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Beginning today, GE is partnering with TaskRabbit to bring a Trek-themed experience to select TaskRabbit customers in New York City and San Francisco. TaskRabbit users outsource their small jobs, such as grocery shopping or the repair of...
Beginning today, GE is partnering with TaskRabbit to bring a Trek-themed experience to select TaskRabbit customers in New York City and San Francisco. TaskRabbit users outsource their small jobs, such as grocery shopping or the repair of a clogged sink, to locals in their neighborhood for a fee. This Star Trek TaskRabbit promotion is in honor of GE’s latest Brilliant Machines advertising campaign, which recently aired a commercial (shown below) featuring a rather famous machine, the USS Enterprise. The Brilliant Machines campaign, begun approximately a year ago, demonstrates the “Industrial Internet, which connects GE‘s Brilliant Machines with software and analytics,” and is “helping to transform big data into efficiencies and value for customers and society. Other machines seen in the GE Brilliant Machines campaign include the Kit Knight Rider car, the Delorean from Back to the Future, and Mr. Smith from The Matrix trilogy. The Trek TaskRabbit takeover begins today, and will run through the 13th in both NYC and SF, from 10 AM to 7 PM each day. Random TaskRabbit customers who choose a task which includes shopping and delivering (this task must be under $35 in cost), will find that instead of the usual TaskRabbit who shows up at their door, a “Star Trek-clad, pointy-eared companion from the final frontier,” will be there instead, ready to “accomplish the task at “warp speed.”
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Several new Star Trek t-shirts, featuring James T. Kirk, are available now. The shirts feature a Wrath of Khan Kirk-style design. One of the shirts, ComicKhaaan!, will be available at this year’s New York Comic-Con, which begins to...
Several new Star Trek t-shirts, featuring James T. Kirk, are available now. The shirts feature a Wrath of Khan Kirk-style design. One of the shirts, ComicKhaaan!, will be available at this year’s New York Comic-Con, which begins tomorrow. Those attending can find it at the We Love Fine booth (#1836). The other two shirts are available at the We Love Fine website. One features Kirk holding three kittens and screaming “Fluffy Kittens!” and the other shows Kirk holding four muffins and screaming “Muffinnnns!” Made of 100% cotton, the t-shirts come in black, and sell for $25.00. To order, head to the links located here and here.
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Brian Miller, SVP of Worldwide Marketing Partnerships and Consumer Products for Paramount, will be leaving at the end of the year. Miller was the producer of the unsuccessful Star Trek video game, which released earlier this year. The ga...
Brian Miller, SVP of Worldwide Marketing Partnerships and Consumer Products for Paramount, will be leaving at the end of the year. Miller was the producer of the unsuccessful Star Trek video game, which released earlier this year. The game was panned last month by J.J. Abrams, who initially had high hopes for the it. “To me the video game could have been something that actually really benefited the series and was an exciting, fun game with great gameplay,” he said. “[It] was something that I think, for me emotionally it hurt,” said Abrams, “because we were working our asses off making the movie and then this game came out and it got, this isn’t even my opinion, it got universally panned.” The official reason for Miller’s departure is a desire to pursue personal products after fourteen years at Paramount, but it’s believed that the real reason was that Paramount wanted him gone.
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Transporter Room 3 is celebrating their fiftieth episode and Michael Dorn is a guest star on this new podcast episode. The Transporter Room 3 podcast covers all things Star Trek; including movies, televised series, toys, “creepy co...
Transporter Room 3 is celebrating their fiftieth episode and Michael Dorn is a guest star on this new podcast episode. The Transporter Room 3 podcast covers all things Star Trek; including movies, televised series, toys, “creepy cosplay,” books, etc. On Transporter Room 3, Dorn will be talking about “all things Klingon,” as well as a “very cool TV idea for Mr. Worf.” Other topics on this episode include Trek’s TV future, the original series’ most iconic movie moments, Red Shirt of the Week, and a Trek book giveaway. To listen to Transporter Room 3, which runs for approximately an hour and a half, head to the link located here.
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A new set of collectible die-cast hand-painted Star Trek ship models will be released, beginning tomorrow. The sixty-five-plus collection of ships comes courtesy of Eaglemoss. A ship will be released every two weeks in this new collector...
A new set of collectible die-cast hand-painted Star Trek ship models will be released, beginning tomorrow. The sixty-five-plus collection of ships comes courtesy of Eaglemoss. A ship will be released every two weeks in this new collector’s club, and a twenty-page collector’s magazine giving ship details will accompany it. The details on each ship will include a profile of the ship, annotations, technology on board the ship, crew, weapons, behind-the-scenes articles regarding the construction of the ship, design sketches, shooting model(s) information and a history of the appearance of the ship on screen. Some of the ships included will be: nine versions of the Enterprise, the Cardassian Hideki class, Romulan, Klingon, Dominion and Ferengi ships, Kremin Temporal Weapon, Equinox, Akira class ship and more. The first of the six-inch-long ships to be released, the Enterprise NCC-1701-D, will cost $4.95, with following ships to cost $19.95 each. To join the collector’s club, head to the link located here.
