Join us July 23: Space law from sci-fi to sci-fact— at Comic-Con @Home July 23

Hopefully this is the last summer that San Diego Comic-Con has to go all-virtual “@Home” in the COVID-19 era — but hey, I’m still thrilled to bring another thought-provoking panel into the mix. This Friday July 23 —after you enjoy the Star Trek Prodigy/Lower Decks all-animation preview peeks from Paramount+ — just stay close to your wi-fi all day for …

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 …

Visit your Trek outdoor memories *live* with LA Away Days Sept. 14 & 15

We’re back with another shot at your real-life away mission — on a budget! There’s nothing like living your Trek memories of those iconic Hollywood locations first-hand. I always love seeing the joy of Trek fans when they come to L.A. and experience the unmistakable sight of their favorite Starfleet adventures, live and in person, for the very first time. …

ICYMI: Here’s a virtual-reality “video” from my Stellar Cartography VR talk!

I love overlapping real astronomy with Star Trek’s fictional spacescape — and have for years, as you Treklanders know. I also love this virtual world — have you heard about it? —that Rod Roddenberry and Co. have cooked up with the Sansar folks as one of many within their virtual domain— in this case, the virtual Roddenberry Nexus museum and …

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 …

STV: Mike Westmore on his aliens *and* classic Hollywood on exhibit, Part 3

Such a great visit and personal tour that Star Trek makeup icon Mike Westmore gave us at his career retrospective at his alma mater that it took up three online visits! (See below the fold) But yes, even as the “Lifeforms” exhibit wraps April 30 at UC-Santa Barbara’s Art Design & Architecture Museum on campus, these online visits will live …

STV: Michael Westmore tours us through his exhibition at UC-Santa Barbara, Part 2

As promised, here’s Part 2 of our tour of the “Lifeforms” career retrospective of the Trek and non-Trek work of makeup legend Michael Westmore—led by the man himself! In this segment, you get everything facecast, android and Borg, with some never-before-displayed pieces from the series and films—and all with commentary from Mike. The exhibit remains on view through April 30 …

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 …

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 …

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 …