Destination Star Trek Europe
Jan28

Destination Star Trek Europe

The UK is to get a convention to celebrate Star Trek’s 50th Birthday. No details have been released yet but tickets and guests to be announced on 2nd Feb. The Convention is to take place over the weekend of 7th/8th/9th October and will be run by the Destination Star Trek people. http://www.destinationstartrek.com/ UPDATE According to William Shatner this event will be in Birmingham. So all you UKers. I'll be in Birmingham in October for Destination Star Trek. Happy now? — William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) January 30,...

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SCI-FI BALL STILL BOLDLY GOING
Jan26

SCI-FI BALL STILL BOLDLY GOING

SCI-FI BALL STILL BOLDLY GOING TO RAISE MUCH NEEDED FUNDS FOR THE TEENAGE CANCER TRUST. Sci-Fi Ball 22: 5 – 7 FEBURARY 2016 – Grand Harbour Hotel, Southampton. The UK’s longest running not-for-profit science fiction convention; The Sci-Fi Ball celebrates its 22nd year at the stunning Grand Harbour Hotel, Southampton from 5 – 7 February 2016. The socially-orientated fan-run convention boasts an impressive fun-filled three-day itinerary of unique events for the whole family to enjoy with a star-studded line-up of science fiction and fantasy stars, determined to fulfill their on-going mission to raise much needed funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust. Special guests include Vaughn Armstrong (Admiral Maxwell Forrest in Star Trek: Enterprise), Annette Badland (Doctor Who, Wizards Vs. Aliens, EastEnders), Sabrina Bartlett (Maid Marian in Doctor Who, Sophia in Davinci’s Demons, Game ofThrones), Casey Biggs (Cardassian Damar in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), Dominic Keating (Lt. Malcolm Reed in Star Trek:Enterprise, Heroes, Buffy The Vampire Slayer), Connor Trinneer (Charles “Trip” Tucker III in Star Trek: Enterprise, Stargate: Atlantis) and James Moran (TV writer whose credits include Doctor Who and Cocknies versus Zombies) plus author Robert Rankin and illustrator Lee Bradley. Casey Biggs who will be attending the entire weekend as well as performing as part of a special Star Trek cabaret, comments, “We are very excited to be able to attend and perform for everyone at the Ball this year. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine is still so strong in the minds of Star Trek fans that it’s always rewarding to be able to meet and chat about the magical world of Star Trek.” Sabrina Bartlett who begins filming the latest season of Game Of Thrones comments, “I am absolutely delighted to be involved with the SF Ball this year. The Teenage Cancer Trust is a vital organisation and I am so looking forward to meeting everyone and having a fantastic weekend!” Every day of the convention includes Q&A’s, professional photography/autograph sessions with the stars, activities, challenges and art/fiction competitions, an emporium of cult collectables and merchandise, a special table-top gaming room, an exhibition hall including roaming full size Daleks, life size recreations of the Enterprise D Bridge and transporter platform, original costumes from the Star Trek franchise, models and model-making displays and special events from The Victorian Steampunk Society, including the opportunity to take part in tea-duelling! Friday highlights include: The Con Dance Workshop to teach your two left feet the correct routines to enjoy all the convention dances; an epic pub quiz full of geeky questions both verbal and picturesque, A Gold Ticket Cocktail Party, including a hot buffet and a generous glass of bubbly welcoming gold ticket members offering up close and personal meetings with the guests, a goody bag...

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Take a look at what’s coming in at warp speed in 2016
Dec31

