Star Trek Latest News http://startrek.com Star Trek Latest News Thu, 20 Jul 2017 04:00:00 -0700 info@startrek.com (Star Trek Team) en <![CDATA[Klingon Mega-Event Continues in Timelines ]]> http://www.startrek.com/article/klingon-mega-event-continues-in-timelines

On Monday, players of the multi-platform game Star Trek Timelines completed “When Giants Walk,” the second event in this month’s mega-event, “A Good Day to Lie.” They overwhelmingly supported the Klingon-Cardassian Alliance when completing missions.

Upon victory, Worf’s son Alexander reported that the most dangerous monsters have been rounded up. The ones that used to be Klingons are responding well to treatment. His father’s ridges don’t look quite the same as they used to, but Worf is alive, thanks to the players. He wonders if the reappearance of these creatures and the mutation that overtook his father have anything to do with other recent events, such as the disappearance of Chancellor Martok. If Klingon Intelligence finds any leads, he promises to have them contact the Federation immediately.

Congratulations to the top finisher on the Individual Leaderboard [AF] Mad Max and the Squadron Leaderboard Alpha Team [AF].

Timelines Leaderboard
Available now on the App Store, Facebook Gameroom and Google Play, Star Trek Timelines merges the characters, stories, and settings from Star Trek: The Original Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager and Enterprise and their associated movies. Gather your favorite heroes and even villains to build your dream crew, explore the galaxy, and lead Starfleet through a crisis threatening the very fabric of time and space. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest updates - and don’t forget to rate us if you love playing.

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On Monday, players of the multi-platform game Star Trek Timelines completed “When Giants Walk,” the second event in this month’s mega-event, “A Good Day to Lie.” They overwhelmingly supported the Klingon-Cardassian Alliance when completing missions.

Upon victory, Worf’s son Alexander reported that the most dangerous monsters have been rounded up. The ones that used to be Klingons are responding well to treatment. His father’s ridges don’t look quite the same as they used to, but Worf is alive, thanks to the players. He wonders if the reappearance of these creatures and the mutation that overtook his father have anything to do with other recent events, such as the disappearance of Chancellor Martok. If Klingon Intelligence finds any leads, he promises to have them contact the Federation immediately.

Congratulations to the top finisher on the Individual Leaderboard [AF] Mad Max and the Squadron Leaderboard Alpha Team [AF].

Timelines Leaderboard
Available now on the App Store, Facebook Gameroom and Google Play, Star Trek Timelines merges the characters, stories, and settings from Star Trek: The Original Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager and Enterprise and their associated movies. Gather your favorite heroes and even villains to build your dream crew, explore the galaxy, and lead Starfleet through a crisis threatening the very fabric of time and space. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest updates - and don’t forget to rate us if you love playing.

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klingon-mega-event-continues-in-timelines Thu, 20 Jul 2017 04:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Discovery Cast & Creatives Set for Star Trek Las Vegas]]> http://www.startrek.com/article/discovery-cast-creatives-set-for-star-trek-las-vegas

Star Trek: Discovery will help kick off Star Trek Las Vegas with appearances by cast members, writers, producers, and designers on the afternoon of Wednesday, August 2nd in the Leonard Nimoy Theater. And that's not all, as Star Trek.com and CBS ALL ACCESS will bring multiple exhibits, special panels, daily contests, authors and much more to the five-day event.

Here are the details:

 

Take a seat in the U.S.S. Discovery Captain’s Chair and see actual Star Trek: Discovery props and costumes – straight from the set – along with creature, ship and concept art at the Discovery Exhibit

 

Join Jordan Hoffman, host of ENGAGE: The Official Star Trek Podcast, for an all-access, behind-the-scenes peek into the world of Star Trek… with the Treksperts who bring it to life every day. And don’t miss daily Trek Trivia Tournaments, the Starfleet Academy Spelling Bee, The Big KHAAAAAAAAAAAN-Test, Cosplay Photo Ops and much more on the CBS All Access Stage in Quark's Bar.

Phil Plait, the Bad Astronomer, along with Caltech researchers Dr. Jessie Christiansen, Dr. Philip Hopkins and Dr. Robert Hurt, are set to guide fans on a trek into today’s universe, the strange new worlds being discovered, and the upcoming solar eclipse.

On Saturday and Sunday mornings, NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory educators Lyle Tavernier and Brandon Rodriguez will take young fans on an exciting Star Trek STEM journey to help a stranded starship. Kids will build an antenna array, send data about the nearest wormhole to the ship, and help restore navigation to the starship. 

Star Trek Las Vegas is pleased to host the world premiere of the Star Trek: The Next Generation 30th Anniversary Art Exhibit, featuring 178 posters by artist Juan Ortiz. This treat for art-loving Trek fans is inspired by indie-film and black-light posters, comics and rock/punk culture, and it showcases Ortiz’s unique creative vision.

CBS Consumer Products and Roddenberry Entertainment are opening their archives to present an array of photos, props and costumes for Star Trek Las Vegas attendees to enjoy. Look for the TNG Archives in Ten Forward throughout the entire event.

Some of your favorite Star Trek authors, editors and illustrators will be in the house throughout Star Trek Las Vegas, participating in panels and sitting for signings. Who are you looking forward to meeting?


Visit Star Trek Las Vegas for tickets and to see the complete list of more than 100 Star Trek celebrities set to appear.

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Star Trek: Discovery will help kick off Star Trek Las Vegas with appearances by cast members, writers, producers, and designers on the afternoon of Wednesday, August 2nd in the Leonard Nimoy Theater. And that's not all, as Star Trek.com and CBS ALL ACCESS will bring multiple exhibits, special panels, daily contests, authors and much more to the five-day event.

Here are the details:

 

Take a seat in the U.S.S. Discovery Captain’s Chair and see actual Star Trek: Discovery props and costumes – straight from the set – along with creature, ship and concept art at the Discovery Exhibit

 

Join Jordan Hoffman, host of ENGAGE: The Official Star Trek Podcast, for an all-access, behind-the-scenes peek into the world of Star Trek… with the Treksperts who bring it to life every day. And don’t miss daily Trek Trivia Tournaments, the Starfleet Academy Spelling Bee, The Big KHAAAAAAAAAAAN-Test, Cosplay Photo Ops and much more on the CBS All Access Stage in Quark's Bar.

Phil Plait, the Bad Astronomer, along with Caltech researchers Dr. Jessie Christiansen, Dr. Philip Hopkins and Dr. Robert Hurt, are set to guide fans on a trek into today’s universe, the strange new worlds being discovered, and the upcoming solar eclipse.

On Saturday and Sunday mornings, NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory educators Lyle Tavernier and Brandon Rodriguez will take young fans on an exciting Star Trek STEM journey to help a stranded starship. Kids will build an antenna array, send data about the nearest wormhole to the ship, and help restore navigation to the starship. 

Star Trek Las Vegas is pleased to host the world premiere of the Star Trek: The Next Generation 30th Anniversary Art Exhibit, featuring 178 posters by artist Juan Ortiz. This treat for art-loving Trek fans is inspired by indie-film and black-light posters, comics and rock/punk culture, and it showcases Ortiz’s unique creative vision.

CBS Consumer Products and Roddenberry Entertainment are opening their archives to present an array of photos, props and costumes for Star Trek Las Vegas attendees to enjoy. Look for the TNG Archives in Ten Forward throughout the entire event.

Some of your favorite Star Trek authors, editors and illustrators will be in the house throughout Star Trek Las Vegas, participating in panels and sitting for signings. Who are you looking forward to meeting?


Visit Star Trek Las Vegas for tickets and to see the complete list of more than 100 Star Trek celebrities set to appear.

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discovery-cast-creatives-set-for-star-trek-las-vegas Wed, 19 Jul 2017 10:54:33 -0700
<![CDATA[Celebrate TNG30 with "Poker Face" Data Pin]]> http://www.startrek.com/article/celebrate-tng30-with-poker-face-data-pin

FanSets, in honor of Star Trek: The Next Generation's 30th anniversary, has created a limited-edition "Poker Face" Data pin made especially for the upcoming Star Trek Las Vegas event. The "Poker Face" Data pin, like a real Las Vegas poker chip, measures approximately two inches in diameter. FanSets has sold out every Star Trek exclusive to date, and fans have been asking for the pins to be available outside the event. So, this is your pre-order chance to own a piece of Star Trek... lore (pun intended), which will not be sold after the event.

Star Trek
All orders from the FanSets website for this pin will ship four (4) weeks after the event; approximately Sept 5th. You cannot order the pin on the website and pick it up at STLV. If you prefer to buy it at STLV, please do not pre-order from the website, but rather visit the FanSets booth during the event.

This pre-sale will end on Tuesday, August 1st at 6:00 MST. Pre-ordering it will guarantee you a pin. Each pin will cost $15, plus shipping.

Go to www.fansets.com to pre-order the Data pin, and check out their Facebook page as well.

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FanSets, in honor of Star Trek: The Next Generation's 30th anniversary, has created a limited-edition "Poker Face" Data pin made especially for the upcoming Star Trek Las Vegas event. The "Poker Face" Data pin, like a real Las Vegas poker chip, measures approximately two inches in diameter. FanSets has sold out every Star Trek exclusive to date, and fans have been asking for the pins to be available outside the event. So, this is your pre-order chance to own a piece of Star Trek... lore (pun intended), which will not be sold after the event.

Star Trek
All orders from the FanSets website for this pin will ship four (4) weeks after the event; approximately Sept 5th. You cannot order the pin on the website and pick it up at STLV. If you prefer to buy it at STLV, please do not pre-order from the website, but rather visit the FanSets booth during the event.

This pre-sale will end on Tuesday, August 1st at 6:00 MST. Pre-ordering it will guarantee you a pin. Each pin will cost $15, plus shipping.

Go to www.fansets.com to pre-order the Data pin, and check out their Facebook page as well.

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celebrate-tng30-with-poker-face-data-pin Wed, 19 Jul 2017 04:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Exclusive Products, Signings & More Set for SDCC]]> http://www.startrek.com/article/exclusive-products-signings-more-set-for-sdcc

Star Trek is primed to make a splash at San Diego Comic-Con International 2017, with with dozens of Star Trek-themed products set to be exclusively unveiled, loads of freebies ready to be beamed up, and plenty of signings locked in for fans. Following the iconic franchise’s landmark 50th anniversary celebration in 2016 and just before the premiere of CBS’ new television series, Star Trek: Discovery, there is no better time to be a Star Trek fan. 

Exclusives and signings available onsite include:

ANOVOS (Booth #3849)

Star Trek Anovos

Star Trek: Enterprise NX-01 Starfleet jumpsuits will be available (Men’s Command Variant) in limited quantity and Star Trek First Contact Command Officer’s Jacket will be available for pre-order in limited quantity of 50 units. Additional Star Trek products, including patches and pips, will also be available while supplies last. Fans can also save 15% off of select Star Trek items.
 

Chronicle Books (Booth #1506)

Star Trek Cats

Chronicle Books will spotlight the recently released Star Trek Cats book.

Diamond Select Toys (Booth #2607)

Star Trek Diamond Select

Diamond Select is offering the Star Trek III: The Search for Spock U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 “Final Flight” starship.  “My God, Bones… What have I done?” James T. Kirk spoke those words as he watched the U.S.S. Enterprise plummet from the sky by his own hand, something even the mighty Khan could not accomplish. This translucent rendering of the Enterprise is meant to pay tribute to its fiery last flight down to the Genesis planet, after self-destructing in orbit. The ship measures approximately 14 inches long, and includes a display stand. It comes in commemorative window packaging. Limited to only 400 pieces, for $65.00.

Eaglemoss (Booth #1303)

Star Trek Official Starships Collection

A huge selection from the Starships Collection will be on display at their booth, including the latest oversized ship models and volumes from the Star Trek Graphic Novels line.

Entertainment Earth (Booth #2343)

Star Trek Entertainment Earth

Entertainment Earth will offer a number of convention exclusives, including a Star Trek: The Next Generation U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D Monitor Mate, a Star Trek: The Original Series Talking Spock Bobble Head, and a set of The Big Bang Theory / Star Trek: The Next Generation 3 3/4-Inch Figures.

