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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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‘Star Trek: Waypoint’ Arrives In September

IDW celebrates 50th anniversary with new comic book series

IDW Publishing is exploring reaches of Star Trek that have never been reached in the franchise’s 50 years with the “Star Trek: Waypoint” comic book series. Offered as a six-issue, bi-monthly anthology series containing a collection of short stories spanning all things Trek, IDW has been mum on what exactly the series will explore. That is except for two teasers: Uhura will lead a story from the original “Star Trek” era, while Geordi La Forge and Data will be be featured in a story from the “Star Trek: The Next Generation” era. And it all starts in September, the month that …
 | Jun-23-2016 | 
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Koenig On Yelchin: ‘A Gifted Performer’

Series icon empathizes with actor’s parents after losing his own son

Walter Koenig never had too much of a chance to talk to the actor who would take over the role he originated in “Star Trek,” but Anton Yelchin still impressed him. Koenig, who will turn 80 in September, spoke of a time where he shared a two-hour conversation with the younger Chekov on a soundstage “His reputation as an artist preceded him,” Koenig told The Hollywood Reporter in a statement. “I knew I was in the presence of a gifted performer.” Yelchin was killed early Sunday morning …
 | Jun-21-2016 | 
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Hertzler, Cromwell Arrested In Fracking Protest

Trek actors have long history defending environmental positions

Hearing about Star Trek actors protesting fracking might at first make a typical fan think the genre is being confused with “Battlestar Galactica.” But fracking — where miners drill into the Earth, shooting a high-pressure water mix to release the gas inside — is a real environmental concern to many, including popular Trek actors J.G. Hertzler and James Cromwell. The two were arrested Monday morning during a protest at Seneca Lake, just north of Watkins Glen. They were among 19 people put in cuffs for blocking traffic in and out of the Crestwood Midstream facility, where a com …
 | Jun-6-2016 | 
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Menosky Returns, Signs On As TV Trek Writer

PLUS: ‘Heroes’ writer Aron Coleite earns scribe slot

The writing staff for the new Star Trek series on CBS All Access is getting bigger. And once again, it appears showrunner Bryan Fuller is looking for familiar names. Joe Menosky, who was a story editor on “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and continued to write episodes for many of the Trek spinoffs, is the latest writer to join Fuller’s team, according to writer Kemp Powers. Joining Menosky at the table is a writer Fuller has worked with in the past on NBC’s “Heroes,” Aron Coleite. Powers, a playwright who most recently debuted a play about Muhammad Ali called “One Night in …
 | Jun-5-2016 | 
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‘Beyond’ Features A Little Trek History With Starbase

Simon Pegg shares some details on gigantic space station

Watch the new “Star Trek: Beyond” trailer wondering what that impressive space station was? Well, wonder no more. “Beyond” co-writer and co-star Simon Pegg told IGN the station is in fact called Starbase Yorktown, and is located at the edge of Federation space. It’s a “diplomatic hub,” where Federation inductees can interact with each other and “better understand what being part of the Federation means.” Yorktown also has tactical importance for the Federation, Pegg added. …
 | May-30-2016 | 
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Serious Push For New Trek Series To Include Gay Character

New petition would tackle a true final frontier for franchise

Jordan Krueger says he’s been a Star Trek fan for as long as he can remember. He was drawn to Trek’s vision of a better, more peaceful, more open and accepting future. Accepting, that is, except for members of his community: The one described by four very distinct letters of L, G, B and T. “I consider myself a Star Trek fan through-and-through,” Krueger recently said online. “But I would be devastated if another series ignores lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people the way past series have done. I want to see more people like me on Star Trek.” So Krueger, the foun …
 | May-29-2016 | 
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Ron Moore Takes Charge Of Philip K. Dick Miniseries

Former DS9 exec producer to work with ‘Breaking Bad’ star Bryan Cranston

Ronald D. Moore is heading to Great Britain, and he’s taking Heisenberg with him. Moore, the former “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” writer and co-executive producer, is creating a new miniseries based on Philip K. Dick’s works called “Electric Dreams.” Joining him on the project is Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated actor Bryan Cranston — best known for his work in the AMC series “Breaking Bad.” “As a long-time fan of Philip K. Dick’s work, it’s a tremendous honor and thrill to be part of this series,” Moore said, according to Britain’s Evening Standard. “His short stor …
 | May-10-2016 | 
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‘Trouble With Tribbles’ Guest William Schallert Dies

Also appeared in two DS9 episodes, one as a Bajoran musician

Mainstream television fans might know him from his days on “The Patty Duke Show,” but original “Star Trek” fans are now having to say good-bye to Nilz Baris. That was the character William Schallert played in the popular “Trek” episode “The Trouble With Troubles.” Schallert, who would go on to a prolific television and film career with more than 370 credits, died Sunday in Pacific Palisades, California. He was 93. Schallert’s character of Baris was an undersecretary in charge of agricultural affairs along the Federation’s border with the Klingon Empire, according to …
 | May-9-2016 | 
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Canada: Land Of Hockey, Healthcare, And Now Star Trek

Michael Hinman feels fans should be proud new series is aiming to be different

One of the biggest things that bugs me about Star Trek fandom sometimes — and trust me, I’m part of this fandom, just like you, so we all can judge — is that no matter what you do, people just aren’t going to be happy. Since 2005, fans have been clamoring for a new Trek television show, and we would have to wait for more than a decade. Then, last year, CBS announced it was bringing Star Trek back to television, well more or less. And it’s the “more or less” part — CBS All …
 | May-3-2016 | 
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