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  • TNG Season 7 Blu-ray – Gag Reel teaser

    24 Nov 2014

    Check out a selection of the TNG Season 7 Gag Reel from the upcoming Blu-ray release, thanks to Uproxx, after the break. ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ Season 7 will be available in the US next Tuesday, December 2 For more see our release announcement article with all the details.
  • TrekInk: Star Trek Comics Coming February 2015

    22 Nov 2014

    By Grabthar’s hammer, IDW Publishing delivers more apes and five-year mission in February 2015. Learn about the Star Trek comics and other interesting publications in your future after the break. IDW Publishing solicitations for February 2015 Star Trek/Planet of the Apes #3 (of 5) Scott Tipton, David Tipton (w) • Rachael Stott (a & c) […]
  • TrekInk: Review of Star Trek Ongoing #38: The Q Gambit Part 4 + 7-Page Preview

    19 Nov 2014

    The Q Gambit returns as the latest issue of IDW’s Star Trek Ongoing hits comic book stores on Wednesday. Will Kirk, Sisko and the Alpha Quadrant survive the latest round of Dominion treachery? Find out after the jump – plus check out a 7-page preview. Star Trek #35: The Q Gambit, Part 4  (available Wednesday, November 12) […]
  • TrekInk: Review of Star Trek: Harlan Ellison’s Original The City on the Edge of Forever Teleplay ...

    19 Nov 2014

    IDW Publishing’s presentation of Harlan Ellison’s original teleplay comes to a tragic conclusion in The City on the Edge of Forever #5. TrekMovie’s spoiler review and preview follows after the break.   Cover: Art by Juan Ortiz, Subscription cover: Art by Paul Shipper Star Trek: Harlan Ellison®’s Original City on the Edge of Forever Teleplay […]
  • Book Review: Star Trek Voyager: Acts of Contrition

    18 Nov 2014

    TrekMovie looks at the latest literary adventure of the Starship Voyager as we review Kirsten Beyer’s new novel, “Acts of Contrition”. REVIEW: STAR TREK VOYAGER: ACTS OF CONTRITION Author: Kirsten Beyer Pocket Books Paperback and E-Book Retail: $6.47 Those who have followed my novel reviews with any regularity know that, while I am not a […]
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  • USS Enterprise Press-Out And Build Manual

    28 Nov 2014

    A new Haynes Manual will be of interest to Trek fans, and this one is a bit different from the usual technical manual offered by Haynes. The Haynes USS Enterprise Press-Out and Build Manual is part book, and part model kit. The USS Enterprise Press-Out and Build Manual is a “trivia manual and model kit […]

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    A new Haynes Manual will be of interest to Trek fans, and this one is a bit different from the usual technical manual offered by Haynes.

    The Haynes USS Enterprise Press-Out and Build Manual is part book, and part model kit.

    The USS Enterprise Press-Out and Build Manual is a “trivia manual and model kit for the USS Enterprise, the main starship featured in Star Trek (the original series). The front portion of the book is packed with information about the ship that served under the command of Captain James T. Kirk in the popular sci-fi TV series that started in 1966. The back portion of this Haynes manual features a series of press-out cardboard shapes that assemble to make a large (50 cm) model of the USS Enterprise NCC-1701.”

    Available now, the USS Enterprise Press-Out and Build Manual sells for $17.97 at Amazon. Below is a video that shows how to build the cardboard USS Enterprise.

  • New QMx USS Reliant Model

    28 Nov 2014

    A second artisan replica of the USS Reliant from QMx has been announced. This replica of the USS Reliant will come in a 1:350 scale model. Earlier this year, the 1:250 scale model of the USS Reliant debuted, and this smaller version will be a little friendlier to the wallet than that model, coming in […]

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    A second artisan replica of the USS Reliant from QMx has been announced.

    This replica of the USS Reliant will come in a 1:350 scale model.

    Earlier this year, the 1:250 scale model of the USS Reliant debuted, and this smaller version will be a little friendlier to the wallet than that model, coming in at just under $5,000.

