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Bryan Fuller Returns To Trek TV As Showrunner

Will join Alex Kurtzman on new series for CBS All Access

"Hannibal” and "Pushing Daisies" mastermind Bryan Fuller has signed aboard as showrunner and co-creator of CBS' upcoming Star Trek series. Fuller is no stranger to Star Trek, having worked as a writer on “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” and “Star Trek: Voyager.” He has been vocal for years about his desire to helm a Star Trek project. “My very first experience of Star Trek is my oldest brother turning off all the lights in the house and flying his model of a D7 Class Klingon Battle Cruiser through the darkened halls," Fuller said. "Before seeing a frame of the television serie ...
 | Feb-9-2016 | 
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Star Trek History Revealed In '366 Project'

Roddenberry Entertainment to release never-before-seen memorabilia in 2016

Roddenberry Entertainment is releasing parts of its archives containing never-before-seen Star Trek memorabilia throughout 2016 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the sci-fi franchise. Titled “The 366 Project," the initiative will feature one piece of Trek history — rare photos, memos, script pages, documents — posted to Roddenberry Entertainment’s Facebook page each day beginning Jan. 1. In total, 366 pieces will be highlighted, including three bonus items shown below. "We're really excited to an ...
 | Dec-23-2015 | 
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'Star Trek: Captain Pike' Sets Course On Kickstarter

Campaign hopes to spawn pilot episode, feature-length film

Rigel 7 Productions is hoping to enlist fan support on Kickstater to launch "Star Trek: Captain Pike," a 45-minute pilot followed by a feature-length film, "Encounter at Rigel." Several veteran Star Trek actors have already signed aboard the project, which will explore the maiden voyage of the USS Enterprise under the command of Capt. Christopher Pike. Walter Koenig, who played Pavel Chekov in the original "Star Trek" series, will co-write the project along with Walter Doty. "Star Trek: Captain Pike" has raised more than $27,000 of its $112,000 goal as of May 22. The campai ...
 | May-10-2015 | 
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'The 50 Year Mission' To Chart Star Trek History

EXCLUSIVE: Mark A. Altman talks about chronicling the franchise in his upcoming book

Mark A. Altman has set course for an unprecedented journey through Gene Roddenberry’s sci-fi universe in his upcoming book, "The 50 Year Mission: The Complete Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Star Trek.” Co-written with Edward Gross, the book from Thomas Dunne Books and St. Martin's Press is scheduled for a 2016 release in time for the franchise’s 50th anniversary. It’s told exclusively by the people who were there in the trenches, and who decades later are offering their take on the real story behind the making of the influential franchise. Altman is a writer, pro ...
 | Oct-6-2014 | 
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Judge Should Throw Book At Klingon Language Disruptors

A copyright infringement lawsuit involving an ‘independent’ Star Trek fan-film has nothing to do with it

There would be no one more hypocritical than me if I sat here and told you milking something for publicity is bad. I mean, it’s been nearly eight years now since I sold the SyFy brand I created to NBCUniversal, and eight years later, I milk that for everything I can get. Including a commentary where I complain about milking news events for publicity. But enough about milk. For the past year, CBS Studios and Paramount Pictures have been battling with “independent” Star Trek fan-film producers Axanar Productions and Alec Peters in a copyright infringement lawsuit that already ...
 | Jan-4-2017 | 
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Museums Showcase 'Starfleet Academy Experience'

Exhibit allows visitors to explore costumes, props, technology

Museums in the United States and Canada are set to explore Gene Roddenberry's final frontier with "Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience." Celebrating the franchise's 50th anniversary, the exhibit is produced by EMS Entertainment and opens at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa, Ontario, on May 26. Later, it's slated for an appearance at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City, followed by more stops at museums throughout the U.S. Costumes, props and technology will be spotlighted in an all-new interactive experience, with looks at real curren ...
 | Feb-1-2016 | 
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Gene Roddenberry's Lost Computer Files Resurrected

More than 200 disks carefully restored

More than 200 floppy disks belonging to "Star Trek" creator Gene Roddenberry have finally been accessed and the content will be revealed later this year in time for the show's 50th anniversary. Unreadable by modern computers, the 5.25-inch disks worked from a pair of custom-built computers used by Roddenberry to write scripts and take notes. The computers ran on CP/M — short for Control Program for Microprocessors — an operating system that had its last update in 1983 after MS-DOS' popularity derailed it. Roddenberry died in 1991 and his disks were later discovered by h ...
 | Jan-6-2016 | 
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Postal Service Unveils New 'Star Trek' Stamps

4 digital illustrations inspired by classic elements of show will be offered

The U.S. Postal Service’s stamp program is setting a course in 2016 for Gene Roddenberry’s final frontier. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of “Star Trek" — marked by its television premiere on Sept. 8, 1966 — the Postal Service will offer Star Trek Forever stamps, which include four digital illustrations inspired by classic elements of the television program. "Our stamps articulate the American experience through miniature works of art," said Acting Stamp Services Director Mary-Anne Penner. "Our diverse stamp topics for 2016 are sure to appeal to everyone, and with the Ne ...
 | Dec-31-2015 | 
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George Clayton Johnson Dies At 86

Writer penned the 1966 'Star Trek' episode 'The Man Trap'

George Clayton Johnson, whose episode "The Man Trap" marked the television debut of "Star Trek" on Sept. 8, 1966, has died. He was 86. Johnson died of cancer in Los Angeles on Friday, according to his son, Paul B. Johnson, who confirmed his death to The Associated Press after earlier reports this week proved incorrect. Building an extensive writing resume during his career, Johnson became involved in television early on. He wrote eight stories for “The Twilight Zone,” including the classic episodes "Kick the Can" and "A Game of Pool." In addition, he penned scripts for " ...
 | Dec-26-2015 | 
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