Star Trek Alumni Shatner, Nichols, Sirtis, Phillips, & McDowell Round Out Fan Expo Canada. This Weekend
Calling all Trek fans in the Great White North! This weekend is shaping up to be a stellar one for Canadian Star Trek & Scifi fans alike. William Shatner (Sir Billiam, as we now call him), Nichelle Nichols, Marina Sirtis, Ethan Phillips, & Malcolm McDowell are all set to attend Canada's largest science fiction convention, Fan Expo Canada.
Now entering its 17th year, Fan Expo Canada showcases over 700 exhibits and sprawls to over 400,000 square feet and over 75,000 fans. On top of the listed Trek alumni, everything from Star Wars to Battlestar Galactica & I Dream of Genie to The Six Million Dollar Man will be represented. Oh, and did we mention that Freddy Kruger will be there as well. That's right, one of our favs, Robert England is set to appear. We say Freddy Kruger, but really Robert will always be Willy from V, to us. We still have a special place in our eight-chambered hearts for the original V & V:The Final Battle. But the series?... Not so much.
Anyway, check out the full guest list & convention details below.
Creation Entertainment Filming New Documentary At Las Vegas Star Trek Convention; Directed By William Shatner
We're getting stoked about the upcoming Creation Entertainment Star Trek Las Vegas convention that we so lovingly call Vegas Khhaaan! Not only will it be an awesome opportunity to catch up with all of our friends & readers, but this year Creation has something special up it's sleeve. We just got word that they will be filming a TV documentary pilot called FAN ADDICTS that will be directed by Captain Kirk himself, William "Mother Lovin'" Shatner. Much like last year, where The Shat ran around with a camera crew filming The Captains, his Kirkness will be on site throughout the weekend filming segments for the show.
Creation is putting out a call for Trek fans to participate; We invite our entire Vegas audience to participate in the filming on site. Bill has some amazing things planed for the shoot. Watch it all unfold, LIVE, next Thursday through Sunday, August 11th- 14th, ONLY at Creation Entertainment's Official 45th Anniversary Star Trek convention.
The Captains Screening Feat. William Shatner In NY & LA; With Costume Contests & A Chance To Meet The Man Himself
As all of you probably know by now, William Shatner's The Captains documentary is set to premiere on EPIX July 22nd. In fact, we have a special contest were you can win The Captains schwag and be a part of Trek fandom history. Aside from that, there are two special events set for July 25th & 30th that include The Shat, Trek costuming (or cosplay as the kids call it), and a whole bunch of dead celebrities. Okay, okay, so maybe that last part seems morbid, but it's not, we swear. Oh, and best of all, it's FREE.
On July 25th, EPIX will be holding a special screening of The Captains at the Hollywood Forever Memorial Park in Los Angeles that includes a showing of the doc (of course) with an in person appearance and introduction by Shatner, himself, plus a Trek costume contest with the lucky winner getting a chance to hang with the original James Tiberius Kirk. So be sure to show up in your best Landru, Mugatu, or even Nomad costume to win the special meet and greet with The Big Man.
**UPDATE** The deadline for the contest has been extended. You can keep recording and uploading your KHHAAANN! videos all summer long. Our contest for The Captains prizes will continue through July 22nd.
Just like you, we're really anticipating William Shatner's upcoming documentary The Captains that is set to air on EPIX, July 22nd. While you wait on bated breath, you can be a part of the longest khan scream in history, plus win some awesome Shatner schwag. EPIX is giving you until
July 11th the end of the summer to record yourself screaming KHHAAANN! for seven full seconds and upload it to thelongkhan.com. The Long Khan will be revealed to the world July 11th and any ew videos uploaded after the launch date and will continue to be added all summer long.
It seems lately that there has been more Shatner than you can wave a stick at. Well, get you're sticks out kids, The Shat is set to invade your televisions even more this month with the release of his long awaited documentary The Captains and a brand new season of his hit show Aftermath. We've been hearing about "Captains" for some time now, first learning about it in Vegas almost a year ago, and finally getting to see the extremely short trailer that was just released.
"I'm not Spock... That guy called me Spock" The Shat utters while traipsing down that all too familiar corridor in the Las Vegas Hilton. If there is any justice in the universe, you'll get to see my gigantic head in footage shot around Vegas Khhaaan! 2010. In fact, I had an extremely close call with Kirk and his camera crew while standing outside the Star Trek: The Experience panel last year. Shatner got within a foot or so of my tall, lanky frame and said very quietly to himself "I'm going this way", immediately turning in the opposite direction. Is it possible that I'm the only thing that frightens Kirk? But, I digress. The Captains will premiere on Epix July 21st. Check out the trailer below.
Even though William Shatner desperately wanted to be in J.J. Abrams first film in the Star Trek reboot, he's officially announced that he won't be in Star Trek XII either. At the 2011 Calgary Comic Expo, Shatner was asked if he would make an appearance in the next installment in the J.J.-verse.
The Shat revealed; "I have become an acquaintance of J.J. as of late but I'm afraid no.. no I will not be in Star Trek 2 I'm afraid." There is to say though, that all things can change. And really, it's not unusual for Bill to stir a little controversy to shed light on a topic.
It’s a big day for space flights today. Not only is it the 50th anniversary of the first manned space flight (accomplished April 12, 1961 by cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin), but it’s also the 30th anniversary of the first space flight of NASA’s Space Shuttle STS-1 (launched on April 12, 1981).
To top it all off, according to NASA, William Shatner is going help NASA pay tribute to 30 years of the Space Shuttle program today at 1pm EDT. Watch NASA TV and Nasa.gov at 1pm EDT to see/hear The Shat!! We don’t know any more specifics than that, but we’re definitely not going to miss a chance to hear from NASA and The Shat in the same broadcast!!
Here a couple of quick links so you can get your Shat on:
If you're in the Orlando, Florida area this weekend, here's your chance to see a Trek living legend and three of the Enterprise-D crew. Megacon is the place and Jonathan Frakes, Michael Dorn, & Marina Sirtis will be there March 25th through the 27th, with a special appearance by William Shatner on Saturday, March 26th. Also on hand all weekend is Robin Curtis, Savek from "Star Trek III: The Search for Spock". Here's something we forgot about until just now, Robin also played Tellera in the TNG episodes "Gambit PT I & II". The usual autographs and photo-ops will be available. Unfortunately, at the time of this writing, panel schedules and details aren't available. Be sure to check out the convention details and media guest info below.
We’d like to wish William Shatner a VERY Happy Birthday, today on his 80th birthday!! Happy Birthday Bill, thanks for all the fun and laughs over the years!
Unless you’ve been in Rura Penthe for the last 100 years you would know that William Shatner has done it all. From actor to director to producer to writer, he has worn just about every hat in Hollywood a person could wear. However, it’s his acting that most of us remember. During his galaxy-sized career he has portrayed such memorable characters as Denny Crane, The Big Giant Head, Bob Wilson, T.J. Hooker and none other than our venerable, lovable, unforgettable…Captain James Tiberius Kirk.