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WATCH: Lou Ferrigno Guest Stars In Second Episode Of ‘Star Trek Continues’

WATCH: Lou Ferrigno Guest Stars In Second Episode Of 'Star Trek Continues'

The second episode of the highly-respected fan-series, Star Trek Continues, has been released.

Guest starring Fiona Vroom, Lou Ferrigno, and Erin Gray, the episode premiered in-front of a live audience on Saturday night at the Dallas Sci-Fi Expo, following a successful Kickstarter campaign.

Star Trek Continues stars Vic Mignogna as Captain Kirk, Todd Haberkorn as Spock, Larry Nemecek as McCoy, Chris Doohan as Scotty, Grant Imahara as Sulu, Kim Stinger as Uhura, Michele Specht as Dr. McKennah, and Steven Dengler as Drake.


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Official description:

A survivor from a distressed Tellarite vessel pulls Captain Kirk and his crew into a moral quandary over her sovereignty.

In case you missed it, check out the first episode “Pilgrim of Eternity” here.

via Star Trek Continues

WATCH: Two Fans Broke Onto Paramount Lot, Film Their Own TNG Documentary… In 1988

WATCH: Two Fans Broke Into Paramount Lot, Film Their Own TNG Documentary... In 1988

Back in March of 1988, Star Trek: The Next Generation was deep into the airing of its first season. At that time, two Star Trek fans broke onto the Paramount lot, wandering through the off-limits lot to find the dark sets of TNG. The fans were able to light parts of the sets, including most of the ship’s display terminals and part of the warp core.

In a 32-minute video that recently surfaced on Youtube, “Captain Stone,” dressed in a homemade Starfleet uniform, acts as the host his own “documentary”.

While filming, the fans play with the control panels, climb onto a sickbay biobed and accidentally knock it over. They can also be heard discussing ways to remove set pieces from the stage.

Check out the video below.

WATCH: The Enterprise Crew Ventures To Qo’noS, In The Latest Episode of Star Trek: Phase II “Kitumba”

WATCH: Star Trek: Phase II Ventures To Qo'noS In "Kitumba"

The latest episode of the highly-respected fan-series, Star Trek: Phase II, has been released.

“Kitumba”, a two-part story draft for the ill-fated Star Trek: Phase II television series in 1977, was rewritten into a single episode for the fan-made series. Much of the episode takes place on Qo’nos, the Klingon homeworld. The Phase II website notes that members of the International Klingon Federation donated their time for the on-location shoots in Fort Ticonderoga, New York.

The hour-long episode bridges the gap between the Klingons seen in TOS and those seen in the feature films.

Check out the entire episode below.


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Details On New Film Project Being Presented To CBS; ‘Star Trek Equinox: The Night of Time’

Details On New Film Project To Be Presented To CBS; 'Star Trek Equinox: The Night of Time'

A new independent Star Trek film project is currently in production. Starring Voyager‘s John Savage as Captain Rudy Ransom, Gary Lockwood reprising his TOS role as Gary Mitchell, and Blanca Blanco as Lt. Cmdr. T’Lexa, Star Trek Equinox: The Night of Time, is written by Camren T. Burton and John Savage.

The filmmakers plan to present the film to CBS in the next year, as a pilot for a potential television series.

Also attached to the project is veteran special effects makeup artist, film and model maker, VFX artist Steve Neill.

Additionally, TMZ is reporting that former WWE wrestler and announcer Matt Striker has just signed on to play the part of a Rumulan Commander.

More details and an insider look at the project below.


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John Savage and Gary Lockwood on the set of 'Star Trek: Equinox - The Night of Time'

John Savage and Gary Lockwood on the set of ‘Star Trek: Equinox – The Night of Time’
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Blanca Blanco as T'Lexa

Blanca Blanco as T’Lexa (credit: Facebook)

The IMDB synopsis of the film reads:

Fifteen years after the destruction of the USS Equinox (approximate star date 2393) Captain Rudy Ransom, who was beamed from his doomed ship by the Krotownans, is held prisoner in the Delta quadrant for crimes against the race including trespassing in Krowtownan space and the deaths of Krowtown Crew members. Captain Ransom has very few choices but one chance to return to the Alpha Quadrant some 30.000 light years away.

Steve Neill recently posted the following behind-the-scenes looks at the production on Youtube.

Stay tuned to TrekNews.net for more news and further details on Star Trek Equinox: The Night of Time.

