G & T Show 288 – Big Star Trek Discovery News Out of SDCC
G & T Show 288 – Big Star Trek Discovery News Out of SDCC is now available to download. Check it out here. Nick is once again suffering from computer issues. Terry, however, is joined by Allen and Steve until Mike is able to join them. This week they discuss Star Trek Discovery News and everything coming out of San Diego Comic Con. They also cover Unofficial Productions, Television, Convention, General, and Product News on this week’s episode of the G & T Show. Don’t miss out on all of the fun and Star Trek Discovery News.
Weekly Featured Episodes
With Mike late and Nick out with a sick computer, Terry, Allen, and Steve continue with introductions before jumping into Coffee Klatch. Steve is still getting caught up on all of the work and podcasts he missed during his fundraiser in June. He also played STO. He liked the new featured episode and will be playing it again for the new rewards. Terry talks about the weekly rewards with the new featured episode. Allen has worked. His boss has been out of town but the party ended on Friday. Finishing up Coffee Klatch, they are eager to get into this week’s Star Trek Discovery News.
Look What the Cat Dragged In
Before they could get to the Star Trek Discovery News, Mike finally crawled into the room. His alarm clock did not go off this morning. This week he finished the first draft of his story Unstuck for the Longest Night Watch Anthology to benefit Alzheimer’s Research. Next week, he’ll be finalizing the story and sending it out to beta readers. The story is due August 15th. This story is a science fiction story and he likes it. It moved him with emotion a few times. It was tense and scary when it needed to be, so he’s happy with it so far. He hopes it translates well when other people check it out.
This is his second story for the Longest Night Watch Anthology. The first story was fictional but there were things inspired by some of the experiences he’s had with his grandparents. He’s eager to get the story out to his beta reader and is looking for more readers to help him. Anyone interested in seeing other stories that Mike has written, he has a website (http://www.certifiedpcdoctor.com) with some of his work.
Eager to get started with their discussion of all of the Star Trek Discovery News, they push forward with BLB Announcements. Episode four of The LEGO Adventures of Big Dude and Lil Dude is now available on Youtube. They recorded episode seven this week. They also have a couple of special episodes. The first was to crown a house champion in the LEGO Dimensions Battle Arena. A House Champion was crowned and it wasn’t Mike. The other special edition was the kids playing LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham without Mike. Look for those soon. He’s pleased to announce that they have reached the goal that they had been working towards over the past several episodes.
Mike also worked a lot this week. Did a lot of driving for work. Terry also worked this week. Mike mentions that he saw the new TNT series, Will, and thinks that Allen would appreciate the series. The show is about Shakespeare. Allen saw the ad for it. He doesn’t think that its historically accurate and that it may be more soap opera like. Mike enjoyed it nonetheless. Allen may take a look at it but he didn’t seem enthusiastic about it. He knows Terry would run from the room during the torture scenes in the second episode and would never watch it again. It made him more skeptical.
Star Trek Adventures
With so much Star Trek Discovery News coming up they decide to start with some of the Unofficial Productions links that they have collected this week. Geek and Sundry’s game play of Star Trek Adventures can be found on Twitch and possibly on Alpha. The third part of their first episode is out now.
Jim, Mike, and others played their own Star Trek Adventures game this week. Terry regrettably had to miss it. Jim recorded the episode but he was at a hotel room for work so it is unknown when he’ll release it. Mike offers Jim suggestions at the end of each other playthroughs about their game. He thinks this one was the best one yet.
Mike did watch Shield of Tomorrow. He really enjoyed it. They finished their episode. It’s like Critical Role but with Star Trek Adventures. Terry has been hearing some good things about it, but she has only watched the first episode. Mike is enjoying it but he doesn’t have Critical Role to compare it to. During this week’s episode, part of their set collapsed and took out a camera for a short time.
Dayton Ward and Scott Pearson are involved with Star Trek Adventures. Terry suggests everyone give it a try. Mike points out that Geek and Sundry has an article about how to create a STA character and they use Riker to help illustrate the various points.
Also, if anyone wants to join in their weekly game, they are always interested in having new players join them.
TNG Warp Cores In Your Home
The march towards Star Trek Discovery News continues but first they discuss a fan made project. This fan has created a life-sized, “working” TNG era warp core model in their apartment. It lights up and has appropriate sounds. Terry thought it would be cool if it did more than just be a pretty lamp, like include a microwave oven.
Mike is experiencing some technical issues. While he works them out, Terry addresses some questions from the chat room about Star Trek Adventures. The system uses 1’s as criticals, while 20’s are very bad in the game because they not only result in a failure but can also present a complication.
Free Rides to The Future
Other news that came out during SDCC includes the Orville. They discuss it as they continue to move closer to all of the Star Trek Discovery News.
