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  • 09 Dec 2016
    As the Hirogen pursue Voyager, the crew receives messages from home via their relay system. Plot Summary: Voyager picks up a garbled...
  • 09 Dec 2016
    Although he is no longer working on Star Trek: Discovery fulltime, Bryan Fuller summed up the new series in three words. “I...
  • 07 Dec 2016
    The Next Generation fans will remember Barbara Alyn Woods as Kareen Brianon, the personal assistant to Dr. Graves in The Schizoid Man...
  • 07 Dec 2016
    Simon Pegg posted a photo on his Twitter account that has people talking about Star Trek 4. The photo shows Pegg and...
  • 07 Dec 2016
    According to CBS Corporation’s Les Moonves, Netflix has paid for the entire production budget of Star Trek: Discovery. Netflix will be airing...
  • 06 Dec 2016
    Star Trek New Visions: The Hidden Face comes out tomorrow but fans can have a sneak peek today. In this issue, written...
  • 09 Dec 2016
    TrekMovie concludes its week-long anniversary celebration of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country with a look at the film from a fan’s perspective. Much like in his previous remembrance of The Voyage Home, Steve Vivona not only takes a look at the film, but also bring us back to 1991, when fans across the world were able to cap off the franchise’s 25th anniversary with a rousing farewell to the original cast. In mid-1990, George Takei visited the college I attended and gave an informal talk to students. I would see George many times in the ensuing years, but I opted not to attend the talk (something friends have never let me live down). One friend told me that George was strongly encouraging everyone to write to Paramount and demand that they scrap the Starfleet Academy idea floated by longtime producer Harve Bennett, and do a final film with the original crew. We all know how that turned out. Bennett’s idea was scrapped and the longtime producer of the film series walked. I was sad to see him go, as his contribution to Trek cannot be underestimated. However, I, for one, was very pleased by the news. Star Trek would celebrate its 25th anniversary in 1991, and the powers that be thought it fitting to have the original cast star in one last film, before handing the baton to the Next Generation crew, who were enjoying a surge in popularity since their third season. In the summer of 1991, I sat in a darkened movie theater with my then-girlfriend waiting for the Naked Gun 2 ½: The Smell of Fear to start. Knowing it was a Paramount film, I hoped we might get a teaser for Star Trek VI. What I saw made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up. At the time, I had no idea Christopher Plummer narrated said teaser, which was an amazing compilation of clips from the series and the films projected on to the hull of the Enterprise. Watch it here. Still has the same impact for me! Paramount wisely stoked the flames of fan fervor that year with anniversary specials and the like. Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner toured the country with a two-man show that showcased their playful rapport in front of sold out crowds. Excitement was reaching a fever pitch and Paramount moved up the release date by a week from Dec. 13 to Dec. 6 to avoid going head to head with Steven Spielberg’s ill-fated Peter Pan adaptation, Hook. Star Trek VI was a fitting send off for the Original Series crew. Leonard Nimoy was the driving force behind the film, conceiving its storyline and executive producing. One would think he opted out of directing so as not to ruffle Bill Shatner’s feathers. Shatner delivered a flop with Star Trek V and nearly derailed the series, so no one was likely to allow him in the director’s chair again. However, he likely could’ve made a stink that Leonard was now directing a third film to his one, so Nimoy wisely enlisted Wrath of Khan director Nick Meyer, with whom he had a cordial relationship, and who was well liked by the crew. In the years just prior to Star Trek VI, the Soviet Union collapsed. The Berlin Wall fell and most of the countries in the grip of Soviet rule were finally free to chart their own destiny. Knowing that Star Trek was at its best when it paralleled true life events, Nimoy envisioned “the Wall coming down in space”, with old enemies the Klingons and the Federation forced to work together. While some of the dialogue was a bit on the nose in dealing with the bigotry and fear exhibited by the old guard Kirk and General Chang (Plummer at his scenery chewing finest), it was a thoughtful story of old dogs having to learn new tricks, uncomfortably adjusting to a new reality that saw them as outdated and worn out. In a sense, it also paralleled the idea that our beloved TOS crew was being put out to pasture with this film. William Shatner gave a thoughtful performance, dialing down much of Kirk’s bravado as he came to grips with the end of the world as he knew it, and having to break bread with mortal enemies who killed the son he barely got to know. He had some great moments with DeForest Kelley when they are incarcerated in the Klingon gulag Rura Penthe