The Weekly Standard
The Weekly Standard was an American political magazine of news and commentary published 48 times per year. Its founding publisher, News Corporation, debuted the title on September 18, 1995. Edited by founders Bill Kristol and Fred Barnes, the Standard had been described as a "redoubt of neoconservatism" and as "the neo-con bible." It was owned by MediaDC, a subsidiary of Clarity Media Group, itself a subsidiary of The Anschutz Corporation. On December 14, 2018, its owners announced that the magazine was ceasing publication, with the last issue published on December 17. Many of the magazine's articles were written by members of conservative think tanks located in Washington, including the American Enterprise Institute, the Ethics and Public Policy Center, the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, the Hudson Institute, the Foreign Policy Initiative. Individuals who wrote for the magazine included Elliott Abrams, Peter Berkowitz, John R. Bolton, Ellen Bork, David Brooks, Gertrude Himmelfarb, Christopher Hitchens, Harvey Mansfield, Cynthia Ozick, Joe Queenan, John Yoo.
The magazine's website produced regular online-only commentaries and news articles. The site's editorial stance was described as conservative; the Standard was viewed as influential during the administration of George W. Bush, being called the in-flight magazine of Air Force One. In 2003, although the magazine's circulation was only 55,000, Kristol said that "We have a funny relationship with the top tier of the administration, they much keep us at arm's length, but Dick Cheney does send over someone to pick up 30 copies of the magazine every Monday."In 2006, though the publication had never been profitable and reputedly lost more than a million dollars a year, News Corporation head Rupert Murdoch dismissed the idea of selling it. In June 2009, a report circulated that a sale of the publication to Philip Anschutz was imminent, with Murdoch's position being that, having purchased The Wall Street Journal in 2007, his interest in the smaller publication had diminished; the Washington Examiner reported that month that the Examiner's parent company, the Anschutz-owned Clarity Media Group, had purchased the Standard.
The Standard increased its paid circulation by 39 percent between its June 2009 and June 2010 BPA statements. Its print circulation of about 100,000 in 2013 had decreased to 72,000 by 2017, according to the BPA, with circulation dropping about 10 percent between 2016 and 2017. In late 2016, Kristol ended his time as editor-in-chief, he was replaced by the magazine's senior writer. Under Hayes' leadership, the Standard continued to be critical of Donald Trump. In December 2017, The Weekly Standard became an official fact-checking partner for Facebook. On December 14, 2018, Clarity Media Group announced that it would cease publication of the magazine after 23 years; the closure of The Weekly Standard was so Clarity Media's other magazine, the Washington Examiner, could absorb the Standard's subscribers. The Standard supported the invasion of Iraq to remove Saddam Hussein. In November 1997 Bill Kristol and Robert Kagan wrote an editorial titled "Saddam Must Go", in which they stated "We know it seems unthinkable to propose another ground attack to take Baghdad.
But it’s time to start thinking the unthinkable."In the first issue the magazine published after 9/11, according to Scott McConnell of The American Conservative, "Gary Schmitt and Tom Donnelly, two employees of Kristol’s PNAC, clarified what ought to be the country’s war aims. Their rhetoric was to link Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden in every paragraph, to join them at the hip in the minds of readers, to lay out a strategy that gave attacking Saddam priority over eliminating al-Qaeda."On December 16, 2018, co-founder and contributing editor John Podhoretz defended the coverage answering the question by Lulu Garcia-Navarro on NPR: "Do you regret the coverage of Iraq War?" Saying "I think what - all a magazine - editors, writers - can promise is that they will be honest and say what they mean and think and argue the best way that they can. And with the facts available at the time, what The Standard did." In 1997, nearly a year after a cover story that included allegations of hiring a prostitute and plagiarism against best-selling author Deepak Chopra, the editors of The Weekly Standard accepted full responsibility for the errors in the story, apologized."
Chopra claimed. Stephen F. Hayes, Editor-in-Chief Bill Kristol, Editor at large Fred Barnes, Executive Editor Christopher Caldwell, Andrew Ferguson, Lee Smith, Philip Terzian, Senior Editors Jonathan V. Last, Digital Editor Matt Labash, Senior Writer Official website
The New York Times
The New York Times is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership. Founded in 1851, the paper has won more than any other newspaper; the Times is ranked 17th in the world by circulation and 2nd in the U. S; the paper is owned by The New York Times Company, publicly traded and is controlled by the Sulzberger family through a dual-class share structure. It has been owned by the family since 1896. G. Sulzberger, the paper's publisher, his father, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr. the company's chairman, are the fourth and fifth generation of the family to helm the paper. Nicknamed "The Gray Lady", the Times has long been regarded within the industry as a national "newspaper of record"; the paper's motto, "All the News That's Fit to Print", appears in the upper left-hand corner of the front page. Since the mid-1970s, The New York Times has expanded its layout and organization, adding special weekly sections on various topics supplementing the regular news, editorials and features.