WATCH: Second ‘Star Trek: Renegades’ Teaser Trailer

WATCH: Second Star Trek Renegades Teaser Trailer

Following the release of the first sneak peek of the film in November, the team behind Star Trek: Renegades has released a second teaser trailer.

The independent production is eyeing a late 2014 release, as principle photography was completed in October and post-production is already underway.

Directed by Star Trek: Voyager‘s Tim Russ, the cast includes several former Star Trek actors, including Walter Koenig, Gary Graham, Robert Picardo, Manu Intiraymi and Richard Herd.

Check out the second teaser trailer below.


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Official description:

Renegades will be a departure from previous Treks — delving into the dark side of the human psyche, pushing our heroes to their limits, forcing them to carry out actions that they never would have as Starfleet officers. The rules have changed, and they realize they might be the last hope to save the Federation.

Star Trek: Renegades will be action oriented, filled with suspense and espionage; all while exploring new worlds, encountering both familiar and new alien species, and boldly going where no Trek has gone before.

Stay tuned to TrekNews.net for the latest information about Star Trek: Renegades.

WATCH: ‘Star Trek: Renegades’ Teaser Trailer

WATCH: Star Trek Renegades Teaser Trailer

With principle photography completed in October, the team behind Star Trek: Renegades have released a teaser trailer for the film.

Star Trek: Renegades is eyeing a summer or fall 2014 release as post-production already underway.

The Renegades cast includes several former Star Trek actors, including Walter Koenig, Tim Russ, Gary Graham, Robert Picardo, Manu Intiraymi and Richard Herd.

Official description:

Renegades will be a departure from previous Treks — delving into the dark side of the human psyche, pushing our heroes to their limits, forcing them to carry out actions that they never would have as Starfleet officers. The rules have changed, and they realize they might be the last hope to save the Federation.

Star Trek: Renegades will be action oriented, filled with suspense and espionage; all while exploring new worlds, encountering both familiar and new alien species, and boldly going where no Trek has gone before.

For fans interested in donating to help with the post-production costs, visit StarTrekRenegades.com.


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STLV ’13: Las Vegas Star Trek Convention Survival Guide

Las Vegas Star Trek Convention Survival Guide

With the Creation Entertainment’s Official Star Trek Convention just a few days away, fans who plan to attend the event may interested in maximizing the time they spend in Sin City at the world’s largest Star Trek convention.

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Star Trek, comic book and other genre conventions have changed quite a bit in recent years, growing from small gatherings of fans to veritable media extravaganzas. Whether a seasoned veteran or a starry-eyed newcomer, they can be an overwhelming experience if you’re unprepared. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of helpful hints ranging from common knowledge to insider tips to make the most of your convention-going experience.

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Female Ferengi and Q

Set a Budget
It’s easy to be enticed by everything you see at a convention. It’s even easier to convince yourself that you really “need” that awesome scale model of the Enterprise or phaser replica (after all, it is set to “stunning”). It’s harder, yet infinitely more responsible to set a budget for yourself of cash-on-hand and not go a penny over. However, in the case of an emergency, know where the ATMs are located.

Buy Your Tickets in Advance
It’s usually cheaper and sometimes the only way to ensure you’ll even get in to begin with, especially with big events like San Diego Comic-Con. Pre-purchase lines are also generally far shorter than at-the-door.

Arrive Early
Never underestimate the benefits of showing up before the rest of the crowd. Not only will you avoid lines, but it’ll allow you to orient yourself to the event’s location before it becomes too crowded. As they say, “the early Bird of Prey catches the wormhole”.

STLV '12 T-shirt

STLV ’12 T-shirt

Bring Your Own Lunch or Know Where Local Restaurants Are
No pretzel is worth $10 (no, not even those delicious cinnamon-coated ones), yet conventions continue to get away with such prices at the expense of ill-prepared attendees. Packing a sandwich will save you money and more than a few nights of violent indigestion. If you’re travelling light, bring along small goodies to snack on throughout the day. If neither of the above options appeals to you, know where good (and more importantly, cheap) restaurants are in the immediate area. Cons are more often than not set in cities, and sometimes it’s difficult to find a place both convenient and affordable. Plan your meal(s) ahead of time and avoid the inevitable lunch/dinner rushes. It’s also good to have bottled water to keep yourself hydrated, as the cumulative body heat of everyone indoors is enough to melt even the most hardened Starfleet Captain… cosplayer.

