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Stewart Sings Country Music For Charity

Cowboy classics, all to support International Rescue Committee

Sadly, the album itself is not real, but some of the songs are. And yes, you can see Patrick Stewart not only dressed up like a cowboy, but showing he can actually sing country-western songs better than some of the people who get paid millions of dollars to do it.Stewart, best known for his work on “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” shows he still has a sense of humor just ahead of his 76th birthday as he brings country music classics to life in a faux commercial you might remember back in the days of TBS cartoons. Considered the biggest English-born co …
 | Jul-5-2016 | 
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Trek’s Prime Universe ‘Closed For Business’?

Latest rumor suggests new series will take place in AbramsVerse

There might have been a little bit of truth to some of the gossip last month about the new Star Trek series planned for CBS All Access. A source tells 1701News that the series, set to debut in January on the subscription streaming service, could be a prequel of sorts, taking place after Capt. Kirk and his voyages of the USS Enterprise. With one catch — it won’t be in the prime universe of Star Trek pre-2009, but instead set in the new universe brought to us by J.J. Abrams. “There is apparently a contingent within CBS that views the prime universe closed for business,” said …
 | May-25-2016 | 
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Who Would Picard Screw, Marry And Kill On TNG?

Patrick Stewart gets asked the rather odd Millennial question by another actor

For some reason, actors in their 70s have never heard of the little game where someone gives you three names, and you choose each one for a specific role of marrying, killing or having sex with.Yes, it’s an odd game, but one that came up with Patrick Stewart from “Star Trek: The Next Generation” fame, during a lighthearted Variety interview with actor Thomas Middleditch. That actor is in HBO’s popular comedy “Silicon Valley,” and felt it was time for Stewart to look at the cast of characters around Picard, and decide who he would fornicate with …
 | May-3-2016 | 
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Picard Takes On European Convention On Human Rights

Satirical piece aimed at stopping Conservative effort to derail the measure

If you’re not familiar with some of the political battles taking place in the United Kingdom recently, you might want to read up on the European Convention on Human Rights.The convention, signed in 1950 during the aftermath of World War II, was designed to give everyone in what would later become the European Union a chance live with dignity, and with many of the rights like fair trial, no slavery, and torture among other things.Some leaders want Britain to leave the convention, and draft their own rules. So “Star Trek: The Next Generatio …
 | Apr-26-2016 | 
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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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25 Years Later: Bombshells From ‘Best Of Both Worlds’

How one line, ‘To be continued,’ changed ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ forever

It’s hard to imagine now, but despite the introduction of “Star Trek: The Next Generation” in 1987, the 1980s still belonged to Capt. Kirk, Spock, McCoy and the crew of the original USS Enterprise. Few took the show seriously, and it even spilled over into the conventions. “The fans were split on the acceptance of the show,” said Ronald D. Moore, one of TNG’s writers who would go on to redevelop “Battlestar Galactica” for Syfy. “You would go to conventions and there would be bumper stickers and T-shirts that basically said, ‘I’m a real Trekker. Forget the bald guy.’ Stuff l …
 | Jun-21-2015 | 
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Trekdom Celebrates Gay Marriage Supreme Court Ruling

George Takei, Zachary Quinto among those expressing pride

After months of waiting. the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down key provisions of two laws that had plagued gay civil rights proponents for many years. And the Star Trek community — where there is infinite diversity in infinite combinations — celebrated. “Today marks a watershed moment in history and a tremendous victory for the principle of equality,” actor George Takei from the original “Star Trek” series told his followers on Facebook. “The 5-4 decision by our Supreme Court striking down DOMA affirms the universality of love — the desire of all people not …
 | Jun-26-2013 | 
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Former TNG Guest Gets 6 Years For Sexual Assault

Cameron Thor was convicted of molesting 13-year-old acting student

A judge in Los Angeles has sentenced a former “Star Trek: The Next Generation” guest star, to six years in prison for sexually assaulting a young acting school student. Cameron Thor, who played Narik in the two-part TNG episode “Gambit” in 1993, had been convicted last August of having multiple sexual encounters with a young woman who was a student in his popular acting school. Jordyn Ladell was just 13 when the encounters took place in 2009, according to Variety. She publicly spoke out about her recollection of the encounters last year with The Hollywood Reporter …
 | Apr-27-2016 | 
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