Star Trek Latest News http://startrek.com Star Trek Latest News Tue, 25 Jul 2017 04:22:15 -0700 info@startrek.com (Star Trek Team) en <![CDATA[New Gucci Campaign Inspired by Star Trek]]> http://origin-www.startrek.com/article/new-gucci-campaign-inspired-by-star-trek

Gucci's Fall/Winter 2017 advertising campaign, shot by Glen Luchford, is inspired by the sci-fi of the 1950s and 1960s, including Star Trek. The retro-futurist settings inside the images were dreamed up by creative director Alessandro Michele.

Star Trek, Gucci's Fall/Winter 2017 advertising campaign

Star Trek, Gucci's Fall/Winter 2017 advertising campaign

Star Trek, Gucci's Fall/Winter 2017 advertising campaign


In a press release, Gucci stated, "As revealed on Instagram in April in a series of videos intercepted from the furthest reaches of our solar system, this season the collection is transported to a parallel universe where a mixed cast of humanoids, aliens, robots and earthlings unite for the Gucci invasion from a galaxy far, far away. Human characters interact with extra-terrestrial creatures and dinosaurs on Earth and are then beamed up to surreal, psychedelic outer-space landscapes and trippy spaceship interiors, creating wild and fantastical compositions."


In addition to Michele as creative director and Luchford as photographer/director, Gucci's Fall/Winter 2017 advertising campaign has been realized by art director Christopher Simmonds, hair stylist Paul Hanlon and makeup artist Yadim Carranza.

Keep an eye out for the #gucciandbeyond hashtag to see more.

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Gucci's Fall/Winter 2017 advertising campaign, shot by Glen Luchford, is inspired by the sci-fi of the 1950s and 1960s, including Star Trek. The retro-futurist settings inside the images were dreamed up by creative director Alessandro Michele.

Star Trek, Gucci's Fall/Winter 2017 advertising campaign

Star Trek, Gucci's Fall/Winter 2017 advertising campaign

Star Trek, Gucci's Fall/Winter 2017 advertising campaign


In a press release, Gucci stated, "As revealed on Instagram in April in a series of videos intercepted from the furthest reaches of our solar system, this season the collection is transported to a parallel universe where a mixed cast of humanoids, aliens, robots and earthlings unite for the Gucci invasion from a galaxy far, far away. Human characters interact with extra-terrestrial creatures and dinosaurs on Earth and are then beamed up to surreal, psychedelic outer-space landscapes and trippy spaceship interiors, creating wild and fantastical compositions."


In addition to Michele as creative director and Luchford as photographer/director, Gucci's Fall/Winter 2017 advertising campaign has been realized by art director Christopher Simmonds, hair stylist Paul Hanlon and makeup artist Yadim Carranza.

Keep an eye out for the #gucciandbeyond hashtag to see more.

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new-gucci-campaign-inspired-by-star-trek Tue, 25 Jul 2017 04:22:15 -0700
<![CDATA[Inside Discovery: Doug Jones]]> http://origin-www.startrek.com/article/inside-discovery-doug-jones

“I am a Kelpian,” Doug Jones told StarTrek.com, lifting the veil on Lt. Saru, his character on Star Trek: Discovery, during a quick conversation at Comic-Con. “Lt. Saru is a species of alien you've never seen in any Star Trek canon before. That's the exciting part for me, that I get to help develop him. I would’ve been terrified to take on a species that had already been established because the fans are watching every move, jot, and thing you do.

“This one, I get to create,” he continued. “That's exciting. It's also daunting and terrifying because I want to get this right, so that he becomes one of those characters that can be beloved and appreciated and can be emulated in later incarnations down the road through someone else.”

Star Trek: Discovery, Doug Jones


So, what does Jones think fans will love and appreciate about Lt. Saru?

“I think a couple things,” the actor replied. “He's 6'8". I'm the tallest character that's on the show right now. I'm delicate and gazelle-like in appearance, but I'm also wicked when pushed into a corner. So, he has colors and layers. Every character on the show does, by the way. And the writers are just kickass in creating an onion in each one of us to peel back the layers and see colors and smells that weren't there before.”

Jones is no stranger to sci-fi fans. The actor, who is very tall and extremely lean, not to mention a contortionist and mime, played Abe Sapien in the Hellboy adventures, both the Pale Man and Faun in the acclaimed Pan’s Labyrinth, the Silver Surfer in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, one of the Gentlemen in the “Hush” episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, as well as the Ice Cream Man in Legion and Cochise on Falling Skies, among other memorable makeup-heavy roles.


Star Trek: Discovery, Doug Jones


Material- and dialogue-wise, Jones told us, Lt. Saru is richer and more layered than anything he’d done before as a creature.

“The makeup is very elaborate, but it’s actually become one of the easier experiences for me because they've got the four-hour process down to two hours now,” he explained. “We've been doing the show since January, so with that much practice, that much repetition, comes speed. And, my makeup artist, James McKinnon, has been kicking ass. His detail and his finery of getting this on to me every day is amazing, but he's getting faster at it. Mercifully so. When you're doing a long-running series, you don't want to be in makeup four hours a day. So, getting it done in two is very helpful.”

Star Trek: Discovery, Doug Jones


And, how about Lt. Saru’s crazy heels and the resultant unusual gait?

“Now there's a design,” Jones marveled. “The shoes, my boots, are made to go over my hoof feet. So, going with the gazelle analogy has been made a lot of time with my character and my species’ kind. We're beautiful, we're bouncy and we bound along. But we have a mean kick as well. With that comes the hoof. And, walking around on those hoof feet, I'm on the balls of my feet all day. I’m balancing on the balls of my feet because I don't have a heel behind me. So, they’re like Lady Gaga shoes. It's a beautiful look. It's a gorgeous look. But those boots and that foot shape inform how I walk and my posture and the swing of my arms and everything. I really like how that came together so easily, because those shoes have informed how I had to stand and it was like, ‘Oh, that's beautiful.’ And it's very alien. So, it worked so fast, and I can’t wait for everyone to see it, and to see Lt. Saru.”


Visit StarTrek.com tomorrow for our conversation with Jason Isaacs.

Star Trek: Discovery will debut September 24 on CBS All Access in the U.S. and Space Channel in Canada. The series will premiere on Netflix in the rest of the world on September 25.

Star Trek Discovery CBS All Access

Star Trek Discovery Space Channel CraveTV

Star Trek Discovery Netflix

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“I am a Kelpian,” Doug Jones told StarTrek.com, lifting the veil on Lt. Saru, his character on Star Trek: Discovery, during a quick conversation at Comic-Con. “Lt. Saru is a species of alien you've never seen in any Star Trek canon before. That's the exciting part for me, that I get to help develop him. I would’ve been terrified to take on a species that had already been established because the fans are watching every move, jot, and thing you do.

“This one, I get to create,” he continued. “That's exciting. It's also daunting and terrifying because I want to get this right, so that he becomes one of those characters that can be beloved and appreciated and can be emulated in later incarnations down the road through someone else.”

Star Trek: Discovery, Doug Jones


So, what does Jones think fans will love and appreciate about Lt. Saru?

“I think a couple things,” the actor replied. “He's 6'8". I'm the tallest character that's on the show right now. I'm delicate and gazelle-like in appearance, but I'm also wicked when pushed into a corner. So, he has colors and layers. Every character on the show does, by the way. And the writers are just kickass in creating an onion in each one of us to peel back the layers and see colors and smells that weren't there before.”

Jones is no stranger to sci-fi fans. The actor, who is very tall and extremely lean, not to mention a contortionist and mime, played Abe Sapien in the Hellboy adventures, both the Pale Man and Faun in the acclaimed Pan’s Labyrinth, the Silver Surfer in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, one of the Gentlemen in the “Hush” episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, as well as the Ice Cream Man in Legion and Cochise on Falling Skies, among other memorable makeup-heavy roles.


Star Trek: Discovery, Doug Jones


Material- and dialogue-wise, Jones told us, Lt. Saru is richer and more layered than anything he’d done before as a creature.

“The makeup is very elaborate, but it’s actually become one of the easier experiences for me because they've got the four-hour process down to two hours now,” he explained. “We've been doing the show since January, so with that much practice, that much repetition, comes speed. And, my makeup artist, James McKinnon, has been kicking ass. His detail and his finery of getting this on to me every day is amazing, but he's getting faster at it. Mercifully so. When you're doing a long-running series, you don't want to be in makeup four hours a day. So, getting it done in two is very helpful.”

Star Trek: Discovery, Doug Jones


And, how about Lt. Saru’s crazy heels and the resultant unusual gait?

“Now there's a design,” Jones marveled. “The shoes, my boots, are made to go over my hoof feet. So, going with the gazelle analogy has been made a lot of time with my character and my species’ kind. We're beautiful, we're bouncy and we bound along. But we have a mean kick as well. With that comes the hoof. And, walking around on those hoof feet, I'm on the balls of my feet all day. I’m balancing on the balls of my feet because I don't have a heel behind me. So, they’re like Lady Gaga shoes. It's a beautiful look. It's a gorgeous look. But those boots and that foot shape inform how I walk and my posture and the swing of my arms and everything. I really like how that came together so easily, because those shoes have informed how I had to stand and it was like, ‘Oh, that's beautiful.’ And it's very alien. So, it worked so fast, and I can’t wait for everyone to see it, and to see Lt. Saru.”


Visit StarTrek.com tomorrow for our conversation with Jason Isaacs.

Star Trek: Discovery will debut September 24 on CBS All Access in the U.S. and Space Channel in Canada. The series will premiere on Netflix in the rest of the world on September 25.

Star Trek Discovery CBS All Access

Star Trek Discovery Space Channel CraveTV

Star Trek Discovery Netflix

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inside-discovery-doug-jones Tue, 25 Jul 2017 04:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Inside Discovery: Sonequa Martin-Green]]> http://origin-www.startrek.com/article/inside-discovery-sonequa-martin-green

Today, Star Trek.com kicks off a week of Star Trek: Discovery coverage building to the upcoming Star Trek Las Vegas event, where Discovery will take center stage on Wednesday, August 2. We will, for the next several days, share brief one-on-one chats with the Discovery cast and creatives conducted during San Diego Comic-Con. Quite appropriately, we begin with Sonequa Martin-Green.

Star Trek: Discovery, Sonequa Martin-Green

Sonequa Martin-Green, after making her mark as Sasha Williams on The Walking Dead, is set to make history with her role as First Officer Michael Burnham on Star Trek: Discovery. StarTrek.com discussed with the Alabama native the importance, especially for women of color, of seeing an African-American female assume the lead role on a Star Trek series and play a character that may eventually settle into the captain's chair.

"I think it's important because people need to see themselves, and I think that's what storytelling should be," she said passionately. "It should be a mirror to society. And, unfortunately, we've had so many stories told on TV and in films that aren't true mirrors to what we really look like in our world today."

 

Star Trek: Discovery, Sonequa Martin-Green

It's Martin-Green's belief that people really only, truly understand their full potential when they see what they can do, as shown by the actions of those around, as well as the actions of characters they read about or connect with on television and movie screens, and also on stage.

"I think that's a big part," Martin-Green affirmed. "I think that's why the entertainment industry and theater, and all of these stories, they shape us so deeply, because we see what we can be. And I think that's why it's so important. That's why it's important to see every bit of diversity that we have, so that people can see themselves, and then can be inspired to do something great."

CBS also spoke with Martin-Green at Comic-Con. Check out her comments about First Officer Michael Burnham and the character's "clash" between her Vulcan and Starfleet educations.


Visit StarTrek.com tomorrow for our conversation with Doug Jones.

Star Trek: Discovery will debut September 24 on CBS All Access in the U.S. and Space Channel in Canada. The series will premiere on Netflix in the rest of the world on September 25.

Star Trek Discovery CBS All Access

Star Trek Discovery Space Channel CraveTV

Star Trek Discovery Netflix

 

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Today, Star Trek.com kicks off a week of Star Trek: Discovery coverage building to the upcoming Star Trek Las Vegas event, where Discovery will take center stage on Wednesday, August 2. We will, for the next several days, share brief one-on-one chats with the Discovery cast and creatives conducted during San Diego Comic-Con. Quite appropriately, we begin with Sonequa Martin-Green.

Star Trek: Discovery, Sonequa Martin-Green

Sonequa Martin-Green, after making her mark as Sasha Williams on The Walking Dead, is set to make history with her role as First Officer Michael Burnham on Star Trek: Discovery. StarTrek.com discussed with the Alabama native the importance, especially for women of color, of seeing an African-American female assume the lead role on a Star Trek series and play a character that may eventually settle into the captain's chair.

"I think it's important because people need to see themselves, and I think that's what storytelling should be," she said passionately. "It should be a mirror to society. And, unfortunately, we've had so many stories told on TV and in films that aren't true mirrors to what we really look like in our world today."

 

Star Trek: Discovery, Sonequa Martin-Green

It's Martin-Green's belief that people really only, truly understand their full potential when they see what they can do, as shown by the actions of those around, as well as the actions of characters they read about or connect with on television and movie screens, and also on stage.

"I think that's a big part," Martin-Green affirmed. "I think that's why the entertainment industry and theater, and all of these stories, they shape us so deeply, because we see what we can be. And I think that's why it's so important. That's why it's important to see every bit of diversity that we have, so that people can see themselves, and then can be inspired to do something great."

