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This Week in Trek – Jan. 13th Edition January 14, 2008

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

It’s a special three-week edition of This Week in Trek, bringing you much movie news, Walter Koenig’s son’s scuffle with the law, a prison visit from a Trek movie actor, a symphony with Sulu, a newborn goat with a familiar name, and much more.

Star Trek (2008 film) [some items contain minor spoilers]

Trek Stuff

Fan Productions

Trek in the World

Trek on the Web

A preview of the new comic "Gene’s Journal"

Trek Celebrity News

What did you say about my acting ability?


1. StarTrekRockerGirl - January 14, 2008

And a splendid time was guaranteed for all! :)

2. subatoi - January 14, 2008

When you put spoilers on the daily items, you put a warning before them. But here you don’t…

3. Deep_Space_913 - January 14, 2008

Starship troopers 3….WOW, how bad can that possible be?

4. bmar - January 14, 2008

Am taking my son to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra “Sci-Fi Spectacular” this Thursday night. As noted above, George Takei is hosting it. Sounds like an interesting program…

John Williams: Main Title from Star Wars
Various: Lost In Syndication, Arr. Jack Everly
John Williams: Adventures on Earth: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
John Williams: Can You Read My Mind? from Superman
John Williams: Superman March
Various: Star Trek Through The Years, Arr. Calvin Custer
Richard Strauss: Theme from 2001 A Space Odyssey
John Williams: Close Encounters of the Third
Diane Warren: Where My Heart Will Take Me from Star Trek Enterprise
John Williams: Hedwig’s Flight from Harry Potter & The Sorcerer’s Stone
John Barry: Somewhere In Time
Bernard Herrmann: The Day The Earth Stood Still
John Williams: Duel of the Fates from Star Wars: The Phantom Menace
John Williams: The Throne Room and End Title from Star Wars

I’ll let you know how it is…

5. Xindi1985 - January 14, 2008

Where are the Screenshots of the Remastered Episode “Who mourns for Adonais?”! One of my favorites! :(

6. spockboy - January 14, 2008


: )

7. sean - January 14, 2008

Anyone catch Ricardo Montalban on Family Guy? He was the voice of a cow, and mentioned the death of ‘his beloved wife’. It was fairly amusing.

8. sean - January 14, 2008

That Starship Troopers thing is direct to video, right? RIGHT?! Please tell me a studio isn’t spending money on releasing that turkey theatrically.

9. Kyle Nin - January 14, 2008

#8: Yes, it’s a direct to DVD movie.

10. John Pemble - January 14, 2008

Another great post that none of the previous versions of the original Trek website were ever able to put together. This is the new official Trek site to many of us.

11. DEMODE - January 14, 2008

Is it just me, or does Sulu look a bit flaming in that picture?

Hahahahaa… just kidding…. love yeah Takei!!! :)

12. JBS - January 14, 2008

#7 sean – yes, I saw that episode also, it was called “McStroke.” That was a brand new episode and Mr. Montalban sounded great. I was surprised because I had heard his health was not good. His voice sounded strong and youthful. I love his accent.

13. JBS - January 14, 2008

Good one Demode! LOL.

14. Adam Cohen - January 14, 2008

I just read in an article that Tyler Perry is among some actors named in connection to a steroids-HGH investigation coming out of Albany, NY. Here’s the link in case anyone is interested (it does count as news, I suppose):

15. Harry Ballz - January 14, 2008

if the new teaser trailer doesn’t feature Mugatu I will just shat! :)

16. Dr. Image - January 14, 2008

# 11 Beat me to it! Haaahaa!
What’s funnier is that George probably approves!

Great summation of stuff, Charles & Anthony.
This is THE site!

17. Etha Williams - January 14, 2008

The gaseous anomalies article was just too good…

18. Harry Ballz - January 14, 2008

Hmmm…..what if next time we disagree with a posted comment here, we refer to the writer of said post as a “gaseous anomaly”??

I’m just sayin’…………. :)

19. spockboy - January 14, 2008

Great article!

