Star Trek Latest News http://startrek.com Star Trek Latest News Thu, 22 Jun 2017 07:03:12 -0700 info@startrek.com (Star Trek Team) en <![CDATA[Dr. Mae Jemison Set For Star Trek Las Vegas ]]> http://www.startrek.com/article/dr-mae-jemison-set-for-star-trek-las-vegas

And the 100th guest locked in for Star Trek Las Vegas is... Dr. Mae Jemison, it was announced today by Creation Entertainment.  Dr. Jemison, the first African-American woman in space, guest starred on Star Trek: The Next Generation as Ensign Palmer in the episode “Second Chances.” LeVar Burton made his directorial debut with the episode.

Dr. Mae Jemison, Star Trek, Star Trek Las Vegas


Dr. Jemison has a background in both engineering and medical research. She has worked in the areas of computer programming, printed wiring board materials, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, computer magnetic disc production, and reproductive biology. Dr. Jemison was selected for NASA's astronaut program in June 1987. Her technical assignments included launch support activities at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida; verification of Shuttle computer software in the Shuttle Avionics Integration Laboratory (SAIL); and Science Support Group activities. She was the science mission specialist on STS-47 Spacelab-J (September 12-20, 1992). STS-47 was a cooperative mission between the United States and Japan. The eight-day mission was accomplished in 127 orbits of the Earth, and included 44 Japanese and U.S. life science and materials processing experiments. Dr. Jemison was a co-investigator on the bone cell research experiment flown on the mission. The Endeavour and her crew launched from and returned to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. In completing her first space flight, Dr. Jemison logged 190 hours, 30 minutes, 23 seconds in space. Dr. Jemison left NASA in March 1993.

Dr. Mae Jemison, Star Trek, Star Trek Las Vegas
Upon her departure from NASA, Dr. Jemison accepted a teaching fellowship at Dartmouth. She also established the Jemison Group, a company that seeks to research, develop and market advanced technologies. Dr. Jemison, via The Dorothy Jemison Foundation for Excellence, is currently leading 100 Year Starship (100YSS), a bold, far reaching nonprofit initiative to assure the capabilities exist for human travel beyond our solar system to another star within the next 100 years. Jemison is building a multi-faceted global community to foster the cultural, scientific, social and technical commitment, support and financial framework to accomplish the 100YSS vision: an inclusive, Audacious Journey ( that ) Transforms Life Here on Earth and Beyond.  She is also the author of several books including Find Where the Wind Goes: Moments from My Life, titles under the Scholastic True Books series on space exploration.

Dr. Jemison will appear on stage during Star Trek Las Vegas. Keep an eye on StarTrek.com and CreationEnt.com for additional details.

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And the 100th guest locked in for Star Trek Las Vegas is... Dr. Mae Jemison, it was announced today by Creation Entertainment.  Dr. Jemison, the first African-American woman in space, guest starred on Star Trek: The Next Generation as Ensign Palmer in the episode “Second Chances.” LeVar Burton made his directorial debut with the episode.

Dr. Mae Jemison, Star Trek, Star Trek Las Vegas


Dr. Jemison has a background in both engineering and medical research. She has worked in the areas of computer programming, printed wiring board materials, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, computer magnetic disc production, and reproductive biology. Dr. Jemison was selected for NASA's astronaut program in June 1987. Her technical assignments included launch support activities at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida; verification of Shuttle computer software in the Shuttle Avionics Integration Laboratory (SAIL); and Science Support Group activities. She was the science mission specialist on STS-47 Spacelab-J (September 12-20, 1992). STS-47 was a cooperative mission between the United States and Japan. The eight-day mission was accomplished in 127 orbits of the Earth, and included 44 Japanese and U.S. life science and materials processing experiments. Dr. Jemison was a co-investigator on the bone cell research experiment flown on the mission. The Endeavour and her crew launched from and returned to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. In completing her first space flight, Dr. Jemison logged 190 hours, 30 minutes, 23 seconds in space. Dr. Jemison left NASA in March 1993.

Dr. Mae Jemison, Star Trek, Star Trek Las Vegas
Upon her departure from NASA, Dr. Jemison accepted a teaching fellowship at Dartmouth. She also established the Jemison Group, a company that seeks to research, develop and market advanced technologies. Dr. Jemison, via The Dorothy Jemison Foundation for Excellence, is currently leading 100 Year Starship (100YSS), a bold, far reaching nonprofit initiative to assure the capabilities exist for human travel beyond our solar system to another star within the next 100 years. Jemison is building a multi-faceted global community to foster the cultural, scientific, social and technical commitment, support and financial framework to accomplish the 100YSS vision: an inclusive, Audacious Journey ( that ) Transforms Life Here on Earth and Beyond.  She is also the author of several books including Find Where the Wind Goes: Moments from My Life, titles under the Scholastic True Books series on space exploration.

Dr. Jemison will appear on stage during Star Trek Las Vegas. Keep an eye on StarTrek.com and CreationEnt.com for additional details.

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dr-mae-jemison-set-for-star-trek-las-vegas Thu, 22 Jun 2017 07:03:12 -0700
<![CDATA[Shatner, Shimerman Kick off DST 2018 Guest List]]> http://www.startrek.com/article/shatner-shimerman-kick-off-dst-2018-guest-list

The next Destination Star Trek event, Europe’s official Star Trek convention, will be held at  the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham, England, from October 19-21, 2018. William Shatner will headline Destination Star Trek's second visit to Birmingham, and in a world first, to help celebrate the 25th anniversary  of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Armin Shimerman will appear in costume and makeup as Quark. It'll be a one-time only event exclusive to Destination Star Trek Birmingham that will include photoshoots with attendees.

 

In addition to autographs, photos and panels, fans will be able to take command of the bridge on the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 and NCC-1701-D, plus see original props and costumes in the Destination Star Trek Museum. More guests and activities will be announced in the near future.

Destination Star Trek Birmingham is organized by Massive Events, in association with Showmasters and Media 10.

 

Tickets are now available at www.DestinationStarTrek.com. And keep an eye on StarTrek.com for additional details.

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The next Destination Star Trek event, Europe’s official Star Trek convention, will be held at  the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham, England, from October 19-21, 2018. William Shatner will headline Destination Star Trek's second visit to Birmingham, and in a world first, to help celebrate the 25th anniversary  of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Armin Shimerman will appear in costume and makeup as Quark. It'll be a one-time only event exclusive to Destination Star Trek Birmingham that will include photoshoots with attendees.

 

In addition to autographs, photos and panels, fans will be able to take command of the bridge on the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 and NCC-1701-D, plus see original props and costumes in the Destination Star Trek Museum. More guests and activities will be announced in the near future.

Destination Star Trek Birmingham is organized by Massive Events, in association with Showmasters and Media 10.

 

Tickets are now available at www.DestinationStarTrek.com. And keep an eye on StarTrek.com for additional details.

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shatner-shimerman-kick-off-dst-2018-guest-list Wed, 21 Jun 2017 10:57:53 -0700
<![CDATA[3Doodler Launches Limited Crew Edition Pen Sets ]]> http://www.startrek.com/article/3doodler-launches-limited-crew-edition-pen-sets

3Doodler has launched a special Kickstarter “Gold” campaign offering the limited release of six Star Trek Crew Edition pen sets that pay homage to both Star Trek: The Original Series and Star Trek: The Next Generation. Each of the Crew Edition pen sets comes with a limited-edition 3Doodler Create 3D pen, numbered engravings, an additional pack of plastic, special Star Trek Project Stencils and a special 3Doodler Star Trek Leather Pouch.
“The worldwide phenomenon of 3Doodler would’ve never happened without the initial commitment of the Kickstarter community,” said Max Bogue, CEO of WobbleWorks, Inc., which owns 3Doodler. “With two successfully funded campaigns totaling over $3.89 million, we wanted to return our gratitude with these exclusive Star Trek Crew Edition pens that we’ve created with CBS Consumer Products. These limited-edition pens are only available on Kickstarter for the next 20 days and will start to ship mere days after the Kickstarter campaign ends.” 


There will be six separate Limited Edition Pen Sets, each specially priced at $99 (with a total retail value of $129.99):

From Star Trek: The Original Series

The Command Division pen set – for those who know how to take charge and love green beings

The Operations Division pen set – because you know how to fix things

The Sciences Division pen set – when you need more than just Bones to solve your problem

From Star Trek: The Next Generation

The Command Division pen set – so that you can make it so

The Operations Division pen set – to really get a handle on tactical or fix that warp core

The Sciences Division pen set – so you can crush it in the medical bay or make a new telescope

For community members who already own a 3Doodler, the company is also offering a 3Doodler Create Star Trek Project Kit, which comes with a special Star Trek Project Guide, packed with detailed step-by-step instructions for Star Trek themed projects, & 3 packs of plastic (75 strands) in a selection of Star Trek specific colors, all for $24.99 ($29.99 Retail Value). The kits will offer Doodlers a chance to make a variety of items taken from the series included Vulcan ears, a Klingon forehead, and their very own Enterprise from both Star Trek: The Original Series and Star Trek: The Next Generation. Experience the final frontier of creativity and bring your favorite Star Trek moments to life in your own home. Visit the Kickstarter “Gold” campaign today to purchase a Star Trek Crew Edition pen for $99.99.

