Star Trek: Discovery

After years of speculation, the sixth Star Trek TV series has finally been announced: Star Trek: Discovery! The new series features a starship with the same name (NCC-1031) which looks like a cross between a TOS-era Federation starship (round saucer) and a Klingon K’t’inga battle cruiser (triangular body). While we don’t know much more than that, we can infer that the U.S.S. Discovery will not feature the crew of the rebooted U.S.S. Enterprise as previously speculated; instead, it may feature multiple crews. Plus, each episode of the series may contribute to a season-long story arc rather than having isolated plotlines as the five other TV series do.

The show is set to air in January 2017, but there’s a problem: While the pilot episode will be on CBS, the rest of the episodes will be on CBS’ online subscription streaming service, All Access, as well as Netflix. Star Trek has an incredibly large and loyal fanbase, so why is CBS putting a paywall between devoted fans who don’t want to subscribe to a streaming service and the first new Star Trek TV series since 2005? Does it want to alienate existing fans and turn off potential new ones who just need an introduction to the Star Trek universe to become interested? Or is it just interested in using the name of Star Trek to bolster its own All Access?

Despite all that, Star Trek: Discovery is an exciting new development in the world of Star Trek. Paywall or no, the series will bring new life and interesting new characters and locations to the Star Trek universe. So make sure to look out for the pilot episode in January 2017 on CBS, and stay tuned right here as I post about the first new Star Trek series since The E Club’s creation!

Update, August 11: It was just announced that the series will take place 10 years before the 5-year mission of TOS, will feature a female lead (who is not the captain), will delve into a significant event in the TOS era, and will feature aliens, robots, and a regular gay character. For more details, check out the report.

Check out the official trailer below:

NY Times Crossword: Luigi (Again?), and…STAR TREK?

Happy Martin Luther King Day and 2011! Sorry it has been so long since I last wrote (in 2010).

Back in good old Summer ’09, I wrote a Blog entry on the old The E Club, since Luigi was in the New York Times Crossword Puzzle of that day. If I remember correctly, the clue was “Brother of Nintendo’s Mario”. Who wouldn’t be able to figure that one out? Too bad I accidentally deleted the original entry.

So, in today’s NY Times Crossword (January 17, 2011), I saw another clue about Luigi. It said something like, “Video game Mario’s brother”. It basically says the same thing, right? So, why did I post this entry all along?

Right next to that clue, there was another clue, that said something like, “Adventure with Captain Kirk”. Wow! A Mario clue and a Star Trek clue…right next to each other! It took me a while to figure out that clue, but I realized the answer was “Trek”. It’s weird…two clues that had to do with what The E Club was all about…

Explore Strange New Worlds – In Your Hands!

Star Trek has a big history, yet with a not-so-big airing. Star Trek’s last aired series was Star Trek: Enterprise, which ended in 2005. You can see Star Trek episodes on the SyFy Channel, on YouTube, and, you can also check out some Star Trek comics! I have already read lots of them, and they are very realistic (for Star Trek, that is). They are published by a number of comic book publishers-DC, IDW, Gold Key Comics, Marvel, and more. One of the most recent Star Trek comics, though, was Star Trek: Countdown by IDW Publishing. It, as said in a previous entry of this blog, it’s the official prequel of the new Star Trek Movie! They are on sale probably at a comic store near you.

Exciting new Events are here this September!

Today was an exciting day for me, even though it hardly started, because I finally got the 242nd Star in Super Mario Galaxy 2! As shown in the last Blog entry, Grandmaster Galaxy is the last galaxy in the whole game, after you collect all 120 stars and green stars, it’s unlocked. It took me a long time to beat the Grandmaster Prankster Comet, The Perfect Run with Mario, but a Nunchuk glitch made Mario fall off. Finally, I beat it as Luigi.

Also, this September, It’s Mario’s birthday and the release of the first “unofficial” Star Trek episode! In November, it’s Luigi’s birthday!

To organize all of these events, The E Club is using Google Calendar, Google’s free service for organizing events.

Want to see The E Club’s Events Calendar? Click here!

Star Trek: Fun Facts

Hey Star Trek fans! Do you know a lot about Star Trek but want to know more? This article is where you can learn more about Star Trek!

The Top 10 Enemies of Star Trek (according to Star Trek Magazine):

#10: John Frederick Paxton, human. He appeared in the series Star Trek: Enterprise. Wanted to kick every alien out of the Solar System.

#9: Kang, Klingon. Appeared in an episode of Star Trek: The Original Series, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and Star Trek: Voyager.

#8: Shinzon, Romulan clone of Captain Picard, but raised by Remans. Appeared in the movie Star Trek: Nemesis. Wanted to replace Picard.

#7: Nero, Romulan. Appeared in Star Trek 11. Since Romulus was destroyed, Nero wanted revenge on the whole galaxy.

#6: Winn Adami, Bajoran. Appeared many times in the series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

#5: General Chang, Klingon. Appeared Star Trek 6: The Undiscovered Country.

#4: Q, Q Continium. Appeared in the series Star Trek: The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, and Voyager. With immortal powers, Q sometimes causes trouble…

#3: The Borg Queen, Borg. Appeared in Star Trek Voyager and the movie Star Trek: First Contact. It tells all of the Borg what to do.

#2: Skrain Dukat, Cardassian. Appeared in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

#1: Khan Nooien Singh, human. Appeared in Star Trek: TOS, and Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan.

Star Trek: Countdown Comic

Hi, Star Trek fans! Did you ever wonder what happened before Star Trek 11? (See “STAR TREK MORE POPULAR! Entry in this Blog”) Now, you can stop wondering because there’s a comic book called Star Trek: Countdown that’s out now and it is the prequel to Star Trek 11! If you want to know more about this comic book, CLICK HERE. Enjoy! It’s about Spock’s relationship with Nero, which was a good one, surprisingly, and how Nero then wanted revenge on the entire universe when the star that Romulus, Nero’s homeworld, orbited around and then collapsed and destroyed Romulus itself, and Spock promised he would use a special Vulcan weapon to destroy the supernova and save Romulus, but the Vulcan Council didn’t approve. You can also buy this comic on or maybe a local bookstore near you!

Star Trek Episode: Unification

Hey, Star Trek fans! Did you ever want Spock (Leonard Nimoy) to be in a Star Trek: The Next Generation episode? Well, it happened in a Next Generation episode called Unification. It has two parts and was on the Sci-Fi channel (now called SyFy) on August 24, 2009, part 1 was at 9:00, and ended at 10:00, and part 2 was from 10:00 to 11:00. Spock looks like he did in TOS (The Original Series) movies.

Do any of you Star Trek fans or people who are developing a Star Trek interest want to see Unification? Click here!

Star Trek More Popular!

BREAKING NEWS: On May 2009, the eleventh Star Trek movie came out! Originally, Star Trek XI was planned to come out in December 2008, but there were so many Christmas movies then, the producers thought that it won’t do well against them. May was the right time to release Star Trek XI because there weren’t as many movies coming out then as there were in December 2008. Star Trek XI was a success! In fact, it was so successful that all of Star Trek became popular since then.

Star Trek and Mario Stuff

Do you like Star Trek? Do you like Mario? I am a big fan of both. I played over 7 Mario Games, which include Super Mario Galaxy, Super Mario Galaxy 2, Super Mario 64 DS, New Super Mario Bros. DS, New Super Mario Bros. Wii, and some Mario flash games. If you want to know where you can find Mario flash game sites and Star Trek info, click on a link below*: (They are all approved by E, and the second to last link is Star, and the last link is Star Trek Eleven’s official site!)

Enjoy these sites!
*There are more Mario flash game links on other pages on The E Club!