” Now feel that, human flesh against human flesh
We’re the SAME
We share the same history, the same heritage, the same lives
We couldn’t escape each other even if we wanted to,
That’s how you do it by remembering who and what you are,
A bit of flesh and blood afloat, in a universe without end and the only thing
thats truly yours, is the rest of humanity,
Thats where our duty lies ”

Hope the new movie has writing like that.
: )

20. CmdrR - January 14, 2008

Jolene Blalock’s movie resume looks like she never got out of the gate. Soon, the Sci-Fi Channel will be able to do weekend long blocks of her films.

McStroke was cute, I guess. One good stem cell joke. Montalban’s talent was wasted. Was there an ending, or did McFarlane just stop… again?

21. spockboy - January 14, 2008

22. FSL - January 14, 2008

The Hong Kong Sinfonietta ( performed a sci-fi theme concert yesterday (Jan 13) which openned with the TOS fanfare and the conductor’s voice over of the “Space, the final frontier..” speech, which then cut to the TMP theme. The guy even invited everyone in the audience and the orchestra to do the Vulcan salute and say “Live long and prosper”.

23. Turgenev - January 14, 2008

My Three Spocks.
So, the venerable Nimoy is potraying the Fred McMurray role? Quinto is the Chip role? Leaves one more Spock… maybe baby Spock.

Mr. Stewart, we’d like to offer you $250,000 to play Picard in a nacho ad… “Just when I thought I was out…”

Poor Miss Blalock. Perhaps the goat and her will work together on screen someday… with Carrot Top.

24. Scott Gammans - January 14, 2008

Why is there a picture of Diane Keaton snogging with a baby goat at the top of this article?? Meesa so confused!

25. Kyle Nin - January 14, 2008

#5: “Where are the Screenshots of the Remastered Episode “Who mourns for Adonais?”!”

Yeah. Where are they? Did someone forget?

26. richpit - January 14, 2008

Starship Troopers 3?? I didn’t even know they’d made a “2”!

27. CmdrR - January 14, 2008

“Who mourns for Adonais?”

Apparently, no one.

28. CmdrR - January 14, 2008

uh … Adonis.

29. spockboy - January 14, 2008

Apparently “Who Mourns for Adonais” is Jason Alexander’s
all time favorite episode.
Jason of course played Mr. George Costanza in a little known sitcom called Seinfeld.

: )

30. Kyle Nin - January 14, 2008

#26: The second movie was released in 2004.

31. Turgenev - January 14, 2008

I hadn’t seen Who Mourns for Adonis in maybe twenty years or more. I can’t believe just how good it was.
The last line was such a great summary of the idea that we move on, but with respect to the past- Kirk said something akin to “after all the Greeks gave to us… I wonder… what would it have hurt to have gathered just a few laurel leaves?”

Notice: laurel leaves- not tribbles. Keep tribbles out of the film. They were annoying enough in 2,3,4,5, and 6 atop venerable Shatner’s head.

32. mars396 - January 14, 2008

What happened to the Good Old Days ?

For Star Trek: Remastered’s Inaugural season, we had a preview page posted all week, with the What To Expect predictions from Anthony, everybody’s pre-show comments, even some posters commenting as they watched, and best of all, SpockBoy’s truly brilliant music videos.
(I realize the promos are no longer being streamed at

Then Mondays, we would get a new page with screenshots, and FX video, everybody’s comments, and then at some point, an official review from its round robin of guest reviewers.

I miss all of the above.

I guess was always intended to be about the upcoming movie, and the remastered pages were just filler.

We need somebody to start !

33. Scott Gammans - January 14, 2008

I’m still waiting for someone to tell me why Diane Keaton and a baby goat are the headline picture for this discussion thread.

34. sean - January 14, 2008


I actually didn’t sit through the whole thing, but was flipping channels and lucked into hearing Montalban. I thought the bit with him was funny, but I admit that Family Guy has a tendency to grate on me. Just an endless stream of unrelated flashback sequences. It can be funny, but it’s a bit like watching 22 minutes of one-liners.

35. Anthony Pascale - January 14, 2008

the screenies for who mourns are coming…patience is a virtue

36. CmdrR - January 14, 2008

Oh, Mr. Pascale, you do make us laugh.

