Star Trek Latest News http://startrek.com Star Trek Latest News Sat, 28 May 2016 11:00:00 -0700 info@startrek.com (Star Trek Team) en <![CDATA[TAS Concept Art from Roddenberry Vault ]]> http://www.startrek.com/article/tas-concept-art-from-roddenberry-vault

And the latest photos from the 366 Project at the Roddenberry Vault are devoted to Star Trek: The Animated Series. They're an array of TAS concept art designs depicting characters and ships. The 366 Project at the Roddenberry Vault is a Facebook page on which Roddenberry.com posts a photo a day in order to celebrate Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry and the 50th anniversary of his enduring creation. As fans know, Roddenberry's son, Eugene "Rod" Roddenberry, who will serve as an executive producer on the new Star Trek television series, heads up Roddenberry.com.

1. TAS Character Concept

2. Contact sheet for Assignment: Earth Robert Lansing as Gary Seven and Teri Garr as Roberta Lincoln

3. EXT TAS Shuttle Concept

4. TAS Ext Enterprise Concept w/ Notes

5. Kirk Concept Art

6. Klingon Bird of Prey Concept

7. Spock Concept Designs

8. Letter from D.C. Fontana to the Los Angeles Times regarding the tone of the upcoming Star Trek Animated Series

9. TAS Enterprise Concept Scale 3

10. TAS Ship Concept

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And the latest photos from the 366 Project at the Roddenberry Vault are devoted to Star Trek: The Animated Series. They're an array of TAS concept art designs depicting characters and ships. The 366 Project at the Roddenberry Vault is a Facebook page on which Roddenberry.com posts a photo a day in order to celebrate Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry and the 50th anniversary of his enduring creation. As fans know, Roddenberry's son, Eugene "Rod" Roddenberry, who will serve as an executive producer on the new Star Trek television series, heads up Roddenberry.com.

1. TAS Character Concept

2. Contact sheet for Assignment: Earth Robert Lansing as Gary Seven and Teri Garr as Roberta Lincoln

3. EXT TAS Shuttle Concept

4. TAS Ext Enterprise Concept w/ Notes

5. Kirk Concept Art

6. Klingon Bird of Prey Concept

7. Spock Concept Designs

8. Letter from D.C. Fontana to the Los Angeles Times regarding the tone of the upcoming Star Trek Animated Series

9. TAS Enterprise Concept Scale 3

10. TAS Ship Concept

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tas-concept-art-from-roddenberry-vault Sat, 28 May 2016 11:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Trek Mag #57 Features Pegg/Jung, Sirits, Picardo Interviews & More]]> http://www.startrek.com/article/trek-mag-57-features-pegg-jung-sirits-picardo-interviews-more

Star Trek Magazine Issue #57 is in stores now, and here are 10 features to look out for...
STAR TREK BEYOND EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW
Get a head start on this summer’s biggest sci-fi blockbuster with writers Simon Pegg (yes, that one) and Doug Jung, as they lift the lid on the hotly anticipated Star Trek sequel.

HEALTH CHECK
Suffering from space-sickness, or is it just the wait for the new Star Trek movie and TV series that’s getting to you? Issue 57 of The Official Star Trek Magazine will set you right, with its focus on Starfleet’s finest medics.

PLEASE STATE THE NATURE OF YOUR MEDICAL EMERGENCY
Everybody’s favorite Emergency Medical Hologram, Robert Picardo, proves he’s not any old Joe, and talks candidly about his time as Voyager’s irascible medic.

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT... KOR, KOLOTH AND KANG
Once again we’ve locked our panel of Star Trek superfans in secret holding cells across the Gamma Quadrant, until they’ve started talking – and this time it’s about the three classic Klingons that came back for more.

TIME’S ARROW
Medic meets medic meets hologram, in “Doctor Bashir, I Presume?” What could make a better DS9 episode than Julian Bashir meeting the EMH? A dash of genetic engineering and a double dose of Robert Picardo, as both the EMH and its creator, that’s what.

THIS SIDE OF PARADISE
Will humanity survive long enough to achieve Roddenberry’s future utopia? We take a look at the grim likelihood that it’s going to take a near extinction disaster to put humanity on the right track.

SHE FEELS GREAT… PAIN!
Empathically speaking, Deanna Troi’s skills as a counselor were kinda limited to a sympathetic nod, and a tendency to describe the obvious. Marina Sirtis, on the other hand, is a force of nature – and she gives a great interview. We caught up with her to find out what she really thought of that cake.

MAKING SPACE MUSIC
Ding… dong… dang… dong… Pah pah PAH, da da da da DAAAAHH. OK, so that may not be official music notation, but you recognized Alexander Courage’s immortal Star Trek theme straight away. This issue we explore the history and importance of music in every version of Star Trek.

RECRUITMENT DRIVE
You know how it is. Temporal incursions by an alien intelligence from an alternate universe have been making your day job a real misery. Join Captain Ben Walker as he considers which 23rd Century captain would make for a perfect Temporal Agent, in exclusive original fiction from the creators of Star Trek Online.

STAR TREK TIMELINES
Fancy building the prefect starship crew, and pitting them against an army of Star Trek bad guys? Game developers Disruptor Beam reveal how they crafted the addictive Star Trek mobile gaming app that you can’t put down.

Plus, Star Trek Magazine has the latest Star Trek news, reviews and regular features that make the future a place to look forward to.

Subscribe to Star Trek Magazine and save up to 20% on the cover price. Get the next 4 issues for only $31.99, saving you $8. To subscribe, visit www.TITANMAGAZINES.COM.

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Star Trek Magazine Issue #57 is in stores now, and here are 10 features to look out for...
STAR TREK BEYOND EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW
Get a head start on this summer’s biggest sci-fi blockbuster with writers Simon Pegg (yes, that one) and Doug Jung, as they lift the lid on the hotly anticipated Star Trek sequel.

HEALTH CHECK
Suffering from space-sickness, or is it just the wait for the new Star Trek movie and TV series that’s getting to you? Issue 57 of The Official Star Trek Magazine will set you right, with its focus on Starfleet’s finest medics.

PLEASE STATE THE NATURE OF YOUR MEDICAL EMERGENCY
Everybody’s favorite Emergency Medical Hologram, Robert Picardo, proves he’s not any old Joe, and talks candidly about his time as Voyager’s irascible medic.

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT... KOR, KOLOTH AND KANG
Once again we’ve locked our panel of Star Trek superfans in secret holding cells across the Gamma Quadrant, until they’ve started talking – and this time it’s about the three classic Klingons that came back for more.

TIME’S ARROW
Medic meets medic meets hologram, in “Doctor Bashir, I Presume?” What could make a better DS9 episode than Julian Bashir meeting the EMH? A dash of genetic engineering and a double dose of Robert Picardo, as both the EMH and its creator, that’s what.

THIS SIDE OF PARADISE
Will humanity survive long enough to achieve Roddenberry’s future utopia? We take a look at the grim likelihood that it’s going to take a near extinction disaster to put humanity on the right track.

SHE FEELS GREAT… PAIN!
Empathically speaking, Deanna Troi’s skills as a counselor were kinda limited to a sympathetic nod, and a tendency to describe the obvious. Marina Sirtis, on the other hand, is a force of nature – and she gives a great interview. We caught up with her to find out what she really thought of that cake.

MAKING SPACE MUSIC
Ding… dong… dang… dong… Pah pah PAH, da da da da DAAAAHH. OK, so that may not be official music notation, but you recognized Alexander Courage’s immortal Star Trek theme straight away. This issue we explore the history and importance of music in every version of Star Trek.

RECRUITMENT DRIVE
You know how it is. Temporal incursions by an alien intelligence from an alternate universe have been making your day job a real misery. Join Captain Ben Walker as he considers which 23rd Century captain would make for a perfect Temporal Agent, in exclusive original fiction from the creators of Star Trek Online.

STAR TREK TIMELINES
Fancy building the prefect starship crew, and pitting them against an army of Star Trek bad guys? Game developers Disruptor Beam reveal how they crafted the addictive Star Trek mobile gaming app that you can’t put down.

Plus, Star Trek Magazine has the latest Star Trek news, reviews and regular features that make the future a place to look forward to.

Subscribe to Star Trek Magazine and save up to 20% on the cover price. Get the next 4 issues for only $31.99, saving you $8. To subscribe, visit www.TITANMAGAZINES.COM.

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trek-mag-57-features-pegg-jung-sirits-picardo-interviews-more Sat, 28 May 2016 06:48:01 -0700
<![CDATA[Bakula & More Added to Trek Las Vegas]]> http://www.startrek.com/article/bakula-more-added-to-trek-las-vegas

Creation Entertainment is aiming to lock in 100 celebrity guests for the upcoming Star Trek Las Vegas convention, and they've just revealed the latest batch of stars, bringing the total to 90. Star Trek Las Vegas will be held at the Rio Suites Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas from August 3-7.

Here are the new additions:

Scott Bakula

John Billingsley

Go to www.Creationent.com for additional details. 

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Creation Entertainment is aiming to lock in 100 celebrity guests for the upcoming Star Trek Las Vegas convention, and they've just revealed the latest batch of stars, bringing the total to 90. Star Trek Las Vegas will be held at the Rio Suites Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas from August 3-7.

Here are the new additions:

Scott Bakula

John Billingsley

Go to www.Creationent.com for additional details. 

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bakula-more-added-to-trek-las-vegas Fri, 27 May 2016 13:41:37 -0700
<![CDATA[Remembering Voyager Guest Star Angela Paton, 1930-2016]]> http://www.startrek.com/article/remembering-voyager-guest-star-angela-paton-1930-2016

StarTrek.com is saddened to report the passing of Star Trek: Voyager guest star Angela Paton, who died on May 26, 2016 at the age of 86. A versatile character actor, Paton played Aunt Adah in "Caretaker," the Voyager pilot, but was best known for her role as the wonderfully sweet, patient and accommodating Mrs. Lancaster, the innkeeper at the Punxsutawney bed and breakfast Phil Connors (Bill Murray) stayed in Groundhog Day.
Paton's nephew confirmed the news to the Associated Press. Paton died in Oakland, California, where she was in hospice care following a recent heart attack. Her career spanned more than 40 years, and, after starting out on the stage, she amassed film and television credits that, in addition to Voyager and Groundhog Day, included Dirty Harry, Falcon Crest, Flatliners, Quantum Leap, ER, Lolita, The Wedding Singer, Boston Public, The X-Files, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Red Eye and Medium. One of her other best-known roles was that of Grandma to Jason Biggs' character in American Wedding. Her most recent stage appearance was in 2012, in the Broadway production of Harvey.
Please join StarTrek.com in offering our condolences to Paton's family, friends, colleagues and fans.

