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Conventional Wisdom: Guide To Star Trek Cons & Events For Summer 2012 May 25, 2012

by John Tenuto , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions , comments closed

Conventional Wisdom is back with another roundup of Star Trek events. This time we get you ready for the busy summer season with a listing of the cool Trek stuff going on in June, July and August. Check it out below. [UPDATED: Added more cons!]
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Shatner, TNG stars and TrekMovie headed to Phoenix Comic Con For Memorial Day Weekend May 24, 2012

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Celebrity,Conventions/Events/Attractions,Fandom,Shatner,TNG , comments closed

Memorial Day Weekend in Phoenix is going to get a lot geekier with Phoenix Comic Con. This year promises to be the biggest one ever for the fan-friendly event, including a slew of Star Trek guests and fan panels. William Shatner will be there along with Star Trek: The Next Generation stars Brent Spiner, Michael Dorn, Marina Sirits, Wil Wheaton and LeVar Burton. TrekMovie.com will also be there holding our own panel, plus covering the event. More details below.
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Watch: Leonard Nimoy’s BU Convocation Address – Talks About Being ‘Scared’ To Take Role of Spock May 21, 2012

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Celebrity,Conventions/Events/Attractions,History,Nimoy,TOS , comments closed

As reported last week, Star Trek legend Leonard Nimoy returned to his home town to receive an honorary doctorate degree and give the convocation address Boston University’s College of Fine arts. As part of his address, Nimoy talked about how he was initially "scared" to take on the role of Spock. You can watch Nimoy’s full address below.

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FedCon Sat: Frakes Reveals Star Trek Sequel Set Visit + Shatner On JJ Not Hiring Him + McFadden Hopes For ‘Big Bang’ May 20, 2012

by Henning Koonert , Filed under: Celebrity,Conventions/Events/Attractions,Shatner,Star Trek (2009 film),Star Trek Into Darkness,TNG,TOS , comments closed

On Saturday, the third day of this year’s FedCon, Jonathan Frakes revealed he had been on the set of the new Star Trek movie, William Shatner filled not one but two rooms and talked about JJ Abrams not hiring him, while Gates McFadden told the audience about her heroes and said she hoped to join Wil Wheaon on Big Bang Theory. See below for full report.

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All 5 Star Trek TV Captains To Appear Together For First Time At Philadelphia Comic Con May 19, 2012

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,DS9,ENT,TNG,TOS,VOY , comments closed

Last month we reported that all five of Star Trek’s TV captains will gather for the first time ever at Destination Star Trek London in October. However, with the addition of Patrick Stewart to their line-up it turns out that Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con being held May 31 – June 3rd will get the honor of first collection of five Trek captains. Details below.

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Watch: Trek Music Video Parody of ‘Single Ladies’ + Final Weekend Of ‘Star Trek Live’ In St. Louis May 17, 2012

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,ST: The Exhibition,Viral Video/Mashup/Images , comments closed

Today’s video to share comes from the Magic Smoking Monkey Theatre (what a name!) in St. Louis, MO who are currently performing live versions of the classic Star Trek episodes "The Gamesters of Triskelion" and "Journey to Babel." And to promote the shows they put together a Trek-ified music video parody of Beyonce’s "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It." Check it out below. Plus we have more info on their live Star Trek show and a reminder that Star Trek: The Exhibition is leaving St. Louis soon.

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Star Trek: The Next Generation Promotional HD Screenings To Be Held In July May 15, 2012

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,DVD/Blu-ray,TNG Remastered , comments closed

As previously reported the first season of Star Trek: The Next Generation arrives on Blu-ray on July 24th. And in order to promote the release, CBS will be holding theatrical screenings across the USA in advance of the release. These one-day screening events are another great way to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the series. See below for more details.

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New Tour Explores Star Trek Sites On Way To VegasCon 2012 w/ Larry Nemecek As Guide May 11, 2012

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,Trek Franchise , comments closed

Geek Nation Tours has come up with an exciting vacation trip this summer just for Trekkies. Their new "Exploring Trek Sites: Hollywood to Vegas" tour will visit a number of iconic Star Trek locations and culminate with a trip to the annual Star Trek convention in Las Vegas, with Trekspert Larry Nemecek along as your tour guide. Details below.

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Watch Full Video Of Star Trek TNG Cast Reunion Panel At Calgary Expo May 3, 2012

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Celebrity,Conventions/Events/Attractions,TNG,Viral Video/Mashup/Images , comments closed

Over the weekend we reported on the cast reunion for Star Trek: The Next Generation at the CalgaryExpo. You can now watch the entire thing online, including Wil Wheaton’s emotional comments on leaving the show. Check it out below.
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CalgaryExpo Saturday: Star Trek: TNG Cast Reunion Report & More Photos April 29, 2012

by Alex Martinuik , Filed under: Celebrity,Conventions/Events/Attractions,TNG , comments closed

Saturday evening drew visitors from around the world, to share the first convention reunion of the Star Trek: The Next Generation cast. The nine members of the crew were in Canada at the special "TNG: Exposed event at the CalgaryExpo. See below for a full report and even more pictures.

