Stardate 95676.44 through 95695.59
January 28, 2018 – February 04, 2018
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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 2, Episode 7, “Unnatural Selection”, January 28, 1989
- ST:Enterprise, Season 4, Episode 12, “Babel One”, January 28, 2005
- ST:Discovery, Season 1, Episode 13, “What’s Past is Prologue”, January 28, 2018
- ST:TNG, Season 7, Episode 14, “Sub Rosa”, January 29, 1994
- ST:DS9, Season 4, Episode 12, “Crossfire”, January 29, 1996
- ST:Voyager, Season 2, Episode 15, “Threshold”, January 29, 1996
- ST:Voyager, Season 3, Episode 15, “Coda”, January 29, 1997
- ST:TNG, Season 1, Episode 14, “11001001”, January 30, 1988
- ST:TNG, Season 6, Episode 13, “Aquiel”, January 30, 1993
- ST:DS9, Season 2, Epiosde 13, “Armageddon Game”, January 30, 1994
- ST:DS9, Season 3, Episode 13, “Life Support”, January 30, 1995
- ST:Voyager, Season 1, Episode 3, “Time and Again”, January 30, 1995
- ST:Enterprise, Season 1, Episode 14, “Sleeping Dogs”, January 30, 2002
- ST:DS9, Season 1, Episode 5, “Captive Pursuit”, January 31, 1993
- ST:TOS, Season 3, Episode 18, “The Lights of Zetar”, January 31, 1969
- ST:Voyager, Season 7, Episode 13, “Repentance”, January 31, 2001
- ST:TNG, Season 5, Episode 12, “Violations”, February 1, 1992
- ST:TOS, Season 1, Episode 20, “Court Martial”, February 2, 1967
- ST:TOS, Season 2, Episode 19, “A Private Little War”, February 2, 1968
- ST:TNG, Season 4, Episode 13, “Devil’s Due”, February 2, 1991
- ST:Voyager, Season 6, Episode 14, “Memorial”, February 2, 2000
- ST:TNG, Season 3, Episode 13, “Déjà Q”, February 3, 1990
- ST:DS9, Season 5, Episode 13, “For the Uniform”, February 3, 1997
- ST:DS9, Season 7, Episode 12, “The Emperor’s New Cloak”, February 3, 1999
- ST:Voyager, Season 5, Episode 13, “Gravity”, February 3, 1999
What have our favorite Star Trek players been up to?
- Wil Wheaton‘s wife, Anne Wheaton, shared a behind the scenes photo of Wil on the Professor Proton set for The Big Bang Theory. The episode, “The Novelization Correlation“, aired this past week and explored the animosity between Wheaton and Sheldon (Jim Parsons) while Leonard (Johnny Galecki) gets feedback on his novel.
- The newest edition of The Planetary Society‘s The Planetary Post, usually hosted by Robert Picardo (The Doctor, ST:Voyager), has been released! However, instead of Picardo hosting this month’s episode, he is off on the Star Trek: The Cruise II, partying it up with Star Trek fans. One of the fans he meets aboard the ship is Former NASA Astronaut Richard Searfoss, who graces the podcast with a quick interview. Scientist and Planetary Post board member Dr. Britney Schmidt gives an overview of RISE-UP, which stands for Ross Ice Shelf and Europa Underwater Probe, work currently in progress in Antarctica that could help with future explorations of other planets.
- William Shatner (Captain James T. Kirk, ST:TOS) sat down with UK based Daily Mail for a short interview in which he expressed his willingness to allow his image to be digitally recreated or altered to appear as he did 50 years ago in the first run of Star Trek, if JJ Abrams or Quentin Tarantino would have him in that capacity for the next Star Trek film. Watch the video HERE.
