Stardate 95389.04 through 95408.19
October 15, 2017 – October 21, 2017
Welcome to the sixteenth 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 15 through October 21 in this case) will be shown in the main header in Stardate format as calculated by Star Trek: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.
- To read last week’s GGA Ready Room, Follow this link!
- To find any Star Trek news on Geek Girl Authority, Click on this link!
- This past week, the episode titles for the next five Star Trek: Discovery episodes were released. 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:Enterprise, Season 3, Episode 6, “Exile”, October 15, 2003
- ST:Discovery, Season 1, Episode 5, “Choose Your Pain”, October 15, 2017
- ST:Enterprise, Season 4, Episode 2, “Storm Front, Part II”, October 15, 2004
- ST:DS9, Season 4, Episode 3, “Hippocratic Oath”, October 16, 1995
- ST:Voyager, Season 2, Episode 7, “Parturiton”, October 16, 1995
- ST:Enterprise, Season 2, Episode 5, “A Night in Sickbay”, October 16, 2002
- ST:TNG, Season 1, Episode 4, “The Last Outpost”, October 17, 1987
- ST:TNG, Season 6, Episode 5, “Schisms”, October 17, 1992
- ST:TNG, Season 7, Episode 5, “Gambit, Part II”, October 17, 1993
- ST:DS9, Season 2, Episode 4, “Invasive Procedures”, October 17, 1993
- ST:DS9, Season 3, Episode 4, “Equilibrium”, October 17, 1994
- ST:Enterprise, Season 1, Episode 5, “Unexpected”, October 17, 2001
- ST:TOS, Season 3, Episode 5, “Is There in Truth No Beauty?”, October 18, 1968
- ST:Voyager, Season 7, Episode 3, “Drive”, October 18, 2000
- ST:TNG, Season 5, Episode 5, “Disaster”, October 19, 1991
- ST:TOS, Season 1, Episode 7, “What Are Little Girls Made Of?”, October 20, 1966
- ST:TOS, Season 2, Episode 6, “The Doomsday Machine”, October 20, 1967
- ST:Animated, Season 1, Episode 7, “The Infinite Vulcan”, October 20, 1973
- ST:TNG, Season 4, Episode 5, “Remember Me”, October 20, 1990
- ST:DS9, Season 6, Episode 4, “Behind the Lines”, October 20, 1997
- ST:Voyager, Season 6, Episode 5, “Alice”, October 20, 1999
- ST:TNG, Season 3, Episode 5, “The Bonding”, October 21, 1989
- ST:DS9, Season 5, Episode 4, “…Nor the Battle to the Strong”, October 21, 1996
- ST:Voyager, Season 5, Episode 2, “Drone”, October 21, 1998
- ST:DS9, Season 7, Episode 4, “Take Me Out to the Holosuite”, October 21, 1998
What have our favorite Star Trek players been up to?
- Star Trek: Discovery‘s Jason Isaacs (Captain Gabriel Lorca) recently played in the comedic historical drama, The Death of Stalin. He highlighted its release when it hit theaters in the UK, openly mocking the fact that Russia considered banning the film. See the trailer for the movie below Isaacs’ tweet:
Out today in the UK: "Film of the year"- The Guardian, "An attempt to destabilize Russia" – some twat in the Kremlin https://t.co/fNxdvEXzx3
— Jason Isaacs (@jasonsfolly) October 20, 2017
- Dr. Mae Jemison, actual astronaut and Star Trek: The Next Generation guest star, turned 61 on October 17. In celebration, several celebrities took a moment to share a post on the history-making woman. Among them were Star Trek alums Ted Sullivan (Producer, ST:Discovery) and LeVar Burton (Lieutenant Commander Geordi La Forge, ST:TNG).