3D Systems Gentle Giant Studios (Booth 3513)

Star Trek: Discovery

3D Systems Gentle Giant Studios will have a sneak peek and reveal a piece of the new Star Trek: Discovery designs: The Klingon Torchbearer. The Klingon Torchbearer was designed and sculpted digitally by Neville Page with the goal to create, via 3D Systems’ 3D printing technology, a suit design that could never have been achieved using traditional processes. The aesthetic is full of Klingon iconography and details that offer a narrative reveal for those who look closely. 3D printed entirely by 3D Systems at its Gentle Giant Studios location, and designed and fabricated at Alchemy Studios under the guidance of Glenn Hetrick, this unique partnership afforded the production a specialty costume unlike any other in the Star Trek franchise.

PopMinded by Hallmark (Booths #2913-R & 1505)

Star Trek Hallmark

At Booth #2913-R, Hallmark is offering a Star Trek: The Next Generation 30th Anniversary convention exclusive as part of their event exclusive line-up. Additional Star Trek products, including a sneak peek of Star Trek: The Next Generation itty bittys will be available at Booth #1505.

IDW Publishing (Booth #2743)

Star Trek IDW Publishing

IDW will offer an exclusive Star Trek Boldly Go Volume 1 with a special Enterprise Variant cover. Also, be on the lookout for the Boldly Go poster graphic at the booth. On Friday, July 21, Star Trek: The Mirror Broken illustrator J.K. Woodward will be joined by authors Scott Tipton and David Tipton for a signing from 11 am – 12 pm. Star Trek: Starfleet Academy authors Mike Johnson and Ryan Parrot will be signing from 6pm – 7pm. 

Star Trek IDW Publishing


Also, IDW will offer a Star Trek limited-edition box featuring these six Star Trek books: Stardate Collection HC Volume 1, Gold Key Archives HC Volume 1, Ongoing TP Volume 1, John Byrne Collection TP, Nero TP, and Starfleet Academy TP. Those who purchase the box will receive a free bonus Star Trek 50th Anniversary Collection Mini-Print by J.K. Woodward and a free Tom Whalen Spock Poster. The box will only be available for pickup on Friday at IDW's booth.

Insight Editions (Booth #3721)

Star Trek Insight Editions

Insight Editions will give away button packs featuring the artwork from Hidden Universe Travel Guides: Star Trek: The Klingon Empire and Star Trek: Vulcan. The artist for both books, Livio Ramondelli, will be signing at the booth on Friday, July 21 from 3pm – 4pm.

McFarlane Toys (at Diamond Distributers Booth #2401)

Star Trek McFarlane Toys

McFarlane Toys will be displaying Star Trek action figure prototypes, featuring Captain James T. Kirk from Star Trek: The Original Series and Captain Jean-Luc Picard from Star Trek: The Next Generation at Diamond Distributers Booth #2401. These figures will be in 7” scale and will feature multiple points of articulation. These action figure prototypes will also be on display at the Star Trek: Discovery Gallery at the Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts Gallery. Both Captain Kirk and Captain Picard are set to release in Spring of 2018.

Moebius (Booth #2946)

Star Trek Moebius Models

Moebius will be unveiling their U.S.S. Franklin model kit at their booth.

QMx (Booth #4145)

Star Trek QMx

QMx is featuring a range of Star Trek products for sale at Comic-con, including the recently unveiled Star Trek: The Original Series Master Series Captain's Chair 1:6 Scale Prop Replica, 1:6 scale Star Trek: The Original Series figures of Kirk, Spock, and McCoy, Star Trek: The Next Generation Mirror Universe art prints, Star Trek Q-Tag luggage tags, and a Star Trek: Voyager communicator badge. They will also display a 1:6 scale replica of the Star Trek: The Next Generation bridge with several crew members on board.

Rubies (Booth #3649)

Star Trek Rubies

Rubies will feature an array of Star Trek costumes and accessories, including Deluxe Captain Kirk, Captain Picard, Spock, Scotty and Uhura costumes.

Shmaltz Brewing

Star Trek Shmaltz

Shmaltz Brewing’s Star Trek-inspired beers, Vulcan Ale and Klingon Imperial Porter, will be available at select bars and restaurants near the convention center. 

ThinkGeek (Booth #3349)

Star Trek ThinkGeek

ThinkGeek will announce and launch a new line of collectible Star Trek: The Original Series product. Fans will receive a special Star Trek Mirror Universe pin as the convention exclusive gift with purchase.

Titan Entertainment (Booth #5537)

Star Trek Titan Publishing

Titan Publishing will have 100 Limited-edition signed copies of Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Art Of Juan Ortiz available at the booth. Each will include an original print signed by the artist.

WizKids (Booth #121)

Star Trek WizKids

WizKids will offer a first look at upcoming Star Trek releases including the Star Trek: Attack Wing Card Packs, Star Trek: Attack Wing Faction Packs – Painted Ships Samples, Star Trek: Deep Cuts – Unpainted Ships Samples, Star Trek: Frontiers: The Return of Khan Expansion Pack Mock Up, and Star Trek Tactics: Series IV – Painted Ships Samples.

Official Star Trek Shop

Star Trek: Discovery

The Official Star Trek Shop will be located at the Star Trek: Discovery Gallery in the Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts Gallery (363 Fifth Avenue, San Diego). A wide array of the latest Star Trek products and SDCC exclusives will be available including Star Trek: Discovery fan gear, limited-edition Star Trek The Next Generation: The Art of Juan Ortiz book, new TNG30 lithographs, and more.

The gallery will also feature the debut of – and a photo opportunity with -- the U.S.S. Discovery captain’s chair and will showcase additional props, costumes, sketches and more from Discovery. One thousand fans each day will receive complimentary limited-edition Discovery posters. And, speaking of Discovery, don't forget that on Saturday, July 22 -- in Ballroom 20 at 2:30 p.m. -- Discovery will take center stage with a panel hosted by Discovery guest star Rainn Wilson and featuring stars Sonequa Martin-Green, Jason Isaacs, Doug Jones, Shazad Latif, Mary Wiseman, Anthony Rapp, James Frain and also several executive producers.

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Star Trek is primed to make a splash at San Diego Comic-Con International 2017, with with dozens of Star Trek-themed products set to be exclusively unveiled, loads of freebies ready to be beamed up, and plenty of signings locked in for fans. Following the iconic franchise’s landmark 50th anniversary celebration in 2016 and just before the premiere of CBS’ new television series, Star Trek: Discovery, there is no better time to be a Star Trek fan. 

Exclusives and signings available onsite include:

ANOVOS (Booth #3849)

Star Trek Anovos

Star Trek: Enterprise NX-01 Starfleet jumpsuits will be available (Men’s Command Variant) in limited quantity and Star Trek First Contact Command Officer’s Jacket will be available for pre-order in limited quantity of 50 units. Additional Star Trek products, including patches and pips, will also be available while supplies last. Fans can also save 15% off of select Star Trek items.
 

Chronicle Books (Booth #1506)

Star Trek Cats

Chronicle Books will spotlight the recently released Star Trek Cats book.

Diamond Select Toys (Booth #2607)

Star Trek Diamond Select

Diamond Select is offering the Star Trek III: The Search for Spock U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 “Final Flight” starship.  “My God, Bones… What have I done?” James T. Kirk spoke those words as he watched the U.S.S. Enterprise plummet from the sky by his own hand, something even the mighty Khan could not accomplish. This translucent rendering of the Enterprise is meant to pay tribute to its fiery last flight down to the Genesis planet, after self-destructing in orbit. The ship measures approximately 14 inches long, and includes a display stand. It comes in commemorative window packaging. Limited to only 400 pieces, for $65.00.

Eaglemoss (Booth #1303)

Star Trek Official Starships Collection

A huge selection from the Starships Collection will be on display at their booth, including the latest oversized ship models and volumes from the Star Trek Graphic Novels line.

Entertainment Earth (Booth #2343)

Star Trek Entertainment Earth

Entertainment Earth will offer a number of convention exclusives, including a Star Trek: The Next Generation U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D Monitor Mate, a Star Trek: The Original Series Talking Spock Bobble Head, and a set of The Big Bang Theory / Star Trek: The Next Generation 3 3/4-Inch Figures.

3D Systems Gentle Giant Studios (Booth 3513)

Star Trek: Discovery

3D Systems Gentle Giant Studios will have a sneak peek and reveal a piece of the new Star Trek: Discovery designs: The Klingon Torchbearer. The Klingon Torchbearer was designed and sculpted digitally by Neville Page with the goal to create, via 3D Systems’ 3D printing technology, a suit design that could never have been achieved using traditional processes. The aesthetic is full of Klingon iconography and details that offer a narrative reveal for those who look closely. 3D printed entirely by 3D Systems at its Gentle Giant Studios location, and designed and fabricated at Alchemy Studios under the guidance of Glenn Hetrick, this unique partnership afforded the production a specialty costume unlike any other in the Star Trek franchise.

PopMinded by Hallmark (Booths #2913-R & 1505)

Star Trek Hallmark

At Booth #2913-R, Hallmark is offering a Star Trek: The Next Generation 30th Anniversary convention exclusive as part of their event exclusive line-up. Additional Star Trek products, including a sneak peek of Star Trek: The Next Generation itty bittys will be available at Booth #1505.

IDW Publishing (Booth #2743)

Star Trek IDW Publishing

IDW will offer an exclusive Star Trek Boldly Go Volume 1 with a special Enterprise Variant cover. Also, be on the lookout for the Boldly Go poster graphic at the booth. On Friday, July 21, Star Trek: The Mirror Broken illustrator J.K. Woodward will be joined by authors Scott Tipton and David Tipton for a signing from 11 am – 12 pm. Star Trek: Starfleet Academy authors Mike Johnson and Ryan Parrot will be signing from 6pm – 7pm. 

Star Trek IDW Publishing


Also, IDW will offer a Star Trek limited-edition box featuring these six Star Trek books: Stardate Collection HC Volume 1, Gold Key Archives HC Volume 1, Ongoing TP Volume 1, John Byrne Collection TP, Nero TP, and Starfleet Academy TP. Those who purchase the box will receive a free bonus Star Trek 50th Anniversary Collection Mini-Print by J.K. Woodward and a free Tom Whalen Spock Poster. The box will only be available for pickup on Friday at IDW's booth.

Insight Editions (Booth #3721)

Star Trek Insight Editions

Insight Editions will give away button packs featuring the artwork from Hidden Universe Travel Guides: Star Trek: The Klingon Empire and Star Trek: Vulcan. The artist for both books, Livio Ramondelli, will be signing at the booth on Friday, July 21 from 3pm – 4pm.

McFarlane Toys (at Diamond Distributers Booth #2401)

Star Trek McFarlane Toys

McFarlane Toys will be displaying Star Trek action figure prototypes, featuring Captain James T. Kirk from Star Trek: The Original Series and Captain Jean-Luc Picard from Star Trek: The Next Generation at Diamond Distributers Booth #2401. These figures will be in 7” scale and will feature multiple points of articulation. These action figure prototypes will also be on display at the Star Trek: Discovery Gallery at the Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts Gallery. Both Captain Kirk and Captain Picard are set to release in Spring of 2018.

Moebius (Booth #2946)

Star Trek Moebius Models

Moebius will be unveiling their U.S.S. Franklin model kit at their booth.

QMx (Booth #4145)

Star Trek QMx

QMx is featuring a range of Star Trek products for sale at Comic-con, including the recently unveiled Star Trek: The Original Series Master Series Captain's Chair 1:6 Scale Prop Replica, 1:6 scale Star Trek: The Original Series figures of Kirk, Spock, and McCoy, Star Trek: The Next Generation Mirror Universe art prints, Star Trek Q-Tag luggage tags, and a Star Trek: Voyager communicator badge. They will also display a 1:6 scale replica of the Star Trek: The Next Generation bridge with several crew members on board.

Rubies (Booth #3649)

Star Trek Rubies

Rubies will feature an array of Star Trek costumes and accessories, including Deluxe Captain Kirk, Captain Picard, Spock, Scotty and Uhura costumes.

Shmaltz Brewing

Star Trek Shmaltz

Shmaltz Brewing’s Star Trek-inspired beers, Vulcan Ale and Klingon Imperial Porter, will be available at select bars and restaurants near the convention center. 

ThinkGeek (Booth #3349)

Star Trek ThinkGeek

ThinkGeek will announce and launch a new line of collectible Star Trek: The Original Series product. Fans will receive a special Star Trek Mirror Universe pin as the convention exclusive gift with purchase.

