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 …

Join Sid, me and your first “virtual dealers’ room” Sunday June 14 at CONnected Community Con

In case you hadn’t noticed, 2020 is truly shaping up to be like no other year we’ve ever seen. Yes, we’re missing actors and writer guests, not seeing them live on stage—but now there’s at least “virtual panels.” So what about all the exhibitors that are losing out from COVID-cancelled cons this summer?   Well, here comes CONnected Community Con …

Portal 47 and all Trekland among #TrekkiesTogether alliance asking your support for groups fighting injustice

UPDATED 2:12 PM PT with more groups and media involved. Feels like I’ve crossed over two or three alternate universes since the last time we visited here. Even as, yes, I’ve been on mic and camera more than ever— and now YouTube and Twitch, too (subscribe and follow!). But know this, today: #BlackLivesMatter.*  As a Star Trek fan, I hope …

Saying goodbye to Nichelle in L.A.? Say hello to some real-life Trek locales too

UPDATE: Just added an added day, and combo pricing, for MONDAY, May 4— after Nichelle’s celebration. Are you one of the 2,000-some headed to Hollywood May 1-3 for a once-in-a-lifetime event, the Nichelle Nichols Farewell Celebration? Well, here’s some bonus fun! Because so many Trekfans may be in Los Angeles for the first time that weekend, I decided to offer …

Are you Who-ing in L.A. this weekend? Come do some side Trekking with me!

Yes, Gallifrey One (its 31st edition!) is perhaps the world’s best Who Con, but Shaun Lyon always invites me and Trek alike to be a part— and this year, several of the Trek onscreen family really are on hand to round things out. In fact, I have but one panel at noon Saturday— Trekking the Next Frontier — but it’s …

Hey, it’s the DeForest Kelley Centennial — De is 100, but there’s no stamp

Happy birthday, Jackson DeForest Kelley ! Treklanders of any tenure know that I call out De’s birthday every year—he’s my guy in Trek, among the icons. But lo and behold, 2020 marks De’s 100th birthday. A century! His centennial! And while there’s no postage stamp, or no historical marker anywhere — either in Hollywood, or in Georgia — there is …

Voyager at 25: The first Trek I saw in the birthing room, and it still affects me

Happy birthday, Voyager! Twenty-five years ago this week, (25 ?!?!) the “third spin-off series” of Trek debuted on Jan. 16, leading off the opening night of rookie new network UPN itself… and this very-90s billboard proclaimed it across the street from Paramount Studios (“TV” and “Pictures” back then, thankyouverymuch—as God intended). So glad I thought to snap it at the …

Going meta with Dorothy: why her passing leaves us so gobsmacked

You can’t talk about her obviously classic, huge contribution to all things Spock and Vulcans — creating Sarek and Amanda, too! — without putting Dorothy Fontana in the Top 3 or 4 or 5, at most, of who Made Star Trek What It Is Today. She died Dec. 3 after I mean, if Ron Moore became TNG‘s “Klingon guy” and …