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3Doodler has launched a special Kickstarter “Gold” campaign offering the limited release of six Star Trek Crew Edition pen sets that pay homage to both Star Trek: The Original Series and Star Trek: The Next Generation. Each of the Crew Edition pen sets comes with a limited-edition 3Doodler Create 3D pen, numbered engravings, an additional pack of plastic, special Star Trek Project Stencils and a special 3Doodler Star Trek Leather Pouch.
“The worldwide phenomenon of 3Doodler would’ve never happened without the initial commitment of the Kickstarter community,” said Max Bogue, CEO of WobbleWorks, Inc., which owns 3Doodler. “With two successfully funded campaigns totaling over $3.89 million, we wanted to return our gratitude with these exclusive Star Trek Crew Edition pens that we’ve created with CBS Consumer Products. These limited-edition pens are only available on Kickstarter for the next 20 days and will start to ship mere days after the Kickstarter campaign ends.” 


There will be six separate Limited Edition Pen Sets, each specially priced at $99 (with a total retail value of $129.99):

From Star Trek: The Original Series

The Command Division pen set – for those who know how to take charge and love green beings

The Operations Division pen set – because you know how to fix things

The Sciences Division pen set – when you need more than just Bones to solve your problem

From Star Trek: The Next Generation

The Command Division pen set – so that you can make it so

The Operations Division pen set – to really get a handle on tactical or fix that warp core

The Sciences Division pen set – so you can crush it in the medical bay or make a new telescope

For community members who already own a 3Doodler, the company is also offering a 3Doodler Create Star Trek Project Kit, which comes with a special Star Trek Project Guide, packed with detailed step-by-step instructions for Star Trek themed projects, & 3 packs of plastic (75 strands) in a selection of Star Trek specific colors, all for $24.99 ($29.99 Retail Value). The kits will offer Doodlers a chance to make a variety of items taken from the series included Vulcan ears, a Klingon forehead, and their very own Enterprise from both Star Trek: The Original Series and Star Trek: The Next Generation. Experience the final frontier of creativity and bring your favorite Star Trek moments to life in your own home. Visit the Kickstarter “Gold” campaign today to purchase a Star Trek Crew Edition pen for $99.99.

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3doodler-launches-limited-crew-edition-pen-sets Tue, 20 Jun 2017 07:01:23 -0700
<![CDATA[Star Trek: Discovery Sets Premiere Date]]> http://www.startrek.com/article/star-trek-discovery-sets-premiere-date

The latest chapter in the Star Trek saga has its premiere date -- with the 15-episode season set to be released in two chapters. Read below for specifics.

 

U.S. Schedule

Star Trek: Discovery will launch in the U.S. on Sunday, September 24 with a broadcast premiere that night on the CBS Television Network airing at 8:30-9:30 PM, ET/PT (time approximate following NFL Football and 60 Minutes). The series premiere will also be available on-demand on CBS All Access and the second episode of the series will be available on the service that same night immediately following the broadcast premiere.

After premiere night, all new episodes will be available on-demand weekly on Sundays exclusively for CBS All Access subscribers in the U.S. The 15-episode season will be released in two chapters. The first eight episodes will run from Sunday, Sept. 24 through Sunday, Nov. 5. The season will then resume with the second chapter debuting in January 2018.

 

Canada Schedule

Space Channel will launch the first two episodes of Star Trek: Discovery on Sunday, September 24 at 8:30 PM ET. The first eight episodes will run from Sunday, September 24 through Sunday, November 5. The season will then resume with the second chapter in January 2018. Every episode will also be available to Space subscribers on the newly launched Space GO app, in addition to being available on Space.ca and participating On Demand channels. Star Trek: Discovery will also stream exclusively in Canada on CraveTV, with full scheduling details to be released in the coming weeks.

 

Rest of the World Schedule

Netflix will launch Star Trek: Discovery on Monday, September 25 to countries outside of the U.S. and Canada. The first eight episodes will run from Monday, September 25 through Monday, November 6 with the second chapter in January 2018.

 
Star Trek: Discovery will follow the voyages of Starfleet on their missions to discover new worlds and new lifeforms, and one Starfleet officer who must learn that to truly understand all things alien, you must first understand yourself. The series will feature a new ship, new characters and new missions, while embracing the same ideology and hope for the future that inspired a generation of dreamers and doers.

 

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The latest chapter in the Star Trek saga has its premiere date -- with the 15-episode season set to be released in two chapters. Read below for specifics.

 

U.S. Schedule

Star Trek: Discovery will launch in the U.S. on Sunday, September 24 with a broadcast premiere that night on the CBS Television Network airing at 8:30-9:30 PM, ET/PT (time approximate following NFL Football and 60 Minutes). The series premiere will also be available on-demand on CBS All Access and the second episode of the series will be available on the service that same night immediately following the broadcast premiere.

After premiere night, all new episodes will be available on-demand weekly on Sundays exclusively for CBS All Access subscribers in the U.S. The 15-episode season will be released in two chapters. The first eight episodes will run from Sunday, Sept. 24 through Sunday, Nov. 5. The season will then resume with the second chapter debuting in January 2018.

 

Canada Schedule

Space Channel will launch the first two episodes of Star Trek: Discovery on Sunday, September 24 at 8:30 PM ET. The first eight episodes will run from Sunday, September 24 through Sunday, November 5. The season will then resume with the second chapter in January 2018. Every episode will also be available to Space subscribers on the newly launched Space GO app, in addition to being available on Space.ca and participating On Demand channels. Star Trek: Discovery will also stream exclusively in Canada on CraveTV, with full scheduling details to be released in the coming weeks.

 

Rest of the World Schedule

Netflix will launch Star Trek: Discovery on Monday, September 25 to countries outside of the U.S. and Canada. The first eight episodes will run from Monday, September 25 through Monday, November 6 with the second chapter in January 2018.

 
Star Trek: Discovery will follow the voyages of Starfleet on their missions to discover new worlds and new lifeforms, and one Starfleet officer who must learn that to truly understand all things alien, you must first understand yourself. The series will feature a new ship, new characters and new missions, while embracing the same ideology and hope for the future that inspired a generation of dreamers and doers.

 

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star-trek-discovery-sets-premiere-date Mon, 19 Jun 2017 08:58:05 -0700
<![CDATA[7 Things To Know About Zoe Saldana ]]> http://www.startrek.com/article/7-things-to-know-about-zoe-saldana

Zoe Saldana, Star Trek's current Uhura, celebrates her birthday today. So, StarTrek.com thought we'd celebrate by sharing 7 Things to Know About Zoe Saldana.
 

Jersey Girl
Zoe Saldana

Saldana was born in Passaic, New Jersey to Aridio Saldaña, who was Dominican, Asalia Nazario, who is Puerto Rican. She lived during her early childhood in Jackson Heights, New York. She and her family moved to the Dominican Republic after the death of her father, returning to New York several years later. She studied dance in both the Dominican Republic and New York.

First Credits
Zoe Saldana

A 1999 episode of Law & Order marked Saldana's TV acting debut. She made her film debut in the dance drama Center Stage, which was released in 2000 and cast her as a dancer named Eva Rodriquez.

She Never Looked Back
Zoe Saldana

Since the release of Center Stage, Saldana has worked pretty much nonstop. Among her many credits: Vantage Point, Haven, Guess Who, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, The Terminal, Dirty Deeds, Temptation, Constellations, Crossroads, Snipes, Drumline, The Losers, Colombiana, Out of The Furnace, Rosemary's Baby, Nina and, of course, Avatar and the Guardians of the Galaxy adventures.

Triple Threat
Zoe Saldana

Saldana is part of three mega franchises, namely Star Trek, Avatar and Guardians of the Galaxy. "It feels pretty cool, I have to say," Saldana told StarTrek.com in 2013. "It’s not something I’ve purposely been looking for. I just happened to be moved by three characters that are part of stories that have very common ground. And I signed on for Guardians because I liked the script, the director, the casting and the possibility of being green. Gamora stands by really great principles. She’s extremely feisty. She’s a fighter. And she’s green."

Saldana and Sia 

Earlier this month, Sia released a music video for her song "Free Me." Saldana appears as a pregnant woman informed by a doctor that she's contracted HIV and must be treated in order to help herself and the baby girl growing inside her. The piano ballad -- the proceeds from which will benefit #endHIV -- then kicks in, with Saldana performing an interpretive dance as she sorts through her feelings.

On the Way

Zoe Saldana

Saldana's upcoming projects include My Little Pony: The Movie, for which she'll voice Captain Celaeno; I Kill Giants, a thriller based on the graphic novel of the same name; and Avengers: Infinity War, in which she'll reprise her Guardians role of Gamora.

Getting Personal

Zoe Saldana

Saldana married Italian artist Marco Perego in June 2013. In November 2014, the couple welcomed their twins, Bowie Ezio and Cy Aridio, into the galaxy. And in early 2017, she gave birth to another son, Zen.



Please join StarTrek.com in wishing Saldana a happy birthday.

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Zoe Saldana, Star Trek's current Uhura, celebrates her birthday today. So, StarTrek.com thought we'd celebrate by sharing 7 Things to Know About Zoe Saldana.
 

Jersey Girl
Zoe Saldana

Saldana was born in Passaic, New Jersey to Aridio Saldaña, who was Dominican, Asalia Nazario, who is Puerto Rican. She lived during her early childhood in Jackson Heights, New York. She and her family moved to the Dominican Republic after the death of her father, returning to New York several years later. She studied dance in both the Dominican Republic and New York.

