UK: Pre-Order Star Trek Enterprise S3 On Blu-ray Now
Nov07

UK: Pre-Order Star Trek Enterprise S3 On Blu-ray Now

Star Trek Enterprise season 3 on Blu-ray is available to pre-order from Amazon UK for £50.00. The price will probably drop nearer to £40 by the time it is released. All 24 episodes and a variety of behind-the-scenes featurettes and bonus material will be available on January 27, 2014.  Following the attack on Earth in the season 2 finale “The Expanse”, the crew of Enterprise attempt to seek out the Xindi and stop them from launching their much larger, and much more devastating, weapon, the Xindi weapon. Included in the set are the following special features: The Xindi Saga Begins Star Trek Enterprise moments: Season 3 Star Trek Enterprise profile: Connor Trinneer A Day in the Life of a Director: Roxann Dawson Deleted scenes, outtakes, and photo...

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Creation Entertainment’s Official Star Trek Convention San Francisco 2013
Nov07

Creation Entertainment’s Official Star Trek Convention San Francisco 2013

Creation Entertainment’s Official Star Trek Convention San Francisco 2013 will be on 8th – 10th November and will be located at Hyatt Regency San Francisco airport. The following guests will be at the convention:                William Shatner, Jeri Ryan, Jonathan Frakes, Marina Sirtis, Gates McFadden, John de Lanice, Robert Beltran, Tim Russ,                Max Grodenchik, Aron Eisenberg, Suzie Plakson, Morgan Gendel, Lee Meriwether,  John Paladin, Michael Aron, John Paladin   GENERAL ADMISSION WEEKEND PACKAGES This option is the most economical way to attend the entire three days of the convention (Friday, Saturday and Sunday). You get a non-reserved seat in the rear of the theatre (the theatre generally seats about 800 plus or so, so it isn’t particularly huge) where you will see all the guests and events plus of course admission to the vendors area. This option does not include autographs, which can be purchased separately. $75 -SOLD OUT   PREFERRED ADMISSION SINGLE DAYS This is the best way to attend any one day of the convention. You get a reserved seat in the theatre placed to the sides or behind Gold Preferred Weekend Package holders plus of course admission to the vendors area. This option does not include autographs, which can be purchased below. FRIDAY PREFERRED ADMISSION TICKET: $40 SATURDAY PREFERRED ADMISSION TICKET: $60 -SOLD OUT SUNDAY PREFERRED ADMISSION TICKET: $50 Available tickets will be on sale only at the convention   GENERAL ADMISSION SINGLE DAYS This option is the most economical way to attend any single day(s) of the convention. You get a non-reserved seat in the rear of the theatre where you will see all the guests and events plus of course admission to the vendors area. This option does not include autographs, which can be purchased separately. FRIDAY GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET: $20 SATURDAY GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET: $35 -SOLD OUT SUNDAY GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET: $30 -SOLD OUT Available tickets will be on sale only at the convention Autographs WILLIAM SHATNER $90 (on stage Saturday,signing autographs Saturday) Meet this living legend and get your item autographed, awesome! Limited availability! JERI RYAN $50 (Sunday) JONATHAN FRAKES (on stage Sunday) Jonathan, along with appearing on stage, will be present in the vendors room Saturday and Sunday to offer his autograph directly to our attendees, so you will get a chance to meet him if you purchase an autograph at his booth. Jonathan will be offering his autograph for a nominal fee. MARINA SIRTIS (on stage Sunday) Marina, along with appearing on stage, will be present in the vendors room Saturday and Sunday to offer her autograph directly to our attendees, so you will get a chance to meet her if you purchase an autograph at...

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Star Trek TNG Prepaid VISA Cards Now Available
Nov07

Star Trek TNG Prepaid VISA Cards Now Available

Star Trek The Next Generation Prepaid VISA Cards are now available from CARD.com. These are Prepaid Visa Cards which can be used anywhere Visa is accepted, are 100% FDIC insured and offer a fully featured online banking experience with web, plus fraud protection. To get your card visit Card.com and follow the sign up instructions (Available only in the US)...

