miércoles, 27 de abril de 2016

New Star Trek series to be filmed in Toronto

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Local Trekkies have reason to celebrate with news that the latest iteration of the Star Trek television series will film in Toronto later this year. It was originally slated for production in Los Angeles, but recent reports have confirmed the switch to Toronto for the yet-to-be-titled show.
This follows Star Trek Beyond as only the second production in franchise history to be filmed outside of the United States. Series director Bryan Fuller has plenty of experience shooting in these parts having recently completed work on Hannibal in the city. He's also at work on American Gods in Toronto throughout the summer.
Toronto has always had a special relationship with the Star Trek franchise, be it the appearance of the CN Tower in TNG's "Contagion" episode, the legendary Ten Forward call-in show on Scarborough community television, or the massive 1994 convention that took place at SkyDome to celebrate the conclusion of the series. Back then, Citytv was even the Federation Station, if you'll recall.
Details about the new series are sparse, but rumours abound that the first season will be set in a timeline between the Undiscovered Country and TNG. The show is set to air in January 2017, so filming will is due to begin imminently.

lunes, 25 de abril de 2016

New Star Trek Series To Start Filming In September

The new CBS Star Trek series will start filming in September in Toronto.

ICYMI: I have a Star Trek confession to make… I don’t actually hate Wesley Crusher.
According to Pop Goes The News the new CBS Star Trek show is set to being filming in September of this year.  This means the new Star Trek will incredibly begin filming 50 years after the original Star Trek!
Pop Goes The News also says that the new Star Trek will be filmed in Toronto. The show filming in Toronto is interesting because Star Trek Beyond was also filmed in Canada. Beyond was filmed in Vancouver though, not Toronto, and most rumors still say that the new show won’t be connected to the recent movies.
A September filming date also makes it very likely that we hear who the cast is going to be, and get some sort of teasers, at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. CBS may also save that for one of the Trek anniversary events in September, but the chances that they are able to keep the cast a secret until September seem small.
It’s so exciting to finally have a new Star Trek series to talk about after ten years. 2016 and 2017 are going to be incredible years for Star Trek fans. 

Exclusive new look at Star Trek Beyond's Sofia Boutella

Kirk, Spock, Scotty, Bones and co will have plenty of opportunity to make new friends as Star Trek Beyond thunders into the depths of the galaxy. Here’s one of them: Kingsman’s Sofia Boutella as Jaylah, the centrepiece of Empire’s coverage in the new issue. Whatever the heck that heavy weaponry she’s clutching is, we’re fairly certain it's not set to stun.
In the year Star Trek turns 50 there’s more than a little pressure riding on Justin Lin’s Star Trek Beyond to deliver the goods. As Fast & Furious fans will testify, Lin is a past master of goods delivery in terms of action, even if he's promising to nudge the franchise back to its spiritual home with this one.
As he shares in the new issue of Empire – onsale on Thursday – Lin is returning to the theme of the Federation’s role in the galaxy as the Enterprise travels to a (presumably) distant outpost. There will be clashes with hostile forces (namely Idris Elba’s Krall) and the prospect of having to reassert the primacy of the Federation as a force of unity and benevolence.
We’re not given a huge idea of the plot just yet, save for the fact that Kirk (Chris Pine), Spock (Zachary Quinto), McCoy (Karl Urban), Scotty (Simon Pegg) and the gang are once more in big trouble out in space. They’ve been pushing the frontier, and the frontier, as Elba’s villain says, is “pushing back”.

Star Trek Beyond lands in the UK on July 22.

domingo, 24 de abril de 2016


In Star Trek TNG "PEN PALS" a distressed voice is received by Commander Data (Brent Spiner) who picked up a call on a transmitter. Does he answer??? Lets just get real for a second, I promise I won't take long, The Character in question has a name (believe it or not) although you wouldn't think so from looking at her. She looks good enough to get a starring role in "Nightmare on Elmstreet" or "Scary Movie."  All of this is a little beside the point.

When I first heard Sarjenka, my heart nearly melted a thousand times and then I SAW her FACE. OMG - what a transformation. A FACE OF PAIN!!!! You'll have to truly decide for yourselves. Be warned though, shes a real heart breaker. Sarjenka's sweet little voice is actually pleading for help....Captain Picard wasn't too impressed with the semantics of the situation. (He had bigger plans) However, SARJENKA (Nikki Cox) proved that her alien culture was unaware of alien cultures and that saving her world didn't involve smashing the Prime Directive in tiny pieces -

So when Data brings Sarjanka back to USS Enterprise NCC 1701-D, you might well ask.... Is this the androids smartest or dumbest move to date?

Was O'Brien (Colm Meaney) right? "Theres going to be hell to pay!"


"How Sharper Than a Serpent's was instrumental in the winning of a 1975 Emmy Award." The Emmy was not the only accolade that the episode attained. Star Trek: The Animated Series, originally and formally titled Star Trek and The Animated Adventures of Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek, was a continuation of the voyages of the USS Enterprise, previously featured in the original Star Trek series.

On the television network NBC, 22 episodes of The Animated Series were aired between September 1973 and October 1974 which have all been reviewed by Spacerguy at Star Trek Sci Fi Blog. Reruns continued on NBC through 1975. The series was produced by the experienced animation house Filmation and the episodes were scripted by professional science fiction and Star Trek writers, including Larry Niven, D.C. Fontana, David Gerrold and Samuel A. Peeples. During my voyages I discovered a fascinating story written by Kail Tescar which you may find totally intriguing and entertaining as a sci-fi read packed with all kinds of information. Enjoy! 

sábado, 23 de abril de 2016

Star Trek Beyond Deconstructs the Entire Franchise

Director Justin Lin wants to break down why the 50-year-old franchise is so special in Star Trek Beyond.

