Happy First Contact Day! Here’s a “golden oldie”—and a thought for today

Aside from “Star Trek (Birth)Day” every Sept. 8, our favorite stellar storytelling playground’s other main holiday is of course today — April 5, the day from 2063 that every schoolchild knows as First Contact Day! Sitting here in 2019 it’s fun for me to direct newer fans to my interview a couple years back (below) with Noelle Hannibal, the “first …

STV— LAlert: Sundays through April = ‘The Improvised Generation’ new season!

By now it’s a tradition— my annual chat with some of the intrepid crew of the USS McGinley, now in their fifth season of bringing the narrative improv style of fun and pathos to L.A. audiences in the best  TNG-era Trek style as “The Improvised Generation.” So check out our visit below this away team of  (from left) Paul Hungerford, …

Yes! Can’t wait to finally hit NYC Trekdom as a guest at Big Apple Comic Con

Just can’t tell you how excited I am to finally visit Manhattan and all our Trek peeps there March 9-10—as a guest of Big Apple Comic-Con at Penn Plaza Pavillion, repping all things Trekland! And hey — there’s still a whole range of ticket types available: click here. It is a broad-brush comic-con, of course, but this clambake has authors …

TONIGHT! Join me in the new Roddenberry VR Theater with classic bloopers/Q&A

Yes, tonight at 7 pm Pacific/ 10 pm Eastern (Jan. 31) I’ll be hosting classic Trek bloopers and talk/Q&A for the grand opening of the Roddenberry VR Theater, the newest addition to the Roddenberry Nexus— and your ticket is either a Windows PC* or a VR headset, like Occulus Rift. And yes— I know it’s new Discovery Thursday. But “Point …

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 …

Now through #ExtensionWednesday! CyberMonday in Portal 47! Get 2 new features NOW only, before it’s too late

(UDPATE: Due to email tech issues, deal cut-off is now #ExtensionWednesday /28th, midnight local time! ) Treksters, you know how proud and excited I am to keep building Portal 47, my project for Trekland past, present and future. So, what kind of a new, crazy idea can I hatch for Cyber Monday that will grab both your attention and your …

Thank you, UK: I’m joining the gang at Destination Star Trek — Birmingham

  At LAST I can talk about it!  (See schedule UPDATE below) As announced by Showmasters/DST,  I will indeed be back across the pond with all our UK Treklanders for Destination Star Trek— and my first time in Birmingham! MY SCHEDULE IN BRIEF: THURSDAY — 9-11 pm, Hilton Metropole Bar:  DST version of The Landing Party , hosting this team …

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 …

Kurtzman showruns Discovery for now—with a CBS deal that includes NEW Trek

Of COURSE this news breaks as I am packing for SoonerCon, and doing a Portal 47 guest show on the road… but I have a word or two (below). But between last week’s showrunner firing on Discovery and Alex Kurtzman’s new deal in takign solo control of DSC, with sources running amok with unconfirmed but plentiful stories about new Trek …

Goin’ home: The Trekland train is pullin’ into OKC’s SoonerCon station June 22-24

If it’s June, as I have been lucky enough to be honored, it must be time for my annual trek back  “home-home” to OKC and the ever-growin’ SoonerCon 27, con of my birth and site of my hosting-guesting roots.  (Including my emcee of the 3rd annual  “SoonerCon@Midnight: Worst Book Ever” author-audience spectacle!) Plus: this year, a good ol’ Portal 47 …

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, …

Off to WonderCon: On the hunt for Discovery-First Fans—and a P47 brief-up!

I’ve been talking here and there around the Interwebs lately of my big mission this year: To find and talk with new fans who came to the Trek family via Discovery only—Discovery First Fans! —without bridging over or carrying baggage from any prior Trek.* And my first chance is Anaheim’s WonderCon, the “little brother” to sprawling San Diego Comic-Con. —At …

STV: Olivia d’Abo brims with Trek cred, recalling her time as ‘True Q’ Amanda

So many interviews in the can— here’s another with the smart and sexy Olivia d’Abo, sharing the latest about her podcast, her music, her acting process and of course, oiur Trekland connection: Amanda Rogers from TNG‘s “True Q.” I had the great chance to sit down with her just a few minutes to recall those days— back in 1993!— when …

‘The Trek Files’ Roddenberry podcast is here: Listen, and get a ‘launch party’ gift!

We announced it at SDCC, I’ve been teasing it all over the place.. and today it’s finally here:  THE TREK FILES! (Don’t miss the “launch party invitation,” below) Maybe you have seen or heard the news all over the global Trekverse already, but The Trek Files is my new 15-minute downloadable podcast each Tuesday, right from Roddenberry Podcast Network, as …