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New TOS Retro Art Prints Now Available
Nov05

New TOS Retro Art Prints Now Available

Juan Ortiz has created 4 new TOS Retro Art Prints, which are available now. Star Trek.com chatted with the artist. Here’s what he had to say:  “A Private Little War.” Up first is “A Private Little War.” Take us through the genesis of this print… ORTIZ: The Enterprise and crewman are derived from the scene where Kirk and McCoy are attacked by the Mugato. This was one of the first three prints that I made and it inspired me to create the next 77. Take us through the specifics of the imagery you have in there… ORTIZ: What I like about this one is how the white of the Mugato and the white negative space creates a shape across the center of the page and how the Mugato appears to fade into the background. The Enterprise crewman forms within a beam that mimics the Mugato’s horns. “I, Mudd” “I, Mudd” is next and it’s very witty and playful, right down to literally twisting a mustache. What inspired this one? And would you say it’s connected in any way thematically to your art for “Mudd’s Women?” ORTIZ: Oddly enough, they were both inspired by the romantic comedies of the 50’s and 60’s. It wasn’t until I added the hand that I felt I was able to convey that sense of lightheartedness. You also have a bit of commentary at the top. What led you to add that and how surprised were you that the powers that be signed off on it? ORTIZ: I felt the design needed something along the top for some balance. In keeping with the episode, I went with a humorous tone. I think maybe that’s why it was signed off on. It just fit the image well. “The Conscience of the King” “The Conscience of the King” is bold and stark, and it’s also one of, if not the most photo-realistic prints you’ve done. First, why did you go that route? ORTIZ: I started with the mask. Since it’s gray, I thought the whole piece should be in black and white. I think that’s why it has a photo look to it. The mask is such a strong image that I didn’t think it needed too much more. Second, how did you create this one? ORTIZ: The mask and shadows were created in illustrator. The background is a photo that I put through high contrast in photoshop and then converted to live paint in illustrator. “By Any Other Name” “By Any Other Name” is another one that’s off the beaten path. It’s busy and playful — evoking a toy package, right down to the hole punched at the...

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The Next Generation Of Guests Announced For Destination Star Trek Germany
Nov05

The Next Generation Of Guests Announced For Destination Star Trek Germany

The second guests announced for Destination Star Trek, which will be held on February 21-23, 2014, at the Messe Frankfurt in Frankfurt, Germany are as follows:        Jonathan Frakes, Marina Sirtis, Gates McFadden and Michael Dorn   Jonathan Frakes played William T. Riker, the USS Enterprise-D and E’s first officer. He was later promoted to captain of the USS Titan Marina Sirtis played Deanna Troi a half-Betazoid, half-Human counselor aboard the USS Enterprise-D and E. She was later transferred to the USS Titan. Gates McFadden played Dr Beverly Crusher, the USS Enterprise-D and E’s chief medical officer. Michael Dorn played Worf, the first ever Klingon to join Starfleet. He played the character for 7 years on TNG, 4 years on DS9 and also featured in 4 films. He played the grandfather of Worf in Star Trek The Undiscovered Country. Tickets are available now to buy for the photo shoots for  Saturday and Sunday: Jonathan Frakes € 30 (Fri, Sat, Sun) Marina Sirtis € 30 Gates McFadden € 30 Michael Dorn € 30 (Fri, Sat, Sun) All the guests above will all be appearing at Destination Star Trek Germany on all three days. You will need to have your Entry Booking Order Reference ready in order to purchase additional tickets. For more information and to buy tickets for the event click the link Destination Star...

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Joe Cornish set to direct Star Trek 3?
Nov05

Joe Cornish set to direct Star Trek 3?

Attack the Block director Joe Cornish is in the frame to direct the next Star Trek movie, the third in the recent series of reboots masterminded by JJ Abrams. Due to his commitments on Star Wars, Abrams recently confirmed he would not return to direct Star Trek 3 despite the success of the second instalment, Into Darkness, and Cornish has now emerged as the frontrunner to replace him, according to Deadline. Cornish made waves with his 2011 debut, Attack the Block, which rose above its relatively limited budget of £8m to pull off some impressive special effects sequences. Though he has not directed since, he secured writing jobs on major Hollywood productions The Adventures of Tintin and Ant-Man, directed by Steven Spielberg and Edgar Wright respectively. He is also working on an adaptation of Neal Stephenson’s dystopian sci-fi novel Snow Crash. Star Trek 3 is due to begin shooting in the middle part of 2014. Original article The...