that belied the many years these men spent bouncing off one another. And he was game for some playful dialogue that poked fun at Kirk’s persona. Nimoy’s Spock spent a good portion of the film playing Sherlock Holmes, trying to solve the mystery of who killed the Abe Lincoln-like Chancellor Gorkon (played with appropriate gravitas by David Warner). Again, one had the sense that Nimoy was trying to give each of his castmates something substantial to do. No one could be more pleased than George Takei, whose Captain Sulu finally got the promotion promised to him in deleted dialogue from Star Trek II. He has some truly wonderful moments, and must’ve loved the fact he got to save Kirk’s bacon. Not enough can be said about Christopher Plummer who took his performance right to the edge of ham fisted, but dialed it back at all appropriate moments. His Chang made a perfect counterpoint to Kirk, an old soldier who flat out refuses to live in the new reality, one who will scheme with his mortal enemy to retain the status quo. The film’s somber tone was echoed in a wonderful score by Cliff Eidelman, which took some getting used to for me. However, much as Nimoy chose Leonard Rosenman for the buoyant score of Trek IV, Nick Meyer wisely chose someone whose compositions would enhance the tone and mood he was trying to create. I could go on about some of the plot contrivances like the viridium patch, the convenient Bird of Prey that...
  • 09 Dec 2016
    Bryan Fuller continues to discuss the reasons for his departure from Star Trek: Discovery. While most interviews have rehashed the well-known explanations, he expanded upon a strong theme for the new series in an interview with the Radio Times. Fuller remains tight-lipped and almost certainly bound to a non-disclosure agreement regarding significant details about Discovery, but he summed up the theme of the new series in three words: “Understand each other.” Fuller said that this was the theme of Discovery at the time of his departure, and he noted that he is curious to see how it unfolds. Beyond writing the first two episodes and charting a course for the first season of the series, Fuller also wrote story treatments for other first season episodes. In Fuller’s view, that completes his responsibilities to the show. Asked how the tone of the series would compare to the recent films and the original series, he continued: “You know, it’s interesting to ponder, because I won’t have anything to do with the actual production, and I won’t have anything to do with post, which are really places where I dig in and do a lot of work. I know where we were going before I left, but I don’t where they were going to take it after I’ve left.” Fuller reiterated his willingness to rejoin Discovery, saying “If they need me, they have my number and they can call me, otherwise, I’m ploughing ahead on American Gods.”
  • 08 Dec 2016
    TrekMovie commemorates Cliff Eidelman’s distinctive score to Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country with a review of the 2012 Intrada two-disc release. This expanded soundtrack release includes previously unreleased material, plus the original release from 1991. Dark and foreboding best describes composer Cliff Eidelman’s unique entry in the Star Trek canon with his score to Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. While not the typical music fans had come to associate with the franchise during its then quarter-century of existence, it still became a favorite of many fans. Its unique, mysterious and poignant tone helped mark the final voyage of The Original Series cast. Fans and music lovers were finally able to enjoy the full score as it was presented on film with Intrada’s 2012 Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country Expanded Edition two-disc release. More than 22 minutes of new material was made available for this version, doubling the number of tracks from the original soundtrack. Plus, in addition to previously-unreleased material, the soundtrack also includes cues presented in its entirety. Standout new music includes “Spock’s Wisdom,” “Mind Meld” and “Trailer.” Eidelman captures the character’s gravitas in the solemn “Spock’s Wisdom,” as the Vulcan discusses his and Valeris’ future as members of the Enterprise crew. “Mind Meld” is a terrific piece of music and exemplifies Eidelman’s knack for switching back and forth between menacing and lighter tones. This contrast is served particularly well as it highlights Spock forcibly subjecting Valeris to the intimate ritual of the meld. The “Trailer” release is special as Eidelman actually wrote Star Trek VI’s trailer music; two versions of the cue are available on disc one. Other new tracks include “Alien Fight,” which beats listeners over the head with its loud and recurring drums as Kirk fights for his life at Rura Penthe. “Dining on Ashes” revisits the poignant yet bittersweet crew theme as Kirk and Spock realize they might have outlived their usefulness. American Federation of Musician fees have often prevented producers from including a film’s complete score in CD releases, so composers would truncate, combine or use