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Original Trek Crew Sabotaged By 'Beyond'

Auralnauts mix the latest movie with classic 'Star Trek'

We already know what fans, and even Simon Pegg, thinks about the teaser trailer Paramount Pictures released last year of "Star Trek: Beyond." But what does the original "Star Trek" crew think about it?You know, the likes of William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley and James Doohan?The comedy music group Auralnauts took a gander, mixing the trailer with a classic episode of "Star Trek." And man, is it funny!Auralnauts, accordi ...
 | Mar-29-2016 | 
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Mignogna: 'Continues' Fan Series Leads By Example

Latest crowdfunding campaign will produce three episodes, and a lot of joy

As CBS Corp. and Paramount Pictures move forward on a copyright infringement lawsuit against one fan-film production, other amateur Star Trek producers are keeping one eye toward the courtroom, and another on their latest project. And that's no different for "Star Trek Continues" executive producer and star Vic Mignogna. When we say "amateur," of course, we don't mean anything about the people involved or the ...
 | Mar-11-2016 | 
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For Two Days, There Was Star Trek, Alabama

Famous NASA-associated city celebrated franchise's 30th anniversary in 1996

What's in the name of a town? That's a great question, and judging by history, no town name is written in stone. Especially if there is a chance to put that town on a map. Probably one of the earliest examples of this is Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania. A town of less than 5,000 people north of Philadelphia, it was known as Mauch Chunk until the 1950s. While other towns, states and even countries are typically named after government leaders or war heroes, Jim Thorpe got its name simply by agreeing to build a monument and be the final resting place of famous athlete Jim Thorpe, who ha ...
 | Jul-27-2016 | 
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Canada Celebrates Trek's 50th With Coins, Stamps

Star Trek is building a bigger connection with the country than ever before

Did you know that Capt. Kirk is Canadian? OK, that's a bit of a stretch. But William Shatner, who played Capt. Kirk in the original "Star Trek," is most definitely Canadian, hailing from Montreal. Long before he commanded a Federation starship, Shatner was performing at the Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Ontario, and appearing on the Canadian "Howdy Doody" show as Ranger Bob. With that connection, Canada is clearly excited to celebrate its connection to Star Trek during the show's 50th Anniversary with a series of coins, stamps and special exhibits. Shatner was ju ...
 | May-17-2016 | 
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Star Trek Online Goes Back In Time For 50th

Popular MMO will take fans into the realm of classic Trek

Time travel might not happen on Star Trek as much as it does on, say, "Doctor Who." But it's still a popular activity and story device. Star Trek Online, the massively multiplayer online game from Arc Games, has utilized time travel in several of its episode storylines. But just in time for the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, the game will really give players a chance to jump back into classic "Star Trek." As part of the third expansion of "Agents of Yesterday," players can jump back into the days of Kirk, Spock and McCoy to take command of a 23rd century era starship, much ...
 | May-6-2016 | 
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Klingon Language Creator Responds To Ownership Claims

Marc Okrand doesn't own it, but not sure if Paramount or CBS does either

More than 30 years after it was created, the Klingon language still knows how to get attention in the press. That was apparent in recent weeks when some news outlets focused on its inclusion as part of a copyright infringement lawsuit CBS Corp. and Paramount Pictures has filed against a fan-film. But can someone (or some company) actually own a language? And if so, who owns it? It's not Marc Okrand, the man credited with creating the language with some early help fro ...
 | Apr-18-2016 | 
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William Shatner Is 85 Today — Really?

We take a look at how everyone seems to be getting better with age

The Earth stopped on March 22, 1931 for just a few seconds, because yes, even Terra Prime needed to mark the moment William Shatner came into the world. It's hard to believe that today's he's 85 years old. We see him in the original "Star Trek," in six movies, and how active he is today — this man is never going to retire. And we don't want him to. In fact, Shatner has the energy of a 35-year-old, which is exactly how old he was when "Star Trek" first premiered in 1966. If someone told him — or anyone else from the cast and crew — that 50 years later, we would still be hono ...
 | Mar-22-2016 | 
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Not Much Has Changed At Conventions ... Except Names

San Francisco reporter looks back at 1976 convention featuring William Shatner

Quark sometimes wandered his bar on "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" talking about how the more things change, the more they stay the same. And that's apparently true with Star Trek conventions. Peter Hartlaub, a pop culture critic with the San Francisco Chronicle, dug into the archives of the paper to jump back 40 years to see what conventions were like in the Bay area. The most surprising about that convention in 1976? It shares the same headliner of this week's convention, one William Shatner. This weekend is the Silicon Valley Comic Con at the San Jose Convention ...
 | Mar-18-2016 | 
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A Look Back At Trek's 10th Anniversary Convention

A mall was the scene of this 1976 gathering that featured Leonard Nimoy, James Doohan

Getting your tickets yet for a Star Trek convention this year to celebrate the 50th anniversary? First, let's take a look back at how some Trekkies in Colorado celebrated the franchise's 10th anniversary.Picture it: Denver. 1976. Leonard Nimoy and James Doohan were both still rather dashing young men who made their way to this Colorado mall to join a few hundred Trekkies, and some of the most interesting cosplay you could expect from the 1970s.The video, according to A.V. Club, was shot ...
 | Mar-8-2016 | 
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Houston Tourism Group Sues Space City Comic Con

Claims 'Space City' is trademarked, and convention can't use it

Houston has been known as "Space City" thanks to its association with NASA for decades. But if you're an organization looking to promote tourism in the area — you can't use "Space City" unless you get permission first. That's what the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau has claimed in a new lawsuit against the up-and-coming Space City Comic Con, asserting that the tourism group owns the trademark to "Space City." That particular convention has only existed since 2012, growing from a gathering that started in a hotel lobby, to the NRG Center — the 1.4 million-squa ...
 | Mar-8-2016 | 
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