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StarTrek.com is saddened to report the passing of Star Trek: Voyager guest star Angela Paton, who died on May 26, 2016 at the age of 86. A versatile character actor, Paton played Aunt Adah in "Caretaker," the Voyager pilot, but was best known for her role as the wonderfully sweet, patient and accommodating Mrs. Lancaster, the innkeeper at the Punxsutawney bed and breakfast Phil Connors (Bill Murray) stayed in Groundhog Day.
Paton's nephew confirmed the news to the Associated Press. Paton died in Oakland, California, where she was in hospice care following a recent heart attack. Her career spanned more than 40 years, and, after starting out on the stage, she amassed film and television credits that, in addition to Voyager and Groundhog Day, included Dirty Harry, Falcon Crest, Flatliners, Quantum Leap, ER, Lolita, The Wedding Singer, Boston Public, The X-Files, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Red Eye and Medium. One of her other best-known roles was that of Grandma to Jason Biggs' character in American Wedding. Her most recent stage appearance was in 2012, in the Broadway production of Harvey.
Please join StarTrek.com in offering our condolences to Paton's family, friends, colleagues and fans.

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remembering-voyager-guest-star-angela-paton-1930-2016 Fri, 27 May 2016 08:44:29 -0700
<![CDATA[Tangled Webs ]]> http://www.startrek.com/article/tangled-webs

In 2268, the Defiant responded to a distress call in the unexplored Tholian Sector. The crew of the Enterprise discovered the ship adrift three weeks later, caught in a phenomenon known as interphase. A boarding party discovered signs of insanity and mutiny.. The question they now faced was "What happened?"
Star Trek Online's "Tangled Webs” takes 23rd century Starfleet officers to the unexplored Tholian Sector to discover these answers. This is the fourth episode available to temporal agents after the tutorial’s conclusion. Creating a temporal agent will unlock special benefits for that character. Prior to the launch of our latest expansion Agents of Yesterday, Gold and Lifetime players will have access to this mission on Tribble. Once Agents of Yesterday launches, it will be available to all players.

You can easily access this mission by creating a new “Starfleet” character from the character creation screen. Look for future updates on new missions as the launch day approaches, and we’ll see you in-game for the release of Agents of Yesterday.

For more Star Trek Online news, follow us on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

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In 2268, the Defiant responded to a distress call in the unexplored Tholian Sector. The crew of the Enterprise discovered the ship adrift three weeks later, caught in a phenomenon known as interphase. A boarding party discovered signs of insanity and mutiny.. The question they now faced was "What happened?"
Star Trek Online's "Tangled Webs” takes 23rd century Starfleet officers to the unexplored Tholian Sector to discover these answers. This is the fourth episode available to temporal agents after the tutorial’s conclusion. Creating a temporal agent will unlock special benefits for that character. Prior to the launch of our latest expansion Agents of Yesterday, Gold and Lifetime players will have access to this mission on Tribble. Once Agents of Yesterday launches, it will be available to all players.

You can easily access this mission by creating a new “Starfleet” character from the character creation screen. Look for future updates on new missions as the launch day approaches, and we’ll see you in-game for the release of Agents of Yesterday.

For more Star Trek Online news, follow us on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

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tangled-webs Fri, 27 May 2016 05:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[The Borg Return to Attack Wing]]> http://www.startrek.com/article/the-borg-return-to-attack-wing

“The Borg are the ultimate user. They’re unlike any threat your Federation has ever faced. They’re not interested in political conquest, wealth, or power as you know it. They’re simply interested in your ship, its technology, They’ve identified it as something they can consume.” – Q  Star Trek: The Next Generation, “Q Who

This June, WizKids/NECA will release the Star Trek: Attack Wing - Borg Cube with Sphere Port Premium Figure bringing the Borg back to Star Trek: Attack Wing in a new and exciting way.

The Borg Cube is one of the most formidable technologies known to the Federation. Its lack of identifiable function spaces, such as a bridge, engineering, or personal quarter, reveals the hive-like Borg collective consciousness and its drones. It not only carries “smart” weaponry that adapts, but it also can analyze an opponent’s weapons systems and adapt defenses within seconds.

On 2373 a cube tried to conquer Earth by altering the timeline, but was destroyed with concentrated weapons fire by a Starfleet Armada. It ejected a smaller, spherical ship, a Borg Sphere, which created a time vortex that allowed the sphere to travel back in time in an effort to stop humanity’s first contact with an alien species.

Attack Wing players will recognize the look of the massive Borg Cube Premium Figure, but this new version contains a surprise. Inside the Borg Cube lies a spherical port that is home to the Sphere 936. Just like in the movie “First Contact”, the Borg Sphere can detach from the Borg Cube and join in the battle or it can be played separately as its own ship. Additionally, there is a brand new “First Contact” Scenario that allows up to five players to play cooperatively and take on the Borg threat. Check WizKids.com/AttackWing for details about the all new scenario play included with the Borg Cube.
 
The Borg Cube with Sphere Port Premium Figure includes 46 cards, 47 tokens, 2 maneuver dials, 1 Shield Tracker, 1 Hull Tracker and an instruction sheet. Looking at these ships in more detail, the Borg Cube can be played in many ways, either as Cube 384, a generic Borg Starship, or as part of the “First Contact” Scenario. Also, the included Sphere 936 can be played as itself, a generic Borg Sphere, or as a Borg Support Vehicle for Cube 384.

Cube 384 gains one extra Shield and one extra Borg Upgrade slot compared to the generic Borg Cube. The newly balanced point value gives you all the power you would expect from the Borg at a more playable cost, including a 6 Primary Weapon Value, Zero Agility, 10 Hull and 10 Shields all for 52 SP. The special ability for Cube 384 prevents your shields from being affected by Upgrades from an opponent’s fleet.
Sphere 936 will seem familiar to previous versions of the Borg Sphere with identical stats and point values. This new named version of the Borg Sphere allows you to equip 1 upgrade (of your choice) at -2 SP to this ship and you may use a 1[straight], 2 [straight], or 3 [straight] Maneuver Templates to place it in the play area when it becomes Active as a support ship.
The new Borg Cube with Sphere Port Premium Figure adds a new play mechanic to Star Trek: Attack Wing, and that is the concept of “support ships.” A ship with a Borg Support Vehicle Token (BSVT) assigned to it is considered to be a “support ship.” The support ship may be any ship with a Hull Value of 7 or less. During Set Up, the cost of this ship is -10 SP (-15 SP if it is a Borg Sphere). This ship must be assigned a Captain and may be equipped with any Upgrades as normal.

The support ship is considered to be “deployed” to the Borg Cube and follows these special rules:

1)    The support ship remains out of the play area and cannot affect the play area or be affected by anything in the play area in any way (movement, attacks, text abilities, etc.) until it becomes Active (i.e. is placed in the play area).

2)    The support ship is made Active in one of two ways:

a)    It immediately becomes Active if the Borg Cube to which it is deployed is destroyed, OR

b)    During the Activation Phase, if all of the Borg Cube’s shields are destroyed, it may use the Action listed on the Borg Support Vehicle Dock Upgrade.
          
Borg Support Vehicle Dock is a 0 SP cost Borg Upgrade that can only be purchased for a Borg Cube. At the start of the game, place a Borg Support Vehicle Token (BSVT) on one ship in your fleet. As an action, if all your ship’s shields have been destroyed, you may discard this card and spend 1 Drone Token to make your support ship Active. If you do, place an Auxiliary Power Token beside your ship; your ship cannot attack this round.
The Borg Queen returns as Captain of Cube 384. At the start of the game, place 6 Drone Tokens on this card. As an action, the Borg Queen can target a ship at Range 1, spend 2 Drone Tokens to disable 1 Crew Upgrade on the target ship (your choice) and steal the upgrade even if it exceeds your ship’s restrictions.
Tactical Drone is the Captain for the Sphere 936. At the start of the game, place 4 Drone Tokens on this card. As an action, Tactical Drone can spend 2 Drone Tokens to target a ship at Range 1-2. Discard 1 Evade, 1 Scan, or 1 Battle Stations Token from beside that ship and place a Scan Token beside your ship.
I Am the Borg is an Elite Talent Upgrade that allows you to discard this card in order to perform this action. All friendly ships within Range 1-2 of your ship gain +1 attack die this round when attacking. This Upgrade may only be assigned to the Borg Queen.
Temporal Vortex is a Tech Upgrade that allows you, while defending, to discard this card and spend 3 Drone Tokens to force the attacking ship to redo its attack. All of the dice (attack and defense) are rolled again. All cards and tokens that were used in the original attack remain used and cannot be used in the second attack. This Upgrade can only be purchased for a Borg Ship.

If you are looking for a true challenge the Star Trek: First Contact Scenario is a fun new way for 1-5 players to face off against the Borg. Basically, the Borg Cube attacks autonomously and fights the players using a deck of Borg Attack Cards to determine how the Cube will Attack. Each turn the players are dealt a Battle Objective Card which can grant them a strategic advantage if completed or force them to face the repercussions if they fail. Find out more about how the scenario works on WizKids.com/AttackWing.

Whether using Cube 384 and Sphere 936 as a part of your daunting fleet or teaming up with some friends to battle against the Borg menace in the Star Trek: First Contact Scenario, the Borg Cube with Sphere Port Premium Figure is sure to make opposing ships turn tail with its frightening dimensions and supreme power. You can find the Borg Cube with Sphere Port Premium Figure at your friendly local gaming store in June.

Visit WizKids/NECA at WizKids.com/AttackWing for additional information about Star Trek: Attack Wing and visit the WizKids Info Network to search for Organized Play events in your local area.

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“The Borg are the ultimate user. They’re unlike any threat your Federation has ever faced. They’re not interested in political conquest, wealth, or power as you know it. They’re simply interested in your ship, its technology, They’ve identified it as something they can consume.” – Q  Star Trek: The Next Generation, “Q Who

This June, WizKids/NECA will release the Star Trek: Attack Wing - Borg Cube with Sphere Port Premium Figure bringing the Borg back to Star Trek: Attack Wing in a new and exciting way.

The Borg Cube is one of the most formidable technologies known to the Federation. Its lack of identifiable function spaces, such as a bridge, engineering, or personal quarter, reveals the hive-like Borg collective consciousness and its drones. It not only carries “smart” weaponry that adapts, but it also can analyze an opponent’s weapons systems and adapt defenses within seconds.

On 2373 a cube tried to conquer Earth by altering the timeline, but was destroyed with concentrated weapons fire by a Starfleet Armada. It ejected a smaller, spherical ship, a Borg Sphere, which created a time vortex that allowed the sphere to travel back in time in an effort to stop humanity’s first contact with an alien species.

Attack Wing players will recognize the look of the massive Borg Cube Premium Figure, but this new version contains a surprise. Inside the Borg Cube lies a spherical port that is home to the Sphere 936. Just like in the movie “First Contact”, the Borg Sphere can detach from the Borg Cube and join in the battle or it can be played separately as its own ship. Additionally, there is a brand new “First Contact” Scenario that allows up to five players to play cooperatively and take on the Borg threat. Check WizKids.com/AttackWing for details about the all new scenario play included with the Borg Cube.
 
The Borg Cube with Sphere Port Premium Figure includes 46 cards, 47 tokens, 2 maneuver dials, 1 Shield Tracker, 1 Hull Tracker and an instruction sheet. Looking at these ships in more detail, the Borg Cube can be played in many ways, either as Cube 384, a generic Borg Starship, or as part of the “First Contact” Scenario. Also, the included Sphere 936 can be played as itself, a generic Borg Sphere, or as a Borg Support Vehicle for Cube 384.

Cube 384 gains one extra Shield and one extra Borg Upgrade slot compared to the generic Borg Cube. The newly balanced point value gives you all the power you would expect from the Borg at a more playable cost, including a 6 Primary Weapon Value, Zero Agility, 10 Hull and 10 Shields all for 52 SP. The special ability for Cube 384 prevents your shields from being affected by Upgrades from an opponent’s fleet.
Sphere 936 will seem familiar to previous versions of the Borg Sphere with identical stats and point values. This new named version of the Borg Sphere allows you to equip 1 upgrade (of your choice) at -2 SP to this ship and you may use a 1[straight], 2 [straight], or 3 [straight] Maneuver Templates to place it in the play area when it becomes Active as a support ship.
The new Borg Cube with Sphere Port Premium Figure adds a new play mechanic to Star Trek: Attack Wing, and that is the concept of “support ships.” A ship with a Borg Support Vehicle Token (BSVT) assigned to it is considered to be a “support ship.” The support ship may be any ship with a Hull Value of 7 or less. During Set Up, the cost of this ship is -10 SP (-15 SP if it is a Borg Sphere). This ship must be assigned a Captain and may be equipped with any Upgrades as normal.

The support ship is considered to be “deployed” to the Borg Cube and follows these special rules:

1)    The support ship remains out of the play area and cannot affect the play area or be affected by anything in the play area in any way (movement, attacks, text abilities, etc.) until it becomes Active (i.e. is placed in the play area).

2)    The support ship is made Active in one of two ways:

a)    It immediately becomes Active if the Borg Cube to which it is deployed is destroyed, OR

b)    During the Activation Phase, if all of the Borg Cube’s shields are destroyed, it may use the Action listed on the Borg Support Vehicle Dock Upgrade.
          
Borg Support Vehicle Dock is a 0 SP cost Borg Upgrade that can only be purchased for a Borg Cube. At the start of the game, place a Borg Support Vehicle Token (BSVT) on one ship in your fleet. As an action, if all your ship’s shields have been destroyed, you may discard this card and spend 1 Drone Token to make your support ship Active. If you do, place an Auxiliary Power Token beside your ship; your ship cannot attack this round.
The Borg Queen returns as Captain of Cube 384. At the start of the game, place 6 Drone Tokens on this card. As an action, the Borg Queen can target a ship at Range 1, spend 2 Drone Tokens to disable 1 Crew Upgrade on the target ship (your choice) and steal the upgrade even if it exceeds your ship’s restrictions.
Tactical Drone is the Captain for the Sphere 936. At the start of the game, place 4 Drone Tokens on this card. As an action, Tactical Drone can spend 2 Drone Tokens to target a ship at Range 1-2. Discard 1 Evade, 1 Scan, or 1 Battle Stations Token from beside that ship and place a Scan Token beside your ship.
I Am the Borg is an Elite Talent Upgrade that allows you to discard this card in order to perform this action. All friendly ships within Range 1-2 of your ship gain +1 attack die this round when attacking. This Upgrade may only be assigned to the Borg Queen.
Temporal Vortex is a Tech Upgrade that allows you, while defending, to discard this card and spend 3 Drone Tokens to force the attacking ship to redo its attack. All of the dice (attack and defense) are rolled again. All cards and tokens that were used in the original attack remain used and cannot be used in the second attack. This Upgrade can only be purchased for a Borg Ship.

If you are looking for a true challenge the Star Trek: First Contact Scenario is a fun new way for 1-5 players to face off against the Borg. Basically, the Borg Cube attacks autonomously and fights the players using a deck of Borg Attack Cards to determine how the Cube will Attack. Each turn the players are dealt a Battle Objective Card which can grant them a strategic advantage if completed or force them to face the repercussions if they fail. Find out more about how the scenario works on WizKids.com/AttackWing.

Whether using Cube 384 and Sphere 936 as a part of your daunting fleet or teaming up with some friends to battle against the Borg menace in the Star Trek: First Contact Scenario, the Borg Cube with Sphere Port Premium Figure is sure to make opposing ships turn tail with its frightening dimensions and supreme power. You can find the Borg Cube with Sphere Port Premium Figure at your friendly local gaming store in June.

Visit WizKids/NECA at WizKids.com/AttackWing for additional information about Star Trek: Attack Wing and visit the WizKids Info Network to search for Organized Play events in your local area.

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the-borg-return-to-attack-wing Thu, 26 May 2016 11:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Spock and Chekov Beyond Posters Unveiled]]> http://www.startrek.com/article/spock-and-chekov-beyond-posters-unveiled

Zachary Quinto's Spock and Anton Yelchin's Chekov are the latest characters to get the Star Trek Beyond poster treatment. StarTrek.com has images of the new posters, released by Paramount Pictures. Check them out below.

Star Trek Beyond will open on July 22.

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Zachary Quinto's Spock and Anton Yelchin's Chekov are the latest characters to get the Star Trek Beyond poster treatment. StarTrek.com has images of the new posters, released by Paramount Pictures. Check them out below.

Star Trek Beyond will open on July 22.

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spock-and-chekov-beyond-posters-unveiled Thu, 26 May 2016 08:09:28 -0700
<![CDATA[The Exhibition Heading to Blackpool, UK ]]> http://www.startrek.com/article/the-exhibition-heading-to-blackpool-uk

Star Trek: The Exhibition will beam in to Blackpool, the UK’s biggest family resort, located on the Golden Mile, starting on June 30. Designed by the stage designer Andrew Edwards, The Exhibition will be an experience for fans and families to visit, as it takes audiences on a journey through Star Trek's 50-year history with original props, costumes, scripts and photographs that have never previously been seen in Europe, many from private collectors, as well as the opportunity to step aboard a spectacular recreation of the iconic bridge from The Original Series.
The Exhibition will be open daily throughout the year. And, on Friday, September 2, Blackpool’s famed Illuminations will celebrate Star Trek by showcasing a new light feature on the Golden Mile, which will be seen from many miles into space.

Cllr Gillian Campbell, Deputy Leader of Blackpool Council, said: “I am delighted that Blackpool’s Promenade has been chosen as the location for this new attraction. Star Trek is hugely popular around the world so I am sure this exhibition will be prove a big hit with visitors to the resort."

Tickets are on sale now at Ticketmaster

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Star Trek: The Exhibition will beam in to Blackpool, the UK’s biggest family resort, located on the Golden Mile, starting on June 30. Designed by the stage designer Andrew Edwards, The Exhibition will be an experience for fans and families to visit, as it takes audiences on a journey through Star Trek's 50-year history with original props, costumes, scripts and photographs that have never previously been seen in Europe, many from private collectors, as well as the opportunity to step aboard a spectacular recreation of the iconic bridge from The Original Series.
The Exhibition will be open daily throughout the year. And, on Friday, September 2, Blackpool’s famed Illuminations will celebrate Star Trek by showcasing a new light feature on the Golden Mile, which will be seen from many miles into space.

Cllr Gillian Campbell, Deputy Leader of Blackpool Council, said: “I am delighted that Blackpool’s Promenade has been chosen as the location for this new attraction. Star Trek is hugely popular around the world so I am sure this exhibition will be prove a big hit with visitors to the resort."

Tickets are on sale now at Ticketmaster

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the-exhibition-heading-to-blackpool-uk Thu, 26 May 2016 03:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Jaylah & McCoy Beyond Posters Unveiled]]> http://www.startrek.com/article/jaylah-mccoy-beyond-posters-unveiled

Paramount Pictures has just released two new Star Trek Beyond character posters. The first one features Sofia Boutella's character, Jaylah, who has figured prominently in a couple of the other Beyond posters revealed so far.
And the other new poster depicts Karl Urban as Dr. McCoy. He is seen amidst a swarm of the drone-like entities on view attacking the Enterprise in the Beyond trailers.
Star Trek Beyond will open on July 22.

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Paramount Pictures has just released two new Star Trek Beyond character posters. The first one features Sofia Boutella's character, Jaylah, who has figured prominently in a couple of the other Beyond posters revealed so far.
And the other new poster depicts Karl Urban as Dr. McCoy. He is seen amidst a swarm of the drone-like entities on view attacking the Enterprise in the Beyond trailers.
Star Trek Beyond will open on July 22.

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jaylah-mccoy-beyond-posters-unveiled Wed, 25 May 2016 12:03:49 -0700
<![CDATA[Destination Europe Adds Trek Rat Pack, Shatner One-Man Show]]> http://www.startrek.com/article/destination-europe-adds-trek-rat-pack-shatner-one-man-show

Destination Star Trek Europe has locked in additional guests and provided details about some of the many parties and events in store for those attending DSTE, which will take place October 7-9, 2016 at the NEC Birmingham, UK. After a day of convention fun on Friday, fans can sport their finest Starfleet attire and beam over to the Federation Ball, to be held at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole (a five-minute walk from the venue). Then, on Saturday, William Shatner will perform his popular one-man show for the first time in the UK, with the performance taking place on The Enterprise Stage at the NEC.
Also on Saturday, be sure to check out the Saturday Night Party at Quark's Bar and Casino, which will feature entertainment by the fan-favorite Star Trek Rat Pack, a/k/a Armin Shimerman, Max Grodenchik, Vaughn Armstrong, Jeffrey Combs and Casey Biggs. The party will take place at Hilton Birmingham Metropole. Tickets for the Shatner performance and parties are on sale now, both as separate admissions and as part of various packages.
And, it's worth noting that Armstrong, Combs, Grodenchik and Biggs will be on hand as guests at DSTE, appearing on stage, signing autographs and participating in photo ops. They join the previously announced Shimerman and Shatner, as well as Marina Sirtis, Walter Koenig, George Takei, Alexander Siddig, Terry Farrell, Martha Hackett, Robert Duncan McNeill, Eric Pierpoint, Eddie Paskey, Nicole de Boer, Wil Wheaton and Christopher Lloyd.
In addition to the Trek celebrities, fans can participate in a wide range of activities that includes the opportunity to explore interactive exhibits, learn about Star Trek’s impact on science, space and technology, and enjoy parties fit for a golden anniversary.

