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Stardate 95350.74 through 95369.89

October 1, 2017 – October 07, 2017

Welcome to the fourteenth edition of GGA Ready Room! Let’s take a look at what Star Trek news we missed last week, shall we? As a reminder: the standard date for the post will be shown in the title but the week being recapped (October 01 through October 07 in this case) will be shown in the main header in Stardate format as calculated by ST:Online – this calculator will be used since there is not a standard format across all the television shows and feature films and it is easily accessible.

There may be potential spoilers for Star Trek: Discovery in the weekly Star Trek News Round Up. No intentional spoilers are posted, but if you are not fully up to date with the show, please be aware that some links and included commentary on the show may inadvertently leave breadcrumbs or clues that you may want to avoid. No outright spoilers will ever be posted without advance warning. 


Featured Summary

What have our favorite Star Trek players been up to? 

  • Twenty-five years ago, Star Trek: The Next Generation was in full swing. It would be another few years yet before the film Star Trek: Generations as well as the introduction of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. So what was so important about the year 1992? Well, for LeVar Burton, ST:TNG‘s lead engineer, Lieutenant Geordi La Forge, it would be the start of his wedded life. This past week, Burton and his wife celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary and Mrs. Burton, Stephanie Cozart, proclaimed it to the world with a gorgeous wedding photo:

  • Speaking of LeVar Burton, he recently spent some time during NYCC at the launch party for Andy Weir‘s new book, ARTEMIS, with some familiar faces: Rosario Dawson and Neil DeGrasse Tyson! What’s more, Burton sat and gave Tyson what every Reading Rainbow and LeVar Burton Reads fan wants: he read the bedtime story Goodnight Moon while Tyson curled up with a blanket! See the Twitter coverage of the event below followed by the YouTube video Tyson shared:

  • It took awhile, but William Shatner (Captain James T. Kirk, ST:TOS) finally gave a reaction of sorts to Star Trek: Discovery. His commentary? Well, let’s just say Doctor Who‘s Davros (the father of the Daleks) may have more than one alien race attributed to his mad genius…. Come to think of it, the Daleks and the Klingons do share many traits: both are war-hungry, fueled by anger and hatred, and, as far as ST:Discovery is concerned, Klingons are as purity driven as the Daleks. Do I sense a bit of cross-over fan theory coming on?

  • Shatner had a little more to say about ST:Discovery, but more along replying to others on Twitter. The two that stand out are his reaction to art/creature designer Neville Page sitting in the USS Discovery’s captain’s chair and (RED ALERT: Possible Spoiler Inside the Following Linkspeculation with a fan on Jason Isaacs‘ possible reaction as the chair belongs to his character, Captain Gabriel Lorca.

  • Switching from the USS Enterprise NCC-1701 to the USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D, Captain Picard’s second in command, Commander William T. Riker, Jonathan Frakes attended Continuing Voyage (CONVOYNJ) convention in Parsippany, New Jersey. He was joined that weekend by Star Trek alumni Marina Sirtis (Counselor Deanna Troi), Gates McFadden (Doctor Beverly Crusher), Michael Dorn (Lieutenant Worf), Brent Spiner (Lieutenant Commander Data), and Denise Crosby (Lieutenant Tasha Yar), as well as Voyager’s Doctor, Robert Picardo. Below are a few tweets and images of the convention, but search #CONVOYNJ on Twitter for more!

  • ST:TNG actor Wil Wheaton released a book just in time for Halloween! The supernatural horror novelette is roughly 14,000 words, self-published by Wheaton, and can be purchased as an ebook on Amazon or as an audio file from Bandcamp.
    From Wil Wheaton himself:

Dead Trees Give No Shelter is about Jay Turner, a broken and lonely man who has been adrift since his brother’s murder when they were children. Now, after twenty years away, Jay has come back to his hometown of Garron, Ohio, to uncover the truth about his brother’s death.

