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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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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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Nimoy Died On Non-Speaking Terms With Shatner

New book reveals the Trek-created friendship had crumbled in months before actor’s passing

William Shatner is shedding some new light on the relationship he shared with “Star Trek” co-star Leonard Nimoy leading up to his death, and apparently, it wasn’t on good terms. In his new new book, “Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship With a Remarkable Man,” Shatner says that friendship had come apart in the months leading up to Nimoy’s February 2015 death. Shatner’s book isn’t expected to hit shelves until Feb. 16, but the British tabloid The Sun has shared some of …
 | Feb-7-2016 | 
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‘Star Trek: Renegades’ Makes YouTube Debut

Independent pilot film set to spawn web series

Funded through crowdsourcing, “Star Trek: Renegades” follows a group of criminals and misfits assembled to undertake a covert mission when suspicion arises that the official military chain of command has been compromised by enemy agents. The independent pilot film — staring such Star Trek veterans as Walter Koenig, Tim Russ and Gary Graham — is set to spawn a web series. For information, visit startrekrenegades.com. …
 | Aug-26-2015 | 
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Nichelle Nichols Returning To Convention Circuit

Just weeks after suffering a stroke, TOS actress won’t bow out

It’s going to take far more than a stroke to keep Nichelle Nichols away from conventions, and that’s enough to keep her legion of fans quite happy.A little more than a month after the “Star Trek: The Original Series” actress suffered a minor stroke, Nichols is planning to be back in front of fans again when she makes a visit to Dragon Con in Atlanta.The massive East Coast convention is set for Sept. 4-7, and not only will the 82-year-old show up in Atlanta, but she’ll serve …
 | Jul-28-2015 | 
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Shatner Feud All About Publicity, Takei Says

The two original Trek actors haven’t liked each other much over the years, and this probably won’t help

George Takei is making the rounds with the New York press, promoting his new Broadway musical “Allegiance.” The play, which was featured in Takei’s recent documentary, sheds light on life in the Japanese-American internment camps Takei was forced to live in during World War II. Of course, some reporters — like those at The New York Times Magazine, can’t help but ask Takei about his long-standing feud with original “Star Trek” series co-star William Shatner. And Takei can’t help himself from answering. So with Shatner in his 80s, and Takei not far behind, why not …
 | Jun-19-2015 | 
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