(thanks — dying to see “the hand”)

37. mars396 - January 14, 2008

We know the screencaps are coming. You always pull through for us.
I am interested in the other stuff too (SpockBoy’s music videos, the What To Expect speculation/pre-reviews topic, the official review, etc)

38. section9 - January 14, 2008

Oh no. Now I get it.

The Movie will have the Enterprise dropping in the Federation Mobile Infantry to fight the Romulan/Bug Alliance.

Led by Jolene Blalock, of course.

39. Xindi1985 - January 14, 2008

I hope the battles in “The Ultimate Computer” and “Elaan of Troyus”(Remastered) will be the best of the ENTIRE Remastered-Project.

Why they didn’t change the CGI-Model of the Enterprise in the HD-DVD-Box?
(“The Naked Time”,”Balance of Terror”,”Miri”,”Arena”,”The Devil in the Dark”, “The City on the Edge of Forever”). The Big-E looks so awful.

And the biggest question:
Kirk said: “Fire Phasers”
And CBS shows: Photon-torpedos??? (“Balance of Terror”,”Errand of Mercy”)

40. CmdrR - January 14, 2008

Xindi –
And the biggest question:
Kirk said: “Fire Phasers”
And CBS shows: Photon-torpedos??? (”Balance of Terror”,”Errand of Mercy”)

supposedly those are proximity phaser settings that just look like photon torpedoes. That was that way in the original. Dunno. I still think it was somebody’s big blue boo-boo.

41. Plum - January 14, 2008

You suppose #40? It’s simple, the phasers COULD function as proximity flack in “Balance of Terror”. Why? Because photon torpedoes wouldn’tbe invented by the writers until a few episodes later.

That’s a great thing about TOS, they were just making it up at the time.

42. Rick - January 14, 2008

Fun and cool info. What was Walter’s son protesting? Also it almost looks like Denise Crosby is holding Spock the goat.;) Gee I did not now there was a new remastered Trek this weekend. They bounced them around the schedule on the SF bay area I tend to forget they are on. Of course it doesn’t help that they are on at 1 or 2 AM. Pretty sad to this day how they did the whole remastered deal. Oh well such is life.

Oh yeah Spock Boy really loved that KFC STAR TREK commercial so very cool!!! Beaming up!

43. Charles Trotter - January 14, 2008

#42 Rick

Koenig was protesting China’s support of Myanmar’s military junta.

44. I AM THX-1138 - January 14, 2008

And a tip of the “Don’t bother to get it right” cap to:

The Timaru Herald for calling Leonard Nimoy’s character Dr. Spock.

After 40 years of being the most iconic TV show in history, you think that they might finally know the difference between a well known child doctor and a well known Vulcan.

Jolene Blalock has other distinguishing attributes besides her acting.

I hear that Shatner turned down a cameo in Starship Troopers III. If true, I vow to never watch another direct to video sequel that he is not in.

45. Xindi1985 - January 14, 2008

Starship Troopers 2.
Where is the “Golden Rasberry”??? :D

The first movie was great, the second: SUCKS!!!!

Thanks for the “Phaser/Torpedo-Question”!!!

46. Katie G. - January 14, 2008

#29 spockboy

In case you didn’t know, Jason Alexander played a character of insidious intelligence in a little-known series called “Star Trek: Voyager”. I know, I know. I’m being a smart ass. (Or should I say “gaseous anomaly”? #18 HB) The episode was called “Think Tank” (Episode 214, Season 5). Loved Janeway’s closing remark to him.

#24 Scott Gammans

“Meesa?” I would drop that expression because the one who originated it is hated world-wide (probably even more than Wesley Crusher).

#33 and #42 (Scott and Rick)

If it’s Denise Crosby, time has not been kind. She was gorgeous. It does kinda look like Diane Keaton (sorry, Diane).

Love Trek Celebrity News!!


47. Scott Gammans - January 14, 2008

I’ll stop using “meesa” if someone will explain that damn picture at the top of the thread (third request!!)