Tickets are now available at www.DestinationStarTrek.com. And keep an eye on StarTrek.com for news about further guest announcement and event details.

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Destination Star Trek Europe has locked in additional guests and provided details about some of the many parties and events in store for those attending DSTE, which will take place October 7-9, 2016 at the NEC Birmingham, UK. After a day of convention fun on Friday, fans can sport their finest Starfleet attire and beam over to the Federation Ball, to be held at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole (a five-minute walk from the venue). Then, on Saturday, William Shatner will perform his popular one-man show for the first time in the UK, with the performance taking place on The Enterprise Stage at the NEC.
Also on Saturday, be sure to check out the Saturday Night Party at Quark's Bar and Casino, which will feature entertainment by the fan-favorite Star Trek Rat Pack, a/k/a Armin Shimerman, Max Grodenchik, Vaughn Armstrong, Jeffrey Combs and Casey Biggs. The party will take place at Hilton Birmingham Metropole. Tickets for the Shatner performance and parties are on sale now, both as separate admissions and as part of various packages.
And, it's worth noting that Armstrong, Combs, Grodenchik and Biggs will be on hand as guests at DSTE, appearing on stage, signing autographs and participating in photo ops. They join the previously announced Shimerman and Shatner, as well as Marina Sirtis, Walter Koenig, George Takei, Alexander Siddig, Terry Farrell, Martha Hackett, Robert Duncan McNeill, Eric Pierpoint, Eddie Paskey, Nicole de Boer, Wil Wheaton and Christopher Lloyd.
In addition to the Trek celebrities, fans can participate in a wide range of activities that includes the opportunity to explore interactive exhibits, learn about Star Trek’s impact on science, space and technology, and enjoy parties fit for a golden anniversary.

Tickets are now available at www.DestinationStarTrek.com. And keep an eye on StarTrek.com for news about further guest announcement and event details.

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destination-europe-adds-trek-rat-pack-shatner-one-man-show Wed, 25 May 2016 04:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Colorful New Poster Goes Beyond]]> http://www.startrek.com/article/colorful-new-poster-goes-beyond

Paramount Pictures has just unveiled the new international poster for Star Trek Beyond. The colorful one-sheet features images of Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Zoe Saldana and Sofia Boutella as Kirk, Spock, Scotty, Uhura and Jaylah, respectively,
Star Trek Beyond will open on July 22 in the U.S., with a worldwide release to follow.

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Paramount Pictures has just unveiled the new international poster for Star Trek Beyond. The colorful one-sheet features images of Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Zoe Saldana and Sofia Boutella as Kirk, Spock, Scotty, Uhura and Jaylah, respectively,
Star Trek Beyond will open on July 22 in the U.S., with a worldwide release to follow.

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colorful-new-poster-goes-beyond Tue, 24 May 2016 11:00:58 -0700
<![CDATA[Koenig and Rod Roddenberry Set for Mission New York ]]> http://www.startrek.com/article/koenig-and-rod-roddenberry-set-for-mission-new-york

William Shatner, Jonathan Frakes, Marina Sirtis, LeVar Burton, John Billingsley, Terry Farrell, Michael Dorn, Anthony Montgomery, Gates McFadden, Dominic Keating, Connor Trinneer, Robin Curtis and Phil "The Bad Astronomer" Plait will be joined by Walter Koenig and Eugene "Rod" Roddenberry as guests at the upcoming Star Trek: Mission New York. Koenig, of course, played Chekov on Star Trek: The Original Series and in the six TOS feature films, as well as Generations, while Roddenberry is the son of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry and is on board the upcoming Star Trek series as an executive producer.
Star Trek: Mission New York, a three-day 50th anniversary event presented by CBS Consumer Products and ReedPop, will take place September 2-4, 2016, in Manhattan. Activities will include interactive exhibits, celebrity guests, panels, screenings, exclusive merchandise and more. Adult and kids tickets are available now at pre-show prices, and they'll be sold by day and as part of a three-day specially priced package.
Further information about Star Trek: Mission New York – including additional guest announcements, hotel information and exhibitors – will be revealed in the coming weeks.

Keep an eye on StarTrek.com for ongoing coverage, and also be sure to visit www.StarTrekMissions.com and the Star Trek: Mission New York social media pages (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram).

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William Shatner, Jonathan Frakes, Marina Sirtis, LeVar Burton, John Billingsley, Terry Farrell, Michael Dorn, Anthony Montgomery, Gates McFadden, Dominic Keating, Connor Trinneer, Robin Curtis and Phil "The Bad Astronomer" Plait will be joined by Walter Koenig and Eugene "Rod" Roddenberry as guests at the upcoming Star Trek: Mission New York. Koenig, of course, played Chekov on Star Trek: The Original Series and in the six TOS feature films, as well as Generations, while Roddenberry is the son of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry and is on board the upcoming Star Trek series as an executive producer.
Star Trek: Mission New York, a three-day 50th anniversary event presented by CBS Consumer Products and ReedPop, will take place September 2-4, 2016, in Manhattan. Activities will include interactive exhibits, celebrity guests, panels, screenings, exclusive merchandise and more. Adult and kids tickets are available now at pre-show prices, and they'll be sold by day and as part of a three-day specially priced package.
Further information about Star Trek: Mission New York – including additional guest announcements, hotel information and exhibitors – will be revealed in the coming weeks.

Keep an eye on StarTrek.com for ongoing coverage, and also be sure to visit www.StarTrekMissions.com and the Star Trek: Mission New York social media pages (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram).

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koenig-and-rod-roddenberry-set-for-mission-new-york Tue, 24 May 2016 11:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Catching Up with Elinor Donahue]]> http://www.startrek.com/article/catching-up-with-elinor-donahue

Elinor Donahue’s credits as an actress date back to 1942 and span all the way to 2011. Though she’s appeared in everything from The Andy Griffith Show, The Flying Nun, The Odd Couple, Mork & Mindy, Fantasy Island and Pretty Woman to Freddy’s Dead: The New Nightmare, Get a Life, Friends, Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman, The Princess Diaries 2, Cold Case and The Young and the Restless, she’s best known for two roles: Betty, a/k/a Princess, on the beloved sitcom Father Knows Best, and Federation Commissioner Nancy Hedford in the second-season Star Trek: The Original Series episode “Metamorphosis.” Donahue is set to appear on stage, pose for photos and sign autographs at Creation Entertainment’s official Star Trek Las Vegas convention, which will be held August 3-7 at the Rio Suites Hotel. In advance of that appearance, StarTrek.com chatted with Donahue about her life today, her long career and, of course, her Trek experience. Here’s what she had to say…

How much of how you landed your role in “Metamorphosis” do you recall?

Everything. I was in one of my retired periods. After The Andy Griffith Show, for all intents and purposes, I retired. I’d stepped back from the business, I guess I’d say, rather than completely retired. I wanted to have a private life, which I’d not had for a long, long time. I had my marriage to Harry Ackerman, the adoptive father of my oldest boy and the father of the three sons that we had together, and that allowed me to step away from the business and have a real life as a wife and mother. Having said that, I still worked about once a year on something. Someone would call, an agent I had or used to have, and say, “Do you think Elinor would like to do such and such.” I don’t remember what they were, but they were episodes of series. We were living in a very lovely house in Sherman Oaks and I had three of the boys, because the youngest boy wasn’t born yet. Harry got a call from Gene Roddenberry at the office asking if it was OK for him, Gene, to call me at home, to talk to me about a show he was doing. Harry said yes. It was sort of like asking a father for his daughter’s hand in marriage. It was very sweet. So, that evening, Gene Roddenberry called me and told me that he had a new show called Star Trek and he asked me if I’d heard of it. I told him, “No.” He told me a little bit about it and he said, “I’d love for you to play a role on it. Would you be interested?” I said, “Of course.” So that was how it came about. They sent the script, I went in and here we are, almost 50 years later.

What interested you most about Hedford as a character?

It was fun. I’d never read anything quite like that and had never played that kind of role before. That wasn’t what I was known for. I was known for kind of Happy Sam parts or the sweet lady next door, or whatever. But this was different. It was interesting in that respect. And… I hope this will make sense, but I was never an actress-actress, do you know what I mean? I never wanted the career arc. I wasn’t seeking a particular role, like “Oh, this is a nice, juicy role.” It was more, “Oh, they want me? That’s terrific. I feel happy about myself. I’ll do it.” If they wanted me to play the lady who cleans the floor, I’d do it. If they wanted me to play a hairdresser, I’d be happy to do that. I just like the activity of going to a set and working. It was sort of my hobby, in those days, besides running the house and having the children and all. The acting was a vacation. It was like a housewife’s vacation. I’d go put on costumes and learn my lines and be in front of the lights. So, in point of fact, I didn’t really care what the part was. I was just happy to go and do whatever. To answer your question, then, there wasn’t anything about the character that made me say, “Oh, this is nice and juicy, and I need to do it. I just wanted to do it, period.” That she was a different kind of character, and that people liked and remember the performance, that was just a bonus.
The story goes that William Shatner, during your major breakdown scene, told you that you didn’t need to dig quite so deep, that you could just act the moment. How valuable was that advice?

It was valuable in the instant, but at that point in time, given the fact that I was not an “actor,” even, I had to do what I had to do. And the only way I knew how to do it, from my upbringing in movies and television as a child, was to go all the way into it and get all into a dither. And, of course he was right. He was 100 percent right, but I didn’t know any other way to do it.

Whatever it took to get there, you got there. It’s a powerful scene.

It’s a bit overwrought (laughs), but thank you.

There’s also the story about the scene in which Kirk talks to The Companion. You stood on a ladder and delivered your dialogue from there in order to give Shatner a point of reference. We’ve heard the details, but not the payoff. How appreciative was Shatner?

Oh, very appreciative. Oh, yeah. I was there and I don’t quite know why I was there. Maybe I’d shot something in the morning and was released for the rest of the day. It was near lunch time and I’d decided to go have lunch. They started to set up for that scene and I believe it was the director (Ralph Senensky), who said, “Would you mind, if you’re going to be here, but you don’t have to be, climbing up on the ladder and reading the lines?” I said, “Oh, I’d love to.” They said, “Now, we want you to know, you are NOT the voice. It’s going to be dubbed in.” I thought it was wonderful fun, because there was no pressure on me to perform anything, so to speak. It was just an opportunity to be helpful to a fellow actor, and, yes, he was very appreciative. He seemed to smile and be very happy about my being up there.
Another famous story is that you were actually invited to one of the Kirk, Spock and Doc barbecues. What was that like?

It was good. The food was good. They were always on a diet, I think. I was never a big eater, myself. They had someone, I don’t know who, do the cooking, and he’d cook liver or little bits of meat on a little hibachi. There’d be some vegetable, too, but it was all tiny little bites of food. And it was perfectly satisfying. Everybody would take their plate and sit down and eat, and nobody talked much. And that was the end of that.

