Join me & 60 Trek family for Trek*Talks webathon to aid Hollywood Food Coalition

Surely you’ve seen all the buzz about this special event for a good cause — available globally! — but just in case: A quick charity shoutout for THIS Saturday,  Jan. 15  for  “Trek*Talks“ — an EIGHT-hour “webathon” to benefit the Hollywood Food Coalition : SIXTEEN  half-hour panels of various Star Trek actors and creatives! Jeri Ryan and Jonathan Frakes are …

Happy 100! Join the Gene Roddenberry Centennial birthday bash now—and later

  Well, here it is at last:  COVID couldn’t dim it and revisionists couldn’t dent it. It’s the day, and the kickoff of reflections and celebrations, to mark the birth centennial of The Great Bird of the Galaxy, Gene Roddenberry: Aug. 19, 1921, one hundred years ago. For all you lurker mundanes out there, Gene is of course — quite …

VGR doc, Life Support sampler, fan voices: My WonderCon @Home v-panels

This time, they’re a little more planned and a little more polished: But the COVID-cancelled 2021 edition of WonderCon — little brother to granddaddy San Diego Comic-Con— is back in virtual form March 26-27 (for starters). And Dr. Trek is proud to be moderating/co-hosting and taking part in THREE fun, thought-provoking pre-recorded virtual Trek panels with many friends and colleagues, …

Not more panels—it’s a virtual Star Trek cocktail party Sunday! Come be my guest

I am so excited to co-host this— and no, it’s not more virtual panels. How about three hours of  the “Trek family,” wandering around a virtual cocktail party while your hosts make introductions and get the latest news, check-ins and chitchat? With a streaming chat room and the chance to toss in your own questions? It’s coming up this Sunday, …

Happy birthday, Jonathan, Diana — and, via 2020 eyes, Gene Roddenberry

It’s that day again — August 19 — when we celebrate Star Trek birthdays for Jonathan Frakes and Gene Roddenberry, as well as Trek threepeat actor Diana Muldaur too! (Above: The guys in early 1989, backstage for TNG S2’s “Up the Long Ladder.”) Of all of them, we’re getting to congratulate Jonathan on his years of Rikering AND the fresh …

Join us! Star Trek’s last 3 official science advisors and I on SDCC @Home July 23

And now it’s San Diego Comic-Con‘s turn to go all-virtual— during the Year of the Virus. And I’m very honored to produce and host this panel for Comic-Con @Home, from an idea I’d thought about for some time now: Three Generations of Star Trek Science Advisors. Please click in now and be ready to see the link go LIVE at …

Check out these Trek-related virtual panels at LockDownCon starting today

I was supposed to be “back home” right now in OKC/Norman for SoonerCon… the latest lost con on 2020’s hit list. Instead, I’ll be on a LIVE and FREE virtual panel this weekend, along with other Trek folks (John Billingsley, and Andre Bormanis twice) and many more, for LockDownCon — an online event that was likely about the first, before …

Hey, it’s the DeForest Kelley Centennial — De is 100, but there’s no stamp

Happy birthday, Jackson DeForest Kelley ! Treklanders of any tenure know that I call out De’s birthday every year—he’s my guy in Trek, among the icons. But lo and behold, 2020 marks De’s 100th birthday. A century! His centennial! And while there’s no postage stamp, or no historical marker anywhere — either in Hollywood, or in Georgia — there is …

RIP DCF: Where to hear Dorothy Fontana on The Trek Files—plus, today’s LIVE

Such a flood of emotions on the sudden passing of Dorothy “D.C.” Fontana, our direct pipeline to 1964 and so much roots Trek (and roots TNG as well!). I’ll say more here tomorrow … although I’ve already said a lot: watch today’s  Trekland Tuesdays LIVE Ep. 132:  Our Guardian of Forever is Gone: RIP Dororthy Fontana. (Apologies for the signal …

Happy birthday, Gene — and Jonathan: What karma the way their paths crossed

It’s come that time of year again — not unlike mid-March — when Trekland enjoys a double whammy celebration— otherwise known as August 19. That’s the birthday of not only The Great Bird of the Galaxy, Gene Roddenberry … but also that of, increasingly, another major player in creating fresh Treks— Jonathan Frakes! Gene would have been 98 today — …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …