Star Trek is 42 years today!

It is fitting that we finish our Star Trek: The Experience Audio tour today as Star Trek turns 42. I was looking down the article on and saw several videos that they have posted at YouTube. One that I thought was particularly interesting was Leonard Nimoy doing an interview about Star Trek in Full Makeup! What was strange it looked like Spock talking about getting his start into acting and growing up in Boston.

Happy Birthday Star Trek!

It was 42 years ago today… |

On September 8th, 1966, the world was transported for the first time to the 23rd century and the final frontier. On TV screens across America, “The Man Trap” introduced Star Trek and ushered in a franchise that endures to this day. Some fans recall the day, but for many more, they were too young or not even yet born to experience that moment in TV history.

NASA looking for the next Sagan

I think that this is a wonderful idea. NASA and space exploration in gerneral needs more of a face, or champion that can bring attention to it.

The times I have heard Sagan speak on TV he always caused me to think…what are the possibilities? Is there live out there, are we alone? …and I think that is something that we need to energize younger minds.

NASA Looking for New Sagan : Slice of SciFi

In an effort to find the next Carl Sagan, someone who can not only inspire the next generation of space scientists but also make the discipline more popular again, The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is creating the Carl Sagan Postdoctoral Fellowships in Exoplanet Exploration.

Star Trek Experience Decommissioning

Since we are in the midst of our Star Trek Experience Audio Tour on Technorama, and the Experience recently closed, I thought you guys would be interested in sharing this.

April Hebert, our tour guide for the Behind the Scenes tour was honored at the decommissioning of the Star Trek Experience for being the longest active crew member.

Saying Goodbye To Star Trek The Experience – Decommissioning Report + Video + Pics |

The roll call of names and introductions ended with a special name. April Hebert, who was the first cast member to be assigned to Star Trek: Experience, came out, still in character as a Vulcan (Hebert has portrayed multiple roles at STTE, including Starfleet and an Andorian). As the longest active crewmember, Hebert was presented a very special gift, the official flag of the United Federation of Planets that has hung proudly in front on the main entrance from the first day of service. The moment resulted in a five minute standing ovation.

Star Trek Experience Photos and Audio Tour

While Chuck and I were in Last Vegas for the New Media Expo 2008, we knew that we had to make a special stop while we were there..The Star Trek Experience.

For 10 years The Star Trek Experience located at the Las Vegas Hilton has been captivating trekkers/trekkies with an immersive world that literally drops you from one reality into another walking down corridors and right onto the bridge of the enterprise. Well the time has come for it to move along, but before that happened Chuck and I had the opportunity to take the ‘Behind the Scenes’ tour and take you along with us.

This is part 1 of a 2 part series where we talk to April Herbert, a tour guide with the Star Trek Experience who has been there from the begining, and we talk about the History of the attraction and how it all works.

Gmail and Colored Labels

It looks like Gmail is rolling out new features. This time, Colored Labels.

I had seen something like this with a greasemonkey script so it looks like Gmail may be integrating popular third party ideas into Gmail. It sure does make identifying emails easier within labels.

Find out more here.

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The Wish Book – Starts December 1st

Remember the Christmas catalogs of the past. They were often called Wish Books and I and my brother would spend hours pouring over them “wishing” for almost everything. Friends in Tech has collected a series of stories and memories about the Wish Book and is presenting them throughout the month of December.

Hear the stories on Friends in, subscribe to the Friends in Tech RSS feed using your favorite RSS reader or subscribe in iTunes to get every episode automatically.

If you hurry, you can even share your own Wish Book memories.

Submit your own story!Hurry, though, Christmas is almost here!
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NaNoWriMo 2007 : I Did it! 50,069

Wow…didn’t think that this was going to happen at all. There was a week where I thought I wouldn’t catch up for falling behind.

This was a breakthrough for me. I have written some (albeit a lot of) small scripts for Technorama, then writing the Christmas Specials that we had for Friends in Tech (with help from others in the group, I don’t pretend to had written those all myself) that I am quite proud of. And now this, A novel. My english teacher would probably kill over if she knew.

Will I do this next year? Oh Yes! However my bets are on that I won’t wait till November to write another. Just the creative writing alone has really opened me up to some more ideas that I now have and I don’t want to wait a year to act on them.

Well, I still have some ground to cover to finish it, but I plan on podiobooking it early next year.

Thanks to NaNoWriMo, Darusha Wehm, J.C. Hutchins and all the support from my friends on twitter and writing buddies.

As Hannibal Smith said, “I love it when a plan comes together”.