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'New Voyages' Sets Will Open To Public

It requires a trek to Upstate New York, but it's probably worth it

There's a good chance that no more new episodes of the fan-film "Star Trek: New Voyages" will be produced. But that doesn't mean the meticulously constructed re-creation of the original "Star Trek" sets will sit in the dark. James Cawley, the producer behind "New Voyages," is now opening those sets to the public in Ticonderoga, New York. The project, which has been licensed by CBS Consumer Products, will begin July 30 and include guided tours and photo opportunities. "To me, there is no other franchise around that is more enjoyable and more socially relevant than Star Trek, ...
 | Jul-15-2016 | 
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Roddenberry Would Approve Of Gay Sulu, Son Says

PLUS: One reporter shares how news helped him come out

He may not be "Star Trek" creator Gene Roddenberry, but son Rod Roddenberry probably knew him best. And days after a minor controversy erupted over the "outing" of John Cho's Hikaru Sulu in the upcoming "Star Trek: Beyond," the younger Roddenberry said including a gay character in Star Trek is something his father would've been behind. "I think he would be 100 percent in favor of a gay character in Star Trek," Roddenberry told the Associated Press. "There's so much going on in the world today. I think he would love any sort of social issue being brought into Star Trek." ...
 | Jul-13-2016 | 
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Pegg Explains Nuanced Changes In AbramsVerse

2009 reboot basically wipes slate clean for revised canon

Simon Pegg might be known for his comedy and his acting, but he is indeed a serious writer. And when he was tasked with developing what would become "Star Trek: Beyond," it was a job he took quite seriously. It's not just finding the right story, and knowing the characters. But Pegg had to understand the new universe J.J. Abrams created with the 2009 "Star Trek" film, and how that played into the rest of Trek canon. And how even if Hikaru Sulu wasn't gay in what is now known as the "prime universe," how he could indeed have his sexuality adjusted in "Beyond." "With the Kelv ...
 | Jul-12-2016 | 
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Incredible Home Theater Inspired By Trek

Imagine watching your favorite films from the Enterprise-D bridge

Many Star Trek fans would leap without hesitation at the chance to enter a real-life version of that fictional universe. With its enlightened society, advanced technology and spiffy clothing — what's not to like? Aside from minor troubles such as Romulans, Borg, and the occasional planet-destroying probe, it looks like a pretty sweet place. Well, Marc Bell has created a little slice of Star Trek heaven for himself in his Boca Raton, Florida home. Bell's custom-built theater boasts an amazing resemblance to the bridge of the USS Enterprise-D from "Star Trek: Next Generati ...
 | Jul-10-2016 | 
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Pegg Responds To Gay Sulu Criticism

UPDATE: Zachary Quinto weighs in to support change, too

John Cho was excited to share the newly revealed sexuality of his "Star Trek: Beyond" character Hikaru Sulu. But George Takei, who portrayed Sulu the first — and the longest — called outing Sulu an "unfortunate" event that should've been done to a new character, not an existing one. However, "Beyond" co-writer Simon Pegg is defending the decision to make Sulu gay in an eloquent statement he rel ...
 | Jul-8-2016 | 
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Takei: It's Not OK For Sulu To Be Gay

Trek icon says character was conceived to be heterosexual

George Takei has been on the forefront of the battle for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality since coming out himself more than a decade ago. And while he would love to see Star Trek move forward and finally add a gay major character in time for its 50th anniversary, for Takei it's more like anyone but Sulu. The 79-year-old told The Hollywood Reporter Thursday that having John Cho's version of Sulu come out as gay in the upcoming "Star Trek: Beyond" was "unfortunate." ...
 | Jul-8-2016 | 
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Smithsonian Channel Tackles Trek Prop Restoration

Special in September will hopefully make up for that 'Real Story' outing

Three years after the Smithsonian Channel took a hatchet to "Star Trek" creator Gene Roddenberry, the cable channel has decided to try tackling Trek fandom again. This time, however, Smithsonian is tackling a documentary that actually involves one of the museums that make up the Smithsonian's namesake. "Building Star Trek" will actually follow two museum illustration teams as they try and preserve the history of Star Trek, including the group that recently completed a high- ...
 | Jul-7-2016 | 
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Original Enterprise Finally Back On Display

Smithsonian museum restores essential component of Trek history

Its departure from the viewing public at the Smithsonian's National Air And Space Museum may not have been a five-year mission. But it was long enough that its absence was felt by visitors to the Washington, D.C. landmark. But no more. Earlier this week, the 11-foot model of the USS Enterprise used in the filming of the original "Star Trek" televisions series was placed back on display. It has become a centerpiece of the recently renovated Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall, which officially reopened July 1 to celebrate the exhibition hall's 40th anniversary. The location rep ...
 | Jul-2-2016 | 
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CBS All Access 'Future' Of Television

Les Moonves touts new Star Trek series at Cannes Lions

It took a while to convince him to pull the trigger, but once he did, Les Moonves said he was sold. The CBS chairman touted his company's CBS All Access streaming service, saying it and other "over-the-top" services are the future. And the new Star Trek series launching in January will pave the way for Moonves' app. "You will want to pay $5.99 to get Star Trek, and that will get the ball rolling," Moonves told a crowd at the Cannes Lions festival in France, according to the New York Post. "We want to offer you something you can't get anywhere else. What better way to ...
 | Jul-1-2016 | 
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Channel Offers All Trek, All In One Place

UPDATE: Netflix U.K. also offering all Star Trek episodes

A digital broadcast channel says it will be the first to air all five Star Trek television shows in one place. Heroes & Icons, a channel owned by Chicago-based Weigel Broadcasting, says it will start airing episodes of the original "Star Trek," "Star Trek: The Next Generation," "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine," "Star Trek: Voyager" and "Star Trek: Enterprise" beginning July 24. The episodes will be presented as a continuous five-hour block on Sunday nights, as well as five hours each weeknight Monday through Friday, showing all the episodes in sequence. "If there is one tel ...
 | Jun-30-2016 | 
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