Orville is an official fan production. Some of the news about that came out of SDCC. There were a lot of new trailers for new films and series. Allen points out that there is a lot of stuff like that coming out. At SDCC, Orville announced a cryopreserved sweepstakes for SDCC. The winner will get cryo-preserved and revived in 2417. Allen has a problem with that. If he is 90 when he gets frozen, he’ll still be 90 in 2417. Mike points out that he’d benefit from whatever medical breakthroughs have been accomplished since then. He still thinks its a bit of a dice roll.
Speaking of Free Rides to the Future, Mike points out that submission and contest information has been made available for the new X-Prize contest. A FLIGHT TO THE FUTURE. A NEW WORLD TO CONSIDER. The official website has launched. It features the premise, the initial story that everything is based on, and some of the entries that have already been made. People are encouraged to share their ideas of what 20 years in the future would look like. They want optimistic stories that can give people something to work towards.
The prize is worth $10,000 and includes a trip to Japan, $1500 spending money, four nights in a four star hotel, GoPro HD camera, ili Universal Translator, and honorary membership on the science fiction advisory council. Check the website for official rules and submission guidelines. Mike has a story idea for it, but he has a story to finish first.
Star Trek Discovery News
It’s here! Time for Star Trek Discovery News. They start off Star Trek Discovery News with the new trailer for Star Trek Discovery. Two new trailers for it dropped. The first was for the US and CBS All Access and the other was exclusively for Netflix. Mike thinks he watched the Netflix trailer from a third party, which was an extended version of the new trailer that also included the original trailer cut into it. After some discussion, they realize that it may have been a fan made trailer that took both Netflix trailers and combined them. The official Netflix trailer is region locked.Steve watched the Netflix trailer. He liked it. Some fans are throwing fits about certain things.
The New Trailer
The new trailer made Steve, Terry, and Mike all want to watch the series now. The USS Europa got blown up in the trailer. They discuss the trailer and some of the leaks and releases that have come out.
Star Trek Discovery News continues with analysis of the known story and the cinematic nature of the new trailer. Certain aspects of the new series are reminiscent of the Kelvin Universe. The trailer also mentions a new way to travel. They try to determine if the Klingons have it. Or maybe the way they are seen to warp into the scene is standard for the new series.
Mike says originally in Star Trek, the viewer follows the ship and is seen warp from that perspective. However, with the Kelvin Universe, they were regularly looking at warp travel from the destination’s perspective. And that made the ships suddenly appear. It leads them to momentarily talk about the Picard maneuver. That is where the same effect is used over a short distance, making it appear as if the ship is at two places at once.
So every movie and series has handled warp differently. It’s just an effect. Allen asks everyone to calm down and wait for the series to come out. So then they can see it for themselves and decide what they like and don’t. Steve points out that this is similar to what TNG experienced before its release.
Because of their expanded budget, they are able to do so much more with the show and that includes showing much more in space and this trailer reflects that. Hence this series isn’t just going to be about people on a static bridge scene talking about what is happening around them in space.
Magical New Devices
Star Trek Discovery News continues as they discuss the new hardware used for Discovery, starting with the Phaser. Steve thinks the new phaser appears to be a mix of a TOS phaser and the Cage’s laser pistol. Terry states that the show is a fantasy show that is supposed to take place several hundred years into the future. Look at how much technology has evolved over the last 100 years, and imagine how different technology will be three hundred years from now. It won’t look like something from the 1960s. She wants technology that looks like magic, and inspires scientists to work towards creating that future.
Terry had met Allen a month before TNG premiered. Also, she remembers watching TNG with Allen and marveling at the handheld computer tablets that they used. That was magic. Allen explains that these series will include seemingly magical devices but technology will catch up to it in about twenty to thirty years with some exceptions, such as transporters — though he does acknowledge the work the Chinese has been making in that regard.
If people were going to reboot TNG, they would update the technology as well. Star Trek isn’t about the production value but the stories and the soul of Star Trek. He doesn’t care about the shape of the ship, the look of the Klingons, or anything else like that. It’s the sensibility. For Terry, her appreciation for Trek comes about from the characters and the stories they carry through.
Terry talks about a tweet she saw recently in which someone talks about Kirk attacking someone ass first. That was fighting for the 1960’s audience. Today’s audience would not like it. They would want actual fight sequences by trained and talented martial artists. Mike describes what today’s audiences want is MMA on TV. Terry agrees. That is the type of fighting that the audience expects and anything less than that would be a farce. The show has to appeal to today’s audience.
Steve believes that the majority of Trekkies will tune in to Discovery. However, the show isn’t being created for them. It’s being made to attract the next generation of Trek fans. It’s going to try to make new fans to replace the dying TOS fans and the aging TNG – Voyager fanbase. The only way Trek will survive is if an entire generation of new fans are brought into the fold. Because that is what the JJ-films in the Kelvin Universe were made to do (and succeeded). And that’s what Discovery is going to do.