Take a look at what’s coming in at warp speed in 2016

Star Trek fans all around the world have it circled: 2016. It’ll be the 50th anniversary of Star Trek: The Original Series, truly a cause for celebration if ever there were one. All sorts of official projects and events are in the works, some already revealed, others to be made public in the near future. Today, with the calendar about to flip from 2015 to 2016, lets peer into the future to preview just some of what fans can expect in the coming months… The 13th Star Trek big-screen adventure, Star Trek Beyond, will open worldwide beginning July 22, 2016, with the film to be digitally remastered into the immersive IMAX format for release in IMAX theaters. Directed by Justin Lin, Beyond reunites the main cast from the previous two features — Jon Cho, Simon Pegg, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban and Anton Yelchin — and introduces Idris Elba, Sofia Boutella, Lydia Wilson and Joe Taslim into the fold. The film’s writers are Roberto Orci & John D. Payne & Patrick McKay; and Douglas Jung & Simon Pegg, and it’s produced by J.J. Abrams and Roberto Orci, and Justin Lin through his Perfect Storm Entertainment. The executive producers are Jeffrey Chernov, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Lindsey Weber. Fifty years of Star Trek will, for the first time ever, beam into concert halls across America, Canada and France when Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage kicks off in Florida in January 2016 and then visits 100-plus North American cities through May 2016 (with a stop in Paris, France in September). The lavish production includes a live symphony orchestra and international special solo instruments. Fans can experience the franchise’s ground breaking and popular musical achievements while the most iconic Trek film and TV footage simultaneously plays in high definition on a 40-foot wide screen. The concert will feature some of the greatest music written for the franchise, including favourites from TOS, The Motion Picture, The Wrath of Khan, The Voyage Home, Insurrection, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager and more. Go to www.startrekultimatevoyage.com for details, dates and tickets. Thousands and thousands of Trek fans are set to descend upon the Rio Suites Hotel in Las Vegas, from August 3-7, for the official Star Trek 50th anniversary event. Creation Entertainment already has lined up five days of activities, including panels, games, parties, photo ops, karaoke, autographs, interactive displays, costume and video contests, auctions and more. More than 100 celebrity guests are expected and among those already confirmed are William Shatner, Jeri Ryan, Walter Koenig, Terry Farrell, LeVar Burton, Connor Trinneer, Jonathan Frakes, Marina Sirtis, Michael Dorn, Rene Auberjonois,...

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UP2 Meet Old St. Nick
Dec24

UP2 Meet Old St. Nick

In lieu of our regularly scheduled episode today we bring you a Christmas treat. Because of the holli-daze we will be putting out the new episode on Sunday this week, and then back to normal the following week. Have a Merry Christmas! Podcast (up2): Play in new window | Download (Duration: 27:03 — 24.8MB)Subscribe: Android |...

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Star Wars Vs Star Trek
Dec21

Star Wars Vs Star Trek

We at Trekmate love Star Trek and Star Wars (as well as many other Sci-fi) The world premiere for Star Wars: The Force Awakens just happened in Los Angeles, and is now on worldwide release for everybody to see. Therefore, it might not be the best time to throw shade at the galaxy far, far away. But using scientific reasoning and logic, both Bill Nye and Neil deGrasse Tyson give Star Trek the advantage over Star Wars. [youtube...

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First Star Trek Beyond Trailer
Dec14

First Star Trek Beyond Trailer

The first Star Trek Beyond trailer has been released. It is not know if this is the same trailer that is scheduled to be shown in theaters before Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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Roddenberry comic
Dec05

Roddenberry comic

The Oatmeal created a comic which you really should check out. It can be found here. The comic tells the story of a plane crash, in which the 25 year old co-pilot goes back into the burning plane to rescue passengers and lead a group of survivors through the desert to find help. The co-pilot was named Gene Roddenberry, and after these events he stopped being a pilot and became a writer and eventually created Star Trek. In these uncertain times when you are stranded in the desert, get out and help someone, it may change the...

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Latest news from Larry Nemecek
Nov29