CBS also spoke with Martin-Green at Comic-Con. Check out her comments about First Officer Michael Burnham and the character's "clash" between her Vulcan and Starfleet educations.


Visit StarTrek.com tomorrow for our conversation with Doug Jones.

Star Trek: Discovery will debut September 24 on CBS All Access in the U.S. and Space Channel in Canada. The series will premiere on Netflix in the rest of the world on September 25.

Star Trek Discovery CBS All Access

Star Trek Discovery Space Channel CraveTV

Star Trek Discovery Netflix

 

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inside-discovery-sonequa-martin-green Mon, 24 Jul 2017 06:32:05 -0700
<![CDATA[Catching Up with "The Cage" Talosian, Felix Silla ]]> http://origin-www.startrek.com/article/catching-up-with-the-cage-talosian-felix-silla

The Star Trek entry on Felix Silla's resume is really just a blip, but what a blip. Silla, a man who's been a part of The Addams Family as Cousin Itt, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century as Twiki, Return of the Jedi as a hang-gliding Ewok, and also appeared in Battlestar Galactica, a Tim Burton Batman film, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and so many more movies and TV shows, has the distinction of appearing as a Talosian in the first Star Trek: The Original Series pilot, "The Cage." He appears... walking down a corridor. That's his bit. No dialogue. And remember, NBC rejected the pilot, which few people ever saw until, first, Gene Roddenberry showed a B&W version of it at conventions, and, then, when the color iteration of "The Cage" at long last reached home video. And so it is that Silla is part of the Star Trek universe, not to mention a popular guest at conventions worldwide. He's set to appear at Star Trek Las Vegas, which will be held August 2-6 at the Rio Suites Hotel, and StarTrek.com recently spoke with Silla about his life today, his career and memories of Trek, and more. Here's what he had to say...

If we’ve got our facts straight, you’re retired, living in Las Vegas and spend many a weekend attending conventions and autograph shows. Sound about right?

Felix Silla
I'm fully retired. I retired in 1996. I did my last movie in Romania and then I just retired. I gave it up. I got my pension. There's not much work left in California. As a matter of fact, not too much work now, because little people, there's so many little people and not enough work for everybody. So, I gave it up, and in 2003 I decided to move out of the San Fernando Valley, and I moved to Las Vegas. And, yes, now I do a lot of conventions, signing autographs, making appearances. I enjoy it. I get to see some of my all fans and I get to meet some new ones. I'm having a lot of fun, traveling, a lot of traveling. I’ll be in Las Vegas for the big Star Trek convention. I live here, in Vegas, so it’s an easy one for me. And I’m going to an event soon with Jonathan Ke Quan, who played Short Round in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. I doubled him, and I worked on that film for six months. So that should be exciting, to see him again. When I do these shows, everyone says, "You're a part of my life" or "I grew up with you." I love to hear that. I made a living, I worked with some very talented people, and I also made a lot of people happy. I’ve also got my family… (his wife, two daughters, a son and five grandchildren). So, I’ve got plenty to keep me busy.

You've been in The Addams Family, Star Trek, Star Wars, Buck Rogers in the 25th CenturyBattlestar Galactica and Batman and more. What does it mean to you to be a part of so many popular franchises?

Felix Silla
You know what? I got to work on the most wonderful shows… Star Wars, Buck Rogers, Addams Family, Batman Returns, Planet of the Apes. To me it was really enjoyable. I enjoyed my career and, like I started to say, I got to meet a lot of nice and good people, professional actors while my career went on, from 1962 to 1995. For example, Carolyn Jones and John Astin. I worked with Gig Young and Shirley Jones in my first movie. Some of these people, they're gone, and but I have good memories of them. And I never expected any of this. When I moved to California, I didn't know what I was going to be, because I used to work with the circus. I had no idea, "Hey, I'm going to be in the movies." No, I didn't have any idea whatsoever until a guy came over to a place where I was working and said, "Hey, they're looking for little people to do some stunt work, to do some work doubling some kids." I didn't have a car in '62. When you travel with the circus, you don't need a car. You traveled by train. But a friend of mine took me down to MGM and I started working on a movie as a stuntman. It was called A Ticklish Affair.

Let's go back to late 1964. How did you land your role in "The Cage"?

Felix Silla
We did an interview. I was not the only one there. There were two or three little guys, and the makeup was crazy. We wore these weird bubblehead things. It was like they grew around our face, around our ears. I remember that when we went to lunch we didn't even have a chance to talk to each other because we could not hear each other talking. We went to lunch every day at the commissary and then we used to do like sign language to each other, the little guys, but we didn't even know what the hell we were talking about.

What else do you recall about your time on the episode?

I remember that Jeffrey Hunter was there. He was the main actor, and he was a wonderful man, professional guy and really nice, but I was brand-new in the business. To me, when I went to work, I did my job and I went home and I forgot all about it that day. It was just a job and I got paid for it, and it was very, very enjoyable.

How many days did you actually work on Trek?

Felix Silla with Trek guest stars Celeste Yarnall and Lee Meriwether, and Yarnall's husband, Nazim Artist.
I think it was about a week, a week and a half.

All for that one quick shot of you in the corridor? Can we assume you shot scenes that got cut?

Probably, yes. Probably. They usually do that, shoot more than they use. I remember when I did Return of the Jedi, we did a lot of filming, and when I got to see the film, I said, "Well, where am I? What had happened to all the stuff that we did?” They don't use it all. And sometimes it just never gets seen by people. But I was there for more than a week on Star Trek, so I must have shot more, but I don’t remember what it was. I can tell you about that corridor shot, that tunnel shot. They built the sets a certain way for what they called perspective shots. The tunnel or corridor, it was maybe 15 or 20 feet long, and they put me at the end of it. That made it look like a mile long. That was the reason to use little people.

How did you hear that NBC had not picked up the pilot?

I don't really know because I was not really paying attention to those things at the time. That wasn’t my job. I did my job, and then I got my next job. I remember hearing that Jeffrey Hunter’s wife told him that she didn't want him to do the show because she thought was nothing was ever going to happen with it. And then, when they did the second pilot, most of it was changed.

What was it like, then, to see Star Trek explode into a phenomenon? And not just that, but for you, an uncredited actor in a rejected first pilot, to be swept up in the phenomenon?

I have one picture of me from Star Trek. It took almost two years to finally find this photo that I have. It's a long shot, way back in the tunnel, like I was talking about. They couldn't find anything else. They kept sending me all these photos, and I kept saying, "No. It's not me. It's not me." They finally found one. I never imagined that, 53 years later, people were going to talk about me being on Star Trek, or asking me to sign that photo, you know? Like I said, man, I just went along, I did my job, and that's it. So, it’s 53 years later and now Star Trek is one of things – like with The Addams Family and Buck Rogers – that people come up to me at my table and talk about and say, "Oh, I grew up with you.” I love it.

Star Trek Las Vegas will be held August 2-6 at the Rio Suites Hotel. Go to www.creationent.com for details.

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The Star Trek entry on Felix Silla's resume is really just a blip, but what a blip. Silla, a man who's been a part of The Addams Family as Cousin Itt, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century as Twiki, Return of the Jedi as a hang-gliding Ewok, and also appeared in Battlestar Galactica, a Tim Burton Batman film, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and so many more movies and TV shows, has the distinction of appearing as a Talosian in the first Star Trek: The Original Series pilot, "The Cage." He appears... walking down a corridor. That's his bit. No dialogue. And remember, NBC rejected the pilot, which few people ever saw until, first, Gene Roddenberry showed a B&W version of it at conventions, and, then, when the color iteration of "The Cage" at long last reached home video. And so it is that Silla is part of the Star Trek universe, not to mention a popular guest at conventions worldwide. He's set to appear at Star Trek Las Vegas, which will be held August 2-6 at the Rio Suites Hotel, and StarTrek.com recently spoke with Silla about his life today, his career and memories of Trek, and more. Here's what he had to say...

If we’ve got our facts straight, you’re retired, living in Las Vegas and spend many a weekend attending conventions and autograph shows. Sound about right?

Felix Silla
I'm fully retired. I retired in 1996. I did my last movie in Romania and then I just retired. I gave it up. I got my pension. There's not much work left in California. As a matter of fact, not too much work now, because little people, there's so many little people and not enough work for everybody. So, I gave it up, and in 2003 I decided to move out of the San Fernando Valley, and I moved to Las Vegas. And, yes, now I do a lot of conventions, signing autographs, making appearances. I enjoy it. I get to see some of my all fans and I get to meet some new ones. I'm having a lot of fun, traveling, a lot of traveling. I’ll be in Las Vegas for the big Star Trek convention. I live here, in Vegas, so it’s an easy one for me. And I’m going to an event soon with Jonathan Ke Quan, who played Short Round in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. I doubled him, and I worked on that film for six months. So that should be exciting, to see him again. When I do these shows, everyone says, "You're a part of my life" or "I grew up with you." I love to hear that. I made a living, I worked with some very talented people, and I also made a lot of people happy. I’ve also got my family… (his wife, two daughters, a son and five grandchildren). So, I’ve got plenty to keep me busy.

You've been in The Addams Family, Star Trek, Star Wars, Buck Rogers in the 25th CenturyBattlestar Galactica and Batman and more. What does it mean to you to be a part of so many popular franchises?

Felix Silla
You know what? I got to work on the most wonderful shows… Star Wars, Buck Rogers, Addams Family, Batman Returns, Planet of the Apes. To me it was really enjoyable. I enjoyed my career and, like I started to say, I got to meet a lot of nice and good people, professional actors while my career went on, from 1962 to 1995. For example, Carolyn Jones and John Astin. I worked with Gig Young and Shirley Jones in my first movie. Some of these people, they're gone, and but I have good memories of them. And I never expected any of this. When I moved to California, I didn't know what I was going to be, because I used to work with the circus. I had no idea, "Hey, I'm going to be in the movies." No, I didn't have any idea whatsoever until a guy came over to a place where I was working and said, "Hey, they're looking for little people to do some stunt work, to do some work doubling some kids." I didn't have a car in '62. When you travel with the circus, you don't need a car. You traveled by train. But a friend of mine took me down to MGM and I started working on a movie as a stuntman. It was called A Ticklish Affair.

Let's go back to late 1964. How did you land your role in "The Cage"?

Felix Silla
We did an interview. I was not the only one there. There were two or three little guys, and the makeup was crazy. We wore these weird bubblehead things. It was like they grew around our face, around our ears. I remember that when we went to lunch we didn't even have a chance to talk to each other because we could not hear each other talking. We went to lunch every day at the commissary and then we used to do like sign language to each other, the little guys, but we didn't even know what the hell we were talking about.

What else do you recall about your time on the episode?

I remember that Jeffrey Hunter was there. He was the main actor, and he was a wonderful man, professional guy and really nice, but I was brand-new in the business. To me, when I went to work, I did my job and I went home and I forgot all about it that day. It was just a job and I got paid for it, and it was very, very enjoyable.

How many days did you actually work on Trek?

Felix Silla with Trek guest stars Celeste Yarnall and Lee Meriwether, and Yarnall's husband, Nazim Artist.
I think it was about a week, a week and a half.

All for that one quick shot of you in the corridor? Can we assume you shot scenes that got cut?

Probably, yes. Probably. They usually do that, shoot more than they use. I remember when I did Return of the Jedi, we did a lot of filming, and when I got to see the film, I said, "Well, where am I? What had happened to all the stuff that we did?” They don't use it all. And sometimes it just never gets seen by people. But I was there for more than a week on Star Trek, so I must have shot more, but I don’t remember what it was. I can tell you about that corridor shot, that tunnel shot. They built the sets a certain way for what they called perspective shots. The tunnel or corridor, it was maybe 15 or 20 feet long, and they put me at the end of it. That made it look like a mile long. That was the reason to use little people.

How did you hear that NBC had not picked up the pilot?

I don't really know because I was not really paying attention to those things at the time. That wasn’t my job. I did my job, and then I got my next job. I remember hearing that Jeffrey Hunter’s wife told him that she didn't want him to do the show because she thought was nothing was ever going to happen with it. And then, when they did the second pilot, most of it was changed.

What was it like, then, to see Star Trek explode into a phenomenon? And not just that, but for you, an uncredited actor in a rejected first pilot, to be swept up in the phenomenon?

I have one picture of me from Star Trek. It took almost two years to finally find this photo that I have. It's a long shot, way back in the tunnel, like I was talking about. They couldn't find anything else. They kept sending me all these photos, and I kept saying, "No. It's not me. It's not me." They finally found one. I never imagined that, 53 years later, people were going to talk about me being on Star Trek, or asking me to sign that photo, you know? Like I said, man, I just went along, I did my job, and that's it. So, it’s 53 years later and now Star Trek is one of things – like with The Addams Family and Buck Rogers – that people come up to me at my table and talk about and say, "Oh, I grew up with you.” I love it.

Star Trek Las Vegas will be held August 2-6 at the Rio Suites Hotel. Go to www.creationent.com for details.