    Sixty-eight centimeters in length (roughly 27″), the new USS Reliant will have all of the usual quality and details from a QMx model, and the model can be customized with “options to change the base, add battle damage, etc.”

    This new USS Reliant is the same scale as a QMx replica USS Enterprise refit, so that both ships seen in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan can be had by the collector in the same scale.

    Only two-hundred-and-fifty of the USS Reliant 1:350 will be created. For more details on the USS Reliant 1:350, head to the link located here.

  • Star Trek Thirty-Five Years On 35MM: A Retrospective

    28 Nov 2014

    In honor of the forthcoming thirty-fifth anniversary of Star Trek: The Motion Picture, the Philadelphia Film Society and Geekadelphia will present six days of Trek film screenings. The films will include all six of the original series films. The schedule for the films is as follows: Star Trek: The Motion Picture – Friday, December 5 […]

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    In honor of the forthcoming thirty-fifth anniversary of Star Trek: The Motion Picture, the Philadelphia Film Society and Geekadelphia will present six days of Trek film screenings.

    The films will include all six of the original series films.

    The schedule for the films is as follows:

    • Star Trek: The Motion Picture – Friday, December 5 at 8 PM
    • Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan – Saturday, December 6 at 8 PM
    • Star Trek III: The Search for Spock – Sunday, December 7 at 8 PM
    • Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home – Monday, December 8 at 8 PM
    • Star Trek V: The Final Frontier – Tuesday, December 9 at 8 PM
    • Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country – Wednesday, December 10 at 8 PM

    There are special events after most of the screenings. After the screening of The Motion Picture, there will be a discussion by Dan Tabor of Geekadelphia. After the screening of The Search for Spock, there will be a William Shatner Impersonation Contest, and Q&A and Trivia.

    After The Voyage Home, there will also be a Q&A and Trivia, plus a 1980s Costume Contest; while The Final Frontier will be followed by a Costume Contest and Trivia.

    Wrapping up the event, after The Undiscovered Country screening, a new original episode of the fan-made film Starship Farragut will debut, and there will be a Q&A and Trivia, and a special themed Wine Night!

    The screenings and associated events will take place at the PFS Roxy Theater at 2023 Sansom Street in Philadelphia. Individual tickets for each screening will be $10.00 while an all-access pass will cost $50.00 and will include reserved seating. For those wishing to select four of the films, a general admission pass will cost $35.00. To order tickets, head to the link located here.

  • Trek Shirt And Hoodie

    27 Nov 2014

    A new shirt and hoodie from Her Universe will be of interest to Star Trek fans. Each item features a quote from an original series movie. The Captain Kirk Quote Long Sleeve Fitting Shirt features a quote from Kirk, “Second star to the right and straight on ’til morning,” taken from Star Trek VI: The […]

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    A new shirt and hoodie from Her Universe will be of interest to Star Trek fans.

    Each item features a quote from an original series movie.

    The Captain Kirk Quote Long Sleeve Fitting Shirt features a quote from Kirk, “Second star to the right and straight on ’til morning,” taken from Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.

    The Spock Quote Lounge Hoodie’s quote from Spock, “I have been and always shall be your friend,” is taken from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.

    The Kirk Quote shirt, which runs in sizes from small to XXL, costs $32.00 ($34.00 for the XXL size) and can be ordered here.

    The Spock Quote hoodie runs from XS to XXL, costs $35.00 ($37.00 for XXL) and can be ordered here.

  • A Klingon Christmas Carol’s Last Season

    27 Nov 2014

    In December, the last performance of A Klingon Christmas Carol will take place in Chicago. This year’s performance will take place December 4-21 at the Athenaeum Theater in Chicago. A Klingon Christmas Carol is the first play ever to performed entirely in the Klingon language (with “English Supertitles and a narrative analysis from the Vulcan […]

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    In December, the last performance of A Klingon Christmas Carol will take place in Chicago.

    This year’s performance will take place December 4-21 at the Athenaeum Theater in Chicago.

    A Klingon Christmas Carol is the first play ever to performed entirely in the Klingon language (with “English Supertitles and a narrative analysis from the Vulcan Institute of Cultural Anthropology”). The original creator of the language, Mark Okrand, added new words specifically for the production.

