“Star Trek was an attempt to say that humanity will reach maturity and wisdom on the day that it begins not just to tolerate, but take a special delight in differences in ideas and differences in life forms. If we cannot learn to actually enjoy those small differences, to take a positive delight in those small differences between our own kind, here on this planet, then we do not deserve to go out into space and meet the diversity that is almost certainly out there.”
-- Gene Roddenberry
I personally think this war nonsense has gone on long enough; it’s almost as annoying as the Trekkie/Trekker argument. Almost. So, let’s start with the basics shall we?
During the opening number for the 85th Academy Awards, one James Tiberius Kirk sent a message... from the future. The fate of the Oscars was at stake and host Seth MacFarlane was in dire need of help.
We’re pleased to announce episode 23 of our “Life After Trek” podcast; Huston Huddleston of the Enterprise-D Bridge Restoration Project. Many of you may know of the Kickstarter funded project that met its full funding targets, and then some, last year. We got the chance to meet Huston at the Austin Comic Con last November and were so stoked about the project that we had to get an interview for Life After Trek.
We all knew that Simon Pegg was a world class actor and writer. It now seems he can add world class prankster to that list.
British actor Benedict Cumberbatch spent a morning on the Star Trek set with cream smeared on his face after falling for a prank by his co-star Simon Pegg
Like so many fan films, Starship Exeter ceased production short of completing its final episode. With its bridge slowly rotting in a Central Texas barn, the Exeter team parted ways when funding ran dry. Now, the bridge is getting new life through a brand new fan series called Starship Ajax in Oklahoma City. In 2010, OKC resident John Hughes found out about the abandoned set and made his way to Austin to retrieve it.
Looks like the folks over at Entertainment Weekly have been privy to another Into Darkness exclusive, or exclusives, as the case may be. In the FEB 15, 2013 print & digital issues, EW is showcasing several new sneak peak images of the upcoming J.J. Abrams sequel.
Are you going to be in Texas in March? Specifically, how about The Dallas Convention Center on Saturday March 30, 2013 from 10am to 1pm? Oh, and will you, by any chance, be wearing your favorite Star Trek costume? If all of those “ifs” apply to you, you can join The Shat and the Texas Lottery for a Guinness world record attempt for the most people dressed in Star Trek costumes at one event. And did we mention that, whist there, you can enter to win a trip to the Las Vegas Star Trek convention?
"This Is Like Everything I've Done Wrapped In One Movie" Says J.J. Abrams. Star Trek Into Darkness Hits The Super Bowl
If you watched the big game tonight, you probably saw the Star Trek Into Darkness teaser ad. Well, if you haven't, Youtube comes to the rescue. I'm not sure how long this will stay up considering the new spot is an exclusive iTunes movie trailer. If it gets taken down, you can always visit the Into Darkness page at trailers.apple.com. The new spot shows a few never-before-seen frames full of despair and a plummeting Constitution Class ship. It still is a Constitution Class, right? Considering the parallel universe and all. Check out the trailer below.
As refined thespians and Knights of the Realm, Patrick Stewart & Ian McKellen are no strangers to the Broadway stage. This fall Picard & Magneto (or Professor X & Gandalf, if you prefer) are set to co-star in two separate plays. First, they will be reprising their roles in the critically acclaimed Samuel Becket play Waiting for Godot, which originally played in 2009 to sold out audiences at London's West End. Next, they will be in a limited engagement run of Harold Pinter’s No Man’s Land.