“Star Trek’s” fifty fifth anniversary celebration is gaining warp velocity after its September birthday kickoff party, with a brand new retrospective hardcover, “Star Trek: A Celebration” (Hero Collector, 2021) hitting shops Sep. 21 and History Channel’s 10-part “The Center Seat: 55 Years of Star Trek” docuseries arriving Nov. 5.
Now Titan Publishing can also be aiming for the celebrities with a recent “Star Trek” periodical titled “Star Trek Explorer: The Official Magazine.” Space.com is on board with a particular peek contained in the premiere situation, which comes out on Nov. 16.
Alongside in-depth interviews, revealing options and behind-the-scenes stories on fan favourite “Star Trek” movies, TV sequence and different media tasks, every quarterly “Star Trek Explorer” situation will highlight a pair of all-new “Star Trek” brief tales. Subscribers may also obtain two additional brief fiction items with their unique digital complement.
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The debut providing of outer space tales for November shall be themed across the conniving character of Q, that recurring staple of Trek lore, fixed headache of Captain Jean-Luc Picard and grasp manipulator.
As actor John de Lancie reprises his iconic function in season two of “Star Trek: Picard,” acclaimed writers together with Lisa Klink (“Star Trek: Voyager,” “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”); James Swallow (BAFTA-nominated scriptwriter); Una McCormack (New York Times bestselling sci-fi writer, and author of “Star Trek: Picard – The Last Best Hope”); and Chris Cooper (author of “Doctor Who” and “Torchwood” tales for Big Finish audio dramas) shall be composing these new brief fiction gems centered round this Machiavellian menace.
Inside the relaunched premiere situation, “Star Trek Explorer” requested the franchise’s main figures who must be in a “Star Trek” corridor of fame. Here’s what they stated.
JONATHAN FRAKES: RIKER, “STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION”
“After Gene Roddenberry, of course: Bill and Leonard and De. [Production Designer] Herman Zimmerman, Michael Piller, Ira Steven Behr. [Producers] Brannon [Braga] and Ron [Moore]. Definitely Rick Berman. Thank God for Rick, because he changed my career. That would just be the tip of the iceberg.”
JASON ISAACS: LORCA, “STAR TREK: DISCOVERY”
“I really think of [Costume Designer] Gersha Phillips right away. She’s an unsung genius. I made jokes about the costumes all the time being too tight, but it was pretty good for the diet and they do look fantastic. And I loved them. However, when we got to the Mirror Universe, and I got to dress like an ’80s indie rocker, I felt infinitely cooler. My kids saw the costume and went ‘Dad, you should have worn that all the way through.'”
ROXANN DAWSON: TORRES, “STAR TREK: VOYAGER”
“Ethan Phillips [Neelix]. My Ethan. He’s amazing, so funny, and I love him so much. He did an amazing job with Neelix, which was really a very tough character to play. And he was so great on set. I feel he needs to be in the hall of fame.”
GARRETT WANG: KIM, “STAR TREK: VOYAGER”
“I would say George Takei or Nichelle Nichols. I know everyone knows who they are, but there’s no underestimating their importance to … the world, really. If you think about it, in the ’60s, up until that point, there were no positive portrayals of African American women or Asian American men until those two. So, no question, they belong in a ‘Star Trek’ hall of fame.”
WILSON CRUZ: CULBER, “STAR TREK: DISCOVERY”
“I don’t know if [Executive Producer] Alex Kurtzman gets enough credit. I give him credit because he was true to his word about Culber and Stamets, and that relationship, plus he’s taken leadership of the whole franchise.”
Fans can subscribe to Titan Publishing’s “Star Trek Explorer: The Official Magazine“ at present. You get 4 points for simply $29.99, saving 25%, plus a singular digital complement each situation that includes masses extra “Star Trek” brief fiction.
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