No, I Am Not Making This Up. Again.

No amount of either lying or birthday cake will ever change this for me, on this day. Just as when I first realized it….five years ago. And I’ve never even set foot at Pomona College.  

Five years ago today, it all began: the full-length run of Star Trek Continues

In the midst of anniversary season, I want to make sure to add this: Five years ago today —on three weeks’ notice, then after a fog-delayed plane and an unplanned three-hour rental car ride— THIS happened (above). Cameras rolled  on Day 1 on “Pilgrim of Eternity,” and I was plunged into a completely new “family” and experience that simply blew …

Happy 25th, Deep Space Nine! I recall when you didn’t have the last laugh

Break out the silver-pressed latinum! It’s the 25th anniversary of Deep Space Nine—the original “darker and grittier” Star Trek. You’ll all be wading through accolades all day and all week about this time from 1993, I know. And as always, I might even point out its anniversary as June 29, 1992, the date of its first writer’s guide, or even …

After 12 years, the Fallow Times are finally over—and check the visual irony

It hit me last night: the irony imagery is amazing—intentional or not. Those of you who’ve read or listened in Trekland  lo these many years since 2005 have often heard me talk about The Fallow Times of no Trek since Enterprise‘s demise. (Yeah, yeah the JJ movies—but I mean real Trek: that is, episodic TV Trek.) On many podcasts or …

STV: Quick chats with our new Discovery cast & crew from San Diego Comic-Con

Finally— here’s most of my 20 minutes on video with the Discovery folks we were able to grab in the red-carpet rope line at DSC’s post-panel press events. We had no clue what had been said in the Ballroom 20 mass panel, but I wanted to get at my subjects with typically Trekland angles—or so I hoped. Enjoy! And just …

UPDATED: My San Diego Comic-Con: A Trekland double-dose and a Portal 47 newbies bonus!

UPDATE! Now with SDCC app links… NEWS ANNOUNCEMENT coming…  CBS #DSC events update … a new Facebook fan page for Trekkers bound for SDCC … AND BONUS club meetup for new Portal 47 signees!   Hey! Here’s my San Diego Comic-Con plans! Can it be a year since the biggest Trek footprint at SDCC in history? Wow. Well, CBS has …

STV: Mike Westmore on his aliens *and* classic Hollywood on exhibit, Part 3

Such a great visit and personal tour that Star Trek makeup icon Mike Westmore gave us at his career retrospective at his alma mater that it took up three online visits! (See below the fold) But yes, even as the “Lifeforms” exhibit wraps April 30 at UC-Santa Barbara’s Art Design & Architecture Museum on campus, these online visits will live …

STV: Noelle Hannibal, 1st Vulcan woman on Earth*, says Happy First Contact Day!

Happy “First Contact Day!” Want to hear from a witness? I mean, it’s only 46 years until the T’Plana-Hath catches Zephram Cochrane’s pioneering warp trail while passing nearby to Sol, and its Vulcan crew decide they better check it out… and humanity’s first First Contact (on the record!) makes history. So here‘s a celebration today you weren’t expecting, (below the …