What’s Going On In Trek Right Now?

50There hasn’t been a new episode of Star Trek on Television for over 10 years.  The last feature film came out 3 years ago.  So, you’d think that this would be pretty quiet time in the franchise.  But actually, we’re gearing up for the 50th anniversary next year and there’s a lot to be excited about right now.  I thought I’d take a minute to break it down for you.  Here is a list of what I am most excited about!

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    “someone is preparing to emerge.” @zacharyquinto

    We are 1 year away from Paramount’s feature film Star Trek Beyond  which is slated to premier July 8, 2016.  I’m not sure Pegg has finished writing the script, but I know that they start filming pretty soon.  Zachary Quinto tweeted this picture on June 20th– clearly he’s getting into Spock mode!

  2. There’s some great Trek podcasts out there right now! I recently blogged about my love for podcasts and have since discovered a new obsession: Women at Warp.  Go check them out!  Just listening to podcasts alone can take up a lot of my spare time. 🙂
  3. Comic Book publisher, IDW has done some great things with Star Trek since they obtained the publishing rights in 2006.  They’ve recently published:   Star Trek #48 Five Year Mission: Deity Part 1,  Star Trek / Green Lantern #2, and Star Trek / Planet of the Apes : The Prime Directive, just to name a few.
  4. Of course there are always new Star Trek novels being released.  For example, Dave Galanter’s TOS novel Crisis of Consciousness came out in May.
  5. There’s A LOT going on in the world of Star Trek fan films right now! Here’s a quick breakdown of the top 3 I’m watching:

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  • I’ve been a fan of James Cawley’s series for years and he keeps raising the bar higher and higher.
  • They released their 9th episode “Mind Sifter” on December 1, 2014.
  • They are planning to release their 10th episode “The Holiest Thing” soon.
  • They are building new sets including McCoy’s sick-bay!
  • They have a kickstarter campaign going to help raise money for those sets and to fund future episodes.

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  • Vic Mignogna’s series has been an instant hit with fans, myself included.  He and his team do a perfect job of capturing the magic of TOS.
  • They released their 4th episode “White Iris” on May 29, 2015 and it’s being very well received!
  • They too are building new sets including Scotty’s engineering deck!

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  • This is an extremely exciting project.  You MUST check out their 20 minute proof of concept film: “Prelude to Axanar“.
  • They getting ready to start filming.  I’m not sure they’ve set an exact release date.
  • They are building sets including the bridge of the USS Aries.
  • You can keep track of their process by reading Alec Peters’s daily Captain’s Blog.
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