Plus, the Kelvin films brought in a lot of new fans. So Allen talks about how people at work got excited over the new films. And that excitement eventually moved into the classic TV shows as well. Star Trek’s long-term survival depends on new fans created by the new films and show. Without them, it’s only a matter of time before the last Trek fan dies. And with them will be everything this franchise stood for.
Steve shares a story about how excited his son gets about Trek before they continue with Star Trek Discovery News.
The next bit about Star Trek Discovery News they discuss is in regards to the Klingons. Terry asks Mike about the Klingons. The Star Trek Discovery News from the producers is the difference in the Klingon appearance is due to different houses. As a result, forehead pattern is already an indication of house. Mike has always theorized that the new take on Klingons represented an ancient house. He is waiting to see how the show handles it. Also, Mike thought the new take on Klingons made them appear almost insect-like with the way their ridges seem like exoskeleton plating.
Allen chimes in and thought it was unusual that nearly every species in Trek looks almost the same. Because if an alien were to come to Earth they would not see the same thing in humans. There are varieties of humans even apart from the color of our skin. It would be the same on other planets. He thinks these new Klingons could just represent a group that lives elsewhere on the planet.
Mike offers Nick’s initial thoughts on the Klingons that they could represent a group of Klingons from elsewhere in the Empire, perhaps one that bred with the alien natives. It’s a possibility given that Klingons have a large Empire and have been a space faring race far longer than humans have. Mike returns to the idea that these are ancient Klingons and suggests they seem to have a more primitive look to them.
Klingon Art Design
Then, they continue with the Star Trek Discovery News discussion. Terry addresses the design and art direction of the Klingons. She loves their new armor and describes it as a beautiful blend of Elizabethan and Samurai. It makes a huge of difference in their appearance but it feels so right for them. She also appreciated seeing the death howl in the new trailer as well.
Since they are discussing the Klingon Costumes, Mike take a moment to point out that the Torch Bearer costume was out on display at SDCC. Also, he says people were complaining how difficult it was to cosplay as Starfleet. However, they had not seen the Klingon costumes. Mike thinks the only way to recreate this costume is to 3D print it in sections and assemble it like an Iron man armor.
Terry doesn’t think the costume designers were trying to make it difficult for cosplayers. Rather, it’s that the costume designers got a budget to throw into their costumes. Mike agrees but he also thinks they wanted to challenge the creativity of the cosplay community. Then, he points out the little mesh Deltas on the Starfleet uniforms. And like those, the Klingon armor has the Klingon Trifoil pattern embedded into the armor itself. Mike admits to use it as his new Facebook profile pic.
Continuing with Star Trek Discovery News, the conversation regarding the Klingon Art Design shifts to Klingon Weaponry. Mike had not seen the weapons redesigns except for the dk’tagh which reminded him of something carved from bone. He had not seen the bat’leth or the mek’leth redesign yet. He thought the design was interesting. Terry loves it especially the hook on one side.
The weapons were on display at a pop-up museum in San Diego for Comic Con. Terry hopes the materials will make an appearance at STLV this year. Mike loves the design of the new mek’leths. And with these new costume and prop designs, cosplayers have to up the ante. In addition to the sewing, carving, molding and other skills modern cosplayers need, they now have to be able to 3D print stuff for their costumes. Mike suspects is how the delta pattern was made by using a 3D printer to lay the deltas down right on the fabric.
Allen attributes the new and detailed costume and prop designs to the advent of the HD and 4k televisions many people have. Watching TOS in HD, the cheap quality and haphazard design of the props really comes through. He doesn’t attribute the new designs so much as a challenge to cosplayers but rather as a means to take advantage of modern technology.
Steve adds that with CBS owning the licensing rights, they stand to make a bundle by selling unique items that are extremely difficult to reproduce. Terry thinks Anovos is probably drooling over these costumes. They also have the license for Star Wars and have finally figured out to mass produce Storm Trooper costumes affordably. They will leverage their license and find a way to mass produce these new Star Trek Discovery costumes as well.
Steve takes them back to the Klingons. And he says that budgets and production values have changed since TOS allowing them to evolve the Klingons. He refers to the 70s and 80s with the films and then TNG.
Klingon Decorating Weapons
They take a small detour from Star Trek Discovery News when Terry refers to a slight disagreement in the chatroom regarding whether or not Klingons would decorate their weaponry. Mike thinks they would. They are a warrior culture that celebrates their victories with song and stories. Decorating weapons so they can tell the stories of their own victories fits right in with the culture in a way we had not seen before. Mike refers to it as a record of battle for the weapon.
Terry adds that these weapons are legacy objects with their own history. Therefore the decorations help future owners tell the stories about it. It’s akin to putting a stamp on the side of an airplane for each of their confirmed kills, or a notch on a weapon. Mike can also see them decorating the outside of their ships to represent their victories or kills. Terry shares the idea that Klingons would perceive it as bad luck for a ship to go out in pristine shape. Similar to the idea of cracking a champagne bottle on the hull of a new ship, Klingons would seek out battle in order to christen the ship and establish its initial record of battle.
