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    Happy 51st Birthday to the BEST TV series EVER!! (You can delete this if it's posted elsewhere and I just missed it! :))
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    CBS All Access, in advance of Star Trek: Discovery's second-season premiere on January 17, 2019, has just unveiled an official trailer and key art, and they've also revealed that season two will be extended to 14 episodes, from the previously announced 13. Discovery's sophomore season finds the crew of the U.S.S. Discovery -- after answering a distress signal from the U.S.S. Enterprise -- joining forces with Captain Christopher Pike (Anson Mount) on a new mission to investigate seven mysterious red signals and the appearance of an unknown being called the Red Angel. While the crew must work together to unravel their meaning and origin, Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) is forced to face her past with the return of her estranged brother, Spock (Ethan Peck). Season two of Star Trek: Discovery will premiere on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019 at 8:30 PM, ET/5:30 PM, PT exclusively on CBS All Access in the United States and will also be distributed concurrently by CBS Studios International on Netflix in 188 countries and in Canada on Bell Media’s Space channel and OTT service CraveTV. The series is produced by CBS Television Studios, Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment. View the full article
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    Production is under way now on season two of Star Trek: Discovery, with series executive producer and co-creator Alex Kurtzman directing the season premiere. A new video has been released that features behind-the-scenes footage and sneak peeks at the U.S.S. Enterprise uniforms. Click HERE to watch the Space Channel video in Canada. Click HERE to watch the Netflix video elsewhere around the world. Star Trek: Discovery's first season is available on CBS All Access in the U.S. and Space Channel in Canada. It's available on Netflix in the rest of the world. View the full article
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    Creation Entertainment has just confirmed that the upcoming Star Trek Las Vegas event – set to be held August 1–5 at the Rio Suites Hotel -- will feature the world-premiere live orchestral performance of Jeff Russo’s acclaimed music from Star Trek: Discovery. Maestro and longtime Trek fan Richard McGee will conduct the Nevada Pops in playing that music and other Trek pieces. Composer Michael Giacchino will make a special guest appearance and lead the 45-member orchestra in performing his "Star Trek Into Darkness and Star Trek Beyond Suite.” It’s all part of STLV’s Saturday Night Gala Celebration, with Saturday falling on August 4. The Nevada Pops Orchestra Star Trek: Concert Live will be complimentary for Gold, Captain’s Chair and Copper Patrons. Fans can also purchase separate $50 general admission tickets. Keep an eye on StarTrek.com for news of additional guests and events, and go to Star Trek Las Vegas for more information and to purchase tickets. View the full article
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    It sounds like over all Trek fans are enjoying the new series. Maybe I will break down next year and pay for it.
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    I am really looking forward to this ep tonight. This was a good idea by the writers to visit the mirror universe. It has such a cool factor since being introduced in the second season ep "Mirror, Mirror" on TOS. The cool part is that Lorca, Burnham and company are playing off their counterparts roles to survive there - at all costs. I also can't wait to see how "Captain Killy" portrays her alternate universe self. Good stuff. I wonder if there will be a big reveal in the form of the Terran Emperor. It seems that the writers on this show have been good at throwing us viewers surprises. The sky's the limit with this story arc.
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    Most of my Star Trek friends are watching this show. My wife and I specifically subscribed to All Access just for the show. I am not influenced by the opinions of others either. I enjoy the show and the many twists and turns that many of the other series seemed to lack. There is little predictability on this show. For example, who really saw Dr. Culber's murder at the hands of Ash Tyler coming? This is the kind of edgy trek needed to reinvigorate the franchise, in my honest opinion.
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    Hey Kevin we all definitely missed you! The site looks great. Sorry to hear about your uncle. Thanks for keeping this site going all this time even though it isn’t as active anymore it will always be a huge part of my life. Thanks again
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    does anyone watch fishcenter live? it plays on weekdays at 4 pm est/9 pm gmt on the adultswim.com livestream or you can watch the older episodes here. i only started watching a few weeks ago but it's already one of my all-time favorites. fwiw, also, my favorite fish is hamburger. Source: FishCenter Live - Wikipedia
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    This episode also marked the last appearance of Lt. DeSalle in the series. Catspaw is one of the hidden gems of classic Trek's second season. What stood out for me was the balance of humor and creepiness imbued within this journey (e.g. Spock's deadpan response to the witches dreadful song, "Very bad poetry Captain" to which Kirk replies " A more useful comment, Mr. Spock." The blend of these elements makes this an ep worth repeat viewings. Happy 50th to Catspaw!!!!
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    It looks promising based on the photos. The introduction of Lt. Ash Tyler in last week's ep was a good move. It came at a crucial time and is one of the better introductions of a major character on a Trek series in a long time. Ash has been through a lot and he seems to mesh well with Captain Lorca who also has been through a lot during his service to Starfleet. Looking forward to this new ep.
