Nichelle Nichols has suffered a mild stroke
Jun04

Nichelle Nichols has suffered a mild stroke

Nichelle Nichols facebook page is displaying the following message. Official Statement Last night while at her home in LA, Nichelle Nichols suffered from a mild stroke. She is currently undergoing testing to determine how severe the stroke was. Please keep her in your thoughts. Nichelle Nichols played Lieutenant Uhura in the original Star Trek TV show. Will update with more news when I have it. Nichelle Nichols has had both a CAT scan...

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How to build captain Kirk’s chair
May17

How to build captain Kirk’s chair

Mythbusting mega-nerd Adam Savage got inspired on eBay one night and purchased a Star Trek captain’s chair. But what arrived was a disappointing, inaccurate mess. Not to be defeated, he built his own based on a series of fan blueprints. It has working electronics on board, a bevy of sound effects, and “99 percent” authenticity. Warning: This video is almost 40 minutes long, but it’s an exhaustive guide to...

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Remembering Grace Lee Whitney, 1930-2015
May04

Remembering Grace Lee Whitney, 1930-2015

We are deeply saddened to report the passing of Grace Lee Whitney, who played Yeoman Janice Rand on Star Trek: The Original Series, in several of the TOS features and also on Star Trek: Voyager. According to her family, the actress and singer died on May 1 at the age of 85, passing away peacefully in her home in Coarsegold, California. Whitney, a blue-eyed blond beauty, represented one of Star Trek’s greatest cautionary tales and also...

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The Battle Bridge can not post this week, open to see why.
Apr20

The Battle Bridge can not post this week, open to see why.

Hello everyone.  I am very sorry to report we are unable to post a show this week.  Our guest was unavailable, forcing us to postpone until next week.  I was planning to repost a previous show, but my niece was married this past weekend and I was a groomsman.  Then to make matters worse a friend of my from childhood was killed in an explosion at his job. We will be recording Shades of Crap….sorry I mean, Shades of Gray on Friday...

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New TV Series idea
Apr05

New TV Series idea

After much talk, could Star Trek TV series finally materialize? This is not the first time we have heard of such a thing but if this report from Latino Review is to be believed, the series which had its finest moments under Gene Roddenberry ages ago could finally return to the boob tube. The question now is who would make up the production team? There is talk as well that familiar names tied up with the sci-fi movies to date are among...

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Adam Nimoy to direct documentary about his father
Apr05

Adam Nimoy to direct documentary about his father

Star Trek fans mourning the death of Leonard Nimoy last month can take some solace from the news that the actor’s son, Adam Nimoy, is planning a documentary about his father’s life. For the Love of Spock will focus on the character that defined Nimoy’s career: Spock, the half-alien, half-human officer whose cooly philosophical outlook helped shape the moral code of the Starship Enterprise. The father and son team were working on the...

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REMEMBERING LEONARD NIMOY ON HIS BIRTHDAY with John Tenuto
Mar20

REMEMBERING LEONARD NIMOY ON HIS BIRTHDAY with John Tenuto

Hey everyone.  I received a Google + invite to a tribute to Leonard Nimoy. It would appear I was one of 46 people invited to this event.  This is a public event and everyone is able to tune in.  It will be held on: Thursday March, 26 at 4:00 p.m. Pacific 5:00 p.m. Mountain 6:00 p.m. Central 7:00 p.m. Eastern Since the majority of Trek Mate listeners are in the UK, you are currently four hours ahead of Eastern, so it would be 11:00PM....

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A Fistful of Mirrors -by Rick Austin @EvolvedRick
Mar16

A Fistful of Mirrors -by Rick Austin @EvolvedRick

This, Q thought, should be fun. He looked around the room, admiring its functional simplicity. The long conference table, the high-backed padded chairs, the large monitor screen on the main wall, even the potted plant in the corner seemed to cry out that it was the model of Starfleet design efficiency. It lacked a little flair, but that was to be expected from human beings. Human beings, he knew, seemed to have a problem enjoying...

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Harve Bennett
Mar06

Harve Bennett

It’s my sad duty to report the passing of another towering Star Trek figure, Harve Bennett. The veteran writer and producer passed away on Wednesday, March 4, at the age of 84, less than a week after the death of Leonard Nimoy, with whom his career intersected — to the everlasting benefit of both men. He retired to Oregon years ago and died there following a long illness.   Bennett, of course, produced and co-wrote...

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‘Star Trek The Ultimate Voyage’ Concert Tour Launches In 2016
Mar06

‘Star Trek The Ultimate Voyage’ Concert Tour Launches In 2016

Next year marks half a century since Star Trek debuted on NBC. I imagine we’re in for a good deal of celebration and anniversary events, but the “Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage” concert will likely be one of the biggest — a 100-stop tour of live music from the TV series and movies, performed by a full orchestra. Presented by CineConcerts, CBS Consumer Products and Paramount Pictures, the concerts will touch on major...

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