Titan Entertainment (Booth #5537)

Star Trek Titan Publishing

Titan Publishing will have 100 Limited-edition signed copies of Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Art Of Juan Ortiz available at the booth. Each will include an original print signed by the artist.

WizKids (Booth #121)

Star Trek WizKids

WizKids will offer a first look at upcoming Star Trek releases including the Star Trek: Attack Wing Card Packs, Star Trek: Attack Wing Faction Packs – Painted Ships Samples, Star Trek: Deep Cuts – Unpainted Ships Samples, Star Trek: Frontiers: The Return of Khan Expansion Pack Mock Up, and Star Trek Tactics: Series IV – Painted Ships Samples.

Official Star Trek Shop

Star Trek: Discovery

The Official Star Trek Shop will be located at the Star Trek: Discovery Gallery in the Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts Gallery (363 Fifth Avenue, San Diego). A wide array of the latest Star Trek products and SDCC exclusives will be available including Star Trek: Discovery fan gear, limited-edition Star Trek The Next Generation: The Art of Juan Ortiz book, new TNG30 lithographs, and more.

The gallery will also feature the debut of – and a photo opportunity with -- the U.S.S. Discovery captain’s chair and will showcase additional props, costumes, sketches and more from Discovery. One thousand fans each day will receive complimentary limited-edition Discovery posters. And, speaking of Discovery, don't forget that on Saturday, July 22 -- in Ballroom 20 at 2:30 p.m. -- Discovery will take center stage with a panel hosted by Discovery guest star Rainn Wilson and featuring stars Sonequa Martin-Green, Jason Isaacs, Doug Jones, Shazad Latif, Mary Wiseman, Anthony Rapp, James Frain and also several executive producers.

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exclusive-products-signings-more-set-for-sdcc Tue, 18 Jul 2017 06:26:54 -0700
<![CDATA[Discovery Beams Into Comic-Con]]> http://www.startrek.com/article/discovery-beams-into-comic-con

Star Trek: Discovery is set to boldly go to San Diego Comic-Con International this week, with a slate of activities designed to give Trek fans their most-extensive look yet at the upcoming series. 

"MEET STARFLEET" STAR TREK: DISCOVERY PANEL
Saturday, July 22 at 2:30pm in Ballroom 20

Star Trek: Discovery Cast

Star Trek: Discovery Cast

Star Trek: Discovery Cast

Over 50 years ago, the world was first introduced to what would quickly become a cultural phenomenon. Star Trek was a television series that inspired developments in science and technology, broke social barriers, and transported viewers around the globe to new adventures and uncharted frontiers. This fall, Star Trek: Discovery follows the voyages of Starfleet on their missions to discover new worlds and new life forms, while learning that to truly understand all things alien, you must first understand yourself. Join cast members Sonequa Martin-Green, Jason Isaacs, Doug Jones, Shazad Latif, Mary Wiseman, Anthony Rapp and James Frain, alongside executive producers Alex Kurtzman, Gretchen J. Berg, Heather KadinAaron Harberts and Akiva Goldsman for a conversation and introduction to Discovery

The panel will be moderated by series guest star Rainn Wilson, who is set to play Harry Mudd, the charismatic conman and intergalactic criminal first introduced in Star Trek: The Original Series

STAR TREK: DISCOVERY GALLERY TAKEOVER
Thursday, July 20 to Sunday, July 23

Star Trek Discovery, San Diego Comic-Con Posters

CBS is creating a fully immersive Discovery experience at the Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts Gallery (363 Fifth Avenue); Comic-Con badges are not mandatory for entry. The exhibit will feature the debut of - and a photo opportunity with - the U.S.S. Discovery captain’s chair and will showcase additional props, costumes, sketches and more from Discovery. One thousand fans each day will receive complimentary limited-edition Discovery posters, and the location will also house an official Star Trek Shop with items exclusive to Comic-Con.

STAR TREK: DISCOVERY PEDICABS
Thursday, July 20 to Sunday, July 23

Fans can get free "intergalactic" rides throughout the Gaslamp District in pedicabs inspired by the design of the U.S.S. Discovery’s captain’s chair. The pedicabs will feature the series’ chair’s distinctive stitched black seats as well as video monitors built into its arm rests which, in this case, will screen trailers for the highly anticipated new show. As an added touch, each vehicle will display an illuminated U.S.S. Discovery delta shield on the back. 

#TREKDISCOVERY CHALLENGE
Friday, July 21 & Saturday, July 22

Fans can take part in the #TrekDiscovery Challenge when they encounter an array of authentically costumed Trek ambassadors, representing crews from five of the Star Trek television series (The Original Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager and Enterprise). Fans who post photos of themselves with each of the five series’ crews - and also in the Discovery captain’s chair at the Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts Gallery - and who tag all six photos with the #TrekDiscovery challenge hashtag on Twitter or Instagram, will be eligible to win a Roku streaming stick and a subscription to CBS All Access. Prizes will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Fans can find clues regarding the location of the #TrekDiscovery crews by following @StarTrek on Twitter and Instagram.

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Star Trek: Discovery is set to boldly go to San Diego Comic-Con International this week, with a slate of activities designed to give Trek fans their most-extensive look yet at the upcoming series. 

"MEET STARFLEET" STAR TREK: DISCOVERY PANEL
Saturday, July 22 at 2:30pm in Ballroom 20

Star Trek: Discovery Cast

Star Trek: Discovery Cast

Star Trek: Discovery Cast

Over 50 years ago, the world was first introduced to what would quickly become a cultural phenomenon. Star Trek was a television series that inspired developments in science and technology, broke social barriers, and transported viewers around the globe to new adventures and uncharted frontiers. This fall, Star Trek: Discovery follows the voyages of Starfleet on their missions to discover new worlds and new life forms, while learning that to truly understand all things alien, you must first understand yourself. Join cast members Sonequa Martin-Green, Jason Isaacs, Doug Jones, Shazad Latif, Mary Wiseman, Anthony Rapp and James Frain, alongside executive producers Alex Kurtzman, Gretchen J. Berg, Heather KadinAaron Harberts and Akiva Goldsman for a conversation and introduction to Discovery

The panel will be moderated by series guest star Rainn Wilson, who is set to play Harry Mudd, the charismatic conman and intergalactic criminal first introduced in Star Trek: The Original Series

STAR TREK: DISCOVERY GALLERY TAKEOVER
Thursday, July 20 to Sunday, July 23

Star Trek Discovery, San Diego Comic-Con Posters

CBS is creating a fully immersive Discovery experience at the Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts Gallery (363 Fifth Avenue); Comic-Con badges are not mandatory for entry. The exhibit will feature the debut of - and a photo opportunity with - the U.S.S. Discovery captain’s chair and will showcase additional props, costumes, sketches and more from Discovery. One thousand fans each day will receive complimentary limited-edition Discovery posters, and the location will also house an official Star Trek Shop with items exclusive to Comic-Con.

STAR TREK: DISCOVERY PEDICABS
Thursday, July 20 to Sunday, July 23

Fans can get free "intergalactic" rides throughout the Gaslamp District in pedicabs inspired by the design of the U.S.S. Discovery’s captain’s chair. The pedicabs will feature the series’ chair’s distinctive stitched black seats as well as video monitors built into its arm rests which, in this case, will screen trailers for the highly anticipated new show. As an added touch, each vehicle will display an illuminated U.S.S. Discovery delta shield on the back. 

#TREKDISCOVERY CHALLENGE
Friday, July 21 & Saturday, July 22

Fans can take part in the #TrekDiscovery Challenge when they encounter an array of authentically costumed Trek ambassadors, representing crews from five of the Star Trek television series (The Original Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager and Enterprise). Fans who post photos of themselves with each of the five series’ crews - and also in the Discovery captain’s chair at the Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts Gallery - and who tag all six photos with the #TrekDiscovery challenge hashtag on Twitter or Instagram, will be eligible to win a Roku streaming stick and a subscription to CBS All Access. Prizes will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Fans can find clues regarding the location of the #TrekDiscovery crews by following @StarTrek on Twitter and Instagram.

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discovery-beams-into-comic-con Mon, 17 Jul 2017 08:56:13 -0700
<![CDATA[FIRST LOOK: Boldly Go #10 ]]> http://www.startrek.com/article/first-look-boldly-go-10

Scotty returns to the Yorktown base to check in on construction of the new Enterprise... only to find that building the flagship comes with unexpected perils. Such is the plot of Star Trek: Boldly Go #10, the latest Trek comic book adventure from IDW Publishing. StarTrek.com is pleased to share an exclusive First Look at the covers and preview pages of Boldly Go #10, which will be released July 26.

Star Trek: Boldly Go #10

Star Trek: Boldly Go #10


Written by Mike Johnson, Boldly Go #10 features art by Tony Shasteen and a George Caltsoudas cover. The issue will run 32 pages and cost $3.99. Fans also should be sure to be on the lookout for a variant cover by Cryssy Cheung.

Star Trek: Boldly Go #10

Star Trek: Boldly Go #10


For additional details, contact your local comic book retailer or visit www.comicshoplocator.com to find a store near you. Keep an eye on StarTrek.com for additional details about the IDW's upcoming Star Trek adventures, as well as exclusive First Looks at covers and preview pages.

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Scotty returns to the Yorktown base to check in on construction of the new Enterprise... only to find that building the flagship comes with unexpected perils. Such is the plot of Star Trek: Boldly Go #10, the latest Trek comic book adventure from IDW Publishing. StarTrek.com is pleased to share an exclusive First Look at the covers and preview pages of Boldly Go #10, which will be released July 26.

Star Trek: Boldly Go #10

Star Trek: Boldly Go #10


Written by Mike Johnson, Boldly Go #10 features art by Tony Shasteen and a George Caltsoudas cover. The issue will run 32 pages and cost $3.99. Fans also should be sure to be on the lookout for a variant cover by Cryssy Cheung.

Star Trek: Boldly Go #10

Star Trek: Boldly Go #10


For additional details, contact your local comic book retailer or visit www.comicshoplocator.com to find a store near you. Keep an eye on StarTrek.com for additional details about the IDW's upcoming Star Trek adventures, as well as exclusive First Looks at covers and preview pages.

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first-look-boldly-go-10 Mon, 17 Jul 2017 04:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Remembering Beyond Production Designer Thomas E. Sanders, 1953-2017]]> http://www.startrek.com/article/remembering-beyond-production-designer-thomas-e-sanders-1953-2017

StarTrek.com is saddened to report the passing of two-time Oscar-nominated production designer Thomas E. Sanders, who died on July 6. Sanders, whose last project was Star Trek Beyond, succumbed to cancer at the age of 63.  

Star Trek Beyond

Star Trek Beyond

Star Trek Beyond

Sanders was born in San Pedro, California, and kicked off his career as a furniture designer/builder before being introduced to the film industry via a job at a set construction company, according to the bio on his official site. Seizing the opportunity, he opened his own set company a year later. He quickly sold this company to become Tony Scott’s art director on Revenge and Days of Thunder. Then, while working as the supervising art director on Steven Spielberg’s Hook, he attracted the attention of Francis Ford Coppola, who then hired him on Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

Among his 18 credits as a production designer were Braveheart, Saving Private Ryan, Mission: Impossible II, Apocalypto, Secretariat and Crimson Peak. He also directed an episode of Tales from the Crypt. He earned his Oscar nominations for Bram Stoker's Dracula and Saving Private Ryan

Sanders leaves behind his wife, Mariana, and their five children, as well as one sister and seven grandchildren. According to Deadline, a celebration of life memorial will be held on July 22 at the Paso Robles Inn on 1103 Spring Street from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please join StarTrek.com in offering our condolences to Sanders' family, friends and colleagues.

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StarTrek.com is saddened to report the passing of two-time Oscar-nominated production designer Thomas E. Sanders, who died on July 6. Sanders, whose last project was Star Trek Beyond, succumbed to cancer at the age of 63.  

