Archive - 2010
A beast with six inch fangs and a favorite of Vulcan children can now be yours in Star Trek Online. A cub version of the giant teddy bear shaped creature known as a sehlat is now available in Cryptic's C-Store for 120 cryptic points. As seen in Enterprise & The Animated Series, the sehlat's purpose in STO is unclear, but it can be a non-combat pet of both Klingon & Federation officers. The sehlat has made appearances throughout Trekdom, including hunting Captain Archer & T'pol in the Enterprise episode "The Forge" & Spock reminiscing about his pet sehlat, I-Chaya, in TOS episode "Journey to Babel". We also get to see I-Chaya in TAS episode "Yesteryear". Read more about the STO sehlat below.
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STAR TREK LIVE!, the 30 minute interactive show that combines special effects, audience interaction, & science, is headed to the Victoria Theatre in Dayton, Ohio. The family friendly show is slated for October 16th & 17th with two showings per day. STAR TREK LIVE! is a production of Mad Science who's the self-proclaimed world leading science enrichment provider. You may remember STAR TREK LIVE! from it's stint at Kennedy Space Center earlier this year as well as a few other stops around the country. During the family friendly production, audience members join Starfleet Academy only to be unexpectedly whisked into another adventure steeped in the grand tradition of Star Trek and the thrilling new movie. Meaning, there's a mischievous Romulan involved. Check show & ticket information below.
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We’re pleased to announce the third episode of our podcast called, “Life After Trek” featuring none other than Jeffrey Combs. Many of you know Jeffrey from his many and varied characters on Deep Space Nine, Enterprise, & Voyager. He's one of our absolute favorite actors worthy of his own Trek series, where in our minds, he plays every single character. We had the pleasure of spending time with Jeffrey while he was here in Austin during Fantastic Fest. He and "Re-animator" director Stuart Gordon were in town for showings of many of the films that they have collaborated on over the years. Jeffrey was also here to preform his one man show "Nevermore: An Evening With Edgar Allan Poe". We had the opportunity to catch a showing of "Nevermore" and can truly say that it was a breathtaking experience.CONTINUE READING >>
Kate Mulgrew is set to premiere her latest theater endeavor this Friday in Hartford, Connecticut. 'Antony and Cleopatra' is one of Shakespeare's greatest romantic tragedies. A story of the love and loss that gave birth to an empire. The show marks the re-opening of the Hartford Stage after it's nearly $4 million renovation including a new roof, better lobby access for the disabled, updated restrooms and performance lighting.CONTINUE READING >>
IndieCade, the only independent gaming event in the US open to the public, opens Friday, October 8th in Culver City, California and runs through Sunday, October 10th. The three-day festival represents the culmination and celebration of its annual competition spotlighting innovation in independent game design. IndieCade 2010 will present 32 independent games selected from nearly four hundred entries, an extensive conference schedule featuring artist's talks, salon discussions and workshops, and the opportunity to play a wide spectrum of games. A gala Red Carpet Awards Ceremony on Friday night will be hosted by artist and storyteller LeVar Burton.CONTINUE READING >>
Our good friends over at the SciFi Diner Podcast have just launched their latest episode including an interview with Catherine Hicks. Many of you know Catherine from her role as Dr. Gillian Taylor in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home or her role as Annie Camden on the long running "7th Heaven". She's also starred in over 45 feature films & television series. Scott & Miles had the chance to sit down with Catherine at this year's Shore Leave convention and ask about her long career in acting as well as her time on Star Trek IV. Check out an excerpt from episode show notes below.CONTINUE READING >>
It's time once again for Executive Producer Dan Stahl to answer Star Trek Online player questions in another round of "Ask Cryptic". This time, Dan answers more questions than usual in a special extended edition. It seems the Cryptic team has wrapped it's weekly content for Season 2 and wants to get at the heart of the most common questions from the player base. A few of the questions were stand-outs for us, especially in regards to Tholians. That's right THOLIANS! Also, there's a distinct possibility that fleets will have their own bases. Interesting. Check out an excerpt from the questions below.
Q: Lilravegirl: Tholians Tholians Tholians Tholians!!! Tholians?
Dstahl: We’re very interested in the Tholians. It could be some time before you see them in game. However, here’s some concept art we submitted to CBS for our take on Tholians. We think it still needs some tweaks. What are you impressions?
Q: Kovorn: Fleet Starbases...i.e. player housing but for guilds/fleets. I've had a few people in the fleet requesting so I thought I'd ask. On the radar?CONTINUE READING >>
We reported back in June that Gameforge, the largest independent global provider of online games, had signed a worldwide licensing deal with CBS Studios to publish free-to-play casual browser games based on the Star Trek franchise. It looks like we're one step closer to getting our Trek gaming on in Google Chrome (yeah, that's how we roll).
DS9 will be the setting for the first browser-based free-to-play game called Star Trek: Infinite Space, with two other games in the works slated for 2011. One of the games will be a facebook exclusive, untitled as of yet, and will focus on the original series.
Gameforge has enlisted award-winning developer Keen Games to lead development on Star Trek: Infinite Space.
“Bringing Keen Games on board to develop Star Trek – Infinite Space was an easy decision to make as Keen has a strong history of producing outstanding titles,” said Ralf Adam, VP of Publishing at Gameforge. “Our production team will work closely with Keen Games to bring the vision we have for Star Trek – Infinite Space to fruition.”CONTINUE READING >>
Cary Anderson, the writer of “Chad and the Alien Toupee” recently emailed to let us know that his short film contained, not one…but TWO Trek actors. Both Robert Picardo (Voyager) and Tim Russ (Voyager) are featured in this comedy about a suave special agent and his quest to save Earth from the grips of and evil hair piece.
This short film contains plenty of humor, camp and nostalgic movie throw backs. It was released in 2009 and is available to watch here, or embedded below. And, honestly…where else are you going to see Tuvok and The Doctor discuss world annihilation with a living extraterrestrial rug?
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