Sunday, January 11, 2015

Uncertain Logic has released the intriguing cover image for a new novel being released March 24, 2015.  The cover of Christopher L. Bennett's Star Trek: Enterprise: Rise of the Federation: Uncertain Logic features the Kir'shara.

Years ago, Jonathan Archer and T’Pol helped unearth the true writings of Vulcan’s great philosopher Surak, bringing forth a new era of peaceful reform on Vulcan. But when their discov­ery is seemingly proven to be a fraud, the scandal threatens to undo a decade of progress and return power to the old, warlike regime. Admiral Archer, Captain T’Pol, and the crew of the U.S.S. Endeavour investigate with help from their Vulcan allies, but none of them suspect the identity of the real master­mind behind the conspiracy to reconquer Vulcan—or the price they will have to pay to discover the truth.

Meanwhile, when a long-forgotten technological threat reemerges beyond the Federation’s borders, Captain Malcolm Reed of the U.S.S. Pioneer attempts to track down its origins with help from his old friend “Trip” Tucker. But they discover that other civilizations are eager to exploit this dangerous power for their own benefit, even if the Federation must pay the price!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Remembering Arlene Martel

I was saddened to hear today that Arlene Martel, T'Pring in "Amok Time", has passed away after a heart attack.

Martel's T'Pring was the first female Vulcan we ever met on Star Trek and she would be the prototype for all those who followed.

Martel's career spanned seven decades.  She made many memorable appearances on TV series like Twilight Zone, Have Gun - Will Travel and Perry Mason.  More recently, Martel appeared in films like A Walk to Remember and Star Trek: Of Gods and Men.

Martel was active on the Star Trek convention circuit, appearing at events like 2012's Spock Days.  She was much beloved by fans and will be dearly missed.  Parted from us, but never parted...

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Leonard Nimoy on ARTST TLK

Leonard Nimoy was recently interviewed by Pharrell Williams on ARTST TLK.

The full 25 minute video is online.  People who are quite familiar with Nimoy will have heard answers to the first few questions before but Williams does manage to dig a bit deeper and cover Nimoy's photography, time in the US military and what it means to be an artist.

Until now, I was only familiar with Pharrell from his work with Daft Punk but, chances are, you've heard his work without knowing his name.  He has collaborated with dozens of chart-topping artists as a producer through his music label, Star Trak Entertainment.

A quick Google search showed me that Pharrell is often seen promoting his label and Star Trek fandom by throwing up the Vulcan salute.