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 …

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 …