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Trek Culture

Trek Culture Movie Review: Chase Masterson In "Yesterday Was A Lie"

While we were at this year’s Vegas Khaaan!! we received a copy of “Yesterday Was a Lie” (featuring Deep Space Nine’s own Chase Masterson) to watch, enjoy, and review. We recently sat down and watched it (twice) and thought you might like to read about it.

It’s a psychological mystery/thriller in the style of the best film noir detective movies of the 1940’s. Written and directed by James Kerwin and starring Kipleigh Brown (Enterprise), Chase Masterson (DS9), John Newton, and Mik Scriba, this movie takes you on a stunning ride through fog filled alleys and moonlit city streets that will have you questioning reality at every turn.

Yesterday Was A Lie

September 8th 1966, Star Trek's First Episode Airs. "The Man Trap" 44 Years Later

September 8th 1966, Star Trek's First Episode Airs

On September 8th, 1966 an unknown science fiction series debuted with it's inaugural episode. The show was "Star Trek" later known as "Star Trek: The Original Series" and the episode was "The Man Trap".

Not the original pilot, the second pilot, or even the intended first episode, "The Man Trap" starts with The Enterprise arriving at planet M-113 to provide supplies and routine medical exams to Doctor Robert Crater and his wife, Nancy, whom Dr. Leonard McCoy was once romantically involved with. M-113 has been home to the Craters for five years, during which time they have conducted an archaeological survey of the planet's ruins. They are the only known inhabitants of the planet.

Star Trek TOS "The Trouble with Tribbles" Writer David Gerrold To Speak In Riverside, CA.

Star Trek TOS "The Trouble with Tribbles" Writer David Gerrold To Speak In Riverside, CA.

Star Trek: The Original Series writer David Gerrold is scheduled to make a special appearance at Star Trek: The Exhibition Saturday, September 18th in Riverside, CA. Gerrold, best know for writing the iconic "The Trouble with Tribbles" episode, will be the guest speaker at the 3 hour event starting at 1pm. The special event will include a presentation, where Gerald will field questions from the audience, as well as a reception, and book signing. The event will be free with general admission, pre-sale tickets are available for purchase through the Riverside Metropolitan Museum.

Gerrold wrote the scripts for the original series' "The Trouble with Tribbles" and its sequel, the animated series' "More Tribbles, More Troubles", as well as The Animated Series episode "Bem". The first of these was nominated for a Hugo Award. He provided the story, along with Oliver Crawford, for TOS: "The Cloud Minders". He also provided an uncredited rewrite of the final draft of the script for TOS: "I, Mudd".

"I know the real William Shatner.” Says William Shatner

"I know the real William Shatner.” Says William Shatner

We apparently love to write about William Shatner as of late. Yes, he's the Captain of the "original" Enterprise. Sure, he's working on umpteen different television shows as we speak, but there's more to why were fascinated with The Shat. He seems to be a phenomenon. Who is the real William Shatner though? Is it the actor, the icon, the pitchman, the equestrian, the author, or the workaholic? It seems, he's all of them combined.

In a fantastic article from the New York Times, journalist Pat Jordan spent some time with The Shat in Kentucky and chronicled his two day adventure. Much like the "Mind Meld" documentary that was released 10 or so years ago, this article captures a different, more "realistic" side of one of the most famous icons of the last 50 years. Check out a few amazing quote excepts form the article below.

When asked if he has any regret throughout his career, Shatner responded. “Regret is the worst human emotion, If you took another road, you might have fallen off a cliff. I’m content.”

Star Trek Youtube Video Round-up: Shats & Giggles Edition

Star Trek Youtube Video Round-up: Shats & Giggles Edition

We've expressed our affection for The Shat so many times here on our humble website. We've written many an article, talked about his awesomeness in detail, and covered his attempt to take over the world, one TV show at a time. One thing we haven't discussed is his magnetic personality. Well maybe we have, but that's not the point. From playing Captain Kirk to playing himself, The Shat is simply The Shat. He's a force to be reckoned with and his simple smirk and strange halting laugh is a weapon he often uses from his arsenal. Many a beast has been soothed by it and many Orion Slave girls have fallen victim to it. That's why we give you another Star Trek Youtube video round-up: The Shats & Giggles Edition

This is simply the quintessential Kirk laugh.

