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Archive - Mar 2010

March 30th

Trekcast Returns! Episode 61 Available For Download

Trekcast Returns! Episode 61 Available For Download

Trekcast, the number one rated Star Trek podcast has made it's triumphant return.  After nearly a month off, David, Alicia, Jerad & Damon return with all the trek fun we've come to know and love.  Notice though, we are a man down.  Apparently Darren wasn't able to make it for this episode.  Hopefully he'll have a bit more free time in next week or so and will make his triumphant return.  Here's to another fantastic episode of Trekcast!CONTINUE READING >>

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March 29th

Star Trek Wins "Best SciFi / Fantasy Film" At UK Empire Awards

Star Trek Wins "Best SciFi / Fantasy Film" At UK Empire Awards

After the almost complete Oscar snub, J.J. Abrams's "Star Trek" was a winner at the Empire Awards. According to wikipedia; since 1995, Empire, Britain's biggest selling film magazine, has organized the annual award show. Nominated for 3 awards total, Star Trek pulled ahead of the pack in the "best scifi / fantasy film" category.

"This is lovely and I'm happy to be apart of this story" said Simon Pegg during his acceptance speech for the win. He continues - "I said I wasn't going to cry.. but.. You canna defy the laws of physics"

Check out Simon Pegg's acceptance speech below.CONTINUE READING >>

March 28th

VSS Enterprise Completes First Captive Carry Flight

VSS Enterprise Complete's First Captive Carry Flight

It's really interesting that private space flight has become a reality.  With the X prize win in 2004, Burt Rutan and his company Scaled Composites have paved the way for the "everyman" to experience the thrill of spaceflight.  With the founding of Virgin Galactic Sir Richard Branson joined forces with Rutan to provide the first commercial spaceflight system to take tourists into a sub-orbital flight.CONTINUE READING >>

March 27th

Star Trek Online Executive Producer Craig Zinkievich Interview

Star Trek Online Executive Producer Craig Zinkievich Interview

Mutliplayer Online Game Directory recently sat down with Star Trek Online Executive Producer Craig Zinkievich to talk Season One: Common Ground.  Some of the more interesting topics in the interview were the coming of a possible death penalty in the game and how Cryptic is dealing with the negative reviews and subscriber reactions.

Check out an excerpt from the interview.

MPOGD: What has been the development team's reaction to how the fans and critics have responded to Star Trek Online since it launched? Has reading those pros and cons given you new things to thrive for or change?
CONTINUE READING >>

March 26th

Happy Birthday To Leonard Nimoy, May You Live Long & Prosper!

Happy Birthday To Leonard Nimoy, May You Live Long & Prosper!

Earlier this week we celebrated the birthday of one William Shatner. Today we celebrate the other half of the dymanic duo, Mr. Leoanrd Nimoy. Possibly the most well known character in all of scifi was brought to life by Leonard in 1964, where he played Spock for the first time in the original Star Trek pilot "The Cage".

Spock has inspired and thrilled many a person over the last 46 years and Leonard Nimoy has been entertaining audiences since 1951. He's an actor, director, producer, author, award winning photographer, and the science officer of the sweetest starship that ever graced the small & silver screen. CONTINUE READING >>

March 25th

STO Season One Items & Lifetime Subscriber Perks Now Available

STO Season One Items & Lifetime Subscriber Perks Now Available

Cryptic studios just launched Star Trek Online Season One: Common Ground items and lots of lifetime subsriber perks.  Check out the list below for more details.

Lifetime Subscriber Perks (listed below is what's available now):

The following perks are ready for you to enjoy immediately:CONTINUE READING >>

March 24th

Human Suspended Animation May Be A Possibility; Khan Noonien Singh Pleased

Human Suspended Animation May Be A Possibility; Khan Noonien Singh Pleased

According to cell biologist Mark Roth, suspended animation is not just for genetically altered super humans. It could very well be used to treat life threatening diseases. Roth studies the art of shutting down life processes and then starting them up again. It's wild stuff, but it's not science fiction. Induced by careful use of an otherwise toxic gas, suspended animation can potentially help trauma and heart attack victims survive long enough to be treated. CONTINUE READING >>

March 23rd

Anaheim Comic Con & Trek Stars-a-plenty

Anaheim Comic Con & Trek Stars-a-plenty

Okay, so, I'm not sure how we missed this, but there's a huge Comic Con in Anaheim, CA. set for April 16th - 18th with a virtual galaxy class starship full of Star Trek stars.  The convention is to be held at the Anaheim Convention Center and has over 150 guests planned for the event.   Let's just put it this way, William Shatner, Nichelle Nichols, Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Cirroc Lofton, Garrett Wang, and TONY TODD are going to be on hand.  Why is Tony Todd in all caps?  'Cause it's flippin' Kurn man!  If we still lived in So Cal, we'd be all up in that con for sure.

Thanks to @TrekGuy62 for hooking us up with the info!  Follow him! (That sounded alot like a commandement)

Check out the full list of Trek Stars Below. (in order of listing on the Wizardworld.com website, not awesomeness.)

William Shatner
Nicole de Boer
Brent Spiner
LeVar Burton
Yvonne Craig  (oh, and she's catwoman btw)
Michael Dorn
Bob Gunton  (None other than Captain Benjamin Maxwell, he hates spoonheads)
Richard Herd  (Admiral Paris)
Cirroc Lofton
Nichelle Nichols
Saul Rubinek  (Kivas Fajo)
Morgan Sheppard  (Ya know, they guy who runs Rura Penthe)
Malachi Throne  (Commodore Jose Mendez, he tried to get Spock court marshaled)
Tony Todd  (KURN!!!)
Garrett WangCONTINUE READING >>

March 22nd

Happy Birthday To Bill Shatner, Captain Kirk's Alter Ego

Happy Birthday To Bill Shatner, Captain Kirk's Alter Ego

William Shatner, you sir have given us 50+ years of entertainment and we salute you. Let alone, we could have hardly asked for the 44 years of Trek, but your multitude of artistic expressions have been our pleasure to watch over the years. You sir are an actor, director, producer, web mogul, pitchman, equestrian, businessman, author, and the one and only Captain James T. Kirk.

We hope you have a wonderful birthday, Mr. Shatner!CONTINUE READING >>

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