Latest news from Larry Nemecek

If you’re shopping for a Star Trekker on your list, heavens knows there are plenty of great retail and geeky items out there as the 50th anniversary year moves into full swing. But if you’ve got a long-time Trekfan who’s been around the quadrant once or twice… or a newbie who’s wants to KNOW IT ALL RIGHT NOW … or even one across the miles who could stand a great subspace connection to fandom …  Larry  “Dr. Trek” Nemecek has some ideas for you from Trekland! Larry, the Star Trek author/interviewer/host/actor (and friend of Trekmate) who has called professional “Trekland” his home for over 20 years, has a variety of projects that make great gift ideas at several levels. — For a stocking stuffer, why not try the latest edition of  TREKLAND: On Speaker, the remastered, theme-based audio chunks from his archives of 500+ extended interviews with Trek’s actual creators —fresh from back in the day?  Volume 4 for 2015 spotlights four creators in Voyager’s premiere on its 20th anniversary, in CD jewel case with tri-fold photos and notes and autographed if you like  ($21.95 includes US/Canada postage; + $3.50 for foreign orders). And Volumes 2 and 3 are also still available, at a multi-discount. —For a gift that gives a Trek fix all year long, think about Larry’s new PORTAL 47 deep-dive monthly fan experience —and right now with a couple of CYBER MONDAY special bonuses! For the cost of a movie for two oeach month, this unique boutique bundle of  live and online features taps Larry’s own insider memories, archives and crew friends from the 80s and 90s to offer backstage pass to Trek —material, telebriefing guests, live options… All with an eye on taking your Trek insight to a new level, where no savvy fan has gone before! —And those wanting to mark Trek’s big “5-0” with a really big splash, check out Geek Nation Tours’  special extended 2016 edition of its “LA2Vegas” Trek Film Sites tour with Larry as guide—ending at Creation Entertainment’s annual Las Vegas Official Trek event, but this year adding an optional San Francisco leg to start.  Or for the Trek tour experience in a one-day package, you can also jump aboard the Valley of Fire “Kirk Memorial” Adventure with Larry and Geek Nation Tours. Another unique gift idea for anyone who cares about kids, education, and the future? Larry is also Spokesman and Lead Outreach to promote the non-profit, global Enterprise In Space real-world space project, aimed to orbit and return 100+ winning projects from students around the world and new aerospace tech and computer demos aboard an all-new eight-foot craft,...

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New Star Trek TV show
Nov02

New Star Trek TV show

Its true, its actually happening! CBS Television Studios announced today it will launch a totally new Star Trek television series in January 2017. The new series will blast off with a special preview broadcast on the CBS Television Network. The premiere episode and all subsequent first-run episodes will then be available exclusively in the United States on CBS All Access, the Network’s digital subscription video on demand and live streaming service. The next chapter of the Star Trek franchise will also be distributed concurrently for television and multiple platforms around the world by CBS Studios International. The new program will be the first original series developed specifically for U.S. audiences for CBS All Access, a cross-platform streaming service that brings viewers thousands of episodes from CBS’s current and past seasons on demand, plus the ability to stream their local CBS Television station live for $5.99 per month. CBS All Access already offers every episode of all previous Star Trek television series. The brand-new Star Trek will introduce new characters seeking imaginative new worlds and new civilizations, while exploring the dramatic contemporary themes that have been a signature of the franchise since its inception in 1966. Alex Kurtzman will serve as executive producer for the new Star Trek TV series. Kurtzman co-wrote and produced the blockbuster films Star Trek (2009) with Roberto Orci, and Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) with Orci and Damon Lindelof. Both films were produced and directed by J.J. Abrams. The new series will be produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Kurtzman’s Secret Hideout. Kurtzman and Heather Kadin will serve as executive producers. Kurtzman is also an executive producer for the hit CBS television series Scorpion and Limitless, along with Kadin and Orci, and forHawaii Five-0 with Orci. Star Trek, which will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2016, is one of the most successful entertainment franchises of all time. The original Star Trek spawned a dozen feature films and five successful television series. Almost half a century later, the Star Trek television series are licensed on a variety of different platforms in more than 190 countries, and the franchise still generates more than a billion social media impressions every month. Born from the mind of Gene Roddenberry, the original Star Trek series debuted on Sept. 8, 1966 and aired for three seasons – a short run that belied the influence it would have for generations. The series also broke new ground in storytelling and cultural mores, providing a progressive look at topics including race relations, global politics and the environment. “There is no better time to give Star Trek fans a new series than on the heels of the original show’s 50th anniversary celebration,” said David Stapf, President, CBS Television Studios. “Everyone here has great respect for this storied franchise, and we’re excited to launch its next television...

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If Wishes Were Horses Feedback
Oct03

If Wishes Were Horses Feedback

We read and respond to the feedback of the feedbackers on the feedback. Podcast (up2): Play in new window | Download (Duration: 58:25 — 53.5MB)Subscribe: Android |...

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