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Whoopi Goldberg Making First Ever Trek Con Appearance

Oscar-winning actress heads to Las Vegas for Creation Entertainment event

What does it take to get Whoopi Goldberg to a Star Trek convention? How about a chance to celebrate the 50th anniversary in Las Vegas? That was enough for the comedian and actress, who has signed up for her first-ever convention at Creation Entertainment’s Las Vegas Convention beginning Aug. 3. “Whoopi is beloved by Star Trek fans for her recurring role as Guinan in ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation” and two Star Trek feature films,” according to a bio published by Creation. “Appearing at her very first Star Trek convention, audiences worldwide have made Ms. Goldberg one of t …
 | Mar-8-2016 | 
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Trek Community Celebrates Supreme Court Marriage Decision

Twitter came alive this week not just for ‘Star Trek 3,’ but for gay marriage too

Not wanting to be upstaged by the first week of filming of “Star Trek 3,” the U.S. Supreme Court decided to dominate the news cycle this past week with a couple of key rulings.While one was huge for the Obama administration and his legacy piece, the Affordable Care Act, the other had an impact on many other Americans.In a split 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court said states not allowing same-sex marriage was a violation of the 14th Amendment.It was a widely expected win, but still didn’t mute the jubilation celebrated by many in the LGBT community, and its supporters. That incl …
 | Jun-27-2015 | 
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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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Has Paramount Settled On New ‘Star Trek 3’ Director?

Joe Cornish once again rumored to helm the next film

Joe Cornish’s name is once again attached to “Star Trek 3,” and this time, it may be the real thing. Cornish, whose major directing work is centered around a single film that did not make back its budget at the box office, is said to be in early talks with Paramount as the studio’s first choice to replace J.J. Abrams on the next Star Trek film. Cornish’s name first came up last May when he was reportedly on a list of directors being considered by Paramount and its partners o …
 | Nov-2-2013 | 
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‘Deep Space Nine’ Turns 20: A Look Back

Star Trek series set on a space station around Bajor remembered

Rick Berman and the late Michael Piller didn’t have to look far to find inspiration for another Star Trek series. Saddam Hussein had set oil wells in Kuwait on fire as he withdrew as part of Operation Desert Storm, and both the allied American forces along with the Kuwaiti people were left to pick up the pieces. That’s what Berman and Piller would do — create a space station as part of a brutal occupation, and join it just as the occupying forces abandon ship. “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” premiered 20 years ago Thursday, part of an original syndicated lineup that first too …
 | Jan-4-2013 | 
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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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Nimoy Died On Non-Speaking Terms With Shatner

New book reveals the Trek-created friendship had crumbled in months before actor’s passing

William Shatner is shedding some new light on the relationship he shared with “Star Trek” co-star Leonard Nimoy leading up to his death, and apparently, it wasn’t on good terms. In his new new book, “Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship With a Remarkable Man,” Shatner says that friendship had come apart in the months leading up to Nimoy’s February 2015 death. Shatner’s book isn’t expected to hit shelves until Feb. 16, but the British tabloid The Sun has shared some of …
 | Feb-7-2016 | 
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Shatner To Host First Official Star Trek Cruise

Six-day voyage to honor the franchise’s 50th anniversary set for January 2017

William Shatner is charting a course aboard the first officially licensed Star Trek cruise, which will honor the franchise’s 50th anniversary. Hosted aboard the Norwegian Pearl, Star Trek: The Cruise departs from Miami for a six-day voyage on Jan. 9, 2017; it’s scheduled to visit Nassau, Cozumel and the private island Great Stirrup Cay. “When I was told that this was the first authorized Star Trek cruise and part of the 50th anniversary celebration, I just knew that my participation would be something that our fans would enjoy,” said Shatner, who played Capt. James T. Kirk. …
 | Aug-13-2015 | 
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Shatner Answers The Mystery Of Dr. Crusher

New documentary paints a disturbing light on ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’

She was there, and then she was gone. And before fans knew it, she was back again. Dr. Beverly Crusher had been a part of “Star Trek: The Next Generation” from the first episode, but disappeared suddenly in the second season when Gates McFadden was replaced by Diana Muldaur. Although there were whispers about problems on the set, no one would ever confirm them — that is, until William Shatner brought a camera crew. Continuing his string of successful documentaries highlighting the world of Star Trek, the former original series star looks at the first three years of TNG betw …
 | Jul-30-2015 | 
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Nichelle Nichols Returning To Convention Circuit

Just weeks after suffering a stroke, TOS actress won’t bow out

It’s going to take far more than a stroke to keep Nichelle Nichols away from conventions, and that’s enough to keep her legion of fans quite happy.A little more than a month after the “Star Trek: The Original Series” actress suffered a minor stroke, Nichols is planning to be back in front of fans again when she makes a visit to Dragon Con in Atlanta.The massive East Coast convention is set for Sept. 4-7, and not only will the 82-year-old show up in Atlanta, but she’ll serve …
 | Jul-28-2015 | 
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