First Credits
Zoe Saldana

A 1999 episode of Law & Order marked Saldana's TV acting debut. She made her film debut in the dance drama Center Stage, which was released in 2000 and cast her as a dancer named Eva Rodriquez.

She Never Looked Back
Zoe Saldana

Since the release of Center Stage, Saldana has worked pretty much nonstop. Among her many credits: Vantage Point, Haven, Guess Who, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, The Terminal, Dirty Deeds, Temptation, Constellations, Crossroads, Snipes, Drumline, The Losers, Colombiana, Out of The Furnace, Rosemary's Baby, Nina and, of course, Avatar and the Guardians of the Galaxy adventures.

Triple Threat
Zoe Saldana

Saldana is part of three mega franchises, namely Star Trek, Avatar and Guardians of the Galaxy. "It feels pretty cool, I have to say," Saldana told StarTrek.com in 2013. "It’s not something I’ve purposely been looking for. I just happened to be moved by three characters that are part of stories that have very common ground. And I signed on for Guardians because I liked the script, the director, the casting and the possibility of being green. Gamora stands by really great principles. She’s extremely feisty. She’s a fighter. And she’s green."

Saldana and Sia 

Earlier this month, Sia released a music video for her song "Free Me." Saldana appears as a pregnant woman informed by a doctor that she's contracted HIV and must be treated in order to help herself and the baby girl growing inside her. The piano ballad -- the proceeds from which will benefit #endHIV -- then kicks in, with Saldana performing an interpretive dance as she sorts through her feelings.

On the Way

Zoe Saldana

Saldana's upcoming projects include My Little Pony: The Movie, for which she'll voice Captain Celaeno; I Kill Giants, a thriller based on the graphic novel of the same name; and Avengers: Infinity War, in which she'll reprise her Guardians role of Gamora.

Getting Personal

Zoe Saldana

Saldana married Italian artist Marco Perego in June 2013. In November 2014, the couple welcomed their twins, Bowie Ezio and Cy Aridio, into the galaxy. And in early 2017, she gave birth to another son, Zen.



Please join StarTrek.com in wishing Saldana a happy birthday.

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7-things-to-know-about-zoe-saldana Mon, 19 Jun 2017 07:11:20 -0700
<![CDATA[Polls Says Your Trek Fandom Was Started By... ]]> http://www.startrek.com/article/polls-says-your-trek-fandom-was-started-by

Friend, Sibling, Parent, Grandparent, Aunt/Uncle/Cousin, Teacher or Discovered on Your Own... those were the options StarTrek.com readers could choose from when considering this question: Who started your Star Trek fandom? Here are the results:

Discovered on Your Own (51%)


Parent (34%)


Friend (6%)


Sibling (5%)


Aunt/Uncle/Cousin (3%)


Grandparent (2%)


Teacher (1%)


Where in the results did your fandom-starter land?

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Friend, Sibling, Parent, Grandparent, Aunt/Uncle/Cousin, Teacher or Discovered on Your Own... those were the options StarTrek.com readers could choose from when considering this question: Who started your Star Trek fandom? Here are the results:

Discovered on Your Own (51%)


Parent (34%)


Friend (6%)


Sibling (5%)


Aunt/Uncle/Cousin (3%)


Grandparent (2%)


Teacher (1%)


Where in the results did your fandom-starter land?

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polls-says-your-trek-fandom-was-started-by Sun, 18 Jun 2017 03:53:10 -0700
<![CDATA[Star Trek's First Cliffhanger]]> http://www.startrek.com/article/star-treks-first-cliffhanger

We're going to go back in time. We Star Trek fans can do that, you know. Twenty-seven summers ago I was on my grandparents’ farm. (Yeah, my grandparents had a farm. A New Jersey farm, but there are a few patches of New Jersey that are indistinguishable from Kansas. Trust me.) As was tradition, I would slink away for an hour and watch the TV in the kitchen. I can still smell the linoleum and hear the rattle of the ancient refrigerator.

It was here that I saw the killing of Tasha Yar, the defense of Data as a sentient being and, with "The Best of Both Worlds, Part I" -- which aired 27 years ago today -- true evidence that "this new Star Trek" -- Star Trek: The Next Generation -- was committed to a space opera on its own terms. Here are the five things about it that still most resonate.

The Tone

"The Best of Both Worlds, Part I" means business from the first line til the last. Listen to the way Picard rushes through his opening log entry. His inflection is harsh, grave and precise. He's got important things to do. It's a cue from the very beginning that the rules of this show - of this franchise - are about to change. It is a palpable attitude that is noticeable on through the last line of this episode, Riker's now-famous command to Worf to fire upon the Borg Cube - the one with his assimilated captain on board.

There's a striking sense of fatalism here. By today's standard of dark television it's nothing, but back then, Picard's pre-battle walk of the ship (and subsequent conversation with Guinan) wasn't the type of thing you'd normally see. Guinan comforts him by saying mankind will adapt to the Borg, but does not tell him that he should expect to win the day.

The Borg

Of course, this was not the episode that introduced the Borg. That was "Q Who?," a full season earlier. Fans were left wondering if we'd ever see this unique species again - a villain more unique than any we'd seen before. With "Best of Both Worlds, Part I," we really get a chance to dig in.


(Tangent: I recall an in-depth lunchroom discussion about Q's introduction of the Borg. At the end of “Q Who?” Picard seemed grateful that he enabled the Federation to prepare for their invasion. But did the events of “Q Who?” merely put the Borg on the Federation's scent?)

They have the power to wipe us out with nothing more than a glance, yet with this asymmetrical level of power there's almost a sense of disrespect on their behalf. We rank so low as a threat that they'll allow us to beam aboard and look around, with individual drones completely ignoring us.

In this episode we get a better look at how they are quick to adapt to our attacks (those phaser shields that appear around drones after one or two shots still gives me goosebumps) and how the "hive mind" works.

It's in this episode that we first learn that "death is irrelevant" and that "resistance is futile."

Starfleet as a Job

In all of Trek up to this point, Starfleet and the Federation are presented as Utopia. Yes, there are some annoying Admirals and regulations ("The Galileo Seven" and "Court Martial" come to mind), but the individual characters seem, by and large, to have evolved from the mundane particulars that rankle us in everyday life. They devote themselves to Science! to Exploration! to Truth! "Best of Both Worlds, Part I" dims the brightness of this rose by showing that, in actuality, our beloved characters worry a bit about their jobs, too.

I'm referring primarily, of course, to Riker's indecision regarding taking Captain's seat on the Melbourne, and Lt. Commander Shelby's jockeying for Riker's position as the Enterprise's Number One. Shelby is, however, a Starfleet officer, so while her demeanor may ruffle Riker's feathers, he confides to La Forge that her expertise with the Borg more than makes up for the nuisance of dealing with her during this crisis.

But that's not the only interesting thing Riker says. His conversations with Picard and, later, with Troi reveal a side of Federation society we don't often see. In a society where everything seems so perfect – where everyone produces according to his ability and takes according to his need, there are still human, self-imposed psychological restrictions. Maybe Riker SHOULD command the Melbourne – but his devotion to Picard (or innate fears) are what's preventing him. This type of hurdle is something we haven't yet seen in Star Trek.

An Unfamiliar Tune

“The Best of Both Worlds, Part I” doesn't just look and feel different, it sounds different. When we first see the Borg Cube, the score takes on a frightening tone, incorporating a chorus of voices. The use of voices (which are synthesized – even creepier considering the Borg) was something the producers were hesitant to do, but composer Ron Jones persisted. He wanted to get across that this ship represented the possible end of all mankind, and it had to stand out.

Later, when the away team first sees Picard as a Borg Drone later to be named Locutus, there's a wee tease of Alexander Courage's original theme from TOS.

The big guns come, of course, at the end. “Mr. Worf,” Riker intones. “Fire.” He may be steely-eyed and cool, but inside he's flipping out and that is expressed through the score. In case you forget, it is a swell of strings that leads to BUM-BA-BUM! BUM-BA-BUM! BUM-BA-BUM! BUM-BA-BUM! BUMMMMMMMMMM!” But you may not have heard that because you may have been shouting OH MY GODDDDDDDD!

Which leads to. . .

Wait Til Next Season, Pal

Trek had done two-parters before (“The Menagerie” and second airings of “Encounter at Farpoint”), but a season cliffhanger? No way. That was the territory of major, mainstream shows. “Who shot J.R.?” and the like. (If you're a young-un, Google that one.)

“The Best of Both Worlds, Part I” ensured that TNG, which had so many initial detractors, was sticking around and playing for keeps. You must remember that its syndicated nature was such that it played on different networks at different times in different locations. The kids today with their Hulus and Tablets and whatnot may think I'm speaking gibberish, but back then it was a real stigma that some felt marked the show as ephemeral. “The Best of Both Worlds, Part I” united the dialogue about TNG for months. Did Riker blow up Picard?

Immediately, there were rumors that Patrick Stewart, the noted theater actor, wanted out of the show. People also were quick to point out that Tasha Yar was killed, and she was a major character. Plus, it looked like Shelby was around for keeps. And could the Enterprise even defeat the Borg? Bluntly, we just didn't know what to expect and the wait drove us crazy. And gave us a summer to argue about it.

Were you watching back in 1990? Did you spend that summer tied up in knots worrying about the fate of Jean-Luc Picard? If so, please share you recollections below.