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Out Now: Star Trek: The Fall: A Ceremony of Losses
Oct30

Out Now: Star Trek: The Fall: A Ceremony of Losses

Out now is the third book of a five-book story arc that takes place over a sixty-day period involving all aspects of The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine universes. Star Trek: The Fall: A Ceremony of Losses is written by David Mack. Publishers description The third original novel in the electrifying The Next Generation/Deep Space Nine crossover event! Despite heroic efforts, the Andorian species is headed for extinction. Its slow march toward oblivion has reached a tipping point, one from which there will be no hope of return. With countless lives at stake, the leaders of Andor, the Federation, and the Typhon Pact all scheme to twist the crisis to their political gain—at any price. Unwilling to be a mere bystander to tragedy, Doctor Julian Bashir risks everything to find a cure for the Andorians. But his courage will come at a terrible cost… Order now at Amazon US for $7.23 Pre-order now at Amazon UK for £4.95 Order now from iTunes $4.49/ iTunes $7.99   For a preview of all 5 books click...

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Think Geek Presents: Star Trek: The Next Generation Uniform Hoodie
Oct29

Think Geek Presents: Star Trek: The Next Generation Uniform Hoodie

New from Think Geek is  Star Trek: The Next Generation Uniform Hoodie. Modeled on the two-piece, Robert Blackman uniforms from seasons 3 forward, these hoodies are a ThinkGeek creation and exclusive. Product description: The hood features piping along the edge. When the hood is up, it’s a hoodie. When the hood is down, it mimics the collar of the uniform. They made these without pips so that you can add your own, appropriate to your rank. And also you might want to add the combadge. Choose from screen-accurate blue or gold or a modified screen-accurate color for red. Why modified? Because CBS agrees that unless you’re walking around with a television lighting crew, the screen-accurate red will probably look too dark, so we’re using the approved variant color. The blue and gold are the actual screen-accurate colors, which means blue may look a little more green and the gold may look more a little more brown than you were expecting (our photos are accurate). If so, request better lighting. This full-zip hoodie is 80% cotton / 20% polyester. The colors are pieced together, not printed on. It has two front pockets and ribbed cuffs and bottom. They recommend that you turn the hoodie inside out before washing in cold water. Tumble dry low. Be forewarned: this will shrink if you wash it in warm water or dry it on hot. If you anticipate accidentally doing that, you may want to order a size up. S M L XL 2X 3X Chest 42 in. 46 in. 49 in. 53 in. 55 in. 57 in. Length (from where hood meets shoulder) 28 1/2 in. 29 1/2 in. 30 1/2 in. 31 1/2 in. 32 1/2 in. 33 1/2 in. Sleeve Length (from shoulder seam) 23 1/2 in. 24 1/2 in. 25 1/2 in. 26 1/2 in. 27 1/2 in. 28 1/2 in.   Order now for $59.99 from Think Geek Source  Think...

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Star Trek inspired communications badge called XOWi
Oct29

