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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 1996
A five-year court battle over the "Star Trek" financial empire ended this week when a California appeals court disinherited the daughter of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry for having challenged his will.
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ENTERTAINMENT
February 28, 2007 | From a Times staff writer
The long-rumored "Star Trek" will begin filming this fall, Paramount confirmed Tuesday, under the direction of J.J. Abrams ("Mission: Impossible III," "Lost," "Alias"). The script, about Capt. Kirk and Mr. Spock's meeting at Starfleet Academy and their first mission together, was written by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, who also did the "Mission" screenplay.
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ENTERTAINMENT
May 3, 1988 | STEVE WEINSTEIN
It took many light years, many Earth years and many repeated adventures across the universe for Kirk, Spock, Scotty and the rest of the gang from the original "Star Trek" television series to embed themselves permanently in the cultural iconography. It has taken "Star Trek: The Next Generation" only a handful of jaunts around the galaxy to become a legitimate cult phenomenon in its own right.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 19, 2007 | From the Washington Post
Of course "Star Trek: Beyond the Final Frontier" promises to boldly go where no documentary has gone before. The two-hour special, airing at 9 tonight on the History Channel, tracks the painstaking preparations leading up to the three-day 40th-anniversary auction of official "Star Trek" memorabilia by Christie's in New York last October. More than 1,000 items -- including costumes, props and starship models -- sold for $7.1 million.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 11, 1988 | SUE MARTIN
You say you've always wanted to be on "Star Trek" and perhaps run your own starship? Travel to distant stars, meet strange aliens, work side-by-side with the captain of the U.S.S. Enterprise? Then come to the Universal Studios tour. Universal? Not Paramount, owner of the "Star Trek" universe in all its myriad manifestations? You read correctly.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 8, 1990 | JESS BRAVIN
Sitting amid his inventory of "Star Trek" fan magazines, "Star Trek" T-shirts and, new this year, "Star Trek: The Next Generation" sewing patterns, Stan Stice made a startling revelation: "I don't particularly like 'Star Trek,' " the memorabilia dealer said, stifling a yawn. "To some people, 'Star Trek' is a life; to me, it's just a business." Ah, but what a business it is.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 21, 1990 | BETTINA BOXALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 25-year-old Reseda resident, described by police as a fan of the popular television "Star Trek" series, has been arrested for possession of costumes allegedly stolen from Paramount Studios in Hollywood. The arrest was the first related to a series of "Star Trek" thefts over the last two years, Los Angeles police said.
NEWS
June 24, 1992 | JIM WASHBURN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"Get a life!" The first place where most folks heard that now ubiquitous phrase was on a "Saturday Night Live" episode a few years back, climaxing a skit in which a harried William Shatner at a "Star Trek" convention has finally fielded more fawning trivia questions from fans--Trekkies--than he can stand. Then came those damning words, "Get a life !" This wasn't Trekkies' parents talking, not work-mate infidels, but the very voice of Capt.
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March 15, 1995 | ALICIA DI RADO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
College: the final frontier. Academe's ivied halls and gleaming buildings are where great minds gather to discuss Plato, Nietzsche and . . . "Star Trek"? Twenty-odd years after the original "Star Trek" television series called it quits, a small armada of college students and instructors live campus life a la Trek.
NEWS
February 3, 2005 | Bob Baker
TV viewers are about to go where no TV viewer has gone in 18 years: a landscape with no fresh episodes of "Star Trek." Plagued by poor ratings and high production costs, UPN and Paramount Network Television on Wednesday announced that this will be the final season of "Star Trek: Enterprise," which stars Scott Bakula as Capt. Jonathan Archer. The four-year-old show is a "prequel" to the original "Star Trek" series that starred William Shatner and ran from 1966 to 1969. The finale will air May 13.
NEWS
August 3, 2006 | From the Associated Press
More than 1,000 items, including props and costumes, went on display Wednesday at Christie's in a preview of the first official auction of "Star Trek" studio items. The collection, valued at $1.8 million, is being sold by CBS Paramount Television Studios to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the first "Star Trek" episode. Next week the items will go on tour to four cities. The Oct. 5 auction will include a uniform worn by Willam Shatner that is expected to fetch up to $6,000.
