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Stardate 95161.95 through 95178.37

July 24, 2017 – July 30, 2017

Welcome to the fourth edition of GGA Ready Room! We’re still basking in SDCC news and about to enjoy Star Trek: Las Vegas, but let’s take a look at what Star Trek news we missed last week. As a reminder: the standard date for the post will be shown in the title  but the week being recapped (July 24 through July 29 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.

 

Featured Summary

 

In the News: What did we miss?

Was there any juicy tidbits that GGA did not feature this week? Find it here!

    • In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, it was revealed that ST:Discovery will take advantage of the freedom offered by CBS All Access, the streaming service home of the new show. The show will push the boundaries of profanity and nudity like never before in a Star Trek series – BUT it will also keep true to the Star Trek legacy: it will still be family friendly. The goal? Not to push “much” past PG-13. What does this mean? We will have to wait and watch to find out.
    • The entire Star Trek: Las Vegas schedule and panel list has been released. Look for it in an upcoming GGA post.
    • An openly gay character in ST:Discovery? Yes! During the SDCC Star Trek panel, Anthony Rapp (Lieutenant Stamets, ST:Discovery) revealed that he will play the first openly gay character in the franchise and that he will be a prominently positive role: a scientist! In addition, Wilson Cruz (13 Reasons Why, He’s Just Not That Into You) will play his partner, Dr. Hugh Culber – another STEM career!
    • What have our favorite Star Trek players been up to? 

      • Nana Visitor (Major Kira Nerys, ST:Deep Space Nine) is getting ready for Star Trek Las Vegas – the former Bajoran liaison officer will be on a panel with GaaaysInSpaace discussing the LGBT+ representation in Star Trek
      • Anthony Rapp enjoyed his time at SDCC by absconding with and partying it up with a little toy Gorn named Jason Gorn. His antics can be found over on Twitter by following #JasonGorn.

       

      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!

       

      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.

      Geek Girl Authority Ready Room Star Trek Discovery Entertainment Weekly Cover

      Mathias Clamer, ew.com

      Geek Girl Authority Ready Room Star Trek Discovery Entertainment Weekly Cover

      Mathias Clamer, ew.com

      Geek Girl Authority Ready Room Star Trek Discovery Entertainment Weekly Cover

      Mathias Clamer, ew.com

       

      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.
      • May 02, 2017 – July 30, 2017 Star Trek: Original Series Set Tour in Ticonderoga, New York. From StarTrek.com: Experience the iconic franchise with this meticulously designed TOS set tour that brings memories to life.
      • August 09, 2017 – August 12, 2017 – Star Trek: Las Vegas 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The annual, official Star Trekconvention is expected to be very ST:Discovery news heavy this year with an emphasis on real-life science and technology as it relates to Star Trek.

       

      The Neutral Fan Zone

      Becoming the Fan of the Week is a simple two step process:

      1. Follow @geekgirlauth and
      2. Tweet any GGA Star Trek article with the tags #GGANews FanZone.

      That’s it! Hope to see you in the twitter timeline for next week! 

       

      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.

      Talyna
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