Jordan Hoffman is a writer, critic, lapsed filmmaker and the host of Engage: The Official Star Trek Podcast. His work can also be seen on Film.com, ScreenCrush and Badass Digest. On his BLOG, Jordan, who lives in New York City, has reviewed all 727 Trek episodes and films, most of the comics and some of the novels.

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We're going to go back in time. We Star Trek fans can do that, you know. Twenty-seven summers ago I was on my grandparents’ farm. (Yeah, my grandparents had a farm. A New Jersey farm, but there are a few patches of New Jersey that are indistinguishable from Kansas. Trust me.) As was tradition, I would slink away for an hour and watch the TV in the kitchen. I can still smell the linoleum and hear the rattle of the ancient refrigerator.

It was here that I saw the killing of Tasha Yar, the defense of Data as a sentient being and, with "The Best of Both Worlds, Part I" -- which aired 27 years ago today -- true evidence that "this new Star Trek" -- Star Trek: The Next Generation -- was committed to a space opera on its own terms. Here are the five things about it that still most resonate.

The Tone

"The Best of Both Worlds, Part I" means business from the first line til the last. Listen to the way Picard rushes through his opening log entry. His inflection is harsh, grave and precise. He's got important things to do. It's a cue from the very beginning that the rules of this show - of this franchise - are about to change. It is a palpable attitude that is noticeable on through the last line of this episode, Riker's now-famous command to Worf to fire upon the Borg Cube - the one with his assimilated captain on board.

There's a striking sense of fatalism here. By today's standard of dark television it's nothing, but back then, Picard's pre-battle walk of the ship (and subsequent conversation with Guinan) wasn't the type of thing you'd normally see. Guinan comforts him by saying mankind will adapt to the Borg, but does not tell him that he should expect to win the day.

The Borg

Of course, this was not the episode that introduced the Borg. That was "Q Who?," a full season earlier. Fans were left wondering if we'd ever see this unique species again - a villain more unique than any we'd seen before. With "Best of Both Worlds, Part I," we really get a chance to dig in.


(Tangent: I recall an in-depth lunchroom discussion about Q's introduction of the Borg. At the end of “Q Who?” Picard seemed grateful that he enabled the Federation to prepare for their invasion. But did the events of “Q Who?” merely put the Borg on the Federation's scent?)

They have the power to wipe us out with nothing more than a glance, yet with this asymmetrical level of power there's almost a sense of disrespect on their behalf. We rank so low as a threat that they'll allow us to beam aboard and look around, with individual drones completely ignoring us.

In this episode we get a better look at how they are quick to adapt to our attacks (those phaser shields that appear around drones after one or two shots still gives me goosebumps) and how the "hive mind" works.

It's in this episode that we first learn that "death is irrelevant" and that "resistance is futile."

Starfleet as a Job

In all of Trek up to this point, Starfleet and the Federation are presented as Utopia. Yes, there are some annoying Admirals and regulations ("The Galileo Seven" and "Court Martial" come to mind), but the individual characters seem, by and large, to have evolved from the mundane particulars that rankle us in everyday life. They devote themselves to Science! to Exploration! to Truth! "Best of Both Worlds, Part I" dims the brightness of this rose by showing that, in actuality, our beloved characters worry a bit about their jobs, too.

I'm referring primarily, of course, to Riker's indecision regarding taking Captain's seat on the Melbourne, and Lt. Commander Shelby's jockeying for Riker's position as the Enterprise's Number One. Shelby is, however, a Starfleet officer, so while her demeanor may ruffle Riker's feathers, he confides to La Forge that her expertise with the Borg more than makes up for the nuisance of dealing with her during this crisis.

But that's not the only interesting thing Riker says. His conversations with Picard and, later, with Troi reveal a side of Federation society we don't often see. In a society where everything seems so perfect – where everyone produces according to his ability and takes according to his need, there are still human, self-imposed psychological restrictions. Maybe Riker SHOULD command the Melbourne – but his devotion to Picard (or innate fears) are what's preventing him. This type of hurdle is something we haven't yet seen in Star Trek.

An Unfamiliar Tune

“The Best of Both Worlds, Part I” doesn't just look and feel different, it sounds different. When we first see the Borg Cube, the score takes on a frightening tone, incorporating a chorus of voices. The use of voices (which are synthesized – even creepier considering the Borg) was something the producers were hesitant to do, but composer Ron Jones persisted. He wanted to get across that this ship represented the possible end of all mankind, and it had to stand out.

Later, when the away team first sees Picard as a Borg Drone later to be named Locutus, there's a wee tease of Alexander Courage's original theme from TOS.

The big guns come, of course, at the end. “Mr. Worf,” Riker intones. “Fire.” He may be steely-eyed and cool, but inside he's flipping out and that is expressed through the score. In case you forget, it is a swell of strings that leads to BUM-BA-BUM! BUM-BA-BUM! BUM-BA-BUM! BUM-BA-BUM! BUMMMMMMMMMM!” But you may not have heard that because you may have been shouting OH MY GODDDDDDDD!

Which leads to. . .

Wait Til Next Season, Pal

Trek had done two-parters before (“The Menagerie” and second airings of “Encounter at Farpoint”), but a season cliffhanger? No way. That was the territory of major, mainstream shows. “Who shot J.R.?” and the like. (If you're a young-un, Google that one.)

“The Best of Both Worlds, Part I” ensured that TNG, which had so many initial detractors, was sticking around and playing for keeps. You must remember that its syndicated nature was such that it played on different networks at different times in different locations. The kids today with their Hulus and Tablets and whatnot may think I'm speaking gibberish, but back then it was a real stigma that some felt marked the show as ephemeral. “The Best of Both Worlds, Part I” united the dialogue about TNG for months. Did Riker blow up Picard?

Immediately, there were rumors that Patrick Stewart, the noted theater actor, wanted out of the show. People also were quick to point out that Tasha Yar was killed, and she was a major character. Plus, it looked like Shelby was around for keeps. And could the Enterprise even defeat the Borg? Bluntly, we just didn't know what to expect and the wait drove us crazy. And gave us a summer to argue about it.

Were you watching back in 1990? Did you spend that summer tied up in knots worrying about the fate of Jean-Luc Picard? If so, please share you recollections below.

Jordan Hoffman is a writer, critic, lapsed filmmaker and the host of Engage: The Official Star Trek Podcast. His work can also be seen on Film.com, ScreenCrush and Badass Digest. On his BLOG, Jordan, who lives in New York City, has reviewed all 727 Trek episodes and films, most of the comics and some of the novels.

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star-treks-first-cliffhanger Sun, 18 Jun 2017 03:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[The Ultimate Seat of Command]]> http://www.startrek.com/article/the-ultimate-seat-of-command

Get ready to experience Star Trek's ultimate seat of command -- or the next best thing -- with the upcoming Star Trek: The Original Series 1:6 Scale Captain's Chair FX Replica from Quantum Mechanix Inc. (QMx). Based on the original Enterprise screen prop, Captain Kirk's iconic chair replica is authentically styled and crafted, featuring multiple light and sound configurations, and a swivel base, just like the full-size prop.

Star Trek Captain Chair


Powered either by three AA batteries (not included) or through a USB plug (cord not included), the Captain’s Chair FX Replica has four different light and sound display settings. Press the button disguised as a computer disk and the chair cycles through the lights and sounds for standard bridge operations, shipwide announcements, view screen scanning and red alerts.

Star Trek Captain Chair


The Star Trek: TOS 1:6 Scale Captain's Chair FX Replica measures 8 inches in height and will retail for $129.95. It is one of many Star Trek products QMx will release this year, so keep an eye on StarTrek.com for details about addtional releases. Go to http://www.qmxonline.com to pre-order the Star Trek: TOS 1:6 Scale Captain's Chair FX Replica.

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Get ready to experience Star Trek's ultimate seat of command -- or the next best thing -- with the upcoming Star Trek: The Original Series 1:6 Scale Captain's Chair FX Replica from Quantum Mechanix Inc. (QMx). Based on the original Enterprise screen prop, Captain Kirk's iconic chair replica is authentically styled and crafted, featuring multiple light and sound configurations, and a swivel base, just like the full-size prop.

Star Trek Captain Chair


Powered either by three AA batteries (not included) or through a USB plug (cord not included), the Captain’s Chair FX Replica has four different light and sound display settings. Press the button disguised as a computer disk and the chair cycles through the lights and sounds for standard bridge operations, shipwide announcements, view screen scanning and red alerts.

Star Trek Captain Chair


The Star Trek: TOS 1:6 Scale Captain's Chair FX Replica measures 8 inches in height and will retail for $129.95. It is one of many Star Trek products QMx will release this year, so keep an eye on StarTrek.com for details about addtional releases. Go to http://www.qmxonline.com to pre-order the Star Trek: TOS 1:6 Scale Captain's Chair FX Replica.

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the-ultimate-seat-of-command Sat, 17 Jun 2017 04:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Marlins vs. Mets at Star Trek Night ]]> http://www.startrek.com/article/marlins-vs-mets-at-star-trek-night

It'll be a night to remember when the Miami Marlins battle the New York Mets at Marlins Park on Thursday, June 29, and that's because it'll be Star Trek Night. That evening at 7:10 p.m., the Marlins will offer a special package that includes a ticket to the game and a collector's edition Star Trek giveaway item commemorating the 30th anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

 

Marlins, Star Trek

 

Gift item redemption will be located at the Special Events Kiosk near Section 12. You must have a valid special event ticket package to pick up gift item. Tickets are available now. Visit www.marlins.mlb.com for additional details and to puchase.