Star Trek Beyond

Star Trek Beyond

Star Trek Beyond

Sanders was born in San Pedro, California, and kicked off his career as a furniture designer/builder before being introduced to the film industry via a job at a set construction company, according to the bio on his official site. Seizing the opportunity, he opened his own set company a year later. He quickly sold this company to become Tony Scott’s art director on Revenge and Days of Thunder. Then, while working as the supervising art director on Steven Spielberg’s Hook, he attracted the attention of Francis Ford Coppola, who then hired him on Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

Among his 18 credits as a production designer were Braveheart, Saving Private Ryan, Mission: Impossible II, Apocalypto, Secretariat and Crimson Peak. He also directed an episode of Tales from the Crypt. He earned his Oscar nominations for Bram Stoker's Dracula and Saving Private Ryan

Sanders leaves behind his wife, Mariana, and their five children, as well as one sister and seven grandchildren. According to Deadline, a celebration of life memorial will be held on July 22 at the Paso Robles Inn on 1103 Spring Street from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please join StarTrek.com in offering our condolences to Sanders' family, friends and colleagues.

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remembering-beyond-production-designer-thomas-e-sanders-1953-2017 Sun, 16 Jul 2017 15:36:07 -0700
<![CDATA[Poll Says Division You'd Enter at Starfleet Academy Is... ]]> http://www.startrek.com/article/poll-says-division-youd-enter-at-starfleet-academy-is

As a Starfleet Academy cadet, which division would you choose? That's what we asked of readers for our latest StarTrek.com poll, with the reply options of course being Command, Communication, Engineering, Medical and Science.  Thousands of fans voted, and here are the results:

Star Trek command
Command (42%)


Star Trek Science
Science (27%)

Star Trek Engineering
Engineering (16%)

Star Trek Communication


Communication (8%)

Star Trek Medical
Medical (7%)

How many people in your new division will you be seeing at Starfleet Academy?

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As a Starfleet Academy cadet, which division would you choose? That's what we asked of readers for our latest StarTrek.com poll, with the reply options of course being Command, Communication, Engineering, Medical and Science.  Thousands of fans voted, and here are the results:

Star Trek command
Command (42%)


Star Trek Science
Science (27%)

Star Trek Engineering
Engineering (16%)

Star Trek Communication


Communication (8%)

Star Trek Medical
Medical (7%)

How many people in your new division will you be seeing at Starfleet Academy?

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poll-says-division-youd-enter-at-starfleet-academy-is Sat, 15 Jul 2017 22:14:41 -0700
<![CDATA[Catching Up with Nichole McAuley, Jeri Ryan's Photo Double and Voyager Guest Star]]> http://www.startrek.com/article/catching-up-with-nichole-mcauley-jeri-ryans-photo-double-and-voyager-guest-star

Nichole McAuley was all over Star Trek: Voyager its final few seasons, once with a particularly memorable role. The actress/model/dancer/makeup artist served as a photo double for Jeri Ryan/Seven of Nine. She also appeared on screen in multiple episodes as a background performer, usually portraying a science officer and even turning up as a Borg. And, in the episode “Life Line,” she played the striking-looking holographic Tarlac masseuse. Though she still acts on occasion, McAuley – inspired by her experiences on Voyager – now works primarily as a makeup and hair artist, getting others ready to step in front of the camera for movies, shows and commercials. McAuley will make her first-ever Star Trek convention appearance at Star Trek Las Vegas, which will be held August 2-6 at the Rio Suites, and StarTrek.com used the opportunity to chat with McAuley about her Trek work, current projects and more…

Let's get people caught up. What are you working on at the moment?

Courtesy of Nichole McAuleyI spent four days at The Anime Expo in Los Angeles promoting a movie called ZombieCON. It is a feature film about a group of cosplayers caught in a zombie apocalypse of anime proportions. It was an amazing time seeing all the cosplayers dressed in their fantasies. I actually think Trekkies are the originators of cosplay; the most loyal fans ever.

Let's go back in time to Voyager. How did you get the gig photo doubling Jeri Ryan? And was it meant to be steady work, or did one episode turn into much more?
Star Trek with Nichole McAuley
They set up an interview with women with similar body specifications as Jeri’s. We were at the studio and met with producers and the director of the episode they needed her for. It was a scene where they needed two bodies at the same time. Seven is seeing and speaking to herself as human. And then the reverse. At that time, I had no idea if it was for just one episode or several. As it turned out, we matched so well they kept me on.

Some people may not know what photo doubling is. So please explain it a bit, and also the difference between second unit doubling and first unit doubling.

A photo double is used when they need body inserts for a shot like her hands on a keyboard, or the back of her while a reverse shot is being done on the other actor. Maybe her legs while walking. These can all take a lot of time setting up with lighting and all. They may need that particular actor on another set. So that’s when they can save time and use a double. I ended up working as a double for many actresses on several other movies and shows as well.


How many episodes did you work doubling Jeri?
Star Trek with Nichole McAuleyI can't even recall. There were quite a few over the years.

How well did you get to know Jeri, and how grateful was she to have you there?

I really did not get to know Jeri very well, because when I was on set doing her insert shots she was usually not on the same set. She also had a child at that time and with me being able to double her, she was then able to spend more time with him. So, I assume it was a great situation for her as well.

You also appeared as a science officer quite often. How did that opportunity come about, and how did you enjoy those experiences?

I did also appear as a science officer, and a full Borg. It was easy to keep me working pretty regularly since when Seven was full human she was a science officer. They’d made the costume for me, so I might as well stay part of the crew. I also fit her full Borg costume as well. It was so much fun being able to step into these cool characters.  

And then you played the holographic Tarlac masseuse in the episode "Life Line." Who said, "Let's cast Nichole for this role?"
Star Trek with Nichole McAuleyThe Tarlac masseuse also had a casting call. They needed a specific body type and a person who did not mind prosthetics. That is when I met the director, Terry Windell. He was the one who cast me. I ended up working on several episodes he directed. He even cast me in an Afrin commercial he directed.

That whole look -- costume, hair and makeup -- was so memorable. Take us through creating the character and then, in essence, channeling Robert Picardo…

Star Trek with Nichole McAuleyThe costume, makeup and hair were the character. She was a hologram, so she could take on whatever essence needed. I had been on set for quite a few episodes by now. And I also watched the show. So, when I was cast, I started to pay extra attention to Robert Picardo’s character’s mannerisms. I knew I would need to move and emote as much of him as I could.

How many total episodes of Voyager were you actually in?
Courtesy of Nichole McAuleyThat’s a good question. I was on Voyager as a vacation island hologram before I was ever cast as Seven of Nine's double. And with all the times I was on as a Science Officer or a Borg, I am kind like a Where’s Waldo. People will randomly take screen shots and send them to me. “I saw you on Voyager today.” It's great.

If we've got the story straight, your time on Voyager inspired you to move into makeup. Is that right? If so, in what did you learn and in what ways were you inspired?

Courtesy of Nichole McAuleyBeing on Voyager and in the makeup chair for so many hours, I was able to get to know the department quite well. I was fascinated by their talent. I also grew up in a hair salon. My mom owned a hair and wig shop. I think it all kind of goes hand-in-hand. I, being a girlie girl, love makeup. I could watch them all day. And they were so kind and answered all my questions. 

On your website, under clients, you list William Shatner. When did you work with him and on what, and how was the experience?

William Shatner and I worked on a 14-episode TV show called Syfy's Friday Night Fright Night with William Shatner.  I was the key makeup artist on it. It was directed by Charles Band. (Shatner) did all the intros and commentary in between the movies. It was a blast. He is quite charming.

You will be attending Star Trek Las Vegas in a few weeks. Have you ever done a Trek convention before, and how excited are you to meet the fans, answer their questions and sign autographs?

Courtesy of Nichole McAuleyThis will be my first Trek convention. I am super-excited. I love meeting fans and chatting with them while signing. It's amazing how much they know about your character and exactly which episode it came from. I love all their energy.

IMDB references Syndicate Smasher and ZombieCON, which you’d mentioned earlier, as upcoming acting projects. What do you play in each?

Syndicate Smasher just had a sold-out theatrical premiere. I play Teresa, the love interest of the lead actor played by Mel Novak. It’s a gangster kind of film, more action than you can imagine. It’s a fun ride. ZombieCON will have a theatrical release later this year. I play the mother, Mama Bear, to a group of cosplayers. I make their costumes and, of course, am their number-one fan. It’s a fun journey these kids go on saving the world from all the a--holes in L.A., who have now turned into zombies. It has a sweet anti- bullying message with it as well. This film has something for everyone.

Everyone who appears in a Trek episode or movie is part of the whole phenomenon. What does it mean to you have your unique connection to the franchise?

Star Trek with Nichole McAuleyBeing a part of the Trek phenomenon is an incredible feeling. it is an absolute honor. I was a tiny Trekkie, along with my parents. We watched all the original Star Trek episodes together. Whenever I was on set, it felt like magic.  I am fortunate to be part of history in television.

Visit Star Trek Las Vegas for more information and tickets.

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Nichole McAuley was all over Star Trek: Voyager its final few seasons, once with a particularly memorable role. The actress/model/dancer/makeup artist served as a photo double for Jeri Ryan/Seven of Nine. She also appeared on screen in multiple episodes as a background performer, usually portraying a science officer and even turning up as a Borg. And, in the episode “Life Line,” she played the striking-looking holographic Tarlac masseuse. Though she still acts on occasion, McAuley – inspired by her experiences on Voyager – now works primarily as a makeup and hair artist, getting others ready to step in front of the camera for movies, shows and commercials. McAuley will make her first-ever Star Trek convention appearance at Star Trek Las Vegas, which will be held August 2-6 at the Rio Suites, and StarTrek.com used the opportunity to chat with McAuley about her Trek work, current projects and more…

Let's get people caught up. What are you working on at the moment?

Courtesy of Nichole McAuleyI spent four days at The Anime Expo in Los Angeles promoting a movie called ZombieCON. It is a feature film about a group of cosplayers caught in a zombie apocalypse of anime proportions. It was an amazing time seeing all the cosplayers dressed in their fantasies. I actually think Trekkies are the originators of cosplay; the most loyal fans ever.

Let's go back in time to Voyager. How did you get the gig photo doubling Jeri Ryan? And was it meant to be steady work, or did one episode turn into much more?
Star Trek with Nichole McAuley
They set up an interview with women with similar body specifications as Jeri’s. We were at the studio and met with producers and the director of the episode they needed her for. It was a scene where they needed two bodies at the same time. Seven is seeing and speaking to herself as human. And then the reverse. At that time, I had no idea if it was for just one episode or several. As it turned out, we matched so well they kept me on.

Some people may not know what photo doubling is. So please explain it a bit, and also the difference between second unit doubling and first unit doubling.

A photo double is used when they need body inserts for a shot like her hands on a keyboard, or the back of her while a reverse shot is being done on the other actor. Maybe her legs while walking. These can all take a lot of time setting up with lighting and all. They may need that particular actor on another set. So that’s when they can save time and use a double. I ended up working as a double for many actresses on several other movies and shows as well.


How many episodes did you work doubling Jeri?
Star Trek with Nichole McAuleyI can't even recall. There were quite a few over the years.

How well did you get to know Jeri, and how grateful was she to have you there?

I really did not get to know Jeri very well, because when I was on set doing her insert shots she was usually not on the same set. She also had a child at that time and with me being able to double her, she was then able to spend more time with him. So, I assume it was a great situation for her as well.

You also appeared as a science officer quite often. How did that opportunity come about, and how did you enjoy those experiences?

I did also appear as a science officer, and a full Borg. It was easy to keep me working pretty regularly since when Seven was full human she was a science officer. They’d made the costume for me, so I might as well stay part of the crew. I also fit her full Borg costume as well. It was so much fun being able to step into these cool characters.  

And then you played the holographic Tarlac masseuse in the episode "Life Line." Who said, "Let's cast Nichole for this role?"
Star Trek with Nichole McAuleyThe Tarlac masseuse also had a casting call. They needed a specific body type and a person who did not mind prosthetics. That is when I met the director, Terry Windell. He was the one who cast me. I ended up working on several episodes he directed. He even cast me in an Afrin commercial he directed.

That whole look -- costume, hair and makeup -- was so memorable. Take us through creating the character and then, in essence, channeling Robert Picardo…

Star Trek with Nichole McAuleyThe costume, makeup and hair were the character. She was a hologram, so she could take on whatever essence needed. I had been on set for quite a few episodes by now. And I also watched the show. So, when I was cast, I started to pay extra attention to Robert Picardo’s character’s mannerisms. I knew I would need to move and emote as much of him as I could.

