Trekkies Ready their Costumes for Phoenix Comicon May 25, 2015by Michael A. Nguyen , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,Fandom , 10 comments
Phoenix Comicon (PhxCC) is just around the corner, and Trekkies are deep into preparing their costumes for the big event. TrekMovie’s costuming expert Michael Nguyen talked with cosplayers from all over the Grand Canyon State to find out how they get Trekked out for the con. Whether they’re making costumes, commissioning them, or buying parts for them, one thing is clear: Trekkies from all over Arizona are busy gearing up for one of the biggest conventions in the Southwest.
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.
Destination Star Trek 3 in London over the weekend featured a lot of fun cosplayers. Check out photos of some of the best below, along with more shots from around the con.
National Space Society Launches ‘Enterprise In Space’ Project To Bring Student Experiments To Orbit October 1, 2014by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Fandom,Science/Technology , comments closed
A group of engineers, IT professionals and educators (who also happen to be Star Trek and sci-fi fans) have come up with a project to send student projects into space on an unmanned orbiter named "Enterprise." Now they have teamed up with the National Space Society with the goal to launch the orbiter by 2019 and you can get your name on board (and even submit a design for the ship). Find out more below.
‘Spock Candidate’ Wants Brazil To ‘Vida longa e próspera’ September 22, 2014by Diego Rzatki , Filed under: Fandom,Great Links,Trek Franchise , comments closed
Another example of Star Trek intersecting with politics has cropped up, this time in Brazil. A rather eccentric hopeful in the October elections has been deemed the "Spock Candidate" by the Brazilian media. TrekMovie’s Brazil correspondent talked to the Gravuni to find out more.
Beat the Post-Convention Blues By Building Your Own Away Team August 11, 2014by Michael A. Nguyen , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,Fandom,Trek Franchise , comments closed
The big Las Vegas Star Trek convention is officially over, the excitement (and hangover) has worn off, and we find ourselves back in our normal lives once again. This is the time when the Post-Con Blues hit hard. But, do you have to wait an entire year to recoup that amazing feeling of friendship, geekery, and belonging? Perhaps not. Michael Nguyen decided to beat the post-con blues by gathering up Trekkies in his local community to build a mini Star Trek convention of his own, or as he calls it, an away team. Read on to see why anyone can make their own Away Team and keep on Trekkin’!
STLV: More Sunday Panels + Cosplay Photos + Star Trek Wedding Video + More In Final Wrap-up August 6, 2014by Jared Whitley , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,Fandom , comments closed
TrekMovie has yet one more Star Trek Las Vegas Con article with a wrap-up of some more Sunday guests, plus photos of cosplayers and around the con, plus video and report from the Star Trek Wedding and more. Check it all out below.
STLV: Rod Roddenberry Unveils ‘Fan Census’ Project + Gene Roddeberry’s Grandson Makes Con Debut August 1, 2014by Jared Whitley , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,Fandom,Trek on TV,Viral Video/Mashup/Images , comments closed
Although The Great Bird of the Galaxy left us in 1991, his name is going to live on if son Eugene “Rod” Roddenberry has anything to say about it. At the Las Vegas Star Trek convention on Friday Rod Roddenberry announced a new initiative for the fans, plus gave Gene Roddenberry’s grandson his Trek convention debut. More details belowContest,Conventions/Events/Attractions,Fandom,Trek Franchise , comments closed
The big Star Trek convention in Las Vegas kicks off today. Plus there is a Star Trek: Live In Concert screening in Philadelphia tonight. But not everyone can make it to Vegas or Philly so TrekMovie wants all Trekkies to have a fun way to share their love for Trek this weekend, by posting ‘TrekSelfies’ – and you can even win a prize for doing it. More details below.
Watch: Free Enterprise TV Series Kickstarter Pitch Video + Rare Movie Toy Prototype Reward Added July 29, 2014by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Fandom,Free Enterprise 2 , comments closed
Last week TrekMovie reported on the new Kickstarter campaign for Free Enterprise: The Television Series a TV prequel to the 1999 Star Trek-themed cult comedy Free Enterprise. Over the weekend the producers showed a new Kickstarter pitch trailer at Comic-Con and that is now online. They have also introduced a new rare ‘Bomber Bill’ figure as one of the back rewards. Watch the pitch and get more details below.
Fan Turns Basement Into $500,000 Star Trek Mancave + Florida Mansion With Enterprise D Bridge For Sale July 10, 2014by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Fandom,Trek Franchise , comments closed
Dreamed of converting your basement into a Star Trek mancave (or womanlcave). Well one Trek fan has sunk half a million dollars into that endeavor. See the results below, plus find out how you can buy a mansion with yet another Star Trek bridge replica and more built in.