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catching-up-with-the-cage-talosian-felix-silla Mon, 24 Jul 2017 04:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Poll Says Most-Powerful Species Is... ]]> http://origin-www.startrek.com/article/poll-says-most-powerful-species-is

Q knew? The latest StarTrek.com poll resulted in quite the runaway winner. We asked, Which is the most powerful species? Fans could chose from Borg, Cardassians, the Founders, Humans, Jem'Hadar, Klingons, the Q, Romulans, Species 8472 or the Hirogen. Thousands of fans voted and here are the results:

The Q
The Q (58%)

Borg
Borg (16%)

Species 8472
Species 8472 (11%)


Humans
Humans (8%)

The founders
The Founders (3%)

Klingon
Klingons (2%)


Jem Hadar
Jem'Hadar (1%) 45 votes

 

Romulans
Romulans (1%) 40 votes

 

Cardassian


Cardassians
 (0%) 21 votes

Hirogen
Hirogen (0%) 16 votes


And where did YOUR choice land?

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Q knew? The latest StarTrek.com poll resulted in quite the runaway winner. We asked, Which is the most powerful species? Fans could chose from Borg, Cardassians, the Founders, Humans, Jem'Hadar, Klingons, the Q, Romulans, Species 8472 or the Hirogen. Thousands of fans voted and here are the results:

The Q
The Q (58%)

Borg
Borg (16%)

Species 8472
Species 8472 (11%)


Humans
Humans (8%)

The founders
The Founders (3%)

Klingon
Klingons (2%)


Jem Hadar
Jem'Hadar (1%) 45 votes

 

Romulans
Romulans (1%) 40 votes

 

Cardassian


Cardassians
 (0%) 21 votes

Hirogen
Hirogen (0%) 16 votes


And where did YOUR choice land?

]]>
poll-says-most-powerful-species-is Sun, 23 Jul 2017 06:32:17 -0700
<![CDATA[Discovery Team on Joining the Trek Family]]> http://origin-www.startrek.com/article/discovery-team-on-joining-the-trek-family

After participating in an exciting and revelatory Comic-Con panel, the cast and creatives of Star Trek: Discovery sat for a press conference attended by media from across the country and, in some cases, across the world.

Star Trek: Discovery, Sonequa Martin-Green

A female African-American journalist noted that she saw Nichelle Nichols at the convention center, and she couldn't help but think how it's a passing of the baton, to the joy of many people in her community, to see Sonequa Martin-Green as First Officer Michael Burnham.

"I certainly stand on Nichelle Nichols' shoulders," Martin-Green said. "I think all of us stand on the shoulders of the innovation, as being in the Star Trek canon up to now, all of the progression, and how this is really a story of universality, how this is the story of coming together and understanding that you are one with all of life. I don't know if I can put this into words. I feel, honestly, if I try, I would cry and it would just get really messy up here. But just... the honor… Daggonit, I'm starting to cry. It's such a... privilege to be a part of the story that I truly believe... is going to bring people together."

Star Trek: Discovery, James Frain

James Frain, who plays Sarek, recounted a day early on in production that made him realize he was fully immersed in the Star Trek universe.

"There was a scene in which I was with a large group of Vulcans," Frain said. "The costume design of the Vulcans in this is phenomenal. They were all dressed to the nines. It was incredibly stylish. It was like being in the best club ever, except that there was no music and people didn't talk to each other. But it was a moment of just full Vulcan-ness that felt fantastic."

Star Trek: Discovery, Rainn Wilson

Rainn Wilson, a lifelong fan of TOS, built U.S.S. Enterprise models, read books about the ship and knew where everything was. Shooting his two episodes to date, he lived out his dream.

"I did get to use the transporter room," he enthused. "I got transported, and I got to use a phaser. And I got to sit in the captain's chair a little bit. So, just iconic creations from Gene Roddenberry and his original staff. So, to get to relive those as an adult fan was just one of the greatest life experiences."

Star Trek: Discovery, Alex Kurtzman

Executive producer Alex Kurtzman spoke of the challenge of steeping the new show in classic Star Trek while taking Discovery where no Star Trek has gone before.

"I think that first and foremost the defining factor of Roddenberry's vision is the optimistic view of the future, and the idea that he envisioned a world where all species, all races...  where we not only try to make our world better, but we try to make every world better," he said. "I think that's something that can never be lost in Trek. I think, once you lose that, you lose the essence of what Star Trek is. That being said, we live in very troubled times, and every day we look at the news and it's hard to see what we see. I think that now, more than ever, Trek is needed as a reminder and a buoy for what we can be, the best of who we can be... Star Trek has always been a mirror to the time which it reflected, and right now the idea of how we preserve and protect what Starfleet is in the wake of a challenge like war, and the things that must be done in war, is a very interesting and dramatic problem and feels like a very topical one give in the world that we live in now. So, that is what we are always trying to do, to maintain, but the optimism is the thing we must always hold on to as the torch for Roddenberry's vision and for the future of Trek."

Star Trek: Discovery, Jason Isaacs

Jason Isaacs, though, really put the whole, pardon the pun, enterprise, into perspective with his comments -- which he made moments before leaving the event early to attend the wedding.

"I tell people often, it's true that it's incredible 8-year-old fun to say 'energize' or point a phaser or sit in the chair, although I try to avoid sitting in the chair as much as possible. The bridge may be the place where all the action happens, but it's where a bunch of people sit still or stand still. I don't like to stare at the screen. I prefer to get up front where the action is and act like a conductor as the captain. But, actually, none of that matters to me. I'm running out in two seconds to join my friend who is marrying his longtime boyfriend. The stories, the original stories in the 1960s were told in a time of turmoil, during the civil rights movement, and we are upholding the vision of the future that Gene Roddenberry created, where people have found a solution to divisions between people at a time when the outside world seems to be getting more divisive and rolling back much of the things we take for granted. So, for me, the gadgets are fun and the sets are great and I'm sure we'll have the wiz-bang stuff you wish for, but what counts is what we're putting out there and what we're showing the next generation of what we could become as a planet instead of what we might become -- and that's what I love about it."


Star Trek: Discovery
 will debut September 24 on CBS All Access in the U.S. and Space Channel in Canada. The series will premiere on Netflix in the rest of the world on September 25.

Star Trek Discovery CBS All Access

Star Trek Discovery Space Channel CraveTV

Star Trek Discovery Netflix

]]>

After participating in an exciting and revelatory Comic-Con panel, the cast and creatives of Star Trek: Discovery sat for a press conference attended by media from across the country and, in some cases, across the world.

Star Trek: Discovery, Sonequa Martin-Green

A female African-American journalist noted that she saw Nichelle Nichols at the convention center, and she couldn't help but think how it's a passing of the baton, to the joy of many people in her community, to see Sonequa Martin-Green as First Officer Michael Burnham.

"I certainly stand on Nichelle Nichols' shoulders," Martin-Green said. "I think all of us stand on the shoulders of the innovation, as being in the Star Trek canon up to now, all of the progression, and how this is really a story of universality, how this is the story of coming together and understanding that you are one with all of life. I don't know if I can put this into words. I feel, honestly, if I try, I would cry and it would just get really messy up here. But just... the honor… Daggonit, I'm starting to cry. It's such a... privilege to be a part of the story that I truly believe... is going to bring people together."

Star Trek: Discovery, James Frain

James Frain, who plays Sarek, recounted a day early on in production that made him realize he was fully immersed in the Star Trek universe.

"There was a scene in which I was with a large group of Vulcans," Frain said. "The costume design of the Vulcans in this is phenomenal. They were all dressed to the nines. It was incredibly stylish. It was like being in the best club ever, except that there was no music and people didn't talk to each other. But it was a moment of just full Vulcan-ness that felt fantastic."

Star Trek: Discovery, Rainn Wilson

Rainn Wilson, a lifelong fan of TOS, built U.S.S. Enterprise models, read books about the ship and knew where everything was. Shooting his two episodes to date, he lived out his dream.

"I did get to use the transporter room," he enthused. "I got transported, and I got to use a phaser. And I got to sit in the captain's chair a little bit. So, just iconic creations from Gene Roddenberry and his original staff. So, to get to relive those as an adult fan was just one of the greatest life experiences."

Star Trek: Discovery, Alex Kurtzman

Executive producer Alex Kurtzman spoke of the challenge of steeping the new show in classic Star Trek while taking Discovery where no Star Trek has gone before.

"I think that first and foremost the defining factor of Roddenberry's vision is the optimistic view of the future, and the idea that he envisioned a world where all species, all races...  where we not only try to make our world better, but we try to make every world better," he said. "I think that's something that can never be lost in Trek. I think, once you lose that, you lose the essence of what Star Trek is. That being said, we live in very troubled times, and every day we look at the news and it's hard to see what we see. I think that now, more than ever, Trek is needed as a reminder and a buoy for what we can be, the best of who we can be... Star Trek has always been a mirror to the time which it reflected, and right now the idea of how we preserve and protect what Starfleet is in the wake of a challenge like war, and the things that must be done in war, is a very interesting and dramatic problem and feels like a very topical one give in the world that we live in now. So, that is what we are always trying to do, to maintain, but the optimism is the thing we must always hold on to as the torch for Roddenberry's vision and for the future of Trek."

Star Trek: Discovery, Jason Isaacs

Jason Isaacs, though, really put the whole, pardon the pun, enterprise, into perspective with his comments -- which he made moments before leaving the event early to attend the wedding.

"I tell people often, it's true that it's incredible 8-year-old fun to say 'energize' or point a phaser or sit in the chair, although I try to avoid sitting in the chair as much as possible. The bridge may be the place where all the action happens, but it's where a bunch of people sit still or stand still. I don't like to stare at the screen. I prefer to get up front where the action is and act like a conductor as the captain. But, actually, none of that matters to me. I'm running out in two seconds to join my friend who is marrying his longtime boyfriend. The stories, the original stories in the 1960s were told in a time of turmoil, during the civil rights movement, and we are upholding the vision of the future that Gene Roddenberry created, where people have found a solution to divisions between people at a time when the outside world seems to be getting more divisive and rolling back much of the things we take for granted. So, for me, the gadgets are fun and the sets are great and I'm sure we'll have the wiz-bang stuff you wish for, but what counts is what we're putting out there and what we're showing the next generation of what we could become as a planet instead of what we might become -- and that's what I love about it."


Star Trek: Discovery
 will debut September 24 on CBS All Access in the U.S. and Space Channel in Canada. The series will premiere on Netflix in the rest of the world on September 25.

Star Trek Discovery CBS All Access

Star Trek Discovery Space Channel CraveTV

Star Trek Discovery Netflix

]]>
discovery-team-on-joining-the-trek-family Sat, 22 Jul 2017 21:52:37 -0700
<![CDATA[Discovery's Comic-Con Panel Highlights & Reveals]]> http://origin-www.startrek.com/article/discoverys-comic-con-panel-highlights-reveals

The Star Trek: Discovery panel at San Diego Comic-Con got off to a fast start with the premiere of the new trailer for the upcoming show. And then it was time for the standing-room-only crowd in Ballroom 20 to meet the show's cast and creatives, who were introduced by Rainn Wilson, the panel's moderator and Discovery's Harry Mudd.

Cast members on hand included Sonequa Martin-Green, Jason Isaacs, Doug Jones, James Frain, Shazad Latif, Anthony Rapp and Mary Wiseman, as well as executive producers Alex Kurtzman, Aaron Harberts, Gretchen J. Berg, Heather Kadin and Akiva Goldsman

Among the revelations:

Star Trek: Discovery, Alex Kurtzman, Sonequa Martin-Green

Alex Kurtzman revealed that there are raging debates "daily" about the importance of canon in writers room.

Star Trek: Discovery, Alex Kurtzman, Sonequa Martin-Green, Jason Isaacs

Martin-Green pointed out that, "If you say you love the legacy of Star Trek, but don't love (our diversity), you missed it."

Star Trek: Discovery, Aaron Harberts, Gretchen Berg, Alex Kurtzman

Berg confirmed that the Klingons will speak... Klingon, adding that viewers will see subtitles on their screens.

Star Trek: Discovery, Doug Jones

Jones noted having hooved feet as a Kelpien means that he must walk awkwardly on set to look appropriately alien.

Star Trek: Discovery, Aaron Harberts

Harberts discussed how the conflict between the Klingons and Federation will play out and stressed that the actions of individuals can have huge impact. Harberts said of Discovery that ultimately, "It's a family show, it's a workplace show, and the science fiction overlays the top."

Rapp announced that Wilson Cruz will play the love interest of his character, Lt. Paul Stamets.

Star Trek: Discovery, Alex Kurtzman, Sonequa Martin-Green, Jason Isaacs

Martin-Green stated that Sarek and Amanda are Michael Burnham's surrogate parents while on Vulcan. She also revealed that Burnham's relationship with Captain Georgiou is also "close." Martin-Green later added, "We truly are so grateful to be here to be part of this legacy."

Star Trek: Discovery, Rainn Wilson

Rainn Wilson went there. "Well, Star Trek is just better," he said in answer to a question about differences between Star Trek and Star Wars.

Star Trek: Discovery, Jeff Russo

Jeff Russo has been hired as composer for Discovery. Further, Russo has already completed the Discovery theme, and the producers have developed the title sequence.

Star Trek: Discovery, Mary Wiseman

Wiseman said it endows performances with power knowing how invested in Star Trek fans and her fellow actors are. 

Star Trek: Discovery, Akiva Goldsman

Goldsman noted the importance of finding conflict resolution, specifically conflict resolution that is utopian, not dystopian, for Star Trek.

Enjoy some of the other moments from Discovery's debut at San Diego Comic-Con.