Know Where the Bathrooms Are
Especially if you chose to ignore my advice about the pretzels.

Take Pictures
A picture tells a thousand words and there’s enough at any given con to write a Robert Jordan series. People in costume love to have their pictures taken. Just remember to always ask beforehand, be polite and to not inconvenience other attendees in the process.

Dress Comfortably
It’s common knowledge that the coolness of one’s costume is inversely proportionate to how easy it is to wear, especially for an extensive period of time in tight quarters with questionable air conditioning. Be prepared for the long haul if you have elaborate or cumbersome attire.

Bring Friends
The more the merrier! Just make sure they’re as into everything as you are. Extra sets of hands to carry all of the awesome stuff you get don’t hurt, either.

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Schedule Your Time
Look up and/or print a schedule of events in advance and plan your day accordingly. There’s lots to see and do and little time to do it in. Remember to also schedule time to visit the show floor between panels and events.

Don’t Be “That Guy/Girl”
You know exactly who I’m talking about: the overbearing fans that borderline harass guests, heckle during talks and are generally rude and inconsiderate towards fellow attendees. It’s okay to be passionate about your denomination of fandom. Heck, that’s why we all go to begin with. Just don’t detract from the experience of others.

Make Connections
Cons are a great way to network and spread the word about your business/podcast/website if you have one. Bring contact cards and talk everyone up. Even if you don’t have an enterprise you’re soliciting, take this opportunity to meet people. It’s extremely rare that you’ll find such a concentrated group of like-minded and awesome individuals. That’s what cons are ultimately about – people coming together to celebrate their love of a common interest.

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Have Fun
Don’t get lost in the hustle and bustle of a con. Sure, it takes a fair amount of planning and a liberal amount of maneuvering and compromise to see and do everything (or mostly everything) that you want, but don’t get stressed! The point is to enjoy yourself. Let loose and have fun. Cons are amazing experiences that only come along so often. So make the most of it!

Have additional tips? Leave them in the comments below.

WATCH: First Episode of ‘Star Trek Continues’

WATCH: First Episode of 'Star Trek Continues'

On Friday night, the pilot episode of Star Trek Continues, a new fan-made web series, premiered at Phoenix Comicon and later released online for fans around the world to enjoy.

We first reported on Star Trek Continues back in March of 2012, when Chris Doohan–son of Star Trek‘s original Montgomery Scott, James Doohan–was cast in the series.

Based on the original 5-year voyage of the USS Enterprise, the series picks up where Kirk, Spock, Bones, Scotty, Sulu, Uhura and Chekov left off in 1969.

Entitled “Pilgrim of Eternity”, the pilot episode stars Michael Forest reprising his role as Apollo, from the 1967 Original Series episode “Who Mourns for Adonais?”.

Official episode description:

When the Enterprise meets up with an anomaly, a nemesis returns to create havoc for Kirk while Scotty battles the past to make the right decision for him, his fellow crewmates and what was once an enemy.

Star Trek Continues by Farragut Films is shot in the same 4:3 format of TOS and stars Vic Mignogna stars as Captain Kirk, Todd Haberkorn as Spock, Chris Doohan as Montgomery Scott, Grant Imahara of Mythbusters as Mr. Sulu, Larry Nemecek, world renowned Star Trek author and expert as Dr.”Bones” McCoy, Kim Stinger as Lt. Uhura, and Wyatt Lenhart as Pavel Chekov.

Watch the pilot episode below.

For more on the series, visit StarTrekContinues.com.

WATCH: Tim Russ Talks Directing and Starring in “Star Trek: Renegades”

WATCH: Tim Russ Talks "Star Trek: Renegades"

Just after filming the trailer for the upcoming independent project, Star Trek: Renegades, director and star Tim Russ was interviewed by Star Trek author, consultant and producer Larry Nemecek.

Russ described Renegades to Nemecek, saying:

Star Trek: Renegades involves a couple of the main characters from the previous Star Trek series, myself — Tuvok’s character, Chekov as well. It takes place about seven years after Voyager has returned and it takes Star Trek to more-or-less the outer edges and fringes of the Federation — not only logistically, but also in terms of culture and in terms of the way the structure of the people involved and the characters and relationships and what they’re doing.

So we’re sort of moving Star Trek forward towards the rebel renegades edge in terms of storyline.

Russ went on to explain that while he continues to work on other non-Star Trek projects, he’s still attached to the franchise.

