Archive - May 2011
Here we go again! STO players are now screaming from the top of their lungs: “We’re all gonna DIE!” Okay, so maybe not quite so melodramatic, but pretty darn close!
Remember last week I told you that Atari had decided to divest itself of Star Trek Online’s production company, Cryptic Studios? Yeah, I talked about the rumors flying around the forums and the podcasts and the blogs – all of which seemed to take a “wait and see” attitude, hoping that a company who actually might love STO and Cryptic’s other products would be their knight in shining armor.
There was conjecture about almost every company – Blizzard, CBS, Microsoft – we even thought that maybe King Abdullah of Jordan might be interested…
Boy were we wrong.CONTINUE READING >>
Marina Sirtis, Tim Russ, Robert Picardo, John DeLancie, Chase Masterson & More In City Of Industry June 11th
Here's an interesting event that was just brought to our attention by the show organizers. It's is called the Frank & Son Collectable show and on June 11th they will be hosting they're 2nd annual Star Trek Day featuring cast members & guest stars from every Trek series. It's not a convention per se, but more of a chance for fans to get autographs and photo-ops with their favorite stars. Also at the event, the Cinema Makeup School of Los Angeles will be on hand doing Star Trek/ Sci-Fi makeup effects on attendees. Cryptic Studios will be there as well, with PCs setup for you to try out "Star Trek Online", plus free trials of the game for the first 150 people in attendance.CONTINUE READING >>
Any Trek fan (Voyager fan, or not) can appreciate an Intrepid class shaped computer case. This scratch built computer mod is the brainchild of Cooler Master forum member ASPHIAX and serves as his entry in the Cooler Master 2011 Case Mod contest. Made from XPS foam, fiberglass, epoxy, epoxy clay and Depron foam, the entire project took over 5 months to complete and is chock-full of LEDs. CONTINUE READING >>
OK OK OK – it’s been awhile I admit. I’m not going to ramble on about my excuses for being so long, so I will just jump right into it!
Not a lot really happened with Star Trek Online between my last (first) post at Subspace Communique and last week.
We had a “Featured Episode Re-Run” – which was the players opportunity to grab a special reward that was offered during the episodes’ initial run and the C-Store was stocked with Oberth class ships and Section 31 uniforms … fun yes, but not something that warranted an article unto themselves.CONTINUE READING >>
Get your party hats on and head to Houston, cuz Comicpalooza is happening this weekend! You’ll get a chance to see, hear, and meet Marina Sirtis (Next Gen) and Tony Todd (Next Gen, DS9, Voy) over a fantabulous three day weekend.
In addition to the Trek representation they have a ton of other guests including; Edward James Olmos (Battlestar Galactica), Sean Maher (Firefly/Serenity), Meaghan Rath (Being Human), Sam Tramell (True Blood), and many many more. You say, “Who’s gonna be there?!” CONTINUE READING >>
If you aren’t familiar with Larry Nemecek, Memory Alpha describes him like this: Larry Wayne Nemecek is a noted Star Trek author, editor, archivist, consultant and producer. He is married to onetime script coordinator Janet Nemecek. A native Oklahoman, Nemecek began considering news and communications as a career in high school after being inspired by a teacher in his journalism class. He majored in theater at college with a journalism minor, and began writing about Star Trek because "all the Will Rogers and Sooners football books had been written."CONTINUE READING >>
We’re pleased to announce the tenth episode of our “Life After Trek” podcast, featuring Vaughn Armstrong. Many of you will remember Vaughn as Admiral Maxwell Forest from Star Trek: Enterprise, but Vaughn has also played countless characters throughout the Trek universe. From TNG to Voyager, Vaughn has played a myriad of Klingons, plus a Borg, Romulans, Cardassians, Hirogen, etc., etc. We had the pleasure of spending time with Vaughn at BayouCon this year and he was kind enough to sit down and tell us about his life after trek.CONTINUE READING >>
If you happen to be “across the pond” between now and September you will have the wonderful opportunity to see Sir Patrick Stewart perform at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, in a modern day production of “The Merchant of Venice”
The London Evening Standard describes the play thusly; Set in modern Las Vegas, it has the dash of Ocean's Eleven, the verve of Legally Blonde and a demented delightfulness all of its own. Yet it's still palpably Shakespeare's protean drama about racial intolerance and the dark side of capitalism.CONTINUE READING >>
And... I Guess we're going to Jordan. In a strange twist of events, CBS recently inked a deal with Rubicon Group Holding, a Amman-based developer who is set to build a $1 Billion Star Trek themed resort in the Southern Jordan city of Aqaba. As reported by the San Francisco Chronicle, The 184-acre Star-Trek themed entertainment resort is due to be built by 2014. Check out the article excerpt and links below.
Rubicon Group Holding, a Amman-based developer of animated content, signed today an agreement with Paramount Recreation and CBS Consumer Products to build a $1 billion Star Trek-themed resort in Jordan, Rubicon Chief Executive Officer Randa Ayoubi said.
The 184-acre Star-Trek themed entertainment resort is due to be built by 2014 in the Red Sea port city of Aqaba in southern Jordan, she said in an interview in Amman.
The master plan will be drawn up by the Seattle-based architecture and design company Callison, she said on the sidelines of a conference in Amman to encourage Jordanian-U.S. business partnerships.CONTINUE READING >>