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Day 1 of our live coverage of 2012 BayouCon in Lake Charles, Louisiana. We're looking forward to hanging with all of the Trek fans that have made the pilgrimage the gulf. We'll be delivering live blogging from both days of the event and you can watch the day 1 coverage below.
In a slightly embarrassing incident at LAX, William "The Shat" Shatner was going through a TSA checkpoint when his pants dropped like the shields on the Reliant. "He tasks me and I shall have him!".... Fortunately, Khan wasn't responsible. Due to his long flight to South Africa, Sir Billiam was wearing loose fitting clothing and didn't happen to wear a belt. Some lucky travelers got to see Bill in his Starfleet skivvies. I bet it was like looking into a rainbow made of lasers and unicorns.
"I didn’t really understand what we were getting into" Says Jonathan Frakes About Star Trek: The Next Generation
So, let me start this off by saying how much I enjoy the L.A Times. Hero Complex. Its extremely well written & and one of my go to blogs for all things geek. I have to admit a small secret though, I get both jealous and giddy every time I read an article.... Anyway, if you're not reading it, you should be. With that out of the way, Geoff Boucher of Hero Complex recently wrote a fantastic article about Jonathan Frakes and his experience from "Encounter at Farpoint" through the full TNG run, ending with Nemesis. I don't want to give too much away, but I'll drop a few excepts here to peak your interest.
The next installment of the rebooted Trek franchise is currently in post production and speeding along at warp 9 (well, maybe full impulse) towards its May 17, 2013 release date. In the meantime, one of its writers, and a certain young captain, are out promoting their new film People Like Us. Ain't It Cool News recently sat down with Alex Kurtzman and Chris Pine to discuss the new project plus get some insight into Star Trek 2. Chris Pine is calling Trek 2 "Relentless"...
Actually, do Klingons ever party? I suppose revelry and astonishing tales around a bonfire count…as long as blood wine is involved. Speaking of partying Klingons, two of the most raucous will be appearing this weekend at BayouCon in Lake Charles, Louisiana. JG Hertzler (Martok) and Robert O’Reilly (Gowron) will be speaking on panels, signing autographs, posing for photos and mingling with guests at the Klingon Breakfast. Oh, and did we mention that they will be appearing in full Klingon costume during some of the convention? How could it not be awesome?!
Our favorite engineer & child literacy advocate, LeVar Burton, will be on a brand new episode of "On The Verge" this Monday (June 25th). Recorded live yesterday in New York City, in this episode LeVar discusses his brand new Reading Rainbow app for the iPad as well as his Trek fame and of all things, Gary Busey. From the clip we've seen, LeVar is stellar as always. Oh, and he's freaking hilarious. You can catch the episode on TheVerge.com this Monday.
The much anticipated Roddenberry Entertainment film "White Room: 02B3" is poised to make its North American debut at San Diego Comic-Con. The new film is a genuine Roddenberry endeavor, examining the human condition from - literally - every angle as the story reveals a bizarre experiment that could help change the face of humanity forever.
New IDW Star Trek: The Next Generation Comic Series Featuring The Borg & Penned By Brannon Braga Heading To Stores
Star Trek scribe & producer, Brannon Braga, returns to the Trek universe to write a new chapter in the Borg saga. IDW Publishing is set to release a new series of comics featuring Picard and company as they face down the dreaded all consuming enemy. Brannon joins forces with fellow Trek scribe Terry Matalas and artist Joe Corroney to create STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION: HIVE for IDW. The new series focuses on the galaxie's fight against a full out Borg invasion. Taking the crew of the Enterprise on what IDW is calling a "dynamic new journey" that's "packed with mind-bending twists, time-jumping action, and revered, genre-defining characters", the new comic series will debut in September.CONTINUE READING >>
The Vegas bound former captain of the NX-01 is set to co-star in the Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra. The new film stars Michael Douglas as Liberace and co-stars Matt Damon, Dan Aykroyd, and Debbie Reynolds. According to Variety, Scott will play Liberace's friend Bob Black, the choreographer who introduced Lee (as his friends would call him) to his longtime boyfriend Scott Thorson. Directed by Steven Soderbergh, Behind the Candelabra will premiere on HBO and will be released in theaters outside of the US & Canada markets. Filming is set to begin this summer.