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151: In the Rod Zone

TrekZone.org talks to Roddenberry about Star Trek 2017.

News that Gene Roddenberry’s son, Eugene “Rod” Roddenberry has been named an executive producer of the new series has been well received by fans. But what does Rod think about the project? Going beyond the short quote that has accompanied the announcement, TrekZone.org’s Matt Miller gets Rod on camera for a 12-minute chat about Trek. We share our thoughts on what Rod said.

Watch the video interview on TrekZone.org:
http://trekzone.org/padd/nwz/articles/2016/20160323_01.htm

Host
C Bryan Jones

Production
C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: hc-151.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 5:30am MST

150: Logical Bricks

Mega Bloks and Spock Team Up for Kubros Launch.

Mega Brands, the Mattel-owned maker of the Mega Bloks construction set toys, is promising an 8-Bit invasion with their new line of figures called Kubros. The idea is that you can build and collect your favorite pop culture icons, so of course Star Trek is included in the initial group of six figures. The representative? Spock, of course! We take a look at the logical offering, who will be joining him, and open up the floor to your brick-based wishes.

Check out the Spock Kubros figure in detail:
https://collectors.megabloks.com/en-gb/kubros/playsets/spock-dtf91

Download the assembly instructions PDF:
https://s2.megabrandsmedia.com/catalog/instructions/products/instruction-spock-dtf91-14294.pdf

Host
C Bryan Jones

Production
C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: hc-150.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 7:40pm MST

149: For the Love of Spock Premiere

Adam Nimoy’s Documentary to Debut at Tribeca Film Festival.

Adam Nimoy’s documentary about his dad, Leonard Nimoy, is a project that Adam originally set out to do with his dad; but, of course, circumstance changed that. The project went on to become the most successful documentary project in the history of Kickstarter raising $662,640 from 9,439 backers. Now it’s done, and the premiere is coming up in April at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. We look at the project and the screening schedule.

View the For the Love of Spock Tribeca Film Festival page:
https://tribecafilm.com/filmguide/tribeca-tune-in-for-the-love-of-spock-2016

Listen to Adam Nimoy on The Ready Room:
http://www.trek.fm/the-ready-room/179

Host
C Bryan Jones

Production
C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: hc-149.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 6:46am MST

148: Revenge Is a Dish Best Served In UHD

4K HDR Wrath of Khan headed our way.

Many fans have been waiting for new prints of the Star Trek films, which have been looking increasingly rough with each release. If you own the Blu-rays, you'll know that these movies don't look quite like what you expected when you dished out for the newer, high-definition format. Paramount is starting to do something about that—at least with the most popular of the films, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. Nicholas Meyer revealed on Facebook that a 4K Ultra High Definition (or UHD) release is on the way.

Host
C Bryan Jones

Production
C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: hc-148.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 2:00am MST

147: Tuvala’s Women of Star Trek

Polynesian Island Nation Issues New Stamps.

The nations of the world are again honoring Star Trek with special issue postage stamps. We talked about Palau and Guyana, who have issued DS9 collections, Liberia, who has issued an Enterprise collection, and of course the U.S., who will have a special 50th anniversary stamp this year. Now we add to the list the small Polynesian island nation of Tuvala, whose new six-stamp sheet honors the women of Star Trek. Plus, there a single-stamp sheet for one very popular character.

Host
C Bryan Jones

Production
C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: hc-147.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 5:30am MST

146: Is 60% a Plan?

Star Trek Fans Outside U.S. Still Waiting for Details.

CBS President Les Moonves recently made comments about interest from international distributors in the new Star Trek series. He said that international money will cover 60% of the production cost. Some took this as a sign that access to Star Trek 2017 will be plentiful for all, regardless of geography. But Moonves actually said nothing. There were no details. We share why we’re still concerned and why only the details of an actual plan will put the minds of non-American fans at ease.

Host
C Bryan Jones

Production
C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: hc-146.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 5:30am MST

145: Design Time

WeLoveFine.com Star Trek 50th Anniversary Contest.

One of the greatest things about Star Trek fandom is the creativity that it inspires. Just look around the internet and you'll see the amazing illustrations and designs created by those who love the franchise. Sometimes the creators are professional artists, and sometimes they’re fans who work in other fields but have a wonderful talent for art. If this describes you, WeLoveFine is offering you the chance to share your designs that honor Star Trek’s golden anniversary—and win great prizes in the process.

