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Jean Luc Picard Autobiography Coming Soon

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USS Enterprise To Be Decommissioned In February 2017

USS Enterprise To Be Decommissioned The first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier in the world, the USS Enterprise, will be decommissioned. The retirement of the Enterprise represents the end of an era; the ship has played a part in major historical events including the Cuban missile crisis in 1962 and the recent US conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. For the past several years, the USS Enterprise has been at Newport News Shipbuilding being defueled and dismantled; the shipyard is the same one where the Enterprise was built and refueled when it was in service. The carrier was inactivated in 2012 in a ceremony at the nearby Norfolk Naval Station following the 25th deployment of the “Big E,” as it was known by its crew. The decommissioning ceremony on February 3rd is not open to the public, but video will be posted on the Navy’s Facebook page. About 100 people will be present at the ceremony at Newport News Shipbuilding. The carrier was the 8th vessel to be named the Enterprise, with predecessors dating back to the Revolutionary War. The USS Enterprise was first commissioned in 1961 and the carrier has a veteran’s group dedicated to preserving the history of the vessel. The Navy has already announced that there will be a Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier commissioned in the future which will also bear the name Enterprise. Members of the Enterprise’s crew put together a time capsule using parts from the ship; the capsule will contain mementoes and notes from sailors who have served on the USS Enterprise. The capsule will be opened by the commanding officer of the yet to be commissioned USS Enterprise when that new aircraft carrier is built and enters service.

Star Trek Beyond: The Soundtrack

Varese Sarabande has announced the release of Star Trek Beyond – The Deluxe Edition via their CD Club. This 5000 unit limited release features two CDs of music composed for the film by Michael Giacchino, who is also known for his work on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Doctor Strange and Zootopia. The standard version of the soundtrack has also been released on vinyl.

Varese Sarabande has announced the release of Star Trek Beyond – The Deluxe Edition via their CD Club. This 5000 unit limited release features two CDs of music composed for the film by Michael Giacchino, who is also known for his work on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Doctor Strange and Zootopia. The standard version of the soundtrack has also been released on vinyl.

The Universal Translator Is Coming!

Foreign Languages Just Got Easier Have you ever found yourself baffled on vacation, being completely unsure of how to order a meal or ask for directions in a foreign language? As Douglas Adams said, Don’t Panic. If you’ve ever wished for something like the Babel Fish in Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, you may not have to wait much longer. A new in-ear translation device whose developers claim that it can translate speech will be released soon. Called Pilot, the device includes two earpieces which can be worn be two people who otherwise could not converse – a mobile app handles the translation and transmits it to the users’ respective earpieces. The makers of Pilot, Waverly Labs, say that this is the world’s first “smart earpiece” translation device. A Waverly Labs spokesperson stated, ‘This little wearable uses translation technology to allow two people to speak different languages but still clearly understand each other.’ At this time, information on exactly how the device works is still sparse. Waverly Labs says only that the device uses app-based “translation technology.” Translator Video Available A video demonstrating the device shows the Pilot translating between English and French with a small lag, but only a small one, still allowing the users to converse with relative ease. It appears that this first generation of in-ear translators only work when talking to another Pilot earpiece wearer. Advancing this technology could allow users to receive translations of any speech within range, eliminating the need for pairs of earpieces. The device works offline, so if you’re worried that you’ll rack up a fortune in data roaming charges, don’t be. The New York-based Waverly Labs says that the two earpieces can also be used by a single user for listening to music or other audio content from a paired mobile device. Andrew Ochoa, the founder of Waverly Labs says that he was inspired to create the Pilot after meeting a French girl and wishing he could converse with her. Initially, the device will support English, Spanish, Italian and French, with plans in the works for Hindi, Arabic and other languages. Some languages may only be available to users who purchase add-on language packs. Don’t expect perfect translation of every conversation, however; as the video warns, “Every language has various dialects and the earpiece is designed to translate common dialects, although thick accents could disrupt this.” Waverly Labs plans to crowdfund the device via Indiegogo, where the device can be preordered for $199. The expected retail price for the Pilot will be in the $250 – $300 range. Pre-orders are currently available. The devices will ship as soon as this fall or possibly as late spring of 2017. The Pilot will be available in three different colors and includes two earpieces, a portable charger and the Pilot app, which allows users to download languages for the earpieces. Unsurprisingly, other companies are also poised to get into the wearable translation market. Microsoft UK’s chief envisioning officer Dave Coplin has said that the… 0