How many total episodes of Voyager were you actually in?
Courtesy of Nichole McAuleyThat’s a good question. I was on Voyager as a vacation island hologram before I was ever cast as Seven of Nine's double. And with all the times I was on as a Science Officer or a Borg, I am kind like a Where’s Waldo. People will randomly take screen shots and send them to me. “I saw you on Voyager today.” It's great.

If we've got the story straight, your time on Voyager inspired you to move into makeup. Is that right? If so, in what did you learn and in what ways were you inspired?

Courtesy of Nichole McAuleyBeing on Voyager and in the makeup chair for so many hours, I was able to get to know the department quite well. I was fascinated by their talent. I also grew up in a hair salon. My mom owned a hair and wig shop. I think it all kind of goes hand-in-hand. I, being a girlie girl, love makeup. I could watch them all day. And they were so kind and answered all my questions. 

On your website, under clients, you list William Shatner. When did you work with him and on what, and how was the experience?

William Shatner and I worked on a 14-episode TV show called Syfy's Friday Night Fright Night with William Shatner.  I was the key makeup artist on it. It was directed by Charles Band. (Shatner) did all the intros and commentary in between the movies. It was a blast. He is quite charming.

You will be attending Star Trek Las Vegas in a few weeks. Have you ever done a Trek convention before, and how excited are you to meet the fans, answer their questions and sign autographs?

Courtesy of Nichole McAuleyThis will be my first Trek convention. I am super-excited. I love meeting fans and chatting with them while signing. It's amazing how much they know about your character and exactly which episode it came from. I love all their energy.

IMDB references Syndicate Smasher and ZombieCON, which you’d mentioned earlier, as upcoming acting projects. What do you play in each?

Syndicate Smasher just had a sold-out theatrical premiere. I play Teresa, the love interest of the lead actor played by Mel Novak. It’s a gangster kind of film, more action than you can imagine. It’s a fun ride. ZombieCON will have a theatrical release later this year. I play the mother, Mama Bear, to a group of cosplayers. I make their costumes and, of course, am their number-one fan. It’s a fun journey these kids go on saving the world from all the a--holes in L.A., who have now turned into zombies. It has a sweet anti- bullying message with it as well. This film has something for everyone.

Everyone who appears in a Trek episode or movie is part of the whole phenomenon. What does it mean to you have your unique connection to the franchise?

Star Trek with Nichole McAuleyBeing a part of the Trek phenomenon is an incredible feeling. it is an absolute honor. I was a tiny Trekkie, along with my parents. We watched all the original Star Trek episodes together. Whenever I was on set, it felt like magic.  I am fortunate to be part of history in television.

Visit Star Trek Las Vegas for more information and tickets.

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catching-up-with-nichole-mcauley-jeri-ryans-photo-double-and-voyager-guest-star Sat, 15 Jul 2017 21:55:11 -0700
<![CDATA[Where Did All the Dark Skies Go?]]> http://www.startrek.com/article/where-did-all-the-dark-skies-go

If you’ve ever read Isaac Asimov’s Nightfall or remember the Star Trek: Enterprise episode “Catwalk,” you might have an idea what it is like not to have a starry sky every night.

In Nightfall, the planet Lagash is in a system containing six stars; therefore, there is never night. Only once every two thousand years the alignment is such that only one sun is up, and an eclipse occurs due to another orbiting body which produces a brief night and a glimpse of the stars. In “Catwalk,” the planet in question is in a binary system such that it has only four days of night in any given month.

Where did all the dark skies go?
We here on Earth do not have such problems, or do we?

On one of my astronomical observing trips to Chile, I was able to see my own shadow on a moonless night from just the light of the stars from the Milky Way. I had never seen so many stars.

If you live in any of the urban or suburban areas of our planet, you probably have never seen the full splendor of the night sky, either. Why is that?

Go outside at night and look around. What do you see? I bet that most of the illumination you see will be from artificial light sources such as street lights, large advertising signs, and building lights from residences and businesses.

A century ago even in the cities people could look up and see the stars because there was much less artificial light. Do we really need all this light? You might argue that it would not be safe to walk the streets without proper illumination. You want a light in front of the door to your house and in front of the garage.

All of that is well and good, but as it turns out, most of the light given off by these “safety” lights is actually wasted. Look at the image below. The street light illuminates an area on the street, which is where you need the light. But it also lights the house whose inhabitants do not want it, it produces glare which can be distracting to drivers, it negatively influences nocturnal wild life, and it reflects light upwards and drowns out the light of the stars. The light goes where we don’t want it, making us spend more money on energy, and depriving us of a starry night sky.

Where did all the dark skies go?
Figure 1: description. Source: Anezka Gocova, in “The Night Issue,” Alternatives Journal 39:5 (2013).

Where did all the dark skies go?
Figure 2: The photo on the left shows the usual view of the house. The photo on the right shows the house during the 2003 Northeast blackout. Photo by Todd Carlson.

So, what can we do? Turn off the lights? As an example Figure 2 shows us what one place looked like during a major power outage.

Some countries have instituted measures to turn down outside lighting after certain hours. Growing up in Berlin, Germany, I remember well when the street lights went to half-light (two bulbs instead of all four) at 11pm. Other places, such as towns and cities near major astronomical observatories like Tucson, Arizona, and Hilo, Hawai`i, have switched to low-color-temperature LED lights that are much less bright. These are measures that have to be taken by local and regional governments. You can help by petitioning for such ways of lighting.

But what else can individual citizens do? Actually, you can do quite a lot regarding the lighting that you control.

1. Use light only where and when you need it. For example, use timed lights and motion-sensor lights on the outside of your house and in your driveway.

2. Shield your outdoor lights so that they illuminate only the ground they are supposed to light. That keeps you from bothering your neighbors, and it also prevents light reflection upwards.

3. Use low-color-temperature LED lights. They are bright enough for the purpose and produce much less glare.

4. Draw your blinds at night. It not only gives you privacy, but it also prevents light from leaking out and contributing to the excess outdoor light.

5. Get involved in the light pollution issue and petition your local government to install sensible shielded outdoor lights.

Let’s all take steps to help preserve our dark starry skies for future generations.

Here are a few links for you if you’d like to know more about this topic. The International Dark Sky Association can help you with information and contacts.

The International Dark Sky Association:

http://www.darksky.org/

Information on outdoor lighting:

http://www.darksky.org/lighting/lighting-basics/

Memory Alpha:

http://en.memory-alpha.org

Inge Heyer
www.ingeheyer.com

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If you’ve ever read Isaac Asimov’s Nightfall or remember the Star Trek: Enterprise episode “Catwalk,” you might have an idea what it is like not to have a starry sky every night.

In Nightfall, the planet Lagash is in a system containing six stars; therefore, there is never night. Only once every two thousand years the alignment is such that only one sun is up, and an eclipse occurs due to another orbiting body which produces a brief night and a glimpse of the stars. In “Catwalk,” the planet in question is in a binary system such that it has only four days of night in any given month.

Where did all the dark skies go?
We here on Earth do not have such problems, or do we?

On one of my astronomical observing trips to Chile, I was able to see my own shadow on a moonless night from just the light of the stars from the Milky Way. I had never seen so many stars.

If you live in any of the urban or suburban areas of our planet, you probably have never seen the full splendor of the night sky, either. Why is that?

Go outside at night and look around. What do you see? I bet that most of the illumination you see will be from artificial light sources such as street lights, large advertising signs, and building lights from residences and businesses.

A century ago even in the cities people could look up and see the stars because there was much less artificial light. Do we really need all this light? You might argue that it would not be safe to walk the streets without proper illumination. You want a light in front of the door to your house and in front of the garage.

All of that is well and good, but as it turns out, most of the light given off by these “safety” lights is actually wasted. Look at the image below. The street light illuminates an area on the street, which is where you need the light. But it also lights the house whose inhabitants do not want it, it produces glare which can be distracting to drivers, it negatively influences nocturnal wild life, and it reflects light upwards and drowns out the light of the stars. The light goes where we don’t want it, making us spend more money on energy, and depriving us of a starry night sky.

Where did all the dark skies go?
Figure 1: description. Source: Anezka Gocova, in “The Night Issue,” Alternatives Journal 39:5 (2013).

Where did all the dark skies go?
Figure 2: The photo on the left shows the usual view of the house. The photo on the right shows the house during the 2003 Northeast blackout. Photo by Todd Carlson.

So, what can we do? Turn off the lights? As an example Figure 2 shows us what one place looked like during a major power outage.

Some countries have instituted measures to turn down outside lighting after certain hours. Growing up in Berlin, Germany, I remember well when the street lights went to half-light (two bulbs instead of all four) at 11pm. Other places, such as towns and cities near major astronomical observatories like Tucson, Arizona, and Hilo, Hawai`i, have switched to low-color-temperature LED lights that are much less bright. These are measures that have to be taken by local and regional governments. You can help by petitioning for such ways of lighting.

But what else can individual citizens do? Actually, you can do quite a lot regarding the lighting that you control.

1. Use light only where and when you need it. For example, use timed lights and motion-sensor lights on the outside of your house and in your driveway.

2. Shield your outdoor lights so that they illuminate only the ground they are supposed to light. That keeps you from bothering your neighbors, and it also prevents light reflection upwards.

3. Use low-color-temperature LED lights. They are bright enough for the purpose and produce much less glare.

4. Draw your blinds at night. It not only gives you privacy, but it also prevents light from leaking out and contributing to the excess outdoor light.

5. Get involved in the light pollution issue and petition your local government to install sensible shielded outdoor lights.

Let’s all take steps to help preserve our dark starry skies for future generations.

Here are a few links for you if you’d like to know more about this topic. The International Dark Sky Association can help you with information and contacts.

The International Dark Sky Association:

http://www.darksky.org/

Information on outdoor lighting:

http://www.darksky.org/lighting/lighting-basics/

Memory Alpha:

http://en.memory-alpha.org

Inge Heyer
www.ingeheyer.com

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where-did-all-the-dark-skies-go Sat, 15 Jul 2017 04:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Creating ANOVOS' New TNG Shore Leave Collection]]> http://www.startrek.com/article/creating-anovos-new-tng-shore-leave-collection

“If you'd earned that uniform you're wearing, you'd know that the unknown is what brings us out here.” - Captain Picard to Q in the first episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, “Encounter at Farpoint

Hi. I’m John Cooley with ANOVOS, and we've been preparing for the 30th anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Just like last year’s Star Trek: The Original Series Retro Shirt, we wanted to do something fun and unexpected to celebrate TNG — and, in doing so, we have created an entirely new line of uniform-inspired clothing that we have dubbed the “Shore Leave Collection.”

Star Trek: The Original Series uniforms
To begin, we set our sights to the beginning of TNG and took inspiration from the first products released for the new show. We remember well what it felt like in the days before TNG hit the air in September '87. It’s a lot like how waiting for Star Trek:Discovery feels now. We hung on every piece of information that came out, scrutinized every drawing and picture, and the day that the first cast picture with Gene Roddenberry came out... we all went crazy. It was our first look at the new uniforms, and we were all blown away. So different from what had come before while being undeniably Star Trek. That was the genius of William Ware Theiss who had designed the uniforms for TOS and had designed these new uniforms.

Star Trek: The Next Generation
The new uniforms were sleek and cool. Made of spacey looking spandex with the new “communicator” insignia (it would be another season before the name “combadge” was used) - they were amazing to see even in a still photograph. Even the TOS miniskirt was back, but in an amazing bit of re-imagining on Roddenberry's part they were now a “Skant” that any of the crew could wear – regardless of gender.

Amazing, and fun, those early uniforms (jumpsuits and skants both) are firmly rooted in an exciting time when Star Trek was returning to the small screen for the first time.

Which is why when we first thought about doing something fun for TNG's anniversary we wanted to throw ourselves back to a time when everything connected to that show was new and exciting. So, we thought, “OK, what would a shirt like this have looked like as a new product in 1987? What would a designer have done then?”

Star Trek: The Original Series uniforms
The answer came to us almost instantly. A product designer working on TNG would most likely have been working from costume test photos and fabric swatches or even been given a backstage look at the production. It was when we thought about what we “would have done” that what we wanted to do became clear. Knowing that our imaginary product designer was looking for something to turn into a “fun-to-wear” short-sleeved shirt - they would have been thrilled with the Skant. There was a short-sleeved Starfleet uniform already in use! Easy, and accurate all the designer would have to do is chop it in half into a shirt. It seemed to us anyway that that was exactly what would have happened then, and so we had our shirt. But, it isn’t as easy as it sounds.