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It'll be a night to remember when the Miami Marlins battle the New York Mets at Marlins Park on Thursday, June 29, and that's because it'll be Star Trek Night. That evening at 7:10 p.m., the Marlins will offer a special package that includes a ticket to the game and a collector's edition Star Trek giveaway item commemorating the 30th anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

 

Marlins, Star Trek

 

Gift item redemption will be located at the Special Events Kiosk near Section 12. You must have a valid special event ticket package to pick up gift item. Tickets are available now. Visit www.marlins.mlb.com for additional details and to puchase.

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marlins-vs-mets-at-star-trek-night Fri, 16 Jun 2017 11:31:49 -0700
<![CDATA[Happy Picard Day: The Captain's Finest Moments ]]> http://www.startrek.com/article/happy-picard-day-the-captains-finest-moments

You know what today is, right? It's Captain Picard Day, the most-awesome, if ridiculously unlikely holiday ever for a man who always seemed pained in the presence of children. And yet, there Jean-Luc stood each year, judging a contest in which the kids aboard the Enterprise crafted models and paintings of... him. It amused Troi greatly and Riker teased him mercilessly about it, creating great, memorable moments for fans of The Next Generation.

But, since we’ve explored Picard Day before here at StarTrek.com, we marked the day by asking fans what they considered Picard’s finest moments. And, culling from our Facebook page, here are some of YOUR comments answering that very question…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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You know what today is, right? It's Captain Picard Day, the most-awesome, if ridiculously unlikely holiday ever for a man who always seemed pained in the presence of children. And yet, there Jean-Luc stood each year, judging a contest in which the kids aboard the Enterprise crafted models and paintings of... him. It amused Troi greatly and Riker teased him mercilessly about it, creating great, memorable moments for fans of The Next Generation.

But, since we’ve explored Picard Day before here at StarTrek.com, we marked the day by asking fans what they considered Picard’s finest moments. And, culling from our Facebook page, here are some of YOUR comments answering that very question…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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happy-picard-day-the-captains-finest-moments Fri, 16 Jun 2017 07:09:52 -0700
<![CDATA[Shuttle Weekend Event]]> http://www.startrek.com/article/shuttle-weekend-event

Quick, Captains, it's time to jump into your favorite shuttle and get to the front lines. For a limited time only, Star Trek Online is hosting the Shuttle Weekend Event. From now until Monday, June 19th at 10AM PDT, swarm your enemies in these small craft.

During the Shuttle Weekend Event, we have transformed a few of our starship queued events into brand new shuttle events that offers marks for any reputation. Federation and Klingon Fleet Alert, and Storming The Spire will now feature 20 player queues to try and take down some familiar enemies. While the original missions will still be available this weekend, the shuttle queued events will feature twice as many Marks for completion. These special queues are based off of normal difficulty. Learn more about some of the missions you'll be flying this weekend.


Atmosphere Assault

Maximum Players: (5)The Elachi have sent an attack fleet to the Romulan colony of Rhi. While ground forces hold off any Elachi troops, we need you to intercept Elachi walkers. Answer their distress calls and fly your shuttle to destroy the Elachi walkers on their way to destroy the capital city. We need your help as soon as possible.

Please Note: Atmosphere Assault has been updated to offer a choice of all marks for our shuttle weekend event.


Storming the Spire

Maximum Players: (20)

Captains, the Voth have sent a small fleet to try and capture one of the Spires. Our orders are to stop them and try to capture it for ourselves. It won’t be safe to send in ground forces until we can repel the Voth’s initial assault. Then we can start transporting boarding parties to the spire.


Vault Shuttle Event

Maximum Players: (5)

Control of the Vault has once again fallen into the hands of the Romulans. Obisek, leader of the Reman Resistance, is sending his ships to draw off the bulk of the Romulan fleet. While the Remans battle in space, Obisek will lead a small force in shuttles to infiltrate the Vault and reclaim the station for his people.

Please Note: Vault Shuttle Event has been updated to offer a choice of all marks for our shuttle weekend event.


Federation and Klingon Fleet Alert

Maximum Players: (20)

Long-range sensors show a hostile fleet approaching one of our starbases. Report there immediately and take up arms against the enemy. We have multiple waves of enemies warping into the system and need your help to hold them back.

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

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Quick, Captains, it's time to jump into your favorite shuttle and get to the front lines. For a limited time only, Star Trek Online is hosting the Shuttle Weekend Event. From now until Monday, June 19th at 10AM PDT, swarm your enemies in these small craft.

During the Shuttle Weekend Event, we have transformed a few of our starship queued events into brand new shuttle events that offers marks for any reputation. Federation and Klingon Fleet Alert, and Storming The Spire will now feature 20 player queues to try and take down some familiar enemies. While the original missions will still be available this weekend, the shuttle queued events will feature twice as many Marks for completion. These special queues are based off of normal difficulty. Learn more about some of the missions you'll be flying this weekend.


Atmosphere Assault

Maximum Players: (5)The Elachi have sent an attack fleet to the Romulan colony of Rhi. While ground forces hold off any Elachi troops, we need you to intercept Elachi walkers. Answer their distress calls and fly your shuttle to destroy the Elachi walkers on their way to destroy the capital city. We need your help as soon as possible.

Please Note: Atmosphere Assault has been updated to offer a choice of all marks for our shuttle weekend event.


Storming the Spire

Maximum Players: (20)

Captains, the Voth have sent a small fleet to try and capture one of the Spires. Our orders are to stop them and try to capture it for ourselves. It won’t be safe to send in ground forces until we can repel the Voth’s initial assault. Then we can start transporting boarding parties to the spire.


Vault Shuttle Event

Maximum Players: (5)

Control of the Vault has once again fallen into the hands of the Romulans. Obisek, leader of the Reman Resistance, is sending his ships to draw off the bulk of the Romulan fleet. While the Remans battle in space, Obisek will lead a small force in shuttles to infiltrate the Vault and reclaim the station for his people.

Please Note: Vault Shuttle Event has been updated to offer a choice of all marks for our shuttle weekend event.


Federation and Klingon Fleet Alert

Maximum Players: (20)

Long-range sensors show a hostile fleet approaching one of our starbases. Report there immediately and take up arms against the enemy. We have multiple waves of enemies warping into the system and need your help to hold them back.

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

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shuttle-weekend-event Fri, 16 Jun 2017 04:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Okuda Designs New NASA Flight Operations Emblem]]> http://www.startrek.com/article/okuda-designs-new-nasa-flight-operations-emblem

NASA introduced a new group of astronauts last week, and on the flight suits they sported a Flight Operations emblem that Michael Okuda -- the longtime lead graphic designer for Star Trek -- designed for the Johnson Space Center. It's the latest descendent of the original Mission Control/Mission Operations emblem created by Gene Kranz and Robert McCall.


"I'm honored that this emblem helps to represent the commitment and courage of these remarkable men and women whose work on the final frontier literally takes them where no one has gone before," Okuda told StarTrek.com. He had also designed the STS-125 mission patch, worn by the crew of Space Shuttle Atlantis in 2009 when they conducted the final servicing mission to the Hubble Space Telescope.


Okuda also offered additional background details. The original Mission Control emblem was designed, as noted, by two space legends, famed artist Robert McCall and iconic flight director Gene Kranz. They used the Greek sigma symbol, which in mathematics refers to a total, to represent the teamwork at the very heart of the Mission Control family. Over the years, the emblem evolved to include the Space Shuttle. In 2004, flight director Jeff Hanley, then head of Mission Operations, asked Okuda to update the emblem to include the International Space Station as well as NASA's long-term goals of returning to the Moon, and then on to Mars. Okuda, since then, has revised the emblem twice more, most recently to reflect the merging of Mission Operations with the Astronaut Office. Okuda explained that the current version, now bearing the banner Flight Operations, represents both the astronaut corps and the mission operations team.


To learn more about the 2017 NASA Astronaut Candidates, go to www.nasa.gov/2017astronauts

And don't forget that the updated The Star Trek Encyclopedia Revised and Expanded Edition, by Michael Okuda and Denise Okuda, is available via Harper Collins. It features a fully new design, illustrations and exhaustively researched and detailed entries on the ships, characters and events from the most recent 17 years of Star Trek television shows and movies (up to Star Trek Into Darkness). Go to www.harpercollins.com to order the book.

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NASA introduced a new group of astronauts last week, and on the flight suits they sported a Flight Operations emblem that Michael Okuda -- the longtime lead graphic designer for Star Trek -- designed for the Johnson Space Center. It's the latest descendent of the original Mission Control/Mission Operations emblem created by Gene Kranz and Robert McCall.


"I'm honored that this emblem helps to represent the commitment and courage of these remarkable men and women whose work on the final frontier literally takes them where no one has gone before," Okuda told StarTrek.com. He had also designed the STS-125 mission patch, worn by the crew of Space Shuttle Atlantis in 2009 when they conducted the final servicing mission to the Hubble Space Telescope.


