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Find Your Conventions Here

The folks at trektoday.com have released their latest list of Star Trek conventions that may or may not be coming to a convention center near you. Centers for this next round of conventions include events like the Boston Super Megafest, the New Orleans Comic Con, and Starbase Indy. Check the trektoday.com website for more details, and come out and enjoy!


Star Trek Design Contest Seeks Artists Like YOU!

Ever get a great t-shirt idea that you wish could be printed up and sold to the masses? Design an image that would look great on the next, new Star Trek t-shirt? Well, now’s your chance to shine! WeLoveFine.com’s newest design contest is for a new Star Trek shirt. With only 18 entries so far, it looks like they could use some of our creativity, so why not participate?

The rules are simple:

-You must submit your entry by 11:59:59 PM (PST) on September 10th, 2012.

-Everyone is allowed up to 5 entries per person.

– GIF/PNG/JPG are the file extensions permitted for this contest.

-When you enter the contest, you basically have to agree completely with and unconditionally with(a) the Official Rules and (b) Mighty Fine’s (”Sponsor”) decisions, which are final and binding. To win a prize, you have to meet the requirements outlined within both of these.

– Star Trek titles/characters which may be submitted for this contest: Star Trek (original television series cast); Star Trek: The Next Generation; Star Trek: Deep Space Nine; Star Trek: Voyager; Star Trek: Enterprise; and any of the motion pictures featuring the original TOS cast or TNG cast. You may NOT use any likenesses of any actors who appear in the 2009 Star Trek motion picture or its upcoming sequel.

With John de Lancie as one of the judges, you’ll get the chance to put your design in front of a well known Trek star as well as the rest of the world! So head on over to the contest homepage today and download the submission packet to get started!


Coming Soon… Feminine Trek

Are you tired of wearing the same old threads oriented toward your male Trekkie? Would you like to finally be able to wear all the trek gear you’ve always wanted, but geared more towards women like you? Well Her Universe, one of the top dogs in the female merchandising world, has picked up the liscensing rights to most all Star Trek apparel.

Coming to the Star Trek community July 11th of this year, her Universe will be debuting its new line of women oriented clothing to suit all her Trek fashion needs. The roll out is set to kick off at San Diego’s Comic Con, as well as online at www.heruniverse.com. Founder of Her Universe and voice actor Ashley Eckstein has always been invloved in the scifi genre for most of her career, and figured now would be as good a time as any to introduce some new ideas to the fashion world. “Star Trek has been one of the most requested Sci-Fi franchises from our fangirls,” said Eckstein. “It is truly a dream come true for me to design for this iconic brand. We plan to Boldly Go where no one has gone before with the first ever Star Trek apparel line just for women…” (Taken from trekmovie.com)

Having already done fashion lines for franchises such as Battlestar Galactica, Star Wars and the ever-popular Doctor Who, this is sure to be a hit that in all honesty is a long time coming. No more baggy t-shirts or oversized hoodies; being able to show your trekdom in fitting style is finally a reality.

Here… Check out the article for a few more details!


Imagine a Different Trek Uniform

There are plenty of what if’s that run around out there regarding the realm of trek; so many in fact that mirror universes and alternative dimensions are far from unheard of within the franchise. Perhaps one of the biggest thoughts regarding Trek and possible alternate choices involves the uniforms. What if they had been different? What if we hadn’t ended up with the designs that we ended up with?

The uniforms at the various stages of Trek are incredibly varied, but they are all iconic. Still, have you ever considered what things might have looked like if they took a different route? What about if they preserved the coloring of the original uniforms for the movies? Could we have skipped the Motion Picture uniforms (pajamas!) altogether and simply gone to this?

 

Image Credit: http://imgur.com/gFCuH

Would your character wear one of these? Let us know in the comments below!


Ten Million Dollar XPrize Contest Kicks Off

Medical TricorderWant an extra ten million dollars in your pocket? Well, it’s up for grabs – and all you have to do is design a working tricorder.

The newest X-Prize contest has officially kicked off. While it was announced back in June of last year, and the final details won’t be available until September of this year, entrants are now able to officially register and participate in the tech race to develop a piece of technology that could change the face of modern medicine today.

It won’t be easy, and the requirements will be stiff, but the Chairman and the CEO of the X-Prize foundation still state that they will be happy to lose this ten million dollars.

Among other things, in order to win the contest and claim ten million cool ones, a functional machine must be presented that:

  • is capable of measuring key health metrics
  • weighs less than five pounds
  • is able to diagnose 15 to-be-determined diseases
  • can be used at home by the common person

Is it possible?

There was a time when people said it wasn’t possible to fly, but today, jets and various types of aircraft fill our skies. There was a time when people said man couldn’t travel to space. Just a few short steps later in the grand timeline of mankind, man not only went into space, but walked on the surface of the most inhospitable surface to ever be felt by humans. Designing and then building a tricorder, or a similar machine, is not only possible, but highly probable.

For the first time in history, man has the technologies to match his thoughts. We can send data on streams of light, live and work in a station positioned miles above the Earth, make a phone call from the middle of the ocean, transport thousands of people in steel tubes that fly through the air, and chat in real-time with people who live on the other side of the world. And more advances come daily. We already use a variety of non-invasive and even wireless scanning and diagnostic equipment throughout the medical world; combining them all might be the only real hurdle involved.

Still, only time will tell, but I’ll bet that ten million won’t be sitting around for too long.


Star Trek vs. Star Wars

The question about the reigning champion of Science Fiction is an old one.  There are many people who pick up their phasers against the Jedi, and Sith.  At the same time, there are folks out there that would prefer that Star Trek beamed itself to anywhere but here.  No matter where you stand on the spectrum, each franchise has had its successes, and failures.

CNN has raised the question one more time.  This time, you are allowed to give your point of view.  By sharing your comments, you and other fans around the world can finally face off in force.  Who will win the ultimate duel?  Only you can decide!

Check out the base arguments on  Star Trek vs. Star Wars: The Ultimate Showdown!

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