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 …

RIP Jon Steuer, the original ‘Alexander’; two crowdfunds allow fans to help

Portland music fans and friends are reeling from the unexpected death Jan. 1 of  rocker-restarateur Jon Steuer, 33, known to Trekland as the young actor who at age 6  first played Worf’s son Alexander Rozhenko, in TNG‘s “Reunion.” After his appearance, TNG‘s producers wanted a slightly older actor to handle the role a year later  in a more ongoing basis, …

TODAY IS THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF “THE DOOMSDAY MACHINE” DEBUT, Y’ALL

Drama, pathos, sister ships, most visual effects ever, a bittersweet tragic hero of such gravitas in a bravura ballsy performance rivaled only by Ricardo Montalban’s Khan, a Top Five (Top Two?) Best McCoy Scene Ever in the series, and best score ever and Jaws’ ripoff, er, inspiration. And THAT is why “The Doomsday Machine” by Norman Spinrad, guest starring William …

STV: Meet David Mack, NYT best-seller who pioneered the first Discovery novel

I’ve known David Mack for years long-distance until we can meet-up at cons and such, but what an honor for him to be chosen the first author of a new Trek series’ original novel, Desperate Hours, which went on sale two days after Discovery‘s US premiere. Especially this time, since Discovery is pioneering a closer connection than ever before between …

Happy birthday TNG—A look back at 30, just as the new kid on the block takes off

It’s officially The Next Generation‘s 30th birthday today, counting its on-air premiere—even as, we always say, it actually “premiered” across a whole week until Oct. 4, Monday through Sunday, in various markets. And later to the rest of the world, of course.  I said as much on TNG‘s 25th anniversary —and wow, look: we’ve been in the Blog Era that …

LA Alert! This SUNDAY join me, Gene Coon protege Andreea Kindryd—and The Improvised Generation

Save the date, SoCal Trekland: I am so excited for our first Trekland/Portal 47 production! THIS SUNDAY at 6 pm in Los Feliz, I get to present an unheralded witness to little-known Desilu Trek and ’60s history— live, and partnered with an incredibly talented pro Trek improv troupe… with hosted after-show meet-n-greet photo opps! But hurry—it’s only 45 seats (see …

Whoa, no hangover here: It’s Trek Vegas time! Here’s my own slice(s) of #STLV

Yes, it’s Trek Vegas time baby — #STLV is here. Here FINALLY is my schedule and events —in many ways, it’s an evolving vibe for me! (Amd LONG!) And to be honest, I’d been concerned about that “hangover” after last year’s Five-O Fever … but the past few weeks my spirits have way picked up because: — WHAM, the big-time …

STV: Quick chats with our new Discovery cast & crew from San Diego Comic-Con

Finally— here’s most of my 20 minutes on video with the Discovery folks we were able to grab in the red-carpet rope line at DSC’s post-panel press events. We had no clue what had been said in the Ballroom 20 mass panel, but I wanted to get at my subjects with typically Trekland angles—or so I hoped. Enjoy! And just …

FLASH: CBS “Discovery” plans @ San Diego Comic-Con explode with more events, galleries

For all those (weirdly and wrongly) claiming “CBS botched the 50th”… as I debunked on my very first  Trekland Tuesday LIVE, and elsewhere… comes exciting news today that, though late,  CBS is really on its game in the San Diego Comic-Con arena for getting fans (and maybe fans-to-be!) excited for the Sept. 24 debut. We knew about the big Ballroom …

UPDATED: My San Diego Comic-Con: A Trekland double-dose and a Portal 47 newbies bonus!

UPDATE! Now with SDCC app links… NEWS ANNOUNCEMENT coming…  CBS #DSC events update … a new Facebook fan page for Trekkers bound for SDCC … AND BONUS club meetup for new Portal 47 signees!   Hey! Here’s my San Diego Comic-Con plans! Can it be a year since the biggest Trek footprint at SDCC in history? Wow. Well, CBS has …

Well, THIS is interesting: From bargain bin to priceless antiquity auction?

NOW look what just popped up on Amazon today… Just a couple months after it went on seemingly permanent markdown, to which many of you were alerted and responded … today my “Star Trek: Stellar Cartography” from 47 North/Amazon turned up like a Gutenberg Bible knockoff. Under USED prices: The “New” listing” is all over the place, but apparently not …