Short notice, but TONIGHT: First Contact at 25, with a backstage art reunion

Monday, Nov. 22 — TODAY— is the 25th anniversary of the premiere of Star Trek: First Contact. And despite its usual consensus as the best of the TNG-era films, there’s been almost no celebration— live or online. So days ago, longtime Trek illustrator John Eaves rounded up some friends and asked me to herd them, as a free, one-hour online …

30 years ago, Gene Roddenberry passed on — and yet Star Trek did not

THIRTY YEARS AGO TODAY, Eugene Wesley Roddenberry passed at the age of 70, after suffering one final stroke while arriving at his doctor’s office. He was yet another visionary who inspired millions—including more creators, more inspired fans, and yes even more commerce — all in the same of Star Trek. And all this, even as he led an imperfect life …

Are you in range? Come see us at fun YumaCon in Arizona this weekend!

Well, this will be fun! I’m at another live event again — this time a small but intimate mission down to the 6th annual YumaCon in Yuma, Arizona! With my sometimes-partner-in-crime John Champion.   Driving down to explore the scenery for the first time. (And I’ll be scouting yet another Trek filming location for Trekland Treks options.) We’ll be repping …

Utah! Come say hi at FanX Salt Lake

As live events creak back into our comfort zone, how great is it to be back at FanX Salt Lake this weekend — Thursday through Saturday. Four panels (see below) — one sharing with the great John Eaves, can’t wait to catch up. And of course, a special Briefing Party for all things Trekland Saturday, with doorprizes, signup bonuses and …

Party and prizes! Join me March 30 for Show #200 of Trekland Tuesdays LIVE

Next Tuesday, we celebrate TWO HUNDRED Trekland Tuesdays LIVE! Who knew my project to finally “go live on the web,” bootstrapping with my iPhone and not much else back in the ancient days of April 2017,  would lead to all this: A great global community, finally reaching multistream YouTube, and many TTLers  who have found their way from Tuesdays LIVE …

VGR doc, Life Support sampler, fan voices: My WonderCon @Home v-panels

This time, they’re a little more planned and a little more polished: But the COVID-cancelled 2021 edition of WonderCon — little brother to granddaddy San Diego Comic-Con— is back in virtual form March 26-27 (for starters). And Dr. Trek is proud to be moderating/co-hosting and taking part in THREE fun, thought-provoking pre-recorded virtual Trek panels with many friends and colleagues, …

Happy birthday, DeForest Kelley! Just 101 and you never looked better

Eyes may be focused Washington-ward  today… but don’t forget: For 101 years, Jan. 20 has always been Jackson DeForest Kelley‘s birthday! And for about 12 years, celebrating his day in photos has been one standard of TREKLAND—as you can see here, time and again. This year, we don’t have De in the spotlight, but he is here so we can …

EXTENDED: Rebound into 2021 Trek with Portal 47’s easiest path to access

UPDATE:  Gift time’s over, but what about yourself? This missed a lot of folks with all the distractions, so I’ve extended the P47 holiday offer: but hurry—ends at midnight Tuesday, Jan. 5. ________________________________________ If Pandemic 2020 has taught us anything, it’s how much we need to stay in touch, despite Zoom fever. Here in our realm of starships and soundstages,  …

Happy Thanksgiving! From all of me at Trekland

Okay. I just had to post it once again. I always enjoy this throwback visual pun on a Star Trek golden-oldie from the TOS NBC days. And yes—after a year of global COVID-19 pandemic, social justice tragedies and triumphs, and a hard-fought course correction in U.S. politics… feeling thankful takes on a whole new shade this year. So even as …

Saturday, go live!: Join me among all the Vendors Haul virtual booths and panels

Whew!  Are you ready for a BREAK — I know you are! — like more free Star Trek fun this weekend? Especially the way Discovery is really piling it on with the new background and canon deep-dive ponderings? Well…. Kayleigha and Jay at tribble-happy Science Division are back with another virtual fun day tomorrow—Vendors Haul, loaded with lots of Star Trek licensed booths …

A LIVE panel and 5 days of virtual booth: we’re back at Virtual Trek Con 2 *now*

News of the not-unexpected cancellation of STLV in December, and delay until another August slot, makes this timing perfect: Just when Trek peeps are missing cons again … here comes Virtual Trek Con 2 THIS weekend, FIVE days from today/Thursday through Monday. And all FREE! (PayPal donations are accepted, however.) The first edition only last July was such a hit, …

Not more panels—it’s a virtual Star Trek cocktail party Sunday! Come be my guest

I am so excited to co-host this— and no, it’s not more virtual panels. How about three hours of  the “Trek family,” wandering around a virtual cocktail party while your hosts make introductions and get the latest news, check-ins and chitchat? With a streaming chat room and the chance to toss in your own questions? It’s coming up this Sunday, …

‘Lower Decks’ Eve: *23 straight weeks* of new Star Trek is HISTORIC, folks

Happy Lower Decks Day! Much pandemic premiere hoopla this week, and well-deserved: it’s new Star Trek! And while I know some are reticent about animation, or the style of humor— I’ll but most of you will come around.  LDS is charming! And rambuctious when it needs to be. And most of all, it’s Roddenberry Vision all the way.  SEE IT …