alternate takes to convey the themes from the film for a listener’s pleasure. It is nice to finally have full editions of “The Overture” and “Sign Off,” as well as “The Battle for Peace/The Final Chance for Peace/The Final Count,” which clocks in at 8:15 long. “Spacedock/Clear All Mooring” and “Escape from Rura Penthe” are identical to the 1991 release and both are terrific pieces of music, now presented along with the film’s complete score on the Expanded Edition. “Spacedock …” is actually the first “hopeful” cue the audience hears in the film as the crew boards the Enterprise for its mission to escort the Klingons. The old gang is here for one last hurrah (although conspicuously missing is Sulu). Despite Star Trek VI’s dark overtures thus far in the film, audience members get the feeling that everything will be all right now that the Enterprise crew is on the job. Meanwhile, “Escape from Rura Penthe” is one of the film’s best musical moments. Eidelman’s romantic and melancholic composition sweeps across the planet’s snow-covered wasteland, pulling the camera away from the three who dare to challenge the planets harsh environment in a possible futile attempt to escape their life sentences. With its additional minutes, expanded track listing, alternate takes as well as music being released for the first time in its entirely, Intrada’s Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country’s Expanded Edition two-disc issue is a must for any fan’s collection. To be able to listen to Eidelman’s intended version of the film is a pleasure well-timed for the movie’s silver anniversary in 2016. *Information for this article was included from Jeff Bond’s liner notes for the Expanded Edition. Go to Intrada’s website to order Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country’s two-disc expanded edition.
  • 07 Dec 2016
    This week marks 25 years since Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, what would be the last film with the original crew, made its silver screen debut. Today, the Shuttle Pod do a rewatch and take a deep dive into a film that spoke volumes about the state of the world at the time, and perhaps even today. Subscribe to Shuttle Pod: The Podcast on iTunes, Google Play Music and Pocket Casts! “For one quarter of a century they have thrilled us with their adventures, amazed us with their discoveries, and inspired us with their courage. Their ship has journeyed beyond imagination. Her name has become legend. Her crew, the finest ever assembled. We have traveled beside them from one corner of the galaxy to the other. They have been our guides, our protectors, and our friends. Now, you are invited to join them for one last adventure. For, at the end of history lies The Undiscovered Country.” Join the crew of the Shuttle Pod as they take a deep dive into The Undiscovered Country including what it meant at the time and how that message resonates today. Brian and Jared recount key moments of an old favorite, and Kayla rekindles the love for a film she never knew she had.
  • 07 Dec 2016
    Cliff Eidelman, the man who composed the score for Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, fondly recalls his experience working on the final Star Trek film to star the entire original cast. We sat down with the composer who discussed his thematic choices for the score, his approach to publishing the original soundtrack, and how he worked with Nicholas Meyer. 2016 has been a banner year for Star Trek anniversary celebrations, with the debut of the franchise 50 years ago the most notable. As the calendar prepares to turn for the new year, there is one more still remaining as Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country celebrates its silver anniversary on December 6. Reminiscing as if it were yesterday, rather than 25 years ago, Cliff Eidelman picked up the phone with TrekMovie to discuss his scoring Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, collaborating with director Nicholas Meyer and watching Leonard Nimoy smile during one of his scoring sessions. Emerging as a film composer at the ripe age of 22, Eidelman has scored 30 feature films and HBO movies over his professional 29-year musical journey. Throughout his career, Eidelman has demonstrated the ability to produce dramatic epic scores or light comedy compositions, rising to the occasion for each specific film. Eidelman was 26 years old when he was tapped to score the final cinematic journey of the original crew of the Enterprise, a fact that was not lost on him. After one meeting with Meyer, he produced the main title cue that was used in the actual film. Like a cadet attempting to impress Captain Kirk to earn an assignment on the Enterprise, Eidelman had to show Meyer, a director with a singular and specific vision, that he had the chops to accomplish the task. TREKMOVIE: Do you remember how you came to score Star Trek VI? Cliff Eidelman: I do. I had submitted a tape to the studio as well as to the director, Nicholas Meyer. My agent submitted work I had done from my first three or four movies. Through that I was able to get a meeting with Nick. I was trying to win the job, so at the meeting I offered to write a demo piece based on the script. Based on our discussion, I went home that night and was inspired by the story of the film and came up with the “Main Title.” I said to Nick, ‘I have the Main Title for the film.’ ‘How do you have the Main Title, we haven’t even started filming it?’ he responded. It did become the “Main Title” for the film. I knew I was high on their list, but the “Main Title” still did not win the film for me. I went back home and did a spotting session on the script, called him up and told him I thought I knew where all the music should start and stop. He said to send it over to him. I put my notes on the script, and he sent me back his notes as he meticulously went over what I wrote. One other component that helped me get the job was that each composer sent in a submission. Ron Roose was the editor, and he and Nick were a team. Whatever tape Nick got, he gave a copy to Ron. They both came back with my tape as their number one choice. All those factors helped me secure the job. TM: Were you daunted by the task of following the likes of Jerry Goldsmith and James Horner? CE: It was a Star Trek movie. How could you not want to do that? I think it helped that I was young and new to the industry. Meeting with the director inspired me, and put me at ease. Although there were fantastic scores to the previous movies, he told me I did not need to follow in those footsteps, especially since it was so much different than the previous five. It had a different feel to it. He gave me the latitude to explore new territory for the film, and created a lot of liberty for me. I was able to approach it the way that it felt right for me. There is a risk of feeling the history that came before. In this particular situation, I didn’t feel that at all, partly because I was so young. I was just inspired to work 10 hours a day and create an original score. TM: Your Star Trek VI score was darker than any of the previous scores. Was that a conscious choice on your part or something that came out of your discussions with Nick Meyer? CE: The film demanded it. It’s very possible to have written a score that sounded like one of the earlier films, but it would not have worked. This film had a darker and mysterious tone, plus all of the Shakespearean references. The Christopher Plummer performance was so strong, that it brought out things in me. Combine that with my meeting with Nick, who said you can be darker and mysterious and that I did not have to go to the previous scores. He was asking me to go someplace new, which really felt comfortable being able to go off in my own direction. Looking back, I think that was a good choice. Jerry Goldsmith is a fantastically gifted composer, no reason to do him, because you can’t do him better than he does him, so I preferred to just do me. TM: Considering how different the score was from any of the previous Star Trek films, what made you decide to use the original cue at the end? CE: I wanted to sign off the original crew musically. That was the most fun for me, as young as I was, signing off this crew. I knew it had to be a piece of music that culminated 25 years of history, but also felt fresh, as well as call back to Alexander Courage’s theme. It...
  • 10 Dec 2016
    Byan Fuller, who stepped down as Star Trek: Discovery showrunner in October, recently discussed his departure along with a short description of the new series. “I couldn’t do what needed to be done in the time that they needed it done,” Fuller told the Radio Times in a recent interview. “And I felt like there […]
  • 09 Dec 2016
    On December 13th, Star Trek fans will be in for a treat, half a century in the making. The Roddenberry Vault, a treasure trove of unused material from the entire run of the Original Series, will be released to the public. With the vault comes insights into alternate takes, omitted dialogue, deleted scenes, and other […]
  • 08 Dec 2016
    Does the new collection of Star Trek: The Original Series material offer its own novel look into the legendary show? Star Trek, perhaps more so than most popular franchises, has been dissected to an incredible degree over the course of its 50-year history. Collectors and die-hard fans have found “missing” film clips, rare deleted scenes, […]
  • 06 Dec 2016
    The last Star Trek film to feature the entire Original Series cast, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, celebrates its 25th anniversary today. A timely commentary on the end of the Cold War, The Undiscovered Country sees the crew of the Enterprise fight against conspirators intent on interrupting the potential peace between the Federation and […]
  • 06 Dec 2016
    Creation Entertainment, the organizers of the Official Star Trek Convention, have announced Jonathan Frakes, Terry Farrell, Nana Visitor, Connor Trinneer, Nicole de Boer, Robert Picardo, Ethan Phillips, Tim Russ, Robert Duncan McNeill, Denise Crosby, Armin Shimerman, Max Grodenchik, Vaughn Armstrong, Jeffrey Combs, Casey Biggs, and David Warner will join already-announced Original Series stars William Shatner, […]
  • 30 Nov 2016

