Welcome to Trek1701, and if you didn't already guess by the title this blog is about the 'Star Trek' franchise. I am a life long fan and I wanted to share some of my thoughts, feelings and ideas for this beloved franchise, and thus this blog was created. If your a fan of Star Trek I hope you enjoy this blog.
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Blog #27: Great Trek Actors Who Need More Work
I listen to the 'Nerd Lunch' podcast and one of their franchise topics is 'Give That Guy some Work' where they discuss great actors from TV and film who have not been seen in anything for a while. Got me thinking about some great Trek actors who are wonderful and I would like to see them in something again.
I met Trek guest star Matt Frewer summer 2011 at the Calgary Expo and he was a great guy to meet. He played 'Rasmussen' in a 5th season TNG episode. He actually is a busy guy for work, but I'd like to see him in something like 'Dexter' or 'Breaking Bad', or better yet 'Game Of Thrones'. I loved his 90's comedy show 'Doctor, Doctor' and the drama 'Psi Factor' in the 90's. Awesome actor who needs to be included more on big projects.
At the 2011 Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo I caught a Matt Frewer panel. Frewer is best known as 80's icon 'Max Headroom', but being a Trek nerd I was more interested in his guest appearance on an episode of 'Star Trek: The Next Generation'. I even asked him about it and I was so nervous having him and the entire room staring at me...but I got out my question. I said "I....I...I wanted to ask you about your role on Star Trek. Did they call you for the role because I had heard a rumour that that role was originally written for Robin Williams (who apparently was a big fan of the show)". He said to me that he was asked to take the role and also heard the Williams rumour but doesn't know if it is true. He also had hoped to make another appearance with that character, but it never happened.
And the episode originally written was supposed to have a scene where he is sent to a prison planet, according to Frewer.
More to come. See you next time, same Trek time, same Trek blog.
Jan 26, 2014 Trek1701 Ep 3: Interview with Rick Sternbach, Part II
In this second interview episode of the 'Trek1701' podcast Chris asks 'Star Trek' illustrator Rick Sternbach the most important question: Where are the toilets on the Enterprise? Aside from that they also discuss starships design, the 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' Technical Manual. We also discuss what we would want to see in a new Trek TV series.
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Hello friend and welcome back to the Trek1701 blog. for the next 5 blog entries I will be discussing my favourite Trek scenes, arranged in a Top 10 format. Each entry will feature 2 scenes, counting down to my favourite Trek moment. I have included scenes from the movies and the television series. Here we go:
#2- TNG: Guinan convincing Picard/Restoring history/Defending the Enterprise C
'Yesterdays Enterprise' is perhaps the best TNG episode they made in my opinion. Everything about this episode is great: time-line changed, Tasha is back: Troi and Worf are gone, the Enterprise and her crew are at war with the Klingon Empire, and only Guinanseems to know that things have changed, even though she is not sure herself. Whoopi Goldberg gave perhaps her best performance as Guinan in this episode, both her and Patrick Stewart were great together in this episode. Going on his faith in his friend Guinan, Picard decides to believe her and insist that the Enterprise-C go back in time t…
Despite 'Babylon 5' not being in the Trek Universe, and in a way competition to Deep Space Nine, B5 has a special place in my heart. It was truly a great space sci-fi series that was way ahead of its time. It was a series that was definitely better than Star Trek: Voyager or Enterprise. Anyway for this weeks entry into the blog we have a sad one: On September 28, 2012, J. Michael Straczynski posted that O'Hare suffered a heart attack on September 23 and had remained in a coma until the 28th, when he died. I was very sad to hear this. I was and still am a huge fan of the 'Babylon 5' series and I really enjoyed Michael O'Hare as Commander Sinclair. I remember when season 2 started being devastated that O'Hare would not be returning. I had no Internet back then and had no way of knowing Bruce Boxleitner would be replacing him on the series. He did make a brief return appearance in Season 2 but made a big splash in the 3rd season 2 part episode 'War Without E…