Star Trek: Discovery, Rainn Wilson

Rainn Wilson

Mary Wiseman, Anthony Rapp & Shazad Latif

James Frain & Mary Wiseman

Gretchen J. Berg, Alex Kurtzman, Sonequa Martin-Green, Jason Isaacs, Doug Jones & James Frain

Star Trek: Discovery Cast & Creatives at Comic-Con

Doug Jones

James Frain, Mary Wiseman, Anthony Rapp & Shazad Latif

Jason Isaacs & Doug Jones

Sonequa Martin-Green, Jason Isaacs, Doug Jones, James Frain & Mary Wiseman

Jason Isaacs, Doung Jones & James Frain

Star Trek: Discovery, Mary Wiseman, Anthony Rapp

Mary Wiseman & Anthony Rapp

Star Trek: Discovery Cast Selfie


Star Trek: Discovery
 will debut September 24 on CBS All Access in the U.S. and Space Channel in Canada. The series will premiere on Netflix in the rest of the world on September 25.

 

Star Trek Discovery CBS All Access

Star Trek Discovery Space Channel CraveTV

Star Trek Discovery Netflix

]]>

The Star Trek: Discovery panel at San Diego Comic-Con got off to a fast start with the premiere of the new trailer for the upcoming show. And then it was time for the standing-room-only crowd in Ballroom 20 to meet the show's cast and creatives, who were introduced by Rainn Wilson, the panel's moderator and Discovery's Harry Mudd.

Cast members on hand included Sonequa Martin-Green, Jason Isaacs, Doug Jones, James Frain, Shazad Latif, Anthony Rapp and Mary Wiseman, as well as executive producers Alex Kurtzman, Aaron Harberts, Gretchen J. Berg, Heather Kadin and Akiva Goldsman

Among the revelations:

Star Trek: Discovery, Alex Kurtzman, Sonequa Martin-Green

Alex Kurtzman revealed that there are raging debates "daily" about the importance of canon in writers room.

Star Trek: Discovery, Alex Kurtzman, Sonequa Martin-Green, Jason Isaacs

Martin-Green pointed out that, "If you say you love the legacy of Star Trek, but don't love (our diversity), you missed it."

Star Trek: Discovery, Aaron Harberts, Gretchen Berg, Alex Kurtzman

Berg confirmed that the Klingons will speak... Klingon, adding that viewers will see subtitles on their screens.

Star Trek: Discovery, Doug Jones

Jones noted having hooved feet as a Kelpien means that he must walk awkwardly on set to look appropriately alien.

Star Trek: Discovery, Aaron Harberts

Harberts discussed how the conflict between the Klingons and Federation will play out and stressed that the actions of individuals can have huge impact. Harberts said of Discovery that ultimately, "It's a family show, it's a workplace show, and the science fiction overlays the top."

Rapp announced that Wilson Cruz will play the love interest of his character, Lt. Paul Stamets.

Star Trek: Discovery, Alex Kurtzman, Sonequa Martin-Green, Jason Isaacs

Martin-Green stated that Sarek and Amanda are Michael Burnham's surrogate parents while on Vulcan. She also revealed that Burnham's relationship with Captain Georgiou is also "close." Martin-Green later added, "We truly are so grateful to be here to be part of this legacy."

Star Trek: Discovery, Rainn Wilson

Rainn Wilson went there. "Well, Star Trek is just better," he said in answer to a question about differences between Star Trek and Star Wars.

Star Trek: Discovery, Jeff Russo

Jeff Russo has been hired as composer for Discovery. Further, Russo has already completed the Discovery theme, and the producers have developed the title sequence.

Star Trek: Discovery, Mary Wiseman

Wiseman said it endows performances with power knowing how invested in Star Trek fans and her fellow actors are. 

Star Trek: Discovery, Akiva Goldsman

Goldsman noted the importance of finding conflict resolution, specifically conflict resolution that is utopian, not dystopian, for Star Trek.

Enjoy some of the other moments from Discovery's debut at San Diego Comic-Con.

Star Trek: Discovery, Rainn Wilson

Rainn Wilson

Mary Wiseman, Anthony Rapp & Shazad Latif

James Frain & Mary Wiseman

Gretchen J. Berg, Alex Kurtzman, Sonequa Martin-Green, Jason Isaacs, Doug Jones & James Frain

Star Trek: Discovery Cast & Creatives at Comic-Con

Doug Jones

James Frain, Mary Wiseman, Anthony Rapp & Shazad Latif

Jason Isaacs & Doug Jones

Sonequa Martin-Green, Jason Isaacs, Doug Jones, James Frain & Mary Wiseman

Jason Isaacs, Doung Jones & James Frain

Star Trek: Discovery, Mary Wiseman, Anthony Rapp

Mary Wiseman & Anthony Rapp

Star Trek: Discovery Cast Selfie


Star Trek: Discovery
 will debut September 24 on CBS All Access in the U.S. and Space Channel in Canada. The series will premiere on Netflix in the rest of the world on September 25.

 

Star Trek Discovery CBS All Access

Star Trek Discovery Space Channel CraveTV

Star Trek Discovery Netflix

]]>
discoverys-comic-con-panel-highlights-reveals Sat, 22 Jul 2017 19:14:23 -0700
<![CDATA[Discovery Trailer Revealed at Comic-Con]]> http://origin-www.startrek.com/article/discovery-trailer-revealed-at-comic-con

Fans attending the "MEET STARFLEET" STAR TREK: DISCOVERY PANEL this afternoon at Comic-Con were the very first people anywhere to see the new Discovery trailer. Following the trailer, the room erupted in applause.

Check out the trailer below:

 


Star Trek: Discovery
will debut September 24 on CBS All Access in the U.S. and Space Channel in Canada. The series will premiere on Netflix in the rest of the world on September 25.

Star Trek Discovery CBS All Access

Star Trek Discovery Space Channel CraveTV

Star Trek Discovery Netflix

]]>

Fans attending the "MEET STARFLEET" STAR TREK: DISCOVERY PANEL this afternoon at Comic-Con were the very first people anywhere to see the new Discovery trailer. Following the trailer, the room erupted in applause.

Check out the trailer below:

 


Star Trek: Discovery
will debut September 24 on CBS All Access in the U.S. and Space Channel in Canada. The series will premiere on Netflix in the rest of the world on September 25.

Star Trek Discovery CBS All Access

Star Trek Discovery Space Channel CraveTV

Star Trek Discovery Netflix

]]>
discovery-trailer-revealed-at-comic-con Sat, 22 Jul 2017 15:57:43 -0700
<![CDATA[Discovery Cast Surprises Fans at Comic-Con]]> http://origin-www.startrek.com/article/discovery-cast-surprises-fans-at-comic-con

"Let's get out there!" Jason Isaacs shouted, and with that, Isaacs, Sonequa Martin-Green and much of the Star Trek: Discovery cast ventured out on to Fifth Avenue to surprise San Diego Comic-Con attendees waiting to enter the Discovery Gallery.

Star Trek Discovery, Sonequa Martin-Green

Star Trek Discovery, James Frain

Star Trek Discovery, Doug Jones


Martin-Green and Isaacs were joined by their co-stars Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp, Mary Wiseman and James Frain. All of the actors greeted and interacted with fans in the gallery, and posed for a few photos. And, at one point, the cast as a whole even joined a few lucky fans to pose for photos in the Discovery captain's chair.

Star Trek Discovery Cast


"We've been working on the show for months and months," Doug Jones told StarTrek.com. "I'm happy to be here because I'm so excited for the fans to finally get a taste of Discovery."

Star Trek Discovery Cast


StarTrek.com also talked to Mary Wiseman, "I grew up a Star Trek: The Next Generation fan," and she is currently dating a "certified Trekkie," who's helped her appreciate Star Trek even more.

Star Trek Discovery Cast


Next up: "MEET STARFLEET" STAR TREK: DISCOVERY PANEL, today at 2:30pm in Ballroom 20.

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"Let's get out there!" Jason Isaacs shouted, and with that, Isaacs, Sonequa Martin-Green and much of the Star Trek: Discovery cast ventured out on to Fifth Avenue to surprise San Diego Comic-Con attendees waiting to enter the Discovery Gallery.

Star Trek Discovery, Sonequa Martin-Green

Star Trek Discovery, James Frain

Star Trek Discovery, Doug Jones


Martin-Green and Isaacs were joined by their co-stars Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp, Mary Wiseman and James Frain. All of the actors greeted and interacted with fans in the gallery, and posed for a few photos. And, at one point, the cast as a whole even joined a few lucky fans to pose for photos in the Discovery captain's chair.

Star Trek Discovery Cast


"We've been working on the show for months and months," Doug Jones told StarTrek.com. "I'm happy to be here because I'm so excited for the fans to finally get a taste of Discovery."

Star Trek Discovery Cast


StarTrek.com also talked to Mary Wiseman, "I grew up a Star Trek: The Next Generation fan," and she is currently dating a "certified Trekkie," who's helped her appreciate Star Trek even more.

Star Trek Discovery Cast


Next up: "MEET STARFLEET" STAR TREK: DISCOVERY PANEL, today at 2:30pm in Ballroom 20.

]]>
discovery-cast-surprises-fans-at-comic-con Sat, 22 Jul 2017 13:03:12 -0700
<![CDATA[#TrekDiscovery Challenge Underway at Comic-Con]]> http://origin-www.startrek.com/article/trekdiscovery-challenge-underway-at-comic-con

The #TrekDiscovery Challenge got underway on Friday at SDCC with an early morning gathering of Star Trek crews in front of the Star Trek: Discovery Gallery. 

Roaming the streets in and around Comic-Con on Friday and Saturday are five Star Trek crews: 

#TheOriginalSeries


#TheNextGeneration


#DeepSpaceNine


#Voyager


#Enterprise


Among the characters out and about: an Orion female, a Klingon, a Ferengi, a Borg and an Andorian. Those in costume included included two Star Trek superfans/cosplayers beamed in especially for the occasion.


Christopher Smith came in from New York with his elaborate Borg costume. He started worked on it in 2013, creating it out of children's toys, car conduit wires and PVC pipe used for duct work. "I began going to conventions when I was 6, but I didn't actually start cosplaying until five years later," Smith told StarTrek.com. "I saw people do it, and I felt it was something I had the ability to do. So I wanted to push myself. It's added a new layer to my convention experiences as well. I get a kick out of it, and my fellow fans get a kick out of it, too, which makes it even more fun."


And then there's Dennis Hanon, or, rather the warrior Klingon, Fleet Admiral K'Han den. Hanon, a local who lives in San Diego, has been cosplaying for 30 years. "This costume has gone through elaborate changes over the years," he told us. "It was initially the original style that the grunts wore, and it had a zip-up in the back. So it was difficult to get in and out of. The command style zips up the front; much easier to work with. And it's good that it's the command uniform, since I run a group."


#TrekDiscovery Challenge

The gallery will again be in the spotlight today and tomorrow as fans can take the #TrekDiscovery Challenge for a chance to win great prizes. Here's how:

  • In and around SDCC, fans will encounter an array of authentically costumed Trek crews from five of the series (The Original Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager and Enterprise).
  • Fans who post photos of themselves with each of the five series’ crews - and also in the U.S.S. Discovery captain’s chair at the Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts Gallery - and who tag all six photos with the #TrekDiscovery challenge hashtag on Twitter or Instagram, will be eligible to win a Roku streaming stick and a subscription to CBS All Access.
  • Prizes will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Fans can find clues regarding the location of the #TrekDiscovery crews by following @StarTrek on Twitter and Instagram.


The gallery is located at 363 Fifth Avenue and will be open Friday and Saturday from 11:00am to 9:00pm and Sunday from 11:00am to 5:00pm.


Star Trek: Discovery Pedicabs

All along Fifth Avenue and the other streets in the Gaslamp District, SDCC attendees have been boldly going in style... aboard Star Trek: Discovery pedicabs. Inspired by the design of the U.S.S. Discovery’s captain’s chair, the pedicabs feature the series’ chair’s distinctive stitched black seats as well as video monitors built into its arm rests which, in this case, screen trailers for the new show. As an added touch, each pedicab displays an illuminated delta shield on the back.

]]>

The #TrekDiscovery Challenge got underway on Friday at SDCC with an early morning gathering of Star Trek crews in front of the Star Trek: Discovery Gallery. 

Roaming the streets in and around Comic-Con on Friday and Saturday are five Star Trek crews: 

#TheOriginalSeries


#TheNextGeneration


#DeepSpaceNine


#Voyager


#Enterprise


Among the characters out and about: an Orion female, a Klingon, a Ferengi, a Borg and an Andorian. Those in costume included included two Star Trek superfans/cosplayers beamed in especially for the occasion.


Christopher Smith came in from New York with his elaborate Borg costume. He started worked on it in 2013, creating it out of children's toys, car conduit wires and PVC pipe used for duct work. "I began going to conventions when I was 6, but I didn't actually start cosplaying until five years later," Smith told StarTrek.com. "I saw people do it, and I felt it was something I had the ability to do. So I wanted to push myself. It's added a new layer to my convention experiences as well. I get a kick out of it, and my fellow fans get a kick out of it, too, which makes it even more fun."


And then there's Dennis Hanon, or, rather the warrior Klingon, Fleet Admiral K'Han den. Hanon, a local who lives in San Diego, has been cosplaying for 30 years. "This costume has gone through elaborate changes over the years," he told us. "It was initially the original style that the grunts wore, and it had a zip-up in the back. So it was difficult to get in and out of. The command style zips up the front; much easier to work with. And it's good that it's the command uniform, since I run a group."