Expanding History Is Not Rewriting It
Allen jumps in to say that its something that has bothered him about some fans who adhere so rigorously to canon. Just because it was never seen before doesn’t mean it didn’t happen. The universe is huge and the shows and episodes we have seen so far just didn’t covered that aspect of the culture. Hence he talks about some of the issues people had when Enterprise introduced the Xindi. The stories never required them to be there. But that doesn’t mean they weren’t there all along. Terry adds that TOS may have referred to the Eugenics Wars but it never referred to World War I. Does that mean that it never happened. Not at all. They just didn’t have anything to say about it at the time.
Allen takes bets on how soon a Nazi will be seen on Discovery. Steve doesn’t think that we will see any and Terry will be upset if we do. She continues to talk about the trouble some writers have adhering to canon. Canon is a jumping off point for original stories. Discovery will do that. They will fill in some of the missing pieces between Enterprise and TOS.
Steve talks about how 2009’s writers said they can take the story in a different direction, they were referring specifically to character relationships due in part to the deprioritization of the Roddenberry Rule. In Discovery, the characters are able to disagree with one another.
Vulcans and Humans
Terry talks about the time span between Enterprise and TOS. There is still a young relationship between Vulcan and Humans. In TOS there was still issues between humans and Vulcans. Burnham is a human raised by Vulcans, which is going to effect her character in many ways. She will have Vulcan logic but will also have to deal with her human emotions. Star Trek Discovery may actually explore things in ways that other shows were unable to do. She refers specifically to the scene in the trailer where Burnham and her C.O. disagree about whether or not they should be the aggressor by acting first or defending and reacting to whatever comes their way.
Steve points out that lore does get rewritten by the newest incarnation of Trek. It has been done before and he uses Warp as an example. In TOS, it was possible to hit warp 13, but then, Voyager comes along and Threshold states that Warp 10 is the theoretical speed limit of Warp travel. Lore is just the most recent thing that was released.
Star Trek Discovery News: The SDCC Panel
Star Trek Discovery News continues. Terry spoke about the SDCC panel. Lots of news organizations were present and live tweeted or covered the panel. One of the things that becomes clear from the panel is how personally attached to each other the cast of Discovery is to one another. It was hard to deny that they became friends and were having a great time working with each other. Terry thinks this is a good sign and it will show in the final product. This is a group of people that like being around each other.
It’s About The Fans
Steve adds that they are fans of Trek. Previous versions of Trek avoided hiring Star Trek fans. He shares a story about James Masters how he screwed up his audition for one of the films because he fanboyed and screwed up his audition with Patrick Stewart. This time, a lot of the crew are fans. Terry adds that these people understand the role that fans play in a series and they are happy to be part of Trek. They are celebrating with the fans.
After the panel, everyone on stage went to the Star Trek Discovery Museum display and surprised the fans that were there. Trek fans have not had that in a while. Allen thinks that it is due to the acceptance of geekdom over the last 10 years. When he and Terry started attending conventions there was still a stigma attached to them. Only recently has these stars realized that interacting with fans presents new opportunities. It will help them carry on into other endeavors because fans will follow actors to other projects.
Terry thinks that it might be different for film stars, although the difference between the two is starting to break down. It used to be an issue, especially with type casting. Mike suggests that Steven Amel, the Green Arrow on CW’s Arrow. He has been a big proponent of encouraging actors to attend conventions. Mike thinks the duffel bags full of cash probably help as well. However, he attributes it to people like Amel who have had great convention experiences as one of the factors in helping to remove some of the stigma about actors attending conventions.
Actors need to have a certain level of patience with some fans. Some fans get starstruck and can be socially awkward. Actors are people who are promoting their work. Therefore, they need to make an effort to interact with some fans who may not react in a comfortable way. Plus, there are some freaky people out there.
Allen points out that when the 2009 film came out some Trek actors attended conventions. John Cho seemed uncomfortable attending a convention for the first time, being in front of thousands of fans and talking about himself. Because it was a new aspect of his career that he had not dealt with before. But as his panel went on, he became more comfortable.
Actors are starting to realize that conventions are a great way to market themselves beyond the one role that they may have once done for a genre franchise.
Actors are interacting with fans a lot more through after shows. Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, and other shows are a fairly new trend that accompanies a well received franchise. There is going to be more of it in the future. Discovery will have its own after show. It will offer the streaming channel additional content and will keep people engaged and subscribed longer. The competition between streaming services is going to get tighter.
Terry thinks that eventually every channel currently on TV will have its own streaming service. She also thinks that some channels will provide blocks of streaming services in package deals. NBC Entertainment could offer a package for 20 bucks that features NBC, SyFy, and a half other services all together in one nice neat package. She thinks that is the way it will be in the future.
