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 …

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 — …

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 …

Looks like “The Brightest Star,” the next #ShortTreks, will make Trek history

UPDATE: “The Brightest Star” is beautiful, an old-school planetary culture exploration disguised as some well-received background on both Saru and his Kelpian people, well-timed in the Prime timeline … while at the same time, raising a host of new questions. It’s bizarrely and freshly off-kilter as to the “predators” of the famously “prey” Kelpians, and exactly who and how the …

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 …

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: 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 …

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 …

Even if the Star Trek: Discovery info drought ends at the Upfronts… just chill

Well—will this period of Trek history be remembered five years from now, much less 10 or 15? I’m talking about the relentless Discovery drumbeat of doom and even anger at the lack of info (aside from casting and some early-early trailers, of course… aside from that) that has permeated the interwaves for some time. I mean, I know delays and …