Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Seattle Star Trek Con 2014 Wrap Up - Favorite Moments

To wrap up our Seattle Star Trek con experience last weekend, here's a few more of our favorite moments from the show.

Be sure to check out our day by day coverage of the show:

Day 1 - Anthony Montgomery and Jeffrey Combs
Day 2 - Jeri Ryan, John Billingsley, Walter Koenig
Day 3 - Jonathan Frakes, Marina Sirtis & Michael Dorn, John de Lancie, Denise Crosby

Jonathan Frakes on stage to an audience member who commented that First Contact is the best Star Trek movie:

Frakes - "Why is that?"

Audience member - "Because you directed it."

Frakes - "No. Because we had the best script."

Monday, December 15, 2014

Seattle Star Trek Con Day 3 - Star Trek: TNG Cast Reunion

by Sherry Lipp

As a long time fan of The Next Generation, I couldn't wait for day three of the convention, which featured several cast members from series. The previous night I attended the reunion special presentation where Jonathan Frakes (Riker), Michael Dorn (Worf), Denise Crosby (Tasha Yar), Marina Sirtis (Troi), Brent Spiner (Data), and John de Lancie (Q) all shared the stage. It was fun to see them all together sharing stories about their days on the Next Gen set and their continued friendship over the past 28 years.

Brent Spiner & Jonathan Frakes at the TNG reunion 
All, except for Spiner, were on hand to close out the convention, with individual panels that spanned the entire day.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Star Trek Con Day 2 - Jeri Ryan, John Billingsley, and Walter Koenig

by Sherry Lipp

The second day of the Official 2014 Star Trek Convention in Seattle got off to a great start with Jeri Ryan of Voyager. Ryan started answering questions almost immediately, much to the delight of her eager fans.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Seattle Star Trek Con Day 1 - Anthony Montgomery and Jeffrey Combs

by Sherry Lipp

The Official Star Trek Convention in Seattle kicked off today with appearances from Anthony Montgomery and Jeffrey Combs.

Montgomery didn't speak about his experience portraying Travis Mayweather on Enterprise, instead giving the audience an impassioned discourse about his current project Miles Away. Miles Away is a graphic novel about a teen boy with "super photographic reflexes" who finds himself battling evil in an interstellar war. Montgomery was quick to point out that Max Miles must learn to use his intellect, rather than his superpowers, to battle evil forces.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Interview: Star Trek Legend Jonathan Frakes – Actor, Director, and Trombonist

By Chaz and Sherry Lipp

On the weekend of December 12-14, 2014, Jonathan Frakes – best known, of course, as Commander Will Riker on Star Trek: The Next Generation - will tackle two Official Star Trek Conventions: San Francisco and the Seattle area (Bellevue, to be exact). He’ll be appearing as part of a special Next Generation reunion, along with Marina Sirtis, Michael Dorn, Brent Spiner, Denise Crosby, and John de Lancie.

Photo: Star Trek: Nemesis - CBS/Paramount
We had the exciting privilege of speaking with Mr. Frakes about a variety of topics, including Trek conventions, his TV and movie directing career, and more. Our interviews were conducted separately and are very different. To check out Sherry’s full interview, visit Blogcritics. To read Chaz’s interview, visit The Morton Report. However, in the interest of crafting concise interviews, there was additional material from each of our discussions that didn’t make the final edit on those sites. Read on for more with Jonathan Frakes that you won’t see in either of the above interviews! And visit the Creation Entertainment website for further details about the upcoming Star Trek conventions.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

New Trailers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Jurassic World, and Terminator: Genisys - What’s Old is New Again

by Sherry Lipp

The past couple of weeks have brought us trailers for new Star Wars, Jurassic Park, and Terminator
films. So what do you think of going back to the well? Is it a good thing? Our philosophy is that if a movie’s good, it’s good. But does that mean we can endlessly reboot and remarket the same old franchises over and over? Time will tell.

To quote Dr. Ian Malcolm from the original Jurassic Park, “You stood on the shoulders of geniuses to accomplish something as fast as you could, and before you even knew what you had, you patented it, and packaged it, and slapped it on a plastic lunchbox… Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could that they didn't stop to think if they should.”

But that doesn’t stop us from being cautiously optimistic about the potential of these new movies.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Movie Review: Horns

by Sherry Lipp

Imagine waking up with a pair of devil horns growing out of your head and everyone you meet confessing their darkest secrets to you. That’s exactly what happens to Ig Perrish in Horns, the film adapted from Joe Hill’s novel of the same name. Horns is part horror and part murder mystery combined with a satirical edge and I guarantee it’s different than any other horror film you’ve seen. While it doesn’t quite come together in the end, it’s fun to watch and Daniel Radcliffe is excellent as the tormented Ig.