All this talk about you being invited into the infamous boys’ club and you didn’t hear any good stuff?

No. No.

What a disappointment.

I can tell you that DeForest Kelly was a sweetheart. He was just the sweetest. I quite loved him. Glenn Corbett was also a sweetheart, very professional. I never really sat around between shots and chitchatted. I just never did that much on any set. It’s supposed to be a good thing to do, but I’d tend to go to my dressing room. So I never made a lot of on-set friends, especially when I guest starred. But my sense was that Glenn was the same way, kind of a quiet, private person. He was very loving. You can tell in a person’s eyes when they’re nice and loving. And he was a professional, knew his lines, did his work.
Your TV mom, Jane Wyatt, guest starred in the next episode. Any chance that you ran into her if she was on the lot for a costume fitting?

No. She likely was on the lot when I was there, but we didn’t see each other. Our episode, as I recall, went on for quite a while longer than it ought to have, and so she may have had her fittings while they were waiting to rebuild a set. Since a lot of people know all the stories, you probably know that I came down with the flu…

And lost so much weight they had to give you a scarf…

Right. And the scarf was fortuitous decoration, as it turns out, but it was not a decoration for its own sake. It was a decoration to cover up my boniness, though it turned out to be very useful and very lovely in that scene with Glenn Corbett. And also the story about Jerry Finnerman (the cinematographer) is true. He told me, very clearly, not to move, not to bob my head or make little moves with my head, which I did a lot, because he’d lit me a very specific way, and less was more. He said everything would be much clearer and better. I took that to heart, the advice not to move much when talking in a scene. It paid off in the last scene with Glenn Corbett, and I remembered it later, too, whenever I had to talk or give a speech in a scene. I feel that, for the most part, as I aged and acted, a lot of the things I did were way better than what I did when I was young, performance-wise.  
When was the last time you watched the episode?

It’s been a long, long time. I couldn’t even tell you how long. Many years. I don’t really watch my old work. If I watch anything, I prefer to watch the movies I did when I was a little girl working for MGM. They’re very… cute, and it brings up happy memories. I don’t care about the aging thing. If someone said, “Here, sit down and watch this…,” I’d sit and watch it. It’s not like I’d run screaming from the room. But what’s done is done. It doesn’t interest me wholly to watch old stuff. It sort of smacks of Sunset Boulevard, doesn’t it? (Laughs)
   
Let’s move on to the present. What’s life like for you now?

Well, I’m enjoying life immensely. I’m totally retired. We live in the California desert, in one of the little cities near Palm Springs. I just do what it is that keeps a house running, and I enjoy it. That sounds very boring, but I really do like it. And, for exercise, I walk and I swim and I knit and do needlepoint and watch sports on television and read books. I love to cook and play in the kitchen. And I’m one of the few ladies who finds it relaxing to do laundry and iron. And I have seven grandchildren, which keeps me busy when I see them. They’re scattered all over, so I don’t see them very often.

Fair enough, but if someone approached you and said, “Ms. Donahue, we have a great role and we think you’d be perfect for it,” would you truly not consider it?

I really don’t know. That would have to present itself and I’d have to know a lot more about it. I have turned down things. Also, my memory isn’t as good as it was and I get terribly nervous. I went up and just did some bumpers for the MeTV channel, and I was nervous the night before and didn’t sleep. I always did have stage fright and it’s gotten somewhat worse. If I have to get up and make some kind of a speech, I agonize about it as long as I have to agonize over it, which can sometimes be as long as three months. It’s easier for me to not put myself in that position anymore.
You had such a long and varied career as an actor. What are the roles you, personally, are proudest of?

Proudest of… that’s interesting. That’s harder to say because it’s different from what I’m usually asked, which is “What are your favorite credits?” I’m pretty proud of a lot of the things I’ve been involved with. The show I think I had the most fun with was Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman. I loved doing that show. I don’t know quite why, but I had a wonderful time. I was only in the two-hour specials they did and I shot three in California and one in Canada, and I didn’t have as much on the one in California, though the people were still great. But the ones in California, I loved wearing the corset and costumes and riding a horse. And, I will tell you that I never took acting lessons. I learned as I went and picked up what I needed down through the years, from what I experienced, from advice people gave me, like on Star Trek. My last major job was an episode of Cold Case, and I think I was the proudest of that of anything I’d done for a long, long time. It was an episode called “Colors,” and if people are interested in my work, I recommend that performance.
Prepping for this interview, we re-watched your episode of Star Trek. Around the same time, one of your very early episodes of The Andy Griffith Show came on. And episodes of Father Knows Best remain a staple. How amazing is it to you that work you did more than 50 years will outlive all of us?

Isn’t that marvelous? It’s quite amazing. I have faith in God, and I believe that this was all pre-planned, that this was all preordained. It’s just been a remarkable life. I feel a little like Zelig in that I’ve sort of popped up in these things that, at the time, I didn’t know were going to become classics, but they are definitely classics now. You just never know what you’re doing when you’re doing it and, all of a sudden, bingo!

And, last question, you’ll be in Vegas for the big 50th anniversary convention. How excited are you to meet the fans, answer their questions, pose for photos and sign autographs?

I am so excited to be attending the convention in Las Vegas. My role in "Metamorphosis" remains one of my favorite acting performances in my career. Working alongside Leonard (Nimoy) and the whole Star Trek team was such an honor for me. I look forward to celebrating that milestone with all of Star Trek's wonderful and dedicated fans.


Go to www.creationent.com for additional details about Star Trek Las Vegas.

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Elinor Donahue’s credits as an actress date back to 1942 and span all the way to 2011. Though she’s appeared in everything from The Andy Griffith Show, The Flying Nun, The Odd Couple, Mork & Mindy, Fantasy Island and Pretty Woman to Freddy’s Dead: The New Nightmare, Get a Life, Friends, Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman, The Princess Diaries 2, Cold Case and The Young and the Restless, she’s best known for two roles: Betty, a/k/a Princess, on the beloved sitcom Father Knows Best, and Federation Commissioner Nancy Hedford in the second-season Star Trek: The Original Series episode “Metamorphosis.” Donahue is set to appear on stage, pose for photos and sign autographs at Creation Entertainment’s official Star Trek Las Vegas convention, which will be held August 3-7 at the Rio Suites Hotel. In advance of that appearance, StarTrek.com chatted with Donahue about her life today, her long career and, of course, her Trek experience. Here’s what she had to say…

How much of how you landed your role in “Metamorphosis” do you recall?

Everything. I was in one of my retired periods. After The Andy Griffith Show, for all intents and purposes, I retired. I’d stepped back from the business, I guess I’d say, rather than completely retired. I wanted to have a private life, which I’d not had for a long, long time. I had my marriage to Harry Ackerman, the adoptive father of my oldest boy and the father of the three sons that we had together, and that allowed me to step away from the business and have a real life as a wife and mother. Having said that, I still worked about once a year on something. Someone would call, an agent I had or used to have, and say, “Do you think Elinor would like to do such and such.” I don’t remember what they were, but they were episodes of series. We were living in a very lovely house in Sherman Oaks and I had three of the boys, because the youngest boy wasn’t born yet. Harry got a call from Gene Roddenberry at the office asking if it was OK for him, Gene, to call me at home, to talk to me about a show he was doing. Harry said yes. It was sort of like asking a father for his daughter’s hand in marriage. It was very sweet. So, that evening, Gene Roddenberry called me and told me that he had a new show called Star Trek and he asked me if I’d heard of it. I told him, “No.” He told me a little bit about it and he said, “I’d love for you to play a role on it. Would you be interested?” I said, “Of course.” So that was how it came about. They sent the script, I went in and here we are, almost 50 years later.

What interested you most about Hedford as a character?

It was fun. I’d never read anything quite like that and had never played that kind of role before. That wasn’t what I was known for. I was known for kind of Happy Sam parts or the sweet lady next door, or whatever. But this was different. It was interesting in that respect. And… I hope this will make sense, but I was never an actress-actress, do you know what I mean? I never wanted the career arc. I wasn’t seeking a particular role, like “Oh, this is a nice, juicy role.” It was more, “Oh, they want me? That’s terrific. I feel happy about myself. I’ll do it.” If they wanted me to play the lady who cleans the floor, I’d do it. If they wanted me to play a hairdresser, I’d be happy to do that. I just like the activity of going to a set and working. It was sort of my hobby, in those days, besides running the house and having the children and all. The acting was a vacation. It was like a housewife’s vacation. I’d go put on costumes and learn my lines and be in front of the lights. So, in point of fact, I didn’t really care what the part was. I was just happy to go and do whatever. To answer your question, then, there wasn’t anything about the character that made me say, “Oh, this is nice and juicy, and I need to do it. I just wanted to do it, period.” That she was a different kind of character, and that people liked and remember the performance, that was just a bonus.
The story goes that William Shatner, during your major breakdown scene, told you that you didn’t need to dig quite so deep, that you could just act the moment. How valuable was that advice?

It was valuable in the instant, but at that point in time, given the fact that I was not an “actor,” even, I had to do what I had to do. And the only way I knew how to do it, from my upbringing in movies and television as a child, was to go all the way into it and get all into a dither. And, of course he was right. He was 100 percent right, but I didn’t know any other way to do it.

Whatever it took to get there, you got there. It’s a powerful scene.

It’s a bit overwrought (laughs), but thank you.

There’s also the story about the scene in which Kirk talks to The Companion. You stood on a ladder and delivered your dialogue from there in order to give Shatner a point of reference. We’ve heard the details, but not the payoff. How appreciative was Shatner?

Oh, very appreciative. Oh, yeah. I was there and I don’t quite know why I was there. Maybe I’d shot something in the morning and was released for the rest of the day. It was near lunch time and I’d decided to go have lunch. They started to set up for that scene and I believe it was the director (Ralph Senensky), who said, “Would you mind, if you’re going to be here, but you don’t have to be, climbing up on the ladder and reading the lines?” I said, “Oh, I’d love to.” They said, “Now, we want you to know, you are NOT the voice. It’s going to be dubbed in.” I thought it was wonderful fun, because there was no pressure on me to perform anything, so to speak. It was just an opportunity to be helpful to a fellow actor, and, yes, he was very appreciative. He seemed to smile and be very happy about my being up there.
Another famous story is that you were actually invited to one of the Kirk, Spock and Doc barbecues. What was that like?

It was good. The food was good. They were always on a diet, I think. I was never a big eater, myself. They had someone, I don’t know who, do the cooking, and he’d cook liver or little bits of meat on a little hibachi. There’d be some vegetable, too, but it was all tiny little bites of food. And it was perfectly satisfying. Everybody would take their plate and sit down and eat, and nobody talked much. And that was the end of that.

