Stardate 95542.37 through 95561.52
December 10, 2017 – December 16, 2017
Welcome to the twenty-third 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 (December 10 through December 16 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.
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In the News: What did we miss?
Were there any juicy tidbits that GGA did not feature this week? Find it here!
- Theodor Geisel is best known as Dr. Seuss. His works are now controlled by Dr. Seuss Enterprises, which filed a complaint and had ComicMix‘s Kickstarter campaign pulled back in 2016 for their parody book, titled Oh, The Places You’ll Boldly Go, revolving around Star Trek and Oh, The Places You’ll Go. U.S. District Court Judge Janis Sammartino, the judge in the federal court case, Dr. Seuss Enterprises v. ComicMix LLC, has refused to dismiss the copyright case after an amended complaint filing. The Hollywood Reporter has more details, including definitions of the legal jargon, for anyone interested in following the (considered by some, landmark) case on the common mash-up/parody issue.
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 4, “The Outrageous Okona”, December 10, 1988
- ST:Voyager, Season 3, Episode 12, “Macrocosm”, December 11, 1996
- Star Trek: Insurrection, December 11, 1998
- ST:Enterprise, Season 2, Episode 11, “Precious Cargo”, December 11, 2002
- ST:TNG, Season 6, Episode 10, “Chain of Command: Part I”, December 12, 1992
- Star Trek: Nemesis, December 13, 2002
- ST:TOS, Season 1, Episode 14, “Balance of Terror”, December 15, 1966
- ST:TOS, Season 2, Episode 13, “Obsession”, December 15, 1967
- ST:The Animated Series, Season 1, Episode 14, “The Slaver Weapon”, December 15, 1973
- ST:Voyager, Season 5, Episode 10, “Counterpoint”, December 16, 1998
What have our favorite Star Trek players been up to?
- Leave it to Wil Wheaton (Wesley Crusher, ST:TNG) to pull off the most epic Star Trek vs Star Wars trolling in recent memory. For the December 14th premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Wheaton joined Star Wars fans in costume at the Chinese Theater, but whereas the other fans were dressed as characters from a galaxy far, far away, Wheaton donned a Star Trek uniform. I must admit, I was very tempted to do the same, but my husband threatened divorce if I followed through with that idea. Kudos, Mr. Wheaton. I live vicariously through you in this instance!
I loved #TheLastJedi! It hit all the right notes for me, and seeing it in the Chinese Theater, surrounded by my fellow nerds was glorious. The Force was with us.
Oh, and I went in costume for the first time ever, because I am a damn adult and I get to decide what that means. pic.twitter.com/mTqB0LP4hV
— Wil 'Kick the Nazis off the tweeters' Wheaton (@wilw) December 15, 2017
- LeVar Burton (Lieutenant Commander Geordi La Forge, ST:TNG) has returned to the studio to begin work on the next season of LeVar Burton Reads, his podcast that brings new short stories to your car ride, workout, or just life in general!
— LeVar Burton (@levarburton) December 12, 2017
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.
- The official soundtrack for Star Trek: Discovery is now available! It was released as a digital and CD album on Friday, December 15, 2017, and can be purchased anywhere you buy music. Get a preview of the album, courtesy of Lakeshore Records, below. Jeff Russo, composure for ST:Discovery, has laid out a beautiful score, garnering praise from ST:Discovery co-creator Alex Kurtzman, who called the music “Grand, glorious, hopeful, heartbreaking, intimate, bittersweet, tense, soaring, [and] surprising.”
- IDW has announced Star Trek: Discovery Annual 2018, a 48-page book written by Kirsten Beyer and Mike Johnson, featuring a cover and art by Angel Hernandez. A cover variant is also available by artist George Caltsoudas. Fans of the show will be thrilled to read about how the U.S.S. Discovery‘s Science Officer Lt. Paul Stamets and his former partner, Straal, found the mycelial network, as well as learn more about the character’s past, including how he and Medical Officer Hugh Culber, his significant other, met. It also will reveal how he and Cadet Sylvia Tilly became friends. The book retails for $7.99 USD and you can pre-order your copy now where you buy comic books!
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)
- There are already so many confirmed guests for Star Trek Las Vegas 2018 that listing them would be insane. Instead, let’s focus on those newly attending following their success on Star Trek: Discovery! Welcome to the STLV convention circuit, Wilson Cruz (Dr. Hugh Culber), James Frain (Sarek), Kenneth Mitchell (Kol), and Mary Chieffo (L’Rell). Read the full list of attendees HERE.
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 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
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- 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.