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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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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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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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Fan-Film Producers Finally Speak Out On Axanar Lawsuit

Tommy Kraft, James Cawley, Christian Gossett among those sharing tough love

Shocking observers, fans — and according to at least four different sources, the studios themselves — “Star Trek: Beyond” producer J.J. Abrams publicly inserted himself into a copyright infringement lawsuit Friday night declaring his support for the fan-film being sued. However, in an effort to defend fan-films, Abrams might have actually riled up many of those very fan-film communities not attached to “Star Trek: Axanar.” “There was a fan movie, ‘Axanar,’ that was getting made …
 | May-22-2016 | 
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1701News’ Living Story Archive Of Axanar Lawsuit

Need to start from the beginning? You can do it right here!

Reading 1701News coverage of the copyright infringement lawsuit CBS Corp. and Paramount Pictures have filed against Axanar Productions and its principal, Alec Peters, and wishing you could start from the beginning of the story? Well, this page is where you do it. Read all of our stories, from the beginning of the lawsuit right up to our latest story. This page will be continuously updated with new stories as they’re posted (look at the bottom for the latest, since we’re presenting this in chronological order). Also, we’re including some of our commentaries about the lawsuit, s …
 | May-15-2016 | 
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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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Massive ‘Twin Peaks’ Cast Includes 18 Trek Actors

Names include John Billingsley, Ashley Judd for Showtime revival

How many actors does it take to bring “Twin Peaks” back to television? For director David Lynch, it’s 217 — including himself. Showtime, the network that has revived the 1990s cult classic, announced its cast Monday, listing all of the more than 200 people who will appear on screen. The list, led by Kyle MacLachlan and David Duchovny, also includes 18 actors who have Star Trek connections. Madchen Amick The 45-year-old played Anya in the 1989 “Star Trek: The Next Generation” episode “The Dauphin.” In fact, it would be after Trek that she would appear in “Twin Peaks” …
 | Apr-25-2016 | 
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Fan-Film Makes Last-Ditch Effort To Salvage Fundraising

‘Star Trek Continues’ publicly distances itself from embattled ‘Axanar’

With less than two weeks remaining, “Star Trek Continues” producer Vic Mignogna is doing everything he can to try and raise $350,000 for more episodes of his popular fan-film series — even climb to the peak of Vasquez Rocks. The 930-acre park, located about 45 miles north of Los Angeles, is a popular television and movie location setting, including episodes of the original “Star Trek,” and the Vulcan scenes from “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.” Mignogna used the geological park as a setting fo …
 | Apr-24-2016 | 
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New Trek Series Filming In Toronto?

Could be first time ever Trek has non-American home

CBS says it wants to do a lot of things differently when it comes to its new Star Trek series on CBS All Access. Not only in how the story is told and the characters who tell, but apparently also where the show is filmed. For what would be the first time in Trek television history, the new series will not have filming based in Hollywood, but instead will take up residence 2,500 miles away — in Toronto. Pop Goes the News reports CBS Corp. has booked studio space in the Canadian city beginning this September. That doesn …
 | Apr-23-2016 | 
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