All this talk about you being invited into the infamous boys’ club and you didn’t hear any good stuff?

No. No.

What a disappointment.

I can tell you that DeForest Kelly was a sweetheart. He was just the sweetest. I quite loved him. Glenn Corbett was also a sweetheart, very professional. I never really sat around between shots and chitchatted. I just never did that much on any set. It’s supposed to be a good thing to do, but I’d tend to go to my dressing room. So I never made a lot of on-set friends, especially when I guest starred. But my sense was that Glenn was the same way, kind of a quiet, private person. He was very loving. You can tell in a person’s eyes when they’re nice and loving. And he was a professional, knew his lines, did his work.
Your TV mom, Jane Wyatt, guest starred in the next episode. Any chance that you ran into her if she was on the lot for a costume fitting?

No. She likely was on the lot when I was there, but we didn’t see each other. Our episode, as I recall, went on for quite a while longer than it ought to have, and so she may have had her fittings while they were waiting to rebuild a set. Since a lot of people know all the stories, you probably know that I came down with the flu…

And lost so much weight they had to give you a scarf…

Right. And the scarf was fortuitous decoration, as it turns out, but it was not a decoration for its own sake. It was a decoration to cover up my boniness, though it turned out to be very useful and very lovely in that scene with Glenn Corbett. And also the story about Jerry Finnerman (the cinematographer) is true. He told me, very clearly, not to move, not to bob my head or make little moves with my head, which I did a lot, because he’d lit me a very specific way, and less was more. He said everything would be much clearer and better. I took that to heart, the advice not to move much when talking in a scene. It paid off in the last scene with Glenn Corbett, and I remembered it later, too, whenever I had to talk or give a speech in a scene. I feel that, for the most part, as I aged and acted, a lot of the things I did were way better than what I did when I was young, performance-wise.  
When was the last time you watched the episode?

It’s been a long, long time. I couldn’t even tell you how long. Many years. I don’t really watch my old work. If I watch anything, I prefer to watch the movies I did when I was a little girl working for MGM. They’re very… cute, and it brings up happy memories. I don’t care about the aging thing. If someone said, “Here, sit down and watch this…,” I’d sit and watch it. It’s not like I’d run screaming from the room. But what’s done is done. It doesn’t interest me wholly to watch old stuff. It sort of smacks of Sunset Boulevard, doesn’t it? (Laughs)
   
Let’s move on to the present. What’s life like for you now?

Well, I’m enjoying life immensely. I’m totally retired. We live in the California desert, in one of the little cities near Palm Springs. I just do what it is that keeps a house running, and I enjoy it. That sounds very boring, but I really do like it. And, for exercise, I walk and I swim and I knit and do needlepoint and watch sports on television and read books. I love to cook and play in the kitchen. And I’m one of the few ladies who finds it relaxing to do laundry and iron. And I have seven grandchildren, which keeps me busy when I see them. They’re scattered all over, so I don’t see them very often.

Fair enough, but if someone approached you and said, “Ms. Donahue, we have a great role and we think you’d be perfect for it,” would you truly not consider it?

I really don’t know. That would have to present itself and I’d have to know a lot more about it. I have turned down things. Also, my memory isn’t as good as it was and I get terribly nervous. I went up and just did some bumpers for the MeTV channel, and I was nervous the night before and didn’t sleep. I always did have stage fright and it’s gotten somewhat worse. If I have to get up and make some kind of a speech, I agonize about it as long as I have to agonize over it, which can sometimes be as long as three months. It’s easier for me to not put myself in that position anymore.
You had such a long and varied career as an actor. What are the roles you, personally, are proudest of?

Proudest of… that’s interesting. That’s harder to say because it’s different from what I’m usually asked, which is “What are your favorite credits?” I’m pretty proud of a lot of the things I’ve been involved with. The show I think I had the most fun with was Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman. I loved doing that show. I don’t know quite why, but I had a wonderful time. I was only in the two-hour specials they did and I shot three in California and one in Canada, and I didn’t have as much on the one in California, though the people were still great. But the ones in California, I loved wearing the corset and costumes and riding a horse. And, I will tell you that I never took acting lessons. I learned as I went and picked up what I needed down through the years, from what I experienced, from advice people gave me, like on Star Trek. My last major job was an episode of Cold Case, and I think I was the proudest of that of anything I’d done for a long, long time. It was an episode called “Colors,” and if people are interested in my work, I recommend that performance.
Prepping for this interview, we re-watched your episode of Star Trek. Around the same time, one of your very early episodes of The Andy Griffith Show came on. And episodes of Father Knows Best remain a staple. How amazing is it to you that work you did more than 50 years will outlive all of us?

Isn’t that marvelous? It’s quite amazing. I have faith in God, and I believe that this was all pre-planned, that this was all preordained. It’s just been a remarkable life. I feel a little like Zelig in that I’ve sort of popped up in these things that, at the time, I didn’t know were going to become classics, but they are definitely classics now. You just never know what you’re doing when you’re doing it and, all of a sudden, bingo!

And, last question, you’ll be in Vegas for the big 50th anniversary convention. How excited are you to meet the fans, answer their questions, pose for photos and sign autographs?

I am so excited to be attending the convention in Las Vegas. My role in "Metamorphosis" remains one of my favorite acting performances in my career. Working alongside Leonard (Nimoy) and the whole Star Trek team was such an honor for me. I look forward to celebrating that milestone with all of Star Trek's wonderful and dedicated fans.


Go to www.creationent.com for additional details about Star Trek Las Vegas.

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catching-up-with-elinor-donahue Tue, 24 May 2016 08:03:02 -0700
<![CDATA[Trek Vault: Roddenberry's Business Card]]> http://www.startrek.com/article/trek-vault-roddenberrys-business-card

You're a college student back in 1984, in the months before Star Trek III: The Search for Spock will open in theaters nationwide. You attend a Star Trek convention in New York City, hoping to snag Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry for an interview. You luck out first by securing 15 minutes of talk time with Majel Barrett-Roddenberry. And then you meet the man and introduce yourself and ask if he'll chat with you for your college paper. Roddenberry, impressed with your moxie but running behind schedule, says Yes and No simultaneously. He can't talk now, but promises he will do it by phone with you next week. Roddenberry, a burly man with a disarming smile, leans in and gives you very, very specific instructions: take this business card, call his assistant on Monday, and she will arrange it.

This all happened, for real, to that Trek fan/budding journalist, Ian Spelling, who provided StarTrek.com with the photo of Roddenberry's business card. Sure enough, Monday rolls around, but when Spelling returns to his dorm there's a note on the door from one of his roommates. It reads: "Gene Roddenberry called. He apologizes, but a director friend of his died and he has to go to the funeral today. Call him at his home tomorrow at 2 PST, and here's his number." To put this in perspective, Roddenberry did not have Spelling's phone number. His assistant called the school's information desk, tracked down Spelling's suite and phone number and Roddenberry called personally to reschedule the interview.

The next day, Roddenberry picks up the phone at the appointed time, but insists that he phone back Spelling, lest he or his school paper have to pay for what, at the time, is a pricey long-distance call. The two spend more than an hour talking and, at the end, Roddenberry says he so enjoyed the experience that he wanted to talk again tomorrow, which they did.

"It was an amazing experience," Spelling told StarTrek.com. "I called him Mr. Roddenberry, and he insisted I call him Gene, and his answers were everything you'd expect: direct, from-the-heart, and the views of both a dreamer and a pragmatist. In addition to Majel and Gene, I ended up interviewing many of the Trek actors -- George Takei, Walter Koenig, Mark Lenard, Jimmy Doohan -- at conventions, and it's what led me to my career as a journalist. I ended up writing for Starlog, for more than 25 years, and the official Star Trek magazines, and also covering the entertainment business in general. But it all really started with Gene handing me that business card."

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You're a college student back in 1984, in the months before Star Trek III: The Search for Spock will open in theaters nationwide. You attend a Star Trek convention in New York City, hoping to snag Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry for an interview. You luck out first by securing 15 minutes of talk time with Majel Barrett-Roddenberry. And then you meet the man and introduce yourself and ask if he'll chat with you for your college paper. Roddenberry, impressed with your moxie but running behind schedule, says Yes and No simultaneously. He can't talk now, but promises he will do it by phone with you next week. Roddenberry, a burly man with a disarming smile, leans in and gives you very, very specific instructions: take this business card, call his assistant on Monday, and she will arrange it.

This all happened, for real, to that Trek fan/budding journalist, Ian Spelling, who provided StarTrek.com with the photo of Roddenberry's business card. Sure enough, Monday rolls around, but when Spelling returns to his dorm there's a note on the door from one of his roommates. It reads: "Gene Roddenberry called. He apologizes, but a director friend of his died and he has to go to the funeral today. Call him at his home tomorrow at 2 PST, and here's his number." To put this in perspective, Roddenberry did not have Spelling's phone number. His assistant called the school's information desk, tracked down Spelling's suite and phone number and Roddenberry called personally to reschedule the interview.

The next day, Roddenberry picks up the phone at the appointed time, but insists that he phone back Spelling, lest he or his school paper have to pay for what, at the time, is a pricey long-distance call. The two spend more than an hour talking and, at the end, Roddenberry says he so enjoyed the experience that he wanted to talk again tomorrow, which they did.

"It was an amazing experience," Spelling told StarTrek.com. "I called him Mr. Roddenberry, and he insisted I call him Gene, and his answers were everything you'd expect: direct, from-the-heart, and the views of both a dreamer and a pragmatist. In addition to Majel and Gene, I ended up interviewing many of the Trek actors -- George Takei, Walter Koenig, Mark Lenard, Jimmy Doohan -- at conventions, and it's what led me to my career as a journalist. I ended up writing for Starlog, for more than 25 years, and the official Star Trek magazines, and also covering the entertainment business in general. But it all really started with Gene handing me that business card."

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trek-vault-roddenberrys-business-card Mon, 23 May 2016 15:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[MAC Trek-Inspired Makeup Collection Out in September]]> http://www.startrek.com/article/mac-trek-inspired-makeup-collection-out-in-september

MAC, as previously announced, will introduce a collection of makeup in September that's inspired by Star Trek and, more specifically, Deanna Troi, Uhura, Seven of Nine and the Orion Girl, Vina. StarTrek.com got a sneak peek at some of the products in the 25-piece special deco collection that will encompass lip, eye and face products.
Lipglass will be available in Pleasure Planet (muted gold shimmer), Khaaannnn! (berry with red reflects), Set to Stun (light silver with gold pearl) and Warp Speed Ahead (plum with blue and pink reflects). Each Lipglass will cost $17.00 US and $20.50 CAD.
Lipstick options are set to include The Enemy Within (neutral gold shimmer -- frost), Where No Man Has Gone Before (pink with gold pearl -- lustre), Kling-It-On (deep purple with fine pink glitter -- frost) and LLAP (icy rose champagne -- frost). Each lipstick will cost $18.50 US and $22.50 CAD.

