Brent Spiner is set to return to The University of Houston's School of Theatre & Dance with alums Brett Cullen, Sally Mayes, Sharon Montgomery, Billy Stritch, and Robert Wuhl for a special performance. The group will star in Legacy: A Celebration of the UH School of Theatre & Dance on September 7 at the school's Lyndall Finley Wortham Theatre.
We're Trek fans... Duh, right? Well, we're also metal fans. So when I found this video showing Youtube user TheHumanTim playing metal versions of the TNG (ST:TMP) & TOS themes, I had to post them here. Tim plays lead & rhythm guitars, drums, & I assume bass (although it's not shown) for all of his videos. He's produced several over the last year covering the gambit of geek culture themes. From the Avengers to one of our other favorites Reading Rainbow, Tim throws the rock-hand to the sky and wails on his axe.
If there are few things in the world that live up to they hype built around them, Trek Nation has got to be one of the shinning examples. We've been writing about the the Roddenberry Entertainment documentary for years now and after seeing it in November of last year, it was definitely worth the wait. Now, you can check out the film twice at the biggest licensed Star Trek convention on the planet.
Current Star Trek comic book publisher IDW is set to launch a new hardcover book comprised of the late 70's & early 80's Star Trek newspaper comic strips. Launched in December 1979 and originally written and inked by Thomas Warkentin, the news paper strips ran for four years in newspapers across the country. Set during the Star Trek: The Motion Picture timeframe, readers could follow the Enterprise crew 7 days-a-week with a special color version released on Sundays.
Just in case you have your head in a hole in the ground, here’s some cool Trek news that’s all over the interwebs. It seems that William Shatner and Wil Wheaton are each narrating a short video for NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover that explains, in layman’s terms, the complex landing sequence in this new and exciting interplanetary mission.