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Pegg Relied On Memory Alpha For ‘Beyond’ Details

Who said wikis were only for fans? They work for writers, too

Memory Alpha has been a tremendous resource for Star Trek fans, journalists and even writers for quite a long time. Covering what it calls the canonical Star Trek universe (while Memory Beta handles non-canon), the wiki has posted entries of even the smallest minutiae in Gene Roddenberry’s creation since 2003. But now it has two new very public fans — “Star Trek: Beyond” writers Simon Pegg and Doug Jung. “We had the entirety …
 | Apr-20-2016 | 
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Sorry, Canada … No More Star Trek

Netflix pulls plug on viewing in countries where it’s not licensed

Star Trek fans in the United States love Netflix, because just about anything and everything Star Trek can be found there. So much, people in other countries would like the same access — especially since their Netflix might have good selection, but no Star Trek. That’s what happened in Canada, where Netflix has no sign of Star Trek anywhere. So residents there used technology originally designed to create remote offices for companies to make Netflix think they were accessing the service in the United States, and allowing Kirk, Picard, Sisko, and even Janeway and Archer into th …
 | Apr-19-2016 | 
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CBS, Paramount Say Axanar Motion Is Misguided, Misleading

Studios rebut dismissal demand in copyright case against fan-film

When Erin Ranahan filed her second motion to dismiss a copyright infringement case filed by CBS Corp. and Paramount Pictures, many news outlets and blogs had fun with some of the claims being made, like the similarities between Spock and the movie vampire Nosferatu, as well as whether the Klingon language is even copyrightable. But according to an attorney for CBS and Paramount, the claims by Ranahan for her clients, Axanar Productions Inc. and its principal Alec Pet …
 | Apr-12-2016 | 
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Is Star Trek: The Experience Finally Returning To Vegas?

Robin Leach – yes, that Robin Leach – says it’s a serious rumor

For many years, Robin Leach wished viewers of his “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” to have “champagne wishes and caviar dreams.” But now he has a message for Trekkies everywhere wanting to venture to Las Vegas — Star Trek: The Experience is returning. Leach, now a columnist for the Las Vegas Sun, reported Thursday that after an eight-year absence, The Experience is being resurrected. This year. In Las Vegas. Without providing any other details, Leach said The Experience is expected to reopen at Linq Promenade. That Vegas attraction opened in March 2014 at Las Veg …
 | Apr-1-2016 | 
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Adam Nimoy Will Travel To Vulcan … Canada

Six years after his father, the younger Nimoy will check out Vul-Con

Vulcan without a Nimoy isn’t really Vulcan, right? That goes for Vulcan, Alberta, as well. Six years after his father, Leonard Nimoy, made the trek to Canada, Adam Nimoy will do the same when he visits Vul-Con July 9 — just in time for the 50th anniversary of the franchise. Nimoy will join other Star Trek names at the convention, including Robert Beltran from “Star Trek: Voyager,” Sally Kellerman from the original “Star Trek” series, and Robin Curtis from “Star Trek III: The Search for Spock” and “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.” Nimoy will honor his father by installing …
 | Mar-19-2016 | 
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CBS/Paramount File Amended, Detailed Complaint Against Axanar

Studios highlight the copyrights they own, and how they believe fan film violated them

Ask and you shall receive. Just three weeks after the attorney representing the fan production “Star Trek: Axanar” said the copyright infringement suit filed by CBS Corp. and Paramount Pictures was not detailed enough, lawyers for the two studios filed an amended complaint Friday detailing “Axanar’s” alleged infractions against their Star Trek copyrights. Loeb & Loeb attorney David Grossman used more than 40 pages outlining specific copyright violations CBS/Paramount have accused both Axanar Productions Inc. and its main principal, Alec Peters, complete with photo compariso …
 | Mar-12-2016 | 
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Mangini, Jenkins Win Oscars For ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

Academy Award night also featured a tribute to Leonard Nimoy

Not even an introduction by Vice President Joe Biden nor a hand-raising rendition of her song by pop superstar Lady Gaga was enough to land Diane Warren an Oscar win in her eighth try. And that seemed to be the story Sunday night for the 17 nominees with Star Trek connections we were watching out for. Warren, who composed the song that would later be used as the opening theme for “Star Trek: Enterprise” had to watch as Sam Smith and Jimmy Napes won for Original Song for their song, “Writing’s on the Wall” from the James Bond film “Spectre.” But it wasn’t all disappointment …
 | Feb-29-2016 | 
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Some Trek Names You Don’t Want To Miss At Oscars

Want another reason to watch Sunday? How about these familiar nominees …

Believe it or not, over the years, Star Trek films have been nominated for 15 Academy Awards, beginning with three nominations in 1980 for “Star Trek: The Motion Picture.” Sadly, however, only one Star Trek film ever got its name emblazoned on one of those golden Oscars. That doesn’t mean you still can’t enjoy the Hollywood back-patting Sunday night hosted by Chris Rock. In fact, we’re going to give you a little cheat sheet, so that whenever one of these people pop up on screen, you can confidently tell your family, “Hey, that person has a Star Trek connection! We don’t see …
 | Feb-27-2016 | 
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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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