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David Gerrold’s favorite scene in “The Trouble with Tribbles”

David Gerrold is known as the man who created Tribbles, since he was the writer of the famous Star Trek episode “The Trouble with Tribbles”. During Big Apple Comic Con 2019, one fan asked if he had a favorite part during this episode, and it turns out he does – and it involves Scotty!

Plus, some memories of Leonard Nimoy.

You can watch the full panel with David Gerrold at this link here

This panel was moderated by Larry Nemecek.

For more information on Big Apple Comic Con, head to www.BigAppleCC.com

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Gravitas Ventures Picks Up Adam Nimoy’s Documentary “For The Love Of Spock”

Gravitas Ventures has acquired worldwide rights to “For The Love of Spock.” The highly anticipated documentary is not only a tribute to the titular character and the actor who portrayed him but also serves as an homage to the dedicated fans who have adored and respected him for decades. The film premiered at the recent Tribeca Film Festival. It will arrive in U.S. theaters and on demand on September 9, 2016.

For The Love Of Spock” celebrates the upcoming 50th Anniversary of Star Trek through a personal, intimate look at the life and career of Leonard Nimoy – and his alter ego Mr. Spock – as told by his son, Adam Nimoy, featuring never-before-seen home videos and family photos. Zachary Quinto, William Shatner, George Takei, J.J. Abrams, Simon Pegg, Zoe Saldana, Jim Parsons and more join in the celebration revealing why the world holds both Leonard Nimoy and his iconic character so dear and how Star Trek still affects the globe 50 years after it’s origin.

Adam Nimoy stated, “I’m very excited about the world wide release of this film which celebrates the life of my father Leonard Nimoy and his most iconic role. Gravitas approached us early on during production of ‘For The Love Of Spock’ and their enthusiasm and commitment to this project was evident from the start.”

“It’s no secret that ‘Star Trek’ is internationally beloved and has shown the world both on screen and off what it truly means to be a global community,” said Nolan Gallagher, Founder & CEO of Gravitas Ventures. “We are honored to be collaborating with Adam Nimoy and look forward to bringing this film to audiences everywhere during a monumental year in the Star Trek timeline.”

“For the Love of Spock” was embraced by more than 9500 Kickstarter backers, raising $662,640.00 which, at the time, broke the record for the most funded Kickstarter documentary.

“For the Love of Spock” was directed by Adam Nimoy with David Zappone as Executive Producer. Zappone, Kevin Layne and Joseph Kornbrodt of 455 Films at Paramount Studios are the producers, having all also produced the Star Trek-themed documentaries “The Captains,” “Get a Life!” and  “Chaos on the Bridge.”

The deal was negotiated by Nolan Gallagher for Gravitas Ventures and Douglas A. Leeon behalf of the filmmakers.

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Mezco unveils new One:12 figure of Spock

The One:12 Collective is proud to present one of the most iconic and enduring characters in the pop culture lexicon: Spock from the original Star Trek series.

First introduced to audiences in 1966, the Star Trek series was a landmark show that sparked in countless fans a love of science, space and technology, and inspired many real world inventions.
Spock, powerfully portrayed by Leonard Nimoy in both the TV series and in the film franchises, embodied a new kind of TV hero: calmly logical, and cerebral but not completely devoid of human emotion. Spock has transcended his genre and has been voted one of the 50 Greatest TV Characters and has recently had a mountain named after him on Pluto.

Digitally modeled to craft an uncanny actor likeness and assembled on a One:12 Collective body with over 28 points of articulation, this figure features a series accurate outfit to create an amazing collectible.

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The One:12 Collective Spock features:
– Real fabric uniform
– Incredible sculpted details capturing the likeness of this complex character
– Leather-look screen matched boots

Included with this figure:
– Alternate head with arched eyebrow
– One “Live long and prosper” hand
– One phaser holding hand
– One Vulcan mind-meld hand
– One Vulcan nerve pinch hand
– One set of posing hands
– One set of fists
– Communicator with flip up panel
– Tricorder with opening top section
– Display base and posing stand

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Each figure is packaged in a deluxe, fifth panel window box featuring character specific artwork and a translucent acetate slipcover. Designed for collector convenience, the packaging has been especially engineered to allow for both maximum protection without sacrificing ease of removal for display.

Spock is available for pre-order now for shipment in April/May 2016.

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“Star Trek FAQ” Book Review

Space. The final frontier. This is the review of the “Star Trek FAQ” book. It’s 400 page-long mission, to explore strange merchandise and pop-culture, to seek out new stories and new statistics, to boldly go where no FAQ book has gone before. Does this book from Applause succeed, or was there an error with the transporter machine that caused it to horribly deform and die before our eyes? Okay, nothing can be that bad, but let’s take a look at this FAQ.

Written by Mark Clark, who has also written about film history in other books and journals, this sourcebook is everything you ever wanted to know about the original Trek series from the 60’s. While there is a thumbnail guide to all of the episodes of the show, this is not a book simply looking at each episode of the series, but is the story of the origins of Trek, what happened once it hit the airwaves, and how it has affected sci-fi since then.

You can order Star Trek FAQ: Everything left to Know About the First Voyages of the Starship Enterprise (FAQ (Applause)) from Amazon.com for under $14,

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