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Stewart Sings Country Music For Charity

Cowboy classics, all to support International Rescue Committee

Sadly, the album itself is not real, but some of the songs are. And yes, you can see Patrick Stewart not only dressed up like a cowboy, but showing he can actually sing country-western songs better than some of the people who get paid millions of dollars to do it.Stewart, best known for his work on “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” shows he still has a sense of humor just ahead of his 76th birthday as he brings country music classics to life in a faux commercial you might remember back in the days of TBS cartoons. Considered the biggest English-born co …
 | Jul-5-2016 | 
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25 Years Later: Bombshells From ‘Best Of Both Worlds’

How one line, ‘To be continued,’ changed ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ forever

It’s hard to imagine now, but despite the introduction of “Star Trek: The Next Generation” in 1987, the 1980s still belonged to Capt. Kirk, Spock, McCoy and the crew of the original USS Enterprise. Few took the show seriously, and it even spilled over into the conventions. “The fans were split on the acceptance of the show,” said Ronald D. Moore, one of TNG’s writers who would go on to redevelop “Battlestar Galactica” for Syfy. “You would go to conventions and there would be bumper stickers and T-shirts that basically said, ‘I’m a real Trekker. Forget the bald guy.’ Stuff l …
 | Jun-21-2015 | 
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Cromwell Takes Emmy For ‘American Horror Story’

Other Star Trek-related nominees didn’t pick up gold hardware

James Cromwell has been through the whole Emmy nomination process more than once. But this time, he got to end it with a win. Cromwell, who played Zefram Cochrane in 1996’s “Star Trek: First Contact,” as well as various other character parts in the Star Trek universe, took home his first Emmy on Sunday night for “American Horror Story: Asylum.” It was Cromwell’s fourth nomination, earning his first in 2000 for HBO’s “RKO 281” and later for “ER” and “Six Feet Under.” Besides “First Contact,” Cromwell also had guest roles in “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” (as Hanok in “Sta …
 | Sep-25-2013 | 
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Rick Berman: Roddenberry Made Rules, I Obeyed

Longtime executive producer talks about maintaining creator’s vision

Whether he’s revered or reviled, Rick Berman was the torchbearer for the Star Trek franchise for many years following the death of Gene Roddenberry in 1991. He helped usher in such timeless series as “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” “Star Trek: Voyager” and “Star Trek: Enterprise,” and was also instrumental behind films like “Star Trek Generation,” “Star Trek: First Contact” as well as “Star Trek: Insurrection” and “Star Trek: Nemesis.” And that’s all from a man who, before getting assigned to “Star Trek: The Next Generation” by Paramount in the late 1980s, knew almost nothing of …
 | Jul-4-2013 | 
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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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Ron Moore Takes Charge Of Philip K. Dick Miniseries

Former DS9 exec producer to work with ‘Breaking Bad’ star Bryan Cranston

Ronald D. Moore is heading to Great Britain, and he’s taking Heisenberg with him. Moore, the former “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” writer and co-executive producer, is creating a new miniseries based on Philip K. Dick’s works called “Electric Dreams.” Joining him on the project is Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated actor Bryan Cranston — best known for his work in the AMC series “Breaking Bad.” “As a long-time fan of Philip K. Dick’s work, it’s a tremendous honor and thrill to be part of this series,” Moore said, according to Britain’s Evening Standard. “His short stor …
 | May-10-2016 | 
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Bozeman Charity Celebrates First Contact Day With Fundraiser

Reach Inc.’s anniversary coincides with both the date and location of Cochrane’s historic warp flight

It’s not quite as old as Star Trek itself, but a charity which helps adults with developmental disabilities lead independent lives, will celebrate its 42nd anniversary on April 4. And it will do it in a way Zefram Cochrane himself would be proud. Reach Inc., which currently works with more than 110 adults in its program, will raise money this week by celebrating the Vulcans first contact with humans. That event, if you remember from 1996’s “Star Trek: First Contact,” took place on April 5, 2063, in Bozeman, Montana — the very place Reach also is based. Merging the fundrais …
 | Apr-2-2016 | 
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Emmy-Winning VFX Artist Gary Hutzel Dies

Work was featured in ‘The Next Generation,’ ‘Deep Space Nine’

Gary Hutzel, the award-winning visual effects artist for shows like “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” has died. He was 60. “We are reeling in shock at the sudden death of our friend and colleague, Gary Hutzel,” Michael and Denise Okuda, fellow visual effects artists, announced on Facebook Thursday. “His creativity, dedication and unfailing good humor helped make him a major contributor to the worlds of Star Trek: TNG and DS9, as well as ‘Battlestar Galactica’ and numerous other projects that were fortunate to benefit from his genius.” Hutzel …
 | Mar-3-2016 | 
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Animated ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Adds Its Own Number One

Jonathan Frakes will lend his voice as J’Son, the father of Star-Lord himself in the Disney XD series

Zoe Saldana has found a way to balance the fandoms between the Star Trek movies and the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, so there should be no problem for Jonathan Frakes to do the same thing. Frakes, best known as Cmdr. William Riker in “Star Trek: The Next Generation” as well as four movie (two of which he directed), will take part in the animated version of Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy.” He’ll voice J’Son, the king of the Spartax galactic empire, and father to Star-Lord himself, Peter Quill, according to USA Today. Frakes is by far one of Hollywood’s most …
 | Feb-26-2016 | 
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