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:Voyager, Season 4, Episode 5, “Revulsion”, October 01, 1997
  • ST:Enterprise, Season 3, Episode 4, “Rajiin”, October 01, 2003
  • ST:Discovery, Season 1, Episode 3, “Context is for Kings,” October 01, 2017
  • ST:Voyager, Season 2, Episode 6, “Twisted”, October 02, 1995
  • ST:Voyager, Season 3, Episode 5, “False Profits”, October 02, 1996
  • ST:DS9, Season 4, Episode 1, “The Way of the Warrior”, October 02, 1995
  • ST:Enterprise, Season 2, Episode 3, “Minefield”, October 02, 2002
  • ST:TNG, Season 1, Episode 2, “The Naked Now”, October 03, 1987
  • ST:TNG, Season 6, Episode 3, “Man of the People”, October 03, 1992
  • ST:TNG, Season 7, Episode 3, “Interference”, October 03, 1993
  • ST:DS9, Season 2, Episode 2, “The Circle”, October 03, 1993
  • ST:DS9, Season 3, Episode 2, “The Search, Part II”, October 03, 1994
  • ST:Enterprise, Season 1, Episode 3, “Fight or Flight”, October 03, 2001
  • ST:TOS, Season 3, Episode 3, “The Paradise Syndrome”, October 04, 1968
  • ST:Voyager, Season 7, Episode 1, “Unimatrix Zero: Part II”, October 04, 2000
  • ST:Animated, Season 2, Episode 5, “How Sharper Than a Serpent’s Tooth”, October 05, 1974
  • ST:TNG, Season 5, Episode 3, “Ensign Ro”, October 05, 1991
  • ST:TOS, Season 1, Episode 5, “The Enemy Within”, October 06, 1966
  • ST:TOS, Season 2, Episode 4, “Mirror, Mirror”, October 06, 1967
  • ST:Animated, Season 1, Episode 5, “More Tribbles, More Troubles”, October 06, 1973
  • ST:TNG, Season 4, Episode 3, “Brothers”, October 06, 1990
  • ST:DS9, Season 6, Episode 2, “Rocks and Shoals”, October 06, 1997
  • ST:Voyager, Season 6, Episode 3, “Barge of the Dead”, October 06, 1999
  • ST:TNG, Season 3, Episode 3, “The Survivors”, October 07, 1989
  • ST:DS9, Season 5, Episode 2, “The Ship”, October 07, 1996
  • ST:DS9, Season 7, Episode 2, “Shadows and Symbols”, October 07, 1998


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.

  • What do you get when you mix Star Trek: The Next Generation with PokemonGO? Leave it to one fan, Billy Duron, to come up with Larvitar Burton, a Pokemon version of LeVar Burton! In Pokemon, Larvitar is the base form of the fearsome Tyranitar (with the apropos middle stage of Pupitar). Playing on how close “Larvitar” is “LeVar”, Duron created and shared to the closed Pokemon GO: DFW Community group first the Lieutenant Geordi La Forge Larvitar Burton. After a request, he then created and shared the Reading Rainbow variant.

Geek Girl Authority Ready Room Star Trek The Next Generation PokemonGO Larvitar LeVar Burton Geordi La Forge

Billy Duron, Facebook

Geek Girl Authority Ready Room Star Trek The Next Generation PokemonGO Larvitar LeVar Burton Reading Rainbow

Billy Duron, Facebook

  • If you play Star Trek: Online, get ready for Season 14, Emergence! New opportunities will arise allowing larger fleets, but nothing comes without a cost. New challenges will come with this new ability – and failure means the loss of entire planets, not just a few people or ships. has all the details for the new season, which has already launched for players.

Geek Girl Authority Ready Room Star Trek Online Emergence Season 14


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 – December 31, 2017Star 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.
  • July 08, 2016 – November 05, 2017Star Trek: The Exhibition – Blackpool in Blackpool, United Kingdom. Tour Star Trek’s fifty years of history! Andrew Edwards, stage designer, designed the exhibition with originals from the shows and movies for your viewing pleasure.
  • January 05, 2018 – January 17, 2018 – Star Trek: The Cruise II in Miami, Florida. Two cruises, each 6 days long, are set to sail from Miami to the Caribbean with various Star Trek stars and themed events. 


The Neutral Fan Zone

Congratulations to Carly Shelton on being this week’s Fan of the Week! 

Geek Girl Authority Ready Room Fan Zone Carly Shelton October 08 2017

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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