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Tony Todd Is Awesome, But Still Misunderstood

Latest rumors appear to be completely off base

I’ve received a few messages over the last couple days asking why we are covering everything there is to cover about Star Trek, but we’re completely ignoring Tony Todd. In fact, one person asked why I hated Tony Todd. Really? I guess it’s not unfair to ask me that. I mean, there are a couple people in Trekdom I really could live without. But Tony Todd is not one of them. I loved him as Worf’s brother Kurn in “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” I loved him as a much cooler adult Jake Sisko in “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.” I picked up “Candyman” on DVD to watch him there, even …
 | Feb-25-2016 | 
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Longtime Trek Scenic Artist Anthony Fredrickson Dies

He met his late wife, Penny Juday, on the set of ‘Deep Space Nine’

Anthony Fredrickson, an artist whose signature is all over modern Star Trek, died Feb. 15. His age nor where he died was released by StarTrek.com, which made the announcement. However, the site did say he died after a heart attack. The news is particularly stunning to his family, since Fredrickson’s passing came just weeks following the death of his wife, Star Trek art coordinator Penny Juday, who both met on the set of “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” in the 1990s. Juday died Dec. 19. Fredrickson got his start in Hollywood on the set of “Dick Tracy” in 1990 as the makeup lab m …
 | Feb-18-2016 | 
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Exploring Bryan Fuller’s Trek Resume, Part 2

Not exactly memorable for the writer, but not bad either

Can you really judge a man based on what he did in the past? Well, in Hollywood, you can do almost anything. And in the case of Bryan Fuller, the new showrunner for the upcoming sixth Star Trek series, we have a vast resume of past Trek work to look at.In fact, we’ve already looked at his first seven Trek episodes where he was a primary writer here, and now we’ll t …
 | Feb-14-2016 | 
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Exploring Bryan Fuller’s Trek Resume, Part 1

How might the writer’s past episodes influence the future?

If there’s anyone who doesn’t need a resume handy when applying for a job running a new Star Trek series, it’s certainly Bryan Fuller. Whether it’s “Dead Like Me,” “Hannibal” and even his interesting take on turning “The Munsters” comedy from the 1960s into a 21st century drama called “Mockingbird Lane,” Fuller certainly has paid his dues when it comes to television.But he also has an extensive writing resume for Star Trek as well, primary with “Star Trek: Voyager,” where 14 of the 16 total episodes he had a primary writing credit came with Capt. Janeway and her valiant crew s …
 | Feb-13-2016 | 
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Is Fuller Best Choice For New Trek? Media Thinks So

Excitement about the new series showrunner extends beyond fandom, and to writers themselves

Sometimes it’s hard to tell who might be cheering the loudest when it comes to Bryan Fuller stepping in as showrunner for the upcoming Star Trek series on CBS All Access: the fans, or reporters. While fans have taken to social media to express their thoughts, several entertainment and trade publications have come out with full endorsements of Fuller, citing not only his history with the franchise dating back to “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” and “Star Trek: Voyager,” but also his impressive resume. In fact, the top reason The Wrap likes Fuller is …
 | Feb-10-2016 | 
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Could Fuller’s Trek Series Re-Boot TNG?

New TV show co-creator gave hints about new Trek in 2013

It’s a little bit of the old mixed in with a little bit of the new. Alex Kurtzman, who made his name in Star Trek through the J.J. Abrams-directed films, was first attached to the new Star Trek series planned for next January by CBS All Access. But now a face from Star Trek past, Bryan Fuller, has come aboard as well. What does this mean? Will this be Star Trek in the new universe that Kurtzman helped create? Or could it be Star Trek from the old universe that Fuller has been a part of through shows like “Star Trek: Voyager” and “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”? Or could it be …
 | Feb-9-2016 | 
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CBS All Access Could Go Beyond Star Trek

Offering original program through streaming service is just beginning, chief says

Although some fans are not liking the idea that they’ll have to pay a separate subscription to see the new Star Trek series in 2017, it appears CBS Corp. is looking to make its CBS All Access platform worth the fee. Right now, the new Trek series under development by Alex Kurtzman is the only exclusive original programming CBS has planned for its streaming service, which costs a little less than $6 a month. But CBS Interactive chief executive Jim Lanzone says there could be more original programming on its way. “Star Trek is the only scripted original that we have announced …
 | Feb-4-2016 | 
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Former Paramount, MGM Exec Talks Frankly About Health

John Symes, who oversaw TNG and DS9, has started a new company called Patient Talk

He was the man behind Paramount Television in what was probably its golden era — with shows like “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” and popular network shows like “Cheers” and “MacGyver.” But now John Symes is looking for a different career in online health care information. Symes has launched a new company called Patient Talk, which offers online videos for people diagnosed with potentially life-threatening and chronic conditions. The site, according to a release, “features real patients talking …
 | Jan-26-2016 | 
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Stop Trying To Bring Your Bat’leth On A Plane

Yes, even replica fictional weapons are not allowed as carry-ons

There’s nothing worse than standing in line in an airport security checkpoint and being delayed because some Klingon thinks it’s honorable to bring a bat’leth on a plane. Apparently, it happened last April at an airport in Puerto Rico. Not sure where its owner was heading, but victory was not his. The Transportation Safety Administration recently highlighted a busy 2015, in which more than 708 million passengers and 1.6 billion carry-on bags were screened. And let’s not even get into che …
 | Jan-24-2016 | 
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Rick Sternbach’s Artistry Boldly Shapes The Final Frontier

Extensive resume includes scientifically credible images of the fantastic

When Rick Sternbach was a kid, he was a fan of the greatest space opera in history. I refer, of course, to the adventures of the American and Russian space agencies, racing to the moon in a dazzling display of technological chutzpah. Young Sternbach loved science fiction and grew up on such fare as “Destination Moon,” “Forbidden Planet” and “2001: A Space Odyssey,” so this was about the most thrilling thing imaginable. That excitement has been a cornerstone of his life ever since. Sternbach was lucky enough to have been a wide-eyed kid in those not-so-long-ago days when s …
 | Nov-10-2015 | 
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