A Trek fan turns her basement into a TOS recreation. A new fan film production appears Star Trek: Axanar about the missions of Captain Garth (later in life “Garth of Izar”). TV vet actor Joseph Ruskin passes on, and see the new TOS Ortiz prints for January.
Veteran character actor Joseph Ruskin passed away on December 28th at the age of 89. To Trek fans he is probably best known for the role of “Galt” the Thrall Master in the TOS episode “The Gamesters of Triskelion”. Ruskin would go on to guest star on DS9, VOY, and ENT. His tall stature and unique voice made him a sought after character actor. He can be seen in two other classic 60’s Sci-Fi shows: The Twilight Zone, and The Outer Limits.
A Canadian Star Trek fan Line Rainville has gone all out by turning her basement into a recreation of various parts of the original series U.S.S. Enterprise. Naturally the main living area is the bridge, but she also has a recreation of Spock’s quarters for relaxing in, and the entry way to her basement is a transporter room, even the bathroom is Trekified. All told she spent $30,000 to do it. It’s quite impressive. Anyone for a nap on Spock’s bed with a Tribble to cuddle with? Click on the source link for more details and photos.
A new fan production called Star Trek: Anxanar has popped up online with some familiar names attached. Famous names include Richard Hatch (Battlestar Galactica), JG Hertzler (Martok on DS9), and Gary Graham (Soval on ENT).
“Axanar” takes place 21 years before the events of “Where no Man Has Gone Before”, the first Kirk episode of the original Star Trek. Axanar is the story of Garth of Izar, the legendary Starfleet captain who is Captain Kirk’s hero. Kirk himself called Garth the model for all future Starfleet Officer’s. Garth charted more planets than any other Captain and was the hero of the Battle of Axanar, the story of which is required reading at the academy. This is that story.
“Axanar” tells the story of Garth and his crew during the Four Years War, the war with the Klingon Empire that almost tore the Federation apart. Garth’s victory at Axanar solidified the Federation and allowed it to become the entity we know in Kirk’s time.
It is the year 2245, four years into the war with the Klingons.
Axanar will start shooting in February 2014 and is intended to be released Fall 2014.
— Source: http://startrekaxanar.com/
New Juan Ortiz TOS episode retro-prints for January. These include “The Gallileo Seven,” “The Enemy Within,” “Wolf in the Fold” and “The Apple.”