This will be great for the consumer because advertisers won’t have the power of censorship. The subscribers are the ones with skin in the game through their subscription dollars rather than just their time. Quality shows is how a streaming service will hold on to their subscribers. This is power we never had before. People are going to get the Star Trek they want.
Stargate Command Streaming Channel
They are now finished with their discussion of Star Trek Discovery News. However, since they were discussing streaming channels, Mike wanted to draw attention to something MGM is doing. They are going to be launching a new streaming service that is Stargate-centric. With it, they are launching a new ten episode webseries. It will be a prequel or possibly a reboot, though details are still sketchy.
This is a franchise just trying to be its own streaming service. Mike is worried that it won’t be enough content despite having fifteen or sixteen seasons of content. How successful and how expensive will this service be? Mike wouldn’t want to pay more than a buck or two for the service if its just Stargate and that’s with the caveat that they are getting a new show with it.
The chatroom points out that the new episodes in Stargate Origins are only going to be 10 minutes long. After some time, an article is shared that confirms the 10 minute runtime per episode.
Testing The Waters
Terry thinks that a franchise-centric streaming service is an interesting experiment but its also a risky deal. It is a service that is solely relying on their existing fans. CBS All Access had the benefit of all of CBS’s past and present content plus the promise of new and future content. The Stargate service doesn’t have that. They are not including all of MGM’s content with it at this time.
Steve wonders if this is MGM testing the market. After their bankruptcy, it took them a long time to recover. Their biggest franchises is James Bond and Stargate. Perhaps. they will expand it over time to include Tom and Jerry, James Bond, and so much more over time. Since SciFi fans are more likely to embrace new technologies, that could be the reasoning behind their decision to initially focus on Stargate rather than their full library right off the bat.
The Economics of It All
Mike thinks that pricing is going to be an issue. If they want to charge $6 a month for the service, it will fail. Stargate doesn’t have the content or the audience that is willing to pay and sustain it for long. He believes $1 would be appropriate and he might be convinced to pay $2 a month, but that would be it and that’s with one new full length show.
Terry thinks that Star Trek fans would pay $5 a month for an exclusive Star Trek streaming service. This is since there are people paying $3 and $4 a month to sub to a twitch channel. However, she doesn’t think Stargate has enough fans to sustain it. Even a Star Trek streaming service would probably struggle to be successful. Hence ultimately she believes it would fail.
Mike points out that WWE was one of the first franchises to hit the streaming market. They had four decades or more of content to air. However, last he checked, they were still struggling, even by offering free PPV events as part of their subscription.
It’s a tough business to get into.However, it’s also a business everyone has to get into if they want to survive. And with tough competition for subscriber dollars, that will be another factor that they will have to contend with.
Heroes and Icons
As the chat room discusses the idea of a Star Trek only streaming channel, Terry clarifies her position that it would ultimately fail. Afterwards, Mike refers to Heroes and Icons. Star Trek is the anchor for that channel. A large block of their prime time hours are dedicated to Trek. This is the closest we get to a Star Trek channel. But they have to rely on other shows and properties to fill the rest of the time they need to fill.
Terry and Allen thinks the way they do it is smart. They talk about the channel’s scheduling throughout the day and on the weekends. The point Mike makes for bringing it up is that CBS All Access through the rest of their content is able to fill a viewer’s day with content and never repeat something.
Stargate Command will be something that people may subscribe to just long enough to watch the Stargate series, but there’s nothing there to keep them subscribed and coming back after they have watched all of the series. Terry thinks that their business model will ultimately fail. Confirmation comes in about the 10 minute episodes length for the new series. That is not enough to get people subscribing. MGM is doing it backwards by releasing only Stargate content instead of their full library first.
They start winding down this week’s show and all of the discussions revolving around the new Star Trek Discovery News. Mike doesn’t have many announcements. He refers to Live Love Play, the LEGO Adventures of Big Dude and Lil Dude, Semantic Shenanigans, and more. Steve will be podcasting and he gives his twitter handles and suggests everyone like and share the G & T Show facebook page. They thank Allen for joining them in talking about Star Trek Discovery News and everything else. They wind down this week’s show and invite everyone back next week for an all new episode of the G & T Show.