    Originally conceived as a one-time fundraiser, A Klingon Christmas Carol has been a Chicago event for the last five years.

    In A Klingon Christmas Carol, “Scrooge has no honor, nor any courage. Can three ghosts help him to become the true warrior he ought to be in time to save Tiny Tim from a horrible fate?”

    To purchase tickets for A Klingon Christmas Carol, head to the link located here.

  • Attack Wing Wave 10 Expansion Pack

    27 Nov 2014

    A new expansion pack for the Star Trek: Attack Wing game has been announced. Star Trek: Attack Wing is a multi-player game from WizKids featuring pre-painted Star Trek ships. The game is set within the Trek universe. The Dominion 1st Wave Attack Fighters Expansion Pack will be part of the Wing Wave 10 release, which […]

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    A new expansion pack for the Star Trek: Attack Wing game has been announced.

    Star Trek: Attack Wing is a multi-player game from WizKids featuring pre-painted Star Trek ships. The game is set within the Trek universe.

    The Dominion 1st Wave Attack Fighters Expansion Pack will be part of the Wing Wave 10 release, which will take place in December.

    Expansion Packs include ship and captain cards; crew, tech and weapons upgrade cards, mission cards, game tokens and movement dial.

  • New Star Trek Funko Pop! Vinyl Figures

    26 Nov 2014

    A new set of Funko Pop! vinyl figures will be of interest to Star Trek: The Next Generation fans. The newest collection to be announced will contain eight The Next Generation characters. The characters will include regulars Picard, Riker, Data, Worf, Troi, and La Forge; plus two addition characters – Locutus and a “generic” Klingon. Making […]

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    A new set of Funko Pop! vinyl figures will be of interest to Star Trek: The Next Generation fans.

    The newest collection to be announced will contain eight The Next Generation characters.

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    The characters will include regulars Picard, Riker, Data, Worf, Troi, and La Forge; plus two addition characters – Locutus and a “generic” Klingon.

    Making their debut in March, the TNG characters, which will sell for $9.99 each, can be pre-ordered here.

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  • 35mm Prints Of The Six Original Star Trek Films To Be Screened In Philly

    28 Nov 2014

    Next month, Philadelphia Film Society & Geekadelphia will present six days of celebratory screenings of the original Star Trek films on 35mm, entitled STAR TREK – 35 Years on 35mm: A Retrospective. From Friday, December 5th through Wednesday, December 10th, the first six films in the franchise will be presented at the PFS Roxy Theater […]
  • ‘Star Trek: Enterprise’ Limited Edition Soundtrack Coming December 2

    28 Nov 2014

    On Tuesday, December 2, La-La Land Records is set to release a 4-disc Star Trek: Enterprise limited edition soundtrack. Featuring more than 120 tracks of music featured over the course of the series’ four-seasons. The set will be limited to 3,000 units and will be sold through lalalandrecords.com. Full track listing and details below. STAR […]
  • WATCH: Star Trek: TNG – Season 7 Gag Reel

    26 Nov 2014

    Next week (December 2, 2014), CBS Home Entertainment will release the seventh season of Star Trek: The Next Generation remastered in HD on Blu-ray. Included in that release, will be a gag reel of comedic outtakes from the filming of the final season of TNG. You can check out a preview below. For complete details […]
  • Qapla’! Klingon Bloodwine Available For Pre-Order

    26 Nov 2014

    Officially licensed Klingon Bloodwine is now available for pre-order. Priced at $19.99, the wine is a medium-bodied red blend of Malbec, Syrah and Petit Verdot from Paso Robles County, California. According to the on Vinport website, Klingon Bloodwine will begin shipping on December 8. More details below. The Collection After much demand from fans, Klingon […]
  • William Shatner Launches Kickstarter Campaign To Fund “Catch Me Up”

    23 Nov 2014

    William Shatner has recently launched a Kickstarter campaign in hopes of funding his next project. The 83-year-old actor hopes to fund the production of a new book, entitled Catch Me Up. With Catch Me Up, Shatner hopes to help readers achieve “great things” at “any age” and teach them how to “leverage the new technology […]
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  • Maximum Defiant

