Stardate 95561.52 through 95580.67
December 17, 2017 – December 23, 2017
Welcome to the twenty-fourth 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 17 through December 23 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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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 12, “Mortal Coil”, December 17, 1997
- ST:Enterprise, Season 2, Episode 12, “The Catwalk”, December 18, 2002
- ST:TNG, Season 6, Episode 11, “Chain of Command: Part II”, December 19, 1992
- ST:TOS, Season 3, Episode 13, “Elaan of Troyius”, December 20, 1968
- ST:TOS, Season 2, Episode 14, “Wolf in the Fold”, December 22, 1967
What have our favorite Star Trek players been up to?
- LeVar Burton (Lieutenant Commander Geordi La Forge, ST:TNG) is most known outside of Star Trek for his work with Reading Rainbow, which was revived for the classroom through a Kickstarter campaign under the company RRKidz. This past year, he also released a podcast, LeVar Burton Reads, which has been likened to a version of Reading Rainbow for adults because it focuses on short stories instead of children’s books. Now, it seems, Burton has expanded his literacy advocacy yet again by founding LeVar Burton Kids, a project under RRKidz. With the resolution of the recent WNED / RRKidz lawsuit, RRKidz will no longer license Reading Rainbow, however, through LeVar Burton Kids, children will still get valuable literacy education. In addition, LeVar Burton Kids will explore the subjects of STEM, diversity, equality, and social-emotional topics. To read more about LeVar Burton Kids, click over to Business Insider, who sat with Burton for an interview about all things LeVar.
- Armin Shimerman (Quark, ST:DS9) stopped by the new podcast The Working Actor’s Journey. Shimerman speaks with podcast host Nathan Agin about acting in high school on through Broadway and beyond, including his voice work on Ratchet and Clank, advice for aspiring actors, and how he started teaching. Look for The Working Actor’s Journey wherever you get your podcast fix or follow the link in the tweet below:
the podcast has JUST LAUNCHED and you can now listen to Ep's 1 and 2 with Robert Pine and @ShimermanArmin –> https://t.co/oNgIsX01Vd also available on @Apple @Stitcher @GooglePlay @RadioPublic #acting #business #career #latenights pic.twitter.com/W3EUsnLUYK
— The Working Actor's Journey (@WAJourney) December 19, 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 virtual reality game Star Trek: Bridge Crew was created by Ubisoft Studio‘s Red Storm Entertainment and it has just been released for PlayStation4, Occulus, and Steam. This means that you no longer need VR capabilities to command the USS Aegis, a new starship on a mission to explore uncharted space, or the USS Enterprise, recreated from the Star Trek: The Original Series. Players are tasked with completing missions that determine the course of the gameplay. The game is available with the option to play solo game as the Captain, or with friends online in a cooperative crew setting. You can purchase both VR and Non-VR versions from ubisoft.com.
- Coming in March, IDW Publishing has announced the next Star Trek: Boldly Go. The book, #18, is Part 6 of 6 for the I.D.I.C. story arc and sees James Kirk face a challenge that will decide the fate of the infinite realities that exist. The story is written by Mike Johnson with interior art by Josh Hood. Cover A is also by Josh Hood, while Cover B is by Eoin Marron (not pictured), and a variant cover is by Yoshi Yoshitani. The 32-page book is available for pre-order at your local comic book shop and retails for $3.99 USD.
- On shelves now is the new Star Trek: New Visions by photo-manipulator John Byrne. IDW Publishing has released The Hunger, #19, at 48 pages with a retail cost of $47.99 USD. Find the blurb and cover below and see additional preview pages at startrek.com.
For thousands of years, it had drifted above the outer rim of the Galaxy, draining life from all the worlds it found there. Now, it has learned of the banquet of populous planets near the heart of the Milky Way, and is heading there at terrifying speed… with only the Enterprise standing in its way.
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: The Cruise III (January 04 – 10, 2019)
- The second Star Trek themed cruise sets sail in a few weeks, but news about the third cruise has already popped up. Star Trek: The Cruise III will depart from Miami, Florida, on January 4, 2019, and will feature Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s Wesley Crusher, Mr. Wil Wheaton! As with the first and second cruises, additional Trek stars will be in attendance, Wheaton is just the first to be announced for the 2019 cruise.
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.
- 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.
Neutral Fan Zone
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- 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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