A Brief History of Klingon Fandom Part 1

Saturday, October 4th, 2014

Introduction Earlier this year I was on a panel on Klingon Fandom at MarsCon (the one in Minnesota) with several of my fellow KAG members. I was the proverbial dinosaur on the panel. No, not the oldest member, just the one who had been doing Klingon the longest, since the ...

Who’s The Doctor?

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

Matt Smith is leaving Doctor Who, and the “Net is abuzz with speculations and thoughts on who will become the 12th Doctor. Not wanting to be outdone, I thought I would chime in on my own recommendation. In my highly respected opinion, I believe the best choice to be the ...

Onion Does Trek Movie

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

The Onion knocked one out of a park with a spoof of what they think Trek fans reaction to the new Star Trek movie will be like. The video is a real hoot, so check it out. Trekkies Bash New Star Trek Film As 'Fun, Watchable' Tags: Star Trek the Onion

Majel Barrett Roddenberry Moves to Sto-Vo-Kor

Friday, December 19th, 2008

Majel Barrett Roddenberry, wife of Gene Roddenberry, passed away yesterday. The news is proliferating around the 'net. Majel Barrett was best known for her role as Nurse Chapel on the original Star Trek series, and later as Lwaxana Troi, beginning with The Next Generation. She is the only actor to have ...

OryCon 30, Part 1

Saturday, November 22nd, 2008

We made it! Sue, Anna and I made it to OryCon. We're now into the second day, and this is proving to be one heckuva good con. Registration said they were expecting about 1500 people. With the size of the hotel, it is not very crowded, which is nice when ...

Back From Convergence

Monday, July 7th, 2008

We're finally back from Convergence. It was a wild, and at many times, frustrating event this year. Here is the first video clip from the con that I have been able to process for the heckuvit. It's me, Sqotty MacKlingon, with the two guys dressed up as Captain Kirk (Earl ...

Star Trek 40th Anniversary

Friday, September 8th, 2006

Today marks the 40th Anniversary of Star Trek. It was on September 8th, 1966, that Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise hit the air waves. For 40 years, Star Trek has not only entertained us, but also inspired us, seeking careers in sciences as well ...

James Doohan: Here’s To Ya, Lad

Wednesday, July 20th, 2005

StarTrek.com has the obituary on the passing of James Doohan: James Doohan, the beloved actor who portrayed engineer "Montgomery Scott" in the original Star Trek and six movies, passed away at his home in Redmond, Washington this morning. He was 85. Doohan died in his sleep at 5:30 a.m. local ...

Orson Scott Card on Trek Fandom

Monday, May 16th, 2005

Orson Scott Card, in his piece, Strange New World: No 'Star Trek' asks many questions, and provides a disturbing view of Trek Fandom (and Fandom in general). The piece starts off with: So they've gone and killed "Star Trek." And it's about time. Well, if he is talking about ...

Shatner’s Has Been Released

Monday, October 18th, 2004

Well, it's out, William Shatner's new album, "Has Been" as hit the stores. Yes, I plan to get a copy of it. Unfortunately, it looks like it is lacking the rap piece he did for the movie "Free Enterprise." Fox News has the following to say: NEW YORK — ...

The Piccard Library

Saturday, August 14th, 2004

An in depth search on Spamazon has identified the following books by Capt. Jean-Luc Piccard, Starfleet, former captain of the U.S.S. Enterprise. Zen and the Art of Surrender 101 Ways to Surrender and Not Get Court-Martialed The Fine Art of the White Flag Don't Shoot! We Give Up! The Autobiography of Captain Jean-Luc Piccard How ...

Shatner To Record New Album

Friday, January 2nd, 2004

Over on CBC.ca there is an article about the plans for William Shatner to release a new album. Additional info available on Ananova.

Hertzler Proposes Doing Klingon Graphic Novels

Friday, November 7th, 2003

J.G. Hertzler (Martok) has pitched the concept of a Klingon graphic novel series to Paramount. This is off of Trek Today. Speaking with DreamWatch magazine, Hertzler said the potential series would keep the focus squarely on the Klingons with "Star Trek somwhere in the back story". He stressed the premise is ...

Klingon Cookbook

Saturday, November 1st, 2003

Ran across the Klingon Cooking website, promoting a cookbook full� of alien recipes with a Klingon theme. Check it out. Be warned, the page is graphics intensive (Yes, I still deal with dial-up at home...it hurts)

Bring Back Kirk?

Saturday, November 1st, 2003

There is a great interview of David Gerrold, author of numerous SF books, and the writer who brought us Tribbles. He talks in depth about what he would handle bringing back Kirk and getting Star Trek back at the forefront of Science Fiction. Okay, while we're at it, ...

Walter “Matt” Jefferies Dies at 82

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2003

For those who haven't heard, Matt Jefferies passed away on July 21, 2003. He was the Art Designer for the original Star Trek series in the 1960's. Sci-fi Wire as a brief article on his passing, and there is a longer piece on StarTrek.com. For those who are a ...