After 20 years, “Tribble-ations” is still Trek‘s best fan film

November 4th is not only the day to say “Happy Will Rogers Birthday!”—yes, there is a physical as well as a philosophical link there—but this year it’s the 20th anniversary of DS9‘s delightfully and awesomely monument anniversary homage show, “Trials and Tribble-ations.” Now this is a valentine to fans. I mean, it’s pro-Trek’s own fan film, is what it is. …

Portal 47 Hosts Trek’s First Director in a Virtual “Open House”

My baby is one year old! Portal 47, the monthly insider deep-dive to more in-depth Trek, was launched a year ago this month—and we had a party to celebrate! Well, a virtual open house, actually: On Oct. 12, we hosted a special edition of one of our guest telebriefings. And in the spirit of #StarTrek50, it was a doozy: None …

A rare political move: Trek Against Trump takes a stand

Well, this is unprecedented. Nearly 100 names and faces who brought Gene Roddenberry’s hopeful, future universe to life over five decades are diving into Campaign 2016 with “Trek Against Trump.” From the original series right through to the Kelvin timeline films and even Discovery—before and behind the camera alike, and alongside too. And, I’m proud to say, me too. It’s …

STV: Happy 50th from Star Trek crews past

YES! Finally, new Trekland video—and a brand-new intro! But the 50th celebration has only just begun … for a whole year, yes? So here’s some faces and voices I’ve been holding back for the Happy 50th party—just the kind of behind-the-scenes insight that I love recording and revealing… from the TNG Companion where I met many of them, to our …

Portal 47: One year old — just now getting its space legs

Hard on the heels of Thursday’s #Happy50 #StarTrek50 celebrating… It’s hard to believe, but it was just one year ago that I sprung the official launch of PORTAL 47 on an unsuspecting Trekland…. where no savvy fan had gone before. And despite a couple of opening-night glitches as I scrambled to self-produce a combination talkshow/podcast/intro session, the Portal since then …

Happy Trek 50th! It’s only now I can be excited

Hey, it’s Sept. 8! The Official Big 5-0 is here, at last. Everyone and their alien dog is doing the Star Trek thing: mainstream news, bloggers, entire nations of state-owned media. So, just as I promised when I started this blog, I’ll take the personal route on this landmark day. And say, after a year of joining fans worldwide to …

STV: Vic Mignogna & Todd Haberkorn: Star Trek Continues’ Kirk & Spock cut-ups

Let me introduce you to two of the best voice actors and most popular guests on the anime convention circuit—as well as a couple of all-around performers, directors and even editors: Vic Mignogna and Todd Haberkorn. With all that, you’re catching them at Trekland because Vic is the driving force—as producer, director, co-writer and Captain James T. Kirk—behind Star Trek …

My stardate birthdate: Have I always been destined — or doomed?

While hip-deep in the Secret Star Trek Non-Fiction Project TBA —you know, the thing that’s been keeping me from posting video and blog pieces the last two months* — I’m having to grab some stardates matched to actual calendar days of the year. And naturally, my original Mike Okuda stardate memo for the VGR/DS9 writers (above) came in handy once …

25-candle time: My own birth certificate for TNG

So much has been said about The Next Generation—a lot of it by me in blogs, like this … and oh yeah, this thing. So I think, on this 25th anniversary event, I’ll spare you any more about how TNG not only resurrected Star Trek, but revitalized TV distribution and markets, sparked the genre TV revolution, stoked the mainstreaming of …