IMAX has introduced a new program, IMAX FANFIX, formerly known as their IMAX 12:01 program. The point of this program is to “reward the most avid IMAX fans with limited edition, collectible prints for select films.” What does this mean for Star Trek fans? Those who go to select IMAX theaters for the 8pm showing of Into Darkness on May 15 will receive a unique print by artist Mark Englert. According to TrekMovie.com, this print also glows in the dark.
Trekland, the blog of well-known Trek authority Larry Nemecek, is hosting a giveaway for tickets to the Fathom Events theater screening celebrating the release of Star Trek: The Next Generation season two on Bluray on Nov. 29.
A pair of tickets will be given away for screenings in five major cities: Boston, New York City, Orlando, Chicago, or Seattle.
HOW TO ENTER:
- Visit Larry’s website, larrynemecek.com, and click on the yellow Newsletter box at left.
- In the “First Name” box, ignore that label and write your FULL NAME and complete mailing address: street, city, state, zip.
- In the “Last Name” box, ignore that label as well and type one of the five “TICKET CITY” listed that is proximate to you—Boston, NYC, Chicago, Orlando, or Seattle, followed by the one-word answer to the following question:
In TNG Season 2, what major Star Trek “villain” group was introduced in what was originally going to be a “Part 2” episode to”Time Squared”?
- (Example: “Orlando — THERMIANS*”)
Entry deadline is 6 p.m Eastern Time/ 3 p.m. Pacific on Sunday, Nov. 25. One entry allowed per person.
Five winners will be announced by Monday night on Nov. 26 from entries that submit the correct answer to the trivia question and a complete, useable email and mailing address; both are required in order to win. Fathom Events will be provided the five winners’ addresses, and will supply the prize tickets directly to them. Also, Fathom will award the specific theater passes as close as possible based on geography.
For further information about the contest and the TNG season 2 Bluray release event, please see larrynemecek.com.
* - THERMIANS is not the correct answer.
Star Trek fan community and podcast network Trek.fm announced today the launch of a new show dedicated to Star Trek: Voyager. The half-hour show, titled “To The Journey,” is hosted by Tristan Riddell, Charlynn Schmiedt, and Lorrie Sears.
The show takes its name from a scene in the series finale, “Endgame,” in which Harry Kim says: “When I think about everything we’ve been through together, maybe it’s not the destination that matters. Maybe it’s the journey.” To this Tom Paris and then the crew respond “To the journey!”
Rather than reviewing episodes of the series, “To The Journey” will examine specific elements of Voyager. This could include a specific character, a technology, a plot device, or even one of Neelix’s famous leola root recipes. It’s a journey into the minutiae of this part of the Star Trek universe.
Tristan Riddell is the host of Trek.fm’s Hyperchannel video news show. Charlynn Schmiedt is the managing editor of Trek.fm as well as the network’s Voyager editor and a regular guest on The Ready Room. Lorrie Sears is a Voyager writer for Trek.fm.
An additional contribution comes from veteran CG artist Tobias Richter, who leads the renowned design studio The Light Works in Cologne, Germany. Trek.fm is would like to extend this biggest of thanks to Tobias for providing an amazing render of the USS Voyager for use on the cover and site art for “To The Journey.” You can find all of Tobias’s amazing work at http://www.thelightworks.com.
“To The Journey” is currently available for streaming and MP3 download on the Trek.fm website at http://trek.fm/ttj. The show is also available through iTunes in an enhanced format with chapters, artwork, and embedded hyperlinks, and through Stitcher.
Perhaps due to a temporal disruption, fans who have been eagerly awaiting the release of the art book Star Trek Federation: The First 150 Years, will have to wait just a little bit longer. Originally slated for a November release, this 176-page hardcover volume has been pushed back to December 4.
But once it is here, fans will be treated to a gorgeous historical exploration, not of Star Trek the show, but of the Federation itself.
Published by 47North, Star Trek Federation: The First 150 Years includes a display pedestal complete with lights, sound, and… oh my!… the voice of Admiral Hikaru Sulu.
Filled with beautiful illustrations, key historical documents, and rarely seen artifacts such a Zefram Cochrane’s original sketches for the Phoenix and a handwritten letter from young Jim Kirk, the book—which was assembled as a special exhibit on Memory Alpha—is a must-have for any Star Trek fan. It’s truly is beautiful, and there’s never been such an enlightening glimpse into the history of the future.
Get a glimpse inside the book in the video below.