Okuda also offered additional background details. The original Mission Control emblem was designed, as noted, by two space legends, famed artist Robert McCall and iconic flight director Gene Kranz. They used the Greek sigma symbol, which in mathematics refers to a total, to represent the teamwork at the very heart of the Mission Control family. Over the years, the emblem evolved to include the Space Shuttle. In 2004, flight director Jeff Hanley, then head of Mission Operations, asked Okuda to update the emblem to include the International Space Station as well as NASA's long-term goals of returning to the Moon, and then on to Mars. Okuda, since then, has revised the emblem twice more, most recently to reflect the merging of Mission Operations with the Astronaut Office. Okuda explained that the current version, now bearing the banner Flight Operations, represents both the astronaut corps and the mission operations team.


To learn more about the 2017 NASA Astronaut Candidates, go to www.nasa.gov/2017astronauts

And don't forget that the updated The Star Trek Encyclopedia Revised and Expanded Edition, by Michael Okuda and Denise Okuda, is available via Harper Collins. It features a fully new design, illustrations and exhaustively researched and detailed entries on the ships, characters and events from the most recent 17 years of Star Trek television shows and movies (up to Star Trek Into Darkness). Go to www.harpercollins.com to order the book.

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okuda-designs-new-nasa-flight-operations-emblem Thu, 15 Jun 2017 04:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Sirtis Christens Operation Enterprise Opening]]> http://www.startrek.com/article/sirtis-christens-operation-enterprise-opening

Movie Park Germany celebrated the opening of its new triple launch coaster Star Trek: Operation Enterprise today by welcoming Marina Sirtis, Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Counselor Deanna Troi. “With Marina,” Movie Park Germany General Manager Thorsten Backhaus said in his opening speech, “We were able to bring a bit more Hollywood to Germany.”


Sirtis, who seemed to be having a blast at the event, told attendees, “I feel at home on that bridge... I've seen a lot of Star Trek attractions around the world. But this one is the best by far. Even better than in Las Vegas." 



Star Trek: Operation Enterprise
is an all-encompassing experience. Guests access the coaster from the brand-new Federation Plaza theme area via an entirely Star Trek-themed building that covers an area of more than 1000 m2. The coaster itself features a twisted halfpipe with a 40-metre elevation that is one of a kind in Europe, plus an eight-ton transfer track system. Guests can also expect to see a holodeck, two transporter rooms and a true-to-original replica of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D bridge as seen in TNG.



Guests are, in fact, part of a Star Trek storyline that they become immersed in as they move from room to room and are “trained” for their first mission as Starfleet cadets. The Enterprise and her crew are on their way to a United Federation of Planets meeting when they are attacked by the Borg and taken aboard the enemy ship. The Enterprise is now unmanned and caught in a tractor beam. The only hope of rescue is the Starfleet cadets on the bridge of a nearby ship at the time of the attack. They are preparing to be launched out of their ship’s transporter room in shuttles on a rescue mission. This holodeck mission’s success depends on the cadets breaching the Borg ship’s deflector shield, destroying its main systems and saving the crew of the Enterprise. The mission itself begins when guests enter the triple launch coaster. Complementing the entire experience, the Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra recorded a full and rich soundtrack that can be heard both outside and inside the attraction.

Visit www.moviepark.de/startrek for more information about the attraction and the storyline.

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Movie Park Germany celebrated the opening of its new triple launch coaster Star Trek: Operation Enterprise today by welcoming Marina Sirtis, Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Counselor Deanna Troi. “With Marina,” Movie Park Germany General Manager Thorsten Backhaus said in his opening speech, “We were able to bring a bit more Hollywood to Germany.”


Sirtis, who seemed to be having a blast at the event, told attendees, “I feel at home on that bridge... I've seen a lot of Star Trek attractions around the world. But this one is the best by far. Even better than in Las Vegas." 



Star Trek: Operation Enterprise
is an all-encompassing experience. Guests access the coaster from the brand-new Federation Plaza theme area via an entirely Star Trek-themed building that covers an area of more than 1000 m2. The coaster itself features a twisted halfpipe with a 40-metre elevation that is one of a kind in Europe, plus an eight-ton transfer track system. Guests can also expect to see a holodeck, two transporter rooms and a true-to-original replica of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D bridge as seen in TNG.



Guests are, in fact, part of a Star Trek storyline that they become immersed in as they move from room to room and are “trained” for their first mission as Starfleet cadets. The Enterprise and her crew are on their way to a United Federation of Planets meeting when they are attacked by the Borg and taken aboard the enemy ship. The Enterprise is now unmanned and caught in a tractor beam. The only hope of rescue is the Starfleet cadets on the bridge of a nearby ship at the time of the attack. They are preparing to be launched out of their ship’s transporter room in shuttles on a rescue mission. This holodeck mission’s success depends on the cadets breaching the Borg ship’s deflector shield, destroying its main systems and saving the crew of the Enterprise. The mission itself begins when guests enter the triple launch coaster. Complementing the entire experience, the Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra recorded a full and rich soundtrack that can be heard both outside and inside the attraction.

Visit www.moviepark.de/startrek for more information about the attraction and the storyline.

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sirtis-christens-operation-enterprise-opening Wed, 14 Jun 2017 12:35:52 -0700
<![CDATA[CHECK IT OUT: Comic-Con Exclusive TOS Talking Spock Bobble Head]]> http://www.startrek.com/article/check-it-out-comic-con-exclusive-tos-talking-spock-bobble-head

Arguably, no Star Trek character embodies the franchise as much as Mr. Spock. From The Original Series to the Kelvin timeline of the recent reboot movies, Spock’s presence and influence are inescapable. The half-Vulcan/half-human is one of Trek’s most-insightful and eloquent observers of the human condition. Fans attending San Diego Comic-Con 2017 will be able to celebrate the life and legacy of both Spock and the actor who brought him so memorably to life, Leonard Nimoy, with the debut of a resin Star Trek: The Original Series Talking Spock Bobble Head - Convention Exclusive from Bif Bang Pow!.

Standing 6-1/4 inches tall, excluding his Starfleet delta-shaped base, this convention exclusive presents the man Captain Kirk called “the best first officer in the fleet” as he appeared in TOS… in his blue sciences officer’s tunic and black uniform trousers.


Nimoy’s likeness is unmistakable, as is his voice. Each push of the figure’s button activates one of six sound clips from the show: “Transporter room, ready to beam up;” “Insufficient facts always invite danger” (from “Space Seed”); “Vulcans never bluff” (from “The Doomsday Machine”); and the signature Spock sayings, “Fascinating,” “Highly illogical” and “Live long and prosper.”


Limited to an edition of only 1,500 pieces, each Bif Bang Pow! talking bobble head is individually numbered with the production run number on a holographic sticker.

The first opportunity for fans to grab this individually numbered and limited-edition exclusive will be at San Diego Comic-Con on July 20, 2017 in the Entertainment Earth booth (#2343). Not attending San Diego Comic-Con 2017? You can pre-order the Star Trek: TOS Talking Spock Bobble Head at Entertainment Earth

(NOTE: This item will first be sold during San Diego Comic-Con 2017 at the Entertainment Earth Booth #2343. If supplies remain after the show, pre-orders will be filled and shipped in August 2017.)

Continue to check Entertainment Earth for the latest convention-exclusive news.

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Arguably, no Star Trek character embodies the franchise as much as Mr. Spock. From The Original Series to the Kelvin timeline of the recent reboot movies, Spock’s presence and influence are inescapable. The half-Vulcan/half-human is one of Trek’s most-insightful and eloquent observers of the human condition. Fans attending San Diego Comic-Con 2017 will be able to celebrate the life and legacy of both Spock and the actor who brought him so memorably to life, Leonard Nimoy, with the debut of a resin Star Trek: The Original Series Talking Spock Bobble Head - Convention Exclusive from Bif Bang Pow!.

Standing 6-1/4 inches tall, excluding his Starfleet delta-shaped base, this convention exclusive presents the man Captain Kirk called “the best first officer in the fleet” as he appeared in TOS… in his blue sciences officer’s tunic and black uniform trousers.


Nimoy’s likeness is unmistakable, as is his voice. Each push of the figure’s button activates one of six sound clips from the show: “Transporter room, ready to beam up;” “Insufficient facts always invite danger” (from “Space Seed”); “Vulcans never bluff” (from “The Doomsday Machine”); and the signature Spock sayings, “Fascinating,” “Highly illogical” and “Live long and prosper.”


Limited to an edition of only 1,500 pieces, each Bif Bang Pow! talking bobble head is individually numbered with the production run number on a holographic sticker.

The first opportunity for fans to grab this individually numbered and limited-edition exclusive will be at San Diego Comic-Con on July 20, 2017 in the Entertainment Earth booth (#2343). Not attending San Diego Comic-Con 2017? You can pre-order the Star Trek: TOS Talking Spock Bobble Head at Entertainment Earth

(NOTE: This item will first be sold during San Diego Comic-Con 2017 at the Entertainment Earth Booth #2343. If supplies remain after the show, pre-orders will be filled and shipped in August 2017.)

Continue to check Entertainment Earth for the latest convention-exclusive news.

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check-it-out-comic-con-exclusive-tos-talking-spock-bobble-head Wed, 14 Jun 2017 06:20:33 -0700
<![CDATA[U.S.S. Enterprise Refit (Repaint) ]]> http://www.startrek.com/article/u-s-s-enterprise-refit-repaint

Following the five-year space exploration mission led by Captain James T. Kirk, the U.S.S. Enterprise was due for an upgrade -- and here it is. This July, 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, starting with the U.S.S. Enterprise Refit (Repaint).

