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Archive - Mar 2011

Star Trek’s Leonard Nimoy To Voice A Character In The New Transformers Film

Star Trek’s Leonard Nimoy To Voice A Character In The New Transformers Film

Just announced today, Mr. Spock Leonard Nimoy will be a voice actor in the new “Transformers: Dark of the Moon”, set to be released in July 2011. He is set to be the voice for Sentinel Prime.

Apart from his obvious Star Trek cred, Nimoy also has a history with Hasbro’s shape-shifting alien robots: He was the voice of Galvatron in 1986?s “The Transformers: The Movie.”CONTINUE READING >>

March 29th

Data Feed: Happy Birthday To Star Trek TNG's Marina Sirtis

Happy Birthday to our favorite ship's counselor Marina Sirtis. I wonder if she knew that we were going to say that... According to Memory Alpha, Marina was born this day in 1955 in the London Borough of Hackney to Greek parents who initially did not want her to pursue a career in acting. She trained at the Royal Shakespeare Company, affiliated with the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, to which she had to apply in secret so her parents would not find out. Once she earned a name for herself in the theater, she went on to television. Having grown up in London, she became a huge soccer fan (her brother plays the sport in Greece), and a supporter of Tottenham Hotspur FC.CONTINUE READING >>

March 28th

Finances May Torpedo Riverside Iowa's Trek Fest

Finances May Torpedo Riverside Iowa's Trek Fest

Since 1985 the self proclaimed future birthplace of Captain James T. Kirk has held it's annual Trek Fest, drawing Star Trek fans worldwide. This year though, Trek Fest is in danger of boldly going the way of the dodo (bird that is) due to financial restraints. According to an article on Press-Citizen.com, the Riverside City Council failed to pass a motion giving funds to the Riverside Area Community Club (RACC), the group responsible for Trek Fest.CONTINUE READING >>

March 27th

"Star Trek Vanguard: Declassified" & "What Judgements Come" Artwork & Details Preview

"Star Trek Vanguard: Declassified" & "What Judgements Come" Artwork & Details Sneak Peak

If you're like us, you're eagerly awaiting the next Pocket Books release in the popular "Star Trek Vanguard" series. While you do have to wait until June for the release of "Star Trek Vanguard: Declassified", you don't have to wait to feast your eyes on the cover art by Doug Drexler. Doug has released a text free version of the "Declassified" cover, as well a sneak peak of the "What Judgements Come" artwork.CONTINUE READING >>

March 26th

Star Trek’s Leonard Nimoy Is 80 Today. Happy Birthday To You, Sir! Live Long & Prosper!!

Star Trek’s Leonard Nimoy Is 80 Today. Happy Birthday To You, Sir! Live Long & Prosper!!

We’d like to wish Leonard Nimoy a VERY Happy Birthday today, on this, his 80th year!! Happy Birthday Leonard, you’ve entertained and enlightened us, and we thank you!

Leonard Nimoy has been in a ton of films and TV shows. Trust me; looking through his IMDB page almost gave my scroll finger carpal tunnel. Although he wrote and narrated one of my favorite documentary series of all time, “In Search Of”, the role that we all hold dearest to our hearts is that lovable Vulcan, Spock.

Here’s some of our favorite moments with Spock. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do.

It’s…CONTINUE READING >>

March 24th

Book Learnin' = Star Trek...who knew?

Book Learnin' = Star Trek...who knew?

Hey folks, there’s more Star Trek discussions to listen to live in Southern California. Prof. Daryl Frazetti has several new classes that you can attend and the next one up can be attended by anyone…you don’t even have to be a student.

Star Trek Day! in the Pop Culture Class March 28, 2011 in the Bell Tower rm2704. This is a one day event within the Pop Culture Class. Anyone can attend this day free of charge (not counting the parking which is $6 on campus). This particular day Larry Nemecek, Steve Wolcott, Eric Stillwell, and Roger Nygard (Director of Trekkies & Trekkies 2) will be in to discuss Star Trek fandom and much more.

Anthropology of Science Fiction Lecture Series, beginning June 18, 2011, 10AM – Noon, at the CSUCI Extended University CenterCONTINUE READING >>

March 23rd

Star Trek's Shatner, Frakes, Dorn, & Sirtis At Megacon In Orlando, FL. This Weekend

Star Trek's Shatner, Frakes, Dorn, & Sritis At Megacon In Orlando, FL.  This Weekend.

If you're in the Orlando, Florida area this weekend, here's your chance to see a Trek living legend and three of the Enterprise-D crew. Megacon is the place and Jonathan Frakes, Michael Dorn, & Marina Sirtis will be there March 25th through the 27th, with a special appearance by William Shatner on Saturday, March 26th. Also on hand all weekend is Robin Curtis, Savek from "Star Trek III: The Search for Spock". Here's something we forgot about until just now, Robin also played Tellera in the TNG episodes "Gambit PT I & II". The usual autographs and photo-ops will be available. Unfortunately, at the time of this writing, panel schedules and details aren't available. Be sure to check out the convention details and media guest info below.CONTINUE READING >>

March 22nd

Star Trek’s William Shatner Turns 80. Happy Birthday Mr. The Shat!!!

Star Trek’s William Shatner Turns 80. Happy Birthday Mr. The Shat!!!

We’d like to wish William Shatner a VERY Happy Birthday, today on his 80th birthday!! Happy Birthday Bill, thanks for all the fun and laughs over the years!

Unless you’ve been in Rura Penthe for the last 100 years you would know that William Shatner has done it all. From actor to director to producer to writer, he has worn just about every hat in Hollywood a person could wear. However, it’s his acting that most of us remember. During his galaxy-sized career he has portrayed such memorable characters as Denny Crane, The Big Giant Head, Bob Wilson, T.J. Hooker and none other than our venerable, lovable, unforgettable…Captain James Tiberius Kirk.CONTINUE READING >>

March 21st

Star Trek Enterprise's Scott Bakula On Trek Radio Saturday March 26th

Star Trek Enterprise's Scott Bakula On Trek Radio Saturday March 26th

So, okay, maybe we're not sharpest tools in the shed, but we just ran across a fantastic new (to us) podcast called Trek Radio. We say podcast, but it's actually a full-fledged internet radio station syndicating other Trek podcast, plus their own. Well, coming Saturday March 26th, Trek Radio is interviewing none other than Scott Bakula. That's right Enterprise fans, Captain Archer is going to rock out with his Spock out and talk nothing but Trek to the Trek Radio crew. This is something we're NOT going to miss and neither should you. Check out the details below.

Trek Radio is proud to announce a rare interview with Scott Bakula, the individual that took Star Trek from First Contact to the forming of the United Federation of Planets. As Captain of the lead exploration vessel the USS Enterprise, history was formed by the actions of the crew that really did take those first steps into where no one had gone before.CONTINUE READING >>

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