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Star Trek: TOS

Star Trek's Walter Koenig Talks "Things To Come"

Since Vegas Khhaaan! of last year, we've been waiting to get our hands on Walter Koenig's new projects; the graphic novels / comics "Things to Come" & "Raver". We talked to Walter back in November of last year about both works, on our "Life After Trek" podcast, and he reveled that both will be released this year. They'll be published by the independent comic house Bluewater Productions. Walter was recently interviewed by Ain't it Cool News where he gave more detail about each, as well as a fantastic bit of wisdom for the aspiring creatives out there.

"I think first of all perseverance, faith in yourself. You have to really have a passion and a belief that will stand the test of the myriad rejections that are bound to come unless you are extraordinarily gifted and recognized for it immediately, it’s a hard course to travel, but ultimately it’s a short life and you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do you know and I don’t believe, now more than ever, in a very pivotal and critical time in my life with events having taken a very tragic turn, I believe that you must live it fully and do what is important to you and if possible not to do what’s simply safe and comfortable you know." Walter continues; "If you are creative in any field in any capacity or if you have just a driving ambition in some area, I think you must acknowledge that and respect it."

Win Some "The Captains" Shatner Schwag In Our Long Khan Contest, Thanks To EPIX - Extended

Win Some "The Captains" Shatner Schwag In Our Long Khan Contest, Thanks To EPIX

**UPDATE** The deadline for the contest has been extended.  You can keep recording and uploading your KHHAAANN! videos all summer long.  Our contest for The Captains prizes will continue through July 22nd.  

Just like you, we're really anticipating William Shatner's upcoming documentary The Captains that is set to air on EPIX, July 22nd. While you wait on bated breath, you can be a part of the longest khan scream in history, plus win some awesome Shatner schwag. EPIX is giving you until July 11th the end of the summer to record yourself screaming KHHAAANN! for seven full seconds and upload it to thelongkhan.com. The Long Khan will be revealed to the world July 11th and any ew videos uploaded after the launch date and will continue to be added all summer long.

John De Lancie, Gary Lockwood, Sally Kellerman, & More At Shore Leave 33 This Weekend

John De Lancie, Gary Lockwood, Sally Kellerman, & More At Shore Leave 33 This Weekend

Shore Leave, one of the longest running fan operated conventions, is quickly approaching.  We've never been to this particular con, but we have had fantastic reports the last two years thanks to The SciFi Diner's Miles McLoughlin.  Be sure to check out the Shore Leave 31 & 32 reports to get an idea of what to expect.  There's an interesting group of stars that visit Maryland every year and this time is no different.  If you're a TOS fan (and who isn't?) Gary Lockwood & Sally Kellerman from "Where no man has gone before" will be on hand.  Of course you'll know Gary from 2001: A Space Odyssey and Sally from the motion picture version of MASH as well as many other TV and motion picture appearances.  On top of that, our favorite omnipotent being Q, John De Lancie, Star Trek authors Dayton Ward, Kevin Dilmore, David Mack, Keith DeCandido, Peter A. David and many others will also be on hand.

William Shatner's "The Captains" Documentary Trailer, Plus A New Season Of "Aftermath"

William Shatner's "The Captains" Documentary Trailer, Plus A New Season Of "Aftermath"

It seems lately that there has been more Shatner than you can wave a stick at. Well, get you're sticks out kids, The Shat is set to invade your televisions even more this month with the release of his long awaited documentary The Captains and a brand new season of his hit show Aftermath. We've been hearing about "Captains" for some time now, first learning about it in Vegas almost a year ago, and finally getting to see the extremely short trailer that was just released.

"I'm not Spock... That guy called me Spock" The Shat utters while traipsing down that all too familiar corridor in the Las Vegas Hilton. If there is any justice in the universe, you'll get to see my gigantic head in footage shot around Vegas Khhaaan! 2010. In fact, I had an extremely close call with Kirk and his camera crew while standing outside the Star Trek: The Experience panel last year. Shatner got within a foot or so of my tall, lanky frame and said very quietly to himself "I'm going this way", immediately turning in the opposite direction. Is it possible that I'm the only thing that frightens Kirk? But, I digress. The Captains will premiere on Epix July 21st. Check out the trailer below.

