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This Week In Trek – President Picard, Guinan & Uhura Chat, Trek Taxis, and 7 of 10? September 8, 2007

by Charles Trotter , Filed under: This Week In Trek , trackback

As we celebrate the 41st anniversary of Star Trek, this week’s wrap-up brings news on why Picard should be president, a controversial debut for a certain Ten Forward bartender, a Star Trek-inspired cab company, Nichelle Nichols on Heroes, news of Patrick Stewart appearing in a big budget prequel, a singing TNG episode guide, and much more.


Star Trek (2008)

Trek merchandise:

Starting bid $15,000

Trek in the world:


Trek science:


Trek on the web:

Columbus Ohio Trekkies show off for chance at a poster

Where are they now?

Jeri Ryan is about to increase the size of her collective


In Memoriam 


YouTube video of the week:

Building an Enterprise! Video chronicling building an Enterprise using the Star Trek Enterprise NCC 1701A model kit.

(more: Part 2 of build   |   ‘clearing moorings’)

Special thanks to everyone who submitted tips for This Week in Trek.


Photo of Jeri Ryan & Christophe Emé by Jon Kopaloff / Filmmagic




1. Michael Hall - September 8, 2007

Too bad about Denny Martin Flynn. I remember reading an interview where he related how his friend Nick Meyer had offered him the Trek VI writing gig in part as therapy to get his mind off of his cancer treatments, which Flynn apparently somewhat credited for his recovery. And while I have considerable reservations about The Undiscovered Country as Star Trek, as pure cinema it’s easily the best of the TOS cast films. Bon voyage and Godspeed, Mr. Flynn.

2. Parosu' Grasu' - September 8, 2007

first ;)

TNG was my favourite :)

congratulations 7 of 9

3. JGG1701 - September 8, 2007

Very cool video! :-)

4. Lord Garth Formerly of Izar - September 8, 2007

I spoke to Mugatu recently and he recounted a humorous yet tragic story that many of his fans might not know about. As he sat back in his easy chair made of authentic Hill People skin and sipped his scotch on the rocks, Mugatu took us back to a time as an eager, and hairy, young starfleet cadet. I was astonished to learn that this icon had actually been at the academy as this piece of history had been unknown to his adoring public. Mugatu laughed at this as he polished of his scotch and poured another. ” yeah I was at the acadamy, but it didn’t end particularly well” Being a renound ladies man admired for his gigantic horn, by his female academy classmates made focusing on his courses rather dificult. “well yeah, I was kind of a hell raiser” admited Mugatu. ” But my instructors cut me some slack because they really felt I was Starfleet material” He went on to tell me that on the day of his Kobyashi Maru test that he had gotten little sleep as the night previous he had entertained a number of Andorian exchange students at an Academy hotspot. ” Oh Lord, I must have done 30 tranya shots and I woke up the next morning wearing one of the Andorian girl’s bra and panties” He continued ” I was still wasted and had only 20 minutes to get my head straight and get over to the simulator for my no win scenerio test but ya know I thought I would be ok, I was so charged up for the KM that i felt adrenelen would get me through” He then poured his third scotch and told me about the test. ” Man it started out ok, we recived the distress signal and I ordered the ship into the neutral zone..” His hand began to shake violently and he took a deep breath, I asked him if he wanted to take a break from the interview but he patted me on the back and flashed that million dollar Mugatu smile. ” No , No it’s alright I need to talk about this” “Everything was going ok, when the Klingon battle cruisers showed up, I thought I could handle it but the nights of endless partying, booze, pills and women came crashing down on me at that moment and I just blew a gasket.” (Expletive deleted) ” My science officer kept badgering me about being in violation of treaty and we were getting pummeled by disrupter fire, I just saw red you know, just snapped” He paused to take a huge sip of scotch and continued ” And it just happened, I didn’t mean it, I just couldn’t help myself, I…ah..I ate my science officer” He then began to cry hysterically for nearly 5 minutes until he regained his composure. “God, Admiral Komak was so pissed he had me thrown off the academy grounds on the spot and they wiped any history of my time there from the data banks in the coverup” I tried my best to comfort him as shocked as i was at his awful admission. ” I just wanted to get away from there, away from everything, I jumped on a freighter and made my way across the galaxy before I ended up in the Zeta Bootis star system” He finshed the rest of the bottle and began weeping about what could have been but wasn’t and slurring nearly incoherently under his breath that JJ promised a call and has all but blown him off. I must admit that it was hard seeing such a magnificent icon in this state, broken emotionally and very drunk but in my mind it adds to his humanity, and most certainly to the legend of our beloved Mugatu.

5. Gary - September 8, 2007

“Another Trek alumni we lost on the 24th is Denny Martin Flinn, …”

“Another Trek _alumnus_ we lost on the 24th is Denny Martin Flinn, …”

6. Leonel - September 8, 2007

re: the video..

umm.. wow..


7. Anthony Pascale - September 8, 2007

OK i moved the TNG video to the front page cause i thought it was pretty cool…put in a new video of the week for those model fans

8. chancellorjake - September 8, 2007

Congratulations to Jeri and Christophe!
I’m pretty sure his name is Christophe and not Christoper.
Anyway, she is absolutely glowing in that picture.

9. Charles Trotter (Chuck Amuck) - September 8, 2007

Just an add-on to the Denny Martin Flinn note, I thought I would share this:

Flinn’s death was originally reported as an apparent suicide rather than complications from cancer. I’m not 100% sure which cause of death is correct, but I’m more inclined to think it was cancer as stated in the later report in BroadwayWorld since more time has passed to allow for more thorough research. Also, BroadwayWorld just seems more informed to me.

10. Charles Trotter (Chuck Amuck) - September 8, 2007

Also, more sad news: Percy Rodriguez, who played Commodore Stone in TOS: “Court Martial,” has died, apparently of kidney problems. He was 83.

Rodriguez’s passing will be included in next week’s summary.

11. snake - September 9, 2007

wow Patrick Stewart in the Magneto film with McKellan? that is great….

Isnt the Wolverine movie due out next year as well? its a prequel leading up to X1 so i hear..hopely Brian Cox will be in that as Stryker

12. pizza hotdog - September 9, 2007

I find it interesting that all the bullets in this thread, list things that DID happened this past week in the Trek world. Except one.

It lists something that did not or has not happened yet. (Not that the implication that it will happen either). It is the smallest bullet, yet stands out like a sore thumb.

Not that I mind, because I don’t, I find it humorous, I suspect this will possibly annoy a few people out there like rubbing salt in a wound. I suspect this entry will be there next week as well, as I look forward to it!

473 dtST

13. Heywood Jablome - September 9, 2007

Yeah, pizza hotdog, The Shat is still not in the movie. And I have to say, i don’t think it needs him. However, if they don’t cast Tom Cruise as the Mugatu there’ll be hell to pay from the scientologists (huge Mugatu fans).

14. raulpetersen - September 10, 2007

the word is given – warp speed!

15. cheer - September 10, 2007

Sad to hear about Denny Martin Flynn. He was a gifted scripter. I truly enjoyed ST6, and I also was rather impressed with Flynn’s take on Doctor Who in the film script that never got produced (the one that Nimoy was attached to direct).

He’ll be missed.

16. SNAKE - September 10, 2007

DMF wrote a Trek VI sequel:

17. cheer - September 10, 2007

#16/Snake: I had no idea. Thanks for posting that; I’m off to track it down!

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