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    Spoiler Alert! (If you haven't seen episode #4 of Star Trek: Discovery, “The Butcher’s Knife Cares Not for the Lamb’s Cry”) Last Time on Discovery… The aggressive, deadly Tardigrade, now aboard the U.S.S. Discovery is now the object of Captain Lorca’s borderline obsession, as he sees in it a way to defeat the enemy. Commander Landry soon learned the hard way just how powerful and lethal the “Ripper” really is and what “makes it so good at killing Klingons.” “Discovery is no longer a science vessel,” Lorca warned. “It’s a warship.” He demands that Stamets and Burnham find a way to weaponize the Ripper. The battle is on, with the U.S.S. Discovery and her crew on red alert as they engage a pair of Klingon Birds-of-Prey in a firefight. Or is it? It’s actually only an exercise, a simulation, and one that’s not gone well. “We’ll do better next time, sir,” Landry promises, prompting Lorca to reply, “It would be hard to do worse.” The Klingon intrigue continues apace, with Voq starved but still the Torchbearer and still determined to make T’Kuvma proud. Kol arrives, initially kneeling to Voq and noting that the Klingons need Voq back in the fight, as his ship possesses the cloaking technology that can crush Starfleet. Voq, however, needs a dilithium process. Meanwhile, L’Rell stands front and center amidst the intrigue. Whose side is she really on? We also learned that Voq and L’Rell ate Captain Georgiou, with Voq having smiled as he picked the meat from her smooth skull. Not surprisingly, there’s still plenty of tension between Lt. Saru and Michael Burnham. Saru still doesn’t trust Burnham, and why should he? And she proves him right yet again when she makes small talk with Saru in attempt to gauge his fear level in the presence of the Ripper. Take note in the photo of Burnham’s uniform. As the ship’s computer noted: “Rank… none.” Lt. Stamets hates what’s going on around him. A man of science, he’s forced to work for a man of war (Lorca) and with a mutineer (Burnham). Yet, successfully determining how the Discovery can make a long jump without losing navigational stability – and using the Ripper to do so – might save countless lives, starting with the souls on Corvan II. The Ripper is his so-called supercomputer. In other Stamets-related developments, we met Dr. Hugh Culber, who has been revealed to be his partner. The Ripper is indeed the answer to saving the day, and those on Corvan II, but at what price to Lorca’s soul, Landry’s life, Stamets’ scientific integrity (and his nose), and to Burnham’s sense of right and wrong? And what of the Tardigrade, which shrieks and shudders in pain with each torturous trip to the reaction cube? Next on Discovery… In the new episode called "Choose Your Pain," Lorca unexpectedly finds himself in the company of a prisoner of war, Starfleet Lieutenant Ash Tyler (Shazad Latif), and a notorious intergalactic criminal, Harry Mudd (Rainn Wilson). Meanwhile, Burnham voices her concerns about the repercussions of the spore drive. This picture of Lorca must be from a scene set before what we see in the “Choose Your Pain” trailer, which depicts him being tortured in a style that suggests A Clockwork Orange meets TNG's “Chain of Command.” Not surprisingly, Lt. Saru and Burnham are still at odds. Wilson Cruz makes his second appearance as Dr. Culber. Worth Noting… Lifelong Star Trek fan Rainn Wilson makes his Discovery debut as Harry Mudd. “He's mischievous and deadly at the same time,” Wilson told StarTrek.com a few months ago. “And that's a fun balance to watch.” “Choose Your Pain” marks the first Discovery episode directed by Lee Rose. A stage actor turned screenwriter turned director, she counts among her many previous credits Weeds, The Glades, True Blood, Lost Girl, Haven Zoo, Grimm, Riverdale and Dynasty. Star Trek: Discovery streams Sunday nights on CBS All Access in the U.S. and Space Channel in Canada. The series streams on Mondays on Netflix in the rest of the world. View the full article
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    I like what i have seen of the series so far and am looking forward to more eps as it continues to find its legs, although it seems to be leaning heavily towards a covert operations (need I say Section 31?) subplot already. I am stoked that there is new Star Trek available, but wish there were more episodes to look forward to. Only fifteen episodes with a two month hiatus after a mere nine episodes into the series? I am kind of disappointed in that. Especially considering I am paying for CBS All Access to view this show (most of the other programs I would watch are already available on Netflix). I was really hoping for a 25+ episode season much like other series have given us in years past. Still, I am glad there is Star Trek rather than no Trek at all. I just hope CBS produces more eps when they rollout season 2.
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    Artwork looks nice. Many of the non-TNG posters looked awesome as well. I hate to be the one to state it, but the TNG crew poster should have included Wesley Crusher. He was based on Gene Wesley Roddenberry as a young man and Wesley Crusher played a significant role in many memorable TNG eps such as "The First Duty" and one of my personal faves, "Journey's End".
