the auction was associated with a William Shatner screen worn Starfleet Commando style Field Duty uniform from the film Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989) - which sold for $9,840 (including a 23% buyers premium). A rare Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Cardassian military uniform worn by Andrew Robinson as Garak witnessed a final value of $8,610 with premium; and a Star Trek: DS9 Captain Benjamin Sisko Starfleet uniform worn by Avery Brooks went for $7,380 with premium.

    The following values shown are the high bids witnessed on the items and do not include the 23% buyers premium ...

Inside Star Trek Latest Posts
  • 14 Mar 2015
    A prop energy pistol featured in Star Trek: Insurrection for use by characters portraying the Son’a. The item is sturdy molded foam rubber painted black, metallic silver, and gold. The pistol shows signs of wear from production use. Several areas on the item depict rubbing and paint flaking off. The item is rigid but has some give and measures approx. 8 X 7 X 1.5 inches.

    Like the Son'a shotgun the pistol was designed by Ed Natividad. He was both a storyboard and conceptual artist for Star Wars Episode I and II. As a conceptual artist he helped shape the look of Episode I's architectural elements, costumes and weaponry.

    Ed started working at George Lucas' special effects company Industrial Light & Magic in 1994. His work in the film industry has been on various productions such as Star Wars: Episodes I & II, Armageddon, Batman & Robin, Forrest Gump, Matrix II & III and Terminator 3, Transformers and many of the major blockbuster films.

  • 26 Dec 2014
    A screen used vest worn by members of the Maquis. The Maquis were a rebellious organization of Federation-born colonists and discontented Starfleet officers who organized against the Cardassian occupation of their homes in the Demilitarized Zone after their colonies were ceded to the Cardassian Union by Federation Cardassian Treaties in the late 2360s and early 2370s. Starfleet Command considered members of the Maquis to be traitors, while Cardassia considered the Maquis to be terrorists.

    The vest was worn by actor John Franklyn Robbins in his role as Macias throughout the episode "Preemptive strike" of Star Trek: The Next Generation in 1994. Macias was a citizen of Juhraya, a Federation colony that came under Cardassian rule after a treaty was signed with the Federation. He was the leader of a Maquis cell that opposed the treaty. Macias become a friend with Ro Laren who joins the Maquis in "Preemptive Strike".

    The vest was also used on the set of Voyager by stunt actor Steve Blalock. In the episode "Worst Case Scenario" he plays a Maquis rebel, too. The production team added a velcro patch to the vest for a Starfleet combadge.

  • 17 Nov 2014
    Deleted scene with the new Klingons from Star Trek (2009) © Paramount Pictures
    The Klingon baldric was a sash that traditionally went over the left or right shoulder of noble Klingons. It contained the symbol of a Klingon House or it was used to hold knives and disruptors. In 2009 the look of the famous alien warriors was redesigned by costume designer Michael Kaplan for J.J. Abrams' reboot of Star Trek.

    The Klingons wear helmets and grey thick coats with a large black baldric. Kaplan described them as his favorite costumes for the film, explaining he modeled the helmets on a horseshoe crab, while the coats were intended to resemble the texture of an elephant or rhinoceros. The baldric is made of leather. The outer layer is calf skin. Two snaps and velcro are mounted inside to fasten the baldric.

    Unfortunately the scenes with the new Klingons set on Rura Penthe were cut in Star Trek. Director J.J. Abrams tried to avoid a disruption of narrative flow. But the Klingons returned in the sequel Star Trek Into Darkness (2013). Michael Kaplan revised the costumes again. Although the Klingons got new outfits with a different kind of baldric you can see a Klingon with a black baldric which was designed for its predecessor.

    Klingons in Star Trek Into Darkness © Paramount Pictures

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