New Star Trek Series & 50th Anniversary

It might be hard to believe, but it’s been 50 years since Star Trek first appeared on TV and this momentous anniversary happens to nearly coincide with the upcoming return of the beloved sci-fi series to CBS next year. While CBS will be showing the program, it will not appear on broadcast television, but on the network’s online streaming platform, CBS All Access. Interest in the franchise is higher than it’s been in years, with a new film, Star Trek Beyond, being released later in the year. The first teaser for the new Star Trek series was released this week along with trailers for other upcoming CBS shows. At the moment, one of the biggest questions fans are asking is how the new series will integrate into the existing Star Trek universe – or if it will at all. CBS isn’t releasing a lot of information about the series at this time and there is still very little that is known about the show outside of the network. The teaser promises new heroes, villains and new worlds, which is admittedly very vague, but seems to suggest that we’ll be seeing characters and events which take place in the same universe, but not directly connected to the film series. The new series features some Star Trek veterans in showrunner and co-creator Bryan Fuller (Hannibal, Pushing Daisies), who began his career as a TV writer on the series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager. Writer and consulting producer on the new show, Nicholas Meyer, is also a Star Trek veteran, who wrote and directed Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. Eugene Roddenberry, the son of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry and Alex Kurtzman, co-writer of the 2009 Star Trek film, are executive producers. CBS hasn’t said anything yet about the plots of the new series, but it has been rumored that like Fargo or American Horror Story, the new Star Trek will be an anthology series. One especially prevalent rumor making the rounds at the moment is that the first season will take place between the events of Star Trek VI and Star Trek: The Next Generation. One thing that we do know is that the series won’t tie into the events of Star Trek Beyond, so don’t expect it to mesh with the Star Trek cinematic universe, at least not yet. We also know that the show will be available only through CBS All Access, which means that you’ll need a monthly subscription to watch the show – other than the series premiere, which will be shown on CBS in January 2017. Fans will still be waiting a while before the new CBS series begins airing, but fortunately, with Star Trek Beyond arriving in theaters on July 22, it’ll be a little easier to wait for next year’s premiere.

It might be hard to believe, but it’s been 50 years since Star Trek first appeared on TV and this momentous anniversary happens to nearly coincide with the upcoming return of the beloved sci-fi series to CBS next year. While CBS will be showing the program, it will not appear on broadcast television, but on the network’s online streaming platform, CBS All Access. Interest in the franchise is higher than it’s been in years, with a new film, Star Trek Beyond, being released later in the year. The first teaser for the new Star Trek series was released this week along with trailers for other upcoming CBS shows. At the moment, one of the biggest questions fans are asking is how the new series will integrate into the existing Star Trek universe – or if it will at all. CBS isn’t releasing a lot of information about the series at this time and there is still very little that is known about the show outside of the network. The teaser promises new heroes, villains and new worlds, which is admittedly very vague, but seems to suggest that we’ll be seeing characters and events which take place in the same universe, but not directly connected to the film series. The new series features some Star Trek veterans in showrunner and co-creator Bryan Fuller (Hannibal, Pushing Daisies), who began his career as a TV writer on the series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager. Writer and consulting producer on the new show, Nicholas Meyer, is also a Star Trek veteran, who wrote and directed Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. Eugene Roddenberry, the son of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry and Alex Kurtzman, co-writer of the 2009 Star Trek film, are executive producers. CBS hasn’t said anything yet about the plots of the new series, but it has been rumored that like Fargo or American Horror Story, the new Star Trek will be an anthology series. One especially prevalent rumor making the rounds at the moment is that the first season will take place between the events of Star Trek VI and Star Trek: The Next Generation. One thing that we do know is that the series won’t tie into the events of Star Trek Beyond, so don’t expect it to mesh with the Star Trek cinematic universe, at least not yet. We also know that the show will be available only through CBS All Access, which means that you’ll need a monthly subscription to watch the show – other than the series premiere, which will be shown on CBS in January 2017. Fans will still be waiting a while before the new CBS series begins airing, but fortunately, with Star Trek Beyond arriving in theaters on July 22, it’ll be a little easier to wait for next year’s premiere.

NEW Star Trek Trailer Released

Check out the new trailer released by CBS for the coming reboot of the television Star Trek series. Check it out below. At the CBS Upfront presentation at Carnegie Hall in New York on May 18, CBS unveiled the logo for the new STAR TREK television series within the first-ever promotional video for the highly-anticipated program.

Kitten On The Edge of Forever

  This is one of those moments when we stop reporting the SF news, and simply drop a meme.  We just wanted a laugh, and this came up. The quote is from City of the Edge of Forever for those Trekkers who’ve forgotten…..   [pinup-pro type=”pinit” pin_url=”CURRENT” pin_image_url=”” pin_counter=”horizontal” pin_desc=””] Get the book Star Trek: City on the Edge of Forever

Nichelle Nichols Flying High Again!

Nichelle Nichols is going into near-space! That’s right, the communications officer for the Starship Enterprise, is going up! She revealed this during a recent Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) session.. As part of a NASA mission, she will fly high in September on the NASA SOFIA flight.She stated that she is honored to have been asked. SOFIA stands for Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, where Nichols will be part of the crew in the aircraft that will study Earth’s atmosphere, among other things, from the sky. “SOFIA does not, sadly, fly into space. It’s an airborne observatory, a massive telescope mounted inside a 747 flying as high as is possible. I was on a similar flight, the first airborn observatory, back in 1977. It’s an amazing experience, you get a totally different perspective than from earth,” she wrote. While it is not going into space, it’s going near space. Source: ‘Star Trek’ Actress Nichelle Nichols to Take Part in NASA Mission – ABC News

Where Did Star Trek 3 Go?

