Daily Star Trek News

Daily Star Trek News

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July 29, 2022 25 min

This past April, it was announced that science fiction had become science fact, in that real-life doctors had been holoported to the International Space Station. One of those holographic doctors is Josef Schmid, a NASA flight surgeon. I sat down with him recently to discuss the breakthrough and learn what the future may hold, a future that includes being able to interact with astro-patients, just as Star Trek: Voyager’s holographic...

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It’s almost time for The Orville season 3; Bernadette Croft discusses designing the costumes for Star Trek: Strange New Worlds; there’s a new comic series coming bridging Star Trek: Picard seasons 2 and 3; Karl Urban keeps the rumor mill going on Star Trek 4; and Denise Crosby reminisces over her documentary Trekkies for its 25th anniversary.

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Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is the most in-demand streaming series; Bruce Horak talks about playing Hemmer in SNW; we’ve got new gameplay footage of Star Trek: Prodigy: Supernova; Paramount stock jumps with a big endorsement from a big investment firm; and a school in New York is teaching kids to communicate - using Klingon.

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Wilson Cruz wins the prestigious Vito Russo award; Star Trek Online Stormfall lands on PC; Marina Sirtis’s new film is available to stream; and The Orville has released a new trailer for season 3. Plus we’ve sadly lost more members of our extended Star Trek family, who I will tell you about.

More stories:

  • Michael G. Hagerty obituary

  • Jack Kehler obituary

  • Kenneth Welsh obituary

  • George Perez obituary

  • Star Trek show and te...

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    The Star Trek Book of Friendship is a new book about friendships throughout the franchise, lovingly told in conversation form by co-authors and friends Robb Pearlman and Jordan Hoffman. We're talking about the book and why it was important to make, and I force them to prove that their friendship is genuine (for science!).

    Get your copy (out May 10, 2022) 👉 https://amzn.to/3wgzLKX

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    Please note: there are some minor audio issues in the middle of this week's episode, due to streaming difficulties during recording.

    Two members of our extended Star Trek family have passed away recently; Paramount has finally announced a launch date for Paramount+ in the UK and Ireland; and the reviews are in for Star Trek: Strange New Worlds - and they’re pretty good!

    Additional stories:

  • Neal Adams obituary

  • David Bir...

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    Lower Decks season 2 is coming out on Blu-ray this summer; LeVar Burton is set to be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Emmy; and we’re looking forward to The Orville season 3...ON TOP OF this week’s finale of Picard season 2 and the premiere of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.

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    If you can’t wait for May 5th to see Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, I might be able to help you; tickets are now on sale for limited theatrical showings of Star Trek: The Motion Picture; and you can own the bourbon featured in Star Trek: Picard - if you’re lucky!

    Today’s stories:

  • Strange New Worlds at the Paley Center

  • Strange New Worlds plot synopses

  • Star Trek: The Motion Picture in theaters

  • Colorado whiskey in Star Trek: P...

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    Catching up on last week’s news from Star Trek: Mission Chicago, including a new Prodigy video game, a Lower Decks season 3 teaser and details on next year’s con; I’m checking in on what Nicholas Meyer has to say about his Khan miniseries; and what if there had been an animated version of Star Trek: The Next Generation?

    TODAY’S STORIES:

    👉 Kathryn Hays obituary

    👉 Star Trek: Lower Decks season 3 teaser

    👉 St...

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    HUGE Star Trek: Picard news as the entire Next Generation bridge crew is heading back to the stars - together! We’ve got more trailers (characters and show) and art for Strange New Worlds; the Voyager documentary ‘To The Journey’ has released behind the scenes footage; and three members of our Star Trek family have recently passed away: Marvin J. Chomsky, Estelle Harris, Nehemiah Persoff.

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    WonderCon 2022! As we get back to a “New Normal," the Star Trek community lives in historic times: five series in the works and more on the way, plus feature films, live and animated; a social media revolution allowing creatives to share and interact like never before; and a pandemic whose silver lining has left behind a revolution in virtual experiences. So, what are the most amazing paradigm shifts for the Star Trek series, f...

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    Star Trek: The Motion Picture Director’s Edition is finally on its way to 4K streaming on Paramount+ (but that’s not the only way you can watch it!); it looks like Prodigy is on its way to Europe with Nickelodeon; and last week’s Virtual Trek Con 3 included a touching and special award for Discovery actor Kenneth Mitchell.

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    Late Star Trek producer April Nocifora is honored in Discovery, while politician Stacey Abrams makes a surprise appearance; Strange New Worlds casts Paul Wesley as their version of Kirk; Star Trek: The Next Generation is leaving Netflix soon; and I’ve got more details about that once-in-a-lifetime William Shatner experience.

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    It’s special guest time again on Daily Star Trek News! Kent Mages is the founder of MassPersona, makers of Minikin, 3D custom printed figurines. They’re bringing their unique experience to Star Trek: Mission Chicago, along with a special experience with William Shatner, so we’re chatting about that, along with the future of fan experiences.

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    👉 Minikin and William Shatner at Star Trek: Mission Chicago 

    👉 B...

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    Star Trek's Yeoman Colt, Laurel Goodwin, has passed away; we've finally got a teaser trailer for Strange New Worlds; gameplay footage of the upcoming Star Trek: Resurgence; and there's a great, one-of-a-kind experience with William Shatner coming to Star Trek: Mission Chicago.

    Other links:

  • Mike and Denise Okuda ADG Lifetime Achievement award

  • Show and tell: Obsessed with Star Trek

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    Star Trek guest star Mitchell Ryan has passed away; Picard adds Star Trek Online ships to its on-screen canon; The Boston Museum of Science is raising money to fund a new statue remembering Leonard Nimoy; and Discovery producer Olatunde Osunsanmi inks an overall deal with CBS Studios.

    Additional links:

  • Star Trek Online documentary My Life at Warp Speed

  • QMx Qraftwork’s papercraft models

  • Star Trek: Lower Decks: The Badgey Dir...

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    Questions over the Kelvin crew for Star Trek 4; Playmates Toys announces new Prodigy action figures; and Discovery wins big at the Make-up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards. Plus I’ll remind you how you can score a free copy of the new audio drama from Simon and Schuster, Star Trek: Picard: No Man’s Land.

    Plus, we’re remembering Star Trek guest actor Sally Kellerman, who passed away this week.

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    ViacomCBS is no more, as the company transitions to Paramount Global; J.J. Abrams confirms the Kelvin Timeline crew for Star Trek 4; a peek into the music for Strange New Worlds; and did you see the new Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness trailer? And if that wasn’t enough, details on how you can score a free copy of the new audio drama from Simon and Schuster, Star Trek: Picard: No Man’s Land.

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    Saying goodbye to special effects wizard Douglas Trumbull; Out Magazine features the cast of Star Trek: Discovery on a series of special covers; Prodigy producer Aaron J. Waltke spoils season 2; and how you can be a part of Star Trek: Mission Chicago.

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    There's a new preview of the upcoming Raffi and Seven audio drama No Man’s Land; first-look images of Star Trek: Picard season two; new key art for Strange New Worlds; and TCA announcements for Section 31 and Starfleet Academy. Plus stick around for show and tell and this week's poll!

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