Star Trek Beyond Deconstructs the Entire Franchise
This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the original Star Trek TV show, along with the release of Paramount's third film in their reboot series, Star Trek Beyond. It was established at the end of 2013's Star Trek Into Darkness that the USS Enterprise crew was starting their famed five-year mission, but some fans were left with a bad taste in their mouth. Many thought the sequel was too similar to the second original Star Trek movie, 1982's The Wrath of Khan. Director Justin Lin, who takes over for J.J. Abrams, says in a new interview that he really wanted to "deconstruct" the whole franchise, to honor its 50th Anniversary.
"This is the 50th anniversary. I felt like it was important to really deconstruct the idea of Star Trek, the idea of the Federation and why it's special. We'll really be poking at a lot of different things."
Along with a new director in Justin Lin, this sequel also has two new writers, with franchise star Simon Pegg pulling double duty by portraying Scotty, and co-writing the script with Doug Jung. The actor-writer reveals that this story is set during the USS Enterprise crew's second year into their five-year mission, which is already starting to take its toll. The crew has come to a Federation outpost for some much-needed rest, when they encounter Idris Elba's villainous Krall, who attacks the ship to show his hatred for the Federation. Here's what Simon Pegg had to say in his interview with Empire about the larger themes at play within the story.
"What's the point of it all? We're gathering a great community within the galaxy, but to what end? What does it all mean?"
Simon Pegg will be joined in the cast by Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Jon Cho and Anton Yelchin, along with new cast members Idris Elba, Sofia Boutella, Lydia Wilson and Joe Taslim. Justin Lin is directing this new adventure, which hits theaters nationwide on July 22, going up against Ice Age: Collision Course and Lights Out. Stay tuned for more on Star Trek Beyond as we get closer to this highly-anticipated summer release.

viernes, 22 de abril de 2016

My Star Trek Confession: I Don’t Hate Wesley Crusher

I have a dark Star Trek secret… I don’t hate Wesley Crusher.

ICYMI: Sadly CBS shuttering another fan film might mean this is the end of the Star Trek fan film era.
There’s something in every sci-fi fanbase that they love to hate. The collective group hate of a this evil and terrible movie/episode/character becomes something the fanbase can rally around and bond over.  The most famous example is of course Jar Jar Binks and Star Wars fans. (Before you even ask, yes I do hate Jar Jar.)
For years one of Star Trek fans favorite things to hate has been Wesley Crusher. The Wesley Crusher hate might have peaked recently due to Wil Wheaton’s appearances on The Big Bang Theory, something else many Trekkies don’t like.
Yesterday I even came across a datascopeanalytics.com article that showed how Wesley affected the rantings of Star Trek: The Next GenerationI have no numbers to back up my opinoin, I just don’t hate Wesley Crusher.
I’m not saying I like Wesley Crusher, I don’t have a rainbow sweater collection or anything, I just don’t hate him. Many Trek fans put Wesley at the top of their hated character list, which I can’t even imagine. I will just never be able to Neelix and chill you guys.
Much of the Wesley hate seems to come from him being a Mary Sue and wonderkid in season’s one and two of Star Trek: The Next Generation.  Let’s be honest here, season one and two of TNG are just not the best with or without Wesley Crusher.  Wesley was just used to help the audience, including those who never watched the original show, get to know this new Trek universe.
Maybe I missed the Wesley hate train because I was young when TNG first aired, but I’ve watched it countless times since then. Wesley wasn’t perfect, but he wasn’t the worst either. It feels good to have this great secret out in the open now, I’m a new boy genius man. 

martes, 19 de abril de 2016

New Rumor Says New Star Trek To Be Post Next Generation

A new rumor says that CBS’ new Star Trek show might be set post Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Related: Birth. Movies. Death.’s Devin Faraci is reporting some very interesting rumors about the new CBS Star Trek series.
Another blog has weighed in on what the timeline of the new CBS Star Trek series will be, and it conflicts with earlier reports of a pre Star Trek: The Next Generation show. 

1701 News spends much of their article about the recent new Star Trek series rumors explaining that they won’t be reporting rumors. 1701 News claims that the rumors reported by Birth. Movies. Death. are still too questionable to talk about, because they haven’t been confirmed; then they go ahead and drop their own rumor…
We do not know for sure which timeline the series will take, although I will say that uncorroborated reports I’ve received (and it’s been hard to corroborate anything from the new series) is that it will be post-“Star Trek: Nemesis,” but we don’t know for sure.
Now we have two uncorroborated and conflicting sets of rumors about the timeline for the new Star Trek series. If you wanted a post Star Trek: Nemesis show you’ll probably believe 1701 News, if you wanted a throwback show you’ll probably believe Birth. Movies. Death. No matter what your preference though, take all these new Star Trek show rumors with a grain of salt until we hear something offical.

Personally we’d love to see a post Star Trek: Nemesis show, just because we’ve seen enough rehashing. Star Trek is about exploring, so let’s chart some new territory. A show set after TNG, Ds9, and Voyager would have a really free hand and wouldn’t be tied up trying to stay in continuity with the other series.
Check out more of 1701 News takes on the new Star Trek series for yourself.
As for reporting on new Trek rumors, we’re going to keep talking about them, because they’re fun! We’re getting a new Star Trek show folks, let’s have fun talking about it! 

sábado, 16 de abril de 2016

Of course you know that Michael Dorn's Klingon character Worf would appear in both "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and later "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine."
But did you know that Worf almost ended up on "Star Trek: Voyager"? That's right, the original plans were to include Worf on Capt. Janeway's crew, which would've made it pretty hard for the character to come back for cameos in the later films featuring the TNG crew.
Luckily, Dorn nixed the idea, but changed his mind when offered a prominent role in "Deep Space Nine."
Perhaps today is a good day to turn down a series ...

The Final Frontier... Beer

We'll drink to this: Federation of Beer, based out of Calgary, Canada, and Clocktower Brew Pub, located in Ottawa, Canada, have joined forces on a new beer dubbed The Final Frontier. Federation of Beer previously brought fans Sindicate Lager and Vulcan Ale, as well as Klingon Warnog.

The Final Frontier, which will be available in Canada, is based on a historic beer style called Kentucky Common, which was brewed at the turn of the 19th century in the American southeast. It is deep orange to light amber in color, and there is a soft cereal grain flavor reminiscent of lightly toasted bread. This is due to the triticale used in place of historically used corn; the triticale also helps to add a rich nice foam to the beer. Further, there is a small amount of floral and spicy notes due to the Cluster hops used, resulting in no real hop bitterness at the front. The beer's alcohol content will be 5.3 percent.
Star Trek fans will recall that in "The Trouble with Tribbles," the titular creatures chowed down on quadrotriticale. Quadrotriticale was modified triticale.

"I am just a huge Star Trek fan,” Patrick Fiori, brewery manager at the Clocktower Brew Pub, told the Ottawa Citizen in an interview. “When the opportunity for this came up, I contacted my supplier to see if they had (triticale). When the answer was Yes, I was just like, ‘We’re going to brew with that.'”

