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Hertzler Among First Guests At Canada’s Vul-Con

Convention separates from popular Spock Days celebration in Vulcan, Alberta

There is still plenty of Star Trek fun for those who don’t mind venturing north of the U.S. border. And now there may be a little more fun than before. Instead of just Spock Days, which the small Alberta town hosts each year, it will start a new convention called Vul-Con. It will take place one month after Spock Days, with the inaugural event featuring “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” star J.G. Hertzler. Hertzler, who played the Klingon Martok in the series, will make his second trip to Vulcan, stopping by a decade ago for Spock Days, Vulcan Tourism administrator Devan Daniels …
 | Feb-14-2015 | 
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Roddenberry Saw Potential In Iconic ‘Mirror, Mirror’ Writer

Grandson posts letter from Great Bird praising Jerome Bixby for his imagination, creativity

Another letter from the archives of Gene Roddenberry has popped up, this time on Reddit, providing some insight on how the Great Bird of the Galaxy interacted with the various writers on the original “Star Trek.” The Oct. 12, 1967, letter to Jerome Bixby was posted on Reddit by someone who said he was Bixby’s grandson. It was written just six days after Bixby’s most famous episode, “Mirror, Mirror,” was broadcast on NBC. “I thought your ‘Star Trek’ episode ‘Mirror, Mirror’ was an outstanding show,” Roddenberry wrote, using his popular Star Trek letterhead of the time. “Cong …
 | Feb-5-2015 | 
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‘Crazy Jewish Mom’ Outed As Star Trek Director

Kim Friedman is the woman behind several ‘DS9,’ ‘Voyager’ episodes

Unless you’re a loyal follow of social media platforms like Instagram, you might not be familiar with Crazy Jewish Mom. In the same vein as the once popular Twitter offering “Shit My Dad Says” (which actually turned into a short-lived CBS comedy series starring William Shatner), the Crazy Jewish Mom account features a daughter sharing some of the funny and outrageous text messages she receives from her mother. But it turns out Crazy Jewish Mom not only is real, she isn’t a nobody either. In fact, according to the website Heavy, she’s former “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” and …
 | Feb-3-2015 | 
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How Much Is That Tribble In The Window?

eBay programmer puts together fun new currency converter that brings science-fiction to life

Ever wondered how much a tribble is really worth? Nichelle Nichols’ Lt. Uhura gives us a hint in the popular “Star Trek” episode “The Trouble With Tribbles,” offering to spend 10 credits on the invasive species. But how much is 10 credits? Especially in Star Trek, a universe that can’t decide whether it needs money (like the gold-pressed latinum in “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”) or not (Picard tells Lily in “Star Trek: First Contact” that there’s no money in the future). Well, we can now provide some context for this mystery that no one probably really cared that much ab …
 | Feb-1-2015 | 
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Star Trek Actors Come Together For ‘War Of The Worlds’

Event will benefit Sci-Fest LA in a one-night performance

Through their Star Trek characters, they have battled their own wars of the worlds. But for the first time, they will take on the original. Series regulars from all five of the Star Trek television series are getting together for a one-night only performance of Orson Welles’ iconic 1938 radio drama, “War of the Worlds,” on Jan. 17. The broadcast would earn a place in history for inciting a scare among many listeners who thought a Martian attack was real, and not just a recreation of the popular H.G. Wells novel. And now it will have a chance to raise money for Sci-Fest LA: …
 | Dec-1-2014 | 
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CBS Streaming Service Offers Star Trek, More

Network’s programming now available for $6 a month

CBS is launching a streaming video service that will include all five live-action Star Trek television series. Available immediately, CBS All Access was announced Thursday and allows consumers to subscribe to the network’s programming — day time, prime time and late night shows — for $6 a month. The service’s current Star Trek offerings include HD versions of “The Original Series,” “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and “Star Trek: Enterprise.” “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” and “Star Trek: Voyager” will stream in standard definition. Although CBS’ live content is already …
 | Oct-16-2014 | 
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William Shatner Set For Florida Convention

Leonard Nimoy, Alice Eve, John de Lancie also participate

William Shatner, “Star Trek’s” legendary first captain, will headline Away Mission, a Florida sci-fi convention also featuring such franchise alumni as Leonard Nimoy, Alice Eve and John de Lancie. With an array of stars, artists and authors, Away Mission will run April 11-13 at the Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore in Tampa, Fla. Event organizers plan an intimate atmosphere where fans can mingle with stars and enjoy such convention activities as autograph and photo opportunities, panel discussions, auctions, special events for children and more. “We may look like geeks in r …
 | Mar-26-2014 | 
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More Star Trek Beer On Tap

Klingon Warnog set to give fans an official taste of warrior race’s brew

CBS Consumer Products is brewing up Klingon Warnog, the first officially licensed Star Trek beer in the United States. Tin Man Brewing Co., a micro brewery in Evansville, Ind., will produce the beer, which is set to hit stores in the U.S. and Canada later this year. The company is partnering on the product with Federation of Beer, the makers of Vulcan Ale. Klingon Warnog will incorporate rye malt into a modern Dunkelweizen grain bill, creating a flavor profile that is both familiar and unique, according to Tin Man Brewing Co. Warnog’s aroma is predominantly mild banana an …
 | Mar-25-2014 | 
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No Surprise, But Q Has Hung Up His Omnipotence

John de Lancie loved the character, but likely won’t be back

According to legend, his character was practically an afterthought when Gene Roddenberry was writing the pilot, “Encounter at Farpoint,” for “Star Trek: The Next Generation” in the late 1980s. But John de Lancie has become a legend in his own right … but likely one we will now only see in the past. The actor who portrayed Q on three Star Trek series told the Roanoke Times that despite his long run with the character, we’ve likely seen the last of Q. “Would I come on again? I don’t think so,” de Lancie said. “I could come on as a voice or something like that, but .. …
 | Feb-19-2014 | 
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Spock Days Honors ‘Deep Space Nine’

Make plans to head to Canada in June

The Alberta town of Vulcan has welcomed many Star Trek guests to its humble Canadian home over the years, but now is taking a big look at “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.” Nana Visitor and Rene Auberjonois, who played the couple Maj. Kira Nerys and Security Chief Odo, will be the special guests at Spock Days, set for June 13-15. “It is their first time to Spock Days,” Devan Daniels, the town’s tourism administrator, told the Vulcan Advocate. “I’m very excited to have some people from ‘Deep Space Nine.'” Tickets for the annual convention go on sale March 1, and bring …
 | Feb-17-2014 | 
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