The refitted Enterprise went on to see many adventures, including the defeat of Kirk’s old nemesis, Khan, in a battle at the Mutara Nebula. The ship met its ultimate demise in 2286, when Admiral Kirl initiated a self-destruct command as a last resort to overcome a Klingon attack.

Attack Wing Wave 31, Enterprise, Star Trek

Inside the U.S.S. Enterprise Refit (Repaint) Expansion Pack, you will find an old friend who has been promoted to Captain. Mr. Spock is a solid captain with a 6 captain skill, but Spock truly shines due to his action economy. Each round, your ship may perform a Target Lock or Scan Action as a free Action.

Attack Wing Wave 31, Enterprise, Star Trek, Spock

Another friendly face awaits you in engineering, Montgomery Scott. This version of Scotty gives you options. You can disable this card to prevent 1 Auxiliary Power Token from being placed on your ship OR you may discard this card to immediately repair up to 2 damage to your ship’s hull as an Action. Just like an old friend, Scotty is there to get you out of a rough spot when you need it the most.

Attack Wing Wave 31, Enterprise, Star Trek, Montgomery Scott

The final highlight of this expansion pack is a card that helps prevent the loss of your actions after you bump. With Crew upgrade Ilia, for only 4 SP, you will never have to fear losing your actions again if you overlap another ship’s base. Although you might think that a good pilot wouldn’t need this card, it never hurts to have a safety net.

Attack Wing Wave 31, Enterprise, Star Trek, Ilia

Even if you already own the U.S.S. Enterprise Refit, you will want to purchase the new repaint both for the dynamic new paint job as well as the ability to reconnect with these old familiar friends and upgrades contained within. Make sure to contact your local game store to reserve your copy now.

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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Following the five-year space exploration mission led by Captain James T. Kirk, the U.S.S. Enterprise was due for an upgrade -- and here it is. This July, 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, starting with the U.S.S. Enterprise Refit (Repaint).

The refitted Enterprise went on to see many adventures, including the defeat of Kirk’s old nemesis, Khan, in a battle at the Mutara Nebula. The ship met its ultimate demise in 2286, when Admiral Kirl initiated a self-destruct command as a last resort to overcome a Klingon attack.

Attack Wing Wave 31, Enterprise, Star Trek

Inside the U.S.S. Enterprise Refit (Repaint) Expansion Pack, you will find an old friend who has been promoted to Captain. Mr. Spock is a solid captain with a 6 captain skill, but Spock truly shines due to his action economy. Each round, your ship may perform a Target Lock or Scan Action as a free Action.

Attack Wing Wave 31, Enterprise, Star Trek, Spock

Another friendly face awaits you in engineering, Montgomery Scott. This version of Scotty gives you options. You can disable this card to prevent 1 Auxiliary Power Token from being placed on your ship OR you may discard this card to immediately repair up to 2 damage to your ship’s hull as an Action. Just like an old friend, Scotty is there to get you out of a rough spot when you need it the most.

Attack Wing Wave 31, Enterprise, Star Trek, Montgomery Scott

The final highlight of this expansion pack is a card that helps prevent the loss of your actions after you bump. With Crew upgrade Ilia, for only 4 SP, you will never have to fear losing your actions again if you overlap another ship’s base. Although you might think that a good pilot wouldn’t need this card, it never hurts to have a safety net.

Attack Wing Wave 31, Enterprise, Star Trek, Ilia

Even if you already own the U.S.S. Enterprise Refit, you will want to purchase the new repaint both for the dynamic new paint job as well as the ability to reconnect with these old familiar friends and upgrades contained within. Make sure to contact your local game store to reserve your copy now.

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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u-s-s-enterprise-refit-repaint Tue, 13 Jun 2017 04:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Catching Up with Trek Novelist Dave Galanter ]]> http://www.startrek.com/article/catching-up-with-trek-novelist-dave-galanter

Dave Galanter has a day job, doing IT, but he’s found time over the years to write a number of Star Trek books. Among his contributions to the Trek literary galaxy: TOS: Crisis of Consciousness, VOY: Battle Lines, the TNG duology Maximum Warp, and The Original Series novel Troublesome Minds, plus several works of Star Trek short fiction. StarTrek.com sat down to chat with Galanter his Trek output and upcoming projects, during a visit to the Star Trek: The Original Series Tour in Ticonderoga, New York. Here’s what he had to say…


How many Trek books have you actually written?

I don't even know. I think there's been six or seven different Star Trek novels, three of them Original Series, three of them Next Generation, a Voyager book, and also various short stories and anthologies and things like that.

Talk a bit about writing TOS characters…

When I write a classic Trek novel, a TOS novel, I like to do it like you're watching an extended episode of the show. So, every chapter end is a commercial break, as best as I can make it, and that you feel the characters are hopefully saying the things that they would say on the show.

Do you hear the music in your head?

I do. I hear the music. I hear the actors. You can't get out of Nimoy's head and voice when you're doing his character, and that's my goal and the highest compliment anybody ever pays me, is that the characters (in his books) sound like the characters that they've seen on TV.

If there's someone listening who for whatever reason has not yet sunk their teeth into one of your Star Trek books, what’s the one you’d recommend to them?


I would say Troublesome Minds, which is a very Spock-centric novel. Or Crisis of Consciousness, which is another Spock-centric novel. So, if you love Spock, pick up one of those books. They’re at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, all over.

What is it you personally appreciate most about Star Trek?

It's a positive view of the future. It's not necessarily fully utopian, but it's not dystopian and it is, in fact, the future that I believe eventually we on this planet will have. I really still have hope for mankind that we will work out our kinks and… not be perfect, but be out there doing the sort of things that they are doing in Star Trek.

What is your view of what you do when you write Star Trek? Is it a complementary piece of the puzzle? Do you think, “Hey, this is what I never got to see on a show or movie, and I want to put it into words”?

It's the last one. It's, “Wouldn't it be cool if…?” And then following that and saying, “All right, I'm in 1969. I'm in the writers’ room. I'm working for Star Trek, and what would I write?” Hopefully, Roddenberry wouldn't say no to it. So, that's what's in my mind.

How different is it to get into the mindset of TOS versus TNG versus Voyager, all of which you've written?


You just watch a little bit and you can get into it and get the voices, and I try to be a good mimic. When I'm writing Worf, I even do the deep voice, believe it or not. You just can switch the mindset. I'll have (episodes) on in the background when I'm writing because I also want to get their mannerisms down. If Kirk does the whole thing with his thumb on the side of his nostril to wipe away blood, I want to write that, you know? That's a William Shatner sort of thing. The actors are the characters, in a way.

What are you working on now?

I'm actually working on something that's my own little universe, which is a detective series with a time-travel conceit, written from the perspective of a geek mindset. So, here's a time-travel person who has seen a lot of time-travel movies, and knows Doctor Who and so on and so forth, and there's a person from the future who comes back in time and together they fight crime.

What was the most recent Trek story you wrote, and will you be writing more that you're aware of?

It was Crisis of Consciousness. I haven't had a recent idea to pitch them yet, and I don't want to just pitch and say, “Hey, what about this idea?” I want to have a good idea. A lot of my fellow writers, quite frankly, do this as their day job. I have a different day job. I work in IT. Let them do the constant thing and I'll write one every few years. I'm happy with that.

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Dave Galanter has a day job, doing IT, but he’s found time over the years to write a number of Star Trek books. Among his contributions to the Trek literary galaxy: TOS: Crisis of Consciousness, VOY: Battle Lines, the TNG duology Maximum Warp, and The Original Series novel Troublesome Minds, plus several works of Star Trek short fiction. StarTrek.com sat down to chat with Galanter his Trek output and upcoming projects, during a visit to the Star Trek: The Original Series Tour in Ticonderoga, New York. Here’s what he had to say…


How many Trek books have you actually written?

I don't even know. I think there's been six or seven different Star Trek novels, three of them Original Series, three of them Next Generation, a Voyager book, and also various short stories and anthologies and things like that.

Talk a bit about writing TOS characters…

When I write a classic Trek novel, a TOS novel, I like to do it like you're watching an extended episode of the show. So, every chapter end is a commercial break, as best as I can make it, and that you feel the characters are hopefully saying the things that they would say on the show.

Do you hear the music in your head?

I do. I hear the music. I hear the actors. You can't get out of Nimoy's head and voice when you're doing his character, and that's my goal and the highest compliment anybody ever pays me, is that the characters (in his books) sound like the characters that they've seen on TV.

If there's someone listening who for whatever reason has not yet sunk their teeth into one of your Star Trek books, what’s the one you’d recommend to them?


I would say Troublesome Minds, which is a very Spock-centric novel. Or Crisis of Consciousness, which is another Spock-centric novel. So, if you love Spock, pick up one of those books. They’re at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, all over.

What is it you personally appreciate most about Star Trek?

It's a positive view of the future. It's not necessarily fully utopian, but it's not dystopian and it is, in fact, the future that I believe eventually we on this planet will have. I really still have hope for mankind that we will work out our kinks and… not be perfect, but be out there doing the sort of things that they are doing in Star Trek.

What is your view of what you do when you write Star Trek? Is it a complementary piece of the puzzle? Do you think, “Hey, this is what I never got to see on a show or movie, and I want to put it into words”?