Get the full details and the entry kit:
http://community.welovefine.com/m/contests/detail/star-trek-50-contest

Host
C Bryan Jones

Production
C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: hc-145.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 5:30am MST

144: Return to the City On the Edge of Forever

Ellison’s Original Teleplay Audiobook.

If you’re a fan who loves Star Trek enough to be reading this, you’re probably already familiar with the story and the drama that surrounded the famous TOS episode “The City On the Edge of Forever,” and how Harlan Ellison’s original story differed significantly from what made it to screen. Now SkyBoat Media, the Los Angeles-based audiobook publisher, is set to bring the original teleplay to life through an audio reenactment—working together with the author. We explore the details of the project and how you can help make it happen.

Check out the City On the Edge of Forever Kickstarter:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/342254102/a-skyboat-audiobook-of-harlan-ellisons-star-trek-t

Host
C Bryan Jones

Production
C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: hc-144.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 5:30am MST

143: Remembering Gary Hutzel

TNG and DS9 Visual Artist Dies at 60.

We’ve lost a lot of members of the Star Trek family over the past year, and it’s always sad. In many cases, we’ve lost those who worked on The Original Series, which is understandable as we’re now in the 50th year since that show premiered. But when we lose those who are much younger, it’s especially sad. And that’s the case with the latest loss, Gary Hutzel, who has passed away at the young age of 60. He died of an apparent heart attack, according to Hollywood Reporter. We look back at his contributions to Star Trek.

Host
C Bryan Jones

Production
C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: hc-143.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 5:30am MST

142: The Roddenberry Factor

Rod Roddenberry Named Executive Producer.

When the new Star Trek series premieres in early 2017, it will carry the name Roddenberry. And not just “based upon Star Trek, created by Gene Roddenberry,” but as an actual executive producer. CBS has named Gene’s son, Eugene “Rod” Roddenberry, to the impressive creative team that includes Bryan Fuller and Nick Meyer. We share our thoughts on the move and what it means for Star Trek.

Host
C Bryan Jones

Production
C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: hc-142.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 5:30am MST

141: Little Ships

QMx Unveils Enterprise Replicas Old and New.

As collectors, when we find out that something is in the pipeline—especially if we are actually shown the item—we get really excited. When that item then never comes out, it can be disappointing. We look at a long-delayed Enterprise plus a couple of new ones from Quantum Mechanix.

Host
C Bryan Jones

Production
C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: hc-141.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 5:30am MST

140: The Undiscovered Series?

Meyer Says Star Trek VI Could Be Starting Point.

The news that Nick Meyer has joined the Star Trek 2017 team has sent most fans over the moon. Comments the writer/director made in a recent Den of Geek interview might propel them all the way to Khitomer. Meyer revealed that Bryan Fuller is a fan of Star Trek VI and that the final TOS movie could be the touchstone and starting point for the next series. We share our thoughts on what this could mean for plot and setting.

Host
C Bryan Jones

Production
C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: hc-140.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 5:21am MST

139: TREK Talks

CBS Takes TED Talks Format Into the Future.

Inspired by the well-known TED Talks—which have covered Trek in the past with George Takei and J.J. Abrams—CBS is setting up a series of "Trek Talks" to provide an entertaining and educational forum for discussion of how Star Trek had influenced our world. Taking place at conventions as well as other locations such as museums and even NASA facilities, Trek Talks will cover topics ranging from technological advancements to racial and economic equality … and beyond.

Host
C Bryan Jones

Production
C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: hc-139.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 5:30am MST

138: Shatner’s Big Apple

Star Trek: Mission New York Names Its Headliner.

William Shatner is set to headline the CBS and ReedPop event that will bring the Trek con circuit back to its birthplace: New York City. The first Star Trek convention took place January 21-23, 1972, at the Statler Hotel, and, of course, it celebrated The Original Series. Now Captain Kirk himself will lead the return to NYC with Star Trek: Mission New York, scheduled for September 2-4 at the Javits Center in Manhattan.

Host
C Bryan Jones

Production
C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: hc-138.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 5:30am MST

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