Archive - 2012
Remember how I said I didn't like spoilers... oh well. Paramount just released the synopsis for the upcoming J.J. Abrams helmed Trek sequel Star Trek: Into Darkness. From what I've read, it sounds like Benedict Cumberbatch IS NOT playing Landru, NOR The Horta, NOR The Doomsday Machine. Yeah, yeah, bad grammar... No, in fact it sounds more like Gary Mitchell. You be the judge.
Subspace Communique’s sister site, Bye Bye, Robot announces FREE SHIPPING on orders of 2 or more posters. In honor of Cyber Monday this sale starts NOW (noon Sunday the 25th), and runs through Monday. Act fast to take advantage of the free shipping.
With much fanfaire, and maybe a little help from our Tim Russ interview, Star Trek: Renegades has met it's initial $200,000 goal on Kickstarter and is shooting for stretch funding of $250,000. Even if the new goal isn't met, the new fan film is funded and with that good news we learn that new stars have been added to the already full roster.
Our good friend and Star Trek author Larry Nemecek is holding his first contest giveaway over at his site Treklandblog.com. If you haven't checked out Trekland... stop what you're doing and head over there now. It's full of behind the scenes info for our favorite scifi series, plus Trek happenings from all around the country and the globe. Not only that, but now you can get a chance to win tickets to the upcoming TNG season 2 screening. All you have to do is live in or be near Boston, New York City, Orlando, Chicago, or Seattle, answer the Trekland trivia question, and follow the entry steps below.
Do it quick, the contest ends 6 p.m Eastern Time/ 3 p.m. Pacific on Sunday, Nov. 25!
We’re pleased to announce episode 22 of our “Life After Trek” podcast, featuring Robert O'Reilly & J.G. Hertzler. Many of you know them as Chancellor Gowron and General / Chancellor Martok. We would like to give a special thanks to the fine folks at Starbase Indy for hooking us up with this fantastic interview. If you're in the Indianapolis area, be sure to stop by this coming Thanksgiving weekend (November 23-25, 2012) and enjoy this fantastic fan run con. Both Bob & J.G. will be on hand in full Klingon regalia for a special panel, plus other (non-forhead ridged) events for the full run of the convention.
By now, many of you have heard of the new Tim Russ helmed Trek project Star Trek: Renegades. If not, it's a brand new film brought to you by the same folks responsible for Star Trek: Of God's and Men that needs your help via Kickstarter. The new project features many Trek alumns including: Tim Russ reprising his role as Tuvok & directing the feature, Garrett Wang, Gary Graham, Ethan Phillips, Robert Picardo, and Life After Trek-kers Manu Intiraymi & Walter Koenig. The story of Renegades takes place several years after Voyager's return home and delves into the dark side of the human psyche, pushing the characters to their limits, and forcing them to carry out actions that they never would have as Starfleet officers
The full bore press frenzy has yet to start for J.J. Abrams's Star Trek Into Darkness, but we are starting to see an upswing in news. It seems that not only will the film's first theatrical trailer debut December 14th with The Hobbit, but the first nine minutes of the film will be shown at IMAX theaters. I gotta say, I don't think we'll be going to see the short preview. I'm one of those guys that doesn't enjoy spoilers... of course they're hard to escape when you run a Trek site. I've tried my best to avoid news for films like The Dark Knight Rises and Skyfall and have been mildly successful, with Into Darkness though, it will definitely prove to be more difficult.
Ok, so I would have translated that whole title into Klingon, but my language skills suck so bad that I’m pretty sure a targ could write Klingon better than I. Anyway…how cool is it that we’re one step closer to a real universal translator? And this step…is a doozy.
Microsoft recently showed off new technology that, not only translates your spoken word into another language in real time, but also makes the voice of the translated version sound very much like the actual speaker’s voice.
One of our favorite fan run conventions is close at hand... Starbase Indy, in Indianapolis, is launching it's 17th mission over Thanksgiving weekend. Not only will you be able to see J.G. Hertzler and Robert O'Reilly as Martok & Gowron, but Nicole de Boer (Ezri Dax) will also be on hand. Not to mention our good friend Larry Nemecek and artist David Reddick will also be in attendance. We had the pleasure of covering Starbase Indy in 2010 and had an absolute blast meeting new friends and getting to hang out with Life After Trekker Manu Intiraymi.