    Der neue Serienableger bekommt mit Michelle Yeoh, Doug Jones und Anthony Rapp seine ersten (Stamm-)Schauspieler. Der Sender CBS bestätigte das in einer offiziellen Pressemitteilung. Michelle Yeoh, die u.a. als Bondgirl in „Der Morgen stirbt nie“ an der Seite von Pierce Brosnan auftrat, wird als Captain Georgiou in Star Trek: Discovery zu sehen sein. Hier wird […]

    The post CBS bestätigt die ersten Darsteller für Star Trek: Discovery appeared first on Star Trek HD.

  • 20 Nov 2016

    Dem wahren Trekkie genügt es nicht, das neueste Abenteuer von Kirk und Co zu streamen oder als Standard Blu-ray Disc zu erwerben. Sie möchten Star Trek Beyond als Limited Edition oder als exklusive Steelbook Variante im heimischen Regal stehen haben. Da die exklusiven Sondereditionen bereits vergriffen sind, ist die Nachfrage nach den Steelbooks zurzeit sehr […]

    The post Die Steelbooks zu Star Trek Beyond appeared first on Star Trek HD.

  • 08 Nov 2016

    Alle zwei Wochen erscheint eine neue Ausgabe der Modell- und Magazinserie Star Trek: Die Offizielle Raumschiffsammlung. Wir begleiten die Veröffentlichungen von Eaglemoss Collections in Form von ausgewählten Besprechungen. Hier stellen wir die Modelle aus den Ausgaben 45 bis 48 vor. Ausgabe 45 – Malon-Exportschiff Die Malon und ihr „Entsorgungsschiff“ waren zu Beginn der fünften Staffel […]

    The post Offizielle Raumschiffsammlung: Heft 45 bis 48 appeared first on Star Trek HD.

Forgotten Trek Latest Posts
  • 09 Sep 2016
    Most of the time, this blog is publishing items in my collection. But sometimes, when something extraordinary from Trek's past shows up, I will feature it, like the time the original Phaser Rifle turned up. Today, I saw a post shared by Trek contributor Doug Drexler that came from one Edward Barocela that revealed a wonderful story of a visit to the Star Trek soundstages and a photo not seen since.

    Here is the photo:

    And the story behind the photo:

    Edward Barocela‎ posted to the group STAR TREK - The Original and ONLY Timeline:

    "Nearly 49 years ago, my father Edward Sr., a motion picture engineer, was hired by Film Effects of Hollywood to work on upgrading the optical printers. One Saturday, my brother and I were out with Dad as he ran some errands. He stopped off at work and left us in the lobby of the building as he went inside to do something. Presently, a man walked by and noticed us by ourselves, bored and fidgeting. He said, "Hey, kids, do want to see a real spaceship?" Naturally we said yes, and he gave us directions to a set of double doors. We went through the doors and found ourselves on a small soundstage. And there she was: the Starship Enterprise. They let us work the control console to turn the big model's lights on and off, and to run the engine dome rotors at different speeds. They also let us handle the shuttlecraft and Romulan ship models. Needless to say, this experience made huge impression on me. I was 10 years old. Years later, my mother sent me this photo. I didn't even remember that anyone had taken pictures at the time."

    Too cool!

  • 09 Sep 2016
    Indeed, far beyond anyone's imagination, it has lived long and prospered.
  • 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.

