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  • 20 Oct 2017
    In honor of the release of Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek Online is offering captains some cool free stuff. The first free...
  • 19 Oct 2017
    The original series’ Walter Koenig recently shared his opinion on modern Star Trek, including the three recent movies and Star Trek: Discovery....
  • 19 Oct 2017
    Three Star Trek comics from IDW Publishing will arrive this January. The Comics will include Star Trek: Boldly Go #16, Star Trek:...
  • 18 Oct 2017
    Star Trek: Voyager‘s Kate Mulgrew will be one of the presenters at the 10th Annual Living for Today concert. “Living for Today...
  • 18 Oct 2017
    As reported earlier, FanSets is releasing pins based on Star Trek: Discovery. In addition to character pins, pins based on the episodes...
  • 17 Oct 2017
    Fans waiting for Star Trek: Discovery: Drastic Measures, due out next February, will now know what to expect in the novel penned...
Forgotten Trek Latest Posts
  • 09 Oct 2017
    From a 1967 movie magazine comes this article with 40 intimate things you always wanted to know about Leonard Nimoy!

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    Bonus #1: A rare publicity photo of Shatner and guest star Celeste Yarnell from "The Apple." I have no clue what odd kind of alien plant he's using to impress her with his knowledge of...

    "Why waste time with Chekov over there? Let's show the natives how it's really done."
    Bonus #2: Rare publicity photo of Joan Collins as Edith Keeler.

    "Oh, Mr. Kirk... would you help me with the dreadfully heavy doily?"
  • 06 Oct 2017
    From a movie/TV magazine in around 1967 comes this article about Shatner that still seems to be relevant to the way he lives his life!
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    Bonus #1: A 1967 article about the emotion-filled Leonard Nimoy. Note the half-shaved eyebrows that he had to endure for the whole series!

    Bonus #3: Below, a rare publicity picture of Nimoy and Jill Ireland.

    Bonus #4: Rare image of Jeff Hunter with a laser pistol prop! Note the industrial-strength tinfoil that was used for the cave walls and the rock formations on Talos IV. Very effective at creating rock-like surfaces! But I think a coat of matte-textured spray paint would have been more effective at making the reflective tinfoil surface look less metallic.
  • 28 Sep 2017
    William McCullar's IDIC Page, sadly defunct now, made available this very rare image of Majel Barrett (M. Leigh Hudec at the time) when she was screen-testing the makeup for the Green Orion Slave Girl.

    The “green girl” was the creation of Fred Phillips who also made Spock’s Vulcan look for the original Star Trek television series. Stephen E. Whitfield and Gene Roddenberry recalled in The Making of Star Trek (1968) how Phillips grew increasingly frustrated as three consecutive makeup screen tests, in which Roddenberry’s future wife Majel Barrett had been painted green, came back negative. "Now, Fred Phillips is an exceptionally fine makeup artist and recognized as a top pro in the business. He did a thorough job with the makeup and was quite satisfied with the results. Imagine everyone’s surprise, upon viewing the developed film the next day, to find the actress’ face just as normally pink skinned as ever! There was no trace of green." Gene’s orders to Fred Phillips: “Paint her greener!” The following day the test film again showed her as pink skinned as ever. Even Fred was dumbfounded. Recalling the incident, he says, “We did this three days in a row. We had her so green you couldn’t believe it and she kept coming back pink! Finally we figured out what was happening. The technician over at the film lab would receive the film every day and run it through the development solution. As the image formed on the film, he kept saying to himself, ‘My God, this woman is green!’ And so he kept correcting the film developing process in order to turn her back to normal skin color again!”

    Bonus: Below, a rare photo of Shatner and Whitney, made after the second pilot, but before the first filmed episode. The uniform worn by Shatner was only ever seen in these promo photos and never in an episode.
    "See, you adjust this satellite dish and you can get hundreds of channels for only dollars a day!"
    Bonus: A cartoon from the fanzine "Enterprise Incidents" that echoes the MAD Magazine depiction on a similar occurrence, referenced below it.
  • 09 Oct 2017
    Here are a few rare photos that have turned up online, that you may enjoy!

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    De and Leslie Parrish behind the scenes between takes while filming "Who Mourns For Adonis?"

    An unusual promotional photo of Walter in front of a wall thingie that looks like it was made with an oven rack!

    Nichelle shows her lovely kittycat some attention and love!
    Between scenes in "The Final Frontier," the Big Three do their version of the monkeys who refuse to speak, hear or see bad things.

  • 27 Sep 2017
    From April 1970 Issue 64 of the venerable Famous Monsters magazine comes this early story on the show, and the bonus is some rare photos that have never really been seen since, like the one of the small copper-skinned ambassadors from "Journey To Babel" posing by the Jeffries Tube, and the closeup of the makeup of the doomed and diseased Only from "Miri."

