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Star Trek - 50 Years
« on: September 28, 2015, 12:57:27 AM »
Star Trek is beginning to start the celebration of its 50th anniversary in 2016.

No, I am not a marketing shill for CBS, just a fan observer.

Jacksonville will be one of the first US cities to kick off the celebration.



FSCJ Artist Series and Chase will be sponsoring the start of their tour (after a performance in Royal Albert Hall in London) at the Moran Theater on January 23rd.

https://www.artistseriesjax.org/press-room/fscj-artist-series-presents-star-trek-the-ultimate-voyage-concert-tour-on-j

A sample of the concert style can be found from this "Hollywood in Vienna" clip from last year.

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/YJ7zOFn0QYQ" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/YJ7zOFn0QYQ</a>

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This lavish production includes an impressive live symphony orchestra and international special solo instruments. People of all ages and backgrounds will experience the franchise’s groundbreaking and wildly popular musical achievements while the most iconic StarTrek film and TV footage is simultaneously beamed in high definition to a 40-foot wide screen. The concert will feature some of the greatest music written for the franchise including music from Star Trek: The Original Series, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Star Trek: Insurrection, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager and much more. This never-before-seen concert event is perfect for music lovers, filmgoers, science-fiction fans and anyone looking for an exciting and unique concert experience.

But concerts aren't the only thing happening in 2016.

What would Trek Life be like with out a major convention to celebrate the culture.  Now unfortunately, that will not be held in Jacksonville (convention center anyone?) but be held in Las Vegas, due to proximity of the actors in LA.



Now, there have been some big cons in LA, San Diego during Comic Con, and the recent ones held in London, but believe it or not, this one is still 11 months out and it is beginning to sell out. They say it will be the biggest one yet.

http://www.startrek.com/article/official-50th-anniversary-convention-set-for-aug-3-7-2016

OK, not a convention kind of person or want to keep in your inner Klingon at home?  How about a sanctioned Star Trek Anniversary Cruise? And who is your cruise director? Why its Captain Kirk himself (all of 82 years old). Mr. Shatner says he will be there to greet everyone when they board, (only if he lives that long).



Not enough Trek yet?

Now that JJ Abrams has moved on to Disney for the Star Wars Trilogy, CBS has hired "Fast And Furious" Director Justin Lin to helm the next adventure in the reboot "Star Trek Beyond"

The movie, which had a large share of issues getting started has been pushed out for release to July 22nd.  Rumor has it that the release date will be pushed out to September 8th now, why? Because that is when the TV show premiered on NBC in 1966. The more plausible reasons (knowing Hollywood), Ghostbusters 3 and the the new Bourne movie are also coming out in July.

Same cast plus the addition of Idris Alba (from Thor).



Some of the stars of the reboot had their contracts redone. The original 3 movie deals have been pushed out, so unless this one really bombs, there will be more coming.

OK, still not enough?

Mr. Priceline himself (William Shatner) has been pitching SyFy Channel to fund a special anniversary production of Star Trek for broadcast. How effective he has been or just how far he thinks it will go is unclear.

http://www.cinemablend.com/television/William-Shatner-Idea-Star-Trek-50th-Anniversary-Episode-71139.html

Thats it. No more. Won't bring it up again until we see the first teaser trailer sometime around the Thanksgiving major release week.

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Re: Star Trek - 50 Years
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2015, 03:45:38 PM »
Thank you for posting this! I wasn't aware of the concert... And I now have tickets. LLAP
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Re: Star Trek - 50 Years
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2015, 07:43:51 PM »
Thank you for posting this! I wasn't aware of the concert... And I now have tickets. LLAP

That's great! I will be there too. If I see you I will stop by and introduce myself.

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Re: Star Trek - 50 Years
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2015, 07:46:44 PM »
What is Jacksonville kicking off.  I would love to take part

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Re: Star Trek - 50 Years
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2015, 09:19:47 PM »
What is Jacksonville kicking off.  I would love to take part

The Star Trek Concert Tour.

FSCJ Artist Series and Chase will be sponsoring the start of their tour (after a performance in Royal Albert Hall in London) at the Moran Theater on January 23rd.

https://www.artistseriesjax.org/press-room/fscj-artist-series-presents-star-trek-the-ultimate-voyage-concert-tour-on-j

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Re: Star Trek - 50 Years
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2015, 04:31:57 PM »
Thanks for passing that on.  Sounds like something we would love to see. 
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Re: Star Trek - 50 Years
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2015, 12:02:28 AM »
Star Trek: Hawaii Five-O

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Star Trek: Dallas

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Re: Star Trek - 50 Years
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2016, 11:42:31 PM »
What is Jacksonville kicking off.  I would love to take part

The Star Trek Concert Tour.

