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December 31, 2017 – January 06, 2018

Welcome to the twenty-sixth edition of GGA Ready Room! Let’s take a look at what Star Trek news we missed last week, shall we?


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A Look Back This Week in Star Trek History

What episodes of what shows aired this time in history? What movies were released? If these are questions you constantly ask, you’ll find the answer here!

  • ST:TNG, Season 3, Episode 10, “The Defector”, January 1, 1990
  • ST:DS9, Season 4, Episode 10, “Homefront”, January 1, 1996
  • ST:DS9, Season 6, Episode 10, “The Magnificent Ferengi”, January 1, 1998
  • ST:DS9, Season 2, Episode 11, “Rivals”, January 2, 1994
  • ST:DS9, Season 3, Episode 11, “Past Tense: Part I”, January 2, 1995
  • ST:DS9, Season 1, Episode 1, “Emissary”, January 3, 1993
  • ST:TNG, Season 5, Episode 10, “New Ground”, January 4, 1992
  • ST:TOS, Season 3, Episode 14, “Whom Gods Destroy”, January 3, 1969
  • ST:TOS, Season 1, Episode 16, “The Galileo Seven”, January 5, 1967
  • ST:TOS, Season 2, Episode 16, “The Gamesters of Triskelion”, January 5, 1968
  • ST: The Animated Series, Season 1, Episode 15, “The Eye of the Beholder”, January 5, 1974
  • ST:TNG, Season 4, Episode 11, “Data’s Day”, January 5, 1991
  • ST:TNG, Season 3, Episode 11, “The Hunted”, January 6, 1990
  • ST:DS9, Season 5, Episode 11, “The Darkness and the Light”, January 6, 1997
  • ST:DS9, Season 7, Episode 11, “Prodigal Daughter”, January 6, 1999


Happy New Year!

How did your favorite Star Trek alum celebrate the new year? We check in with Jonathan Frakes (Commander William T. Riker, ST:TNG), Chase Masterson (producer), Zoe Saldana (Kelvin Timeline Uhura, Star Trek film series), and Brent Spiner (Lieutenant Commander Data, ST:TNG).

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Last but not least, Happy New Year everyone! May 2018 bring you joy where there was sorrow, healing where there was pain, laughter where there were tears, adventure where there was boredom, and challenge where there was resignation. You deserve love, happiness, and good health. And only you can give that yourself. Welcome the new year with open heart! — Feliz año nuevo a todos! Que el 2018 les traiga Alegría donde hubo tristeza, curación donde hubo dolor, risa donde hubo lágrimas, aventura donde hubo aburrimiento, y reto donde hubo resignación. Tu mereces amor, felicidad y buena salud, y solo tú le puedes dar todo eso a tu cuerpo, a tu mente y tu espíritu. Dale la bienvenida al nuevo año con corazón abierto!

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What have our favorite Star Trek players been up to?

  • In 2016, Star Trek tragically lost Kelvin Timeline’s Chekov, Anton Yelchin. Though he was known for his acting, Yelchin had a passion for photography. Clayton Calvert and Rachel Vancelette from the Manhattan art gallery, De Buck Gallery, has curated 54 photographs, all taken with a Leica camera and disposable cameras, and created Anton Yelchin: Provocative Beauty. The art show will run through January 20, 2018, and proceeds that normally would pay the artist will be donated to the Anton Yelchin Foundation.

This exhibition focuses on portraits, self-portraits and interior images that Anton captured while exploring this private world. These photos include many intimate portraits of friends, family and also complete strangers. All of these people trusted Anton to convey his intimate interactions with them.

  • Jonathan Frakes (Commander William T. Riker, ST:TNG) has sat in the director’s chair for many shows, including Seth MacFarlane‘s Star Trek inspired The Orville, and this evening will see the results of Frakes taking the controls for Star Trek: Discovery. Tonight’s mid-season premiere is the 10th episode, “Despite Yourself,” and can be watched on CBS All Access.


Mixed Media

Whether it be fan art, a mash-up music video, music from the series, game related news, or just recently discovered concept art, below you will find all the arts of Star Trek from this week.

  • John Byrne‘s latest IDW published photo-manipulation issue of Star Trek: New Visions, the sixth trade volume, which includes issues #15 to #17 (“The Traveler”, “Time Out of Joint” and “All the Ages Frozen”), will release in February. The 128-page book is listed at $17.99. The cover is below and a preview can be found over at Preorder your copy at your local comicbook shop.
IDW Star Trek New Visions Vol 6 The Traveler John Byrne



Official Federation Sanctioned Events

If you are lucky enough to live near enough, one of the following events coming up this month may be of interest to you. If you do attend, take pictures and let us know how it went!


En Memorium 

Red shirts are not the only crew members lost in Star Trek. We pay our respects to the following men and women that served their time with Starfleet, the Federation, or touched some form of the Star Trek universe:

  • Star Trek: The Next Generation guest actor Jon Paul Steuer passed away suddenly on January 1, 2018, at the age of 33. Steuer portrayed the first incarnation of Alexander Rozhenko, the son of Lietenant Worf (Michael Dorn) and K’ehleyr (Suzie Plakson) on the ST:TNG episode “Reunion”. After Star Trek, Steuer went on to a short-lived acting career before retiring in 1996 at the age of 12. He had a musical career with several punk bands and then opened Harvest at the Bindery, a restaurant in Portland, Oregon, which immediately closed upon news of his death.
Star Trek The Next Generation S4E7 Reunion Suzie Plakson Jon Paul Steuer IMDB


The Neutral Fan Zone

Becoming the Fan of the Week is a simple two step process:

  • Follow @geekgirlauth and
  • Tweet any GGA Star Trek article with the tags #GGANews FanZone.


Boldly Go On Your Way

This wraps up this week’s GGA Ready Room! Thank you for joining us as we explore the universe of Star Trek, one week at a time. If I missed anything, please let me know and it’ll be included in next week’s news round up! Until next time, boldly go on your way, in your own way, and report back your findings.



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