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Remembering Those We Lost In 2013

All 31 people who sought out new frontiers remembered here

With so many hours of Star Trek available in both television and movie form, it’s almost impossible to keep up with all the people who worked both in front of and behind the cameras for the franchise, and who deserves at least one last remembrance when they pass on. Sure, we get some of the big names, like Michael Ansara, and more recently, Joseph Ruskin. But what about Katherine Woodville? Buddy Garion? Or even Nicole DeFrancesco? Our researchers here at 1701News looked for those who may have been overlooked this past year, and are hoping you will take a moment to read a l …
 | Jan-3-2014 | 
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Cromwell Takes Emmy For ‘American Horror Story’

Other Star Trek-related nominees didn’t pick up gold hardware

James Cromwell has been through the whole Emmy nomination process more than once. But this time, he got to end it with a win. Cromwell, who played Zefram Cochrane in 1996’s “Star Trek: First Contact,” as well as various other character parts in the Star Trek universe, took home his first Emmy on Sunday night for “American Horror Story: Asylum.” It was Cromwell’s fourth nomination, earning his first in 2000 for HBO’s “RKO 281” and later for “ER” and “Six Feet Under.” Besides “First Contact,” Cromwell also had guest roles in “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” (as Hanok in “Sta …
 | Sep-25-2013 | 
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Another Original Klingon Passes, Michael Ansara, 91

Would play Kang in the original series, DS9 and ‘Voyager’

Star Trek has lost yet another original Klingon with the passing of actor Michael Ansara on July 31 at the age of 91. Ansara, who played Kang in three different versions of Star Trek, had been suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Ansara’s career dates back to the 1940s when he had small roles in films like “Intrigue” and “Queen Esther.” He would move into television in the 1950s, appearing in shows like “China Smith,” “Terry and the Pirates,” “Dangerous Assignment” and “The Lone Ranger.” By the time he made it to “Star Trek” in …
 | Aug-3-2013 | 
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7 Ways To Bring Star Trek Into 21st Century

The franchise is great, but things could be a little better

In the original “Star Trek,” it was the chaos of small sounds we believed to be emanating from everywhere on the bridge. For “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” it was the background rumble we would hear that would remind us that drama was unfolding onboard a large starship. Realism is part of the reason we’ve all fallen in love with Star Trek over the decades. And if there are efforts underway to bring Star Trek back, then what has become much more sophisticated audiences are going to demand even more realism than ever before. Star Trek can’t lose sight of that if it wants …
 | Jul-6-2013 | 
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Rick Berman: Roddenberry Made Rules, I Obeyed

Longtime executive producer talks about maintaining creator’s vision

Whether he’s revered or reviled, Rick Berman was the torchbearer for the Star Trek franchise for many years following the death of Gene Roddenberry in 1991. He helped usher in such timeless series as “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” “Star Trek: Voyager” and “Star Trek: Enterprise,” and was also instrumental behind films like “Star Trek Generation,” “Star Trek: First Contact” as well as “Star Trek: Insurrection” and “Star Trek: Nemesis.” And that’s all from a man who, before getting assigned to “Star Trek: The Next Generation” by Paramount in the late 1980s, knew almost nothing of …
 | Jul-4-2013 | 
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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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Emmy-Nominated Director To Helm Trek TV Premiere

David Semel is a television veteran, including ‘American Horror Story’

Bryan Fuller isn’t taking the route of some television pilots and premieres by bringing in some big-time movie director to set the pace. Instead, he has hired David Semel — a name you probably wouldn’t recognize — to help lay the groundwork for the new Star Trek television series. Semel will direct the premiere, which is set to air on CBS in January. He’s probably best known in the genre for his work on shows like “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Roswell” and “American Horror Story.” However, Semel likely caught Fuller’s eye because he helmed the pilot of NBC’s “Heroes” in 200 …
 | Jul-23-2016 | 
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More Than 2 Dozen Emmy Nominees Have Trek Connnections

See how Star Trek will be represented at the 68th annual awards

Fall is almost here, and you know it when Emmy nominations celebrating the best in television this past year are finally revealed. And while there might not be any Star Trek in the mix, as usual, there are more than two dozen nominees who have Star Trek conventions. In a quick perusal of the nominee list (which you can find right here), two big names from recent films pop up right away. Benedict Cumberbatch, who played Khan in 2013’s “Star Trek: Into Darkness …
 | Jul-14-2016 | 
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Why The ‘Outlander’ Finale Didn’t Feature Trek

Believe it or not, that could’ve been a thing for the Starz series

This story contains possible minor spoilers for the Season 2 finale of “Outlander.” A good Star Trek fan knows that there are some big names from Trek’s past working on Starz latest hit series, “Outlander,” including Ira Steven Behr. Based on the books by Diana Gabaldon, the television version was developed by Ronald D. Moore, who got his break in “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” and later carried that over to “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.” By the time “Star Trek: Enterprise” got to air, Moore was hard at work on what would become one of Syfy’s signature seri …
 | Jul-10-2016 | 
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Trek Writer, Fan-Film At Odds Over Takei Episode

Marc Scott Zicree is rewriting history, ‘New Voyages’ producer says

Marc Scott Zicree might not be the first name you think of when it comes to Star Trek. But he has made his mark in a couple of ways, including the story for the popular “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” episode that pulled everyone out of their makeup, “Far Beyond the Stars.” His writing since then has been a mix of “Sliders” episodes, some animated series work, and the 2007 “Star Trek: New Voyages” episode “World Enough and Time.” This was an episode that more or less helped put fan-films on the map, and featured a guest appearance by George Takei, who has been in the news thi …
 | Jul-9-2016 | 
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