- Star Trek: Discovery ladies, Sonequa Martin-Green (Michael Burnham) and Mary Chieffo (L’Rell), sat with Aliza Pearl for an episode of Fangirling. Nerdist Marketing Coordinator, Lee Travis, shared a behind the scenes shot of the interview as a tease for the upcoming February 7 episode:
Just witnessed an amazing interview by @AlizaPearl with @SonequaMG and @marythechief from @startrekcbs for Fangirling. Be sure to watch on 2/7 on https://t.co/i9auKcsULj. #FangirlingIsBack pic.twitter.com/WnXzEEu0ht
— Lee Travis (@lostthenumbers) February 3, 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.
- Culture centers exist the world over to provide educational experiences about another culture, from their language to their food to their clothing to their customs – basically, everything that defines a culture. But where do the rules state that such places must educate on a real culture? A collaboration between Turteatern (a Stockholm theatre) and the Klingon Institute of Cultural Exchange has resulted in the formation of Visit Qo’noS, a real cultural center experience based around the fictitious Klingons of Star Trek. The center will provide interactive learning opportunities, including a live adaptation of William Shakespeare‘s classic Romyo je joloywI’ (Romeo and Juliet), which is said to be the original tongue of the bard himself. There will also be Klingon cuisine and Klingon opera. The culture center will be presented by Klingon ambassadors Ban’Shee, Mara, Morath, and Klag, all from the House of Duras (um, do we trust them?) and will be open from February 3 to March 24. Find tickets and a schedule of performances for the non-profit fan fiction project HERE. GGA’s Jenny Flack has more information on the background of the human-Klingon project HERE.
- The internet is an insane and crazy place and it just keeps getting weirder. Apparently, there is a new trend where people use all available technology to put Nicholas Cage into anything and everything – and Star Trek did not escape their grasp! This short clip from Derpfakes stitches Cage over Captain Picard (Sir Patrick Stewart) and offers up a glimpse of something disturbingly acceptable:
There is a new game available for Star Trek fans! Puppet Master Games and CBS Interactive bring Star Trek: Adversaries to fans’ computers. The game is a collectible card game that is completely online and free to play. There are over 300 starships (including 24 collectible flagships) for players to customize and man with over 140 available crew members. There are multiplayer options and AI campaigns available, all with ranked matches, player-vs-player, and draft play. Prizes await on the leader board, too. To play, just visit StarTrekAdversaries.com.
Convention Circuit: News and More
I’m breaking this out of the above segment, What have our favorite Star Trek players been up to?, because there have been so many conventions pop up that I am worried about things getting too crowded.
[UPCOMING] Star Trek Las Vegas 2018 (August 01 – 05)
- Star Trek Las Vegas 2018 now has over 60 guests announced! Joining previously named guests are Rainn Wilson (Harry Mudd, ST:Discovery), Colm Meaney (Chief O’Brien, ST:TNG & ST:DS9), and Ira Steven Behr (Producer & Writer, ST:TNG & ST:DS9). Read the full list of attendees HERE. And, just a reminder, Saturday night will have a concert by Nevada Pops Orchestra with Gary Graham‘s The Sons of Kirk as the house band.
[UPCOMING] Gaaays In Spaaace: Equality Celebration Tour: Live Long & Be Fabulous (First stop February 8 in Los Angeles)
- Gaaays In Space, the community celebrating the LGBT+ representation in Star Trek, is hosting a tour! The first stop is in Los Angeles on February 8 with four total nights (2/08, 2/27, 3/21, 3/28) at the Three Clubs Cocktail Lounge featuring John Billingsley (Dr. Phlox, ST:Enterprise), Robert Beltran (Chakotay, ST:Voyager), Rod Roddenberry (Producer, ST:Discovery), Nana Visitor (Major Kira, ST:DS9), Armin Shimerman (Quark, ST:DS9), Hana Hatae (Molly O’Brien, ST:TNG & ST:DS9), Robert Picardo (The Doctor, ST:Voyager), and more! Find more information, including tickets, visit gaaaysinspaaace.org.
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.
Neutral Fan Zone
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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.