At Comic-Con this year, Hasbro’s toy block division is launching a new Star Trek toy line. The toys themselves won’t be seen until 2013 but here’s a cute video about it produced by the Bad Robot company, who also gave us Lost and Fringe.
The Star Trek:The Next Generation/Doctor Who crossover continues with the upcoming September issue of Assimilation2, and here’s an advanced look of one of two covers of the upcoming issue.
So far in the series, Matt Smith’s Eleventh Doctor, Amy, and Rory are on a crash course to meet up with Jean-Luc Picard’s Enterprise crew. Courtesy of IDW Publishing, here’s an exclusive sneak peek at the covers of September’s issue.
The synopsis for this issue:
Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation² #5 (of 8)
Scott & David Tipton with Tony Lee (w) • J.K. Woodward (a & c)
The two greatest science-fiction properties of all time cross over for the first time in history, in STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION/DOCTOR WHO: ASSIMILATION²! Captain Jean-Luc Picard faces one of the most difficult decisions of his life, but the fate of the galaxy may depend on it! Can the Doctor convince him to make the correct choice?
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
• Variant Sharp Brothers cover!
• The first Star Trek/Doctor Who crossover ever!
To check out the other cover, go to our Doctor Who site.
It’s actually quite surprising that there hasn’t been a custom-made ring made already relating to all things Star Trek. Or maybe there has been, and this one just got the opportunity to be noticed recently. Either way, any female Trekkie who is waiting for the day that her enterprising hero comes along and asks for her hand in marriage would probably love to be adorned with this engaging ring. Yeah yeah, my attempts at puns are futile, I know.
According to io9.com,
Etsy seller VaLa Jewellery offers this engagement ring in the shape of the Starfleet insignia. And, in Federation-appropriate fashion, it’s not studded with a diamond, but instead with a white sapphire. The ring is sterling silver, though, and not gold-pressed latinum.
Well, I may be behind (as it always seems to be the case), but wow, interesting idea of combining characters from Star Trek: The Next Generation with those from Doctor Who. True! But it’s in comic book form, only. Still, it kind of makes sense to mash up these two fandomizations, as popular as they are.
Here’s what the LA Times had to say:
Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the USS Enterprise are striking an alliance with The Doctor and his TARDIS-traveling companions in a comic series from IDW –”Star Trek TNG/Doctor Who: Assimilation2.”
The series is co-written by Scott and David Tipton (who helmed “Star Trek: Infestation,” which follows a zombie epidemic in a Star Fleet colony) and Tony Lee, the longtime “Doctor Who” writer.
For more information, check out the IDW article.
For your entertainment, we’ve provided the video of Phase 2′s latest episode, “The Child.” Enjoy!
WhatCulture explains the origins of Phase 2 and where this latest episode came from:
“The Child” which is based on an original script by Jon Povill. Povill initially wrote the piece for Gene Roddenberry’s planned series, Star Trek: Phase II, which he shelved when Paramount commissioned the first Star Trek movie in 1979. The story later became the inspiration for TNG’s second season episode of the same name. The new Phase II episode revived the original script and was directed by Povill.
You can also download the episode from the Phase 2 website, StarTrekNewVoyages.com
You can read the full article from WhatCulture.
President Obama got to meet his childhood crush, Nichelle Nichols, and even showed his Trekkie side by giving the Vulcan greeting with Nichelle, who played Lt. Uhura in the Original Series.
President Obama, who himself boldly went where no man has gone before as the first African-American elected to the White House, is an admitted comic fan and “Star Trek” geek.
“Months ago, Pres Obama was quoted as saying that he’d had a crush on me when he was younger,” Nichols tweeted at the time of her White House visit in late February. “I asked about that & he proudly confirmed it! … President Obama also confirmed for me that he was definitely a Trekker! How wonderful is that?!”
We posted earlier about this lost script, He Walked Among Us, written by Norman Spinrad. Well, now it is actually going to filmed by Star Trek Phase II, also called Star Trek New Voyages. I’m not sure if it will be a webisode or a series of webisodes, or an actual full-length film, but either way, it’s pretty amazing.
Yes, it’s basically going to be a “fan film”, per se, however, this group of “fans” have a pretty high standard for quality Star Trek webisodes. They have not only been honored with an award for Best Sci-Fi Webseries by TV Guide Online, but they’ve also received both Hugo and Nebula awards! Not only that, but they’ve also had TOG cast and crew (George Takei & Majel Roddenberry, for example) on board for their shows. This is a truly legit group of people who love Star Trek and want it done right.
So, now that they have the script, are would you be willing to watch it when it comes out?
Read the original article in Forbes.
Come Thursday, March 29, 2012, Leonard Nimoy, or more specifically, Leonard Nimoy’s voice will be making an appearance on the show, The Big Bang Theory. According to TV Line, Spock will be speaking to Sheldon Cooper via an action figure of the pointy-eared icon.
Do you hope that, eventually, Mr. Nimoy himself, will come out of semi-retirement to make an actual physical appearance on the show? How do you think Sheldon would react if that were to happen?