Fans in Canada will be able to get their first taste of The Final Frontier at the Starfleet Gala, to be held next month at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, and featuring William Shatner among its guests. The Final Frontier will also be available at Ottawa Comic-Con, also being held in May.

Bendii Syndrome

  A rare usually fatal disease that afflicts Vulcans over the age of 200, debilitating their emotional control; there is no known treatment.

Early symptoms include sudden bursts of emotion, especially irrational anger, but the only way to prove a diagnosis is to grow a culture from tissue of the metathalamus — a process which takes several days. The telepathic abilities of Vulcans are strong enough to cause the loss of control to be projected onto others.
Ambassador Sarek of Vulcan died of it on stardate 45245, in 2368.

miércoles, 13 de abril de 2016

Card.com Offering Over 50 New Star Trek Themed Debit Cards 


If you’ve ever wanted a fun new way to show off your Star Trek fandom, a Trekified debit card from Card.com is a good place to start. Debuting it’s first 15 original series designs in 2013, Card.com has now added over 50 new Star Trek card designs spanning TOS, TNG, DS9, VOY, ENT and Generations.

“The Star Trek brand was one of our first licensed payment card brands,” Card.com CEO Ben Katz tells TrekMovie. “Since our initial launch in 2013 we’ve signed up thousands of happy cardholders who proudly carry one of 69 different Trek related designs, everything from Starships to the individual characters. We’re so pleased to be able to offer cards with Captains Kirk, Picard, Sisko, Janeway and Archer, along with their associated vessels.”
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Some of our favorite Card.com designs
Card.com is a sort of “unbanking” service that gives you use of a debit card without signing up for a traditional bank. Card.com cards are serviced by Bankcorp Bank, so your funds are FDIC insured, and you get an account and routing number with your card, allowing you to use it for direct deposits. You can even have your tax refund automatically deposited onto your Card.com card.
One feature we wish Card.com would offer is the ability to purchase a pre-paid gift card – a card that you could load with money from your primary banking source to use as you please or one that you could gift to friends on special occasions. Instead, Card.com cards are sort of halfway between pre-paid gift cards and a traditional bank card.
For example, their fee structure is similar to that of a standard bank, particularly when it comes to maintenance fees. The use of the card is totally free, so long as you set up direct deposit of at least $1,000 every 30 days. Without direct deposit, you’ll be paying $9.95 a month to keep your card alive. Because of this fee, you really need to use your Card.com account as your primary checking account.
If you’re happy with your current banking situation, Card.com probably isn’t for you. But, if you want to give a new bank a try, Card.com has lots of features to draw you in besides oh so fashionable Star Trek cards. You’ll be able to get your money as cash from ATMs around the world, and you can reload your card in a multitude of ways – from direct deposit from your work to Western Union to getting your tax refund straight from the feds into your account.

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Star Trek Beyond will pay tribute to Leonard Nimoy

The upcoming Star Trek Beyond will pay tribute to late star Leonard Nimoy, according actor and co-writer Simon Pegg.
The British comedian reprises his role as Scotty in the third instalment of the sci-fi franchise, which he also co-wrote, and assured fans that the film will include a tribute to Star Trek legend Leonard, who died in 2015.
"How could there not be?" he tells the Associated Press at CinemaCon 2016. "Leonard was, for many people, the face of Star Trek, Spock is such a recognisable, beloved character that we wanted to, in some degree, pay tribute to him and we have done. It felt like a no-brainer really."
He did not reveal what form the dedication would take, but it follows a tribute made by the Star Trek Beyond cast to Leonard as part of a charity fundraising drive last year (15).
In video footage, Zachary Quinto, who now plays Spock on the big screen, called the veteran "an actor, a champion of the arts, and a true inspiration to so many" and the cast, including Zoe Saldana, John Cho and Idris Elba, give Spock's trademark Vulcan salute.
Simon was joined by producer J.J. Abrams at the Las Vegas convention on Monday (11Apr16). J.J. directed the first two new Star Trek movies, but handed the task over to Fast and Furious regular moviemaker Justin Lin for Beyond, and he has conflicted feelings about missing out on the daily shoots.
He said, "It was a very bittersweet thing because I love these people so seeing dailies (daily footage) and seeing them have the fun they had and doing what they do so well, and not being present was, on the one hand, wonderful because it was great to see, but on the other hand, I was envious of everyone there."

Simon presented J.J. with the CinemaCon Showman of the Year Award at the convention on Monday.

martes, 12 de abril de 2016

Lin: 'Beyond' Will Acknowledge Nimoy's Death

PLUS: Director says he took on a 'rescue mission' of 50th anniversary film

Leonard Nimoy pulled himself out of a semi-retirement to portray Spock for the first time in nearly two decades when he appeared in 2009's "Star Trek," and again four years later in "Star Trek: Into Darkness."
So it's only fitting that Nimoy's passing last year finds its way into "Star Trek: Beyond," and director Justin Lin says he couldn't move forward without it.
"It's something you'll see in the film," Lin told Film Journal International, according to TrekCore. "It obviously affected everybody because he's been a big part of our lives. There's an attempt to acknowledge that in some way."
Lin also acknowledges that he was asked to step in to save the third reboot Trek film before it imploded, calling his entrance onto the scene as a "rescue mission."
"I think something had gone wrong, and they wanted to start over," Lin said. "After Fast and the Furious, I was kind of done coming in on the third film in a franchise. But if there was going to be a franchise where I'd do it, it would be this one."
Roberto Orci, who co-wrote the first two films under J.J. Abrams, was in line to direct the third installment after Abrams stepped away to do "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." He even had a story and a script developed. However, Orci was abruptly pushed out of the project during pre-production, according to reports, and Paramount Pictures scrambled to find a director who could pick up the pieces.
"I'll be very clear," Lin said. "I don't know what came before me. We basically had to start over, and that was one of the selling points for me: we had to start from scratch. A clean-up mission wouldn't have excited me."
The new mission was something Abrams called Lin and laid out.
"It was J.J.'s call that jarred something in my head, and I realized that Star Trek is a big part of me," Lin said. "It was something I was invited to do, and I was happy to accept."
The teaser trailer Paramount released last December appears to not only put the USS Enterprise through more hell than it received in "Into Darkness," but many believe the ship actually gets destroyed.
"I didn't come in saying, 'Let's destroy,' it was more like, 'Let's deconstruct,'" Lin said. He worked with writers Simon Pegg and Doug Jung on a new story involving this concept, with all of them feeling "that with this being the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, let's deconstruct it and hopefully rebuild it in a way that reaffirms why we've loved it for half a century.
"That conversation went a lot of different places, and one of the most interesting places was the Enterprise itself."

domingo, 10 de abril de 2016

Did you know that "Star Trek III: The Search for Spock" almost went up in flames? And one of the people who helped save the day was Capt. Kirk.

