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, …

Happy birthday, Jonathan, Diana — and, via 2020 eyes, Gene Roddenberry

It’s that day again — August 19 — when we celebrate Star Trek birthdays for Jonathan Frakes and Gene Roddenberry, as well as Trek threepeat actor Diana Muldaur too! (Above: The guys in early 1989, backstage for TNG S2’s “Up the Long Ladder.”) Of all of them, we’re getting to congratulate Jonathan on his years of Rikering AND the fresh …

Join us! Star Trek’s last 3 official science advisors and I on SDCC @Home July 23

And now it’s San Diego Comic-Con‘s turn to go all-virtual— during the Year of the Virus. And I’m very honored to produce and host this panel for Comic-Con @Home, from an idea I’d thought about for some time now: Three Generations of Star Trek Science Advisors. Please click in now and be ready to see the link go LIVE at …

A holiday special from Life Support LIVE: A July 4 “Insurrection” Viewing Party!

Saturday the Fourth (of July) is a holiday in the U.S., obviously. But Saturday is also, 12 weeks in, the day Dr. Ali and I do Life Support Live — much to my growing enjoyment and pride. And we almost didn’t do a show on the holiday. But then we said, “Let’s do a special!”  How about… a watch party! …

Check out these Trek-related virtual panels at LockDownCon starting today

I was supposed to be “back home” right now in OKC/Norman for SoonerCon… the latest lost con on 2020’s hit list. Instead, I’ll be on a LIVE and FREE virtual panel this weekend, along with other Trek folks (John Billingsley, and Andre Bormanis twice) and many more, for LockDownCon — an online event that was likely about the first, before …

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 …

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 …

RIP DCF: Where to hear Dorothy Fontana on The Trek Files—plus, today’s LIVE

Such a flood of emotions on the sudden passing of Dorothy “D.C.” Fontana, our direct pipeline to 1964 and so much roots Trek (and roots TNG as well!). I’ll say more here tomorrow … although I’ve already said a lot: watch today’s  Trekland Tuesdays LIVE Ep. 132:  Our Guardian of Forever is Gone: RIP Dororthy Fontana. (Apologies for the signal …

Trekland is BACK at FanX Salt Lake this weekend— and I can’t wait to plunge in!

After my fun detour last year post-Labor Day,  I’m looking forward to spreading some Treklandia again among the great Trek folks in Utah and Idaho at FanX Salt Lake this weekend (formerly SLCC), back in the great Salt Palace and environs downtown. Just remember: It’s the con that runs Thursday through Saturday. More details coming, including my big booth location …

Visit your Trek outdoor memories *live* with LA Away Days Sept. 14 & 15

We’re back with another shot at your real-life away mission — on a budget! There’s nothing like living your Trek memories of those iconic Hollywood locations first-hand. I always love seeing the joy of Trek fans when they come to L.A. and experience the unmistakable sight of their favorite Starfleet adventures, live and in person, for the very first time. …

Happy birthday, Gene — and Jonathan: What karma the way their paths crossed

It’s come that time of year again — not unlike mid-March — when Trekland enjoys a double whammy celebration— otherwise known as August 19. That’s the birthday of not only The Great Bird of the Galaxy, Gene Roddenberry … but also that of, increasingly, another major player in creating fresh Treks— Jonathan Frakes! Gene would have been 98 today — …

ICYMI: Here’s a virtual-reality “video” from my Stellar Cartography VR talk!

I love overlapping real astronomy with Star Trek’s fictional spacescape — and have for years, as you Treklanders know. I also love this virtual world — have you heard about it? —that Rod Roddenberry and Co. have cooked up with the Sansar folks as one of many within their virtual domain— in this case, the virtual Roddenberry Nexus museum and …