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IDW Offering Hardbound Versions of Popular Trek Comic Series

Special editions will be signed by creative team

Comic books are great, but sometimes it's hard to keep those paper pages and covers in pristine condition. That's why IDW Limited is now offering some of fans' favorite Star Trek comic books -- in hardbound edition. Beginning with "Star Trek: Where No Man Has Gone Before," IDW will offer the first four issues in a hardcover book, and even have a limited edition release signed by the creative team of writer Mike Johnson and artists Tim Bradstreet and Joe Phillips. The so-named "Black and Blue editions" of the series will feature artwork by both Bradstreet and Phillips respec ...
 | May-22-2013 | 
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Looking For That New (Or Old) Starfleet Uniform?

One company is offering a way to see everything in one place

Whether it's a Star Trek convention, a walk-on role in a fan production or jury duty, there's always need to have that Starfleet uniform hanging right next to your tuxedo in that closet. But with all the different uniform variations over the decades, how is it possible to keep up? One uniform manufacturer, Costume Supercenter, is offering a way to simplify that process by cataloging the various uniforms dating from the orignal "Star Trek" with Capt. Kirk and Mr. Spock to the current 21st Century Star Trek with, er, Capt. Kirk and Mr. Spock. The company offers tailor-ma ...
 | May-21-2013 | 
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Is It Time To Bring Star Trek Back Together?

Viacom divorce may have already chased away J.J. Abrams

The idea to split Viacom several years ago might have been a good one. Allow the two separate pieces -- one focused on television, the other on film -- to thrive on their own without being hampered by the other. And both have done that. Paramount Pictures reigns as one of the kings of the box office while CBS Television gives cable a run for its money. It's been money making on both sides, but certainly not a perfect world. The Viacom split in 2006 came at a price: Star Trek was split into two pieces. And that fracture could be preventing the franchise from reaching its fu ...
 | May-21-2013 | 
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Did Star Trek Inspire Word 'Shuttle'? Sorry, No

Mother Nature Network disputes revised history from shuttle restoration team

The people behind the restoration of what was once a prop from the original "Star Trek" series, are trying to drum up some attention of their efforts to practically recreate the shuttlecraft Galileo, and may be using some revisionist history to do it. Alec Peters, the person who runs a television and movie memorabilia auction house, recently told Canada's Space that not only was the first NASA shuttle named "Enterprise," but it was Star Trek itself that inspired the use of the term "shuttle," all thanks to the 1967 introduction of ...
 | May-18-2013 | 
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Cubify Lets You Become A Red Shirt

3-D production company creating figurines with a Star Trek theme

Unless you're Chris Pine or Zachary Quinto, it's almost impossible to find yourself in a Star Trek movie. But that doesn't mean you can't have your own Star Trek action figure. Cubify, the company that makes 3-D a commercial commodity outside the silver screen, is now offering fans a chance to personalize their own Star Trek figurine for around $70. The figures are a part of the South Carolina-based company's 3DMe line that will take a photograph of you, and transfer it to an actual doll or figurine. All buyers have to do is uplo ...
 | May-16-2013 | 
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Roddenberry Memo Reinforces Trek Character Attributes

Third season memo looked to correct where some characters were going

Common Star Trek lore says creator Gene Roddenberry stepped back big time from the third season of the original "Star Trek" series, which produced an infamous style that many fans would rather forget. But Roddenberry wasn't totally separated from the show, and still was hoping for further development of his characters like Kirk, Spock and McCoy, and outlined major areas of improvements for each of the characters in a 1968 memo unearthed by Mission Log Podcast. Mission Log Podcast is owned by Roddenberry Entertainmen ...
 | May-12-2013 | 
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Writing Legends Want 'Star Wolf' TV Series

David Gerrold, D.C. Fontana start crowdfunding campaign

You've surely heard of Capt. James T. Kirk. But have you ever heard of Jon Thomas Korie? If you haven't, you might soon. David Gerrold, the famed writer of the legendary "Star Trek" episode "Trouble With Tribbles," is raising money to bring his Star Wolf novel series to television in a pilot crowdfunding campaign through Kickstarter. "I still have a lot of stories I wanna tell," Gerrold says in the video introducing the "Star Wolf" project on Kickstarter. "But I want ...
 | May-6-2013 | 
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Why Star Trek Matters -- At Least To Me

A small boy discovered better days were ahead

While I'm just old enough to have seen "Star Trek" when it first aired on NBC, it was in syndication that I first learned to love the crew of the Enterprise. Lucky, I lived in the Detroit area, which as it happened was one of the first cities to re-air the show in syndication. It aired endlessly for years when I was in grade school (as I suppose it's done ever since). At the time, I was a smart, sickly kid with sheet-white hair and a dad who was a cop (like Gene Roddenberry himself). None of those things endeared me to my classmates, and I was often bullied. While eventua ...
 | May-2-2013 | 
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Birth Of The Starfleet Insignia

Producer sought to correct starship assignment patches in 'The Original Series'

Production errors can yield some fascinating twists to continuity. In the case of the original “Star Trek” series, the role of the USS Enterprise’s iconic assignment patch is a prime example. Crewmen aboard Capt. James T. Kirk’s famed ship could later boast that its emblem became the primary symbol for Starfleet personnel as witnessed in later films and series. Other ships in the show -- like Commodore Matt Decker's USS Constellation in "The Doomsday Machine" and Capt. Tracey’s USS Exeter in "The Omega Glory" -- were shown to have their own uniform emblems, each appar ...
 | Apr-25-2013 | 
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'Star Trek' Prop Galileo Sells For $61,000

Last-minute bidding pushes up final price

A decaying prop from the original "Star Trek" in serious need of some TLC now has a new owner after selling at auction over the weekend for $61,000. The shuttlecraft Galileo, an exterior prop used in classic "Trek" episodes like "The Galileo Seven," sold during an online auction hosted by Kiko Auctions in Ohio over the weekend. The winning bid was reportedly submitted by Adam Schneider, a principal at the British professional services company Deloitte, who is also a private collector of Star Trek used ship-filming miniatures. The auction price includes an Internet premium t ...
 | Jul-2-2012 | 
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