Star Trek: TNG
There are three fantastic reasons you should go to Albuquerque this weekend, June 24-26 2011. 1 - The air smells like warm root beer. 2 - We hear you can eat your soup right out of the ashtrays in the local Holiday Inn (it’s ok…they’re clean). …and 3 - Star Trek is making a splash at the Albuquerque Comic Expo.
That’s right, included in a long list of great guests are LeVar Burton (TNG), Marina Sirtis (TNG), and Raphael Sbarge (Voyager). You’ll get your chance to meet and chat with the stars themselves, as well as hear them talk about…what else but, Star Trek. Marina and LeVar’s panel promises to be very entertaining. Just imagine listening to two of the original cast members of Star Trek: The Next Generation reminisce about their time on the show and regale the audience with tales of hard work and hijinks on the set.
Non Star Trek related (but still totally cool) guests include: Stan Lee, Peter Mayhew, Jeremy Bulloch, Ernie Hudson, Richard Hatch, Anne Lockhart and many more!CONTINUE READING >>
In a recent interview with Alibi.com, Star Trek: The Next Generation star LeVar Burton reveals that he's truly a Trek fan at heart. When asked if fans can be intense, he responded; "They can. I feel like I not only understand them, but I'm one of them. So I get it. I totally get it."
LeVar also revealed that his visor was literally attached to his head; "It's hard to get a clear sense of what I'm talking about unless you see the visual. It's sufficient to say there was pressure applied through a mechanism of flanges and screws that put pressure on my temples. So after about half an hour I'd get a headache." He continued; "People always ask me, Could you see out of that thing? And the answer is, no, I couldn't. It was always very funny to me because when the actor puts the visor on 85 to 90 percent of my vision was taken away, yet I'm playing a guy who sees more than everyone else around him. So that's just God's cruel little joke."CONTINUE READING >>
There's something that you may have been able to gather about us by simply visiting this website... We love Star Trek! Shocker, right? As much as we love Phasers, Warp Nacelles, & Man Skants (okay, maybe not the skant), we also adore H.G. Wells novels and video games. With all of that said, it seems that we've just been beamed aboard the USS Nerdheaven-A. Sir Patrick Stewart (or Sir Patty as we like to call him) is set to voice the upcoming video game version of the Wells classic "War of the Worlds".
On a side note, the original USS Nerdheaven was destroyed at Wolf 359.
Announced at E3, the new XBLA / PSN game is designed by Other Ocean Interactive and published by Paramount Digital Entertainment. Based on the Wells classic, the cinematic side-scrolling platformer sets the player in 1950s London during a decimating alien invasion. Sir Patty (we swear that's the last time we'll call him that) will take on the role of the story narrator, and according to the man himself, has always been a "War of the Worlds" fan.CONTINUE READING >>
It’s starting to look like every Star Trek captain will get an honorary degree this year. First it was Captain Kirk aka William Shatner who received an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from McGill University, his alma mater. Now, it seems as though it’s Captain Picard’s turn. Sir Patrick Stewart will receive an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from the University of East Anglia, this July.
UEA Registrar and Secretary Brian Summers said: “We present honorary degrees to those who have made a remarkable contribution to the arts, science, sport, and civil society. This July we will bring together 14 highly acclaimed and distinguished individuals who richly deserve this recognition.”
The honorary degrees will be awarded at this year’s graduation ceremonies which take place from July 19 to 22 at the University of East Anglia.
Sir Patrick Stewart OBE is one of Britain’s best loved actors, best known for his film roles as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation and Professor Charles Xavier in the X-Men film series.CONTINUE READING >>
Marina Sirtis, Tim Russ, Robert Picardo, John DeLancie, Chase Masterson & More In City Of Industry June 11th
Here's an interesting event that was just brought to our attention by the show organizers. It's is called the Frank & Son Collectable show and on June 11th they will be hosting they're 2nd annual Star Trek Day featuring cast members & guest stars from every Trek series. It's not a convention per se, but more of a chance for fans to get autographs and photo-ops with their favorite stars. Also at the event, the Cinema Makeup School of Los Angeles will be on hand doing Star Trek/ Sci-Fi makeup effects on attendees. Cryptic Studios will be there as well, with PCs setup for you to try out "Star Trek Online", plus free trials of the game for the first 150 people in attendance.CONTINUE READING >>
Get your party hats on and head to Houston, cuz Comicpalooza is happening this weekend! You’ll get a chance to see, hear, and meet Marina Sirtis (Next Gen) and Tony Todd (Next Gen, DS9, Voy) over a fantabulous three day weekend.
In addition to the Trek representation they have a ton of other guests including; Edward James Olmos (Battlestar Galactica), Sean Maher (Firefly/Serenity), Meaghan Rath (Being Human), Sam Tramell (True Blood), and many many more. You say, “Who’s gonna be there?!” CONTINUE READING >>
We’re pleased to announce the tenth episode of our “Life After Trek” podcast, featuring Vaughn Armstrong. Many of you will remember Vaughn as Admiral Maxwell Forest from Star Trek: Enterprise, but Vaughn has also played countless characters throughout the Trek universe. From TNG to Voyager, Vaughn has played a myriad of Klingons, plus a Borg, Romulans, Cardassians, Hirogen, etc., etc. We had the pleasure of spending time with Vaughn at BayouCon this year and he was kind enough to sit down and tell us about his life after trek.CONTINUE READING >>
If you happen to be “across the pond” between now and September you will have the wonderful opportunity to see Sir Patrick Stewart perform at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, in a modern day production of “The Merchant of Venice”
The London Evening Standard describes the play thusly; Set in modern Las Vegas, it has the dash of Ocean's Eleven, the verve of Legally Blonde and a demented delightfulness all of its own. Yet it's still palpably Shakespeare's protean drama about racial intolerance and the dark side of capitalism.CONTINUE READING >>
Starz Entertainment has announced that Nana Visitor (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) and John DeLancie (Next Gen, DS9, Voy) will be among the guest stars in their new 10-episode, hour-long series, “Torchwood: Miracle Day”. For those unfamiliar with the show, "Torchwood" was created by Russell T Davies. The series is a spin-off from Davies' 2005 revival of the long-running science fiction program "Doctor Who". We were kinda hoping that a Bajoran and a Omnipotent being were new additions to the show's characters, but no luck...CONTINUE READING >>