Well, William Shatner, actually.
The fire started on Aug. 25, 1983, and consumed a huge portion of the studio. Shatner actually helped to fight the fire, and even rescued a crewmember, before firefighters arrived.

Sure, Shatner acted quite heroically. But he also had other motivations: They had to finish "Star Trek III" in time for Shatner to return filming on his television series, "T.J. Hooker."

Scientists make TELEPORTATION breakthrough thanks to ‘inspiring’ Star Trek

SCIENTISTS have managed to make a breakthrough in teleportation after being 'inspired' by cult show Star Trek

Scientists have made a teleportation breakthrough
Researchers in Germany claim to have figured out how to teleport information from one place to another using lasers.
Dr Alexander Szameit and Dr Marco Ornigotti from the Institute of Applied Physics at the University of Jena said while it is not yet possible to teleport solids from location to location, they have devised a way to teleport their properties using a laser beam.
Teleportation may soon be a reality
Using their knowledge of quantum mechanics, they have managed to teleport elementary particles such as light particles and electrons in a "spatially delocalised state,” which allows them to be in two separate places at the same time.
Dr Szameit said: "Within such a system spread across multiple locations, it is possible to transmit information from one location to another without any loss of time.”
It was done using lasers
It is a process known as quantum teleportation which has been known about for some time but has yet to be demonstrated, until now.
Their study, published recently in Laser & Photonics Reviews, states that the duo performed quantum teleportation by encoding information in a certain polarisation direction and transmitted it into the shaper of a laser beam.
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Star Trek was the inspiration for the teleportation
Dr Szameit added: "Just like it did at the starship USS Enterprise, the information is transmitted fully and instantly, without any loss of time.
"This makes this kind of information transmission a highly interesting option in telecommunication for instance.”
The pair say that many technological advances were inspired by Star Trek, such as “Doors that open automatically, video telephony or flip phones – all things we have first seen on the starship USS Enterprise”.

sábado, 9 de abril de 2016

Trekyards EP135 - Galaxy Class (Part 1) (50th Anniversary)


B is for Borg Queen but who is she? "I am the beginning, the end, the one who is many. I am the Borg." The Borg are unique and make great villains. In 2366 the Borg Queen (Alice Krige) wanted a counterpart to bridge the gulf between humanity and borg.

Star Trek's Borg Queen makes her first appearance in Star Trek First Contact. These party crashers don't believe in humanity or self determination. The Borg Queen in particular controls the Federations mortal enemy, originating hundreds of thousands light years away from Federation space. Then along came Q (John DeLancie) in Star Trek TNG "Q Who" ruining everything. Despite looking human, these cyborg walkers attempted to assimilate the entire USS Enterprise NCC 1701-D crew into their hive mind.

You may remember Captain Picard's abduction which sent Star Trek fans diving off the deep end, lol. The Queen truly knew how to strike fear into trekkie hearts, didn't she? and Picard? (skip to 2:00) I am Locutus of Borg, resistance is futile....

Chancellor Gorkon

G is for GORKON but who is he? In Star Trek the Undiscovered Country VI, David Warner plays the foolhardy naive Klingon, Chancellor Gorkon who brokers peace between the Federation and the rouge Klingon Empire. Gorkon's peace initiatives are civilized and diplomatic. The Galactic powers are uneasy. Not everyone wants Peace! Its bad for business even in the 23rd century! 

Okay, so heres someone who recognises there can be honor in peace. Is he a visionary or a fool? Who can the Chancellor trust? He has to rely on his trusted aides during "dinner time" aboard the USS Enterprise NCC 1701-A and especially General Chang his chief of staff. So its really neat when two assassins in white Starfleet uniforms close in for the kill. Who are they? Who sent them?

Its fun watching the clueless Enterprise crew piece together the clues in this wonderfully dark sherlockian murder/mystery.

 KIRK "We fired on the chancellors ship!"
 SCOTTY "That is not possible!"

QUESTION: Which two traitors conspired to have Gorkon murdered and Captain Kirk framed? 

1. General Chang (Gorkons Chief of Staff)
2. Brigadier Kerla (Gorkons Military Advisor)
3. Starfleet Admiral Cartright (Starfleet Command)
4. Azetbur (Gorkons Daughter)
5. Skippy the Bush Kangaroo.