The news about Star Wars: Episode VII has been sucking all the oxygen out of the room for about a year now. It’s gotten so much attention, in fact, that it’s easy to forget that we haven’t been hearing a lot about Star Trek 3. So far, we know that Roberto Orci, who has written for the franchise before, will be directing. That’s actually about all we know so far. We haven’t even heard about a projected release date, which is a real rarity for a major film franchise. Really, all we have to go on for the moment is hope and speculation and of course, the fans are hoping that Star Trek 3 gets the franchise back on track after Into Darkness. We don’t know if Orci or anyone else involved in the film is paying attention to what the fans are saying at this point, but just in case, here’s a list of things we’d like to see in the next Star Trek film. Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before It used to be that Star Trek TV series and films were centered on the idea of discovery and exploration of the universe. Think about it: Deep Space Nine may not have been going anywhere, but the crew were constantly coming into contact with the new and unexpected. There will always be a place for action in the Star Trek universe, but at its core, the franchise is really about exploration, education and fostering communication which advances both the human race and the other spacefaring species that the Federation contacts. We Don’t Need To Start On Earth Ideally, we’d like Earth to be entirely out of the picture in Star Trek 3. We know Earth, we love it – but it’s not the planet we watch Star Trek to see. It’s a big universe out there and if the movie doesn’t stick to the promise that the Enterprise was starting its five year mission to explore uncharged space, a lot of us are going to be disappointed. We really don’t need to see Earth this time around, thanks. Fans know that there are plenty of talented writers at work on the new film and there’s absolutely no reason that they can’t find some new and exciting places for Kirk and the crew to visit. No Next Generation, Please We love Star Trek: The Next Generation, but that doesn’t mean that we need to see the Borg, meet Data or have a young cadet named Picard hanging around in Star Trek 3. As good of an idea as it might seem, it’s really unnecessary. There are so many other stories that could be told that it doesn’t make sense to retread what’s come before (although we’d be happy to see a TNG movie at some point in the future). This latest Star Trek film series is a reboot, which means that it needs to do something new if it wants to keep old fans and win over new ones. Give McCoy A Bigger Role The first two movies in the rebooted franchise have given us plenty of… 0

Star Trek Starfleet Silicone Ice Cube Tray

Look at what I found on Amazon! Make 8 command insignia Starfleet ice cubes with the Star Trek Classic Starfleet Silicone Ice Cube Tray! You can use this handy tray to make candy, chocolate, ice, Jell-O shots, and more. Get creative and boldly go! Dishwasher safe. Each Measures about 8-inches long x 5-inches wide. Now, you have to admit that these are quite stylish, and would definitely be a great icebreaker at a party, especially a Star Trek party. The Star Trek Starfleet Silicone Ice Cube Tray isn’t that expensive, but it sure would add to the fun and definitely cause ripples of laughter. Here’s some reviews of this product. Chocolate mold! By Neal For Real on January 25, 2014 Verified Purchase I’ve made some great chocolates out of this, as well as some jell-o treats, and could not be happier. Highly recommended! cool idea but could be improved By Paul Fritz on May 30, 2014 Verified Purchase the tray is flexible to make it easier to remove the cubes but that makes it hard to get from the sink to the freezer without spilling. You’ll want a perfecly flat space in your freezer for best results – hard to come by in mine. Also, there really should be a lip around each cube well as it’s very easy to lose water out of the tray if you move or jostle it before it’s frozen – and the cubes are pretty thin to begin with. I wish they were another 1/2″ deeper. I lay it flat on a small cookie sheet in the freezer and fill it in place with bottled water – a bit of a pain but isn’t the whole idea of this to make good looking cubes?  Star Trek Starfleet Silicone Molds By Beammeuplori on May 22, 2014 Verified Purchase These are so cute. It’s a great design and a great size. I’ll be melting plastic pony beads in these molds to make Christmas ornaments. The mold can be used in the oven or the freezer – nice work, guys! Pretty good! By Rachel on May 6, 2014 Verified Purchase Silicone is nice and it holds its shape well. Got this for my brother for this birthday and he likes it better than the hard plastic ice cube trays.  What a cool idea By Michael Sinz on April 2, 2014 Verified Purchase Ok, maybe cold or even frozen. Yes, this is a geek novelty but it is fun and a conversation starter.  Awesome! By Brooke A. on March 23, 2014 Verified Purchase It is exactly as described. Perfect size for mixed drinks/alcoholic beverages. The silicone makes it a little hard to pop them out once frozen, they like to stick a bit. Nothing crazy, they always come out and the tray always stays in perfect condition. I got this as a gift for my hard working hubby who likes to enjoy a nice glass of whiskey on the rocks when he gets home from work. Sometimes I’ll… 0

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