NEWS
February 3, 2005 | Bob Baker
TV viewers are about to go where no TV viewer has gone in 18 years: a landscape with no fresh episodes of "Star Trek." Plagued by poor ratings and high production costs, UPN and Paramount Network Television on Wednesday announced that this will be the final season of "Star Trek: Enterprise," which stars Scott Bakula as Capt. Jonathan Archer. The four-year-old show is a "prequel" to the original "Star Trek" series that starred William Shatner and ran from 1966 to 1969. The finale will air May 13.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 15, 2002 | Carolyn Patricia Scott, Times Staff Writer
"But they're both the real Kirk. It's not that one is the impostor," Arthur Lechtholz-Zey argues. James Stramel disagrees. "I think that one of the reasons why the rational but weak and ineffectual Kirk is regarded as the real Kirk -- the good one -- is because the view of 'Star Trek' and the episode is that what is most definitive of the human personality is our reason," he says. An argument between a pair of Trekkies? A disagreement between sci-fi fanatics? No.
NEWS
June 10, 2001 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After reeling from the loss of 50,000 Navy and aerospace industry jobs in the mid-'90s, the city of Long Beach was hoping for a period of municipal peace and prosperity. Then the energy crisis hit the state's fifth-biggest city in the gut six months ago, and nothing has been the same since. Long Beach is battling energy producers in court for money needed to keep from having to cut back on police and fire services. Activists are suing City Hall over hikes in their bills from the municipal gas company.
BUSINESS
December 11, 1998 | CLAUDIA ELLER
Paramount Pictures, whose ninth installment of the long-running and highly lucrative "Star Trek" movie series lands in theaters today, has the secret to sequel success: Make 'em at a price. While their box-office grosses and special effects may be dwarfed by such high-octane contemporary blockbusters as "Independence Day" and "Men in Black," the "Star Trek" movies cost about half as much to make and continue to be extraordinarily profitable for Paramount. The studio, owned by Viacom Inc.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 8, 1996 | Susan King, Susan King is a Times staff writer
Dan Madsen, 34, became hooked on "Star Trek" in junior high while watching reruns every day after school. He began a fan club and newsletter out of his basement in 1979. Now 17 years later, he's the president of Star Trek: The Official Fan Club, which has 150,000 members worldwide, and is editor of Star Trek: Communicator, a bimonthly magazine with a circulation of 300,000. Madsen and his staff of 15 also edit and produce Star Wars Insider, a quarterly magazine with a circulation of 200,000.
NEWS
August 3, 2006 | From the Associated Press
More than 1,000 items, including props and costumes, went on display Wednesday at Christie's in a preview of the first official auction of "Star Trek" studio items. The collection, valued at $1.8 million, is being sold by CBS Paramount Television Studios to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the first "Star Trek" episode. Next week the items will go on tour to four cities. The Oct. 5 auction will include a uniform worn by Willam Shatner that is expected to fetch up to $6,000.
BUSINESS
August 24, 1994 | Greg Johnson, Times staff writer
Starship Supplies: One "Star Trek" fan is hoping that fellow Trekkies will boldly go where they've never gone before: The Trekker, a new Santa Ana shop featuring memorabilia from the various "Star Trek" TV shows and movies. The Trekker "goes beyond the usual assortment of plastic figures and ship models available in toy stores," said head Trekkie Jerry Lazar, who opened the shop after leaving a career in the escrow business.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 1996
A five-year court battle over the "Star Trek" financial empire ended this week when a California appeals court disinherited the daughter of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry for having challenged his will.
NEWS
March 15, 1995 | ALICIA DI RADO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
College: the final frontier. Academe's ivied halls and gleaming buildings are where great minds gather to discuss Plato, Nietzsche and . . . "Star Trek"? Twenty-odd years after the original "Star Trek" television series called it quits, a small armada of college students and instructors live campus life a la Trek.
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