Since 2008, the Times has been organized into the following sections: News, Editorials/Opinions-Columns/Op-Ed, New York, Sports of The Times, Science, Home and other features. On Sunday, the Times is supplemented by the Sunday Review, The New York Times Book Review, The New York Times Magazine and T: The New York Times Style Magazine; the Times stayed with the broadsheet full-page set-up and an eight-column format for several years after most papers switched to six, was one of the last newspapers to adopt color photography on the front page. The New York Times was founded as the New-York Daily Times on September 18, 1851. Founded by journalist and politician Henry Jarvis Raymond and former banker George Jones, the Times was published by Raymond, Jones & Company. Early investors in the company included Edwin B. Morgan, Christopher Morgan, Edward B. Wesley. Sold for a penny, the inaugural edition attempted to address various speculations on its purpose and positions that preceded its release: We shall be Conservative, in all cases where we think Conservatism essential to the public good.
We do not believe that everything in Society is either right or wrong. In 1852, the newspaper started a western division, The Times of California, which arrived whenever a mail boat from New York docked in California. However, the effort failed. On September 14, 1857, the newspaper shortened its name to The New-York Times. On April 21, 1861, The New York Times began publishing a Sunday edition to offer daily coverage of the Civil War. One of the earliest public controversies it was involved with was the Mortara Affair, the subject of twenty editorials in the Times alone; the main office of The New York Times was attacked during the New York City Draft Riots. The riots, sparked by the beginning of drafting for the Union Army, began on July 13, 1863. On "Newspaper Row", across from City Hall, Henry Raymond stopped the rioters with Gatling guns, early machine guns, one of which he manned himself; the mob diverted, instead attacking the headquarters of abolitionist publisher Horace Greeley's New York Tribune until being forced to flee by the Brooklyn City Police, who had crossed the East River to help the Manhattan authorities.
In 1869, Henry Raymond died, George Jones took over as publisher. The newspaper's influence grew in 1870 and 1871, when it published a series of exposés on William Tweed, leader of the city's Democratic Party—popularly known as "Tammany Hall" —that led to the end of the Tweed Ring's domination of New York's City Hall. Tweed had offered The New York Times five million dollars to not publish the story. In the 1880s, The New York Times transitioned from supporting Republican Party candidates in its editorials to becoming more politically independent and analytical. In 1884, the paper supported Democrat Grover Cleveland in his first presidential campaign. While this move cost The New York Times a portion of its readership among its more progressive and Republican readers, the paper regained most of its lost ground within a few years. After George Jones died in 1891, Charles Ransom Miller and other New York Times editors raised $1 million dollars to buy the Times, printing it under the New York Times Publishing Company.
However, the newspaper was financially crippled by the Panic of 1893, by 1896, the newspaper had a circulation of less than 9,000, was losing $1,000 a day. That year, Adolph Ochs, the publisher of the Chattanooga Times, gained a controlling interest in the company for $75,000. Shortly after assuming control of the paper, Ochs coined the paper's slogan, "All The News That's Fit To Print"; the slogan has appeared in the paper since September 1896, has been printed in a box in the upper left hand corner of the front page since early 1897. The slogan was a jab at competing papers, such as Joseph Pulitzer's New York World and William Randolph Hearst's New York Journal, which were known for a lurid and inaccurate reporting of facts and opinions, described by the end of the century as "yellow journalism". Under Ochs' guidance, aided by Carr
Enterprise or USS Enterprise is the name of several fictional spacecraft, some of which are the main craft and setting for various television series and films in the Star Trek science fiction franchise. The most notable were Captain James T. Kirk's USS Enterprise from the original 1960s television series, Captain Jean-Luc Picard's USS Enterprise from Star Trek: The Next Generation. Two spacecraft with the name Enterprise predate the United Federation of Planets in Star Trek's fictional timeline. Registry: USS Enterprise Class: DeclarationService: circa 2130sCaptain: Unknown This USS Enterprise appears in Star Trek: The Motion Picture among a series of illustrations depicting ships named Enterprise, it appears as a model in Star Trek Into Darkness, together with models of a Wright Flyer, a V-2 rocket, a Bell X-1, a Vostok-3KA capsule, a Space Shuttle orbiter, some Star Trek universe starships. The 1979 Star Trek Spaceflight Chronology describes this "first interstellar liner" as a Declaration-class ship launched in 2123.