    15 May 2014

    Maximum Defiant was quite probably the most comprehensive website about Deep Space Nine's tough little ship
  • Designing the Reliant

    01 May 2014

    Only the second Starfleet vessel seen on screen, the Reliant proved one of Star Trek's more reliable support ships indeed.
  • Redesigning Starfleet’s Uniforms for Star Trek II

    21 Oct 2013

    Nobody really liked the uniforms from The Motion Picture but there was little budget for new ones.
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  • Transporter-Beam Creature

    11 Mar 2014

    (Star Trek - The Next Generation)
    Curry with the puppet (© by CBS)
    Curry in front of the Green Screen (© by CBS)
    This special effects latex puppet was used on screen in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Realm of Fear".
    It was designed by Dan Curry and built by modelmaker and sculptor Carey Howe.
    To create the illusion of liveliness, Curry donned green tights and puppeteered this one of a kind creature against a green screen.
    The puppet was part of Curry's collection for many years and can also be seen in the TNG Season 6 DVD special featurette "Departmental Briefing Year Six - Profile: Dan Curry".

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank Dan Curry, who gave me further information about this item and the clay maquette.  Also thanks to my friend Thomas Luckau, who contacted Mr. Curry for me.

  • Clay Maquette ("Realm of Fear")

    11 Mar 2014

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    This clay maquette is one of three different versions, that were built from Dan Curry's design by model maker and sculptor Carey Howe as first draft for the creature in TNG's episode "Realm of Fear".
    Executive Producer Rick Berman eventually selected this one that Howe then made larger in Latex with a partial fiber glass core and that Curry did the green screen puppeteering with.

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  • Klingon Baldric from Star Trek (2009)

    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.

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  • Reman Mask from Star Trek: Nemesis

    29 Oct 2014

    The Remans are a humanoid species first seen in Star Trek: Nemesis. They capture Captain Jean-Luc Picard after it is discovered that the Reman Praetor Shinzon is a clone of him. The mask was worn by actor Marti Matulis who worked as background actor in the movie. Matulis served as the fit model for the Reman warrior costumes during the design phase of Star Trek Nemesis, too.
    "I got started early on that movie, as the fit model during the design of the Reman costumes. The best place to see me is when Ron Pearlman boards the Enterprise with his commando team. I'm the guy to the left of him as the gang rounds the hallway. I drop to my knee and take out a few red-shirts. Then, toward the end of the firefight, I take a rifle blast from Worf, and go down with a "Eeyorrrgh!" - Marti Matulis
    Marti Matilus as a Reman warrior in Star Trek: Nemesis (© Paramount Pictures)
    The Remans were created as a response to the challenge of devising a new, terrifying alien race for Nemesis. It was screenwriter John Logan who came up with the idea of featuring Remans as the villains of the 2002 film:
    "The idea of the Remans being vampirelike slaves, laboring away in the dilithium mines, never seeing the sun, grew out of our desire to create a truly monstrous race. [...] It seemed obvious to me that the Romulans would subjugate some other race to dig dilithium for them. Much too messy for our pristine and elegant Romulans." 
    The Reman head application is made of foam rubber. The two piece set consists of a detailed skull cap with sculpted ears, cranial ridges and spray-paint to compete the effect of Reman skin. The second piece is the face application that is designed to cover the top half of the face and has had the same detailed attention paid to it to create the finished Reman appearance. The eyes has been added by Tom Spina who restored the mask.

    The Reman makeup is ultimately highly elaborate. "It was a full appliance makeup," explained Michael Westmore, "with a complete face piece that blended in with a headpiece. The actors' lower lips and chins were their own; but everything else was covered with the appliances, which were airbrushed with a marbleized pattern [....] We had eight Reman performers, and we didn't know which one Stuart [Baird] was going to pull up front [in closeup], so they all had to have the full makeup, which included teeth and contact lenses and hands painted to match the face."