JAN 06 1969 - Aron Eisenberg (Nog, DS9)
JAN 08 1980 - Rachel Nichols (Orion Redhead Gaila, Star Trek 2009)
JAN 12 1951 - Kirstie Alley (Lt. Saavik, STII)
JAN 15 1947 - Andrea Martin (Ishka Moogie, DS9)
JAN 20 1920 - DeForest Kelley (Doctor Leonard McCoy, TOS)
JAN 27 1940 - James Cromwell (Zefram Cochrane, STVIII)
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FEB 01 1940 - Bibi Besch (Dr.Carol Marcus, STII)
FEB 02 1949 - Brent Spiner (Lt. Cmdr. Data, TNG)
FEB 06 1982 - Alice Eve (Dr Carol Marcus, Star Trek 2009, STID)
FEB 08 1955 - Ethan Phillips (Neelix, VOY)
FEB 10 1897 - Dame Judith Anderson (Vulcan High Priestess-T'Lar ,STIII)
FEB 11 1953 - Philip Anglim (Vedek Bareil, DS9)
FEB 12 1964 - Raphael Sbarge (Michael Jonas, VOY)
FEB 13 1932 - Susan Oliver (Vina, TOS)
FEB 14 1970 - Simon Pegg (Scotty, Star Trek 2009, STID)
FEB 14 1942 - Andrew Robinson (Garak, DS9)
FEB 16 1957 - LeVar Burton (Lt. Cmdr. Geordi La Forge, TNG)
FEB 17 1965 - Michelle Forbes (Ro Laren, TNG)
FEB 21 1959 - Gary Lockwood (Lt. Cmdr. Gary Mitchell, TOS)
FEB 22 1968 - Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine, Star Trek Voyager)
FEB 22 1928 - Paul Dooley (Enabran Tain, DS9)
FEB 23 1932 - Majel Barrett (NO 1/Nurse Chapel, TOS, Lwaxana Troi, Computer Voice, TNG/DS9)
FEB 26 1963 - Chase Masterson (Leeta, DS9)
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MAR 02 1949 - Gates McFadden (Doctor Beverly Crusher, TNG)
MAR 03 1920 - James Doohan (Engineer Montgomery Scott, TOS)
MAR 05 1975 - Jolene Blalock (Sub-Commander T'Pol, ENT)
MAR 07 1959- Donna Murphy (Anij, Star Trek: Insurrection)
MAR 11 1989 - Anton Yelchin (Chekov, Star Trek 2009, STID)
MAR 18 1950 - Brad Dourif (Lon Suder, VOY)
MAR 18 1950 - J.G. Hertzler (General Martok, DS9)
MAR 19 1969 - Connor Trinneer (Chief Engineer Charles "Trip" Tucker III, ENT)
MAR 20 1948 - John de Lancie (Q, TNG/DS9/VOY)
MAR 22 1931 - William Shatner (Captain James T. Kirk, TOS)
MAR 26 1931 - Leonard Nimoy, (Cmdr. Spock, TOS)
MAR 29 1955 - Marina Sirtis (Counselor Deanna Troi, TNG)
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APR 01 1930 - Grace Lee Whitney (Yeoman Janice Rand, TOS)
APR 12 1979 - Jennifer Morrison (Winona Kirk, Star Trek 2009)
APR 13 1950 - Ron Perlman (Reman Viceroy, Star Trek: Nemesis)
APR 15 1922 - Michael Ansara (Kang, TOS/DS9 and more)
APR 18 1948 - Avery Brooks (Captain Benjamin Sisko, DS9)
APR 20 1937 - George Takei (Captain Hikaru Sulu, TOS)
APR 26 1952 - Spice Williams (Klingon Vixis, STV)
APR 26 1916 - Vic Perrin (Tharn and Voices for Balok, Gorn, Metron, Nomad, TOS)
APR 29 1955 - Kate Mulgrew (Captain Kathryn Janeway, VOY)
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MAY 05 1942 - Marc Alaimo (Gul Dukat, DS9
MAY 05 1944 - John Rhys-Davies (Leonardo DaVinci, VOY)
MAY 08 1935 - Salome Jens (Humanoid, TNG and Founder, DS9)
MAY 16 1937 - Yvonne Craig (Marta, TOS)
MAY 20 1936 - Anthony Zerbe (Admiral Matthew Dougherty, Star Trek: Insurrection)
MAY 20 1960 - John Billingsley (Doctor Phlox, ENT)
MAY 23 1933 - Joan Collins (Edith Keeler, TOS)
MAY 30 1953 - Colm Meaney (Chief Miles Edward O'Brien, TNG/DS9)
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JUN 01 1940 - Rene Auberjonois (Constable Odo, DS9)
JUN 02 1937 - Sally Kellerman (Dr. Elizabeth Dehner, TOS)
JUN 02 1977 - Zachary Quinto (Spock, Star Trek 2009, STID)
JUN 02 1972 - Anthony Montgomery (Ensign Travis Mayweather, ENT)
JUN 05 1976 - Marc Worden (Alexander-Worf's son, DS9)
JUN 07 1972 - Karl Urban (Dr Bones McCoy, Star Trek 2009, STID)
JUN 12 1960 - Felicia Bell (Jennifer Sisko, DS9)
JUN 13 1943 - Malcolm McDowell (Dr. Soran, STG)
JUN 16 1972 - John Cho (Sulu, Star Trek 2009, STID)
JUN 19 1978 - Zoe Saldana (Uhura, Star Trek 2009, STID)
JUN 21 1940 - Mariette Hartley (Zarabeth, TOS)
JUN 22 1956 - Tim Russ (Lt. Tuvok, VOY)
JUN 24 1947 - Peter Weller (Admiral Marcus, STID)
JUN 28 1954 - Alice Krige (Borg Queen, ST8)
JUN 28 1937 - Tony Young (Kryton, TOS)
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JUL 01 1962 - Dominic Keating (Lt. Malcolm Reed, ENT)
JUL 02 1927 - Brock Peters (Admiral Cartwright ST4-6,Joseph Sisko, DS9)
JUL 08 1947 - Kim Darby (Miri, TOS)
JUL 09 1978 - Linda Park (Ens. Hoshi Sato, ENT)
JUL 13 1940 - Patrick Stewart (Captain Jean-Luc Picard, TNG)
JUL 16 1950 - Camille Saviola (Kai Opaka, DS9)
JUL 26 1957 - Nana Visitor (Major Kira Nerys/The Intendant, DS9)
JUL 29 1972 - Wil Wheaton (Ens. Wesley Crusher, TNG)
JUL 29 1941 - David Warner (Chancellor Gorkon, STVI)
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AUG 07 1978 - Cirroc Lofton (Jake Sisko, DS9)
AUG 09 1968 - Eric Bana (Nero, Star Trek 2009)
AUG 10 1952 - Daniel Hugh Kelly (Sojef, Star Trek: Insurrection)
AUG 11 1983 - Chris Hemsworth (George Kirk, Star Trek 2009)
AUG 12 1956 - Bruce Greenwood (Christopher Pike, Star Trek 2009, STID)
AUG 12 1910 - Jane Wyatt (Amanda-Spock's mother, TOS)
AUG 16 1955 - Josh Clark (LT.Carey, TNG)
AUG 19 1952 - Jonathan Frakes (Cmdr. William T. Riker, TNG)
AUG 19 1938 - Diana Muldaur (Doctor Kathrine Pulaski, TNG)
AUG 24 1974 - Jennifer Lien (Medical Assistant Kes, VOY)
AUG 26 1980 - Chris Pine (Captain Kirk, Star Trek 2009, STID)
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SEP 03 1959 - Merritt Butrick (Dr. David Marcus, STII, STIII)
SEP 09 1954 - Jeffrey Combs (Weyoun, DS9)
SEPT 11 1958 - Roxann Biggs-Dawson, (Lt. B'Elana Torres, VOY)
SEPT 14 1936 - Walter Koenig (Cmdr. Pavel Chekov, TOS)
SEPT 14 1941 - Bruce Hyde (Lt. Kevin Riley, TOS)
SEPT 15 1977 - Tom Hardy (Shinzon, Star Trek Nemesis)
SEPT 23 1957 - Rosalind Chao (Botanist Keiko O'Brien, TNG/DS9)
SEP 27 1932 - Roger Carmel (Harry Mudd, TOS)
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OCT 01 1947 - Stephen Collins (Capt. Will Decker, STI)
OCT 02 1948 - Persis Khambatta (Lt. Ilia, ST: TMP)
OCT 04 1952 - Duncan Regehr (Ronin, Shakaar Edon, TNG/DS9)
OCT 08 1963 - Todd Bryant (Klaa, STV)
OCT 09 1954 - Scott Bakula (Captain Jonathan Archer, ENT)
OCT 15 1924 - Mark Lenard (Sarek, Spock's father, TOS/TNG)
OCT 21 1933 - Georgia Brown (Helena Rozhenko, TNG)
OCT 24 1933 - John Winston (Lt. Kyle, TOS)
OCT 24 1939 - F. Murray Abraham (Ru'afo, Star Trek: Insurrection)
OCT 27 1953 - Robert Picardo (The Emergency Medical Hologram, VOY)
OCT 29 1971 - Winona Rider (Amanda Grayson, Star Trek 2009)
OCT 30 1923 - William Campbell (Koloth/Trelaine, TOS/DS9)
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NOV 05 1949 - Armin Shimerman (Quark, DS9)
NOV 05 1959 - Eric Menyuk (The Traveler, TNG)
NOV 09 1964 - Robert Duncan McNeill (Lt. Thomas Paris, VOY)
NOV 11 1952 - Max Grodenchik (Rom, DS9)
NOV 12 1943 - Wallace Shawn (Grand Nagus Zek, DS9)
NOV 13 1955 - Whoopi Goldberg (Guinan, TNG)
NOV 19 1953 - Robert Beltran (Cmdr. Chakotay, VOY)
NOV 19 1963 - Terry Farrell (Lt. Cmdr. Jadzia Dax, DS9)
NOV 21 1965 - Siddig El Fadil (Doctor Julian Bashir, DS9)
NOV 24 1957 - Denise Crosby (Lt. Natasha Yar, TNG)
NOV 24 1947 - Dwight Schultz (Lt. Reginald Barclay, TNG/VOY)
NOV 25 1920 - Ricardo Montalban (Khan Noonien Singh, TOS/STII)
NOV 25 1926 - Jeffrey Hunter (Capt. Christopher Pike, TOS)
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DEC 02 1914 - Ray Walston (Boothby, TNG/VOY)
DEC 03 1981 - Brian Bonsall (Alexander Rozhenko, TNG)
DEC 09 1952 - Michael Dorn (Lt. Cmdr. Worf, TNG/DS9)
DEC 10 1928 - John Colicos (Kor, TOS/DS9)
DEC 11 1947 - Teri Garr (Miss Roberta Lincoln, TOS)
DEC 15 1968 - Garrett Wang (Ensign Harry Kim, VOY)
DEC 16 1947 - Ben Cross (Sarek, Star Trek 2009)
DEC 16 1962 - Melanie Smith (Ziyal Tora-Daughter of Gul Dukat, DS9)
DEC 20 1970 - Nicole deBoer (Counselor Ezri Dax, DS9)
DEC 22 1968 - Dina Meyer (Cmdr. Donatra, Star Trek: Nemesis)
DEC 28 1932 - Nichelle Nichols (Cmdr. Uhura, TOS)

