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Stardate 95580.67 through 95599.83

December 24, 2017 – December 30, 2017

Welcome to the twenty-fifth 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 24 through December 30 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:TOS, Season 1, Episode 15, “Shore Leave”, December 29, 1966
  • ST:TOS, Season 2, Episode 15, “The Trouble with Tribbles”, December 29, 1967
  • ST:TNG, Season 4, Episode 10, “The Loss”, December 29, 1990
  • ST:DS9, Season 5, Episode 10, “Rapture”, December 30, 1996
  • ST:DS9, Season 7, Episode 10, “It’s Only a Paper Moon”, December 30, 1998


Celebrating The Holidays

How did your favorite Star Trek people celebrate the holidays? Here, we check in with Marina Sirtis (Counselor Deanna Troi, ST:TNG), Wil Wheaton (Ensign Wesley Crusher, ST:TNG), William Shatner (Captain James T. Kirk, ST:TOS), LeVar Burton (Lieutenant Commander Geordi La Forge, ST:TNG), and Brent Spiner (Commander Data, ST:TNG).



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.

  • Seth MacFarlane, an arguable powerhouse in comedic animation, has a new television show on Fox: The Orville. His new show, in which MacFarlane stars as Captain Ed Mercer, is a very obvious homage to Star Trek, but it has come to light that this space adventure comedy isn’t the first time MacFarlane took to a captain’s chair in front of the camera. A fan film recently shared to YouTube shows a 14/15 year-old MacFarlane and his friends aboard a homemade bridge of the Enterprise, playing out a short skit. MacFarlane is Captain Kirk while his unnamed friends portray Spock and Uhura. Catch the two-and-a-half minute film below:



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!


En Memorium 

Red shirts are not the only crew members lost in Star Trek. We pay our respects to the following men and women that served their time with Starfleet, the Federation, or touched some form of the Star Trek universe:

  • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine guest actor Jack Blessing passed away at the age of 66 on November 14, 2017. His death by pancreatic cancer was reported by on December 26. Blessing portrayed Dulmur, an agent from Temporal Investigations, in the Season 5, Episode 6, “Trials and Tribble-ations”. In addition to Star Trek, Blessing has had parts in a variety of roles, from M*A*S*H to The X-Files to a voice in ParaNorman.
Jack Blessing Star Trek GGA Ready Room


The 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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