#TrekDiscovery Challenge

The gallery will again be in the spotlight today and tomorrow as fans can take the #TrekDiscovery Challenge for a chance to win great prizes. Here's how:

  • In and around SDCC, fans will encounter an array of authentically costumed Trek crews from five of the series (The Original Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager and Enterprise).
  • Fans who post photos of themselves with each of the five series’ crews - and also in the U.S.S. Discovery captain’s chair at the Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts Gallery - and who tag all six photos with the #TrekDiscovery challenge hashtag on Twitter or Instagram, will be eligible to win a Roku streaming stick and a subscription to CBS All Access.
  • Prizes will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Fans can find clues regarding the location of the #TrekDiscovery crews by following @StarTrek on Twitter and Instagram.


The gallery is located at 363 Fifth Avenue and will be open Friday and Saturday from 11:00am to 9:00pm and Sunday from 11:00am to 5:00pm.


Star Trek: Discovery Pedicabs

All along Fifth Avenue and the other streets in the Gaslamp District, SDCC attendees have been boldly going in style... aboard Star Trek: Discovery pedicabs. Inspired by the design of the U.S.S. Discovery’s captain’s chair, the pedicabs feature the series’ chair’s distinctive stitched black seats as well as video monitors built into its arm rests which, in this case, screen trailers for the new show. As an added touch, each pedicab displays an illuminated delta shield on the back.

]]>
trekdiscovery-challenge-underway-at-comic-con Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:52:45 -0700
<![CDATA[Welcome to Season 13.5]]> http://origin-www.startrek.com/article/welcome-to-season-13-5

Season 13.5 of Star Trek Online has come to PC, Captains, and it’s bringing with it a ton of revelations and new experiences in the Star Trek universe.

In our newest Featured Episode, “Brushfire,” players will enter a secret prison in the Briar Patch, where House Torg holds their most hated prisoners. That can’t mean anything good for Martok, played by JG Hertzler, in his first role in Star Trek Online. You will join forces once again with Rodek, voiced by Tony Todd, on an epic Klingon adventure to rescue Martok and return him to the Alliance. There are some amazing moments, and a fantastic story being told that you won’t want to miss out on!

 


In addition to the story content, Season 13.5 will include an expansion of the existing Admiralty system through our new Ferengi Campaign. Captains will be able to send their ships on lucrative missions to far off locations and find out if they truly have the lobes for business.  Remember Rule of Acquisition number 75, “Home is where the heart is, but the stars are made of latinum.”
 
We are also proud to introduce the Endeavor System, which will issue you a challenge to complete nearly every other day. You will be challenged to experience the depth and breadth of STO while earning exciting rewards with every endeavor you complete.
 
Season 13.5 has great story content, a fantastic update to an existing system in the Ferengi Admiralty Campaign, and the brand new Endeavor System designed to give you regular rewards.
 
I look forward to seeing you in game.!
 
Stephen Ricossa
Executive Producer
Star Trek Online

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Season 13.5 of Star Trek Online has come to PC, Captains, and it’s bringing with it a ton of revelations and new experiences in the Star Trek universe.

In our newest Featured Episode, “Brushfire,” players will enter a secret prison in the Briar Patch, where House Torg holds their most hated prisoners. That can’t mean anything good for Martok, played by JG Hertzler, in his first role in Star Trek Online. You will join forces once again with Rodek, voiced by Tony Todd, on an epic Klingon adventure to rescue Martok and return him to the Alliance. There are some amazing moments, and a fantastic story being told that you won’t want to miss out on!

 


In addition to the story content, Season 13.5 will include an expansion of the existing Admiralty system through our new Ferengi Campaign. Captains will be able to send their ships on lucrative missions to far off locations and find out if they truly have the lobes for business.  Remember Rule of Acquisition number 75, “Home is where the heart is, but the stars are made of latinum.”
 
We are also proud to introduce the Endeavor System, which will issue you a challenge to complete nearly every other day. You will be challenged to experience the depth and breadth of STO while earning exciting rewards with every endeavor you complete.
 
Season 13.5 has great story content, a fantastic update to an existing system in the Ferengi Admiralty Campaign, and the brand new Endeavor System designed to give you regular rewards.
 
I look forward to seeing you in game.!
 
Stephen Ricossa
Executive Producer
Star Trek Online

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welcome-to-season-13-5 Fri, 21 Jul 2017 04:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Star Trek: Discovery Gallery Opens at Comic-Con]]> http://origin-www.startrek.com/article/star-trek-discovery-gallery-opens-at-comic-con

"Wow" was the operative and oft-repeated word heard on Thursday as Star Trek fans/San Diego Comic-Con attendees stepped into the Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts Gallery. And that's because they were both shocked and thrilled to be so thoroughly immersed so early on in the world of Star Trek: Discovery, via an impressive display of costumes and props flown in from the Discovery set in Canada for the occasion. The attention to detail on each and every costume is astounding, and informative plaques provide details about their function on the show and how they were made. 

Fans were also treated to oversize concept art and photos of the cast in character/costume, as well as an opportunity to sit in the Discovery captain's chair. Entertainment Tonight visited the gallery to give fans around the world a first look at the props and costumes of Star Trek: Discovery.



Thirteen uniforms are on display along with Klingon, Vulcan and Starfleet props. Here are the highlights:


Starfleet Long Haul Space Suit

Star Trek Discovery Starfleet Long Haul Space Suit


Klingon Helmet and Collar

Star Trek Discovery Klingon Helmet and Collar


Torchbearer Armor

Star Trek Discovery Klingon Torchbearer

Star Trek Discovery Klingon Torchbearer

Star Trek Discovery Klingon Torchbearer

Star Trek Discovery Klingon Torchbearer

Star Trek Discovery Klingon Torchbearer


Torchbearer D'k tahg

Star Trek Discovery Torchbearer D'k tahg


House of T'Kuvma

Star Trek Discovery House of T'Kumva


T'Kuvma

Star Trek Discovery T'Kumva

Star Trek Discovery T'Kumva


House of T'Kuvma

Star Trek Discovery House of T'Kumva


Harcourt Fenton "Harry" Mudd


Sarek

Star Trek Discovery Sarek


Vulcan IDIC Pendant

Star Trek Discovery IDIC


Klingon mek'leth

Star Trek Discovery Klingon mek'leth


Klingon Uniform

Star Trek Discovery Klingon Uniform


Klingon Disruptors

Star Trek Discovery Klingon Disruptors


Periscope Klingon Bridge Officer Helmet

Star Trek Discovery Periscope Klingon Bridge Officer Helmet


Starfleet Communicator 

Star Trek Discovery Starfleet Communicator


Starfleet Tricorder

Star Trek Discovery Starfleet Tricorder


Starfleet Hand Phaser

Star Trek Discovery Phaser


Starfleet Pulse Rifle

Star Trek Pulse Rifle


Starfleet Uniforms

Star Trek Discovery Starfleet Uniforms


Starfleet Duty Uniform, Operations Division

Star Trek Discovery Starfleet Uniforms


Starfleet Duty Uniform, Medical Division

Star Trek Discovery Starfleet Uniforms

Star Trek Discovery Starfleet Uniforms


Starfleet Tactical Jumpsuit & Vest

Star Trek Discovery Starfleet Tactical Uniforms


Starfleet Captain's Duty Uniform, Command Division

Star Trek Discovery Starfleet Captain's Command Uniforms


Starfleet Duty Uniform, Command Division

Star Trek Discovery Starfleet Command Uniforms

Star Trek Discovery Starfleet Command Uniforms


Starfleet Duty Uniform, Sciences Division

Star Trek Discovery Starfleet Command Uniforms


Production Art

Several pieces of concept and production art are featured throughout the exhibit, including creature and ship designs.

Star Trek Discovery Production & Concept Art

Star Trek Discovery Production & Concept Art

Star Trek Discovery Production & Concept Art

Star Trek Discovery Production & Concept Art

Star Trek Discovery Production & Concept Art

Star Trek Discovery Production & Concept Art

Star Trek Discovery Production & Concept Art

Star Trek Discovery Production & Concept Art

Star Trek Discovery Production & Concept Art

Star Trek Discovery Production & Concept Art

Star Trek Discovery Production & Concept Art

Star Trek Discovery Production & Concept Art

Star Trek Discovery Production & Concept Art

Star Trek Discovery Production & Concept Art

Star Trek Discovery Production & Concept Art


U.S.S. Discovery Captain's Chair

It's the ultimate photo op and your chance to captain the ship before anyone else. And be sure to take a close look at the chair, as it's one of three produced for the show, with controls -- phasers!! -- on both arms.

Star Trek Discovery Captain's Chair


#TrekDiscovery Challenge

On Friday and Saturday, the gallery will again be in the spotlight as fans can take the #TrekDiscovery Challenge for a chance to win great prizes. Here's how:

  • In and around SDCC, fans will encounter an array of authentically costumed Trek crews from five of the series (The Original Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager and Enterprise).
  • Fans who post photos of themselves with each of the five series’ crews - and also in the U.S.S. Discovery captain’s chair at the Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts Gallery - and who tag all six photos with the #TrekDiscovery challenge hashtag on Twitter or Instagram, will be eligible to win a Roku streaming stick and a subscription to CBS All Access.
  • Prizes will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Fans can find clues regarding the location of the #TrekDiscovery crews by following @StarTrek on Twitter and Instagram.

The gallery is located at 363 Fifth Avenue and open Friday and Saturday from 11:00am to 9:00pm and Sunday from 11:00am to 5:00pm.

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"Wow" was the operative and oft-repeated word heard on Thursday as Star Trek fans/San Diego Comic-Con attendees stepped into the Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts Gallery. And that's because they were both shocked and thrilled to be so thoroughly immersed so early on in the world of Star Trek: Discovery, via an impressive display of costumes and props flown in from the Discovery set in Canada for the occasion. The attention to detail on each and every costume is astounding, and informative plaques provide details about their function on the show and how they were made. 

Fans were also treated to oversize concept art and photos of the cast in character/costume, as well as an opportunity to sit in the Discovery captain's chair. Entertainment Tonight visited the gallery to give fans around the world a first look at the props and costumes of Star Trek: Discovery.



Thirteen uniforms are on display along with Klingon, Vulcan and Starfleet props. Here are the highlights:


Starfleet Long Haul Space Suit

Star Trek Discovery Starfleet Long Haul Space Suit


Klingon Helmet and Collar

Star Trek Discovery Klingon Helmet and Collar


Torchbearer Armor

Star Trek Discovery Klingon Torchbearer

Star Trek Discovery Klingon Torchbearer

Star Trek Discovery Klingon Torchbearer

Star Trek Discovery Klingon Torchbearer

Star Trek Discovery Klingon Torchbearer


Torchbearer D'k tahg

Star Trek Discovery Torchbearer D'k tahg


House of T'Kuvma

Star Trek Discovery House of T'Kumva


T'Kuvma

Star Trek Discovery T'Kumva

Star Trek Discovery T'Kumva


House of T'Kuvma

Star Trek Discovery House of T'Kumva


Harcourt Fenton "Harry" Mudd


Sarek

Star Trek Discovery Sarek


Vulcan IDIC Pendant

Star Trek Discovery IDIC


Klingon mek'leth

Star Trek Discovery Klingon mek'leth


Klingon Uniform

Star Trek Discovery Klingon Uniform


Klingon Disruptors

Star Trek Discovery Klingon Disruptors


Periscope Klingon Bridge Officer Helmet

Star Trek Discovery Periscope Klingon Bridge Officer Helmet


Starfleet Communicator 

Star Trek Discovery Starfleet Communicator


Starfleet Tricorder

Star Trek Discovery Starfleet Tricorder


Starfleet Hand Phaser

Star Trek Discovery Phaser


Starfleet Pulse Rifle

Star Trek Pulse Rifle


Starfleet Uniforms

Star Trek Discovery Starfleet Uniforms


Starfleet Duty Uniform, Operations Division

Star Trek Discovery Starfleet Uniforms


Starfleet Duty Uniform, Medical Division

Star Trek Discovery Starfleet Uniforms

Star Trek Discovery Starfleet Uniforms


Starfleet Tactical Jumpsuit & Vest

Star Trek Discovery Starfleet Tactical Uniforms


Starfleet Captain's Duty Uniform, Command Division

Star Trek Discovery Starfleet Captain's Command Uniforms


Starfleet Duty Uniform, Command Division

Star Trek Discovery Starfleet Command Uniforms

Star Trek Discovery Starfleet Command Uniforms


Starfleet Duty Uniform, Sciences Division

Star Trek Discovery Starfleet Command Uniforms


Production Art

Several pieces of concept and production art are featured throughout the exhibit, including creature and ship designs.

Star Trek Discovery Production & Concept Art

Star Trek Discovery Production & Concept Art

Star Trek Discovery Production & Concept Art

Star Trek Discovery Production & Concept Art

Star Trek Discovery Production & Concept Art

Star Trek Discovery Production & Concept Art

Star Trek Discovery Production & Concept Art

Star Trek Discovery Production & Concept Art

Star Trek Discovery Production & Concept Art

Star Trek Discovery Production & Concept Art

Star Trek Discovery Production & Concept Art

Star Trek Discovery Production & Concept Art

Star Trek Discovery Production & Concept Art

Star Trek Discovery Production & Concept Art

Star Trek Discovery Production & Concept Art


U.S.S. Discovery Captain's Chair

It's the ultimate photo op and your chance to captain the ship before anyone else. And be sure to take a close look at the chair, as it's one of three produced for the show, with controls -- phasers!! -- on both arms.

