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- from BBC News: Star Trek actor and director wed on Spock’s birthday – BBC News
- from TrekMovie.com: Dan Curry’s Personal Collection Of Star Trek Props, Sketches, And More Is Up For Auction – TrekMovie.com
- from Trek Today: Star Trek: Discovery Episode Up For Hugo Award – TrekToday
- from Variety: Alex Kurtzman to Direct ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Seas 2 Premiere (EXCLUSIVE: – Variety
- from Comic Book.com: ‘Star Trek: Discovery’: Jonathan Frakes Returning for Season 2
- from Entertainment Tonight: Simon Pegg Was ‘Really Angry’ At ‘Star Trek Beyond’ Trailers for Spoiling Key Scene | Entertainment Tonight
- from TrekMovie: Simon Pegg Clarifies He Is Not Writing Third ‘Star Trek 4’ Script – TrekMovie.com
- from The Gazette: Star Trek super fan saves Blackpool exhibition – Blackpool Gazette/a>Link to exhibit websitehttp://startrekblackpool.co.uk/
- from io9: Qapla’! Duolingo’s Klingon Course Is Finally Here
- from Comic Book.com: ‘Star Trek’ Gets Multiple April Fools’ Day Jokes
- from Gizmodo: William Shatner Responds to Flat Eahers Using His Image to Promote Their Stupid Ideas
- from Newsweek:‘Star Trek: Discovery,’ Movies and Prime Universe Could Reunite After CBS, Viacom Merger
- from TrekMovie.com: CBS Readying Bid For Viacom, But Management Issue Has Become Roadblock – TrekMovie.com
- from Gizmodo: In the New Star Trek: The Next Generation Comic, a Mirror Universe Double Agent Stalks the Enterprise
Chuck’s “Mind Mull”
This time around we’re going to discuss things that came out of WonderCon. For those of you not familiar with it, WonderCon is an annual media convention that takes place in Anaheim, California. This year there was a “Star Trek Discovery” panel with a lot of the “behind the scenes” people.
- The extensive use of 3D printing: props, prosthetics
- Makeup appliances have moved from foam latex to silicone for better integration and detail
- Subtle effects shots: L’Rell being beaten up by Georgiou, the blood was an effects shot
- Myclial network in which Stamets walks based on the look of the real-life “Sticks of Fire” plant https://www.evergreennursery.com/euphorbia-sticks-fire
- Showrunners: “You may be watching a same-sex female relationship already but you just don’t know it.” The characters lead with professionalism and competence first, not sexuality.
- Looking forward to season 2 being more of a exploratory and diplomatic phase.
- Debut of surprise “Section 31” scene with Leland and Georgiou
Gentlemen, I’m going to have you put on your black delta shields and each tell me what the coolest thing would be about being a member of Section 31.
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