- First of all, Live Love Play – Getting Started – Tyranny First Impressions – http://www.iliveloveplay.com/getting-started-tyranny-first-impressions/
- In addition, Live Love Play – The Banner Saga 2 – A Post Mortem Reflection – http://www.iliveloveplay.com/
- Finally, The LEGO Adventures of Big Dude and Lil Dude – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOl8Pz3DGIA&feature=youtu.be
- First of all, Rebroadcast: Shield of Tomorrow: The Pull Part 3 – https://www.twitch.tv/videos/160559275
- The Orville Will Feature Old School Star Trek Style Storytelling Says Producer – http://comicbook.com/startrek/2017/07/15/orville-star-trek/
- 3D Print – Star Trek TOS Hypospray – https://www.thingiverse.com/make:362464/
- Plus, Star Trek: TNG Warp Core for Your Apartment – https://blog.hackster.io/star-trek-tng-warp-core-for-your-apartment-29b82fa86599
- Comic-Con: Seth MacFarlane’s ‘The Orville’ Offers Cryogenics Sweepstakes – http://deadline.com/2017/07/comic-con-seth-macfarlane-the-orville-cryogenics-fan-contest-fox-1202131271/
- 3D Print – Star Trek Insignia 30mm fan grills – https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2440214
- In addition, 3D Print – Star Trek Command Badge – https://www.thingiverse.com/make:361752/
- Finally, The Orville: Charlize Theron Confirmed To Guest Star In Seth MacFarlane’s Fox Series – http://deadline.com/2017/07/the-orville-charlize-theron-confirmed-guest-star-seth-macfarlane-fox-series-1202133079/
- Star Trek logo? Pakatan will go boldly to Putrajaya: Wan Azizah – http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/star-trek-logo-pakatan-will-go-boldly-to-putrajaya-wan-azizah
- First of all, Producer: “Different Houses” of Klingons Explains Star Trek: Discovery’s Species Prosthetics Redesign – http://trekcore.com/blog/2017/07/different-houses-of-klingons-explains-star-trek-discoverys-species-prosthetics-redesign/
- Star Trek: Discovery Communicator Revealed – http://trekmovie.com/2017/07/17/star-trek-discovery-communicator-revealed/
- Also, Star Trek: Discovery: Doug Jones breaks silence on show’s new alien – http://ew.com/tv/2017/07/19/star-trek-discovery-doug-jones-alien/
- SDCC17: Klingon Torchbearer Revealed + Gentle Giant Announces Star Trek: Discovery Collectibles – http://trekmovie.com/2017/07/19/sdcc17-klingon-torchbearer-revealed-gentle-giant-announces-star-trek-discovery-collectibles/
- Furthermore, SDCC17: Star Trek: Discovery Concept Art Details Klingon And Federation Ships – http://trekmovie.com/2017/07/20/sdcc17-star-trek-discovery-concept-art-details-klingon-and-federation-ships/
- In addition, Star Trek: Discovery Hired Super-Fans To Fact-Check Show – http://comicbook.com/startrek/2017/07/15/star-trek-discovery-canon-continuity/
- First Photo of Mary Chieffo as Klingon Commander L’Rell – http://www.treknews.net/2017/07/15/first-photo-mary-chieffo-klingon-lrell/
- Star Trek: Discovery EP Alex Kurtzman On Respecting The Franchise & Its Canon – http://heroichollywood.com/star-trek-discovery-respecting-canon/
- Plus, Up Close Look at “Star Trek Discovery” Klingon ‘Torchbearer’ Suit – http://ncc-1031.com/news/close-look-star-trek-discovery-klingon-torchbearer-suit/
- Doug Jones’ New Star Trek Alien Is Discovery’s Answer to Spock and Data – http://io9.gizmodo.com/doug-jones-new-star-trek-alien-is-discoverys-answer-to-1797061579
- Interview with Glenn Hetrick, Faceoff Judge, on life, love, and Star Trek – http://www.inquisitr.com/4376243/exclusive-interview-with-glenn-hetrick-judge-from-syfys-face-off-on-work-life-love-star-trek/
- Star Trek Discovery Sparing No Expense on Tech & Gadgets – http://ncc-1031.com/news/star-trek-discovery-sparing-no-expense-on-tech-gadgets/
- Discovery Promotional Images – https://www.trektoday.com/content/2017/07/star-trek-discovery-promotional-images/
- Star Trek: Discovery’s Lead Is Spock’s Half-Sister – http://comicbook.com/startrek/2017/07/22/star-trek-discovery-spock-sister/
- Discovery Comic-Con Exhibition Offers Best Look at the Series Yet – http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/star-trek-discovery-exhibit-reveals-props-costumes-comic-con-1023530
- Star Trek: Discovery – Official Trailer – http://www.cbs.com/shows/star-trek-discovery/video/P4FfTDBF_snx8JLGRXSkU7XXKYIDK70h/star-trek-discovery-official-trailer/
- Discovery Trailer Revealed at Comic-Con – http://www.startrek.com/article/discovery-trailer-revealed-at-comic-con
- Star Trek Discovery Cast Surprises Fans at Comic-Con – http://www.startrek.com/article/discovery-cast-surprises-fans-at-comic-con
