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9/30/12 – The Weeping Angel

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The Angels are Ready to Take Over New York City.
The Weekend Elite Force Podcast returned
To Look at All Things Sci-Fi News, A Silver Anniversary
and Begin to wind down as Doctor Who Month.
Just Don’t Blink

Stories covered this week

.Are They Rebooting “Ghostbusters?!?”
.Wiseman Could Direct Another Reboot
.The Hosts Pay Tribute on The 25th Anniversary Of
Star Trek : TNG
.Walkie Reviews Star Trek: TNG/
Doctor Who: Assimilation2 Issuse #5
.Walkie Reviews Last Weeks The Power of Three
.Mindwipe Reviews The Angels Take Manhattan
Mike Pringle , Chris Husk and JJ $exay

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6/24/12 – Once More Into The Breach

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Summer Has Arrived, Mindwipe Loses Power,
Walkie goes it Alone Sit Back and Relax
The Weekend Elite Force Podcast
is Here

This weekends headlines:

.TDKR producer ‘cannot imagine a world’ in
which Nolan would return
.Zimmer To Score Another Super Hero Epic
.”Barberella” Headed to Television
.Hoping for new Star Trek: TNG? Then you’re
about to get your wish
..Walkie Reads E-mails from Admiral Q
and Chris Husk

Once More Into The Breach
on The Weekend EFP

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9/25/11 – A True Madness

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The weekend is Here and The Weekend Elite Force Podcast is back
as Nix from The Asylum and Chris Jones Gaming Joins Walkie and
Mindwipe Again for This Weeks Madness and Mayhem as the Three
Takes Some Of The Top News that is going on in the world of Sci-Fi

Amongst This Episode Discussions

.We May Wait Until 2014 For Captain America 2, No Cap Cameos In Other Marvel Movies
.Weaver Says No “Ghostbusters III” Without Bill Murray
.New “RoboCop” Won’t Copy Original
.New details on TNG Blu-ray project

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that we will read on the next on the Next Episode Via Facebook. Twitter.
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PHXCC: Watch Wil Wheaton’s Hilarious A/V Recap Of Star Trek TNG’s “Justice”

Phoenix Comic Con kicked off in earnest on Friday and a highlight of the day was "story time with Wil Wheaton." Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Wil Wheaton read some of his recent stories, and TrekMovie has video of Wheaton’s hilar…

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PHXCC: Watch Wil Wheaton’s Hilarious A/V Recap Of Star Trek TNG’s “Justice”

Phoenix Comic Con kicked off in earnest on Friday and a highlight of the day was "story time with Wil Wheaton." Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Wil Wheaton read some of his recent stories, and TrekMovie has video of Wheaton’s hilar…

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Rumor: CBS Moving Forward With Star Trek: TNG In HD Project?

The remastering of Star Trek: The Next Generation in HD is something that has been talked about ever since CBS gave the original Star Trek series the HD treatment in 2006. Now a new rumor has surfaced that CBS is moving forward on the project. Details …

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Rumor: CBS Moving Forward With Star Trek: TNG In HD Project?

The remastering of Star Trek: The Next Generation in HD is something that has been talked about ever since CBS gave the original Star Trek series the HD treatment in 2006. Now a new rumor has surfaced that CBS is moving forward on the project. Details …

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FedCon Day 4: Sirtis & Wheaton Talk TNG, Nemesis & Star Trek 2009 + More Costume Pics

Sunday was the final day of FedCon here in Düsseldorf, Germany, and the con was winding down. Today, there was a combo Trek panel with Wil Wheaton & Marina Sirtis remembering their time working on TNG, and working with Gene and Majel Roddenb…

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Patrick Stewart Talks Merchant of Venice & Star Trek: TNG + Awarded Shakespeare Birthday Prize

This week Sir Patrick Stewart delivered the Shakespeare Birthday Lecture in Birmingham, England. The actor spoke about his Shakespearean experiences, his upcoming performance in “The Merchant of Venice,” his recent trip to the Middle East and his t…

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Mack: Writing For Star Trek

Author David Mack explains the freedoms and restrictions when it comes to writing Star Trek novels.

A fan since the original series syndication days, Mack came out of film school hoping to write for Star Trek: The Next Generation. “I hit a lot of obstacles,” he said. “[Editor] John [Ordover] gave me a copy of the writers’ guidelines for the novels. I went home, read them, realized my proposal-in-progress violated every instruction on the page, and decided not to waste John’s time with it. He appreciated this gesture so much that we became friends.”

The friendship led the two to team up and pitch story ideas to Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, where Mack co-wrote two episodes, Starship Down and It’s Only a Paper Moon. Eventually, Mack began writing for the Star Trek: S.C.E. eBook series. “After my 2003 short novel Wildfire became an eBook bestseller and critical success,” said Mack, “I was invited by John Ordover to write a pair of TNG novels for his nine-part A Time To miniseries event. Those were my first direct to paperback novels, A Time to Kill and a Time to Heal, the latter of which became a USA Today bestseller.”

Writing for Star Trek means making sure not to violate the canon, established in the television series and movies. “[Canon] is the primary product upon which all official licenses tie-in products – books, comics, games, merchandise, etc. – are based and with which they must be consistent,” said Mack. “This is the official decree of the Star Trek licensing office at CBS Television Consumer Products, which currently owns and controls all things related to Star Trek. Their word is law. End of story.”

That doesn’t mean authors don’t have freedom to be creative. They have much more freedom with their own original non-canon characters, and even with minor characters from canon Star Trek. “For instance, the S.C.E. eBooks used several characters from the TNG television series, including Sonya Gomez (Samaritan Snare, Q Who) and Kieran Duffy (Hollow Pursuits),” said Mack. “Because they were both minor characters, who never appeared again after their brief guest stints, the writers of the S.C.E. novellas had great freedom to change (and in my case, end) these characters’ lives.”

Mack has recently signed a deal to write four more Star Trek novels, which will be published next year.

The entire interview can be seen here.

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