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CalgaryExpo Saturday: Photos From Star Trek: TNG Cast Reunion Event

by Alex Martinuik , Filed under: Celebrity,Conventions/Events/Attractions,TNG , comments closed

The big event for Calgary Expo this weekend was the on stage reunion of the nine members of the crew of the USS Enterprise D. On Saturday night the TNG cast wowed the crowd of thousands. TrekMovie will have a full report from the event, but for now check out pictures and some video below.

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CalgaryExpo Friday: Gates McFadden and Denise Crosby TNG Panel Report

by Alex Martinuik , Filed under: Celebrity,Conventions/Events/Attractions,TNG , comments closed

This weekend the entire cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation are in Canada at the Calgary Expo to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the series. TrekMovie is there all weekend and on Friday the first event featured a couple of the ladies of TNG, Denise Crosby and Gates McFadden. See below for our Friday report.

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All Five Star Trek TV Captains To Appear At ‘Destination Star Trek London’ In October April 16, 2012

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,Trek Franchise , comments closed

This fall an unprecedented Star Trek event will take place in London, England. For the first time ever, all five of Star Trek’s TV captains will appear on stage together at an official Star Trek convention at "Destination Star Trek London," a three-day event with more guests and Star Trek activities. More details below.

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Trek Celebs Celebrate Walter Koenig’s Walk Of Fame Star With Video Tribute + Gala Event & Ceremony April 12, 2012

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Celebrity,Conventions/Events/Attractions,TOS , comments closed

On Monday September 10th, Star Trek’s Walter Koenig will become the last member of the TOS crew to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. And it has just been announced that Leonard Nimoy will be attending the event. There will also be a special "Koenig Gala Celebration" over the weekend with more special guests, including Nichelle Nichols, Marina Sirtis and more. Details below, plus watch congratulations video featuring William Shatner, George Takei and many more Trek and sci-fi luminaries.

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Calgary Bus Shelters and Transporter App Let You Beam Up April 11, 2012

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,TNG Remastered , comments closed

In two weeks The Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo will feature a Star Trek: The Next Generation reunion and to promote that event they have erected "Transporter Room" bus shelters around Calgary, Alberta, Canada. They have also released a special app that actually makes these transporter rooms really work (kind of). More details below. UPDATE: New link to print out your own mini-transporter background to use with the app.

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Find Out How Las Vegas Almost Saw A Full Scale USS Enterprise Attraction April 7, 2012

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: CBS/Paramount,Conventions/Events/Attractions,History , comments closed

In 1998 Star Trek: The Experience opened at the Las Vegas Hilton, but did you know it was actually the "Plan B" after a much more ambitious vision was considered in 1992. This "The Starship Enterprise" attraction would have built a full-scale Enterprise ship in Downtown Las Vegas. Now the company behind the pitch has revealed details and artists sketches of this Trek attraction that never was. Details below.

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One-Night-Only Performance “TRIGGERS” to Star Manu Intiraymi & Kipleigh Brown April 6, 2012

by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Celebrity,Conventions/Events/Attractions , comments closed

If you’re in the LA area on April 23rd, don’t miss Manu Intiraymi (VOY’s Icheb) and Kipleigh Brown (ENT’s Jane Taylor) in a one-night-only performance of “TRIGGERS”, a neo-noir drama showing at The Blank Theatre Company in Hollywood. The performance is directed by James Kerwin who you may remember as the writer/director of Yesterday Was a Lie, an independent neo-noir film starring Kipleigh Brown and Chase Masterson (DS9’s Leeta).
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Happy First Contact Day – Join TrekMovie ST:FC Online Viewing Party Tonight + More FC Day Celebrations April 5, 2012

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Contest,Conventions/Events/Attractions,Trek Franchise,TrekMovie.com , comments closed

Today in Star Trek future history is "First Contact Day," the day in which Star Trek fans (pre)remember the future meeting of humans and Vulcans. To celebrate TrekMovie.com will be hosting an online viewing party of Star Trek: First Contact. Others are also celebrating including Star Trek stars, Star Trek Online and the official Trek store. Details on all the FCD fun below.

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George Takei Resigned To No TOS Star Cameos In JJ Abrams Star Trek Sequel(s) [VIDEO] April 3, 2012

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Celebrity,Conventions/Events/Attractions,Star Trek Into Darkness,TOS , comments closed

For the 2009 Star Trek movie, director JJ Abrams and his team brought in the original Spock Leonard Nimoy to help build the bridge to the new crew and new movie universe. And now George Takei says (while attending ECCC over the weekend) he originally thought Abrams might look to another original Star Trek star to come on board for the sequel, he now believes there wont be any more TOS stars in future Abrams Trek films. Details below plus full video of George’s appearance at ECCC.

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Guide To Star Trek Conventions & Events For March-May March 2, 2012

by John Tenuto , Filed under: Celebrity,Conventions/Events/Attractions , comments closed

Before the big summer convention season, there are many great Star Trek themed events, both fan run and official, to keep us busy between now and the end of May. Today we present a (non-exhaustive) list of some of Star Trek related events for March, April and May. Some events are free, others have a cost. Please check with the event promoters for schedule changes and ticket policies if any and to confirm all times, dates, guests, and other details. Engage!

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