Star Trek Discovery Captain's Chair


#TrekDiscovery Challenge

On Friday and Saturday, the gallery will again be in the spotlight as fans can take the #TrekDiscovery Challenge for a chance to win great prizes. Here's how:

  • In and around SDCC, fans will encounter an array of authentically costumed Trek crews from five of the series (The Original Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager and Enterprise).
  • Fans who post photos of themselves with each of the five series’ crews - and also in the U.S.S. Discovery captain’s chair at the Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts Gallery - and who tag all six photos with the #TrekDiscovery challenge hashtag on Twitter or Instagram, will be eligible to win a Roku streaming stick and a subscription to CBS All Access.
  • Prizes will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Fans can find clues regarding the location of the #TrekDiscovery crews by following @StarTrek on Twitter and Instagram.

The gallery is located at 363 Fifth Avenue and open Friday and Saturday from 11:00am to 9:00pm and Sunday from 11:00am to 5:00pm.

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star-trek-discovery-gallery-opens-at-comic-con Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:41:04 -0700
<![CDATA[Klingon Mega-Event Continues in Timelines ]]> http://origin-www.startrek.com/article/klingon-mega-event-continues-in-timelines

On Monday, players of the multi-platform game Star Trek Timelines completed “When Giants Walk,” the second event in this month’s mega-event, “A Good Day to Lie.” They overwhelmingly supported the Klingon-Cardassian Alliance when completing missions.

Upon victory, Worf’s son Alexander reported that the most dangerous monsters have been rounded up. The ones that used to be Klingons are responding well to treatment. His father’s ridges don’t look quite the same as they used to, but Worf is alive, thanks to the players. He wonders if the reappearance of these creatures and the mutation that overtook his father have anything to do with other recent events, such as the disappearance of Chancellor Martok. If Klingon Intelligence finds any leads, he promises to have them contact the Federation immediately.

Congratulations to the top finisher on the Individual Leaderboard [AF] Mad Max and the Squadron Leaderboard Alpha Team [AF].

Timelines Leaderboard
Available now on the App Store, Facebook Gameroom and Google Play, Star Trek Timelines merges the characters, stories, and settings from Star Trek: The Original Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager and Enterprise and their associated movies. Gather your favorite heroes and even villains to build your dream crew, explore the galaxy, and lead Starfleet through a crisis threatening the very fabric of time and space. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest updates - and don’t forget to rate us if you love playing.

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On Monday, players of the multi-platform game Star Trek Timelines completed “When Giants Walk,” the second event in this month’s mega-event, “A Good Day to Lie.” They overwhelmingly supported the Klingon-Cardassian Alliance when completing missions.

Upon victory, Worf’s son Alexander reported that the most dangerous monsters have been rounded up. The ones that used to be Klingons are responding well to treatment. His father’s ridges don’t look quite the same as they used to, but Worf is alive, thanks to the players. He wonders if the reappearance of these creatures and the mutation that overtook his father have anything to do with other recent events, such as the disappearance of Chancellor Martok. If Klingon Intelligence finds any leads, he promises to have them contact the Federation immediately.

Congratulations to the top finisher on the Individual Leaderboard [AF] Mad Max and the Squadron Leaderboard Alpha Team [AF].

Timelines Leaderboard
Available now on the App Store, Facebook Gameroom and Google Play, Star Trek Timelines merges the characters, stories, and settings from Star Trek: The Original Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager and Enterprise and their associated movies. Gather your favorite heroes and even villains to build your dream crew, explore the galaxy, and lead Starfleet through a crisis threatening the very fabric of time and space. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest updates - and don’t forget to rate us if you love playing.

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klingon-mega-event-continues-in-timelines Thu, 20 Jul 2017 04:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Discovery Cast & Creatives Set for Star Trek Las Vegas]]> http://origin-www.startrek.com/article/discovery-cast-creatives-set-for-star-trek-las-vegas

Star Trek: Discovery will help kick off Star Trek Las Vegas with appearances by cast members, writers, producers, and designers on the afternoon of Wednesday, August 2nd in the Leonard Nimoy Theater. And that's not all, as Star Trek.com and CBS ALL ACCESS will bring multiple exhibits, special panels, daily contests, authors and much more to the five-day event.

Here are the details:

 

Take a seat in the U.S.S. Discovery Captain’s Chair and see actual Star Trek: Discovery props and costumes – straight from the set – along with creature, ship and concept art at the Discovery Exhibit

 

Join Jordan Hoffman, host of ENGAGE: The Official Star Trek Podcast, for an all-access, behind-the-scenes peek into the world of Star Trek… with the Treksperts who bring it to life every day. And don’t miss daily Trek Trivia Tournaments, the Starfleet Academy Spelling Bee, The Big KHAAAAAAAAAAAN-Test, Cosplay Photo Ops and much more on the CBS All Access Stage in Quark's Bar.

Phil Plait, the Bad Astronomer, along with Caltech researchers Dr. Jessie Christiansen, Dr. Philip Hopkins and Dr. Robert Hurt, are set to guide fans on a trek into today’s universe, the strange new worlds being discovered, and the upcoming solar eclipse.

On Saturday and Sunday mornings, NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory educators Lyle Tavernier and Brandon Rodriguez will take young fans on an exciting Star Trek STEM journey to help a stranded starship. Kids will build an antenna array, send data about the nearest wormhole to the ship, and help restore navigation to the starship. 

Star Trek Las Vegas is pleased to host the world premiere of the Star Trek: The Next Generation 30th Anniversary Art Exhibit, featuring 178 posters by artist Juan Ortiz. This treat for art-loving Trek fans is inspired by indie-film and black-light posters, comics and rock/punk culture, and it showcases Ortiz’s unique creative vision.

CBS Consumer Products and Roddenberry Entertainment are opening their archives to present an array of photos, props and costumes for Star Trek Las Vegas attendees to enjoy. Look for the TNG Archives in Ten Forward throughout the entire event.

Some of your favorite Star Trek authors, editors and illustrators will be in the house throughout Star Trek Las Vegas, participating in panels and sitting for signings. Who are you looking forward to meeting?


Visit Star Trek Las Vegas for tickets and to see the complete list of more than 100 Star Trek celebrities set to appear.

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Star Trek: Discovery will help kick off Star Trek Las Vegas with appearances by cast members, writers, producers, and designers on the afternoon of Wednesday, August 2nd in the Leonard Nimoy Theater. And that's not all, as Star Trek.com and CBS ALL ACCESS will bring multiple exhibits, special panels, daily contests, authors and much more to the five-day event.

Here are the details:

 

Take a seat in the U.S.S. Discovery Captain’s Chair and see actual Star Trek: Discovery props and costumes – straight from the set – along with creature, ship and concept art at the Discovery Exhibit

 

Join Jordan Hoffman, host of ENGAGE: The Official Star Trek Podcast, for an all-access, behind-the-scenes peek into the world of Star Trek… with the Treksperts who bring it to life every day. And don’t miss daily Trek Trivia Tournaments, the Starfleet Academy Spelling Bee, The Big KHAAAAAAAAAAAN-Test, Cosplay Photo Ops and much more on the CBS All Access Stage in Quark's Bar.

Phil Plait, the Bad Astronomer, along with Caltech researchers Dr. Jessie Christiansen, Dr. Philip Hopkins and Dr. Robert Hurt, are set to guide fans on a trek into today’s universe, the strange new worlds being discovered, and the upcoming solar eclipse.

On Saturday and Sunday mornings, NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory educators Lyle Tavernier and Brandon Rodriguez will take young fans on an exciting Star Trek STEM journey to help a stranded starship. Kids will build an antenna array, send data about the nearest wormhole to the ship, and help restore navigation to the starship. 

Star Trek Las Vegas is pleased to host the world premiere of the Star Trek: The Next Generation 30th Anniversary Art Exhibit, featuring 178 posters by artist Juan Ortiz. This treat for art-loving Trek fans is inspired by indie-film and black-light posters, comics and rock/punk culture, and it showcases Ortiz’s unique creative vision.

CBS Consumer Products and Roddenberry Entertainment are opening their archives to present an array of photos, props and costumes for Star Trek Las Vegas attendees to enjoy. Look for the TNG Archives in Ten Forward throughout the entire event.

Some of your favorite Star Trek authors, editors and illustrators will be in the house throughout Star Trek Las Vegas, participating in panels and sitting for signings. Who are you looking forward to meeting?


Visit Star Trek Las Vegas for tickets and to see the complete list of more than 100 Star Trek celebrities set to appear.

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discovery-cast-creatives-set-for-star-trek-las-vegas Wed, 19 Jul 2017 10:54:33 -0700
<![CDATA[Celebrate TNG30 with "Poker Face" Data Pin]]> http://origin-www.startrek.com/article/celebrate-tng30-with-poker-face-data-pin

FanSets, in honor of Star Trek: The Next Generation's 30th anniversary, has created a limited-edition "Poker Face" Data pin made especially for the upcoming Star Trek Las Vegas event. The "Poker Face" Data pin, like a real Las Vegas poker chip, measures approximately two inches in diameter. FanSets has sold out every Star Trek exclusive to date, and fans have been asking for the pins to be available outside the event. So, this is your pre-order chance to own a piece of Star Trek... lore (pun intended), which will not be sold after the event.

Star Trek
All orders from the FanSets website for this pin will ship four (4) weeks after the event; approximately Sept 5th. You cannot order the pin on the website and pick it up at STLV. If you prefer to buy it at STLV, please do not pre-order from the website, but rather visit the FanSets booth during the event.

This pre-sale will end on Tuesday, August 1st at 6:00 MST. Pre-ordering it will guarantee you a pin. Each pin will cost $15, plus shipping.

Go to www.fansets.com to pre-order the Data pin, and check out their Facebook page as well.

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FanSets, in honor of Star Trek: The Next Generation's 30th anniversary, has created a limited-edition "Poker Face" Data pin made especially for the upcoming Star Trek Las Vegas event. The "Poker Face" Data pin, like a real Las Vegas poker chip, measures approximately two inches in diameter. FanSets has sold out every Star Trek exclusive to date, and fans have been asking for the pins to be available outside the event. So, this is your pre-order chance to own a piece of Star Trek... lore (pun intended), which will not be sold after the event.

Star Trek
All orders from the FanSets website for this pin will ship four (4) weeks after the event; approximately Sept 5th. You cannot order the pin on the website and pick it up at STLV. If you prefer to buy it at STLV, please do not pre-order from the website, but rather visit the FanSets booth during the event.

This pre-sale will end on Tuesday, August 1st at 6:00 MST. Pre-ordering it will guarantee you a pin. Each pin will cost $15, plus shipping.

Go to www.fansets.com to pre-order the Data pin, and check out their Facebook page as well.

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celebrate-tng30-with-poker-face-data-pin Wed, 19 Jul 2017 04:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Exclusive Products, Signings & More Set for SDCC]]> http://origin-www.startrek.com/article/exclusive-products-signings-more-set-for-sdcc

Star Trek is primed to make a splash at San Diego Comic-Con International 2017, with with dozens of Star Trek-themed products set to be exclusively unveiled, loads of freebies ready to be beamed up, and plenty of signings locked in for fans. Following the iconic franchise’s landmark 50th anniversary celebration in 2016 and just before the premiere of CBS’ new television series, Star Trek: Discovery, there is no better time to be a Star Trek fan. 

Exclusives and signings available onsite include:

ANOVOS (Booth #3849)

Star Trek Anovos

Star Trek: Enterprise NX-01 Starfleet jumpsuits will be available (Men’s Command Variant) in limited quantity and Star Trek First Contact Command Officer’s Jacket will be available for pre-order in limited quantity of 50 units. Additional Star Trek products, including patches and pips, will also be available while supplies last. Fans can also save 15% off of select Star Trek items.
 

Chronicle Books (Booth #1506)

Star Trek Cats

Chronicle Books will spotlight the recently released Star Trek Cats book.

Diamond Select Toys (Booth #2607)

Star Trek Diamond Select

Diamond Select is offering the Star Trek III: The Search for Spock U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 “Final Flight” starship.  “My God, Bones… What have I done?” James T. Kirk spoke those words as he watched the U.S.S. Enterprise plummet from the sky by his own hand, something even the mighty Khan could not accomplish. This translucent rendering of the Enterprise is meant to pay tribute to its fiery last flight down to the Genesis planet, after self-destructing in orbit. The ship measures approximately 14 inches long, and includes a display stand. It comes in commemorative window packaging. Limited to only 400 pieces, for $65.00.

Eaglemoss (Booth #1303)

Star Trek Official Starships Collection

A huge selection from the Starships Collection will be on display at their booth, including the latest oversized ship models and volumes from the Star Trek Graphic Novels line.

Entertainment Earth (Booth #2343)

Star Trek Entertainment Earth

Entertainment Earth will offer a number of convention exclusives, including a Star Trek: The Next Generation U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D Monitor Mate, a Star Trek: The Original Series Talking Spock Bobble Head, and a set of The Big Bang Theory / Star Trek: The Next Generation 3 3/4-Inch Figures.