Mae Jemison, who made history as the first Black woman in space, was born on this date. pic.twitter.com/gHyswRR9BH
— Philip Lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) October 17, 2017
— TrekMovie.com (@TrekMovie) October 17, 2017
- This past week was the 25th Anniversary of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Variety gathered some of the cast for a photoshoot. Rene Auberjonois (Odo, ST:DS9) shared some photos behind the scenes over on Twitter, some of which have been gathered by GGA. The original photo referenced by the following tweet will be forthcoming from Variety.
- Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s doctor, Gates McFadden (Dr. Beverly Crusher), met and spoke with Camille Eddy at a convention about robotics. Eddy then wrote an article over on People of Color in Tech, which spurred McFadden to express her enthusiasm for the woman:
Can I like her more and more?! YESSSSS https://t.co/sHav3Jlr6R
— Gates McFadden (@gates_mcfadden) October 18, 2017
- William Shatner (Captain Kirk, ST:TOS) has become known for his twitter clap-backs as of late. After being accused of doing nothing but tweeting, he revealed that he had, in fact, given a keynote speech at the NACS Show before traveling home to LA where he spent the remainder of the day thumbing through the social media platform. To read the impact and some quotes of his speech, check out CSP Daily News’ write up HERE.
- In addition to wishing Dr. Jemison a very happy birthday, LeVar Burton has been busy lending his voice to the radio drama style podcast, Deadly Manners. The podcast is set in a 1950’s mansion as a classic murder-mystery, which Burton narrates. The podcast description, courtesy of Deadly Manners:
Deadly Manners is a 10 episode, dark comedy murder-mystery series set in the winter of 1954. It follows the events during the night of the affluent Billings family annual dinner party with their distinguished, eccentric guests. However, all is not fun and games as shortly after the party starts, a snowstorm begins to rage outside, trapping all the partygoers inside their host’s mansion. When a murderer starts killing off those in attendance, the guests must figure out who is responsible, or at least how to stay alive — lest they be next. Deadly Manners was created by Ali Garfinkel and Alex Aldea. Deadly Manners stars Kristen Bell, Denis O’Hare, Alisha Boe, RuPaul, Anna Chlumsky, Timothy Simons, Michelle Visage, Alona Tal, David Cummings and is narrated by LeVar Burton. Artwork by Kina Lee.
— Apple Podcasts (@ApplePodcasts) October 15, 2017
WARNING: Potential Star Trek: Discovery spoilers within links below. Fan art for ST:Discovery is shown without explanation as it is FAN ART.
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.
- If you are a Star Trek: Online game player, be sure to log in to your account and claim your ST:Discovery uniform! The free uniform will only be available through October 31 – and, as an added bonus, ST:Online is celebrating the 30th anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation with a free Type 7 Shuttle, as well!
— MMORPG.com (@MMORPGcom) October 19, 2017
- Star Trek: Discovery fan Laz Marquez (@lazmarquez) has created posters for the first four episodes of the new show! Each one brings in imagery from the episode it depicts with the title of each episode prominently displayed
— Laz Marquez (@lazmarquez) October 17, 2017
- Poster art for Episode 5 is also provided, however this time from ST:Discovery fan J.J. LendL (@JJLendl):
— J.J. LendL (@JJLendl) October 16, 2017
- This adorable little “new ship” design draws inspiration from ST:Discovery. Artist Duncan Idaho 11 (@Gorgonops_SSF) re-imagines the alien life form as a futuristic blend of a pack animal with a saddle and a conventional Starfleet vessel, complete with Deflector Arrays and Warp Drive!
— Duncan Idaho 11 (@Gorgonops_SSF) October 16, 2017
- If you are a pin collector, Fansets.com has a complete ST:Discovery pin set featuring 15 episodic pins, each with artwork from the 15 Season 1 episodes, with a bonus “Season 1 Pass Holder” for orders placed before October 29, 2017. The episodic set is up for preorder now for $200 plus a $25 shipping and handling fee if shipped within the US, which will cover the two shipments (first shipment will be episodes 1-8 plus the pass holder and the second will be episodes 9-15). In addition to the episodic pin set, Fansets also has a line of ships and characters; the USS Discovery ($10) and five crew members ($6/each) are included in the preview below. Order the episode pins at EpisodePins.com and find all the released character and ship pins at Fansets.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.
