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Archive - May 2010

Rachel Weisz Would Love To Be In A Star Trek Sequel

Rachel Weisz Would Love To Be In A Star Trek Sequel

Known for a true gambit of film types and genres, Rachel Weisz has been everything from Mummy hunter to rumored Bond Girl in the next Danial Craig, James Bond film.  She's also slated to play the former First Lady in a Jackie O. biopic.  According to an interview with Collider.com, Rachel has a healthy interest in possibly starring in the next J.J. Abrams's installment of "Star Trek".  To us, that sounds like an interesting prospect.  Just one word of advice when mentioning our favorite Vulcan though; drop the "Dr." from "Dr. Spock".  CONTINUE READING >>

May 30th

Patrick Stewart Joins The Philadelphia Comic Con Roster

Patrick Stewart Joins The Philadelphia Comic Con Roster

June 11th through the 13th is the date and Philadelphia, PA. apparently is the place for an awesome gathering of Trek stars.  Among other stars from various scifi and fantasy genres, you'll get the chance to see three captains (two Starfleet and one Gorn), a father and son duo of omnipotent beings, an android, our favorite Russian navigator, and the son of the Emissary.  Just added to the roster is none other than Sir Patrick Stewart.  Wizard World is currently working with Sir Patrick to set up one or two panel discussions that should prove enjoyable.  

We didn't intentionally plan our list to be a guessing game, but we enjoyed it none-the-less.  Check out the full list of Trek stars below.CONTINUE READING >>

May 28th

John De Lancie & Robert Picardo To Host Star Trek: The Music

John De Lancie & Robert Picard Host Star Trek: The Music

Our favorite holographic doctor and omnipotent mischievous being are set to host a concert series in the Great White North (yes, everything we know about Canada we learned from Bob & Doug McKenzie).  The Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony series called "Star Trek: The Music" is marked to play June 2nd & 3rd with after parties following both performances.  Tickets start at $25 Canadian.  

Selections will include the theme from the original series, the theme from Voyager, the Klingon battle theme, selections of James Horner’s scores from The Wrath of Khan and more – highlights from the abundance of music accompanying five series and eleven feature films.CONTINUE READING >>

May 27th

The Shat Is Recording Bohemian Rhapsody, Maybe New Album

The Shat Is Recording Bohemian Rhapsody, Maybe New Album

Our good friend (as if we know him) William Shatner is known for his halting... way of... speaking and his quirky spoken word albums. Oh, and the whole Star Trek thing.  With two albums in print, Apparently The Shat is trying to put together a set of songs for a third, but this time he's pulling out all the stops.  According to a twitter post, Bill has recently gone into a recording studio and laid down a track covering Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody".  CONTINUE READING >>

May 26th

Star Trek Online Helps Atari Shrug Some Financial Losses

Star Trek Online Helps Atari Shrug Some Financial Los

Star Trek Online Publisher Atari just announced that thanks to Star Trek Online, Champions Online, & the Ghostbusters Video Game, it was able to shed some of the financial losses for FY 2010.  According to a recent article at el33tonline.com, the former Pong maker was able to reduce it's over all loss from $272.4 million in Fiscal Year 2009 to $23.8 million for FY 2010.  In fact Atari was able to return a profit in the last half of FY 2010 to the amount of $4.7 million.CONTINUE READING >>

May 25th

Delta Shield Shaped Audiophile Speakers For The Affluent Trek Fan

Delta Shield Shaped Audiophile Speakers For The Affluent Trek Fan

Just the mere shape of these speakers makes us want a pair.  Hand crafted by Danish Audio Company NAME REDACTED, the NAME REDACTED series of loudspeaker is part audiophile grade transducer and modern Danish furniture.  To us, it looks like a giant flippin' delta shield that WE MUST HAVE for our living room.  Of course, there's a catch (isn't there always).  Available in both black and walnut finishes, a set of Rithms will set you back about five grand.  According to the reviews we've seen, the speakers are worth their price tag for sound reproduction & aesthetics.  CONTINUE READING >>

May 24th

Upcoming Star Trek Book Releases Aim To Please

Upcoming Star Trek Book Releases Aim To Please

Star Trek books are always a Trek Fan favorite and the releases this year will be no exception.  In the list of upcoming releases we have some old fan favorites (including Star Trek: Vanguard & Star Trek: SCE sequeals) as well as some new publications.  Heck, the long talked about Haynes manual for the USS Enterprise is on the way too.  Check out below for the details.CONTINUE READING >>

May 23rd

Star Trek Online State Of The Game Reveals Exciting Updates

Star Trek Online State Of The Game Reveals Exciting Updates

It’s been four months since the initial release of Star Trek Online and the game has been through several highs and lows over that time.  From disturbing news of low player retention all the way to lots of brand new fantastic game content with the launch of Season 1. Through this, the fine folks at Cryptic have been hard at work trying to make this game as enjoyable as possible.  

Now executive producer Craig Z. tells us what we have to look for over the next several months in the wonderful world of Star Trek Online.  Outside of the upcoming releases Season 2, it appears that cryptic has an accolade and squad system planned as well as balance adjustments and UI improvements.CONTINUE READING >>

May 22nd

Calling Iowa Trek Fans, The Voyage Home - Riverside History Center Needs Your Help

Calling Iowa Trek Fans, The Voyage Home - Riverside History Center Needs Your Help

Riverside Iowa has staked the claim several years ago, as the future birth place of our beloved Captain James T. Kirk.  Now they're calling all Trek fans in the general area for volunteer help with The Voyage Home - Riverside History Center.  The center hosts displays featuring historical items relating to Riverside, as well as an entire room dedicated to Star Trek.

"The museum is looking for volunteers and interns who can help staff the museum and use their creativity to build displays", board vice president Phil Richman said.CONTINUE READING >>

Bye Bye, Robot: Official Licensed Star Trek Fine Art