- Finally, #TrekDiscovery Challenge Underway at Comic-Con – http://www.startrek.com/article/trekdiscovery-challenge-underway-at-comic-con
- Star Trek: Discovery Comic-Con Plans Announced + New Look At U.S.S. Discovery – http://trekmovie.com/2017/07/17/full-star-trek-discovery-comic-con-panel-and-promotion-plans-revealed/
- Discovery Cast & Creatives Set for Star Trek Las Vegas – http://www.startrek.com/article/discovery-cast-creatives-set-for-star-trek-las-vegas
- The cast and creatives of Star Trek: Discovery will help kickoff Star Trek Las Vegas on the afternoon of Wednesday, August 2nd in the Leonard Nimoy Theatre – https://www.creationent.com/cal/st_lasvegas_discovery.html
- Beam Me Up! To Vul-Con – https://okotoksonline.com/local/beam-me-up-to-vul-con
- Star Trek: The Next Generation Poker Face Data Pin – https://www.trektoday.com/content/2017/07/star-trek-the-next-generation-poker-face-data-pin/
- Star Trek: The Next Generation 30th Anniversary Beer Hits Comic-Con – http://www.foodandwine.com/news/star-trek-next-generation-30th-anniversary-beer-hits-comic-con
- Exclusive Products, Signings & More Set for SDCC – http://www.startrek.com/article/exclusive-products-signings-more-set-for-sdcc
- Vegas, baby! See me at the Star Trek 2017 Convention (#SFWApro) – http://davidmack.pro/blog/2017/07/19/vegas-baby-see-star-trek-2017-convention-sfwapro/
- Star Trek: Discovery Gallery Opens at Comic-Con – http://www.startrek.com/article/star-trek-discovery-gallery-opens-at-comic-con
- Stargate returns with Stargate Origins live-action series – http://nerdist.com/stargate-returns-stargate-origins-live-digital-series-stargate-command/
- What is the most offensive episode of Star Trek by today’s standards? – https://www.reddit.com/r/startrek/comments/6nj6l4/what_is_the_most_offensive_episode_of_star_trek/
- Star Trek :Kelvin timeline should continued as an animated series if yes what type of animations – https://www.arcgames.com/en/forums/startrekonline#/discussion/1232867/star-trek-kelvin-timeline-should-continue-as-a-animated-series-if-yes-what-type-of-animations
- Stargate origins – https://www.theverge.com/2017/7/20/16007184/stargate-origins-sg-1-mgm-sdcc-2017
- The New X-Prize: A FLIGHT TO THE FUTURE. A NEW WORLD TO CONSIDER. – https://seat14c.com/future_ideas/new?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=ad&utm_campaign=seat14c&utm_content=contest2
- Shatner Interviews Physicist Michio Kaku: The univers is a Symphony all is music – http://www.inquisitr.com/4370823/star-treks-william-shatner-interviews-physicist-michio-kaku-the-universe-is-a-symphony-all-is-music/
- Paramount Partner Huahua Media Sold to Oriental Times – http://variety.com/2017/biz/asia/paramount-partner-huahua-media-sold-to-oriental-times-1202496846/
- In Commemoration Of Star Trek The Next Generation’s 30th Anniversary, Shmaltz Brewing Releases Star Trek: The Next Generation 30th Anniversary Ale – Symbiosis – https://www.northwestbeerguide.com/home/2017/7/20/in-commemoration-of-star-trek-the-next-generations-30th-anniversary-shmaltz-brewing-releases-star-trek-the-next-generation-30th-anniversary-ale-symbiosis
- In addition, Star Trek’s Captain Kirk takes a new mission: solar – http://www.siliconbeat.com/2017/07/19/capt-james-t-kirk-takes-new-mission-solar/
- Peter Cullen, Judd Nelson, Michael Dorn And Wil Wheaton Join Transformers: Titans Return – https://www.bleedingcool.com/2017/07/18/peter-cullen-judd-nelson-michael-dorn-and-wil-wheaton-join-transformers-titans-return/
- William Shatner Narrates History of NASA’s 100-Year-Old Langley Research Center (Video) – https://www.space.com/37526-william-shatner-narrates-nasa-langley-research-center-100th-anniversary.html
- Sydney Film Music Festival To Celebrate Star Trek, Gladiator & Dreamworks – http://themusic.com.au/news/all/2017/07/18/sydney-film-music-festival-to-celebrate-star-trek,-gladiator-and-dreamworks/
- Star Trek Actor Says Earth’s 4,000 Tigers Are Worth Saving – https://www.good.is/articles/zachary-quinto-wants-to-save-the-tigers
- Adam Savage Turned a Star Wars Vs. Star Trek Debate Into the Most Depressing Moment of Comic-Con 2017 – http://io9.gizmodo.com/adam-savage-turned-a-star-wars-vs-star-trek-debate-int-1797107746
- Star Trek: The Original Series Geeki Tikis – http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/jrpn/#tabs
- Eaglemoss: U.S.S. Vengeance Starship model – https://shop.eaglemoss.com/star-trek-official-starship-collection/uss-vengeance-starship-model
