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Warp 5.0 Initiative Celebrates 50 Years Of Star Trek

Wikia, Roddenberry Entertainment team up with fans for video portal

Wikia and Roddenberry Entertainment are teaming up to allow fans from around the world to submit videos highlighting their favorite Star Trek memories in celebration of the franchise’s upcoming 50th anniversary. Titled “Warp 5.0: Fandom’s Two-Year Trek Toward Sci-Fi’s Golden Anniversary,” the project launches this weekend at the Star Trek Las Vegas Convention, and it will compile submissions through Trek Initiative, the only official Wikia community dedicated to Star Trek. Established in 2013, the community features videos, merchandise, clubs and fan-created content including …
 | Jul-31-2014 | 
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Support For Lost Gene Roddenberry Interview Sought

Kickstarter campaign hopes to fund documentary

A lost interview with “Star Trek” creator Gene Roddenberry could finally be released thanks to a Kickstarter campaign running now through Aug. 10. Recorded in 1985, the video interview was conducted by James Forsher, who now hopes to turn the footage into a 30-minute documentary exploring the genesis of “Star Trek” through the personal insight of its creator. “I was producing a show on censorship in Hollywood and had read about the challenges ‘Star Trek’ faced in its first years on television,” Forsher said in a statement on Kickstarter. “A cast member of the original crew …
 | Jul-31-2014 | 
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Merchant’s Log: July 2014 Roundup

Your regular guide to the latest Star Trek merchandise from across the galaxy

As new Star Trek merchandise materializes onto store shelves with dizzying frequency, we’re here to keep you on course to some of the franchise’s latest must-have products. From apparel, to toys, to cool accessories and more, 1701News takes a regular look at what merchants are stockpiling for fans. New products for our “Merchant’s Log” July 2014 roundup: Hallmark’s Star Trek Keepsake Ornaments Hallmark offered a look at its 2015 Star Trek Keepsake Ornaments at Comic-Con International in San Diego last weekend. New ornaments include: —Lt. Nyota Uhura, “Star …
 | Jul-29-2014 | 
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Star Trek Beams To Comic-Con

Convention features exclusive products, signings and a concert by the San Diego Symphony

New Star Trek merchandise, panels and a live concert are converging on Comic-Con International in San Diego, July 24-27. CBS Consumer Products will present an assortment of one-of-a-kind merchandise, including the debut of a collection of six dog tags featuring each series’ respective ship. The dog tags will be available at Star Trek licensee booths throughout the show, with a special dog tag available at the ThinkGeek Booth (No. 3849). Locations and times of the giveaways will be revealed via Twitter (@StarTrek). Some key events and panels include: Star Trek: Live in …
 | Jul-18-2014 | 
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‘Star Trek’ Phaser Set To Zap Your TV

Highly detailed replica serves as universal remote control

ThinkGeek is hoping to stun consumers with the “Star Trek: The Original Series Phaser Universal Remote Control,” a highly detailed replica of Starfleet’s iconic sidearm that will make its debut July 23 at Comic-Con International in San Diego. Using meticulous 3-D scans of the last known hero prop from the original “Star Trek” series, The Wand Co. has crafted a gesture-based universal remote control suitable for controlling many home entertainment systems and other infrared-light controlled devices. “The ‘Star Trek’ phaser is one of the most iconic pieces of sci-fi gadgetry, …
 | Jul-16-2014 | 
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IXS Enterprise Set For Warp Drive?

NASA physicist hopes to make faster-than-light travel possible

Warp speed may seem like a fanciful slice of science-fiction storytelling, but NASA physicist Harold White is seeking to develop faster-than-light travel and recently revealed concept art for his spacecraft, the IXS Enterprise. White leads NASA’s Advanced Propulsion Team and began working in 2010 on making warp drive a reality. His research attempts to shorten the distance between two points, allowing a craft to exceed the speed of light, which is 186,000 miles per second. NASA has no proof that a warp drive is possible; although, the concept doesn’t violate the laws of phy …
 | Jun-10-2014 | 
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Ticket Giveaway Launches For Vegas Convention

Roddenberry Entertainment contest offers three prizes

The Official Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas is approaching at warp speed, and Roddenberry Entertainment is giving away three premium sets of tickets for the Creation Entertainment event, which runs July 31 to Aug. 3 at The Rio Suite. The Bronze Prize is two Preferred Convention tickets, the Silver Prize is two Captain’s Chair tickets and the Gold Prize is two Gold Weekend Package tickets. Winners will be randomly chosen June 12 for the Bronze Prize, June 19 for the Silver Prize and July 3 for the Gold Prize. Prize benefits include: –Bronze: seats for all four days …
 | Jun-3-2014 | 
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‘Star Trek Timelines’ Sets Course For Fun

Disruptor Beam’s new game to materialize on iOS, Android, Web browsers

Developers from Disruptor Beam are hoping their upcoming strategy role-playing game “Star Trek Timelines” presents players with an immersive exploration of the franchise’s five television eras. Designed for iOS, Android and Web browsers, “Star Trek Timelines” allows gamers to play alongside their friends and their favorite characters, such as Capt. Kirk, Capt. Picard, Spock and Data. The game will feature an emphasis on rich graphics and a conflict mechanic where science and diplomacy are just as important as a player’s ability to fire phasers and photon torpedoes. Dialogu …
 | Apr-10-2014 | 
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