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    FM artist Basil Gogos passed away this past week at 88. What a talent!
    Bonus: Below, a clipping from a TV movie magazine from the first run of the show.

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  • 21 Oct 2017
    After spending most of the year in Canada, the STARFLEET ACADEMY EXPERIENCE traveling exhibit returns to the New York City area this month, beaming down to the Liberty Science Center in New Jersey starting October 28.
  • 21 Oct 2017
    If you’re like us, half the fun of watching an episode of Star Trek for the nth time is the discussion that happens during or after: How well would a universal translator really work? How much of the infamous technobabble is rooted in real science? Astrophysicist Ethan Siegel takes on these questions and more in STAR TREK TREKNOLOGY!
  • 20 Oct 2017
    It’s Friday, which means it’s time for another round of preview photography for STAR TREK: DISCOVERY's next episode: check out a dozen new images from "Lethe," the sixth episode of the season.
  • 19 Oct 2017
    From the age of THE ANIMATED SERIES to a deep-cut alien pulled from the earliest days of THE NEXT GENERATION, it's time to check out the latest ties to Trek's canon in STAR TREK: DISCOVERY episode 105, "Choose Your Pain."
  • 17 Oct 2017
    COMING IN FEBRUARY: The "Star Trek: Discovery" novel series continues with Dayton Ward's DRASTIC MEASURES, set ten years before the series as Gabriel Lorca and Philippa Georgiou are called in to tackle the growing crisis on Tarsus IV.


1921 Robert Dawn is born.
1938 Christopher Lloyd is born.
1940 Sheila Leighton is born.
1943 Catherine Coulson is born.
1946 Richard McGonagle is born.
1948 Christopher Curry is born.
1952 Dan Kelpine is born.
1954 Kitty Swink is born.
1960 Dafydd ab Hugh is born.
1968 Seventh day of filming on TOS: "Whom Gods Destroy".
1987 Fourth day of filming on TNG: "The Big Goodbye".
1990 TNG: "Remember Me" airs.
1991 Fourth day of filming on TNG: "Hero Worship".
1992 The ashes of Gene Roddenberry are sent into space aboard the space shuttle Columbia during its start from Kennedy Space Center.
1993 Fourth day of filming on TNG: "The Pegasus".
1996 Seventh and final day of filming on DS9: "Rapture". Final draft script for DS9: "The Darkness and the Light" is submitted.
1997 Second day of filming on DS9: "Waltz". Third day of filming on VOY: "Hunters". Four scenes are re-shot for VOY: "Concerning Flight".
1999 Seventh day of filming on VOY: "Blink of an Eye".
2002 Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (Special Edition) DVD released in Regions 1 and 2.
2003 Second day of filming on ENT: "Chosen Realm". Second-unit filming on ENT: "Carpenter Street".
2004 ENT: "Home" airs. First day of filming on ENT: "Observer Effect".
2005 Jean Marie Novak dies.
2015 Murphy Anderson dies.
Unknown year Elle Alexander is born.

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Memory Alpha New Articles
  • 26 Sep 2017
    Following the successful launch of the series yesterday, several members of the Star Trek: Discovery production team released a number of exciting behind-the-scenes images via their personal twitter accounts. A selection of these photos are reproduced below, with special thanks and congratulations on their exceptional work to Olatunde Osunsanmi (Producer and Director), Aaron Baiers (Producer), Ted Sullivan (Co-Executive Producer), Glenn Hetrick (Makeup Designer), and Doug Jones (actor, Lt. Saru). According to the ratings so far, 9.6 million viewers tuned in to the pilot on CBS ...

    This final shot provides a close up view of the contents of Captain Georgiou's bookshelf, which is overflowing in its tribute to TOS ...

  • 24 Sep 2017
    Presented below are some images of several screen used Starfleet Insignia Badges from the new Star Trek: Discovery television series, which were fabricated in Toronto, Canada from silicon bronze poured into plaster molds and then polished and plated by a jeweler to create the desired custom colors which are representative of their associated Starfleet divisions: command (gold), sciences and medical (silver), and operations (copper). These attractive badges were part of a special Discovery-themed prop and costume exhibit at the recent Creation Official 2017 Star Trek Las Vegas Convention that took place from August 2 - 6 at the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino in Nevada. Star Trek: Discovery will make it's world premiere today, September 24th, with a simultaneous broadcast of the episode entitled "The Vulcan Hello" on CBS television and the CBS All Access streaming video on demand service. Subsequent episodes will be available only on CBS All Access, starting with episode 2, "Battle at the Binary Stars", which will be available to subscribers this evening immediately after the airing of the premiere. It has been over 12 years and 4 months since the last episode of Star Trek: Enterprise was broadcast on May 13, 2005; making tonight's world premiere a most welcome and historic return of the Star Trek franchise to network television ...

    As seen in the following four images, these new insignia badges feature pips near the bottom left-hand corner of the design to denote the rank of commissioned officers within Starfleet ...

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