3D Systems Gentle Giant Studios (Booth 3513)

Star Trek: Discovery

3D Systems Gentle Giant Studios will have a sneak peek and reveal a piece of the new Star Trek: Discovery designs: The Klingon Torchbearer. The Klingon Torchbearer was designed and sculpted digitally by Neville Page with the goal to create, via 3D Systems’ 3D printing technology, a suit design that could never have been achieved using traditional processes. The aesthetic is full of Klingon iconography and details that offer a narrative reveal for those who look closely. 3D printed entirely by 3D Systems at its Gentle Giant Studios location, and designed and fabricated at Alchemy Studios under the guidance of Glenn Hetrick, this unique partnership afforded the production a specialty costume unlike any other in the Star Trek franchise.

PopMinded by Hallmark (Booths #2913-R & 1505)

Star Trek Hallmark

At Booth #2913-R, Hallmark is offering a Star Trek: The Next Generation 30th Anniversary convention exclusive as part of their event exclusive line-up. Additional Star Trek products, including a sneak peek of Star Trek: The Next Generation itty bittys will be available at Booth #1505.

IDW Publishing (Booth #2743)

Star Trek IDW Publishing

IDW will offer an exclusive Star Trek Boldly Go Volume 1 with a special Enterprise Variant cover. Also, be on the lookout for the Boldly Go poster graphic at the booth. On Friday, July 21, Star Trek: The Mirror Broken illustrator J.K. Woodward will be joined by authors Scott Tipton and David Tipton for a signing from 11 am – 12 pm. Star Trek: Starfleet Academy authors Mike Johnson and Ryan Parrot will be signing from 6pm – 7pm. 

Star Trek IDW Publishing


Also, IDW will offer a Star Trek limited-edition box featuring these six Star Trek books: Stardate Collection HC Volume 1, Gold Key Archives HC Volume 1, Ongoing TP Volume 1, John Byrne Collection TP, Nero TP, and Starfleet Academy TP. Those who purchase the box will receive a free bonus Star Trek 50th Anniversary Collection Mini-Print by J.K. Woodward and a free Tom Whalen Spock Poster. The box will only be available for pickup on Friday at IDW's booth.

Insight Editions (Booth #3721)

Star Trek Insight Editions

Insight Editions will give away button packs featuring the artwork from Hidden Universe Travel Guides: Star Trek: The Klingon Empire and Star Trek: Vulcan. The artist for both books, Livio Ramondelli, will be signing at the booth on Friday, July 21 from 3pm – 4pm.

McFarlane Toys (at Diamond Distributers Booth #2401)

Star Trek McFarlane Toys

McFarlane Toys will be displaying Star Trek action figure prototypes, featuring Captain James T. Kirk from Star Trek: The Original Series and Captain Jean-Luc Picard from Star Trek: The Next Generation at Diamond Distributers Booth #2401. These figures will be in 7” scale and will feature multiple points of articulation. These action figure prototypes will also be on display at the Star Trek: Discovery Gallery at the Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts Gallery. Both Captain Kirk and Captain Picard are set to release in Spring of 2018.

Moebius (Booth #2946)

Star Trek Moebius Models

Moebius will be unveiling their U.S.S. Franklin model kit at their booth.

QMx (Booth #4145)

Star Trek QMx

QMx is featuring a range of Star Trek products for sale at Comic-con, including the recently unveiled Star Trek: The Original Series Master Series Captain's Chair 1:6 Scale Prop Replica, 1:6 scale Star Trek: The Original Series figures of Kirk, Spock, and McCoy, Star Trek: The Next Generation Mirror Universe art prints, Star Trek Q-Tag luggage tags, and a Star Trek: Voyager communicator badge. They will also display a 1:6 scale replica of the Star Trek: The Next Generation bridge with several crew members on board.

Rubies (Booth #3649)

Star Trek Rubies

Rubies will feature an array of Star Trek costumes and accessories, including Deluxe Captain Kirk, Captain Picard, Spock, Scotty and Uhura costumes.

Shmaltz Brewing

Star Trek Shmaltz

Shmaltz Brewing’s Star Trek-inspired beers, Vulcan Ale and Klingon Imperial Porter, will be available at select bars and restaurants near the convention center. 

ThinkGeek (Booth #3349)

Star Trek ThinkGeek

ThinkGeek will announce and launch a new line of collectible Star Trek: The Original Series product. Fans will receive a special Star Trek Mirror Universe pin as the convention exclusive gift with purchase.

Titan Entertainment (Booth #5537)

Star Trek Titan Publishing

Titan Publishing will have 100 Limited-edition signed copies of Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Art Of Juan Ortiz available at the booth. Each will include an original print signed by the artist.

WizKids (Booth #121)

Star Trek WizKids

WizKids will offer a first look at upcoming Star Trek releases including the Star Trek: Attack Wing Card Packs, Star Trek: Attack Wing Faction Packs – Painted Ships Samples, Star Trek: Deep Cuts – Unpainted Ships Samples, Star Trek: Frontiers: The Return of Khan Expansion Pack Mock Up, and Star Trek Tactics: Series IV – Painted Ships Samples.

Official Star Trek Shop

Star Trek: Discovery

The Official Star Trek Shop will be located at the Star Trek: Discovery Gallery in the Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts Gallery (363 Fifth Avenue, San Diego). A wide array of the latest Star Trek products and SDCC exclusives will be available including Star Trek: Discovery fan gear, limited-edition Star Trek The Next Generation: The Art of Juan Ortiz book, new TNG30 lithographs, and more.

The gallery will also feature the debut of – and a photo opportunity with -- the U.S.S. Discovery captain’s chair and will showcase additional props, costumes, sketches and more from Discovery. One thousand fans each day will receive complimentary limited-edition Discovery posters. And, speaking of Discovery, don't forget that on Saturday, July 22 -- in Ballroom 20 at 2:30 p.m. -- Discovery will take center stage with a panel hosted by Discovery guest star Rainn Wilson and featuring stars Sonequa Martin-Green, Jason Isaacs, Doug Jones, Shazad Latif, Mary Wiseman, Anthony Rapp, James Frain and also several executive producers.

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Star Trek is primed to make a splash at San Diego Comic-Con International 2017, with with dozens of Star Trek-themed products set to be exclusively unveiled, loads of freebies ready to be beamed up, and plenty of signings locked in for fans. Following the iconic franchise’s landmark 50th anniversary celebration in 2016 and just before the premiere of CBS’ new television series, Star Trek: Discovery, there is no better time to be a Star Trek fan. 

Exclusives and signings available onsite include:

ANOVOS (Booth #3849)

Star Trek Anovos

Star Trek: Enterprise NX-01 Starfleet jumpsuits will be available (Men’s Command Variant) in limited quantity and Star Trek First Contact Command Officer’s Jacket will be available for pre-order in limited quantity of 50 units. Additional Star Trek products, including patches and pips, will also be available while supplies last. Fans can also save 15% off of select Star Trek items.
 

Chronicle Books (Booth #1506)

Star Trek Cats

Chronicle Books will spotlight the recently released Star Trek Cats book.

Diamond Select Toys (Booth #2607)

Star Trek Diamond Select

Diamond Select is offering the Star Trek III: The Search for Spock U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 “Final Flight” starship.  “My God, Bones… What have I done?” James T. Kirk spoke those words as he watched the U.S.S. Enterprise plummet from the sky by his own hand, something even the mighty Khan could not accomplish. This translucent rendering of the Enterprise is meant to pay tribute to its fiery last flight down to the Genesis planet, after self-destructing in orbit. The ship measures approximately 14 inches long, and includes a display stand. It comes in commemorative window packaging. Limited to only 400 pieces, for $65.00.

Eaglemoss (Booth #1303)

Star Trek Official Starships Collection

A huge selection from the Starships Collection will be on display at their booth, including the latest oversized ship models and volumes from the Star Trek Graphic Novels line.

Entertainment Earth (Booth #2343)

Star Trek Entertainment Earth

Entertainment Earth will offer a number of convention exclusives, including a Star Trek: The Next Generation U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D Monitor Mate, a Star Trek: The Original Series Talking Spock Bobble Head, and a set of The Big Bang Theory / Star Trek: The Next Generation 3 3/4-Inch Figures.

3D Systems Gentle Giant Studios (Booth 3513)

Star Trek: Discovery

3D Systems Gentle Giant Studios will have a sneak peek and reveal a piece of the new Star Trek: Discovery designs: The Klingon Torchbearer. The Klingon Torchbearer was designed and sculpted digitally by Neville Page with the goal to create, via 3D Systems’ 3D printing technology, a suit design that could never have been achieved using traditional processes. The aesthetic is full of Klingon iconography and details that offer a narrative reveal for those who look closely. 3D printed entirely by 3D Systems at its Gentle Giant Studios location, and designed and fabricated at Alchemy Studios under the guidance of Glenn Hetrick, this unique partnership afforded the production a specialty costume unlike any other in the Star Trek franchise.

PopMinded by Hallmark (Booths #2913-R & 1505)

Star Trek Hallmark

At Booth #2913-R, Hallmark is offering a Star Trek: The Next Generation 30th Anniversary convention exclusive as part of their event exclusive line-up. Additional Star Trek products, including a sneak peek of Star Trek: The Next Generation itty bittys will be available at Booth #1505.

IDW Publishing (Booth #2743)

Star Trek IDW Publishing

IDW will offer an exclusive Star Trek Boldly Go Volume 1 with a special Enterprise Variant cover. Also, be on the lookout for the Boldly Go poster graphic at the booth. On Friday, July 21, Star Trek: The Mirror Broken illustrator J.K. Woodward will be joined by authors Scott Tipton and David Tipton for a signing from 11 am – 12 pm. Star Trek: Starfleet Academy authors Mike Johnson and Ryan Parrot will be signing from 6pm – 7pm. 

Star Trek IDW Publishing


Also, IDW will offer a Star Trek limited-edition box featuring these six Star Trek books: Stardate Collection HC Volume 1, Gold Key Archives HC Volume 1, Ongoing TP Volume 1, John Byrne Collection TP, Nero TP, and Starfleet Academy TP. Those who purchase the box will receive a free bonus Star Trek 50th Anniversary Collection Mini-Print by J.K. Woodward and a free Tom Whalen Spock Poster. The box will only be available for pickup on Friday at IDW's booth.

Insight Editions (Booth #3721)

Star Trek Insight Editions

Insight Editions will give away button packs featuring the artwork from Hidden Universe Travel Guides: Star Trek: The Klingon Empire and Star Trek: Vulcan. The artist for both books, Livio Ramondelli, will be signing at the booth on Friday, July 21 from 3pm – 4pm.

McFarlane Toys (at Diamond Distributers Booth #2401)

Star Trek McFarlane Toys

McFarlane Toys will be displaying Star Trek action figure prototypes, featuring Captain James T. Kirk from Star Trek: The Original Series and Captain Jean-Luc Picard from Star Trek: The Next Generation at Diamond Distributers Booth #2401. These figures will be in 7” scale and will feature multiple points of articulation. These action figure prototypes will also be on display at the Star Trek: Discovery Gallery at the Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts Gallery. Both Captain Kirk and Captain Picard are set to release in Spring of 2018.

Moebius (Booth #2946)

Star Trek Moebius Models

Moebius will be unveiling their U.S.S. Franklin model kit at their booth.

QMx (Booth #4145)

Star Trek QMx

QMx is featuring a range of Star Trek products for sale at Comic-con, including the recently unveiled Star Trek: The Original Series Master Series Captain's Chair 1:6 Scale Prop Replica, 1:6 scale Star Trek: The Original Series figures of Kirk, Spock, and McCoy, Star Trek: The Next Generation Mirror Universe art prints, Star Trek Q-Tag luggage tags, and a Star Trek: Voyager communicator badge. They will also display a 1:6 scale replica of the Star Trek: The Next Generation bridge with several crew members on board.

Rubies (Booth #3649)

Star Trek Rubies

Rubies will feature an array of Star Trek costumes and accessories, including Deluxe Captain Kirk, Captain Picard, Spock, Scotty and Uhura costumes.

Shmaltz Brewing

Star Trek Shmaltz

Shmaltz Brewing’s Star Trek-inspired beers, Vulcan Ale and Klingon Imperial Porter, will be available at select bars and restaurants near the convention center. 

ThinkGeek (Booth #3349)

Star Trek ThinkGeek

ThinkGeek will announce and launch a new line of collectible Star Trek: The Original Series product. Fans will receive a special Star Trek Mirror Universe pin as the convention exclusive gift with purchase.

Titan Entertainment (Booth #5537)

Star Trek Titan Publishing

Titan Publishing will have 100 Limited-edition signed copies of Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Art Of Juan Ortiz available at the booth. Each will include an original print signed by the artist.

WizKids (Booth #121)

Star Trek WizKids

WizKids will offer a first look at upcoming Star Trek releases including the Star Trek: Attack Wing Card Packs, Star Trek: Attack Wing Faction Packs – Painted Ships Samples, Star Trek: Deep Cuts – Unpainted Ships Samples, Star Trek: Frontiers: The Return of Khan Expansion Pack Mock Up, and Star Trek Tactics: Series IV – Painted Ships Samples.

Official Star Trek Shop

Star Trek: Discovery

The Official Star Trek Shop will be located at the Star Trek: Discovery Gallery in the Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts Gallery (363 Fifth Avenue, San Diego). A wide array of the latest Star Trek products and SDCC exclusives will be available including Star Trek: Discovery fan gear, limited-edition Star Trek The Next Generation: The Art of Juan Ortiz book, new TNG30 lithographs, and more.

