March 25th, 2013
In a fit of "this is probably a bad idea, but we're going to spend the money anyway" the Internal Revenue Service created a poorly executed training video that parodies a certain scifi series that starts with the word "Star" and ends with "Trek". CBS News gained access to the video through the Freedom of Information Act after the IRS earlier refused to turn over a copy to the congressional committee that oversees tax issues: House Ways and Means.
Empire magazine just released photos of its May issue cover featuring Star Trek Into Darkness cast and crew. In a first ever three page fold-out cover, the magazine features the main crew of the J.J.-prise with Alice Eve, Benedict Cumberbatch, and the director himself parked in the captain's chair. The magazine will be available March 28th and will feature a full 75 pages about J.J. and his "Star" franchises. You can get your copy from newsstands everywhere, online, or via your mobile devices. Any news on Khan, Klingons, or Robocop? Not yet, but we'll keep you posted.
Here’s a fun project we know you’re going to like, a fan film about fan films…and so much more. Trekoff: The Motion Picture is a documentary, being made by the Trekoff Podcast, which is all about Star Trek fans who create more Trek culture (a concept we just happen to be familiar with, ourselves). These guys are interviewing, filming, and participating in Star Trek based podcasts, blogs, fan fiction, conventions, etc… all over the country.
We’re pleased to announce episode 24 of our “Life After Trek” podcast featuring Dan Madsen. Dan is know for forming the first official Star Trek fan club, creating Star Trek Communicator Magazine, and running the official Lucasfilm Fan Club for nearly 20 years, just to name a few. Being a longtime fan of Star Trek, beginning with TOS syndication in the 70s, Dan started his jaunt into the fan club scene with a small ad in Starlog Magazine in 1979. The fan club grew with leaps and bounds until 1982 when he was approached by Paramount to head the first officially licensed Star Trek fan club. Dan has been a major force in Trekdom for over 30 years and has continued his work today with the extremely popular Her Universe clothing and collectibles company.
Since Star Trek Into Darkness isn’t out yet, and we know you’re jonesin’ for some cast interaction something fierce, here’s one you might like. It’s been reported that Sulu … er, uh… John Cho, will be guest starring in Sleepy Hollow, Fox’s new supernatural crime drama based on The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow.
Ever want to be in the collective? Weird question, right? Cybernetic implants, a hive mind, no individuality, what's not to like? Well here's your chance to do the next best thing. To celebrate the launch of Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season Three [Blu-ray] and the special "Best of Both Worlds" theater event, CBS just released its "Be a Borg" app on Facebook.
Note from Captain Pyke: Thanks to Aaron from the Starfleet Escape Podcast for sending along the new episode info and show primer. It's a show we dig and know you will too. Follow these guys on twitter @SFEscapePod
The Starfleet Escape PodCast started out in August of 2012 on the Four Eyed Radio Network. Every other week three Star Trek fans get together and discuss various topics in the Star Trek universe.
Hi-ya folks. Gather up around the fireplace and I’ll tell you a story about a young augment, tyranny and the repercussions from a giant ego through space and time. No I’m not talking about Lady Gaga; I’m talking about Khan, of course.
You may have heard of that little event in our neck of the woods called SXSW. Well, it seems Google Search Chief, Amit Singhal, has a vision for the future of search that he says will be much like the computer from Star Trek.
“You can walk up to a computer and say, hey, computer," Says Singhal.