Haute & Naughty Too Black Lash, in black, will sell for $23 US and $28 CAD.
MAC Studio Nail Lacquer signature styles on the way are Skin of Evil (yellowish green with black chunks -- frost), Holla-Deck (gold sparkle -- frost) and Enterprise (silver chrome -- frost). Each nail lacquer is priced at $14 US and $16.50 CAD.

The lash product will be Wink of an Eye, which will cost $16 US and $19.50 CAD.

Two brush choices will be available, including 184 Duo Fibre Fan Brush ($25 US and $30 CAD) and 246 Synthetic Fluffy Eye Brush (also $25 US and $30 CAD).
Next, be on the lookout for a trio of Superstick Liquid Eye Liners. There's On the Hunt (true black), Nocturnal (bright silver pearl) and Pure Show (bright yellow gold pearl). Each eye liner will cost $22 US and $25.50 CAD.
Then, available only in North America, there are Trip the Light Fantastic Powders. They include Luna Luster (sheer wash of soft rose shimmer), Strange New Worlds (sheer wash of golden coral pearl) and Highly Illogical (sheer wash of golden plum with fine pearl). The powders will sell for $34 US and $39.50 CAD.
And, lastly, MAC will offer -- also only in North America -- Pressed Pigment Eye Shadows. Keep your hailing frequencies open for To Boldly Go (reddish copper with sparkle -- frost), Midnight (cobalt blue with pearl sparkle -- frost), Bird of Prey (dark olive green with sparkle -- frost), The Naked Time (taupe pearl with sparkle -- frost). Each eye shadow will cost $23 US and $27.50 CAD.

All of the products will be available in MAC stores. Follow #MACStarTrek for the latest updates on the product line.

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MAC, as previously announced, will introduce a collection of makeup in September that's inspired by Star Trek and, more specifically, Deanna Troi, Uhura, Seven of Nine and the Orion Girl, Vina. StarTrek.com got a sneak peek at some of the products in the 25-piece special deco collection that will encompass lip, eye and face products.
Lipglass will be available in Pleasure Planet (muted gold shimmer), Khaaannnn! (berry with red reflects), Set to Stun (light silver with gold pearl) and Warp Speed Ahead (plum with blue and pink reflects). Each Lipglass will cost $17.00 US and $20.50 CAD.
Lipstick options are set to include The Enemy Within (neutral gold shimmer -- frost), Where No Man Has Gone Before (pink with gold pearl -- lustre), Kling-It-On (deep purple with fine pink glitter -- frost) and LLAP (icy rose champagne -- frost). Each lipstick will cost $18.50 US and $22.50 CAD.

Haute & Naughty Too Black Lash, in black, will sell for $23 US and $28 CAD.
MAC Studio Nail Lacquer signature styles on the way are Skin of Evil (yellowish green with black chunks -- frost), Holla-Deck (gold sparkle -- frost) and Enterprise (silver chrome -- frost). Each nail lacquer is priced at $14 US and $16.50 CAD.

The lash product will be Wink of an Eye, which will cost $16 US and $19.50 CAD.

Two brush choices will be available, including 184 Duo Fibre Fan Brush ($25 US and $30 CAD) and 246 Synthetic Fluffy Eye Brush (also $25 US and $30 CAD).
Next, be on the lookout for a trio of Superstick Liquid Eye Liners. There's On the Hunt (true black), Nocturnal (bright silver pearl) and Pure Show (bright yellow gold pearl). Each eye liner will cost $22 US and $25.50 CAD.
Then, available only in North America, there are Trip the Light Fantastic Powders. They include Luna Luster (sheer wash of soft rose shimmer), Strange New Worlds (sheer wash of golden coral pearl) and Highly Illogical (sheer wash of golden plum with fine pearl). The powders will sell for $34 US and $39.50 CAD.
And, lastly, MAC will offer -- also only in North America -- Pressed Pigment Eye Shadows. Keep your hailing frequencies open for To Boldly Go (reddish copper with sparkle -- frost), Midnight (cobalt blue with pearl sparkle -- frost), Bird of Prey (dark olive green with sparkle -- frost), The Naked Time (taupe pearl with sparkle -- frost). Each eye shadow will cost $23 US and $27.50 CAD.

All of the products will be available in MAC stores. Follow #MACStarTrek for the latest updates on the product line.

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mac-trek-inspired-makeup-collection-out-in-september Mon, 23 May 2016 11:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Linda Park's Latest Projects ]]> http://www.startrek.com/article/linda-parks-latest-projects

Linda Park is keeping busy. The actress, who played Hoshi Sato on Star Trek: Enterprise, has several projects on the way. She co-stars in the bittersweet comic web series Adoptable!, shares the screen with many Trek veterans in Unbelievable!!!!! (covered often by StarTrek.com), and recently wrapped the indie feature A New York Christmas, which features Jamie Ray Newman, Jamie Bamber, Tracie Thoms and Ross McCall, as well as the familiar Trek figures Lee Meriwether and Richard Herd.
Adoptable!, written by and starring Scott Lowell, is loosely based on his own experiences searching for his birth parents back in the late ’90’s. It is presented as a documentary being directed by Jennifer Lim (Park), which follows successful actor and adult adoptee Scott Fishman (Lowell) of the hit TV show Cops & Bottoms, which he co-stars on with Noah Wyle (Wyle plays a fictionalized version of himself). Bowing somewhat to pressure from his fiancé, Lisa (Emily Swallow) and their therapist Bob (Jim O’Heir), as well as his own desire to know himself a bit better before getting married and starting a family, Fishman embarks on the journey of seeking out his birth parents. He is aided along the way by an intermediary named Mary (Sharon Gless).

Meanwhile, A New York Christmas centers on ordinary everyday people and the trials they face when dealing with love and romance. More specifically, the story unfolds during the holidays and follows six different couples in a posh Manhattan hotel over the course of one night. Park plays Courtney, a Korean fashion mogul who's been keeping a painful secret from her artsy ex-boyfriend, Sam (Bamber), for the past 10 years. The death of her father prompts her to invite Sam to dinner at the hotel in order to tell him the truth.

Keep an eye on StarTrek.com for details about when and where Adoptable! and A New York Christmas will be available.

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Linda Park is keeping busy. The actress, who played Hoshi Sato on Star Trek: Enterprise, has several projects on the way. She co-stars in the bittersweet comic web series Adoptable!, shares the screen with many Trek veterans in Unbelievable!!!!! (covered often by StarTrek.com), and recently wrapped the indie feature A New York Christmas, which features Jamie Ray Newman, Jamie Bamber, Tracie Thoms and Ross McCall, as well as the familiar Trek figures Lee Meriwether and Richard Herd.
Adoptable!, written by and starring Scott Lowell, is loosely based on his own experiences searching for his birth parents back in the late ’90’s. It is presented as a documentary being directed by Jennifer Lim (Park), which follows successful actor and adult adoptee Scott Fishman (Lowell) of the hit TV show Cops & Bottoms, which he co-stars on with Noah Wyle (Wyle plays a fictionalized version of himself). Bowing somewhat to pressure from his fiancé, Lisa (Emily Swallow) and their therapist Bob (Jim O’Heir), as well as his own desire to know himself a bit better before getting married and starting a family, Fishman embarks on the journey of seeking out his birth parents. He is aided along the way by an intermediary named Mary (Sharon Gless).

Meanwhile, A New York Christmas centers on ordinary everyday people and the trials they face when dealing with love and romance. More specifically, the story unfolds during the holidays and follows six different couples in a posh Manhattan hotel over the course of one night. Park plays Courtney, a Korean fashion mogul who's been keeping a painful secret from her artsy ex-boyfriend, Sam (Bamber), for the past 10 years. The death of her father prompts her to invite Sam to dinner at the hotel in order to tell him the truth.

Keep an eye on StarTrek.com for details about when and where Adoptable! and A New York Christmas will be available.

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linda-parks-latest-projects Sun, 22 May 2016 11:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Favorite Starfleet Uniform Is... ]]> http://www.startrek.com/article/favorite-starfleet-uniform-is

Which is your favorite Starfleet uniform? More than 5,000 fans took the time to answer that question, posed for the latest StarTrek.com weekly poll. The reply options were The Original Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine/Voyager, Enterprise, The Motion Picture and The Wrath of Khan. And here are the results:

Deep Space Nine/Voyager (34%)

The Next Generation (23%)

The Wrath of Khan (21%)

The Original Series (12%)

Enterprise (7%)

The Motion Picture (2%)


And, where did YOUR choice "fit" amongst the results?

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Which is your favorite Starfleet uniform? More than 5,000 fans took the time to answer that question, posed for the latest StarTrek.com weekly poll. The reply options were The Original Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine/Voyager, Enterprise, The Motion Picture and The Wrath of Khan. And here are the results:

Deep Space Nine/Voyager (34%)

The Next Generation (23%)

The Wrath of Khan (21%)

The Original Series (12%)

Enterprise (7%)

The Motion Picture (2%)


And, where did YOUR choice "fit" amongst the results?

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favorite-starfleet-uniform-is Sun, 22 May 2016 06:21:13 -0700
<![CDATA[Spiner, Crosby Join Fans at Exploring New Worlds Exhibit Opening ]]> http://www.startrek.com/article/spiner-crosby-join-fans-at-exploring-new-worlds-exhibit-opening

Some very lucky Star Trek fans on Friday night got to go where no one has gone before and were among the first in Seattle to experience the EMP Museum’s newest interplanetary exhibit, Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds, which showcases Star Trek’s significant impact on culture, society, arts, sports, technology and fashion. They were joined for the VIP “Landing Party” event by Star Trek: The Next Generation actors Brent Spiner and Denise Crosby. And did we mention a couple got engaged, too? No, not Spiner and Crosby, but rather imzadis Ceilidh McCallum and Brian Boudreaux. May they live long and prosper. 

The “Landing Party” event actually kicked off a weekend of Trek-related activities at the EMP Museum, with Saturday – the official opening day -- featuring a Star Trek Educator Workshop, a joint appearance by Spiner and Crosby, and also a screening of Crosby’s popular documentary Trekkies, followed by a Q&A session. And on Sunday, fans can enjoy a screening of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan as part of the EMP’s Campout Cinema night. Visitors also enjoyed the exhibit’s state-of-the-art interactive photo and video opportunities.
Exploring New Worlds, as part of the franchise’s 50th anniversary celebrations, gives fans the chance to discover Trek all over again with more than 100 artifacts and props from the five Trek television series, spin-offs, and films. Highlights from the exhibit include set pieces from The Original Series, such as Captain Kirk’s command chair and the navigation console -- on display for the first time in 25 years); TOS costumes worn by William Shatner as Kirk, Leonard Nimoy as Spock, Nichelle Nichols as Uhura and DeForest Kelley as McCoy; Khan costumes worn by Ricardo Montalban and Benedict Cumberbatch; Picard’s costume worn by Patrick Stewart; and the 6-foot U.S.S. Enterprise filming model from TNG.

