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Star Trek Stars Grieve For The Victims Of The Orlando Shooting *UPDATED*

We grieve for the victims of the horrific violence in Orlando last night. Star Trek’s two biggest philosophies are “Infinite diversity in infinite combinations” and “Live long and prosper,” and violence like this could not contradict them more. Below are messages from those who have contributed to Star Trek, as they tweet their condolences, emotions, and anger about the biggest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. [UPDATE 6/13] More Trek stars join the chorus.


Bring A Little More Shatner Into Your Life With A Personalized E-Card

If it were within my power to send William Shatner to my friends’ homes to deliver personal messages of congratulations, happy birthdays, and assorted holiday wishes I would, because that would be awesome. Since I don’t have that power, I can do the next best thing: send them a personalized ecard of William Shatner calling them out by name and singing their praises.


Zachary Quinto and Zoe Saldana Go Head-to-head On Special Edition of Spike’s Lip Sync Battle *UPDATED*

Spock and Uhura are throwing down next Thursday on a special one-hour edition of Spike’s Lip Sync Battle. [UPDATE 6/6]: VIDEO clip of Zachary Quinto performing Missy Elliot’s “Get Ur Freak On” has appeared online. [UPDATE 2, 6/8]: VIDEO clip of Zoe Saldana performing “Stressed Out” by Twenty One Pilots.



Trek Fan and Pro Photographer Kickstarting Star Trek Portraits Book and Exhibition

Through his work, portrait photographer and long-time Star Trek fan Rory Lewis has had the opportunity to direct and shoot portraits of many of his icons, including Sir Patrick Stewart and William Shatner. Now, in celebration of Star Trek’s 50th anniversary year, Lewis is looking to expand his collection of Star Trek cast portraits with plans for a printed book and a traveling exhibition.







Star Trek Beyond Begins Next Phase of Filming With Press Conference in Dubai

As we edge ever closer to the picture wrap of Star Trek Beyond, still very little information has been released (officially or otherwise) about the film’s plot or even its characters. The cast and grew gathered for an official press conference today at the Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai. The event included director/producer Justin Lin, executive producer Jeffrey Chernov, writers Douglas Jung & Simon Pegg and actors Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin and Idris Elba. Hit the jump for video of the event.



Syfy’s Face Off tackles Star Trek

  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.


Editorial: With Lydia Wilson as latest addition to Star Trek Beyond cast, can we expect a strong female role or another Carol Marcus?

Lydia Wilson has just been announced as the latest addition to the growing call sheet for Star Trek Beyond, currently filming in Vancouver. As usual, no one has any clue as to what her role might be (although there is plenty of speculation abound). I am excited about the addition of another female presence on the screen, but I remain cautiously optimistic after our “strong female role model” Carol Marcus turned into a one-trick pony designed to catch Kirk’s (and the audience’s) romantic interest.



Propworx VI auction arrives at Star Trek Las Vegas

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.


Star Trek Beyond Adds Joe Taslim To The Cast, Becomes Faster, More Furious

With less than a year until Star Trek Beyond beams, warps, or is hurtled by a powerful alien known as the Caretaker into theaters near you, news of the production is beginning to trickle in. The most recent news item is that actor/martial artist Joe Taslim is joining the cast. The actor was relatively unknown outside of his native Indonesia until he jump-kicked his way on to screens with 2013’s Fast & Furious 6, directed by Justin Lin, who is also helming Star Trek Beyond. The Hollywood Reporter broke the story over the weekend.


Star Trek Fan and Presidential Hopeful Ted Cruz: “Kirk Is A Republican”

Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz spoke out today on what is surely the only real question we should be asking candidates for the highest office in the United States: Kirk or Picard? In a New York Times interview, the Texas senator picked Kirk as the best captain, stating, “I think it is quite likely that Kirk is a Republican and Picard is a Democrat.”


This Con Season, Chase Masterson and the Pop Culture Hero Coalition Take On Bullying

The Pop Culture Hero Coalition, an organization created by Chase Masterson (Leeta: Star Trek Deep Space Nine) with “heroism experts” Carrie Goldman and Matt Langdon, combines actors and activists to triumph over bullying and encourage everyday heroism. John Barrowman (Capt. Jack Harkness: Doctor Who) joined the PCHC on stage at San Diego Comicon to share his stories and empower fans.


Nichelle Nichols Suffers Stroke [UPDATE 2]

Nichelle Nichols (Uhura of Star Trek The Original Series) suffered a mild stroke while in her LA home last night. She is currently undergoing testing, with no word yet on how severe the stroke was. We will bring you updates as they are reported. [UPDATE] CAT scan results are back and Nichelle is reported to be in good spirits. [UPDATE 2] MRI results are back indicating the stroke was minor. Nichelle starts therapy today and is reportedly bright and cheerful


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