There’s more detail in those first season uniforms than most remember. We had to make decisions about just which shade to use of each of the three (Command Red, Ops Gold, Sciences Teal) department colors, how to get the shoulder piping to look right, and even working out how a clothing manufacturer would have handled the communicator/insignia in the 80s.

Star Trek: The Next Generation Uniform
So, we went to work designing just what these shirts would have looked like in 1987. We used a micro spandex for the department color sections of the shirt recalling the spandex of the original uniforms while employing the same comfortable fabric we used for our TOS shirts for the black areas. We even constructed the distinctive shape of the shoulder piping in precisely the same way it was done on the original uniforms while ensuring that they were easy to pull over by using the soft, rib-knit material for the collar that we use for every shirt in this collection.

Star Trek: The Next Generation Uniform
That left us with only the communicator badge to figure out. Undoubtedly, the communicator would have become a patch, but it had to look like a real communicator, so we chose to use a radial stitch pattern to give the oval a three-dimensional look, while replicating the Starfleet Delta in a flat, reflective material that allows it to look like it was made out of the same resin material that the original badges were made from. The effect is awesome, and from a few feet back actually looks like the shirt has a real communicator attached to it.

Star Trek: The Next Generation Uniform
By now you might be asking yourself why we would go to such lengths to “recreate” a product from 1987 that never existed, to begin with. The answer is because it was fun to do. We wanted to feel some of the excitement someone must have felt to make something for a show no one had seen yet. We also wanted to do it because we love the show and because the 30th anniversary of TNG gives us an opportunity to go back to a time when we couldn’t wait to discover what Star Trek would be in the future.

Our TNG “Shore Leave Collection” tunics will cost $50.00 apiece and will be available in all three department colors, and in sizes ranging from Small to 2XL.

Visit www.anovos.com to reserve your shirt.

ANOVOS will also have a limited number of the Command Red Shirt available at their booth at Star Trek Las Vegas, and we hope to meet you there.

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“If you'd earned that uniform you're wearing, you'd know that the unknown is what brings us out here.” - Captain Picard to Q in the first episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, “Encounter at Farpoint

Hi. I’m John Cooley with ANOVOS, and we've been preparing for the 30th anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Just like last year’s Star Trek: The Original Series Retro Shirt, we wanted to do something fun and unexpected to celebrate TNG — and, in doing so, we have created an entirely new line of uniform-inspired clothing that we have dubbed the “Shore Leave Collection.”

Star Trek: The Original Series uniforms
To begin, we set our sights to the beginning of TNG and took inspiration from the first products released for the new show. We remember well what it felt like in the days before TNG hit the air in September '87. It’s a lot like how waiting for Star Trek:Discovery feels now. We hung on every piece of information that came out, scrutinized every drawing and picture, and the day that the first cast picture with Gene Roddenberry came out... we all went crazy. It was our first look at the new uniforms, and we were all blown away. So different from what had come before while being undeniably Star Trek. That was the genius of William Ware Theiss who had designed the uniforms for TOS and had designed these new uniforms.

Star Trek: The Next Generation
The new uniforms were sleek and cool. Made of spacey looking spandex with the new “communicator” insignia (it would be another season before the name “combadge” was used) - they were amazing to see even in a still photograph. Even the TOS miniskirt was back, but in an amazing bit of re-imagining on Roddenberry's part they were now a “Skant” that any of the crew could wear – regardless of gender.

Amazing, and fun, those early uniforms (jumpsuits and skants both) are firmly rooted in an exciting time when Star Trek was returning to the small screen for the first time.

Which is why when we first thought about doing something fun for TNG's anniversary we wanted to throw ourselves back to a time when everything connected to that show was new and exciting. So, we thought, “OK, what would a shirt like this have looked like as a new product in 1987? What would a designer have done then?”

Star Trek: The Original Series uniforms
The answer came to us almost instantly. A product designer working on TNG would most likely have been working from costume test photos and fabric swatches or even been given a backstage look at the production. It was when we thought about what we “would have done” that what we wanted to do became clear. Knowing that our imaginary product designer was looking for something to turn into a “fun-to-wear” short-sleeved shirt - they would have been thrilled with the Skant. There was a short-sleeved Starfleet uniform already in use! Easy, and accurate all the designer would have to do is chop it in half into a shirt. It seemed to us anyway that that was exactly what would have happened then, and so we had our shirt. But, it isn’t as easy as it sounds.

There’s more detail in those first season uniforms than most remember. We had to make decisions about just which shade to use of each of the three (Command Red, Ops Gold, Sciences Teal) department colors, how to get the shoulder piping to look right, and even working out how a clothing manufacturer would have handled the communicator/insignia in the 80s.

Star Trek: The Next Generation Uniform
So, we went to work designing just what these shirts would have looked like in 1987. We used a micro spandex for the department color sections of the shirt recalling the spandex of the original uniforms while employing the same comfortable fabric we used for our TOS shirts for the black areas. We even constructed the distinctive shape of the shoulder piping in precisely the same way it was done on the original uniforms while ensuring that they were easy to pull over by using the soft, rib-knit material for the collar that we use for every shirt in this collection.

Star Trek: The Next Generation Uniform
That left us with only the communicator badge to figure out. Undoubtedly, the communicator would have become a patch, but it had to look like a real communicator, so we chose to use a radial stitch pattern to give the oval a three-dimensional look, while replicating the Starfleet Delta in a flat, reflective material that allows it to look like it was made out of the same resin material that the original badges were made from. The effect is awesome, and from a few feet back actually looks like the shirt has a real communicator attached to it.

Star Trek: The Next Generation Uniform
By now you might be asking yourself why we would go to such lengths to “recreate” a product from 1987 that never existed, to begin with. The answer is because it was fun to do. We wanted to feel some of the excitement someone must have felt to make something for a show no one had seen yet. We also wanted to do it because we love the show and because the 30th anniversary of TNG gives us an opportunity to go back to a time when we couldn’t wait to discover what Star Trek would be in the future.

Our TNG “Shore Leave Collection” tunics will cost $50.00 apiece and will be available in all three department colors, and in sizes ranging from Small to 2XL.

Visit www.anovos.com to reserve your shirt.

ANOVOS will also have a limited number of the Command Red Shirt available at their booth at Star Trek Las Vegas, and we hope to meet you there.

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creating-anovos-new-tng-shore-leave-collection Fri, 14 Jul 2017 07:15:32 -0700
<![CDATA[New Featured Episode: Brushfire]]> http://www.startrek.com/article/new-featured-episode-brushfire

Rodek oversaw the loading of I.K.S. Kor. This mission was too important to leave to his quartermaster. An error would be inexcusable – too much was on the line. Martok was believed lost once already; it would be a tragedy for him to be lost again. If all went according to plan, Lieutenant Kord will have earned a promotion after smuggling the uniform being carried onto the ship at this exact moment.

“Bridge to General Rodek. A message from High Command.”

Rodek hit his communicator, impatiently. “This is Rodek. Speak.”

“Sir, the High Council has approved our mission. Even J’mpok himself. And your friend has agreed to help us. We are to rendezvous in the Briar Patch in six days’ time. We should be able to make it there in five at Warp 8.”

Rodek smirked. “Good. Once we are done loading, gather all crew in the mess hall and bring a barrel of bloodwine. Only one barrel. The other barrel is for when we’ve succeeded.”

“Yes, sir!”

“It would appear that House Martok may soon be in your debt, Rodek, son of Noggra.” A familiar voice surprised Rodek from behind.

“Lady Sirella, I was not expecting you.” Lady Sirella, head of House Martok in her husband’s absence, discussed many details of this plan with Rodek before the plan was brought to the High Council. Rodek was certain that she was the one who pushed this operation through. “I promise that I will bring your husband home to you.”

“Yes. You will, General. However, should it come to it, send your ship to the edge of the Briar Patch and that petaQ Torg will learn the fury of a Klingon forced to bury her grandson before his time.”

“Understood.” Rodek offered a Klingon salute as she quietly left him to his duty.

As the Tzenkethi threat menaces the Alpha Quadrant, a new hope presents itself in the Beta Quadrant. On Tuesday, July 18th, experience Star Trek Online's latest featured episode “Brushfire” and seek the aid of one of history’s greatest Klingon generals. “Brushfire” comes out with Season 13.5, and continues our “New Frontiers” storyline. It includes great rewards that you can earn over the course of several weeks.

For a limited time, “Brushfire” will be available to all players level 10 and up (Romulan players must have selected a faction). After this, it will be in our normal mission journal progression.

Ryon “Melange” Levitt
Staff Content Designer
Cryptic Studios

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Rodek oversaw the loading of I.K.S. Kor. This mission was too important to leave to his quartermaster. An error would be inexcusable – too much was on the line. Martok was believed lost once already; it would be a tragedy for him to be lost again. If all went according to plan, Lieutenant Kord will have earned a promotion after smuggling the uniform being carried onto the ship at this exact moment.

“Bridge to General Rodek. A message from High Command.”

Rodek hit his communicator, impatiently. “This is Rodek. Speak.”

“Sir, the High Council has approved our mission. Even J’mpok himself. And your friend has agreed to help us. We are to rendezvous in the Briar Patch in six days’ time. We should be able to make it there in five at Warp 8.”

Rodek smirked. “Good. Once we are done loading, gather all crew in the mess hall and bring a barrel of bloodwine. Only one barrel. The other barrel is for when we’ve succeeded.”

“Yes, sir!”

“It would appear that House Martok may soon be in your debt, Rodek, son of Noggra.” A familiar voice surprised Rodek from behind.

“Lady Sirella, I was not expecting you.” Lady Sirella, head of House Martok in her husband’s absence, discussed many details of this plan with Rodek before the plan was brought to the High Council. Rodek was certain that she was the one who pushed this operation through. “I promise that I will bring your husband home to you.”

“Yes. You will, General. However, should it come to it, send your ship to the edge of the Briar Patch and that petaQ Torg will learn the fury of a Klingon forced to bury her grandson before his time.”

“Understood.” Rodek offered a Klingon salute as she quietly left him to his duty.

As the Tzenkethi threat menaces the Alpha Quadrant, a new hope presents itself in the Beta Quadrant. On Tuesday, July 18th, experience Star Trek Online's latest featured episode “Brushfire” and seek the aid of one of history’s greatest Klingon generals. “Brushfire” comes out with Season 13.5, and continues our “New Frontiers” storyline. It includes great rewards that you can earn over the course of several weeks.

For a limited time, “Brushfire” will be available to all players level 10 and up (Romulan players must have selected a faction). After this, it will be in our normal mission journal progression.

Ryon “Melange” Levitt
Staff Content Designer
Cryptic Studios

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new-featured-episode-brushfire Fri, 14 Jul 2017 07:02:38 -0700
<![CDATA[Timelines: When Giants Walk]]> http://www.startrek.com/article/timelines-when-giants-walk

Star Trek Timelines players, in completing last weekend’s event “Scales of Power,” the first in the month-long and Klingon-themed Mega-Event “A Good Day to Lie,” overwhelmingly chose to support the Klingon-Cardassian Alliance, and thus Klingon Neelix and Regent Worf’s claim to a seat on the High Council. While council membership remains in flux, Federation support of the KCA has not gone unnoticed, and may forge the beginnings of a new alliance between the KCA and the Klingon Empire. However, Chancellor Martok, whose disappearance triggered the current emergency on Qo’noS, has yet to be discovered.

New challenges abound for Star Trek Timelines players in this week’s installment of “A Good Day to Lie.” Beginning at 12:00 ET (16:00 UDT) on Thursday, July 13th, Faction Event “When Giants Walk” will bring captains new and old face-to-phaser with creatures they never dreamed possible. Monsters and legends from ancient Klingon myths walk the land once more, and many see their reappearance (along with the continued absence of Chancellor Martok) as an omen that the Klingon Empire is in its final days. Unwilling to let these fears become reality, Ambassador K’Ehleyr needs help returning these legends to the songs and stories where they belong, although each faction has its own ideas of how best to handle this crisis.

