STV: Michael Westmore walks us through his exhibition at UC-Santa Barbara, Part I

Finally! A new “Switching to Visual” vidchat…and what fun: Part 1 of a personal tour by Trek makeup legend Michael Westmore of “Lifeforms,” his career retrospective now on view at his alma mater, University of California at Santa Barbara, through April 30. Get there if you can! My thanks to Mike and to UCSB’s AD&A Museum assistant curator Rebecca Harlow …

Gallifrey: Even Who fans want Trek, too

I know it’s a already a captive, sold-out audience… again… but even so, just wanted to say I’m excited once again to have a chance THIS Sunday, Feb. 19, to meet all the Who fans Trekking “in their spare time”* at this year’s LA Gallifrey One con, hosted by my friend Shaun Lyon for the umpteenth of its 28 years …

Hey, Blighty and beyond: Will YOU join us at the UK’s Sci-Fi Ball this weekend?

Look out, U.K. fans, Trekland is headed your way! Who’s coming? Just a week away til I get to see a ton more fans across the pond at the venerable and mostly-Trek SciFi Ball, now in its 23rd year, at the Grand Harbor Hotel in Southhampton. So excited to finally get to this classic old-school fan-run charity convention on the …

Need a worthy tax deduction for 2016 today? Enterprise in Space can help!

Hey, it’s Dec. 31—looking to help out a 501(c)3,  save on your taxes, and help the future too? Well, Enterprise in Space is a perfect match! I haven’t talked about EIS here in a long time, but the program to put 100+ student STEAM projects aboard a custom-designed orbiter  in 2021 is simply booming, including the addition of over a …

If it’s Christmas, it must be Hallmark Trek ornament time with Kevin Dilmore!

No, it’s not too late to grab an official Trek ornament for the tree from Hallmark again this year. Most of all, it’s not too late to check in on our annual visit about all things Hallmark Trek with none other than Kevin Dilmore! I mean, Trekland growing pains and video tech issues are one thing… but it just wouldn’t …

‘The Roddenberry Vault’ is a jaw-dropper! My vidchat with Roger, Denise & Mike Pt I

Quick! If you don’t have a copy yet of The Roddenberry Vault, the perfect cherry on top of this year’s 50th anniversary dessert… you can still likely order one for Christmas gift-giving! It actually sold out in 36 hours at Amazon last week, but has since been mercifully re-stocked—largely due to the huge fan word-of-mouth and, as you’ve seen by …

Trekland gift ideas with just days to go? Check these out—with bonus extras!

Who needs Cyber Monday? My new site just went online, but it’s still a few days til Christmas and there’s plenty of time to offer some help with a range of unique TREKLAND gift items for everybody like-minded on your list! And some bonus specials, too… Hey, I know there’s been an incredible raft of great Trek items this 50th …

Remastered ‘On Speaker’ Vol. 5 celebrates the 50th—online now, too!

  “30 At 50” is the latest edition of Trekland: On Speaker—in a doubly special way for Trek’s 50th anniversary. And now that the new website is here, I can finally offer it to everybody worldwide again! UPDATE 12/15/16: For a holiday special on this and other Trekland gift ideas, check here.) Veteran Treklanders know I’ve brought out a new …

20 years since ‘First Contact’!: A couple thoughts to add

  Occasionally, Star Trek has this thing about its movie premieres, and infamous dates that will live in infamy. And if TMP‘s Dec. 7 was one, First Contact‘s Nov. 22 was another. Premiere dates are hardly a complete snapshot of a film, of course, but it’s what the ticket-buying public most identifies with.  Thankfully, neither of those infamous dates were …

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 …

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 …