    The Reman head was sculpted by Earl Ellis. The Remans' ears are made of a semi-translucent latex and included veins. "The ears were neat," commented Michael Westmore. "Stuart [Baird] said, 'I want to be able to see through the ears.' I made the ears out of clear gelatin, so if there's any backlight behind them you can see through them. Then we painted veins on the back of the ears, so if the light was showing through you could even see veining through them."

    The concept of the Remans looking akin to vampires was also inspired by their lack of exposure to sunlight. "[Director] Stuart Baird and Rick Berman had the idea that they wanted the Remans to have an almost Nosferatulike feeling, but without making them into vampires," remembered makeup supervisor Michael Westmore, referencing the vampire Count Orlok from the 1922 horror movie Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens.

    Indeed, the script for Star Trek: Nemesis describes the Remans as having "a disturbing resemblance to the original Nosferatu." Count Orlok actually served as inspiration for the Reman makeup design. Westmore related, "Stuart [Baird] handed me a picture of Nosferatu and said that was exactly what he wanted. He said, 'I need an alien [species] that looks like this.' And that's exactly what we did. I did some sketches for him and then we went to town on it. We designed the head and ears."

    Scene from Star Trek: Nemesis

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  • "Enterprise" Soundtrack Coming December 2!

    28 Nov 2014

    Following last year's fantastic Star Trek: Deep Space Nine collection, La-La Land has announced a new Star Trek: Enterprise soundtrack collection going on sale December 2! We've got the full track listing now for this four-disc release -- see if your favorite episodes are represented!
  • Amazon Black Friday Deals Are Go!

    28 Nov 2014

    If you're shopping at Amazon to catch one of the crazy Black Friday deals, head on over now. Every purchase you make helps support the site, whether it's a Star Trek Blu-ray set or a discounted new flat-screen TV! Check out the offers now...
  • SALE: Complete "Voyager" DVD Set for $155!

    27 Nov 2014

    Amazon has the complete "Star Trek: Voyager" DVD collection at its lowest price EVER! Pick up all seven seasons for just $155 and relive Voyager's journey through the Delta Quadrant!
  • TNG S5: 'The Perfect Mate' Blu-ray Screencaps

    27 Nov 2014

    In the second part of our double Season 5 Blu-ray screencap update today, Picard gets too involved in a bizarre alien wedding ceremony. All new high definition screencaps featuring the lovely Famke Janssen in one of her early TV roles, be sure to check out TNG's "The Perfect Mate" in HD!
  • TNG S5: 'Cost of Living' Blu-ray Screencaps

    27 Nov 2014

    In the first part of our double Season 5 Blu-ray screencap update today, we're heading to a whimsical land of fun with Alexander and Lwaxana in TNG's "Cost of Living". All new high definition screencaps featuring mudbaths and turbolift gloop... check them out!
Memory Alpha: Star Trek on this Day

29 November

1934 Don Eitner is born.
1946 Nathan Jung is born.
1960 Tom Wright is born.
1965 Yvonne Suhor is born. The score for TOS: "Where No Man Has Gone Before", composed by Alexander Courage, is recorded.
1966 Second day of filming on TOS: "Tomorrow is Yesterday". Story outline TOS: "The Devil in the Dark" is submitted.
1967 Theo Marcuse dies. First day of filming on TOS: "Patterns of Force".
1968 Sixth and final day of filming on TOS: "The Way to Eden". TOS: "Wink of an Eye" airs.
1969 The Ninth UK Story Arc continues in TV21 & Joe 90 #10 with the fourth of five installments.
1977 Christina Weathersby is born.
1978 Eigthy-first day of filming on Star Trek: The Motion Picture. Third day of filming the spacewalk sequence.
1981 Kimberly Cullum is born.
1988 Thirty-fourth day of filming on Star Trek V: The Final Frontier.
1990 Sixth day of filming on TNG: "Clues".
1993 Sixth day of filming on TNG: "Lower Decks".
1994 Second day of filming on VOY: "The Cloud".
2000 VOY: "Flesh and Blood" airs. First day of filming on VOY: "Workforce".
2001 Third day of filming on ENT: "Shuttlepod One". Second day of filming on Star Trek Nemesis.
2004 Fourth day of filming on ENT: "The Aenar".
2012 TNG Season 2 Blu-ray theatrical showings are held.
2013 Charles Cooper dies.