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    Characterizations, Treknology, Treknobabble, it really has it all. It's a shame someone can parody Star Trek better than Trek owners can create actual new canon. I am keeping my fingers crossed that the Discovery story hits a home run.
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    http://trekmovie.com...ry-coming-soon/ http://entertainment...Nine/390795.htm http://trekmovie.com...s-video-sample/ visit the Indigogo page and make a donation! WOW How about that. This could, perhaps, hopefully, lead to a DS9 remastering in HD. Fingers crossed!
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    I really liked John B.'s Phlox. He had such depth and his responses made him seem so real. Two examples. His response to the new prejudice against aliens he encountered I think at the start of season four, when he just wouldn't go back down to the surface, even though he had been craving Chinese food for so long, was so real. The response to prejudice that never makes the evening news is why it is successful and will never go away......people just stay away from mean people. He settled for take out. Then I loved the time he was playing basketball with the senior staff. He was playing the game by standing in one spot shooting 'three-pointers', enjoying himself and thinking about a Denobulan (spelling?) 'analog', interpreting the game in terms of his own cultural perspectives. Everyone else was sweating, running and jumping and exhausting themselves..... playing basketball! To me this is the kind of understated excellence Star Trek had over most sci-fi....interspecies cultural interaction. Phlox considered himself to be playing the game, but was seeing things from his own perspective. The humans were including him and doing things from their perspective, including using and trading Phlox's special shooting talent to win...it was a brief, excellent vignette of inclusion. And right before the tragic news of the embassy explosion.....
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    Very Sad, she always seemed so upbeat even though she had some health issues. Will miss her so much
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    A new topic..its easy all you gotta do is post some historical fact for that day.. Today in history...The Dambusters and the bouncing bomb The attack on German dams took place on the night of 16-17 May 60 years ago and was famously made into a film, starring Sir Michael Redgrave. Two dams were breached in the raid, but an estimated 1,294 people drowned, while 53 aircrew were killed and three taken prisoner. One of the most famous bombing raids ever.
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    What about this, AE.....you know those emails from foreign countries that ask for money for all kinds of personal catastrophes? Well I received an email from a friend saying something sad had happened. This was an out of state friend and professional colleague so I emailed her back to say I was praying for her and to let me know if there was anything I could do. As I left work it occurred to me to just call her....and lo, nothing was wrong! Plus, she had been getting calls all day from friends, and was in the process of investigating how she had been hacked. The next day I received an email reply to the email I had sent, supposedly replying from my friend. According to the letter my friend was stuck in a foreign country was ill, and needed thousands of dollars, and oh...she was so embarrassed to have to ask for this money. Now that reply site has been sent out to our IT people as a phishing site. But there is no restraint on these people. You just got an America version!
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    Let there be Rainn! Emmy Award-nominated actor Rainn Wilson has joined the cast of Star Trek: Discovery and he will play -- are you ready? -- Harry Mudd. Mudd, the charismatic conman and intergalactic criminal first introduced on Star Trek: The Original Series, is one of Trek's most-popular characters. Wilson is best known for his role as Dwight Schrute on The Office. His other television, film and stage credits include Galaxy Quest, House of 1000 Corpses, Six Feet Under, Juno, Titus Andronicus and the Broadway production of The Tempest (with Patrick Stewart). He's also written two books, SoulPancake: Chew on Life's Big Questions and The Bassoon King. Star Trek: Discovery will be available in countries around the world. View the full article
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    I saw this episode again for the first time in several years, it always makes me laugh.
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    LINKS: http://io9.com/holy-crap-they-are-officially-making-a-new-star-trek-t-1740024705?utm_campaign=socialflow_io9_facebook&utm_source=io9_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow http://deadline.com/2015/11/star-trek-tv-series-alex-kurtzman-1201603597/ http://www.startrek.com/article/new-star-trek-series-premieres-january-2017 LET THE REJOICING, OR THE FAN RAGE, BEGIN!
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    get out.... like me, I'm thinking a lot of old friends will be coming back here soon.
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    Lol that's Robert's job. I'm completely exhausted from the con but I'll get the pics uploaded and online soon. Here's our Nimoy pic though. The Horta skirt is all smooshed in it from trying to get us all in the frame. Very nice man. I don't think he was ever not smiling the whole day.
