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Advancing The World Of Tomorrow

Columnist Brandon Rhea says it’s time for Star Trek to have a gay captain

Ever since its first broadcast in 1966, “Star Trek” has been a leader in advancing racial tolerance and the push for civil rights. When it first premiered, the original “Star Trek” showed Lt. Uhura as a strong leader of a multicultural starship, and the fourth in command of the Enterprise. She also was half of television’s first interracial kiss. In a time when African-American women mostly played servants on screen, Uhura’s role was so important that her biggest fan was Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who said “Star Trek” showed African-Americans they had a place in the world of …
 | Feb-16-2014 | 
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Brooks, Warner Among Those Coming To VegasCon

Creation Entertainment has built its guest list to more than 50

David Warner is making his way to Las Vegas this summer, and he certainly has a lot of Star Trek to talk about. Warner is among a solid group of talent added to the Official Star Trek Convention in Nevada, hosted each year by Creation Entertainment. The Emmy-winning actor has appeared in “Star Trek V: The Final Frontier,” “Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country” and “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” playing everything from a human stuck on a desolate planet to a Klingon leader assassinated in an attempt to prevent peace and a Cardassian obsessed with the number of lights behin …
 | Feb-6-2014 | 
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A New Star Trek, A New Conflict

What would conflict look like in an imperfect Trek future?

In my last column, I began talking to you about how Star Trek can return to television in a way that makes it a reflection of modern times. The basic idea is that Star Trek’s return to the small screen should be set in the centuries after “Star Trek: Voyager,” and it should be set in a time when the Federation is declining. Despite the decline, we spend this new series, which I referred to as “Star Trek Legacies,” showing how the Federation can move into a brighter future again. In …
 | Jan-16-2014 | 
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Tweetcap: Why Isn’t Worf’s Michael Dorn Verified Yet? William Shatner chimes in … but does it help? One of the strangest and most mysterious parts of Twitter is earning that crazy blue checkmark next your name if you’re someone halfway famous.It’s supposed to tell people instantly that you are who you say you are, and not just someone like me using your name pretending to be you.Becoming verified on Twitter seems to also have become a badge of honor for many, especially since it’s still not clear what Twitter uses to verify, when they will verify … and if they will verify.Michael Dorn of “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” has been tw …
 | Jan-11-2014 | 
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No Special Treatment For Clint Howard On DS9

Original Series actor said he had to audition for quick role

Many fans considered it a fun cameo for Clint Howard when he made his guest appearance on “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” in 1995. Howard, the younger brother of actor-turned-director Ron Howard, was best known to Trek fans before that for his role in the original “Star Trek” episode “The Corbomite Maneuver” in 1966, when he was just 7 years old. But there was a funny thing about that cameo — it wasn’t actually planned as a cameo. In fact, there’s a good chance casting for DS9 didn’t even realize Howard had appeared in Star Trek before. “I’d auditioned for ‘Deep Space Nine …
 | Jan-6-2014 | 
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New York Town Welcomes Martok As New Leader

Well, not exactly … but J.G. Hertzler is an elected official now

He vowed to serve his constituents with honor, and to keep an eye (yes, a single eye) on the town’s finances. And now, “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” actor J.G. Hertzler is a town councilman in New York. Hertzler, who played Klingon Gen. Martok in “Deep Space Nine,” decided to run for the town council in Ulysses after learning of plans for oil fracking in his area. “The immense and under-reported risks of environmental destruction of land, air and water quality due to this particular drilling technique is not compatible with human habitation, and must not be allowed to ha …
 | Nov-7-2013 | 
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Worf Is Back … Well, In Star Trek: Online

Michael Dorn talks about his return to the famous Klingon

Worf may not be a merry man, as revealed in the episode “Q-Pid,” but “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” star Michael Dorn is happy to be connected to his famous Klingon once again. Especially now that he doesn’t have to wear any of the makeup. Dorn, 60, is voicing Worf for the massively multiplayer online role-playing game Star Trek: Online. And who knows — maybe this will be the boost Dorn needs to get his proposed Worf Star Trek series off the ground. The character will pick up where he left off in “Star Trek: Nemesis,” with Worf taking on his …
 | Oct-30-2013 | 
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Fuller Wants To Explore Rebooted TNG

Busy with ‘Hannibal,’ but has Trek on bucket list

Bryan Fuller found his start in Star Trek, and despite finding plenty of success outside of the Star Trek universe, would love to come back. And he’s even willing to play in J.J. Abrams’ new playground. Fuller, talking to Crave Online about his NBC series “Hannibal,” was asked about his interest in returning to Star Trek someday. And Fuller — who wrote episodes for “Star Trek: Voyager” and “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” — was quite receptive to the idea. “That was my first job as a writer in Hollywood,” Fuller said. “S …
 | Sep-26-2013 | 
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Drexler: Not A Fan Of New Star Trek, Either

But top trade publication has a different view

With the debate over how Star Trek should move into the future as “Star Trek: Into Darkness” makes its debut on Blu-ray and DVD, a popular name behind the scenes of Star Trek has decided to speak up over the current state of the franchise. And he’s not liking it. Doug Drexler, who did makeup and artwork for “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” as part of a long resume associated with Star Trek, told Trek Initiative that “Into Darkness” and J.J. Abrams’ 2009 version of “Star Trek” did not …
 | Sep-10-2013 | 
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