Go to www.empmuseum.org/startrek for additional details about Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds.

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Some very lucky Star Trek fans on Friday night got to go where no one has gone before and were among the first in Seattle to experience the EMP Museum’s newest interplanetary exhibit, Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds, which showcases Star Trek’s significant impact on culture, society, arts, sports, technology and fashion. They were joined for the VIP “Landing Party” event by Star Trek: The Next Generation actors Brent Spiner and Denise Crosby. And did we mention a couple got engaged, too? No, not Spiner and Crosby, but rather imzadis Ceilidh McCallum and Brian Boudreaux. May they live long and prosper. 

The “Landing Party” event actually kicked off a weekend of Trek-related activities at the EMP Museum, with Saturday – the official opening day -- featuring a Star Trek Educator Workshop, a joint appearance by Spiner and Crosby, and also a screening of Crosby’s popular documentary Trekkies, followed by a Q&A session. And on Sunday, fans can enjoy a screening of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan as part of the EMP’s Campout Cinema night. Visitors also enjoyed the exhibit’s state-of-the-art interactive photo and video opportunities.
Exploring New Worlds, as part of the franchise’s 50th anniversary celebrations, gives fans the chance to discover Trek all over again with more than 100 artifacts and props from the five Trek television series, spin-offs, and films. Highlights from the exhibit include set pieces from The Original Series, such as Captain Kirk’s command chair and the navigation console -- on display for the first time in 25 years); TOS costumes worn by William Shatner as Kirk, Leonard Nimoy as Spock, Nichelle Nichols as Uhura and DeForest Kelley as McCoy; Khan costumes worn by Ricardo Montalban and Benedict Cumberbatch; Picard’s costume worn by Patrick Stewart; and the 6-foot U.S.S. Enterprise filming model from TNG.

Go to www.empmuseum.org/startrek for additional details about Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds.

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spiner-crosby-join-fans-at-exploring-new-worlds-exhibit-opening Sat, 21 May 2016 11:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Legacies Trilogy Continues with Best Defense ]]> http://www.startrek.com/article/legacies-trilogy-continues-with-best-defense

Star Trek: The Original Series -- Legacies: Book 2, Best Defense will be released on July 26 by Simon & Schuster/Pocket Books. The adventure, written by veteran Trek author David Mack (Vanguard, Seekers), is the middle installment in the Legacies trilogy commemmorating 50 years of Star Trek. Check out StarTrek.com's exclusive First Look at the cover, and here's the synopsis from the publisher: 
A debt of honor: One brave woman ventures alone into a parallel universe to save her old shipmates, exiled there decades earlier by a mysterious device called the Transfer Key. She soon learns the alternate universe harbors not just an alien invasion force, but a secret that underpins its very existence.

A mission of peace: A long-awaited Klingon-Federation peace conference convenes, led by Ambassador Sarek of Vulcan and Councillor Gorkon of Qo’noS. But both sides have enemies who would prefer the two great powers remain at war—and who will do anything to make certain hate wins the day.

An errand of justice: Captain Kirk and his crew seek the stolen Transfer Key that opens a door between universes, but their hunt is cut short by Ambassador Sarek’s plea for help. The Enterprise crew soon becomes targets in a deadly crossfire—one whose outcome will decide the fate of two universes.

Star Trek: The Original Series -- Legacies: Book 2, Best Defense will run 384 pages and be available as a mass market paperback, unabridged audio download and eBook. It will cost $7.99. Go to www.simonandschuster.com to pre-order it.

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Star Trek: The Original Series -- Legacies: Book 2, Best Defense will be released on July 26 by Simon & Schuster/Pocket Books. The adventure, written by veteran Trek author David Mack (Vanguard, Seekers), is the middle installment in the Legacies trilogy commemmorating 50 years of Star Trek. Check out StarTrek.com's exclusive First Look at the cover, and here's the synopsis from the publisher: 
A debt of honor: One brave woman ventures alone into a parallel universe to save her old shipmates, exiled there decades earlier by a mysterious device called the Transfer Key. She soon learns the alternate universe harbors not just an alien invasion force, but a secret that underpins its very existence.

A mission of peace: A long-awaited Klingon-Federation peace conference convenes, led by Ambassador Sarek of Vulcan and Councillor Gorkon of Qo’noS. But both sides have enemies who would prefer the two great powers remain at war—and who will do anything to make certain hate wins the day.

An errand of justice: Captain Kirk and his crew seek the stolen Transfer Key that opens a door between universes, but their hunt is cut short by Ambassador Sarek’s plea for help. The Enterprise crew soon becomes targets in a deadly crossfire—one whose outcome will decide the fate of two universes.

Star Trek: The Original Series -- Legacies: Book 2, Best Defense will run 384 pages and be available as a mass market paperback, unabridged audio download and eBook. It will cost $7.99. Go to www.simonandschuster.com to pre-order it.

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legacies-trilogy-continues-with-best-defense Sat, 21 May 2016 07:27:43 -0700
<![CDATA[Abrams, Lin, Quinto, Pine & Fans Go Beyond ]]> http://www.startrek.com/article/abrams-lin-quinto-pine-fans-go-beyond

More than 500 people joined Star Trek Beyond director Justin Lin, producer J.J. Abrams and co-stars Zachary Quinto, Chris Pine and Karl Urban in kicking off the Beyond juggernaut at the exclusive Star Trek Beyond Fan Event Friday evening on Stages 31 and 32 on the Paramount Pictures lot in Hollywood. Among the highlights, Simon Pegg, via video, introduced the new trailer for the highly anticipated adventure, a street on the lot was named in honor of Leonard Nimoy, and J.J. Abrams announced that the premiere of Star Trek Beyond will be held at Comic-Con in San Diego, adding that everyone in attendance at the Fan Event is invited to the premiere. Lin also revealed that Beyond will be presented as the first-ever open-air IMAX world premiere, with special appearances by him, the Beyond filmmakers and cast, as well as a live concert performance of Michael Giacchino’s film score by the San Diego Symphony Orchestra. 

Abrams, of his relationship with Star Trek said, "I'm a late adopter to Star Trek, but I have realized what I've missed out on growing up."

Lin talked about the film and fans, noting, "You have to embrace Star Trek and celebrate everything that has come before."

Before Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Karl Urban took the stage, the limited-edition poster fans got to take home was revealed.

Pine told fans that "Kirk has turned a corner in this story. At the beginning of the film you find him really understanding his role as a Captain."

Quinto added, "The friendships the characters have developed over almost 10 years is the best part of making the movies."Urban explained, "The challenge of the first film was terrifying since the original cast did such an amazing job. It was nerve-wracking to make those characters our own."

The crowd -- which included fans who won tickets in recent weeks during the Star Trek Beyond Fan Event Contest, as well as members of the media, promotional partners and movie distributors -- had a blast. Many wore costumes of their favorite characters and they cheered Lin, Abrams, Quinto, Pine and Urban as well as the Beyond footage they saw.

Fans also cheered as a street on the lot was unveiled to honor Leonard Nimoy. Heightening the emotion of the moment, Nimoy's widow, Susan Bay, and one of his children, Adam Nimoy, were on hand for the unveiling. Quinto addressed everyone attending, noting that now Nimoy would guide the way for young talent trying to find their way around the Paramount lot.  

Other memorable moments from the evening included a conversation in the round with Lin, hosted by Adam Savage; a screening of 15 minutes of Beyond footage (with Lin introducing the scenes), as well as 50-second interstitials featuring such super-fans as Slash and Rihanna. Fans were also treated to an after-party, with the party space decorated with props and a captain's chair, and fans receiving giveaways including tee-shirts.

Fans concluded that portion of the night with the reveal of the latest official Beyond theatrical poster.

And that was followed by the premiere of the Star Trek Beyond trailer, and then an after-party. Check out the trailer below.

Star Trek Beyond will open on July 22.
 

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More than 500 people joined Star Trek Beyond director Justin Lin, producer J.J. Abrams and co-stars Zachary Quinto, Chris Pine and Karl Urban in kicking off the Beyond juggernaut at the exclusive Star Trek Beyond Fan Event Friday evening on Stages 31 and 32 on the Paramount Pictures lot in Hollywood. Among the highlights, Simon Pegg, via video, introduced the new trailer for the highly anticipated adventure, a street on the lot was named in honor of Leonard Nimoy, and J.J. Abrams announced that the premiere of Star Trek Beyond will be held at Comic-Con in San Diego, adding that everyone in attendance at the Fan Event is invited to the premiere. Lin also revealed that Beyond will be presented as the first-ever open-air IMAX world premiere, with special appearances by him, the Beyond filmmakers and cast, as well as a live concert performance of Michael Giacchino’s film score by the San Diego Symphony Orchestra. 

Abrams, of his relationship with Star Trek said, "I'm a late adopter to Star Trek, but I have realized what I've missed out on growing up."

Lin talked about the film and fans, noting, "You have to embrace Star Trek and celebrate everything that has come before."

Before Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Karl Urban took the stage, the limited-edition poster fans got to take home was revealed.

Pine told fans that "Kirk has turned a corner in this story. At the beginning of the film you find him really understanding his role as a Captain."

Quinto added, "The friendships the characters have developed over almost 10 years is the best part of making the movies."Urban explained, "The challenge of the first film was terrifying since the original cast did such an amazing job. It was nerve-wracking to make those characters our own."

The crowd -- which included fans who won tickets in recent weeks during the Star Trek Beyond Fan Event Contest, as well as members of the media, promotional partners and movie distributors -- had a blast. Many wore costumes of their favorite characters and they cheered Lin, Abrams, Quinto, Pine and Urban as well as the Beyond footage they saw.

Fans also cheered as a street on the lot was unveiled to honor Leonard Nimoy. Heightening the emotion of the moment, Nimoy's widow, Susan Bay, and one of his children, Adam Nimoy, were on hand for the unveiling. Quinto addressed everyone attending, noting that now Nimoy would guide the way for young talent trying to find their way around the Paramount lot.  

Other memorable moments from the evening included a conversation in the round with Lin, hosted by Adam Savage; a screening of 15 minutes of Beyond footage (with Lin introducing the scenes), as well as 50-second interstitials featuring such super-fans as Slash and Rihanna. Fans were also treated to an after-party, with the party space decorated with props and a captain's chair, and fans receiving giveaways including tee-shirts.

Fans concluded that portion of the night with the reveal of the latest official Beyond theatrical poster.

And that was followed by the premiere of the Star Trek Beyond trailer, and then an after-party. Check out the trailer below.

Star Trek Beyond will open on July 22.
 

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