48. Leonel - January 14, 2008

From Star Trek’s Top Nebulas, Ionic Disturbances and Gaseous Anomalies:

“The movie’s plot is simple: a spaceship full of Chippendales dancers (it’s true, the actors are Chippendales dancers) lead by an evil Mexican named Khan, decides to kill William Shatner. You will not read a better sentence this week.”

I just LOVE that plot summary!

One thing though – they said the movie is the best there is, yet the Mutara Nebula wasn’t among the top three mentioned. I mean come on: it was upstaged by a gas cloud beamed aboard in an Animated Series episode. And no mention of what bumps in the nebula can do to energizers which bypass like a christmas tree..

hmm.. ;-)

(ps – no offense to TAS fans.. I just thought that sounded funny!)

49. Katie G. - January 14, 2008

#47 Scott Gammans

Here I am to save the day!!!!!!!!

Apparently the baby goat has a misshapen ear, so it has been given the name “Spock”.

THAT’S IT, MY MAN. What a letdown, eh?

However, it didn’t say who was holding him. It would be more significant if it WAS Denise Crosby (or someone else from ST).

Okay — you said you’d stop using “meesa” if the picture got explained. (It’s for your own good, anyway.)

I’ll be watching. :lol:


50. Katie G. - January 14, 2008

Scott Gammans:

Sorry. Me again. Meant to tell you that if you are here making comments, then you probably have access to this info. It was under “This Week in Trek” (January 13th Edition) under “Trek in the World”.

ttfn Jar-Jar.


51. Scott Gammans - January 15, 2008

OK, no more Jar-Jar… promise! Of course, I wouldn’t have been forced to resort to such extreme measures if Anthony had given the picture one of his patented witty captions. ;)

52. Scott Gammans - January 15, 2008

and p.s., thanks!

53. Turgenev - January 15, 2008

RE #48
Wow… what agreat synopsis of Wrath of Khan.

However, many things can be paraphrased as such:
STIII: William Shatner says “screw Starfleet” as he attempts to resurrect Leonard Nimoy so “Three Men and a Baby” can be made. Reverend Jim redefines the role of Klingons.

Anyone care to try STIV?

54. Harry Ballz - January 15, 2008

353 “anyone care to try STIV?”


“A bunch of whales use a Klingon ship to go back in time to bring two more whales Back To The Future”

That was simple! :)

55. Turgenev - January 15, 2008

The whales had a plan all along, eh? Maybe just some plankton.

ST:V anyone? Oh, God… maybe not…

56. Harry Ballz - January 15, 2008


“Shatner goes looking for God and discovers the Devil is in the details!”

57. The Vulcanista - January 15, 2008


LOL! Now do ST:VI!!

Peace. Live long and prosper.
The Vulcanista }:-|

58. Leonel - January 15, 2008


Picard goes to hunt Moby Dick in Earth’s past only to reveal to us that the relentless Borg are in fact being controlled by at least one drama queen.

59. Leonel - January 15, 2008

BUMMER! Jumped ahead a couple movies.. its been a long day!

60. Leonel - January 15, 2008

ST:VI (Take 2)

Nimoy embarks on a quest for peace and discovers Shakespearean Klingons – but they all get hangovers over Romulan Ale.

61. The Vulcanista - January 15, 2008

#58, 59

Good one! Thanks for playing! All those !!!!s certainly could look like an extra Roman numeral or three.

Peace. Live long and prosper.
The Vulcanista }:-|

62. The Vulcanista - January 15, 2008

ST:VI: Spock’s traitorous [*ahem*] protege, Valeris, trades in her phaser for Manolos and Manhattan and men. Lots and lots of men.

Peace. Live long and prosper.
The Vulcanista }:-|

63. Harry Ballz - January 15, 2008


Spock tells Kirk he looks like Richard Nixon. The Captain is so upset he frames the doctor and himself so they will be sent to a penal colony. Kirk will do anything to get away from Spock after they’ve had a quarrel!

64. Turgenev - January 16, 2008

What have I wrought? : )

Next I’ll suggest summing up epsiodes.
That is… on another thread…

65. Harry Ballz - January 16, 2008


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