March 4th, 2013
The weekend following Valentine’s Day marked the return of the Grand Slam Sci-Fi Summit in Southern California after an absence from the convention circuit for a few years. The event had been a major affair in the sci-fi world, but especially with Star Trek, for nearly twenty years and had been prominently displayed in the Trekkies documentaries and on various media productions.
Despite attendance dropping due to the growing popularity of the Las Vegas Star Trek Convention and a move to different locations (first starting in Pasadena, then Burbank, next to LAX, and then back to Burbank again), the Grand Slam has had a loyal following and ended up having a more intimate feel than many of the other conventions of similar genres with thousands of attendees.
Subspace Communique friend and Stalled Trek creator Mark Largent is branching out with his witty parody skills to take on the zombie apocalypse in his new project The Wobbling Dead. Coming on the heels of his successful Kickstarter campaign for the DVD version of Stalled Trek: Amut Time, Mark has just launched his new campaign with really cool backer-incentives. Not only will you be able to get copies of The Wobbling Dead, but at the "Walker Level" Mark will put your likeness on a 3D animated zombie. How cool is that?
“Star Trek was an attempt to say that humanity will reach maturity and wisdom on the day that it begins not just to tolerate, but take a special delight in differences in ideas and differences in life forms. If we cannot learn to actually enjoy those small differences, to take a positive delight in those small differences between our own kind, here on this planet, then we do not deserve to go out into space and meet the diversity that is almost certainly out there.”
-- Gene Roddenberry
I personally think this war nonsense has gone on long enough; it’s almost as annoying as the Trekkie/Trekker argument. Almost. So, let’s start with the basics shall we?CONTINUE READING >>
During the opening number for the 85th Academy Awards, one James Tiberius Kirk sent a message... from the future. The fate of the Oscars was at stake and host Seth MacFarlane was in dire need of help.
We’re pleased to announce episode 23 of our “Life After Trek” podcast; Huston Huddleston of the Enterprise-D Bridge Restoration Project. Many of you may know of the Kickstarter funded project that met its full funding targets, and then some, last year. We got the chance to meet Huston at the Austin Comic Con last November and were so stoked about the project that we had to get an interview for Life After Trek.
We all knew that Simon Pegg was a world class actor and writer. It now seems he can add world class prankster to that list.
British actor Benedict Cumberbatch spent a morning on the Star Trek set with cream smeared on his face after falling for a prank by his co-star Simon Pegg
Like so many fan films, Starship Exeter ceased production short of completing its final episode. With its bridge slowly rotting in a Central Texas barn, the Exeter team parted ways when funding ran dry. Now, the bridge is getting new life through a brand new fan series called Starship Ajax in Oklahoma City. In 2010, OKC resident John Hughes found out about the abandoned set and made his way to Austin to retrieve it.
Looks like the folks over at Entertainment Weekly have been privy to another Into Darkness exclusive, or exclusives, as the case may be. In the FEB 15, 2013 print & digital issues, EW is showcasing several new sneak peak images of the upcoming J.J. Abrams sequel.
Are you going to be in Texas in March? Specifically, how about The Dallas Convention Center on Saturday March 30, 2013 from 10am to 1pm? Oh, and will you, by any chance, be wearing your favorite Star Trek costume? If all of those “ifs” apply to you, you can join The Shat and the Texas Lottery for a Guinness world record attempt for the most people dressed in Star Trek costumes at one event. And did we mention that, whist there, you can enter to win a trip to the Las Vegas Star Trek convention? CONTINUE READING >>