JAN 07 1924 - Gene Lee Coon (Writer)
JAN 11 1923 - Jerome Lewis Bixby (Writer)
JAN 24 1944 - David Gerrold (Author/Scriptwriter, TOS)
JAN 14 1947 - Stuart Baird (Director)
JAN 29 1975 - David A. Goodman (Producer/Writer)
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FEB 26 1918 - Theodore Sturgeon (Writer)
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MAR 22 1938 - Michael Westmore (Makeup Designer, TNG/DS9/VOY)
MAR 25 1939 - D.C. Fontana (Writer, Story Editor, TOS)
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APR 19 1935 - Herman Zimmerman (Set Designer, TNG/DS9/VOY)
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MAY 27 1934 - Harlan Ellison (Scriptwriter, TOS)
MAY 30 1948 - Michael Piller (Producer/Creator, DS9/VOY)
May 30 1954 - Alan Brennert (Writer/Producer)
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JUN 06 1938 - Jeri Taylor (Producer/Creator, VOY/DS9)
JUN 27 1966 - J.J.Abrams (Producer/Director Star Trek/Star Wars)
JUN 22 1967 - Michael Sussman (Producer, Writer)
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JUL 13 1926 - Bob Justman (Producer, TOS/TNG)
JUL 06 1951 - Rick Sternbach (Senior Illustrator, TNG/DS9)
JUL 05 1964 - Ron Moore (Writer, Producer)
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AUG 06 Top Secret - Mike Okuda (Scenic Art Supervisor, TNG/DS9/VOY)
AUG 06 1911 - Lucille Ball (Actress/ President of Desilu Studios)
AUG 12 1921 - Matt Jeffries (Set Designer, TOS)
AUG 17 1930 - Harve Bennett (Producer/Co-Writer, STII-STV)
AUG 19 1921 - GENE RODDENBERRY (Star Trek Creator)
AUG 14 1965 - Brannon Braga (Producer, Writer)
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SEPT 10 1914 - Robert Wise (Director,Producer)
SEPT 15 1940 - Norman Spinrad (Writer)
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OCT 23 1953 - Ira Steven Behr (Producer, Writer)
OCT 28 1964 - Robert Hewitt Wolfe
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NOV 09 1962 - Eric Stillwell (production assistant to Michael Piller)
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DEC 14 1930 - Herb Solo (Production Executive)
DEC 24 1945 - Nicholas Meyer (Writer, Director, Producer)
DEC 25 1945 - Rick Berman (Executive Producer/Creator, TNG/DS9/VOY)
DEC 26 1964 - Guy Vardaman (PDE Product Manager and Stand-in, TNG)


C is for Calamarain but who are they? In 2366 the Omnipotent Q entity (John De Lancie) is on the run from spaceborne energy clouds in Star Trek TNG - DEJA Q.

