Syfy’s Face Off tackles Star Trek September 1, 2015by Bill Watters , Filed under: This Week In Trek,Trek Franchise,Trek on TV,Uncategorized , 11 comments
We’re into the ninth season of Syfy’s Face Off, which continues to be the network’s highest rated unscripted series. This week’s make-up theme is Star Trek, so I was eager to see where they took the challenge. The episode is in the series typical two challenge format, however this time the way they tie it back to Star Trek is that in the first round the contestants have to create an alien design based on a different background assigned to each person, and in the second they’re tasked to update it for a Next Generation era feel.
Propworx VI auction arrives at Star Trek Las Vegas August 6, 2015by Bill Watters , Filed under: Collectibles,DS9,This Week In Trek,TNG,VOY , 110 comments
Propworx will be holding the next installment of their Star Trek Auction series this weekend as part of Creation Entertainment’s Star Trek Las Vegas convention. With interest in Star Trek as keen as ever by both serious collectors as well as first time buyers, and happening in the midst of Creation’s flagship annual event, bidding is expected to be fast and furious this weekend.Awards,Fan Productions,New Voyages/Phase II,Renegades,Star Trek Axanar,Star Trek Continues,This Week In Trek , comments closed
This weekend saw TrekTrax (newly redubbed Treklanta) host the very first Star Trek Independent Fan Film Awards and the results are in. It continues to be a great growth year with more amazing productions coming into the field and the existing group maturing and continuing to set the bar for the rest.
Before we get to the winners, let’s take a moment to send a shout out to the full listing of the 2015 nominees:
- Star Trek Continues
- Project: Potemkin
- Star Trek: Rendezvous
- Star Trek Secret Voyage
- Starship Exeter
- Star Trek: Reliant
- Star Trek Natures Hunger
- Starship Valiant
- Star Trek: Prelude to Axanar
- Starship Farragut
- Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II
Love them or not, one can’t deny that Creation Entertainment has built an enduring calendar of annual events. If you’ve never been to a convention put on by Creation, they are indeed a bit different than most pop-culture conventions. The first thing to strike a visitor is that these events are fairly low-key affairs. That’s not to say that they’re not very well attended; there’s a healthy crowd, but it’s not shoulder-to-shoulder, and definitely once you’re past picking up your registration badge, not the typical bumper-car experience. They tightly control the daily number of attendees to make sure that every person at the event can make it into the main session rooms to enjoy the experience.
Happy Birthday. Surely, the best of times. March 26, 2014by Brian Drew , Filed under: Celebrity,Nimoy,Shatner,This Week In Trek,TOS,Trek Franchise , comments closed
It is the beginning of spring here in the Western Hemisphere, which means it’s time to celebrate the birthdays of Trek royalty.
Today is the 83rd birthday of Spock Prime himself, Leonard Nimoy. Mr. Nimoy, who recently disclosed that he has a smoking-related illness called COPD isn’t letting anything slow him down. It was announced recently that he will be hosting two special “space-themed” performances by the Boston Pops in May, featuring music from many science fiction classics, including, of course, Star Trek. More information, including ticket prices, can be found at The Boston Pops website.
Mr. Nimoy took to Twitter to mark the day and to thank everyone for their good wishes:
Living long and prospering. Great family and friends and 100’s of honorary grandchildren. Many. Many thanks. LN
— Leonard Nimoy (@TheRealNimoy) March 26, 2014
He also received a message from an old friend of his:
Happy Birthday to my dear friend @TheRealNimoy
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) March 26, 2014
This Week in Trek – Jan. 13th Edition January 14, 2008by Charles Trotter , Filed under: This Week In Trek , comments closed
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.
This Week in Trek: December 23rd edition December 23, 2007by Charles Trotter , Filed under: This Week In Trek , comments closed
This Week in Trek brings you news of new comics, Uhura’s skirt, an injury for Avery Brooks, new movies for the newest Trek actors, a special honor for a very special Wiki and much more
This Week In Trek – Another Two Week Edition December 16, 2007by Charles Trotter , Filed under: This Week In Trek , comments closed
Missed another week, so once again, you get two for the price of one. These past two weeks in Trek brings lots of movie news as well as news on Star Trek iPods, a former Star Trek captain’s injury, a delay for Walter Koenig’s InAlienable, writers striking Star Trek style, and a Klingon take on Charles Dickens.