Its length is given as 300 metres, it has a capacity of 100 crew and 850 passengers. The Star Trek Maps by New Eye Photography Editors published in 1979, listed this ship as a fusion drive probe, Earth's first attempt to explore another star system; the Making of Star Trek: The Motion Picture, published in 1980, describes the ship as "the first starship U. S. S. Enterprise". A painting of this ship hangs on the wall of Earth's 602 Club in flashbacks that appeared in the Star Trek: Enterprise episode "First Flight". Registry: Enterprise Class: NXService: 2151–2161 Captain: Jonathan Archer United Earth Starfleet's Enterprise is the main setting of Star Trek: Enterprise. Enterprise was the first Earth built starship capable of reaching Warp 5, she was commanded by Captain Jonathan Archer and played an instrumental role in the founding of several proto-Federation alliances. Enterprise had significant engagements with the Klingons, Suliban and the Romulans and playing a central role in the "Temporal Cold War."
It is featured as a model in Star Trek Into Darkness. Three ships named USS Enterprise are featured in the original Star Trek television series and the first through seventh Star Trek films. Registry: USS Enterprise Class: ConstitutionService: 2245–2285 Captains: Robert April, Christopher Pike, James T. Kirk, Willard Decker, Spock; the Federation's first Enterprise is the main setting of the original Star Trek series and The Animated Series. Having undergone an extensive rebuilding and refitting, Enterprise appears in Star Trek: The Motion Picture and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, before being destroyed in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock; the bridge appears on the holodeck of the Enterprise-D in the Next Generation episode "Relics". The ship appears in the Deep Space Nine episode "Trials and Tribble-ations", in the closing montage of the final Enterprise episode "These Are the Voyages...". Details of the ship's appearance differed prior to the time period of the original series, including a transparent dome ceiling for the bridge that appeared in the 1965 pilot episode "The Cage", as shown in a flashback to Captain Pike's command in "The Menagerie".
A redesigned version of Captain Pike's Enterprise appears in Star Trek: Discovery's second season, set several years after the events of "The Cage". The new design for the Enterprise, which more matches the aesthetic of Discovery, debuted in 2018 at the conclusion of the season 1 finale. Registry: USS Enterprise Class: Constitution-class refitService: 2286–2293 Captains: James T. Kirk This ship first appears at the conclusion of Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home and is the main setting in the subsequent Star Trek movies which use the original crew; the ship is ordered decommissioned at the end of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. Non-canon information concerning this ship includes paperwork included with the model kit, which indicated the ship was mothballed at the Memory Alpha ship museum, the Shatnerverse novel The Ashes of Eden, which depicted Enterprise-A's removal from the mothball fleet before being destroyed defending the planet Chal. Registry: USS Enterprise Class: Excelsior-class refitService: 2293–2329 Captains: John Harriman Launched at the start of Star Trek Generations.
James T. Kirk is declared missing, presumed killed, after the ship encounters the Nexus energy ribbon on its maiden voyage. Non-canon information concerning this ship includes Star Trek novels listing Demora Sulu succeeding Harriman as captain. Three ships named Enterprise are featured in Star Trek: The Next Generation and four TNG-era films. Registry: USS Enterprise Class: AmbassadorService: 2332 – 2344 Captains: Rachel Garrett This ship appears in the Next Generation episode "Yesterday's Enterprise", it was destroyed attempting to defend the Klingon outpost Narendra III from Romulan attack. Survivors included Tasha Yar, whose alternate timeline version from "Yesterday's Enterprise" travels with the ship back in time to the battle over Narendra III; the actions of the Enterprise-C's crew became a catalyst for the alliance between the Federation and the Klingo
Michael Craig Judge is an Ecuadorian-born American animator, actor, voice actor, screenwriter, composer and former physicist. Judge is the creator of the television series Beavis and Butt-Head, co-creator of the television series King of the Hill, The Goode Family, Silicon Valley, Mike Judge Presents: Tales from the Tour Bus, he wrote and directed the films Beavis and Butt-Head Do America, Office Space and Extract. Judge was born in Ecuador and raised in the U. S. state of New Mexico. He graduated from the University of San Diego, where he studied physics. After losing interest in a career in science, Judge began to focus on animation and creating short films, one of, developed into the successful MTV series Beavis and Butt-Head, which spawned a 1996 feature film as well as the spin-off series, Daria. In 1995, Judge and former Simpsons writer Greg Daniels developed King of the Hill, which debuted on Fox in 1997 and became a hit with both critics and audiences. During the run of the show, Judge took some time off to write and direct Office Space and Extract.
