Trek Nation Tonight on Science-TV

Posted on November 30, 2011 at 8:00 am

Join George Lucas, J.J. Abrams, Seth MacFarlane and Eugene “Rod” Roddenberry Jr. for “Trek Nation,” tonight at 8 (Eastern and Pacific) on the Science channel for “Trek Nation,” with never-before-seen footage in a 45th anniversary of one of the greatest television franchises of all time, Star Trek.  This tribute follows Gene Roddenberry’s son, Rod, as he explores the deep impact of his father’s singular vision for the future through interviews with fans and many notable Star Trek alums.  The show draws on hours of exclusive footage, including never-before-seen home movies from the Roddenberry family collection and the first-ever Star Trek convention.

If you enjoy this, be sure to watch one of my all-time favorite documentaries, Trekkies and The Captains – A Film By William Shatner, Captain Kirk’s own take on the commanders of the Starship Enterprise.

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Star Trek Quiz (Old School)

Posted on May 5, 2009 at 3:55 pm

Get ready for this week’s rebooting of the “Stark Trek” saga by revisiting the original television series. How much do you remember about Captain Kirk and his crew, whose origins we will see in the new J.J. Abrams film?
1. What is Captain Kirk’s middle name?tribbles.jpg
2. Where is he from?
3. What is the name of the adorable creatures who came on board the Enterprise as pets but later came close to causing disaster and ultimately saved the day?
4. Creator Gene Roddenberry described the show by saying it would be like what successful series but “set in space?”
5. How long is its mission supposed to last?
6. What kind of crystals are necessary for fuel?
7. What is the name of the ring that was a doorway to any time and place and where (and when) does the crew go when they materialize on Earth?
8. Why did Spock’s father marry a human?
9. What was striking about the warring factions in “Let that Be Your Last Battlefield?”
10. In “Plato’s Stepchildren,” which cast characters shared a memorable kiss?

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