Data Feed: 4 Out of 6 Star Trek Series Available For Streaming On Netflix Today

As of today (July 1st) 4 out of the 6 Star Trek series are now available on Netflix via it's Watch Instantly service.  Notice how we say 4 out of 6, we're including The Animated Series in those numbers.  Included are Star Trek: The Original Series, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Voyager, & Star Trek: Enterprise.  Star Trek: Deep Space Nine will be available in October, with no word on when The Animated Series will be available.  

We've started the celebration by watching some Voyager...  That's right, the big V word.  We love Captain Janeway and the crew and began our Netflix Trek journey with two favorites, "Workforce PT 1 & 2", and "Q2".  What will you be watching?

Get your Trek on at Netflix.com

Star Trek Prop Auction; Spock’s Ears & Wrath Of Khan Screenplay Up For Sale

Star Trek Prop Auction; Spock’s Ears & Wrath Of Khan Screenplay Up For Sale

This is in the “way too cool” category! We just heard about a Hollywood Prop auction July 30th and 31st that is going to include, among tons of other stuff, Mr. Spock’s Ears from Star Trek III: The Search for Spock and an original production dialogue script/screenplay of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.  It’s the Hollywood Auction Extravaganza II, put on by Premiere Props of Los Angeles. All of the Star Trek items look like they are being sold on the 30th and just like the last auction we told you about, you can bid online or by phone if you aren’t in the Los Angeles area.

Star Trek Composer Fred Steiner Dies At Age 88

Star Trek Composer Fred Steiner Dies At Age 88

Famed Star Trek composer Fred Steiner passed away of natural causes on June 23rd. Steiner was born in New York City. He received a degree in music composition from the Oberlin Conservatory at Oberlin College in Ohio. His professional composing career began when he composed scoring and theme music for programs such as the CBS Radio Workshop, Suspense, and This is Your FBI in the 1940s and 1950s. (Memory Alpha)

Having written more scores for Star Trek: The Original Series than any other composer (more than two dozen), Steiner also worked on Star Trek: The Motion Picture as well as Star Trek: The Next Generation. Outside of the Trek universe, he wrote for many well-known television series from the 1960s including The Twilight Zone, Have Gun Will Travel, Lost in Space, Gunsmoke, & Hogan's Heroes. His most famous work being the theme to the hit lawyer drama Perry Mason starring Raymond Burr.

Steiner is survived by his two daughters Wendy and Jillian and his wife of 64 years, Shirley; two grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Star Trek's Walter Koenig To Receive Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame

Star Trek's Walter Koenig To Receive Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame

In breaking news today, Walter Koenig will finally & deservedly receive a star on the world famous Hollywood Walk of Fame. Walter is the last of the TOS main cast to receive a star on "The Walk", for which he had been previously passed over despite a wide-spread fan run internet campaign. All we can say is congratulations to our favorite Russian navigator. It's been a long time coming, but we're glad you finally get your dues. You can also check out our interview with Walter here, plus his official website.

Also included in the Television category are "Batman" star Adam West, "One Day at a Time" co-star Valerie Bertinelli, "The Simpsons" creator Matt Groening, "CSI: SVU" co-star Mariska Hargitay, "Everybody Loves Raymond" co-star Patricia Heaton, and "CSI" / "China Beach" co-star Marg Helgenberger.

On a side note, "Star Trek: Generations" co-star Malcolm McDowell will be receiving a star for the Motion Pictures category.

Check out the full details from the Hollywood Walk of Fame press release below.

No Shat In Star Trek XII. According To The Man Himself

No Shat In Star Trek XII. According To The Man Himself

Even though William Shatner desperately wanted to be in J.J. Abrams first film in the Star Trek reboot, he's officially announced that he won't be in Star Trek XII either. At the 2011 Calgary Comic Expo, Shatner was asked if he would make an appearance in the next installment in the J.J.-verse.

The Shat revealed; "I have become an acquaintance of J.J. as of late but I'm afraid no.. no I will not be in Star Trek 2 I'm afraid." There is to say though, that all things can change. And really, it's not unusual for Bill to stir a little controversy to shed light on a topic.

Bye Bye, Robot: Official Licensed Star Trek Fine Art