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Long-Running ‘Star Trek’ Fan Series Launches Fall 2015 Crowdfunding Campaign

19 October 2015 3:50 PM, PDT | | See recent Tubefilter News news »

The original Star Trek television show aired its last episode over 46 years ago on June 3, 1969. But thanks to a lifelong fan named James Cawley, the Trek nostalgia lives on in a fan-created and now fan-funded digital series called Star Trek: New Voyages, a long-term project which began back in April 2003.

Cawley, who serves as New Voyages executive producer, grew up watching Star Trek syndicated re-runs and told The New York Times he knew the original show lines “forward and backward.” Cawley started New Voyages (also known as Star Trek: Phase II) as a continuation of the original series. The web version centers around the crew of the starship Enterprise in the final year of its five-year assigned mission. Soon after Cawley launched his New Voyages project, Jack Marshall joined as a producer and suggested the show be made into a free-to-view web series, to avoid legal conflicts with Star Trek franchise owner CBS. »

- Bree Brouwer

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18 Star Trek screen projects that never happened

16 September 2015 12:50 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Across film and TV, there have been many Star Trek projects that never got the greenlight. Such as these...

Since 1964 (yep) there have been Star Trek projects that simply didn't make it to the big or small screen. And before Star Trek's second (proper) coming in 1979's Star Trek: The Motion Picture, the franchise had more than its fair share of attempts to come to life, and then be reborn.

This lot in fact...

Star Trek – The (original) Original Series

Here's a thought – the original Star Trek series wasn't supposed to be the original Star Trek series.

The pilot that sold the show to NBC was in fact the second pilot, after the original, entitled The Cage, filmed at the end of 1964, was deemed too cerebral. That's on top of having other multiple issues that TV executives (and test audiences) of the time couldn't cope with – you know, like gender equality in the workplace. »

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Star Trek: 27 geeky things about the Jj Abrams films

25 June 2015 2:45 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Here are more nerdy spots in the final two Trek films to date: Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness...

Spoilers for Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness lie ahead.

Like their forerunners, the two latest Star Trek films, in their semi-rebooted, alternative universe, are replete with famous faces from outside the franchise, surprising cameos and multiple little touches that raise a smile.

With the third film in the rebooted series coming next year, the 50th anniversary of the debut of Star Trek on TV in 1966, let's take a look at a few of the geeky nods in Jj's Trek films.

1. Star Trek Nemesis left a lot of dangling threads, on purpose, as a story treatment for a direct sequel was already being worked on. Unfortunately due to some less than stellar decisions by executives, the release date of the film was repositioned and the decision was made to »

- simonbrew

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