As King of the Hill was coming to an end, Judge created his third show, ABC's The Goode Family, which received mixed reviews and was cancelled after 13 episodes. After a four-year hiatus, he created his fourth show, the live-action Silicon Valley for HBO, which has received critical acclaim since its premiere. In 2017, Judge's fourth animated series, the music-themed Tales from the Tour Bus, premiered on Cinemax, to critical and audience acclaim. Judge has won a Primetime Emmy Award and two Annie Awards for King of the Hill and two Critics' Choice Television Awards and Satellite Awards for Silicon Valley. Michael Craig Judge was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador on October 17, 1962, the second of three children born to American couple Margaret Yvonne, a librarian, William James Judge, an archeologist. At the time of his birth, his father was working for a nonprofit organization in Guayaquil and other parts of Ecuador, promoting agricultural development. Judge was raised from age seven in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he spent a small portion of his life working on a chicken farm.
He attended St. Pius X High School and graduated with a BSc in physics from the University of California, San Diego in 1985. After graduating from UCSD in 1985, he held several brief jobs in physics and mechanical engineering, but found himself growing bored with science. In 1987, he moved to Silicon Valley to join Parallax Graphics, a startup video card company with about 40 employees based in Santa Clara, California. Disliking the company's culture and his colleagues, Judge quit after less than three months and became a bass player with a touring blues band, he was a part of Anson Funderburgh's band for two years, playing on their 1990 Black Top Records release "Rack'Em Up", while taking graduate math classes at the University of Texas at Dallas. In 1989, after seeing animation cels on display in a movie theater, Judge purchased a Bolex 16 mm film camera and began creating his own animated shorts in his home in Garland, Texas. In 1991, his short film "Office Space" was acquired by Comedy Central, following an animation festival in Dallas.
In the early 1990s, he was playing blues bass with Doyle Bramhall. In 1992, he developed Frog Baseball, a short film featuring the characters Beavis and Butt-Head, to be featured on Liquid Television, a 1990s animation showcase that appeared on MTV; the short led to the creation of the Beavis and Butt-Head series on MTV, in which Judge voiced both title characters as well as the majority of supporting characters and wrote and directed the majority of the episodes. The show centers on two incompetent, heavy metal-loving teenage wannabe delinquents and Butt-Head, who live in the fictional town of Highland, Texas; the two have no adult supervision, are dim-witted, sex-obsessed, uneducated literate, lack any empathy or moral scruples regarding each other. Over its run and Butt-Head drew a notable amount of both positive and negative reaction from the public with its combination of lewd humor and implied criticism of society. Judge himself is critical of the animation and quality of earlier episodes, in particular the first two – Blood Drive/Give Blood and Door to Door – which he described as "awful, I don't know why anybody liked it...
I was burying my head in the sand." The series spawned the feature-length film Beavis and Butt-Head Do America and the spin-off show Daria. After two decades, the series aired its new season on October 27, 2011; the premiere was dubbed a ratings hit, with an audience of 3.3 million total viewers. On January 10, 2014, Judge announced that there is still a chance to pitch Beavis and Butt-Head to another network and that he wouldn't mind making more episodes. In early 1995, after the successful first run of Beavis and Butt-Head on MTV, Mike Judge co-created the show King of the Hill with former The Simpsons writer Greg Daniels. Judge was a former resident of Garland, upon which the fictional community of Arlen was loosely based, but as Judge stated in a interview, the show was based more on the Dallas suburb of Richardson. Judge conceived the idea for the show, drew the main characters, wrote the pilot script. Judge voiced characters Jeff Boomhauer; the show centers on the
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 21,233, in 2017 the estimated population was 21,796. A historic seaport and popular summer tourist destination on the Piscataqua River bordering the state of Maine, Portsmouth was the home of the Strategic Air Command's Pease Air Force Base, since converted to Portsmouth International Airport at Pease. American Indians of the Abenaki and other Algonquian languages-speaking nations, their predecessors, inhabited the territory of coastal New Hampshire for thousands of years before European contact; the first known European to explore and write about the area was Martin Pring in 1603. The Piscataqua River forms a good natural harbor; the west bank of the harbor was settled by English colonists in 1630 and named Strawbery Banke, after the many wild strawberries growing there. The village was fortified by Fort Mary. Strategically located for trade between upstream industries and mercantile interests abroad, the port prospered.
