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Mignogna: ‘Continues’ Fan Series Leads By Example

Latest crowdfunding campaign will produce three episodes, and a lot of joy

As CBS Corp. and Paramount Pictures move forward on a copyright infringement lawsuit against one fan-film production, other amateur Star Trek producers are keeping one eye toward the courtroom, and another on their latest project. And that’s no different for “Star Trek Continues” executive producer and star Vic Mignogna. When we say “amateur,” of course, we don’t mean anything about the people involved or the …
 | Mar-11-2016 | 
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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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Nichelle Nichols Recovers From Mild Stroke

Spokesman says no paralysis is present, and she’s resting at an L.A. hospital

Nichelle Nichols, the actress who originated the role of communications officer Uhura in the original “Star Trek,” suffered what her spokesman has called a mild stroke Wednesday while in her Los Angeles home.The 82-year-old actress is “undergoing testing to determine how severe the stroke was,” said Zach McGinnis of Galactic Productions LLC, which handles marketing and appearances for Nichols.The news comes less than three months after her fellow cast mate Leonard Nimoy passed away following a yearslong struggle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.The good news is …
 | Jun-5-2015 | 
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Star Trek Teams With MAC For Makeup Line

Will go on sale in September, with pre-orders available at San Diego Comic-Con

Bold color and bold styles while boldly going, MAC Cosmetics is launching a special makeup line it says will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Star Trek. The makeup collection is inspired by various female characters in Star Trek over the years, according to The Hollywood Reporter. They include Deanna Troi (played by Marina Sirtis) in “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” Lt. Uhura (played by Nichelle Nichols in the original series, and Zoe Saldana in the movies), Jeri Ryan’s Seven of Nine from “Star Trek: Voyager, and for some reason, Vina as an Orion slave. Vina, by t …
 | Mar-31-2016 | 
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Houston Tourism Group Sues Space City Comic Con

Claims ‘Space City’ is trademarked, and convention can’t use it

Houston has been known as “Space City” thanks to its association with NASA for decades. But if you’re an organization looking to promote tourism in the area — you can’t use “Space City” unless you get permission first. That’s what the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau has claimed in a new lawsuit against the up-and-coming Space City Comic Con, asserting that the tourism group owns the trademark to “Space City.” That particular convention has only existed since 2012, growing from a gathering that started in a hotel lobby, to the NRG Center — the 1.4 million-squa …
 | Mar-8-2016 | 
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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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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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