- Her Universe Launches New Star Wars, Marvel And Star Trek Fashions At SDCC – http://comicbook.com/approved/2017/07/20/her-universe-sdcc-2017-linuep/
- Star Trek: TNG 30th Anniversary Mirror Broken Pin – http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/kiqs/
- Star Trek Mr. Spock Business Card Holder – https://iconheroes.com/collections/star-trek-archive/products/star-trek-mr-spock-business-card-holder-amazon-com-exclusive
- Franklin mint Star Trek Cufflinks – http://www.franklinmint.com/dept/star-trek?cp=67914_83404_83423
- McFarlane Toys beams down Star Trek Kirk and Picard action figures – http://nerdist.com/mcfarlane-toys-beams-down-star-trek-kirk-and-picard-action-figures/
- Her Universe: Star Trek ships tank top – http://www.heruniverse.com/product/star-trek-ships-tank-top/11017213.html
- Her Universe: Star Trek Riley ringer T-shirt – http://www.heruniverse.com/product/star-trek-riley-ringer-t-shirt/10954219.html
- Eaglemoss: Saber-class USS Yeager NCC-61947 Starship Model – https://shop.eaglemoss.com/star-trek-official-starship-collection/saber-class-uss-yeager-ncc-61947-starship-model
- Plus, Star Trek: First Contact / Deep Space 9 Premier Line Command Uniform Jacket (Pre-Order) – https://www.anovos.com/products/star-trek-first-contact-deep-space-9-premier-line-uniform-jacket
- Eaglemoss: U.S.S. Voyager NCC-74656 Model Ship – https://shop.eaglemoss.com/star-trek-official-starship-collection/uss-voyager-ncc-74656-model-ship
- Finally, QMx Reveals Star Trek: Discovery Insignia Badges – http://trekcore.com/blog/2017/07/qmx-reveals-star-trek-discovery-insignia-badges/
- SDCC17: IDW Panel Reveals Details On Star Trek: Discovery And Boldly Go Comics – http://trekmovie.com/2017/07/21/sdcc17-idw-panel-reveals-details-on-star-trek-discovery-and-boldly-go-comics/
- Discovery comic series launching in October – https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/38004/star-trek-discovery-comic-series-launching-october
- In addition, Star Trek: Boldly Go, Issue 13 – http://memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/Star_Trek:_Boldly_Go,_Issue_13
- Star Trek: The Next Generation – Mirror Broken, Issue 4 – http://memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/Star_Trek:_The_Next_Generation_-_Mirror_Broken,_Issue_4
- FIRST LOOK: Boldly Go #10 – http://www.startrek.com/article/first-look-boldly-go-10
- Technology reshapes living room of the future – http://www.brantfordexpositor.ca/2017/07/14/technology-reshapes-living-room-of-the-future
- First of all, Star Trek: Attack Wing Getting A New Starter Set – http://comicbook.com/startrek/2017/07/16/star-trek-attack-wing-federation-vs-klingon-starter-set/
- 2017 Star Trek: Attack Wing World Championship Top Teams – http://wizkids.com/2017/07/19/2017-star-trek-attack-wing-world-championship-top-teams/
- Star Trek Online patches in Season 13.5 TODAY – http://massivelyop.com/2017/07/18/star-trek-online-patches-in-season-13-5-today/
- Also, Star Trek Online – Season 13.5 goes live on PC with new featured episode – http://mmoculture.com/2017/07/star-trek-online-season-13-5-goes-live-on-pc-with-new-featured-episode/
- How to build a Star Trek Adventures RPG character (featuring William Riker) – http://geekandsundry.com/how-to-build-a-star-trek-adventures-rpg-character-featuring-william-riker/
- Welcome to Season 13.5 – http://www.startrek.com/article/welcome-to-season-13-5
- Klingon Mega-Event Continues in Timelines – http://www.startrek.com/article/klingon-mega-event-continues-in-timelines
- Brushfire Week One Rewards! – http://www.arcgames.com/en/games/star-trek-online/news/detail/10571264-brushfire-week-one-rewards%21
- The Stats of the Son’a Ships! – http://www.arcgames.com/en/games/star-trek-online/news/detail/10571234-the-stats-of-the-son%27a-ships%21
- Furthermore, The Son’a Lock Box! – http://www.arcgames.com/en/games/star-trek-online/news/detail/10563734-the-son%27a-lock-box%21
- Also, New Featured Episode: Brushfire – http://www.arcgames.com/en/games/star-trek-online/news/detail/10564334-new-featured-episode%3A-brushfire
- STO Fiction: “Tale of the Witch” – http://www.arcgames.com/en/games/star-trek-online/news/detail/10559524-%22tale-of-the-witch%22
- Wrath of Khan Returning to Theaters for 35th Anniversary – http://www.treknews.net/2017/07/20/star-trek-ii-wrath-of-khan-35-anniversary/
- Finally, Star Trek 4 still at scripting stage – http://www.denofgeek.com/uk/movies/star-trek-4/50764/star-trek-4-still-at-scripting-stage
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