New Year news tidbits January 8, 2014by Matt Wright , Filed under: Celebrity,Fan Productions,Fandom,Merchandise,Viral Video/Mashup/Images , comments closed
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.
Turkey-Day Tidbits November 28, 2013by Matt Wright , Filed under: Celebrity,Fandom,Humor,Viral Video/Mashup/Images , comments closed
New Takei cologne “Eau My”
George Takei has joined the long list of celebs who have released their own fragrance.
The name of the cologne is of course a take on his catchphrase “oh myyyyy”
It is described thusly:
Set Phasers to Stunning. George Takei’s Eau My is a clean, refreshing fragrance for Men and Women. Subtle and charming, with top notes of mandarin zest, Italian bergamot and fresh ozone transitioning to night-blooming jasmine, white freesia petals and grated ginger. Sensual woods, crystalized amber, soft skin musk, and vetiver will delight you when dry.
It will be released December 15th, it is available for pre-order at Amazon.
Las Vegas Convention Panel: Star Trek and the Military September 18, 2013by Nancy Garrett , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,Fandom,Trek Franchise , comments closed
Imagine this scenario: A massive ship rests in its dock as the crew prepares for departure. Orders are given and acknowledged. A course is laid. Whistles echo through the decks. Dock lines fall to the side, and the ship clears the last mooring. What happens next? Is this a warship cutting through ocean waves headed for the Mediterranean? Or is this a starship disappearing in a warp speed flash of light headed for strange new worlds? Their missions may be entirely different but similarities between today’s military and Star Trek’s Starfleet remain evident. On the program of Creation Entertainment’s Star Trek Convention Las Vegas last month, a panel of veterans presented and discussed military aspects of Star Trek and similarities between Starfleet and the armed forces.
Star Trek Las Vegas: Deep Space Nine 20th Anniversary Reunion August 17, 2013by Nancy Garrett , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,Fandom , comments closed
It took two separate panels to accommodate the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 20th Anniversary Reunion at Creation Entertainment’s Las Vegas convention August 11. Creation assembled a nearly complete cast of 16 DS9 main cast members for the commemorative event. And in between panels, when writer-producer Ira Steven Behr walked on stage with the cast, the scene brought hundreds of camera flashes in Rio Resort and Casino’s main theater. You don’t have to be a die-hard DS9 fan to appreciate these increasingly rare convention reunion moments. Fans, actors — even sideline observers can’t help but get a little choked up. Who knows when, where or if an ensemble like this will be on the same stage together again?Conventions/Events/Attractions,Fandom , comments closed
Amid chants of “USA! USA!” and with a surprise entrance by Terry Farrell (Jadzia Dax on Star Trek: Deep Space 9), Star Trek Las Vegas fans Saturday night recaptured the Guinness World Record for most Star Trek costumes in one location for the USA. They did it with plenty of time and a few Trekkies left to spare.
Costumed Trekkies to Attempt New World Record at the Official Las Vegas Con this August July 15, 2013by Nancy Garrett , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,Fandom , comments closed
Thousands of Star Trek fans will be convening in Las Vegas in August again, to listen to celebrity panels, bid on memorabilia, attend planetary science discussions, stand in lines for autographs and photo ops, and debate the merits of the latest Star Trek motion picture. And again this year, they will attempt to break a Guinness World Record for most people dressed in Star Trek costumes at one location. Hit the jump to learn more about the record attempt and its history.
Newark Mayor Cory Booker is a well-known political figure and like President Obama, he is also a Star Trek fan. Earlier this week the mayor called in to a New Jersey public radio station to show support during a pledge drive and during his call he was pitted against noted nerd John Hodgman in a Star Trek trivia contest. Listen to that below plus see how the Daily Show and Colbert Report responded to Obama’s "Jedi Mind Meld" statement.
Star Trek may just be a TV show (and movies, books, etc) but it can also affect people’s lives. An example of that came last week on a Dutch TV show interviewing former TNG star Whoopi Goldberg where the actress met an autistic fan who says she and Star Trek helped him lead a productive and social life. Watch the emotional moment below.
Fan Passes Way After Having Into Darkness Wish Fulfilled + Italian Trek Fan Club Founder Also Passes January 7, 2013by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Fandom,Trek Franchise , comments closed
TrekMovie has some sad news to report about two notable Star Trek fans. Over the weekend Daniel Craft, the fan who was recently granted a last wish to see Star Trek Into Darkness, passed away. In addition Alberto Lisiero, founder the the largest Italian fan club and translator for Star Trek films in Italy, also passed away this past week. TrekMovie has been in touch with both Daniel and Alberto’s wives. We have statements and photos from both below