“5 Year Mission” – Trek Band

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I’ve known about this “Star Trek” inspired band for awhile now but I recently got some more of their music and wanted to post about them.  They do concerts, have multiple CD’s out (digital available as well of course) and play some very cool music inspired by mostly the original series.  Check out their web page HERE and their Facebook page HERE along with their music videos on Youtube (a couple below for you).  I really dig this stuff and I think you will enjoy it too!

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Upcoming Trek on Blu-Ray

Here we have a couple of trailers for upcoming Blu-Ray sets of “Star Trek” seasons.  First, down below we have the sixth season trailer for TNG on Blu-Ray.  They are really doing a great job with these sets and the remastering and new effects just get better and better.  Also, we have the fourth season of “Enterprise” on Blu-Ray coming out soon too.  One of the best seasons of that series and I’m looking forward to getting both for my collection.  Enjoy the trailers!

New Trek fan film, “Lolani” is now up!

The “Star Trek: Continues” group has just put up their second episode, the fan film “Lolani.”  This is a very cool episode, with great production values, solid story and some very cool guest stars too.  I love getting a nice, new episode set in the classic era every few months now.  Really happy to have all these cool fan projects to watch.  So, check out the episode below for yourself and enjoy.  You can find them on Facebook HERE too.

“Star Trek: Secret Voyage” – Pilot

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Another cool, Trek fan film series has a pilot episode up for viewing.  This is about another group of explorers set in the original series time era.  I love seeing what people come up with and it’s great to see more fan efforts showing up online.  Check out their pilot episode below and check out their Facebook group page HERE too when you can.  They look to be doing some very cool work!

“Kitumba” – new Trek Fan Film now out!

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A brand new “Star Trek” fan film from the Phase II gang (formerly called ‘New Voyages’) just released a few days ago a brand new episode called:  ”Kitumba.”  This is a great episode, featuring heavily on the Klingons and their relations with the Federation.  The effects a superb, the story is solid and the acting is just fine.  I really enjoy this tale set in the original TOS era and I think you will too.  So, enjoy it for free below and enjoy this latest fan film from this great group of people.

“Star Trek: Renegades” – teaser 2

Here’s the second, much longer teaser trailer for the upcoming Tim Russ directed Trek fan film, “Star Trek: Renegades.”  This “fan film” has very high production values, various professionals worked on it (you will notice many familiar Trek and other genre actors) and was financed mainly via Kickstarter.  Can’t wait to see the final product, but for now enjoy this cool look at the film.

New writers for next Trek!

It looks like a couple young, new writers are joining up for work on scripting the next Trek film.  They will be joining Roberto Orci in writing the movie expected to come out in 2016 at this point.  Here’s an updated from the folks over at Trekmovie.com about this developing story.

While this isn’t 100% official, The Hollywood Reporter just broke a story that says two new writers will be joining Roberto Orci in writing the 3rd Star Trek movie script. Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof are out.

The new blood comes in the form of J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay. These relatively unknowns do have a relationship with Bad Robot. The pair were tapped to write the script adapting the graphic novel Boilerplate in 2011 (as yet unreleased) for Bad Robot.

That’s it though, there’s no other news on Trek 3 in the article, other than the common assumption that it’s supposed to be out in 2016 to coincide the 50th anniversary of the franchise.

Support: “Yorktown: A Time to Heal” film

“Yorktown: A Time to Heal” is a non-profit fan film produced by Stan Woo. The short film depicts events occurring between Star Trek: The Original Series and Star Trek: The Motion Picture. Production on the film began in 1985, with George Takei reprising his role as Hikaru Sulu, and James Shigeta (Die Hard) as Admiral Nogura.  Support the restoration and additional work on this very cool, fan film project.  Go HERE to learn more of what you can do to see this film finally completed.