When I signed up for it — for a ride on the franchise to play this character and the series, I knew that it had a history and that many of the characters, even from the original series were still involved and working on projects.

Watch the entire interview below.

As of last week, Star Trek: Renegades met their Kickstarter goal of raising $200,000. Along with Tim Russ, the project will star Walter Koenig, J.G. Hertzler, Gary Graham, Garrett Wang, Adrienne Wilkinson, Robert Picardo, Ethan Phillips, Richard Herd, Manu Intiraymi, Courtney Peldon, Vic Mignogna, Monica Keena, Corin Nemec, Larissa Gomes and Tarah Paige.

Walter Koenig explains the project in the Kickstarter pitch video below.

For more exclusive interviews, visit Larry Nemecek’s Trekland.

WATCH: Tim Russ & Walter Koenig Discuss the Star Trek: Renegades Web Series

WATCH: Tim Russ & Walter Koenig Discuss the Star Trek: Renegades Web Series

The producers of Star Trek: Renegades have posted a synopsis of the the recently proposed Star Trek web series on their Kickstarter page.

The series, which is set to feature former Star Trek actors Walter Koenig, Gary Graham, Garrett Wang, Robert Picardo, Ethan Phillips, Manu Intiraymi, Richard Herd, and Tim Russ, who also handle directorial duties.

Produced by the team behind 2007′s Star Trek: Of Gods and Men, Renegades is currently asking for pledges through the social fundraising site, Kickstarter. With a goal of $200,000, current pledges (as of this writing) are just under $108,000. To receive funding, the project must reach it’s goal before November 26th at 7:21am EST.

Read the synopsis below.

It is nearly ten years after Voyager’s return from the Delta Quadrant, and the Federation is in a crisis. The planet Reuel VII, the Federation’s main supply of dilithium crystals, has essentially vanished. Space and time has folded around Reuel VII, effectively isolating it from any contact with outside worlds. And this phenomenon is not natural – someone or something has caused this to happen.

This necessitates drastic measures; some of which are outside the Federation’s jurisdiction. For this, Admiral Pavel Chekov, head of Starfleet Intelligence, turns to Commander Tuvok, Voyager’s former security officer and current head of the newly reorganized Section 31. Tuvok must put together a new covert, renegade crew – mostly outcasts and rogues – even criminals. This new crew is tasked with finding out what caused the folding of time and space around Reuel, and stopping it – at all costs – from happening to their final source of energy. But will they be able to put aside their differences and stop trying to kill one another in time to accomplish their mission?

Walter Koenig and Tim Russ discusses the project in the videos below.

For more information, visit the Star Trek: Renegades Kickstarter page.

WATCH: New Trailer for Star Trek: Renegades with Walter Koenig & Tim Russ

WATCH: New Trailer for Star Trek: Renegades with Walter Koenig & Tim Russ

Star Trek: Renegades, the independent Star Trek project being produced by the team behind Star Trek: Of Gods and Men, released a new trailer over the weekend for the upcoming web series.

The series will star former Star Trek actors, including Walter Koenig, Gary Graham, Garrett Wang, Richard Herd, Manu Intiraymi and Tim Russ, who will also handle the direction of the project.

According to the series’ website, “Renegades will be a departure from previous Treks – delving into the dark side of the human psyche, pushing our heroes to their limits, forcing them to carry out actions that they never would have as Starfleet officers. The rules have changed, and they realize they might be the last hope to save the Federation.

Star Trek: Renegades will be action oriented, filled with suspense and espionage; all while exploring new worlds, encountering both familiar and new alien species, and boldly going where no Trek has gone before.”

Check out the trailer below.

For more information, visit startrekrenegades.com.

WATCH: Star Trek: Phase II Teaser with a New Captain Kirk

WATCH: Star Trek: Phase II Teaser with a New Captain Kirk

The Star Trek: Phase II fan film series has posted a teaser for the upcoming episode “Going Boldly” on Youtube. The teaser marks the debut of the series’ new Captain James T. Kirk, played by actor Brian Gross. The role was previously played by Phase II’s producer James Cawley.

Description:

Join The Crew of The Enterprise as Star Trek: Phase II boldly RE-LAUNCHES it’s series with Veteran actor Brian Gross taking over the center seat as Captain James T. Kirk! along with Brandon Stacy as Mr. Spock and John Kelly as Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy!

Watch the video below.

To watch previous episodes of Star Trek: Phase II and New Voyages, visit startreknewvoyages.com.