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  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    26 Nov 2014


     
    Washington, D.C.
    October 3, 1863

    By the President of the United States of America.
    A Proclamation.

    The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God.

    In the midst of a civil war of unequaled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign States to invite and to provoke their aggression, peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has prevailed everywhere except in the theatre of military conflict; while that theatre has been greatly contracted by the advancing armies and navies of the Union. Needful diversions of wealth and of strength from the fields of peaceful industry to the national defence, have not arrested the plough, the shuttle or the ship; the axe has enlarged the borders of our settlements, and the mines, as well of iron and coal as of the precious metals, have yielded even more abundantly than heretofore. Population has steadily increased, notwithstanding the waste that has been made in the camp, the siege and the battle-field; and the country, rejoicing in the consciousness of augmented strength and vigor, is permitted to expect continuance of years with large increase of freedom.

    No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy. It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and one voice by the whole American People. I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens.

    And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquility and Union.

    In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the United States to be affixed.

    Done at the City of Washington, this Third day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and of the Independence of the Unites States the Eighty-eighth.
    By the President: Abraham Lincoln
    William H. Seward,
    Secretary of State
  • Harlan Ellison Reviews ST:TMP

    25 Nov 2014

    When Star Trek: The Motion Picture premiered, a lot of people were disappointed, myself among them. I had such high hopes! And we were let down. Although the movie accomplished a lot in terms of restarting the "franchise," and laid the groundwork for the look of everything to come after it, the all-important story and character interaction left a lot to be desired. Writer Harlan Ellison, known best to Trekkers as the author of "City On The Edge Of Forever," reviews the lackluster film in issue #33 of Starlog, published in April of 1980.

    Harlan manages to set aside much of his anger at Roddenberry and company over his perceived ill-treatment when writing the TV script, and in much of his review I agree with him, something I rarely do. For example, I felt that the changes made in the filmed script for the series were for the best, and better "Trek" than his original script. Most of his criticisms of the movie, however, are spot-on, and sadly warranted. However, it does end on a note of hope for the sequels, and in that he (and the fans) were rewarded.

    Agree? Disagree? Comment!

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    "He called me 'lachrymose'? I'll kill 'em! Wait... what does that mean?"

    Bonus: below, a page from the same issue, on the comic book adaptation of the movie script.
    Bonus #2: Below, an ad from the back cover, for an LED-enhanced jacket movie tie-in.
    Bonus #3: Below, the inside front cover, an ad for the light-up movie Enterprise model.
    Bonus #4: Below, a one-page write-up by the movie's science adviser on the theory behind the movie's "wormhole" sequence." This sequence, while marred by the crew's "jiggling" in their seats when the camera was not being shaken, was still about the only action scene in the movie that raised a little excitement and suspense. Under that is a single-panel comic taken from the letters page on the same topic.
    As an aside, I am not so completely down on ST:TMP that I can't appreciate the good things about it. Seeing the new upgraded Enterprise in loving close-ups was worth the price of admission; the epic score, etc. I still take out the Director's Edition that Wise re-edited occasionally and watch it, as it is the best version. The tightening up of the film and the fixed sound and visual effects add to the experience and allow me to enjoy it more than ever before. But I could still wish for better pacing and story!
  • 1980 DeForest Kelly Interview

    22 Sep 2014

    One got the feeling from just watching the original series that "Dr. McCoy" was the most relatable human on the show; the person that represented the "everyman" from our time period, and the actor DeForest Kelly was the one we could be most comfortable around. DeForest Kelley was that kind of person in real-life, as all the interviews bear out. Here's a good one from Starlog issue #38, published in September of 1980.

    Click on images to enlarge; once open, you may have to click again to view full size.
    Bonus: a candid closeup of De from a movie magazine that came out during the series run.
    Bonus #2: a great shot of Bill giving archery lessons to De during the series.
    "Okay, De, let's try to hit Leonard in the behind and bring him down a couple of notches."
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