The featured characters (and their factions) in this event are:

•    Ambassador K’Ehleyr (new) (Section 31)
     o    4 stars
•    Liaison Torres (existing) (Hirogen)
     o    4 stars
•    Protomorphosis Worf (new) (Klingon Empire)
     o    5 stars
•    Kortar (existing)
     o    5 stars

The event pack for “When Giants Walk” is available now to purchase in the Star Trek Timelines Time Portal.

Good Luck, Captains!

Available now on the App Store, Facebook Gameroom and Google Play, Star Trek Timelines merges the characters, stories, and settings from Star Trek: The Original Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager and Enterprise and their associated movies. Gather your favorite heroes and even villains to build your dream crew, explore the galaxy, and lead Starfleet through a crisis threatening the very fabric of time and space. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest updates - and don’t forget to rate us if you love playing.

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Star Trek Timelines players, in completing last weekend’s event “Scales of Power,” the first in the month-long and Klingon-themed Mega-Event “A Good Day to Lie,” overwhelmingly chose to support the Klingon-Cardassian Alliance, and thus Klingon Neelix and Regent Worf’s claim to a seat on the High Council. While council membership remains in flux, Federation support of the KCA has not gone unnoticed, and may forge the beginnings of a new alliance between the KCA and the Klingon Empire. However, Chancellor Martok, whose disappearance triggered the current emergency on Qo’noS, has yet to be discovered.

New challenges abound for Star Trek Timelines players in this week’s installment of “A Good Day to Lie.” Beginning at 12:00 ET (16:00 UDT) on Thursday, July 13th, Faction Event “When Giants Walk” will bring captains new and old face-to-phaser with creatures they never dreamed possible. Monsters and legends from ancient Klingon myths walk the land once more, and many see their reappearance (along with the continued absence of Chancellor Martok) as an omen that the Klingon Empire is in its final days. Unwilling to let these fears become reality, Ambassador K’Ehleyr needs help returning these legends to the songs and stories where they belong, although each faction has its own ideas of how best to handle this crisis.

The featured characters (and their factions) in this event are:

•    Ambassador K’Ehleyr (new) (Section 31)
     o    4 stars
•    Liaison Torres (existing) (Hirogen)
     o    4 stars
•    Protomorphosis Worf (new) (Klingon Empire)
     o    5 stars
•    Kortar (existing)
     o    5 stars

The event pack for “When Giants Walk” is available now to purchase in the Star Trek Timelines Time Portal.

Good Luck, Captains!

Available now on the App Store, Facebook Gameroom and Google Play, Star Trek Timelines merges the characters, stories, and settings from Star Trek: The Original Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager and Enterprise and their associated movies. Gather your favorite heroes and even villains to build your dream crew, explore the galaxy, and lead Starfleet through a crisis threatening the very fabric of time and space. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest updates - and don’t forget to rate us if you love playing.

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timelines-when-giants-walk Thu, 13 Jul 2017 04:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[THE FIRST LOOK: Star Trek Beyond - The Makeup Artistry of Joel Harlow ]]> http://www.startrek.com/article/the-first-look-star-trek-beyond-the-makeup-artistry-of-joel-harlow

Star Trek Beyond, in additon to a whole lot of action, delivered a galaxy of fresh aliens that made their debuts in the rebooted franchise. The man behind those aliens was Oscar-winning makeup artist Joel Harlow, and now he and his work are the subject of an upcoming book titled Star Trek Beyond -- The Makeup Artistry of Joel Harlow, written by Joe Nazzaro and illustrated with countless color illustrations and photographs.


StarTrek.com
 is pleased to share First Looks at the cover and inside spreads from the hardback, which will be released October 17 in the U.S. and U.K. by Titan Books.


Star Trek Beyond Make up of Joel Harlow

Star Trek Beyond Make up of Joel Harlow


Star Trek Beyond -- The Makeup Artistry of Joel Harlow
 explores how Harlow and his team of talented creatives set to work on creating aliens from over 50 different races for the film and documented the entire creative process for each one in exhaustive detail, from preliminary sketches to final make-up application. The book will span 208 pages and cost 29.99 British Pounds and $45 US dollars.


Star Trek Beyond Make up of Joel Harlow

Star Trek Beyond Make up of Joel Harlow

Go to www.amazon.com to pre-order the title.

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Star Trek Beyond, in additon to a whole lot of action, delivered a galaxy of fresh aliens that made their debuts in the rebooted franchise. The man behind those aliens was Oscar-winning makeup artist Joel Harlow, and now he and his work are the subject of an upcoming book titled Star Trek Beyond -- The Makeup Artistry of Joel Harlow, written by Joe Nazzaro and illustrated with countless color illustrations and photographs.


StarTrek.com
 is pleased to share First Looks at the cover and inside spreads from the hardback, which will be released October 17 in the U.S. and U.K. by Titan Books.


Star Trek Beyond Make up of Joel Harlow

Star Trek Beyond Make up of Joel Harlow


Star Trek Beyond -- The Makeup Artistry of Joel Harlow
 explores how Harlow and his team of talented creatives set to work on creating aliens from over 50 different races for the film and documented the entire creative process for each one in exhaustive detail, from preliminary sketches to final make-up application. The book will span 208 pages and cost 29.99 British Pounds and $45 US dollars.


Star Trek Beyond Make up of Joel Harlow

Star Trek Beyond Make up of Joel Harlow

Go to www.amazon.com to pre-order the title.

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the-first-look-star-trek-beyond-the-makeup-artistry-of-joel-harlow Thu, 13 Jul 2017 04:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Trek IV's Punk on Bus Returns... in Spider-Man Homecoming]]> http://www.startrek.com/article/trek-ivs-punk-on-bus-returns-in-spider-man-homecoming

So, what's the crazy connection between Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home and the current hit film Spider-Man: Homecoming?

The answer is Kirk Thatcher, who served as Leonard Nimoy's assistant/associate producer on IV, played the film's hiss-worthy Punk on Bus and even co-wrote "I Hate You," the song blaring from the punk's boom box. In a super-cool Homecoming Easter egg, Thatcher reprises his role as the punk, now credited as Punk on Street. He's much older and disheveled, and he's still lugging around a boom box. Look for the bit early on in the movie, as Spider-Man (Tom Holland) talks to a hot dog vendor (Zach Cherry).

Thatcher confirmed the appearance the other day, writing on Facebook, "Well, the secret is out...Now you all have to see Spider-Man!"

Kirk Thatcher in Spider Man: Homecoming


StarTrek.com
reached out to Thatcher to ask how he ended up in Homecoming, and here's what he told us:

"I was having a meeting with the guys at Marvel and Kevin Feige had to leave early to catch a plane to New York for the last few days of shooting and wrap on Homecoming. I mentioned that I was going to New York too, only two days later. He got excited and asked if I would be interested in doing a cameo as a punk in Spider-Man? I, of course said, 'Sure!' He said the producers would get in contact with me and I changed my flight from a Friday morning flight to a Thursday red-eye. I arrived in Manhattan at around 1:30 in the morning and my call time was 4:30 a.m. the same day... So I grabbed a couple hours sleep, took a taxi to the set and had brought my own wardrobe. They made me look a little grungier, and the whole thing was done by 11:30 that morning! So, it was really only about 48 hours from Wednesday afternoon when he asked if I was interested to Friday lunch time when we had finished shooting the scene!"


Kirk Thatcher in Spider Man: Homecoming


"Also, the reason this all happened is that Kevin is a big Star Trek IV fan and he has told me that he was a big fan of the punk scene," Thatcher continued. "So, I guess it just tickled him to include that character, 30 years later!  I'm hoping this turns into a long series of 'Punk on the...' cameos that can fund my early retirement."

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So, what's the crazy connection between Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home and the current hit film Spider-Man: Homecoming?

The answer is Kirk Thatcher, who served as Leonard Nimoy's assistant/associate producer on IV, played the film's hiss-worthy Punk on Bus and even co-wrote "I Hate You," the song blaring from the punk's boom box. In a super-cool Homecoming Easter egg, Thatcher reprises his role as the punk, now credited as Punk on Street. He's much older and disheveled, and he's still lugging around a boom box. Look for the bit early on in the movie, as Spider-Man (Tom Holland) talks to a hot dog vendor (Zach Cherry).

Thatcher confirmed the appearance the other day, writing on Facebook, "Well, the secret is out...Now you all have to see Spider-Man!"

Kirk Thatcher in Spider Man: Homecoming


StarTrek.com
reached out to Thatcher to ask how he ended up in Homecoming, and here's what he told us:

"I was having a meeting with the guys at Marvel and Kevin Feige had to leave early to catch a plane to New York for the last few days of shooting and wrap on Homecoming. I mentioned that I was going to New York too, only two days later. He got excited and asked if I would be interested in doing a cameo as a punk in Spider-Man? I, of course said, 'Sure!' He said the producers would get in contact with me and I changed my flight from a Friday morning flight to a Thursday red-eye. I arrived in Manhattan at around 1:30 in the morning and my call time was 4:30 a.m. the same day... So I grabbed a couple hours sleep, took a taxi to the set and had brought my own wardrobe. They made me look a little grungier, and the whole thing was done by 11:30 that morning! So, it was really only about 48 hours from Wednesday afternoon when he asked if I was interested to Friday lunch time when we had finished shooting the scene!"


Kirk Thatcher in Spider Man: Homecoming


"Also, the reason this all happened is that Kevin is a big Star Trek IV fan and he has told me that he was a big fan of the punk scene," Thatcher continued. "So, I guess it just tickled him to include that character, 30 years later!  I'm hoping this turns into a long series of 'Punk on the...' cameos that can fund my early retirement."

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trek-ivs-punk-on-bus-returns-in-spider-man-homecoming Wed, 12 Jul 2017 04:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Klingon Travel Guide ]]> http://www.startrek.com/article/klingon-travel-guide

Today is a good day to... read Hidden Universe Travel Guides: Star Trek: The Klingon Empire. The long-awaited travel guide, written by a human named Dayton Ward and published by Insight Editions, is out now from Insight Editions. Ward is a veteran Star Trek novelist, and he also penned Hidden Universe Travel Guides: Star Trek: Vulcan, which was released last summer.

The Klingon Empire
Below is the synopsis:

nuqneH! Bored of standard vacations to places like Risa or Wrigley’s Pleasure Planet? Want to discover a unique and ancient culture not bound by standard niceties and social mores? Then Qo’noS and the vast Klingon Empire are for you! This one-of-a-kind travel guide will give you all the information you need to plan, enjoy, and survive your trip to the very heart of Klingon territory, from an overview of Klingon history to tips on what to wear (fur and leather are very popular) to a glossary of important phrases like “mamI' DaneH'a'? nItebHa' mamI' DaneH'a'?” (Would you like to dance with me?). Every major location in the Klingon Empire is covered in-depth, with tips on where to eat (you’ve not lived until you’ve eaten Klingon skull stew), how best to get to and from your chosen destination, and what to do if you find yourself challenged to a bat’leth battle to the death. Locations include the homeworld Qo’noS and its famous locales such as the First City, the Caves of No’mat the Hamar Mountains, and the city of Krennla, plus neighboring moons Corvix and Praxis, and many, many more must-see areas. The book also features exclusive maps and illustrations that bring to life the Klingon Empire and form the perfect reference guide for any visitor. So what are you waiting for? Qapla’!

The Klingon Empire

Available as a paperback, Hidden Universe Travel Guides: Star Trek: The Klingon Empire runs 160 pages. It available now at Amazon.com for the sale price of $13.38.

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Today is a good day to... read Hidden Universe Travel Guides: Star Trek: The Klingon Empire. The long-awaited travel guide, written by a human named Dayton Ward and published by Insight Editions, is out now from Insight Editions. Ward is a veteran Star Trek novelist, and he also penned Hidden Universe Travel Guides: Star Trek: Vulcan, which was released last summer.