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  • 07 Dec 2016
    It's that time of year again, with an extra helping of rare photos for your holiday pleasure! Check out these additional entries to our ever-growing galleries, from the early days of the Original Series, all the way through Enterprise!
  • 06 Dec 2016
    Our next update to TrekCore's ever-growing Rare Photos library is here, with a selection of seldom-seen shots from each Trek television series and several of the films -- check 'em out and see which ones might be new to you!
  • 06 Dec 2016
    It's the twenty-fifth anniversary of the final voyage of the original Enterprise crew - check out our gallery of rare photos from the sets of STAR TREK VI: THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY!
  • 05 Dec 2016
    When Grand Nagus Rom visits Deep Space Nine to officially name Quark's Bar an embassy of the Ferengi Alliance, the original Rules of Acquisition are brought along to be displayed during the ceremony - but when that priceless artifact goes missing, it's up to a recently-arrived Odo to crack the case!
  • 05 Dec 2016
    Last week, CBS finally announced the first new members of the STAR TREK: DISCOVERY cast – Michelle Yeoh, Doug Jones, and Anthony Rapp – and in a new interview, producer Alex Kurtzman shared his thoughts on each actors’ addition to the franchise.


1931 Betty Matsushita is born.
1934 Burton Armus is born.
1937 Dave Cadiente is born.
1946 Ken Magee is born.
1949 Teri Garr is born.
1956 Greg Luntzel is born.
1962 Brian Waller is born.
1964 Eleventh day of filming on TOS: "The Cage". Talosian menagerie scenes are filmed today.
1967 Third day of filming on TOS: "The Ultimate Computer". Bjo Trimble initiates the letter-writing campaign to save Star Trek: The Original Series from cancellation.
1968 First day of filming on TOS: "The Savage Curtain".
1971 The Twenty-Sixth UK Story Arc concludes in Valiant & TV21 #11 with the ninth of nine installments.
1978 Eigthy-ninth day of filming on Star Trek: The Motion Picture.
1979 Jasmine Lliteras is born.
1981 Twenty-fourth day of filming on Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.
1987 Seventh day of filming on TNG: "Home Soil". 2nd revised final draft of TNG: "When The Bough Breaks" is submitted.
1990 Eighth (and last) day of filming TNG: "First Contact".
1991 Ninth and final day of filming on TNG: "Power Play". First day of filming on TNG: "Ethics".
1996 VOY: "Macrocosm" airs. Sixth day of filming on VOY: "Darkling".
1997 Sixth day of filming on VOY: "The Killing Game, Part II".
1998 Star Trek: Insurrection premieres in the US. First day of filming on DS9: "Badda-Bing, Badda-Bang".
2000 First day of filming on VOY: "Workforce, Part II". Paramount Home Entertainment releases Star Trek - The Seven of Nine Collection volume 2 on VHS in the UK.
2001 Fourth day of filming on ENT: "Fusion". Tenth day of filming on Star Trek Nemesis.
2002 Charles Gunning dies. ENT: "Precious Cargo" airs. Sixth day of filming on ENT: "Future Tense".
2003 First day of filming on ENT: "Hatchery".
2007 Corps of Engineers print omnibus Creative Couplings is released.
2011 Alan Bernard dies.

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  • 25 Nov 2016
    Below are a pair of exciting photos that were in circulation on social media last month, which were taken on October 7th at the Destination Star Trek Europe 50th Anniversary convention in Birmingham, UK. As can be seen, this very special moment on a replica of the Original Series Enterprise Bridge featured William Shatner, George Takei and Walter Koenig posing at their command module stations, along with a number of fellow celebrities from the Trek franchise and even the U.S. space program (in the form of Apollo 15 Command Module Pilot Al Worden, seen wearing the light blue NASA jacket)! Truly a historic gathering to celebrate five decades of a magnificent franchise ...

  • 19 Oct 2016
    Presented below is the complete set of final prices realized for the 215 lots of Star Trek memorabilia that were offered in the Propworx Star Trek Auction IX event; which concluded on Saturday September 10th in a live online bidding session hosted through The most expensive item that sold in the auction was a William Shatner screen worn Captain Kirk Class D Starfleet Uniform from ST:TMP, which realized a high bid of $15,000. A Leonard Nimoy worn orange TOS Radiation Helmet from the 1st season episode "The Naked Time" witnessed a high bid of $5,010, and a Star Trek: Phase II Starfleet Command Mini Dress worn by Persis Khambatta in an early wardrobe test photo shoot sold for a maximum bid of $5,000.

    The following values shown are the high bids witnessed on the items and do not include the 23% buyers premium. (Just click on any of the images below to view an enlarged version) ...

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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