Stardate 95599.83 through 95618.98
December 31, 2017 – January 06, 2018
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- Last week was the 25th anniversary of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and we shared our favorite episodes, See them HERE!
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).
— Jonathan Frakes (@jonathansfrakes) January 1, 2018
— Chase Masterson (@ChaseMasterson) January 1, 2018
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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!
My New Years Resolution is to curb my addiction to social networks. So, I’m going to take a break from this. Will miss you all, the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. Well…not the Ugly. Happy New Year!!!
— Brent Spiner (@BrentSpiner) January 1, 2018
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.
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Honoured to present Anton Yelchin: Provocative Beauty, a posthumous photography exhibition showcasing 54 surreal, sensual portraits shot on film over six years. The artist’s portion of proceeds from sales will be donated to the Anton Yelchin Foundation. These funds will be used for a variety of programs empowering artists who face career challenges due to debilitating disease or disability. The exhibition runs through January 20th. The exhibition is co-curated by @claytoncalvert and @rvancelette Installation view by @parkercalvert #antonyelchin #provocativebeauty #debuckgallery #nyc
- 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.
And as many of you already know, Episode 10 was directed by… pic.twitter.com/dJWNdc9Gi6
— Star Trek Writers (@StarTrekRoom) January 6, 2018
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 startrek.com. Preorder your copy at your local comicbook shop.
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!
- May 21, 2016 – September 30, 2018 – Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds in Seattle, Washington. This event is an exhibition showcasing the impact that Star Trek has had on every day life from culture and arts to technology and even sports.
- October 28, 2017 – May 28, 2018 – Starfleet Academy Experience in Jersey City, New Jersey. The interactive exhibit resides inside the Liberty Science Center and allows fans to get a feel for the life of a Starfleet Cadet. Attendees begin at orientation, learn what is required to be in science, engineering, medical, and command, and end with graduation. The exhibit includes the real-life science behind the show, including the science developed or inspired by Star Trek.
- January 12, 2018 – Star Trek Night at the Florida Panthers vs Calgary Flames game at the BB& T Center, Sunrise, Florida. Tickets to this hockey match up will include a “commemorative piece”. In addition, January 12, 2018, is also part of Panthers Palooza IV, which will include a tailgate pre-party complete with swag and BBQ.
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.
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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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