LAlert: SciFi Sunday—Our Disco view party & The Improvised Generation too!

I know, I know—you have to be in the Los Angeles area for this. But just for the record: This weekend marks the next —and next-to-last— “SciFi Sunday” at ImproStudio, our master sponsor for this free viewing of the prior two Discovery episodes on a wall-sized “screen”  (and snackfests) at 9:45 pm every other Sunday at the Los Feliz improv …

WHO is human Isis?: 50-year mystery is over, thanks to “The Trek Files”

All it took was finding that one piece of paper. 50 years later. Finally, mystery solved: Who WAS Isis the cat in human form, from “Assignment: Earth”? Look, maybe you’re not a “podcast person.” But you should be! The best thing about my weekly podcast The Trek Files from Roddenberry Podcast Network is that, aside from just adding to the …

Going going gone! Old Portal 47 rate ends midnight Sunday—and this bonus

UPDATE: This may sound like last month’s news …. but it truly goes away at midnight Sunday Jan. 6, public Treklanders. Happy new year! (from prior post) Most of fall, why not gift a membership, or jump in yourself,  to Portal 47—your mini-con all year long no matter where you center seat is (where no savvy fan has gone before …

Looks like “The Brightest Star,” the next #ShortTreks, will make Trek history

UPDATE: “The Brightest Star” is beautiful, an old-school planetary culture exploration disguised as some well-received background on both Saru and his Kelpian people, well-timed in the Prime timeline … while at the same time, raising a host of new questions. It’s bizarrely and freshly off-kilter as to the “predators” of the famously “prey” Kelpians, and exactly who and how the …

My ‘Stellar Cartography’ maps/book set gets a 2018 update for Discovery—and more

But hurry:  The online pre-order special ends soon! Yes, it’s an all-NEW update of the showy Star Trek: Stellar Cartography wall maps and book set — coming Oct. 9 with TEN large 2-D maps from various Trek eras and cultures and a guidebook. The itch that first got me into Star Trek backgrounding is back again, courtesy of the good …

19 years ago, we lost DeForest Kelley

As you longtime Treklanders know, I always like to mark DeForest Kelley‘s birthday… his passing date, not so much. Even though I always stop to think about it. But June 11 is a bittersweet Trek date in a month that is otherwise filled with happy ones, like movie premiere and finale anniversaries.  As a kid, long before any bloody A,B, …

Portal 47’s Spring Open House May 16 with makeup great Mike Westmore

Once again, Portal 47 is going to crank open the hangar bay doors and share our monthly guest Telebriefing experience highlight with everybody who wants to come —this time, with the incredible Oscar- and Emmies-winning makeup legend Michael Westmore. The free, global and virtual event is Wednesday, May 16 from 7-8 pm Pacific — a mix of  interview chat from …

QUICK TAKES on that new Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 sneak peek trailer

Are you breathing a little easier yet? With filming into a second week in Toronto, a new BTS Discovery Season 2 peek dropped today (see it here, below the fold). Yes, you see new sets being built (the two-story Klingon monstrosity is gone to salvaged “fold and hold,” so there’s gobs of new room for new Starfleet sets — mainstream, …