We love Worf. Come on, who doesn’t? So it was a pleasure for us when we stumbled upon a recent LA Times interview with his human counterpart, Michael Dorn. They decided to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation by getting to know the man behind the mask. They discuss everything from the obvious makeup issues that he had to deal with all the way to his thoughts about the choice for TNG to have a very different kind of captain than Kirk.
After a brief break, William "The Shat" Shatner is back as the official spokesman for Priceline. Billed (no pun intended) as The Negotiator, Shatner is seen on a beach holding a surfboard and looking longingly out to sea in the new commercial. "You've been pretty busy for a dead man" says his TV spot co-star, with Bill finally running to the ocean with a quick "Sayonara, bra" shouted at the end.
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.