This Week in Trek – Special Two-Week Edition December 2, 2007by Charles Trotter , Filed under: This Week In Trek , comments closed
I didn’t do This Week in Trek last week, so This Week in Trek actually includes news for the last two weeks. Got it? Anyway, this week… er, these last two weeks brings news of picketers at the Star Trek shoot, Star Trek style gambling, Trek on Demand, yet another Trek dating service, a Trek movie poster contest, and oh, so much more.
This Week in Trek – November 18th edition November 18, 2007by Charles Trotter , Filed under: This Week In Trek , comments closed
This Week in Trek comes news of a Czech Trek movie, a not-quite-ready-for-prime-time cloaking material, Brent Spiner telling it like it is, a new blog for Ron Moore, the final frontier in home theater centers, and much more!
This Week in Trek – November 11th edition November 11, 2007by Charles Trotter , Filed under: This Week In Trek , comments closed
The biggest Trek news this week, of course, is that filming on the new film has
begun. Well, that and the whole Winona Ryder thing. In addition to that,
however, This Week in Trek also brings you news on a holographic fashion
show, the premiere of Walter Koenig’s new movie, Trek making people’s lists, Captain Picard for Vice President (?!), and much more. Just click below. You know you want to.
This Week in Trek – November 4th edition November 4, 2007by Charles Trotter , Filed under: This Week In Trek , comments closed
Before I go on strike, This Week in Trek brings you news on the development of the holodeck, Trek golfing, lots of Shatner, people going under the knife for Vulcan ears, and much more.
What do you mean the strike doesn’t pertain to me…?
This Week in Trek – October 28th edition October 28, 2007by Charles Trotter , Filed under: This Week In Trek , comments closed
After taking a week off, This Week in Trek is back. We got Star Trek (2008) rumors, Picard giving Kirk an award, a new convention, Trek’s favorite android in a robot competition, and much more.
This Week in Trek – Casting. A Lot of Casting October 14, 2007by Charles Trotter , Filed under: This Week In Trek , comments closed
This week was all about the new Star Trek movie, with three major casting announcements and news of the actors in talks to play Kirk and McCoy. But this week also brings news of this year’s Trek Expo, a step towards transporter technology, and one site’s casting of an all-female Star Trek.
All this and more… This Week in Trek
This Week in Trek – October 6th Edition October 6, 2007by Charles Trotter , Filed under: This Week In Trek , comments closed
This Week in Trek, we have several Trek performers on stage (in theaters and at conventions), as well as news on Shatner, a Captain Archer bust, a posthumous award for Jimmy Doohan, the possible development of transparent aluminum, and much more.
This Week in Trek – TNG@20, season premieres, parallel universes, and bowling Klingons [UPDATED] September 29, 2007by Charles Trotter , Filed under: This Week In Trek , comments closed
This week marked the 20th anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation…so it gets a special section. We also bring you new Star Trek: Year Four artwork, a fan-made audio series, a number of TV season premieres, evidence of parallel universes, Klingons who bowl with honor and much more…
Furries vs. Klingons… songs will be sung about this day.
This Week in Trek – Gadgets, Antimatter and Lawsuits, Oh My! September 22, 2007by Charles Trotter , Filed under: This Week In Trek , comments closed
This Week in Trek brings an exhibit for Scotty, a heroic role for Data, a nomination for Picard, a lawsuit for Colbert, and what could be the next best thing to Geordi’s VISOR.
…and much more…
This week we bring you the new volume of Star Trek: The Manga, a Next Gen-centric Family Guy, new developments in Trek science, Creative Arts Emmy winners, Colm Meaney’s Oscar buzz, Colbert seeing Klingons in the GOP and much more….
This Week In Trek – President Picard, Guinan & Uhura Chat, Trek Taxis, and 7 of 10? September 8, 2007by Charles Trotter , Filed under: This Week In Trek , comments closed
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.
This Week In Trek (week ending 9/1/07) September 1, 2007by Charles Trotter , Filed under: This Week In Trek , comments closed
It’s been a wild week for Star Trek. We have plot rumors, potential casting news, conventions, a new novel, new figures, news on a former Klingon child star, Edward Gorey’s take on tribbles, a military holodeck, and much more.