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Star Trek: TOS

"Bleep My Dad Says" Launches Tonight At 8:30/7:30c

"Bleep My Dad Says" Launches Tonight At 8:30/7:30c

Tonight, the long awaited release of William Shatner's brand new TV sitcom "$#*! My Dad Says" (spoken as “Bleep My Dad Says”) is upon us all. For those who aren't in the know, amongst The Shat’s many projects has been this new sitcom in which he plays a 72-year-old father who happens to be very outspoken.

CBS describes Shatner’s character, Ed Goodson as “a forthright and opinionated dad who relishes expressing his unsolicited and often wildly politically incorrect observations to anyone within earshot.” You can read CBS’s full synopsis here

"It Must Be Because I’m Lovable, Charming and Intelligent" Says William Shatner. We Say, Fair Enough!

"It Must Be Because I’m Lovable, Charming and Intelligent" Says Bill Shatner.  Fair Enough!

We love The Shat, I mean, we've made that abundantly clear over the years. It's more than just love, it's also admiration for a man who has never outstayed his welcome in Hollywood. Some may say that he has, but we would argue that Bill simply morphs into another form of himself to stay relevant. You could call him one of the true Hollywood shape-shifters that takes the form of what's necessary to stay in popular culture. In a recent interview with Collider, Bill called it "Survival" and of course made a self-mocking joke about it.

Maybe that's what gives him his true staying power in the popular conscience. He doesn't take himself too seriously. Bill also gives his thoughts on Chris Pine's performance as a young Kirk and if we'll see a Kirk Prime in Star Trek XII. Check out an excerpt from the Collider interview below.

Collider: Have you reflected at all about being an actor that’s never worn out his welcome?

William: That’s true. It must be because I’m lovable, charming and intelligent.

Nimoy, "The Conscience Of Star Trek" To Speak In Long Beach, CA. October 23rd.

Nimoy, "the conscience of Star Trek." To Speak In Long Beach October 23rd.

Leonard Nimoy, once described by Gene Roddenberry as "the conscience of Star Trek", will be speaking for one night only at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach, CA. Set for October 23rd at 8pm, the intimate talk will touch on the subjects of innovation, creativity and personal development. Plus a ton of Trek!

According to, Leonard will speak on Star Trek, its origins, and how a new genre for television and movies was created. He'll also share his portrayal of the rational and emotionally suppressed Vulcan as part of a remarkable and diverse career that’s left an indelible imprint on American culture.

With his impending "retirement" this maybe one of the last chances to see Leonard in an environment such as this. Tickets for "An Evening With Leonard Nimoy are $65 for adults or $60 for seniors and can be purchased by calling (562) 985-7000.

Check out the Carpenter Performing Arts Center Website Here.

Allegiance, A New Musical From Star Trek TOS's George Takei. Details Emerge.

Allegiance, A New Musical From Star Trek TOS's George Takei.  Details Emerge.

Back in August during Vegas Khhaann!, George Takei mentioned he was working on a new Broadway musical that focuses on the extreme hardship during the Japanese American internment camps of WWII. If you haven't read our coverage of Vegas Khhaann! day one, George talked about his own family's experience.  Including loosing their home and being kept in horse stalls at the Santa Anita race track in Southern California.  It was amazingly powerful stuff.  Now, more details about the musical have emerged with a story synopsis and George's co-star, Tony Award Winner Lea Salonga.

Allegiance is a new musical about love, family and heroism during the Japanese American internment, with music and lyrics by Jay Kuo and book by Jay Kuo and Lorenzo Thione, starring Tony Award (R) winning actress Ms. Lea Salonga and screen and TV icon, Mr. George Takei.

Star Trek TOS's Walter Koenig Set To Attend Austin, Atlanta, & Big Apple Comic-Cons

Walter Koenig Set To Attend Austin, Atlanta, & New York Comic-Cons

We had the great pleasure of seeing Walter Koenig at Vegas Khhaaan! this year. It seems though that Vegas isn't his only stop on the convention circuit. Walter is scheduled to appear in three Wizard World Comic-cons in the next three months. Starting off in the New York City, the Big Apple comic-con is set to begin on October 1st and run through the 3rd at the Penn Plaza Pavilion.

Next up, Walter will be heading down to our corner of the map and attending the Austin Comic-con set for November 12 through the 14th. We think (but don't quote us on it) that this is the first time Wizard World has had a comic-con here in Austin. Also scheduled to appear is Claudia Christian (Actress - Look; Babylon 5), Billy Dee Williams (Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back; Batman; Brian's Song), Mimi Rogers (Austin Powers; The X-Files; Someone to Watch Over Me; The Geena Davis Show; The Loop), James Marsters (Buffy The Vampire Slayer; Caprica; Torchwood; Smallville), Kelly Hu (X-Men 2; Scorpion King; The Tournament), Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters; Oz; Heroes), Gil Gerard (Buck Rogers in the 25th Century), Erin Gray (Buck Rogers, Silver Spoons), and many more.

Plano, TX. Star Trek Fan Days To Feature Shatner, Frakes, Spiner, & Lloyd.

Plano, TX. Star Trek Fan Days To Feature Shatner, Frakes, Spiner, & Lloyd.

A new convention almost slipped passed our radar in our very own backyard. A production of C2 Ventures, Inc., Fan Days is one of the various cons operated by C2 in the Dallas Metroplex and just so happens to be Star Trek flavored this year. And, THAT happens to be our favorite flavor.

On board for the con are none other than William Shatner, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, & Christopher Lloyd. We're looking forward to Doc Brown Commander Kruge the most. Not that we don't adore the rest (I mean that Shat's going to be there, but Christopher Lloyd is a rare treat at conventions.

"I live my life as though I'm in a television show" Says William Shatner

"I live my life as though I'm in a television show" Says William Shatner

Well, maybe we fudged a little with that title... The Shat didn't actually say "I live my life as though I'm in a television show", Denny Crane did. According to a video published on, Bill was blown away by that statement, adding "What a concept". The new video is the latest addition in the New York times "Screen Test" series, which is an interesting take on The Shat. To us, it seems more "personal". I put personal in quotes because with William Shatner, you never know if you're listening to Bill or Mr. Shatner or even the alter-alter-ego The Shat.

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".

Bye Bye, Robot: Official Licensed Star Trek Fine Art