Star Trek inspired communications badge called XOWi

Straight out of Star Trek is this inspired communicator badge, called XOWi. XOWi is a small wearable badge that enables you to engage in simple, quick voice interactions without hijacking your hands and eyes.  On push on your badge, let go and speak.  No screens to look at or phones to hold. XOWi Inc. was founded by Ahmed Bouzid and Weiye Ma, two speech technology innovators with a life long passion for bringing voice solutions and products to the mainstream. The two became convinced in the past few months that the time for Wearable Voice had come. The XOWi Personal Voice Companion badge is their first product towards fulfilling that mission. They have now set up a 30 day KickStarter to help fund the project. Just push a button then speak and listen: get a quick weather update, request a song to be played, get quizzed on a topic, turn on the coffee machine, get an update on the latest twitter activities, etc. And do all that with minimal interruption to what you are doing. The device can be clipped on your collar or worn as a necklace. The wearable badge pairs and connects with your smartphone via Bluetooth and charges via micro USB. XOWi comes with a companion App. The companion app is available on all the major platforms: Android, iOS, Blackberry and Microsoft. XOWi can also be connected to Siri, Google Now, or any other Mobile Voice app running on your phone. XOWi uses the latest in automated speech recognition, natural language processing, and text to speech technology. They hope to raise $100,000 to complete the production. They are also offering some great rewards for people who back the project. $5 – THE XOWi FAMILY – Your name will be added to the XOWi Family Page $35 – THE XOWi INNER CIRCLE – Grab one awesome XOWi T-Shirt in your choice of size $149 – THE INNOVATOR Package – One XOWi unit, your choice of Classic Black, Snow White, and Hot Pink + matching XOWi earphones + XOWi strap + Micro USB charging cable $179 – THE EVANGELIST Package – One XOWi unit, your choice of Classic Black, Snow White, Hot Pink, Mango Orange, XOWi Blue, Sherbet Yellow + matching XOWi earphones + XOWi strap + Micro USB charging cable $199 – THE VISIONARY Package – One XOWi unit, your choice of any of the 9 XOWi colors + matching XOWi earphones + XOWi strap + Micro USB charging cable $499 – THE PARTNER DEVELOPER Package – One XOWi unit, your choice of any of the 9 XOWi colors + matching XOWi earphones + XOWi strap + Micro USB charging cable + Early Access to the XOWi...

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Enterprise Ring Ship Artisan Replica
Oct28

Enterprise Ring Ship Artisan Replica

New from QMx is the first starship Enterprise – U.S.S. Enterprise XCV-330. The USS Enterprise (XCV-330), previously the UESP Enterprise (7) and also the SS Enterprise, was the first spacecraft named Enterprise to be designated a starship. The UESP Enterprise was originally built as a Starliner, a manned interstellar probe, by the United Earth Space Probe Agency in the mid-to-late 21st century, as one of Earth’s earliest attempts at interstellar travel. Product details The U.S.S. Enterprise XCV-330, with its distinctive ring-shaped engines, is a starship of myth, seen only as an illustration or painting — until now. QMx is thrilled to present an extremely limited edition of this supposed precursor to the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701. Design Concept The XCV-330 was originally conceived by designer Matt Jefferies for Gene Roddenberry’s planned follow-up to Star Trek: The Original Series. Although that show was never greenlit, this amazing retro ship appeared as artwork in the TV series Star Trek: Enterprise and in Star Trek: The Motion Picture. For the 2013 J.J. Abrams blockbuster Star Trek Into Darkness, their Artisan prop and model shop, QMx FX Cinema Arts, was asked to illustrate the history of starflight in the new Star Trek time line. The 14 filming miniatures they created can be seen stretching across the credenza in Admiral Marcus’ office, starting with the Wright Flyer and ending with the U.S.S. Vengeance. In the History of Starflight collection, the XCV-330 fills the role of Earth’s first sub-light, interplanetary and interstellar space vehicle. Making the Ships QMx built an idealized version of U.S.S. Enterprise Ring Ship for Star Trek Into Darkness (STID) from scratch by hand. It is a unique, one-of-a-kind miniature. When developing the collectible model, QMx FX Cinema Arts combined elements of 3-D files supplied to them by digital artist Mark Rademaker with the filming miniature used in STID to create a final model that is both modern and retro, and looks entirely functional and believable. Rademaker’s Ring Ship design, which takes Jefferies’ original drawings and renders them into a much more realistic, modern ship, can be seen in the 2011 Star Trek Ships of the Line Calendar. Superior Construction Their custom-built Enterprise Ring Ship Artisan Replica is made of cast resin and is reinforced with a metal armature. It is hand painted with colors taken from both the Star Trek: The Original Series Enterprise and the Star Trek (2009) Enterprise. Externally and inside the ring, the QMx Enterprise Ring Ship Artisan Replica has been carefully masked and hand painted with multiple layers of automotive paint to create a textured Aztec pattern. The ring measures approximately 7.75 inches in diameter. The ship is 12 inches long and is 13 inches high when placed on the included custom-built display stand. The display stand...

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