 For once, its payback time! Mostly everyone knows Q who enjoys teasing lifeforms for pleasure while roaming the galaxy. Only now Q's turned scaredy cat. Why? His family have booted him out of the Q Continuum, stripping him of his powers and the Calamarain are looking him up, haha. Its a humbling experience being a mere mortal with an IQ of 2005! So where does Q seek refuge? Captain Picard starship of course! The fun begins when no-one aboard the Enterprise believes Q's story.

 Picard nearly flips out big style,
What'd you want Q?
It seems hopless until Worf speaks ups and Guinann acts.

What must I do? whines Q,
 DIE! replies Worf (and for extra measure 10 Forward's bartender stabs his Omnipotence with a fork!)

This black comedy is so hilarious. Meanwhile Q's swirling cloud of ionized lifeforms are closing in for the kill. Sweet revenge is all the poor Calamarain wants, now they've discovered Q's hiding place! Its game over!

 How would you react if Q tormented you? Fortunately Data intervenes and gets a little goodbye gift for his trouble. Did Q really deserve to be saved? What would you have done in Picards shoes?


viernes, 8 de abril de 2016

StarTrek50—Strange sightings reported in Canada.

Planet Earth | Quebec, Canada | Spring, 2016
Could @LineRainville be Canada’s biggest Star Trek™ fan? You never know what one might uncover in her ship…
Canadian Star Trek fans will see Trek-themed stamps at some point this year in honor of Star Trek‘s Fiftieth Anniversary.
Two stamps were spotted in a promotional video recently; a Captain James T. Kirk, stamp and a USS Enterprise stamp.
Canada Post has the video on its site featuring a Canadian Trek fan who seems to have received some mail with the new stamps on it.

According to Star Trek.com, more Trek-themed stamps are on the way from Canada Post.

Capitaine James T. KirkU.S.S. Enterprise
Capitain James T. Kirk
U.S.S. Enterprise

Paramount launching into Ultra HD Blu-ray with Star Trek

Kirk and Spock are set to explore the strange new world of Ultra HD Blu-ray movies. Kirk and Spock are set to explore the strange new world of Ultra HD Blu-ray movies. Photo: Zade Rosenthal
Boldly going where no movie has gone before, Paramount is releasing Star Trek and Star Trek: Into Darkness on Ultra HD Blu-ray in June as the studio's first foray into the new movie disc format.
The two-movie set will go on sale in the United States on June 14, selling for US$47.99 which includes UHD, Blu-ray and Digital HD copies of each movie along with several hours of behind the scenes content for both films including the IMAX version of Star Trek: Into Darkness.
Meanwhile Australians remain in Ultra HD Blu-ray limbo, we've had Ultra HD televisions for several years and prices are falling but we're still waiting for the home entertainment giants to unveil details of the first local Ultra HD disc players (word is that we might know more in May).
Ultra HD Blu-ray players are expected to be on Australian shelves this year and will be backwards compatible with Blu-ray discs with the added bonus of Ultra HD upscaling. As with previous disc formats the manufacturers will certainly coordinate with the movie studios to ensure that at least a handful of blockbuster UHD titles are available from day one.
The good news for Australians is that the new Ultra HD disc format is region-free, so discs imported from the US should play in Australian players. Keep in mind that the bundled Star Trek Blu-ray discs will be Region A for the US, whereas Australia is in Region B. Australians are better off buying Blu-ray discs from Europe, which is also Region B. Most region-free Blu-ray players sold in Australia are only region-free for DVD, not Blu-ray.
It's surprising that the movie studios are prepared to abandon region coding when it makes it easier for them to price gouge around the world, so it will be interesting to see how UHD discs are priced and what other roadblocks they put in the way. That US$47.99 price tag for Star Trek translates to about AU$64 – I'd expect it to be higher but they can't get too greedy considering that US Amazon doesn't seem to restrict shipping UHD discs to Australia, if The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is anything to go by.
In the US, streaming services such as Netflix and Sony's new "Ultra" movie store are expected to drive the take up of Ultra HD, but it will be a different story in Australia where Ultra HD streaming remains beyond the reach of many homes until the NBN reaches their doorstep. Right now only 8.2 per cent of homes have access to fixed-line broadband speeds of 15 Mbps, according to the latest Akamai State of the Internet report, which is barely enough to do Ultra HD justice (HDR-enabled content demands more).
Of course there's more to picture quality than resolution and 1080p streaming video doesn't look as good as 1080p Blu-ray discs. It will be interesting to see how Ultra HD streaming video stands up against the same content playing from disc. To sweeten the deal, Star Trek on UHD also features the high-end Dolby Atmos surround sound format.


miércoles, 6 de abril de 2016

New ‘Star Trek Beyond’ Aliens Revealed for First Contact Day

Justin Lin wants you to guess the identity of two actors playing new aliens in ‘Star Trek Beyond’ in honor of First Contact Day.

New ‘Star Trek Beyond’ Aliens Revealed for First Contact Day
As it turns out, these two costumed actors have worked with the director before, although we can't tell who they are in this photo, and they haven't been announced as part of the cast yet. The filmmaker revealed in his post that the first person to correctly guess the identities of both actors will win an official Star Trek Beyond crew t-shirt and a signed poster. Take a look at the director's full post below.
"To celebrate the moment when Humans and Vulcans made first contact (April 5, 2063), thought I'd share a photo from the first day of the Star Trek Beyond shoot. Here I am hanging with two of my favorite people to ever work with. And just for fun, I'll send the first person who correctly guesses the identities of these two actors an official STB crew t-shirt and signed STB poster. Just leave your guesses in the comments section below. And a small note-because the shirt contains spoilers for the film and the poster hasn't been finalized yet, I won't be able to send it out until closer to the STB release date this July, but rest assured you'll get it as soon as possible. I know this will probably be a tough one since the casting of these two actors hasn't been announced yet and you won't find them listed on IMDb. So here's a hint-I've worked with them both before STB. Good luck."
It isn't known if Justin Lin will reveal who these actors are right away, or if he'll wait until we get closer to the July 22 release date. Fans have already started leaving their guesses in the comments section of the Yomyomf.com page. Among the most popular guesses are Danny Pudi, whom the director worked with in the infamous paintball episode of Community, and Dwayne Johnson, who starred in the director's hit movies Fast Five and Fast & Furious 6.
In the Star Trek universe, Zefram Cochrane, played by James Cromwell in the 1996 movie Star Trek: First Contact, made the first ever contact between humans and Vulcans on April 5, 2036 during the first ever warp flight from Earth. Do you have a theory about who these actors could be in the photo below? Let us know what you think, and leave a comment on Yomyomf.com for your chance to win some great Star Trek Beyond prizes.
Star Trek Beyond Photo

