Star Trek: TNG
June 11th through the 13th is the date and Philadelphia, PA. apparently is the place for an awesome gathering of Trek stars. Among other stars from various scifi and fantasy genres, you'll get the chance to see three captains (two Starfleet and one Gorn), a father and son duo of omnipotent beings, an android, our favorite Russian navigator, and the son of the Emissary. Just added to the roster is none other than Sir Patrick Stewart. Wizard World is currently working with Sir Patrick to set up one or two panel discussions that should prove enjoyable.
We didn't intentionally plan our list to be a guessing game, but we enjoyed it none-the-less. Check out the full list of Trek stars below.CONTINUE READING >>
Today I received an email from our good buddy Miles, from The SciFi Diner podcast, with a terrific video from youtube (via i09). The video features a good conversation between Jonathan Frakes and Marina Sirtis. For me, the video encompasses the best part of TNG. Past all of the phaser fights and fantastic science fiction, Next Gen feels like home and being with the ones you love.CONTINUE READING >>
He's discovered new worlds and new civilizations. He's boldly gone where none of us have gone before. He's explored the final frontier. All while having to pull down his uniform and gaining his own named maneuver in the process. That's right, you've guessed it. We're talking about the Captain of the federation flagship. Our dear Captain Jean-Luc Picard. More importantly we're talking about the man who brought him to life. The amazingly talented and versatile actor Sir Patrick Stewart.CONTINUE READING >>
A large amount of Star Trek memorabilia will be hitting the auction block this June in Vegas and It's all going to charity. Included in the auction are items from the blockbuster Star Trek XI such as romulan weopons, cadet unifroms & badges, as well as Spock Prime's cold weather gear worn by Leonard Nimoy on Delta Vega.CONTINUE READING >>
Whoopi Goldberg was a huge Star Trek fan, even before she got the chance to play our favorite bartender. The Academy Award winning actress is known for the fantastic roles she's played over the years. From "Sister Act" to "The Color Purple", she has played nuns to thieves, but she always be known as Guinan to Trek fans throughout the world.
In a recent question & answer session with Yale Daily News, Whoopi recalls the story of joining Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Q. I heard somewhere you are a fan of Star Trek. What draws to you to the show?CONTINUE READING >>
Zachary Quinto will definitely be in the next iteration of J.J. Abrams's Star Trek. Not that that's news, he does have a contract. But, new Spock admits that it may take some pleading and cajoling to get his original counterpart to sign up for part deux. Quinto tells the New York Daily News, the it took a personal plea from J.J. Abrams to bring Leonard Nimoy out of retirement for Star Trek XI.
At the IFC Film Center premiere for "Breaking Upwards" Quinto remarked "I think I might have to ask him this time".CONTINUE READING >>
Wil Wheaton has some serious geek cred. He, of course, was the young Wesley Crusher on TNG. He's also been in other "geek" loved movies including "Stand By Me" & "Toy Soldiers". Well maybe that last one isn't loved, but nowadays he's built an empire of "geekdom" from the several books he's written ("Just a Geek", "Dancing Barefoot", "Memories of the Future") to starring in the extremely popular web series "The Guild". Heck, he's even occasionally on "The Big Bang Theory". Oh, and his ever popular blog.CONTINUE READING >>
DeForest Kelley lost his battle to cancer in the summer of 1999. It's amazing that time passes so quickly and it's been over 10 years since his passing. De (as his friends would call him), spent his final days at The Motion Picture Country House. The home was setup nearly six decades ago to look after elderly actors and unsung industry heroes including soundmen, lighting technicians and grips and is supported by The Motion Picture and Television Fund.CONTINUE READING >>
Well we're a little late to the game, but apparently Leonard Nimoy and Wil Wheaton are guests at the Emerald City Comic-Con in Seatle this weekend. If you live in or near Seatle and are just hearing about this (like us) you still have one more day to catch Spock and young Wesley Crusher.
Here's a quick breakdown of their appearance schedule for tomorrow.
11:00am - 12:15pm - Autograph Signing
1:00pm - Photo Ops
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