Thu, 29 May 2014
Marc Cushman's These Are the Voyages receives Saturn Award
A great deal is known about the making of Star Trek: The Original Series, but what is most amazing is how much isn't know—or at least hasn't been until now. Marc Cushman, the writer who penned the story that became the TNG episode "Sarek," was charged by Gene Roddenberry with the task of writing a comprehensive history of TOS. It took many years for the project to be completed, but this year has seen the release of two massive volumes called These Are the Voyages: TOS—with a third volume on the way—totally more than 2,000 pages of behind-the-scenes material. Such as monumental effort deserves to be honored, and that's just what the Saturn Awards will be doing on June 26 as they recognize the books with a Special Recognition Award.
Five Year Mission Named Official House Band of Star Trek Las Vegas
At long last, something we've been requesting for years has finally happened. Five Year Mission is the official house band of Star Trek Las Vegas 2014! As a new component of STLV, Creation Entertainment will have a full house band on stage during the con to entertain guests. To fill this role Creation has called upon five musicians from Indianapolis whose Five Year Mission is to write an original song for every episode of The Original Series. Noah Butler, Andy Fark, Patrick O'Connor, Mike Rittenhouse, and Chris Spurgin are all veterans of the Indianapolis music scene, and their collaboration has brought fans an eclectic and fun mix of sounds since 2010. This is an exciting and most welcome addition to the summer's festivities!