martes, 5 de abril de 2016

April 5,2063

Star Trek First Contact Day
It's not lost on us that, yes, we're toasting a day that hasn’t happened... yet. But, really, when has that stopped anyone who loves science fiction? Now, before we jump into a detailed explanation of what First Contact Day is within Star Trek canon, we thought we’d address a practical matter: how and why did the writers-producers of Star Trek: First Contact choose April 5 as First Contact Day? We turned to the film’s co-writer, Ronald D. Moore, who offered a remarkably simple, sensible and succinct explanation. “The short answer on First Contact Day is that it's my oldest son, Jonathan's birthday,” Moore told StarTrek.com. “And that's the only reason the date was chosen.”
Star Trek First Contact Day
First Contact Day pays tribute to the flight of the Phoenix and the pivotal first interaction between humans and Vulcans. It occurred on April 5, 2063. That night, the Vulcan survey ship the T’Plana-Hath landed in Bozeman, Montana, after tracking the warp signature of the Phoenix. The Phoenix was the spacecraft that marked mankind’s first successful attempt at achieving warp drive. Just minutes later, a robed Vulcan, displaying the split-fingered Vulcan greeting, made the acquaintance of Dr. Zefram Cochrane, pilot of the Phoenix and inventor of warp drive. First Contact was made, and it paved the way to the formation of the United Federation of Planets.
Star Trek First Contact Day

Anyone eager to discover more about First Contact and First Contact Day should watch the TOS episode “Metamorphosis,” with Glenn Corbett as Cochrane; the TNG big-screen adventure First Contact, with James Cromwell in the part (which he played again, briefly, on Enterprise); the books First Contact (the novelization of the feature) and First Frontier; and also Voyager episode “Homestead,” in which Neelix and Naomi Wildman throw a party celebrating the 315th anniversary of First Contact Day, complete with heaping portions of Cochrane’s favorite food (cheese pierogies), a classic jukebox and Tuvok flashing the Vulcan salute and speaking the legendary line, “Live long and prosper.”

domingo, 3 de abril de 2016

Star Trek Transporter effect "energize" 3

trekyards EP43 - Galaxy X / Galaxy Class Refit

Trekyards - Klingon Bird Of Prey (Extended)

Trekyards EP2 - Phoenix Warp Ship

ThinkGeek's Fun, Fake Space Items for April Fools' Day

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ThinkGeek's Fun, Fake Space Items for April Fools' Day
The ThinkGeek "Star Trek" White Noise Sleep Machine is one of a handful of fake April Fools Day items offered by the online retailer.
Credit: ThinkGeek
ThinkGeek, the premier online shop for science and science fiction-inspired gifts, toys and housewares, just released its annual line of fake products for April Fools' Day.
Among the not-really-for-sale products are a SpaceX Vertical Landing Mentos & Diet Coke Rocket and a "Star Trek" White Noise Sleep Machine that plays the low mechanical thrum of various "Star Trek" ships, plus a moving star field projection.
We at Space.com would be happy to own either of these products (and we've started brainstorming how to make a Coke bottle rocket that lands upright), but alas, they are purely fiction. However, some of the company's previous April Fools' Day items have been so popular with fans, that the company consented to actually produce them. [Best Gifts for Space Fans]
The ThinkGeek SpaceX Vertical Landing Mentos & Diet Coke Rocket, one of the items in the company's line of fake April Fools Day products.
The ThinkGeek SpaceX Vertical Landing Mentos & Diet Coke Rocket, one of the items in the company's line of fake April Fools Day products.
Credit: ThinkGeek

ThinkGeek started its April Fools' Day tradition in 2001. The fake items appear as regular stock on the website. But after a customer clicks the Buy button, the buyer is alerted (via a photo of a very awkward-looking seal) that he or she has fallen for an April Fools' Day prank.
Some of the fake items are clearly not real. The obvious ones are physically impossible, like 2014's Mr. Beard Beard machine. The user picks a beard style (they come in little cups, like those used in instant coffee machines), then is invited to stick his or her face into the machine for a new facial hairstyle in minutes. In this year's line of products, there is one that immediately seems too absurd for even ThinkGeek to actually produce: the 24-foot-tall inflatable Colossal Titan Lawn Ornament from the (terrifying) anime series "Attack on Titan."
The Useless Light Switch, one of the fake items offered on the ThinkGeek website for April Fool's Day.
Credit: ThinkGeek

Other fake items on this year's list are the Useless Light Switch (which immediately turns itself off anytime someone turns it on) and a Flavor of the Day Desktop Calendar — a lickable, page-a-day calendar that actually sounds quite fun and perhaps is not entirely outside the realm of possibility. 
But many of the prank items, from this year as well as past years, will most likely fool a fair number of shoppers, because they aren't any crazier than the real items that are sold on the site. For example, some past April Fools' Day items have included a Voltron Cat Condo, Squeeze Bacon, an Eye of Sauron Desk Lamp and Batman Family Car Decal Set.
Silly as they sound, ThinkGeek has quite a few real items in its store that are no less absurd: an umbrella with a handle shaped like the sword Longclaw from the TV show "Game of Thrones"; a mug shaped like a 20-sided die; and a letter opener shaped like Batman's Batarang. ThinkGeek also offers too many "Star Wars" kitchen items to name, but the R2-D2 measuring cups, a Death Star waffle maker, and a lightsaber popsicle maker (it glows) stand out. These items achieve pretty much the same level of nerdy absurdity as the fake ones.
One of ThinkGeek's fake April Fools' Day items, the Flavor of the Day Calendar.
Credit: ThinkGeek
This isn't lost on ThinkGeek, and a bunch of the company's past April Fools' Day Items have become real items for purchase, including the Tauntaun sleeping bag from the "Star Wars" universe (the inside fabric looks like tauntaun guts). Other fake items that have become real: the Flux Capacitor USB Car Charger; Unicorn Drinking Horn; Canned Unicorn Meat (actually a dismembered unicorn plush doll); and a Technomancer 2.0 Digital Wizard Hoodie (a blue light glows from inside the droopy sleeves and hood).
It would be fun to see the SpaceX Vertical Landing Mentos & Diet Coke Rocket or the Star Trek White Noise Sleep Machine become a reality, but even if they don't, there's no shortage of ThinkGeek items for space fans to love