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    Rachael posing in her Comicon costumes. One new (Weed), one from last year that she's wearing again (Padme) and one store bought because she fell in love with it before I could start making it myself (Aurora). Ginga Densetsu Weed Padme Amidala Princess Aurora
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    I'm going to try to do this in the approximate order that it happened at the convention. So here goes... Spice Williams Crosby and Tony Todd: John Schuck, Suzie Plakson and Spice Williams Crosby: Martok & Gowron: Michael Dorn: Jonathan Frakes & Carolyn McCormick(Minuet): Carolyn McCormick: Alex Henteloff (Dr. Nichols in Star Trek IV) The DS9 panel: Brent Spiner: Brent Spiner & Hallie Todd (Lal): David Reddick: My daughter (Christina) as an orion slave girl: Click for Spoiler: More to come!!!
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    :P It is good to see you posting again!!
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    Well, since my other Romulan uniform pics are about a year old I thought it was time to put it back on and have my brother take some more pics. Let me know what you think and enjoy TOS Romulans for the win!! By tht way he was kind of messing around with the flash and stuff which is why some of them are blurry and some are kind of dark
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    It's been a while since I've logged in, so I just found out about this. Man, I don't even know what to say. Of course, my condolences go out to his family. I don't know what it's like to lose someone, so I don't know what they're going through, but I wish the an easy time coming to terms, and hope that they have nothing but good memories of Joe.
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    My deepest condolences to his family and loved ones.
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    Truly sad news - I had wondered how he was since he hadn't posted in a while. Thank you Kor for letting us know.
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    Joe joined the board in 2005, his original screen name was dragonwrangler95. He changed it once that ability was made available back in early 2008. Woooooah didn't realise it was dragonwrangler95! *Feels like she has just been punched in the stomach* Oh Joe, so gonna miss you round here. I just watched Trek earlier and I started thinking of you and I shed a few tears! OK only over the forum but still we got like a family on here, it's like loosing a member.
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    im just not finding out myself.....im just deeply sadded about this....may he watch over us as we keep him in thoughts, our minds, and our prayers.....i just can't believe he's gone. the last i taked to him was last year in the chat talking about old cartoon shows with Guardian and Psy. He was a great friend to many here on STF. I for one will truly miss him.
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    How terribly sad. He and his family will be in my prayers. RIP Joe.
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    Thanks Voyager recruit! Here's a few more: Kevin Sorbo and Eugene Roddenberry: The Enterprise panel: These were taken at the Captain's Chair party at the Stratosphere: Las Vegas lights from the top of the Stratosphere:
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    Me in a starfleet uniform but someone made it for me here is me just leaning on a chair here is two pictures of me so far tell me what you think of them and hopeyou like them
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    What's little Mandy's middle name? Good question kev...her full name is Mandy Darlene Saskia Evans. Darlene was my moms name (god bless her soul) and Saskia is Debs moms name.
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    My first autographed Trek pic. I bought it thru the mail when I was a teenager. I didn't re-discover it until about a month or so ago..It was in an old photo album. I'm very surprised that it survived all my seperations and moves..It's such a beautiful pic of Grace.. I love the hair..Back then I even had a 45 she did..I believe the name of the song was 'Take a Star Trip'..She had a great singing voice. Didn't I hear recently that she was puting out a compilation CD of her songs? If anyone hears of this, please let me know..
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    Those pix are AWESOME!!! And don't be offended by the Starbuck comparsions. Dirk Benedict was prettier than most women back in the 70s. With the long flowing hair and whatnot. Just kidding. You have some great pix there, no doubt.
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    May 17, 1943 The Memphis Belle flies its 25th bombing mission On this day in 1943, the crew of the Memphis Belle, one of a group of American bombers based in Britain, becomes the first B-17 crew to complete 25 missions over Europe. The Memphis Belle performed its 25th and last mission, in a bombing raid against Lorient, a German submarine base. But before returning back home to the United States, film footage was shot of Belle's crew receiving combat medals. This was but one part of a longer documentary on a day in the life of an American bomber, which included dramatic footage of a bomber being shot out of the sky, with most of its crew parachuting out, one by one. Another film sequence showed a bomber returning to base with its tail fin missing. What looked like damage inflicted by the enemy was, in fact, the result of a collision with another American bomber. The Memphis Belle documentary would not be released for another 11 months, as more footage was compiled to demonstrate the risks these pilots ran as they bombed "the enemy again and again and again-until he has had enough." The film's producer, Lieutenant Colonel William Wyler, was known for such non-military fare as The Letter, Wuthering Heights, and Jezebel. A fictional film about the B-17, called Memphis Belle, was released in 1990, starring John Lithgow, Matthew Modine, and Eric Stoltz.
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    1963 After 22 Earth orbits, Gordon Cooper returns to Earth, ending the last mission of Project Mercury
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    Archer of course. Main reasons are the qualities which attracted me in frist place: His humanity and the way he deals with problems - he uses his brain to convince (not persuade or force) and to achieve his goals Kirk - Picard - Sisko = thats my next ranking list
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    The best captain is definetly Jean-Luc Picard.The guy RULES!! :o
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