The new phonebooks are here, the new phonebooks... uh, the new blu-rays are here. That's right kids, Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season One [Blu-ray] was dropped off at Mr. Hartoonian's gas station. We've been talking about TNG remastered for some time now, and the day has finally arrived. The new 6 disc set includes all 26 Season One episodes in full HD with DTS-HD Master 7.1 audio.
"Oh, the incredible skepticism" Jonathan Frakes Reflects On the Launch Of Star Trek: The Next Generation
It blows my mind to think that Star Trek: The Next Generation's pilot episode "Encounter at Farpoint" debuted nearly 25 years ago. I can vividly remember watching it Saturday night on a console TV in our game room. Everyone else in my family wanted to watch 227 or some other 80's sitcom abomination, so I was relegated to our old TV next to the ping pong table. I was fascinated by "Farpoint" and was quickly hooked on the new series. Sure, it was a little rough the first few seasons, but there were still gem episodes that captured my young imagination.
We've been following Dr. Steve Mann's wearable computing and augmediated reality work since the mid 90's. In fact, some say he's the father of the wearable computer. We'll all that street cred does little on the mean rues of Paris, France. Steve and his family recently went into a local Parisian MacDonald's for a royale with cheese (actually a ranch wrap) and allegedly got roughed up by Ronald and his staff. Is he still named Ronald in France? Anyway, if you're not familiar with Steve Mann's work, he's been wearing a computer vision system of some kind for past 34 years and originally created this technology, and the computer vision algorithms (e.g. HDR = High Dynamic Range), to help people see better.
As I'm sure many of you know, our friend and Trek historian, Larry Nemecek, is in mid-stream making his new documentary The Con of Wrath. Well, a little misfortune befell the "Wrath" crew while on a shoot in Houston. Larry and his team were busy gathering some fantastic footage from an Ultimate Fantasy survivor in the wee hours of the morning, and in between load up trips 15 feet from the front door, someone swiped a bag containing an integral part of the whole documentary process... the unique specialty camera lens that is the look and feel of the whole sha-bang! Not only does this shutter The Con of Wrath field shooting for the time being, but it also stunts the growth of several other indie projects. I'll let The Con of Wrath's director of photography Neal Hallford explain.
For those of you that got the chance to see Trek Nation again (or for the first time) at San Diego ComicCon, we're jealous. For everyone else, the Roddenberry Entertainment documentary is now available for digital download via iTunes, Vudu, XBOX Live, and YouTube. Rod Roddenberry made the announcement today via his Twitter account.
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Director Nicolas Meyer To Attend 30th Anniversary Screening In North Carolina
There's no doubt to us that Star Trek II is the finest of all Trek films. Sure, there can be debate about this subject, but TWOK is by far our favorite. Ricardo Montalban and his amazing mullet rocked the big screen 30 years ago this year, and to celebrate, Director Nicholas Meyer will be attending a special screening at the Modern Film Fest in Kannapolis, North Carolina. As Trek fans you all know that Nick also directed Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country and wrote a fantastic book called "The View From the Bridge: Memories of Star Trek and a Life in Hollywood" about his time in Trek and Hollywood as a whole.
It's a very special day... not Captain Picard day, but a special day none-the-less. It's actually the birthday of the man that gave Jean Luc Picard life. That's right kids, it's Patrick Stewart's birthday. "Old Baldy", as his TNG co-stars would lovingly call him, is turning 72 years-young today. We'd like to wish him a very happy birthday by sharing a few of the internet's finest videos. So, here's to Sir Captain Jean Patrick Luc Stewart Picard... may you live another 72 years.
"I want to be able to just do things that I love" Says Star Trek: The Next Generation's Michael Dorn
...and that's exactly what he's doing. Michael is playing Duke Frederick and Duke Senior in The Shakespeare Center's production of As You Like It in the Japanese Garden of the Veterans Administration West Los Angeles Healthcare Center through July 29. The cool part about the production is that it's in support of the local VA and involves many vets in the production. Active duty military and Veterans will also receive free admission to the play through its entire run.
I’ve never been so impressed with an artist’s skill before. Ok, ok…I had to squeeze that pun into the article somewhere, so I thought I’d give you a break and get it over with quickly.
Now, feast your peepers on the new line of posters we’re Bye Bye, Robot is launching today. It’s a brand new, fully licensed, series of Star Trek ships as shown through the artist Jeff Foster’s eyes. His style, being highly influenced by the Impressionists of the late 1800’s, brings this unique juxtaposition of past and future together. No longer is your fandom stuck in the game-room, these art pieces can bring your Star Trek collection straight into your living room. Their beautiful colors, delicate technique, and iconic imagery appeal to fans and art collectors alike.