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Star Trek: Voyager‘s Jeri Ryan will be seen on Syfy‘s original series Helix, which will debut next January. Helix is a thriller about “a team of scientists from the Centers for Disease Control who travel to the high-tec...
Star Trek: Voyager‘s Jeri Ryan will be seen on Syfy‘s original series Helix, which will debut next January. Helix is a thriller about “a team of scientists from the Centers for Disease Control who travel to the high-tech research facility Arctic Biosystems, to investigate a possible disease outbreak, only to find themselves pulled into a terrifying life-and-death struggle that may hold the key to mankind’s salvation or total annihilation. However, the lethal threat is just the tip of the iceberg, and as the virus evolves, the chilling truth begins to unravel.” Ryan will play Constance Sutton, “the Chief Operating Officer of Ilaria Corporation, owner of Arctic Biosystems, the research facility where the series takes place. Charming and savvy, Sutton is used to getting her way at any cost.” The role is expected to be part of a multi-episode arc. Helix stars Billy Campbell (The 4400), and Hiroyuki Sanada (The Wolverine). The series will be executive produced by Ronald D. Moore, Steven Maeda and Lynda Obst; and directed by Jeffrey Reiner. The Helix pilot was written by Cameron Porsandeh. Ryan tweeted about Helix, responding to a tweet from the show’s writers. “Thanks for giving me such fun stuff to play,” she said.
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Wow, Star Trek's 25th anniversary doesn't seem like it was so long ago when I remember it. It was in 1991, and this issue of the Official Fan Club Magazine covers it with an article on the stars titled "Star Trek: Past, Present And Futur...
Wow, Star Trek's 25th anniversary doesn't seem like it was so long ago when I remember it. It was in 1991, and this issue of the Official Fan Club Magazine covers it with an article on the stars titled "Star Trek: Past, Present And Future." The inside cover has a couple of interesting behind-the-scenes images from the filming of "The Cage." The cover, by artist Keith Birdsong, portrays the good captain, along with some unnamed (and villainous-looking) bald guy in the background.(Click on images to enlarge; once an image loads, you may have to click on it again to view full size.) Below: From the same issue, a first look at "The Undiscovered Country."Bonus: below, an ad from the back of Starlog for one of my favorite plate paintings, celebrating the 25th Anniversary. Bonus: below, an unusual (and very smug) photo of Captain Kirk, who presumably just completed successful first contact with the Deltan ambassador. "It's true... bald IS beautiful!"
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Our new video comparing the standard definition DVD version of TNG S3's "Hollow Pursuits" with the remastered high definition Blu-ray version is here, with Reg Barclay's holographic reimagining of the Enterprise-D crew -- be sure to watc...
Our new video comparing the standard definition DVD version of TNG S3's "Hollow Pursuits" with the remastered high definition Blu-ray version is here, with Reg Barclay's holographic reimagining of the Enterprise-D crew -- be sure to watch this swashbuckling adventure in 1080p!
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A set of three prints is being released in honor of the forty-sixth anniversary of the original series episode Mirror, Mirror. The prints feature Spock (two of the prints) and Kirk and Spock. Offered by Generation Gallery, nine-hundred-a...
A set of three prints is being released in honor of the forty-sixth anniversary of the original series episode Mirror, Mirror. The prints feature Spock (two of the prints) and Kirk and Spock. Offered by Generation Gallery, nine-hundred-and-ninety-five sets will be produced. The first print, 16.5″ by 11.7″, created by Joe Corroney, shows two Spocks from the Mirror, Mirror episode, both holding weapons. The Empire symbol is also on the print as is the USS Enterprise. The other two prints feature Spock and Kirk (this looks like it was taken from The Devil in the Dark episode), and Spock on the bridge of the Enterprise. The trio of prints is produced on 300gsm textured fine art paper and is hand-numbered. The set will sell for £26.00 in the UK (with free UK shipping) or $35 US. To order, head to the link located here. Click on thumbnails to enlarge.
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Several Star Trek collectible toys were seen at the recent iHobby Expo. The iHobby Expo runs through today, and bills itself as the “world’s largest model hobby show.” The toys include a NX-01 refit model, a USS Ent...
Several Star Trek collectible toys were seen at the recent iHobby Expo. The iHobby Expo runs through today, and bills itself as the “world’s largest model hobby show.” The toys include a NX-01 refit model, a USS Enterprise Exploration Set, and an Enterprise bridge playset. The USS Enterprise Exploration Set includes a phaser, communicator and a tricorder. The bridge set is pictured with the main cast members. It’s unknown if the figures come with the set or must be purchased separately. Larger-sized photos can be seen at the referring site.
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