The Klingon Empire
Below is the synopsis:

nuqneH! Bored of standard vacations to places like Risa or Wrigley’s Pleasure Planet? Want to discover a unique and ancient culture not bound by standard niceties and social mores? Then Qo’noS and the vast Klingon Empire are for you! This one-of-a-kind travel guide will give you all the information you need to plan, enjoy, and survive your trip to the very heart of Klingon territory, from an overview of Klingon history to tips on what to wear (fur and leather are very popular) to a glossary of important phrases like “mamI' DaneH'a'? nItebHa' mamI' DaneH'a'?” (Would you like to dance with me?). Every major location in the Klingon Empire is covered in-depth, with tips on where to eat (you’ve not lived until you’ve eaten Klingon skull stew), how best to get to and from your chosen destination, and what to do if you find yourself challenged to a bat’leth battle to the death. Locations include the homeworld Qo’noS and its famous locales such as the First City, the Caves of No’mat the Hamar Mountains, and the city of Krennla, plus neighboring moons Corvix and Praxis, and many, many more must-see areas. The book also features exclusive maps and illustrations that bring to life the Klingon Empire and form the perfect reference guide for any visitor. So what are you waiting for? Qapla’!

The Klingon Empire

Available as a paperback, Hidden Universe Travel Guides: Star Trek: The Klingon Empire runs 160 pages. It available now at Amazon.com for the sale price of $13.38.

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klingon-travel-guide Tue, 11 Jul 2017 04:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Attack Wing Wave 31- 4th Division Battleship (Repaint) Preview]]> http://www.startrek.com/article/attack-wing-wave-31-4th-division-battleship-repaint-preview

The Jem’Hadar continue their assault upon the Federation with the arrival of the 4th Division Battleship.

This month, WizKids/NECA will release Star Trek: Attack Wing Wave 31, and StarTrek.com has the exclusive First Look at the ships in the upcoming expansion packs, concluding with the 4th Division Battleship (Repaint).

The 4th Division Battleship is among the largest of the Jem’Hadar warships. They are significantly larger than a Galaxy-class ship and much more powerful. The Federation’s first contact with these ships occurred when they sent the U.S.S. Valiant on a mission to retrieve technical data on the Jem’Hadar Battleship and report back. Using the data they found on their sensor probes, the Valiant, under the command of Captain Watters, attempted to exploit a weakness in the Battleship. The Battleship swiftly dispatched them, which proved the firepower of this vessel.

4th Division Battleship

The Jem’Hadar are powerful soldiers, fueled by a strong narcotic called Ketracel-White. In order to represent the unrelenting will of the Jem’Hadar, this card may be discarded to remove all Disabled Upgrade Tokens from your Dominion Crew Upgrades. The Jem’Hadar will stop at nothing until the mission is complete. As long as Ketracel-White is around, they will never be disabled and victory is close at hand.

4th Division Battleship

In the last review (5th Division Patrol Ship), we examined how powerful a weapon like Phased Polaron Beam can be due to its ability to ignore shields. Once again, we find the Phased Polaron Beam as a Weapon Upgrade in this Expansion Pack. While you are limited to a Range of 1 this time, you get 4 attack dice in exchange. This seems like a fair exchange for the increase in damage potential.

Phased Polaron Beam

The last upgrade we will examine is Shroud. This Tech Upgrade is cheap and effective, which means you will want to have multiple copies. Instead of discarding a Dominion Crew Upgrade, you may discard your Shroud card in its place. This card combines nicely with many Dominion Crew Upgrades. It pairs especially well with Remata’Klan (2nd Division Battle Cruiser), which can add +2 to your Captain Skill and +2 to your Attack dice for all your attacks that round. Instead of discarding Remata’Klan, discard Shroud and do it all over again next turn.  

Shroud

Even if you already own the 4th Division Battleship, you are going to want to purchase the new repaint both for the dynamic new paint job as well as the ability to create a Fleet of Battleships and collect the powerful upgrade cards within it. Make sure to contact your local game store to reserve your copy.

Visit WizKids/NECA at WizKids.com/Attack Wing for additional information about Star Trek: Attack Wing, and keep an eye on StarTrek.com for more First Looks and previews, coming soon.

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The Jem’Hadar continue their assault upon the Federation with the arrival of the 4th Division Battleship.

This month, WizKids/NECA will release Star Trek: Attack Wing Wave 31, and StarTrek.com has the exclusive First Look at the ships in the upcoming expansion packs, concluding with the 4th Division Battleship (Repaint).

The 4th Division Battleship is among the largest of the Jem’Hadar warships. They are significantly larger than a Galaxy-class ship and much more powerful. The Federation’s first contact with these ships occurred when they sent the U.S.S. Valiant on a mission to retrieve technical data on the Jem’Hadar Battleship and report back. Using the data they found on their sensor probes, the Valiant, under the command of Captain Watters, attempted to exploit a weakness in the Battleship. The Battleship swiftly dispatched them, which proved the firepower of this vessel.

4th Division Battleship

The Jem’Hadar are powerful soldiers, fueled by a strong narcotic called Ketracel-White. In order to represent the unrelenting will of the Jem’Hadar, this card may be discarded to remove all Disabled Upgrade Tokens from your Dominion Crew Upgrades. The Jem’Hadar will stop at nothing until the mission is complete. As long as Ketracel-White is around, they will never be disabled and victory is close at hand.

4th Division Battleship

In the last review (5th Division Patrol Ship), we examined how powerful a weapon like Phased Polaron Beam can be due to its ability to ignore shields. Once again, we find the Phased Polaron Beam as a Weapon Upgrade in this Expansion Pack. While you are limited to a Range of 1 this time, you get 4 attack dice in exchange. This seems like a fair exchange for the increase in damage potential.

Phased Polaron Beam

The last upgrade we will examine is Shroud. This Tech Upgrade is cheap and effective, which means you will want to have multiple copies. Instead of discarding a Dominion Crew Upgrade, you may discard your Shroud card in its place. This card combines nicely with many Dominion Crew Upgrades. It pairs especially well with Remata’Klan (2nd Division Battle Cruiser), which can add +2 to your Captain Skill and +2 to your Attack dice for all your attacks that round. Instead of discarding Remata’Klan, discard Shroud and do it all over again next turn.  

Shroud

Even if you already own the 4th Division Battleship, you are going to want to purchase the new repaint both for the dynamic new paint job as well as the ability to create a Fleet of Battleships and collect the powerful upgrade cards within it. Make sure to contact your local game store to reserve your copy.

Visit WizKids/NECA at WizKids.com/Attack Wing for additional information about Star Trek: Attack Wing, and keep an eye on StarTrek.com for more First Looks and previews, coming soon.

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attack-wing-wave-31-4th-division-battleship-repaint-preview Tue, 11 Jul 2017 04:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Summer of Trek Sweepstakes Underway]]> http://www.startrek.com/article/summer-of-trek-sweepstakes-underway

Eaglemoss, to mark the launch of their 100th vessel in The Official Star Trek Starships Collection, has revealed a “Summer of Trek” Sweepstakes. Co-sponsored by IDW, which publishes the Star Trek comics, the sweeps kicks off a summer of celebrations that coincide with Eaglemoss launch events at both Comic-Con International in San Diego and Star Trek Las Vegas. Fan attention will be focused on:

The Official Star Trek Starships Collection, soon to welcome the 100th officially authorized vessel into the line with the debut of... the Daedalus-class U.S.S. Horizon

The Official Star Trek Graphic Novels Collection, produced in partnership with IDW and spanning more than 50 years of Star Trek comics history in impressive hardback editions

The Official Star Trek Starships XL Collection, a brand-new collection of mega-sized starships that starts with the storied U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D from Star Trek: The Next Generation

Each collection is available by subscription as well as in leading comic shops and pop culture specialty stores.
Summer of Trek Sweepstakes
Plus, now through August 10th, fans who enter online at www.GetYourTrekOn.com can win one of more than 500 prizes, including 10 (ten) Grand Prizes of a full subscription to the Official Star Trek Starships Collection from Eaglemoss.
Summer of Trek Sweepstakes
Twenty-five (25) First Prize winners will receive a bundle of five starships from the collection, while fifty (50) Second Prize winners will get the first three volumes of the Official Star Trek Graphic Novels Collection. Additional prizes include digital copies of the first issue of IDW’s new series, Star Trek: Boldly Go, digital trade editions of IDW’s Starfleet Academy, and $10 Eaglemoss Shop online gift cards.
Summer of Trek SweepstakesFor official rules and to enter, go to www.GetYourTrekOn.com. A name and valid e-mail address are all that’s needed to enter. No purchase is necessary.

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Eaglemoss, to mark the launch of their 100th vessel in The Official Star Trek Starships Collection, has revealed a “Summer of Trek” Sweepstakes. Co-sponsored by IDW, which publishes the Star Trek comics, the sweeps kicks off a summer of celebrations that coincide with Eaglemoss launch events at both Comic-Con International in San Diego and Star Trek Las Vegas. Fan attention will be focused on:

The Official Star Trek Starships Collection, soon to welcome the 100th officially authorized vessel into the line with the debut of... the Daedalus-class U.S.S. Horizon

The Official Star Trek Graphic Novels Collection, produced in partnership with IDW and spanning more than 50 years of Star Trek comics history in impressive hardback editions

The Official Star Trek Starships XL Collection, a brand-new collection of mega-sized starships that starts with the storied U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D from Star Trek: The Next Generation

Each collection is available by subscription as well as in leading comic shops and pop culture specialty stores.
Summer of Trek Sweepstakes
Plus, now through August 10th, fans who enter online at www.GetYourTrekOn.com can win one of more than 500 prizes, including 10 (ten) Grand Prizes of a full subscription to the Official Star Trek Starships Collection from Eaglemoss.
Summer of Trek Sweepstakes
Twenty-five (25) First Prize winners will receive a bundle of five starships from the collection, while fifty (50) Second Prize winners will get the first three volumes of the Official Star Trek Graphic Novels Collection. Additional prizes include digital copies of the first issue of IDW’s new series, Star Trek: Boldly Go, digital trade editions of IDW’s Starfleet Academy, and $10 Eaglemoss Shop online gift cards.
Summer of Trek SweepstakesFor official rules and to enter, go to www.GetYourTrekOn.com. A name and valid e-mail address are all that’s needed to enter. No purchase is necessary.

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summer-of-trek-sweepstakes-underway Mon, 10 Jul 2017 11:13:56 -0700
<![CDATA[Poll Says Best Trek Series to Watch During the Summer Is... ]]> http://www.startrek.com/article/poll-says-best-trek-series-to-watch-during-the-summer-is

Which series is the best to watch during the summer? That's the question posed to fans for our latest StarTrek.com poll. More than 4,000 fans voted, choosing from The Original Series, The Animated Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager and Enterprise. Here are the results:

Star Trek: The Next Generation
The Next Generation (26%)

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Deep Space Nine (22%)


Star Trek: The Original Series
The Original Series (20%, 814 votes)


Star Trek: Voyager
Voyager (20%, 802 votes)


Star Trek: Enterprise
Enterprise (9%)


Star Trek: The Animated Series Synopsis
The Animated Series (2%)


And how did YOUR show of choice fare?
 

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Which series is the best to watch during the summer? That's the question posed to fans for our latest StarTrek.com poll. More than 4,000 fans voted, choosing from The Original Series, The Animated Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager and Enterprise. Here are the results:

Star Trek: The Next Generation
The Next Generation (26%)

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Deep Space Nine (22%)


Star Trek: The Original Series
The Original Series (20%, 814 votes)


Star Trek: Voyager
Voyager (20%, 802 votes)


Star Trek: Enterprise
Enterprise (9%)


Star Trek: The Animated Series Synopsis
The Animated Series (2%)


And how did YOUR show of choice fare?
 

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poll-says-best-trek-series-to-watch-during-the-summer-is Sun, 09 Jul 2017 03:12:30 -0700
<![CDATA[WATCH: Picardo Celebrates Asteroid Day]]> http://www.startrek.com/article/watch-picardo-celebrates-asteroid-day

Hello again, StarTrek.com readers. In case you missed it, my latest Planetary Post celebrates Asteroid Day, which occurred June 30th. It also examines the timeless question: if dinosaurs had had a space program, would they have managed to avoid asteroid impact and be productive members of society today?


Learn more about The Planetary Society by going to www.planetary.org. And just tell them The Doctor sent you.

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Hello again, StarTrek.com readers. In case you missed it, my latest Planetary Post celebrates Asteroid Day, which occurred June 30th. It also examines the timeless question: if dinosaurs had had a space program, would they have managed to avoid asteroid impact and be productive members of society today?


Learn more about The Planetary Society by going to www.planetary.org. And just tell them The Doctor sent you.

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watch-picardo-celebrates-asteroid-day Sun, 09 Jul 2017 03:00:00 -0700