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CBS, Paramount Release Much-Anticipated Fan-Film Guidelines

Studios say it will return productions 'back to their roots'

In the wake of its copyright infringement lawsuit against an "independent" fan-film, CBS Corp. and Paramount Pictures for the first time have released fan-film guidelines. And they are expected to drastically change how fan-films move forward. "Your support, enthusiasm and passion are the reasons that Star Trek has flourished for five decades, and will continue long into the future," the studios said in a statement at StarTrek.com. "You are the reason the original ...
 | Jun-23-2016 | 
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Anton Yelchin Dead At 27

Chekov actor involved in freak accident at home

The Star Trek community is mourning the death Sunday of Anton Yelchin, the child actor who grew up to entertain fans as Pavel Chekov in three Trek movies. He was killed early Sunday morning at his home. Yelchin was 27. The actor, according to TMZ, was supposed to meet friends Saturday evening for rehearsal, but didn't show up. The friends later traveled to his house to check on Yelchin, finding him pinned by his running car against a brick mailbox. The car was in neutral, and authorities were unclear why he got out of the car. Police do not suspect foul play, according t ...
 | Jun-19-2016 | 
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Whoopi Goldberg Making First Ever Trek Con Appearance

Oscar-winning actress heads to Las Vegas for Creation Entertainment event

What does it take to get Whoopi Goldberg to a Star Trek convention? How about a chance to celebrate the 50th anniversary in Las Vegas? That was enough for the comedian and actress, who has signed up for her first-ever convention at Creation Entertainment's Las Vegas Convention beginning Aug. 3. "Whoopi is beloved by Star Trek fans for her recurring role as Guinan in 'Star Trek: The Next Generation" and two Star Trek feature films," according to a bio published by Creation. "Appearing at her very first Star Trek convention, audiences worldwide have made Ms. Goldberg one of t ...
 | Mar-8-2016 | 
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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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Walter Koenig Heading Back To Original 'Star Trek' Set

OK, it's a replica ... but a darn good one.

James Cawley's replica of the original "Star Trek" sets is closed for the season. But when the Upstate New York attraction re-opens in the spring, it will be getting ready for a rather big VIP. Walter Koenig, who played Chekov in the original series, will make a visit to the former home of "Star Trek: New Voyages" in August, according to an announcement on the group's website. Cawley didn't provide many details about the visit, except that tickets for the weekend event will go on sale in February. He called it a ...
 | Jan-3-2017 | 
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Koenig On Yelchin: 'A Gifted Performer'

Series icon empathizes with actor's parents after losing his own son

Walter Koenig never had too much of a chance to talk to the actor who would take over the role he originated in "Star Trek," but Anton Yelchin still impressed him. Koenig, who will turn 80 in September, spoke of a time where he shared a two-hour conversation with the younger Chekov on a soundstage "His reputation as an artist preceded him," Koenig told The Hollywood Reporter in a statement. "I knew I was in the presence of a gifted performer." Yelchin was killed early Sunday morning ...
 | Jun-21-2016 | 
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Star Trek Online Expands To Xbox One, PS4

Adding consoles means massive updates to PC game, too

After six years, Star Trek Online is ready to expand from the PC to the gaming console. Come fall, the massively multiplayer online game will become available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles. "Our goal is to deliver the same high-quality Star Trek experience to players on these consoles, with some additional upgrades to make the transition to the console space a smooth and natural experience," game executive producer Stephen Ricossa said in a release. "Our first major task was to convert a PC game that takes nearly an entire keyboard to play, into a game that pl ...
 | May-12-2016 | 
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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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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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'Animated Series' Among Holiday Blu-ray Trek Offerings

Paramount/CBS also will offer 4K versions of reboot films

It's already been transferred to high-definition, so why not release "Star Trek: The Animated Series" on Blu-ray, right? CBS agrees, and will do just that for Christmas, marking the first time the 22 episodes will be available in such an HD format. The series, which ran between 1973 and 1974, will join films like "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" on Blu-ray as well as both the 2009 "Star Trek" and 2013's "Star Trek: Into Darkness." Of course, for those films, being on Blue-ray is not new. However, The Digital Bits ...
 | Mar-21-2016 | 
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