Scott Bakula Attending Dragon Con This Year. Plus, The Full Star Trek Guest List.

Scott Bakula Attending Dragon Con This Year.  Plus, The Full Star Trek Guest List.

Dragon Con is definitely one of those conventions we would love to make the pilgrimage for.  It seems that every year more and more Trek stars are appearing, and from what we understand, you actually get to approach them without the goon squad attacking.  You know what I mean...  Anyway, if you're not familiar with Dragon Con, it's the largest multimedia & popular culture convention focusing on science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film in the US. The con is set for launch September 3rd and runs thru the 6th. Several of our favorites are appearing this year, including Scott Bakula!  This would be a rare treat and we would love to be in attendance.

We've gathered together a comprehensive list of all of the Trek stars appearing this year.  Check it out below.

Rene Auberjonois

Two Years Ago Today, The Trek Community Lost A Dear Friend... Star Trek: The Experience

Two Years Ago Today, The Trek Community Lost A Dear Friend... Star Trek: The Experience

As many of you have probably read before, we had the pleasure of visiting Star Trek: The Experience twice during it's run. Both times, we unequivocally felt like we were home among family and friends. Unfortunately, on September 1st, 2008, Star Trek: The Experience closed it's doors for the last time and we're here to mark the two year anniversary of our dear departed friend.

A Brief History of ST:TE

Star Trek: The Experience was a US$70 million permanent Star Trek-themed attraction at the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel, owned by Cedar Fair Enterprise, containing shops styled after the Deep Space 9 Promenade, a restaurant styled after Quark's, The History of the Future Museum (which was a large collection of props and artifacts), and the Klingon Encounter and Borg Invasion 4D rides. The store was the largest Star Trek-themed store in the world.

Mondo Tees "Star Trek: First Contact" Borg Queen Poster On Sale Thursday

Mondo Tees "Star Trek: First Contact" Borg Queen Poster On Sale Thursday

Mondo Tees, purveyor of all things rad and poster-y have just announced the next edition of their Star Trek poster series. This time, the poster gets assimilated. We've covered both of the previous releases from Mondo, including the Khan-a-licious (spell check wanted to change that to Khan-a-vicious, which works too) and the striking "Trouble with Tribbles" poster (check out our live coverage of the release here). For their brand spanking new release, artisit Ken Taylor designed a beautiful 24 x 36 poster for a Trek fan favorite, "Star Trek: First Contact".

The posters go on sale Thursday at an undisclosed time. If they sell anything like the last two have, you better have your finger poised on the mouse button to buy as soon as they're released. Since Mondo Tees is local for us, We'll probably be heading down there sometime on Thursday to grab ours.  I also guess, we'll only be buying one, they're limited to 1 per household.  Hmmm.....

Here are the deets from the Mondo site:

William Shatner Says "There is no doubt... there is life out there" While Launching Yet Another TV Show.

William Shatner Says "There is no doubt... there is life out there" While Launching Yet Another TV Show.

William Shatner apparently has another show in the works that's premiering this fall?! Called William Shatner's "Weird or What?" the show will look at extraordinary events and try to explain them scientifically or logical. What we would like someone to explain is, when does William Shatner sleep? This is the third television show he's premiering this fall! Along with "Aftermath", "Bleep My Dad Says", and now "Weird or What?", The Shat is also still working on "Raw Nerve" while filming a documentary about all of the Star Trek captains called simply "The Captains". One thing that did just cross our minds, maybe The Shat is one of those new-fangled day walking vampires. When we saw him up-close at Vegas Khhaaan, he was awfully sparkly.

Bye Bye, Robot: Official Licensed Star Trek Fine Art