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Trek Culture

Google Celebrates The 46th Anniversary Of Star Trek With A Special Doodle

Okay, so maybe we're biased, but this has got to be the best doodle that Google has released. If you haven't visited google.com, you definitely should. There's a special doodle that celebrates the 46th anniversary of Star Trek, launching on the small screen, complete with console beeps, transporter effects, alien planets, a red shirt, and a certain alien species that I won't reveal. Like other doodles, you have to click through a series of events to eventually launch the custom search for Star Trek.

Life After Trek Podcast Episode 20 Featuring Michael DeMeritt

We’re pleased to announce episode 20 of our “Life After Trek” podcast, featuring Michael DeMeritt. Many of you know Michael from his time on the full run of both Star Trek: Voyager & Star Trek: Enterprise as First / Second Assistant Director. He also worked, most recently, on hit shows like ABC Family's Make It or Break It, Showtime's Californication, NBC's Las Vegas, and many others. We met him at BayouCon 2012 in Lake Charles, Louisiana and got the chance to experience his inside Star Trek panels featuring many never-before-seen photos & stories. We knew, then and there, that he would be an excellent guest on "Life After Trek".

Walter Koenig Receives Hollywood Walk of Fame Star This Monday, Sept 10, 2012

Walter Koenig Receives Hollywood Walk of Fame Star This Monday, Sept 10, 2012

If you’re anywhere near Southern California and you don’t have plans for this coming weekend, you’re in luck. There’s a once in a lifetime event in Hollywood that you won’t want to miss! Star Trek’s Walter Koenig is being honored at the induction ceremony, at the Hollywood Walk of Fame, for his very own star . Not only that, but to add icing to the proverbial cake, there’s an entire weekend convention dedicated to the event!

Go-Go, Joan of Arc, & Star Trek IV Communicaitons Officer Jane Wiedlin On The SciFi Diner

Go-Go, Joan of Arc, & Star Trek VI Communicaiton Officer Jane Wiedlin On The SciFi Diner

First of all, how cool is that? Our friends Scott & Miles from The SciFi Diner Podcast just released another interview from their time at Shore Leave 34. This time, they sit down with Jane Wiedlin from The Go-Gos. Jane has also worked on several feature films including Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure and our beloved Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.

Star Trek: The Exhibition Now In Vancouver Canada Until Sept 3rd

Star Trek: The Exhibition Now In Vancouver Canada Until Sept 3rd

If you’re anywhere near Vancouver you still have time to go see Star Trek: The Exhibition at the Pacific Nation Exhibition. It continues its run through September 3rd and has tons of goodies to see. 

The exhibit makes it first-ever Canadian stop at the Pacific National Exhibition, which continues until Sept. 3. There are 46 years of Star Trek history on display, including sets from the series, filming models, props, costumes and more from all five series and 11 feature films.

Alexander Siddig's New Film "Inescapable" Debuts First Trailer

Alexander Siddig has been hard at work on his latest movie project, a new film by Cairo Time writer-director Ruba Nadda called Inescapable. We first reported on the film back in 2011 when it was first announced. Also starring Marisa Tomei and Joshua Jackson, Inescapable's debut trailer has hit the net and it looks like a very interstesting premise especially with current world events.

Fresh Teaser Trailer For “The Con Of Wrath” Contains New Footage

New Teaser Trailer For “The Con Of Wrath” Contains New Footage

There’s a new teaser trailer for “The Con of Wrath” which has only been seen by the eyes of those lucky enough to have been attending the San Diego Comic Con on July 14th. This new trailer contains some great, high quality footage of the much anticipated documentary…not to mention more snippets of the fabulous interviews it’s going to contain.

Star Trek: TNG's LeVar Burton Interviewed On The SciFi Diner Podcast

Star Trek: TNG's LeVar Burton Interview On The SciFi Diner Podcast

Our good friends over at The SciFi Diner Podcast recently wrapped their annual coverage of Shore Leave 34. If you don't know, Shore Leave is the largest fan run convention on the east coast and Scott & Miles have been covering the event for the past several years. They ended the convention with a bang by landing an interview with Star Trek: The Next Generation's LeVar Burton.

Star Trek Birthdays; Jonathan Frakes Remembering Gene Roddenberry

In years past we've celebrated Gene Roddenberry's birthday with a special salute and a Youtube video round-up. We've often overlooked another Trek alum's birthday that just happens to share the same date as Gene, Star Trek: The Next Generation's Jonathan Frakes. What better way to celebrate this special day with a video of Jonathan candidly remembering Gene. Happy birthday to both Gene "The Great Bird of the Galaxy" Roddenberry and Jonathan "Two Takes" Frakes. By the way, you can find out how Jonathan earned that special nickname here.

Bye Bye, Robot: Official Licensed Star Trek Fine Art