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 …

Headed to Vegas Trek? Hop aboard our one-day “Kirk Memorial” Tour Aug. 1 now

Are you headed to the big Creation Star Trek Las Vegas convention this year? Want to add on a memorable side trip to your Vegas experience? You may have heard about the big #LA2Vegas Trek film site tour that @GeekNationTours produces every other year that I lead. After our biggest-ever 50th anniversary tour last year, you can’t sign up for …

STV: Michael Westmore tours us through his exhibition at UC-Santa Barbara, Part 2

As promised, here’s Part 2 of our tour of the “Lifeforms” career retrospective of the Trek and non-Trek work of makeup legend Michael Westmore—led by the man himself! In this segment, you get everything facecast, android and Borg, with some never-before-displayed pieces from the series and films—and all with commentary from Mike. The exhibit remains on view through April 30 …

STV: Athena Massey ‘Remembers’ Jessen on Voyager in new vidchat

“Remember” was a slyly powerful little third-season Voyager episode about repressed cultural shame, and I had a chance last year to vidchat with the lovely and thoughtful Athena Massey about her pivotal guest role as Jessen in that episode. And about how fandom surprised her at first, though she’s now seen often at conventions and signing shows. Athena, as you …

Trek it out, Iowa: Can’t wait to see you April 1 at Rod Con/ NIU—no foolin’

Another first for me—visiting northeastern Iowa! And once again I have Star Trek to thank for it. Specifically, that’s in just two weeks, at Rod Con 2017—the annual pop culture convention in Cedar Falls, Iowa, organized on the University of Northern Iowa campus by its very own Rod Library—and I’m thrilled that they reached out to me to bring all …

STV: Michael Westmore walks us through his exhibition at UC-Santa Barbara, Part I

Finally! A new “Switching to Visual” vidchat…and what fun: Part 1 of a personal tour by Trek makeup legend Michael Westmore of “Lifeforms,” his career retrospective now on view at his alma mater, University of California at Santa Barbara, through April 30. Get there if you can! My thanks to Mike and to UCSB’s AD&A Museum assistant curator Rebecca Harlow …

Gallifrey: Even Who fans want Trek, too

I know it’s a already a captive, sold-out audience… again… but even so, just wanted to say I’m excited once again to have a chance THIS Sunday, Feb. 19, to meet all the Who fans Trekking “in their spare time”* at this year’s LA Gallifrey One con, hosted by my friend Shaun Lyon for the umpteenth of its 28 years …