Star Trek

There were really three groups of actors on the original Star Trek series:

The leading actors: William ShatnerLeonard Nimoy, and Deforrest Kelley.

There were the  weekly and occasionally recurring guest stars.   These were people like Richard Kiel (Jaws in the Bond films), Joan Collins, Roger C. Carmel (Harry Mudd), etc.

But the strength of the show is often measured in the strength of its supporting regular cast.  Scotty (James Doohan), Uhura (Nichelle Nichols), Sulu (George Takei) and Checkov (Walter Koenig) were often used as set dressing and had little to do.  But when they had something to do, they did it well and memorably.

Here are some facts about the actors that gave space for Shatner’s overacting:

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Victory is Life, the newest update to the Star Trek Online (STO) MMO game, launches June 5th.  The new content focuses on Deep Space Nine.  This is the fourth major expansion to the game.

For the first time Captains will be able to play as the Jem’Hadar and interact with ten of the original cast members from the show.  To help prepare players for the new content the creators of the game put together a list of episodes from that series that relate to the story line in the game.  Don’t have time to watch the episodes?  Nerdbastards has got your back…here is a run down on those episodes and how they might tie in to the game.

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Enterprise D Comes to VR

Star Trek: Bridge Crew has been one of the most well-received VR games yet. GamesRadar ranked it 25th on their list of the best games of 2017.  While it wasn’t the commercial success that Ubisoft hoped it would be, it still has the company’s support as Ubisoft has announced Star Trek: Bridge Crew – The Next Generation, a new expansion for its co-op multiplayer experience. (more…)

‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Has Found Its Captain Pike

When it was announced that CBS would once again visit the well and give us a new Star Trek series, it was welcome by many hard-core Trekkies. After all, it’s been 16 years since Star Trek: Voyager had gone off the air. While fans have had the Kelvin Universe films from JJ Abram’s Star Trek reboot and their subsequent sequels, there wasn’t anything on the small screen to hold us over. With the announcement of Star Trek: Discovery to not focus on a captain of a ship/space station for the first time, and the fact that it would be the first one that you had to pay for on CBS All Access, some fans were hesitant to embrace the new show. However, it won over the disbelievers as it was a hit with critics and fans.  (more…)

While the smart money is on Star Trek Discovery swiftly becoming the most pirated show not on television once the series begin, at least now there is a set premiere date of September 24th, 2017. That’s on a Sunday and the series can only be seen on CBS All Access, a pay to play streaming service, except for the one time airing of the pilot that same Sunday night at 8:30-9:30 PM (PST) on your local CBS channel. (more…)

STAR TREK: DISCOVERY

It has taken almost as long as it took for Riker to get his own ship, but fans finally have hope for Star Trek: DiscoveryCBS All Access has dropped the first trailer for the new series. Many were concerned about the shows fate after it was pushed back from being released earlier this year and the departure of show runner, Bryan Fuller but the first trailer for the new series, thus giving some fans a much-needed, new hope.

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Seth MacFarlane The Orville

A lone starship venturing out into the final frontier, her crew bedecked in brightly coloured uniforms. A menagerie of humans and aliens, the best a collective civilized worlds has to offer on a voyage of discovery and adventure.

Now with toilet jokes!

Yes, while Star Trek Discovery is still MIA,  sophomore humor specialist and huge Star Trek nerd, Seth MacFarlane‘s dropped the trailer for The Orville, a one-hour sci-fi comedy about the trials and tribulations of a second rate crew trying to forge their destiny among the star, maybe.  (more…)

Admittedly the 5 minute photoshop job above does blow the lead on this, but yes, set your phasers to beets ’cause it looks like Dwight Schrute will be entering the final frontier. The Hollywood Reporter is reporting (as they do) that Rainn Wilson (known mostly for his time on the NBC hit The Office and less so for The Rocker) will join CBS’s forthcoming Star Trek: Discovery as one of the franchises most interesting characters and one from the original series no less. Harcourt Fenton Mudd! (more…)

Three New Crew Members Board ‘Star Trek Discovery’

As its air date creeps ever closer at 1/50000th impulse speed, trickles of information have been released about the upcoming Star Trek: Discovery. Details have been released today about three new cast members who are going to be putting on a Starfleet uniform and getting onboard the USS Discovery. Added to the cast are Maulik Pancholy (30 Rock, Weeds, and Phineas and Ferb), Terry Serpico (Army Wives, The Inspectors, and Sneaky Pete), and Sam Vartholomeos (Debuting on Star Trek: Discovery). Unlike other casting announcements from major productions, CBS has provided details as to who each new member of Starfleet will play. Details after the bump.

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Twitter has taken center stage as President Donald J. Trump started his first 100 days in office in ways Twitter has in no other presidency before. Besides Trump’s own tweets as POTUS, the Twitter backlash from the silencing of the National Parks Twitter accounts, which quickly spawned Alt-accounts that continued to tweet about Climate Change. Now we’ve stumbled onto another Twitter Alt account: Dukat, the newly elected President of the Federation of Planets. It seems that Dukat, much like Trump, can’t stop tweeting. (more…)