FSCJ Artist Series and Chase will be sponsoring the start of their tour (after a performance in Royal Albert Hall in London) at the Moran Theater on January 23rd.

https://www.artistseriesjax.org/press-room/fscj-artist-series-presents-star-trek-the-ultimate-voyage-concert-tour-on-j

What a great concert tonight. CineConcerts takes TV or theatrical contents and their musical arrangements and projects the content on the large screen while the orchestra plays in total sync with the music.  The music from "Amok Time" and "Doomsday Machine" from Classic Trek was well orchestrated and the timing was perfect.

The actor Michael Dorn (who played Worf in TNG) did the narration.

Was there some things I would have done different? sure....any fan of Trek has their preferences.

The rousing applause when Ricardo Montlablan (Khan) appeared and the "Khan Theme" by James Horner started was pretty cool. (Horner recently died in a plane crash). The Emmy award winning theme to Voyager by James Goldsmith. The laughing of the crowd to the quips of Q and the barbs of McCoy. ("You green blooded hob-goblin") A special section in Act 1 just for Klingon inspired music from the entire portfolio was interesting as I have not heard all of the composers interpretation in a single seating.

Finally, Jimmy, I looked around to see if I could introduce myself, but all I had is the avatar photo from MJ and a few thousand faces to sort through. Perhaps another day.

Anyway fun concert, a very different concept.

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Re: Star Trek - 50 Years
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2016, 11:59:25 PM »
My wife and I went as well.  Amazing performance. 

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« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2016, 12:39:27 AM »
My friends and I enjoyed it a great deal.
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Re: Star Trek - 50 Years
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2016, 07:54:02 PM »
This is the 50th Anniversary Weekend for Star Trek in Las Vegas.  And to the crowds that jammed into the sold out event at the Rio on the Strip, its proof positive that there is a large life in Trek with the fans.

(Images courtesy of startrek.com)

http://www.startrek.com/

What was unique about this particular affair, was not just the headlining stars (some for the first time ever) but the fact they brought in many of the guest stars who appeared in TOS 50 years ago, which when you think about it is pretty amazing.  Many of these people are well remembered by fans, but have literally disappeared from the world of acting.

George Takei ("TOS Sulu")



Tim Russ (Tuvok), Ethan Phillips (Neelix), Garrett Wang (Harry Kim)



LeVar Burton (Geordi), Gates McFadden (Dr. Crusher), Brent Spiner (Data)



And making her first appearance ever at a Trek related event was Kirstie Alley, who played the original Saavik in the ST:TWOK movie.



Gary Lockwood (Lt. Gary Mitchell, from the 2nd pilot)



And another first timer was Whoopi Goldberg (Guinan)



Denise Crosby (Tasha Yar), John deLancie (Q)



Nichelle Nichols (Uhura) and Whoopi. Nichelle is still recovering from a recent stroke.



Neal McDonough (Lt. Hawk)



The Deep Space 9 women with producer Ira Steven Behr.

Terry Farrell (Dax), Nana Visitor (Kira), Nicole deBoer (Ezri)



Martha Hackett (Seska)



The Sons of Trek:

Adam Nimoy, Rod Roddenberry & Chris Doohan, sons of Leonard Nimoy (Spock), Gene Roddenberry (Creator) and James Doohan (Scotty)



And what was probably the most interesting, the women of Trek......and it seems most of them dated William Shatner at one time during the show.  (Shatner was married with 3 kids during TOS)

Barbara Luna (The Captains Woman)

Sabrina Sharf (Meramoni)

Sherry Jackson (Dr. Corby's Assistant)


The one I thought was really cool is getting Elinor Donahue. She had been on "Daddy knows Best" "Andy Griffith Show" and had played Commissioner Nancy Hedford.



Of course there were Klingons. It seems they could have their own talk show.

Gwyneth Walsh (B'Tor), JG Hertzler (Martok) and Robert O'Reilly (Gowron)



The threesome from TNG:

Marina Sirtis (Troi), Michael Dorn (Worf), Jon Frakes (Riker)



The original Chekov (Walter Koenig)



Of course William Shatner (Captain Kirk)



Scott Bakula (Captain Archer)



Kate Mulgrew (Captain Janeway)



The shows and movies don't win many awards, but the fans give these actors plenty of accolades. As Kirstie Alley said, "I didn't know what to expect, but you guys are pretty cool about it"