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'Fifty-Year Mission' Explores Trek Many People Missed

First volume of Star Trek's oral history from Mark A. Altman, Edward Gross a fascinating read

In their new book, "The Fifty-Year Mission: The Complete, Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Star Trek," co-authors Edward Gross and Mark A. Altman intend to deliver the definitive story of Star Trek, as told by the people who lived it. The book contains excerpts from hundreds of interviews the authors conducted with cast, crew, writers, directors, studio executives and other key people associated with the franchise. Both authors have decades-long relationships with Star Trek and are well-equipped to guide the reader on this journey. "Volume One: The First 25 Years" ...
 | Jul-19-2016 | 
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Did Alexander Courage Steal 'Star Trek' Theme?

Nicholas Meyer says maybe, Richard Arnold says no

The last several weeks have been busy for Nicholas Meyer. The two-time Star Trek movie director first joined the writing staff of the new Star Trek series for CBS All Access. He sold his Palisades-based home for $5.4 million. And he accused the late composer Alexander Courage of possibly lifting his famous "Star Trek" theme fanfare from a 1951 movie. "There can be no doubt that much original music has been composed for the series and its various spinoffs and feature ...
 | Apr-17-2016 | 
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Roddenberry Still Knows Little About New Trek Series

PLUS: Creator's son talks fan-films, and lawsuits ... kind of

Although it's been a few weeks since Rod Roddenberry joined the team of the upcoming Star Trek: Series 6 as an executive producer, it seems the son of "Star Trek" creator Gene Roddenberry still knows little about the show Bryan Fuller is putting together. "I know very little about the direction," Roddenberry told TrekZone's Matt Miller. "I've had two meetings with Bryan Fuller. He brought the writers together, and h ...
 | Mar-25-2016 | 
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The Troll That Alec Peters Built

Guest columnist Sandy Greenberg talks about how Axanar case affects him

I think I was destined to love science-fiction. I was born while the Apollo 9 mission was in Earth orbit testing the lunar module. I like to think my first moments of life were listening to the live broadcast of it. When I came home from the hospital, my mum would nurse me while watching the last few episodes of the original “Star Trek.” It's mainly because of her I love sci-fi. Growing up, the only books in the house were by Asimov, Bova, Herbert and many more. One of my beliefs regarding science-fiction is that more is better, and I like nearly everything. From cl ...
 | Mar-16-2016 | 
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Sorry, No Major Bombshells From Lost Roddenberry Disks

EXCLUSIVE: Recovered data will be included in family's 50th anniversary '366 Project' vault

Hard to believe it's been nearly 25 years since the world said good-bye to Gene Roddenberry, yet he still finds a way back in the news time and time again. Most recently in January after it was revealed that data from some 200 5.25-inch floppy disks had been recovered. DriveSavers Data Recovery earned a mention on media outlets ranging from Star Trek sites to the trade publications to even mainstream news, earning kudos for unlocking the disks created through an ol ...
 | Feb-25-2016 | 
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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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Staying True To The Roddenberry Philosophy

Gene Roddenberry was hardly a perfect man, but his work still touched millions

In April 1994, I was celebrating my 18th birthday and about to graduate from high school when a book came out that I just had to buy. It was by New York Times reporter Joel Engel called "Gene Roddenberry: The Myth and the Man Behind Star Trek." Obviously not really thinking about the title when I bought it, the Engel book was jaw-dropping to me. Because through my entire life, beginning with the premiere of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" when I was 11 years old, I was a member of the Church of Roddenberry. I saw him as someone beyond human, as someone who created some ...
 | Aug-7-2015 | 
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25 Years Later: Bombshells From 'Best Of Both Worlds'

How one line, 'To be continued,' changed 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' forever

It's hard to imagine now, but despite the introduction of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" in 1987, the 1980s still belonged to Capt. Kirk, Spock, McCoy and the crew of the original USS Enterprise. Few took the show seriously, and it even spilled over into the conventions. "The fans were split on the acceptance of the show," said Ronald D. Moore, one of TNG's writers who would go on to redevelop "Battlestar Galactica" for Syfy. "You would go to conventions and there would be bumper stickers and T-shirts that basically said, 'I'm a real Trekker. Forget the bald guy.' Stuff l ...
 | Jun-21-2015 | 
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Spock More Than A Guy Saying 'Illogical'

Roddenberry Archives share more about Leonard Nimoy and his Trek character

Gene Roddenberry found himself in a bit of a quandary in 1968. The second season finale of "Star Trek," Art Wallace's "Assignment: Earth" had just aired, and the Great Bird was already thinking about the third season. Yet, he was unhappy with how writers were developing the character of Spock, and he sent a memo to the entire production crew to describe exactly how he wanted the pointy-eared green-blooded Vulcan played by Leonard Nimoy to be used. "In the beginning of 'Star Trek' episodes, Mr. Spock was a fellow who occasionally said 'illogical,' and that was about it," Ro ...
 | Mar-3-2015 | 
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