[PAST] New York Comic Con 2017 (October 04 – 07)
- Sonequa Martin-Green (Michael Burnham, ST:Discovery) recently attended New York Comic Con and sent out her appreciation to all the fans that attended with a collage image on Instagram:
An overdue thank you goes out to New York Comic Con, we had such a great time. And I’m really, REALLY excited for Episode 5 tonight y’all…! #startrekdiscovery Also…;) Stylist: @sarahslutsky Makeup: @janicekinjo Dress: @gabrielahearst Shoes: @malonesouliers Jewelry: @bibivandervelden Bag (not pictured): @huntingseasonnyc
[UPCOMING] LA Comic Con 2017 (October 27 – 29)
- Scott Bakula (Captain Jonathan Archer, ST:Enterprise) will make a panel appearance at LA Comic Con. He made his announcement on Twitter with what appears to be a magazine ad predominantly taken over by Idris Elba – that’s a way to snag attention! Bakula’s panel appearance will be for Quantum Leap, not for Star Trek.
— Scott Bakula (@ScottBakula) October 16, 2017
- Also in attendance will be Gates McFadden (Dr. Beverly Crusher, ST:TNG), though she will only be at the convention on Saturday, October 28th.
- Though Star Trek Continues is not official Trek cannon, it still has a fan following. The web series is designed to be a continuation of ST:TOS, done by fans for fans. Several of the cast, including Todd Haberkorn (Spock) and Grant Imahara (Sulu), will be in attendance for the Star Trek Continues panel, which will show a sneak peek at the series finale.
- Though not Star Trek related, it is of note: GGA will have a panel at LA Comic Con! Geek Girl Authority Presents: Women Doing Cool Sh*t – Female Movers and Shakers in the Entertainment Industry
[UPCOMING] Star Trek Las Vegas 2018 (August 01 – 05)
- Though it is just under a year away, Star Trek: Las Vegas has already started announcing their lineup! So far, the first 16 guests have been revealed:
- From Star Trek: The Original Series:
William Shatner (Captian Kirk), Nichelle Nichols (Uhura), Walter Koenig (Chekov)
- From Star Trek: The Next Generation:
Robert O’Reilly (Gowron)
- From Star Trek: Deep Space Nine:
Terry Farrell (Jadzia Dax), Cirroc Lofton (Jake Sisko)
- From Star Trek: Voyager:
Kate Mulgrew (Captain Janeway), Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine),
- From Star Trek: Enterprise:
John Billingsley (Dr. Phlox), Anthony Montgomery (Ensign Travis Mayweather), J.G. Hertzler (Kolos), Connor Trinneer (Trip), Dominic Keating (Malcolm Reed), Linda Park (Hoshi Sato)
- From Star Trek: Nemesis:
Dina Meyer (Commander Donatra)
- From Star Trek: Insurrection:
Michael Welch (Artim)
- From Star Trek: The Original Series:
[UPCOMING] Destination Star Trek: Birmingham 2018 (October 19 – 21)
- The guests are already being announced for next year’s Destination Star Trek: Birmingham, which is slated at Europe’s Official Star Trek Convention. Marina Sirtis (Counselor Deanna Troi, ST:TNG) was the first announced guest culminating in a total guest count of ten so far. Other announced guests include Michael Dorn (Lieutenant Commander Worf, ST:TNG/ST:DS9), Rene Auberjonois (Odo, ST:DS9), Walter Koenig (Chekov, ST:TOS), Nana Visitor (Major Kira, ST:DS9), Armin Shimerman (Quark, ST:DS9), Linda Park (Hoshi Sato, ST:Enterprise), Cirroc Lofton (Jake Sisko, ST:DS9), Max Grodenchik (Rom, ST:DS9), and Aron Eisenberg (Nog, ST:DS9).
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, 2017 – 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.
- July 08, 2016 – November 05, 2017 – Star 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.
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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