It's the last one. It's, “Wouldn't it be cool if…?” And then following that and saying, “All right, I'm in 1969. I'm in the writers’ room. I'm working for Star Trek, and what would I write?” Hopefully, Roddenberry wouldn't say no to it. So, that's what's in my mind.

How different is it to get into the mindset of TOS versus TNG versus Voyager, all of which you've written?


You just watch a little bit and you can get into it and get the voices, and I try to be a good mimic. When I'm writing Worf, I even do the deep voice, believe it or not. You just can switch the mindset. I'll have (episodes) on in the background when I'm writing because I also want to get their mannerisms down. If Kirk does the whole thing with his thumb on the side of his nostril to wipe away blood, I want to write that, you know? That's a William Shatner sort of thing. The actors are the characters, in a way.

What are you working on now?

I'm actually working on something that's my own little universe, which is a detective series with a time-travel conceit, written from the perspective of a geek mindset. So, here's a time-travel person who has seen a lot of time-travel movies, and knows Doctor Who and so on and so forth, and there's a person from the future who comes back in time and together they fight crime.

What was the most recent Trek story you wrote, and will you be writing more that you're aware of?

It was Crisis of Consciousness. I haven't had a recent idea to pitch them yet, and I don't want to just pitch and say, “Hey, what about this idea?” I want to have a good idea. A lot of my fellow writers, quite frankly, do this as their day job. I have a different day job. I work in IT. Let them do the constant thing and I'll write one every few years. I'm happy with that.

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catching-up-with-trek-novelist-dave-galanter Mon, 12 Jun 2017 06:12:23 -0700
<![CDATA[DS9 Novel Original Sin Out This Fall]]> http://www.startrek.com/article/ds9-novel-original-sin-out-this-fall

David R. George III will add to his impressive resume of Star Trek novels this fall, when Simon & Schuster/Pocket Books releases Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Original Sin. His previous Trek adventures include Ascendance, The Lost Era: One Constant Star, The Fall: Revelation and Dust, Allegiance in Exile, the Typhon Pact novels Raise the Dawn, Plagues of Night, and Rough Beasts of Empire, as well as the New York Times bestseller The Lost Era: Serpents Among the Ruins. StarTrek.com has a synopsis of Original Sin, as well as an exclusive First Look at the cover, rendered by Doug Drexler.

Synopsis: At the end of 2385, in a significant shift of its goals from military back to exploratory, Starfleet sent Captain Benjamin Sisko and the crew of the U.S.S. Robinson on an extended mission into the Gamma Quadrant. Tasked with a years-long assignment to travel unknown regions, they set out to fulfill the heart of Starfleet’s charter: to explore strange new worlds, and to seek out new life and new civilizations.

But now three months into the mission, their first contact with an alien species comes in the form of an unprovoked attack on the Robinson. With the ship’s crew suddenly incapacitated, seventy-eight of the 1,300 aboard are abducted—including Sisko’s daughter, Rebecca. But Rebecca had already been kidnapped years earlier by a Bajoran religious zealot, part of a sect believing that her birth fulfilled the prophecy of the arrival of the Infant Avatar. Does her disappearance now have anything to do with the harrowing events of the past? And for what purposes have these enemies taken Sisko’s daughter and the rest of the missing

Simon & Schuster/Pocket Books will release Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Original Sin as a 384-page mass market paperback and eBook on or around September 26, priced at $7.99. Pre-order it now at www.amazon.com.

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David R. George III will add to his impressive resume of Star Trek novels this fall, when Simon & Schuster/Pocket Books releases Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Original Sin. His previous Trek adventures include Ascendance, The Lost Era: One Constant Star, The Fall: Revelation and Dust, Allegiance in Exile, the Typhon Pact novels Raise the Dawn, Plagues of Night, and Rough Beasts of Empire, as well as the New York Times bestseller The Lost Era: Serpents Among the Ruins. StarTrek.com has a synopsis of Original Sin, as well as an exclusive First Look at the cover, rendered by Doug Drexler.

Synopsis: At the end of 2385, in a significant shift of its goals from military back to exploratory, Starfleet sent Captain Benjamin Sisko and the crew of the U.S.S. Robinson on an extended mission into the Gamma Quadrant. Tasked with a years-long assignment to travel unknown regions, they set out to fulfill the heart of Starfleet’s charter: to explore strange new worlds, and to seek out new life and new civilizations.

But now three months into the mission, their first contact with an alien species comes in the form of an unprovoked attack on the Robinson. With the ship’s crew suddenly incapacitated, seventy-eight of the 1,300 aboard are abducted—including Sisko’s daughter, Rebecca. But Rebecca had already been kidnapped years earlier by a Bajoran religious zealot, part of a sect believing that her birth fulfilled the prophecy of the arrival of the Infant Avatar. Does her disappearance now have anything to do with the harrowing events of the past? And for what purposes have these enemies taken Sisko’s daughter and the rest of the missing

Simon & Schuster/Pocket Books will release Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Original Sin as a 384-page mass market paperback and eBook on or around September 26, priced at $7.99. Pre-order it now at www.amazon.com.

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ds9-novel-original-sin-out-this-fall Sun, 11 Jun 2017 04:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Poll Says Fans Are Team...]]> http://www.startrek.com/article/poll-says-fans-are-team

Are you Team Archer, Team Janeway, Team Kirk, Team Picard or Team Sisko? That's the question StarTrek.com asked for our latest weekly poll. More than 5,000 fans voted and here are the results:

 

Team Picard (35%)

 

Team Kirk (25%)

 

Team Janeway (17%) 

 

Team Sisko (15%)

 

Team Archer (8%)

How did your team do?


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Are you Team Archer, Team Janeway, Team Kirk, Team Picard or Team Sisko? That's the question StarTrek.com asked for our latest weekly poll. More than 5,000 fans voted and here are the results:

 

Team Picard (35%)

 

Team Kirk (25%)

 

Team Janeway (17%) 

 

Team Sisko (15%)

 

Team Archer (8%)

How did your team do?


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poll-says-fans-are-team Sun, 11 Jun 2017 02:08:47 -0700
<![CDATA[ST III-Inspired Enterprise Is DST's Comic Con Exclusive]]> http://www.startrek.com/article/st-iii-inspired-enterprise-is-dsts-comic-con-exclusive

Diamond Select Toys has revealed their Comic-Con International 2017 limited-edition exclusives, and Star Trek fans will surely have their sights set on DST’s Trek offering, a Star Trek USS Enterprise NCC-1701 “Final Flight” Starship.

Fans will recall that in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Kirk brokenheartedly asked out loud, “My God, Bones… What have I done?” as he watched the U.S.S. Enterprise plummet from the sky by his own hand, something even the mighty Khan could not accomplish. DST’s translucent rendering of the Enterprise is meant to replicate her 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.


The Star Trek USS Enterprise NCC-1701 “Final Flight” Starship comes in commemorative window packaging and does not include electronics. It will be limited to just 400 pieces and cost $65.00.


Pick it up at the Diamond Select Toys booth, #2607.

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Diamond Select Toys has revealed their Comic-Con International 2017 limited-edition exclusives, and Star Trek fans will surely have their sights set on DST’s Trek offering, a Star Trek USS Enterprise NCC-1701 “Final Flight” Starship.

Fans will recall that in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Kirk brokenheartedly asked out loud, “My God, Bones… What have I done?” as he watched the U.S.S. Enterprise plummet from the sky by his own hand, something even the mighty Khan could not accomplish. DST’s translucent rendering of the Enterprise is meant to replicate her 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.


The Star Trek USS Enterprise NCC-1701 “Final Flight” Starship comes in commemorative window packaging and does not include electronics. It will be limited to just 400 pieces and cost $65.00.


Pick it up at the Diamond Select Toys booth, #2607.

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st-iii-inspired-enterprise-is-dsts-comic-con-exclusive Sat, 10 Jun 2017 05:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Nichols to Guest Star on Downward Dog]]> http://www.startrek.com/article/nichols-to-guest-star-on-downward-dog

Nichelle Nichols is giving William Shatner a run for his money in ubiquity department. Nichols, Star Trek's iconic Uhura, not only continues to tour the country making convention and autograph show appearances, but she's still acting, too, and will guest star in the June 20 episode of the series Downward Dog.


Here's the synopsis of Nichols' episode, which is titled, "Old" -- On his seventh birthday, all Martin wants is a nap, but his world is rocked when Jenn crashes at Nan’s house for a few days with her new puppy. Meanwhile, Jenn and Nan try to forget their respective romantic dramas by hitting the town, finding inspiration when they hear local celebrity Deejay Devine (Nichols) sing, on Downward Dog.


Nichols' episode will air Tuesday, June 20 at 8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT on ABC.

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Nichelle Nichols is giving William Shatner a run for his money in ubiquity department. Nichols, Star Trek's iconic Uhura, not only continues to tour the country making convention and autograph show appearances, but she's still acting, too, and will guest star in the June 20 episode of the series Downward Dog.


Here's the synopsis of Nichols' episode, which is titled, "Old" -- On his seventh birthday, all Martin wants is a nap, but his world is rocked when Jenn crashes at Nan’s house for a few days with her new puppy. Meanwhile, Jenn and Nan try to forget their respective romantic dramas by hitting the town, finding inspiration when they hear local celebrity Deejay Devine (Nichols) sing, on Downward Dog.


Nichols' episode will air Tuesday, June 20 at 8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT on ABC.

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nichols-to-guest-star-on-downward-dog Sat, 10 Jun 2017 04:00:00 -0700