Thu, 5 June 2014
Bio Looks at the Genius of Gene Roddenberry's "Star Trek"
On June 3, 1969, the final episode of Star Trek aired. But while it was the end of the original series television series, it was just the beginning of the franchise. Since that day 45 years ago, fans have continued to watch the adventures of Kirk, Spock, Bones, and the original Enterprise 1701. From those adventures we've learned about life, how to understand and respect others, and how to build technology that has changed our world. To mark this anniversary, Laurie Ulster has written a piece on the BIO website that highlights some of the genius of Gene Roddenberry's creation, and always what she has gained from watching the series over the years.
Creation Beams Into the Windy City for Star Trek Chicago
Star Trek fans in Chicago can meet some of their favorite actors in person this weekend as Creation Entertainment's official convention comes to the Windy City. The event is headlined by none other than Captain Kirk himself, William Shatner, and also features heavyweights Kate Mulgrew, Jeri Ryan, and Nichelle Nichols. The convention runs from Friday, June 6 through Sunday, June 8, and includes a music video contest, costume parade, and a makeup session in which artist John Paladin will transform Suzie Plakson into K'Ehleyr.