The gallery will also feature the debut of – and a photo opportunity with -- the U.S.S. Discovery captain’s chair and will showcase additional props, costumes, sketches and more from Discovery. One thousand fans each day will receive complimentary limited-edition Discovery posters. And, speaking of Discovery, don't forget that on Saturday, July 22 -- in Ballroom 20 at 2:30 p.m. -- Discovery will take center stage with a panel hosted by Discovery guest star Rainn Wilson and featuring stars Sonequa Martin-Green, Jason Isaacs, Doug Jones, Shazad Latif, Mary Wiseman, Anthony Rapp, James Frain and also several executive producers.

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exclusive-products-signings-more-set-for-sdcc Tue, 18 Jul 2017 06:26:54 -0700
<![CDATA[Discovery Beams Into Comic-Con]]> http://origin-www.startrek.com/article/discovery-beams-into-comic-con

Star Trek: Discovery is set to boldly go to San Diego Comic-Con International this week, with a slate of activities designed to give Trek fans their most-extensive look yet at the upcoming series. 

"MEET STARFLEET" STAR TREK: DISCOVERY PANEL
Saturday, July 22 at 2:30pm in Ballroom 20

Star Trek: Discovery Cast

Star Trek: Discovery Cast

Star Trek: Discovery Cast

Over 50 years ago, the world was first introduced to what would quickly become a cultural phenomenon. Star Trek was a television series that inspired developments in science and technology, broke social barriers, and transported viewers around the globe to new adventures and uncharted frontiers. This fall, Star Trek: Discovery follows the voyages of Starfleet on their missions to discover new worlds and new life forms, while learning that to truly understand all things alien, you must first understand yourself. Join cast members Sonequa Martin-Green, Jason Isaacs, Doug Jones, Shazad Latif, Mary Wiseman, Anthony Rapp and James Frain, alongside executive producers Alex Kurtzman, Gretchen J. Berg, Heather KadinAaron Harberts and Akiva Goldsman for a conversation and introduction to Discovery

The panel will be moderated by series guest star Rainn Wilson, who is set to play Harry Mudd, the charismatic conman and intergalactic criminal first introduced in Star Trek: The Original Series

STAR TREK: DISCOVERY GALLERY TAKEOVER
Thursday, July 20 to Sunday, July 23

Star Trek Discovery, San Diego Comic-Con Posters

CBS is creating a fully immersive Discovery experience at the Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts Gallery (363 Fifth Avenue); Comic-Con badges are not mandatory for entry. The exhibit will feature the debut of - and a photo opportunity with - the U.S.S. Discovery captain’s chair and will showcase additional props, costumes, sketches and more from Discovery. One thousand fans each day will receive complimentary limited-edition Discovery posters, and the location will also house an official Star Trek Shop with items exclusive to Comic-Con.

STAR TREK: DISCOVERY PEDICABS
Thursday, July 20 to Sunday, July 23

Fans can get free "intergalactic" rides throughout the Gaslamp District in pedicabs inspired by the design of the U.S.S. Discovery’s captain’s chair. The pedicabs will feature the series’ chair’s distinctive stitched black seats as well as video monitors built into its arm rests which, in this case, will screen trailers for the highly anticipated new show. As an added touch, each vehicle will display an illuminated U.S.S. Discovery delta shield on the back. 

#TREKDISCOVERY CHALLENGE
Friday, July 21 & Saturday, July 22

Fans can take part in the #TrekDiscovery Challenge when they encounter an array of authentically costumed Trek ambassadors, representing crews from five of the Star Trek television series (The Original Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager and Enterprise). Fans who post photos of themselves with each of the five series’ crews - and also in the Discovery captain’s chair at the Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts Gallery - and who tag all six photos with the #TrekDiscovery challenge hashtag on Twitter or Instagram, will be eligible to win a Roku streaming stick and a subscription to CBS All Access. Prizes will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Fans can find clues regarding the location of the #TrekDiscovery crews by following @StarTrek on Twitter and Instagram.

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Star Trek: Discovery is set to boldly go to San Diego Comic-Con International this week, with a slate of activities designed to give Trek fans their most-extensive look yet at the upcoming series. 

"MEET STARFLEET" STAR TREK: DISCOVERY PANEL
Saturday, July 22 at 2:30pm in Ballroom 20

Star Trek: Discovery Cast

Star Trek: Discovery Cast

Star Trek: Discovery Cast

Over 50 years ago, the world was first introduced to what would quickly become a cultural phenomenon. Star Trek was a television series that inspired developments in science and technology, broke social barriers, and transported viewers around the globe to new adventures and uncharted frontiers. This fall, Star Trek: Discovery follows the voyages of Starfleet on their missions to discover new worlds and new life forms, while learning that to truly understand all things alien, you must first understand yourself. Join cast members Sonequa Martin-Green, Jason Isaacs, Doug Jones, Shazad Latif, Mary Wiseman, Anthony Rapp and James Frain, alongside executive producers Alex Kurtzman, Gretchen J. Berg, Heather KadinAaron Harberts and Akiva Goldsman for a conversation and introduction to Discovery

The panel will be moderated by series guest star Rainn Wilson, who is set to play Harry Mudd, the charismatic conman and intergalactic criminal first introduced in Star Trek: The Original Series

STAR TREK: DISCOVERY GALLERY TAKEOVER
Thursday, July 20 to Sunday, July 23

Star Trek Discovery, San Diego Comic-Con Posters

CBS is creating a fully immersive Discovery experience at the Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts Gallery (363 Fifth Avenue); Comic-Con badges are not mandatory for entry. The exhibit will feature the debut of - and a photo opportunity with - the U.S.S. Discovery captain’s chair and will showcase additional props, costumes, sketches and more from Discovery. One thousand fans each day will receive complimentary limited-edition Discovery posters, and the location will also house an official Star Trek Shop with items exclusive to Comic-Con.

STAR TREK: DISCOVERY PEDICABS
Thursday, July 20 to Sunday, July 23

Fans can get free "intergalactic" rides throughout the Gaslamp District in pedicabs inspired by the design of the U.S.S. Discovery’s captain’s chair. The pedicabs will feature the series’ chair’s distinctive stitched black seats as well as video monitors built into its arm rests which, in this case, will screen trailers for the highly anticipated new show. As an added touch, each vehicle will display an illuminated U.S.S. Discovery delta shield on the back. 

#TREKDISCOVERY CHALLENGE
Friday, July 21 & Saturday, July 22

Fans can take part in the #TrekDiscovery Challenge when they encounter an array of authentically costumed Trek ambassadors, representing crews from five of the Star Trek television series (The Original Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager and Enterprise). Fans who post photos of themselves with each of the five series’ crews - and also in the Discovery captain’s chair at the Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts Gallery - and who tag all six photos with the #TrekDiscovery challenge hashtag on Twitter or Instagram, will be eligible to win a Roku streaming stick and a subscription to CBS All Access. Prizes will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Fans can find clues regarding the location of the #TrekDiscovery crews by following @StarTrek on Twitter and Instagram.

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discovery-beams-into-comic-con Mon, 17 Jul 2017 08:56:13 -0700
<![CDATA[FIRST LOOK: Boldly Go #10 ]]> http://origin-www.startrek.com/article/first-look-boldly-go-10

Scotty returns to the Yorktown base to check in on construction of the new Enterprise... only to find that building the flagship comes with unexpected perils. Such is the plot of Star Trek: Boldly Go #10, the latest Trek comic book adventure from IDW Publishing. StarTrek.com is pleased to share an exclusive First Look at the covers and preview pages of Boldly Go #10, which will be released July 26.

Star Trek: Boldly Go #10

Star Trek: Boldly Go #10


Written by Mike Johnson, Boldly Go #10 features art by Tony Shasteen and a George Caltsoudas cover. The issue will run 32 pages and cost $3.99. Fans also should be sure to be on the lookout for a variant cover by Cryssy Cheung.

Star Trek: Boldly Go #10

Star Trek: Boldly Go #10


For additional details, contact your local comic book retailer or visit www.comicshoplocator.com to find a store near you. Keep an eye on StarTrek.com for additional details about the IDW's upcoming Star Trek adventures, as well as exclusive First Looks at covers and preview pages.

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Scotty returns to the Yorktown base to check in on construction of the new Enterprise... only to find that building the flagship comes with unexpected perils. Such is the plot of Star Trek: Boldly Go #10, the latest Trek comic book adventure from IDW Publishing. StarTrek.com is pleased to share an exclusive First Look at the covers and preview pages of Boldly Go #10, which will be released July 26.

Star Trek: Boldly Go #10

Star Trek: Boldly Go #10


Written by Mike Johnson, Boldly Go #10 features art by Tony Shasteen and a George Caltsoudas cover. The issue will run 32 pages and cost $3.99. Fans also should be sure to be on the lookout for a variant cover by Cryssy Cheung.

Star Trek: Boldly Go #10

Star Trek: Boldly Go #10


For additional details, contact your local comic book retailer or visit www.comicshoplocator.com to find a store near you. Keep an eye on StarTrek.com for additional details about the IDW's upcoming Star Trek adventures, as well as exclusive First Looks at covers and preview pages.

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first-look-boldly-go-10 Mon, 17 Jul 2017 04:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Remembering Beyond Production Designer Thomas E. Sanders, 1953-2017]]> http://origin-www.startrek.com/article/remembering-beyond-production-designer-thomas-e-sanders-1953-2017

StarTrek.com is saddened to report the passing of two-time Oscar-nominated production designer Thomas E. Sanders, who died on July 6. Sanders, whose last project was Star Trek Beyond, succumbed to cancer at the age of 63.  

Star Trek Beyond

Star Trek Beyond

Star Trek Beyond

Sanders was born in San Pedro, California, and kicked off his career as a furniture designer/builder before being introduced to the film industry via a job at a set construction company, according to the bio on his official site. Seizing the opportunity, he opened his own set company a year later. He quickly sold this company to become Tony Scott’s art director on Revenge and Days of Thunder. Then, while working as the supervising art director on Steven Spielberg’s Hook, he attracted the attention of Francis Ford Coppola, who then hired him on Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

Among his 18 credits as a production designer were Braveheart, Saving Private Ryan, Mission: Impossible II, Apocalypto, Secretariat and Crimson Peak. He also directed an episode of Tales from the Crypt. He earned his Oscar nominations for Bram Stoker's Dracula and Saving Private Ryan

Sanders leaves behind his wife, Mariana, and their five children, as well as one sister and seven grandchildren. According to Deadline, a celebration of life memorial will be held on July 22 at the Paso Robles Inn on 1103 Spring Street from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please join StarTrek.com in offering our condolences to Sanders' family, friends and colleagues.

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StarTrek.com is saddened to report the passing of two-time Oscar-nominated production designer Thomas E. Sanders, who died on July 6. Sanders, whose last project was Star Trek Beyond, succumbed to cancer at the age of 63.  

Star Trek Beyond

Star Trek Beyond

Star Trek Beyond

Sanders was born in San Pedro, California, and kicked off his career as a furniture designer/builder before being introduced to the film industry via a job at a set construction company, according to the bio on his official site. Seizing the opportunity, he opened his own set company a year later. He quickly sold this company to become Tony Scott’s art director on Revenge and Days of Thunder. Then, while working as the supervising art director on Steven Spielberg’s Hook, he attracted the attention of Francis Ford Coppola, who then hired him on Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

Among his 18 credits as a production designer were Braveheart, Saving Private Ryan, Mission: Impossible II, Apocalypto, Secretariat and Crimson Peak. He also directed an episode of Tales from the Crypt. He earned his Oscar nominations for Bram Stoker's Dracula and Saving Private Ryan

Sanders leaves behind his wife, Mariana, and their five children, as well as one sister and seven grandchildren. According to Deadline, a celebration of life memorial will be held on July 22 at the Paso Robles Inn on 1103 Spring Street from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please join StarTrek.com in offering our condolences to Sanders' family, friends and colleagues.

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remembering-beyond-production-designer-thomas-e-sanders-1953-2017 Sun, 16 Jul 2017 15:36:07 -0700
<![CDATA[Poll Says Division You'd Enter at Starfleet Academy Is... ]]> http://origin-www.startrek.com/article/poll-says-division-youd-enter-at-starfleet-academy-is

As a Starfleet Academy cadet, which division would you choose? That's what we asked of readers for our latest StarTrek.com poll, with the reply options of course being Command, Communication, Engineering, Medical and Science.  Thousands of fans voted, and here are the results:

Star Trek command
Command (42%)


Star Trek Science
Science (27%)

Star Trek Engineering
Engineering (16%)

Star Trek Communication


Communication (8%)

Star Trek Medical
Medical (7%)

How many people in your new division will you be seeing at Starfleet Academy?

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As a Starfleet Academy cadet, which division would you choose? That's what we asked of readers for our latest StarTrek.com poll, with the reply options of course being Command, Communication, Engineering, Medical and Science.  Thousands of fans voted, and here are the results:

Star Trek command
Command (42%)


Star Trek Science
Science (27%)

Star Trek Engineering
Engineering (16%)

Star Trek Communication


Communication (8%)

Star Trek Medical
Medical (7%)

How many people in your new division will you be seeing at Starfleet Academy?

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poll-says-division-youd-enter-at-starfleet-academy-is Sat, 15 Jul 2017 22:14:41 -0700