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Are Expectations Too High In 'Axanar' Lawsuit Response?

With an answer due just days from now, Michael Hinman looks a what we might see

It's been quiet on the Axanar front lately. And while many expect that will change next week when the legal team representing the Star Trek fan film files an answer in the copyright infringement suit from CBS Corp. and Paramount Pictures, they might come out of it a bit disappointed. Since CBS and Paramount sued the "Axanar" production as well as its main producer, Alec Peters, last December, the fan production has brought in pro bono representation from Winston & Strawn ...
 | Feb-18-2016 | 
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Fuller, Fan-Films And More On SciFi Weekly Podcast Visit

Michael Hinman stops by to discuss the world of Trek with Matt Miller

He doesn't do it very often, but 1701News editor-in-chief Michael Hinman made an appearance over the weekend on the SciFi Weekly video podcast, hosted by TrekZone's Matt Miller.Just like the Romulans in Tommy Kraft's upcoming fan-film "Star Trek: Horizon" (which the two discuss), Hinman didn't show his face. But who knows, maybe next time.The longtime entertainment journalist did share insights on Bryan Fuller's ascension as showrunner for the new untitled Star Trek series, as well as some ...
 | Feb-15-2016 | 
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The Klingon Story We'll Likely Never See

It's time we give the greatest alien warrior race some respect

While thinking about what Alex Kurtzman might be cooking up for his new Star Trek series planned for CBS Interactive, I started to get anxious. This show is set to premiere in less than a year. But has Star Trek on television evolved enough to compete with how television itself has evolved? The last time there was a Star Trek series in production, it was 2005. There was no such thing as "binge-watching," unless you were rich and could afford massive DVD sets. Amazing shows, like SciFi Channel's "Battlestar Galactica," was getting hammered because it ditched episodic stories ...
 | Feb-1-2016 | 
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DeForest Kelley's Personal Life Spotlighted In Memoir

'Fan Who Knew Him Best' reflects on a Star Trek legend

It’s hard to be in a hospital room with a loved one. Final moments are labors of love built upon the foundations of devotion. One never resents or regrets this time because of all the love and good times shared with that person, and it's an honor to share that remaining time with this special person. In the personal memoir "DeForest Kelley: Up Close and Personal: A Harvest of Memories from the Fan Who Knew Him Best," Kristine Smith was in that room with Star Trek legend DeForest Kelley, and in a way that could never be forgotten by her ... or us. This is a personal me ...
 | Jan-31-2016 | 
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CBS Announces First New Trek Series In A Decade

However, you'll have to pay to see it

Nearly 30 years after "Star Trek: The Next Generation" broke new ground in television distribution by going to first-run syndication, a brand new Star Trek television series will try it again ... this time on the subscription-based CBS All Access. CBS Television Studios, which controls the television rights to the franchise, says it's working with "Star Trek" and "Star Trek: Into Darkness" co-writer Alex Kurtzman to develop a new Star Trek series for television, set to launch in January 2017. While this might suggest a tie-in to the film franchise, StarTrek.com reported that i ...
 | Nov-2-2015 | 
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'Beyond' Cast Honors Leonard Nimoy

Final week of charity fundraising campaign by the actors

Leonard Nimoy has been gone for more than six months now, but his presence is still felt on the set of "Star Trek: Beyond" in Vancouver.The cast of the new film, led by the new Spock, Zachary Quinto, has honored Nimoy and his contribution to the franchise in what is probably the last charity video from the set.The USS Enterprise crew is raising money for Nimoy's favorite charity, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. ...
 | Aug-26-2015 | 
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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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Join 1701News In Welcoming Michael, Denise Okuda

The Okuda Corner blog finds a new home right here

There are plenty of places to get Star Trek news and information, and we hope 1701News is at least somewhere on your daily online travel list. Since our founding as a co-venture with Roddenberry Entertainment a couple of years ago, the overall dream has been to make 1701News the destination for Star Trek fans. We've been doing that by providing news we hope you find interesting, columnists that entertain as well as inform and taking a journalistic approach through our decades of experience not necessarily common elsewhere on the Web. So on behalf of our partners at R ...
 | Jul-31-2015 | 
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Wait ... William Shatner Can't Vote?

A recycled Trek vs. politics controversy brings up a surprising question about Kirk star

For the second time this year, a Republican politician has laid claims that a character from the original "Star Trek" series was, like them, a Republican.It first happened in late February following the death of Leonard Nimoy when Oregon state Rep. Bill Post eulogized Spock as "the greatest Republican in the history of the galaxy."Now U.S. Sen. and presidential candidate Ted Cruz is trying to gain a little attention by claiming Capt. Kirk also was a Republican. New York Times ...
 | Jul-24-2015 | 
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Trek Community Celebrates Supreme Court Marriage Decision

Twitter came alive this week not just for 'Star Trek 3,' but for gay marriage too

Not wanting to be upstaged by the first week of filming of "Star Trek 3," the U.S. Supreme Court decided to dominate the news cycle this past week with a couple of key rulings.While one was huge for the Obama administration and his legacy piece, the Affordable Care Act, the other had an impact on many other Americans.In a split 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court said states not allowing same-sex marriage was a violation of the 14th Amendment.It was a widely expected win, but still didn't mute the jubilation celebrated by many in the LGBT community, and its supporters. That incl ...
 | Jun-27-2015 | 
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