Fishing and shipbuilding were principal businesses of the region. Enslaved Africans were imported as laborers as early as 1645 and were integral to building the city's prosperity. Portsmouth was part of the Triangle Trade. At the town's incorporation in 1653, it was named Portsmouth in honor of the colony's founder, John Mason, he had been captain of the port of Portsmouth, England, in the county of Hampshire, for which New Hampshire is named. When Queen Anne's War ended in 1712, Governor Joseph Dudley selected the town to host negotiations for the 1713 Treaty of Portsmouth, which temporarily ended hostilities between the Abenaki Indians and English settlements of the Province of Massachusetts Bay and New Hampshire. In 1774, in the lead-up to the Revolution, Paul Revere rode to Portsmouth warning that the British were coming, with warships to subdue the port. Although Fort William and Mary protected the harbor, the rebel government moved the capital inland to Exeter, safe from the Royal Navy.
The Navy bombarded Falmouth on October 18, 1775. African Americans helped defend New England during the war. In 1779, 19 slaves from Portsmouth wrote a petition to the state legislature and asked that it abolish slavery, in recognition of their war contributions and in keeping with the principles of the Revolution, their petition was not answered, but New Hampshire ended slavery. Thomas Jefferson's 1807 embargo against trade with Britain withered New England's trade with Canada, several local fortunes were lost. Others were gained by men who were privateers during the War of 1812. In 1849, Portsmouth was incorporated as a city. Once one of the nation's busiest ports and shipbuilding cities, Portsmouth expressed its wealth in fine architecture, it has significant examples of Colonial and Federal style houses, some of which are now museums. Portsmouth's heart has stately brick Federalist stores and townhouses, built all-of-a-piece after devastating early 19th-century fires; the worst was in 1813. A fire district was created that required all new buildings within its boundaries to be built of brick with slate roofs.
The city was noted for the production of boldly wood-veneered Federalist furniture by the master cabinet maker Langley Boardman. The Industrial Revolution spurred economic growth in New Hampshire mill towns such as Dover, Laconia, Manchester and Rochester, where rivers provided water power for the mills, it shifted growth to the new mill towns. The port of Portsmouth declined, but the city survived Victorian-era doldrums, a time described in the works of Thomas Bailey Aldrich in his 1869 novel The Story of a Bad Boy. In the 20th century, the city founded a Historic District Commission, which has worked to protect much of the city's irreplaceable architectural legacy. In 2008, the National Trust for Historic Preservation named Portsmouth one of the "Dozen Distinctive Destinations"; the compact and walkable downtown on the waterfront draws tourists and artists, who each summer throng the cafes and shops around Market Square. Portsmouth annually celebrates the revitalization of its downtown with Market Square Day, a celebration dating back to 1977, produced by the non-profit Pro Portsmouth, Inc.
Portsmouth shipbuilding history has had a long symbiotic relationship with Kittery, across the Piscataqua River. In 1781–1782, the naval hero John Paul Jones lived in Portsmouth while he supervised construction of his ship Ranger, built on nearby Badger's Island in Kittery. During that time, he boarded at the Captain Gregory Purcell house, which now bears Jones' name, as it is the only surviving property in the United States associated with him. Built by the master housewright Hopestill Cheswell, an African American, it has been designated as a National Historic Landmark, it now serves as the Portsmouth Historical Society Museum. The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, established in 1800 as the first federal navy yard, is on Seavey's Island in Kittery, Maine; the base is famous for being the site of the 1905 signing of the Treaty of Portsmouth which ended the Russo-Japanese War. Though US President Theodore Roosevelt orchestrated the peace conference that brought Russian and Japanese diplomats to Portsmouth and the Shipyard, he never came to Portsmouth, relying on the Navy and people of New Hampshire as the hosts.
Roosevelt won the 1906 Nobel Peace Prize for his diplomacy in bringing about an end to the War. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 16.8 square miles, of
Star Trek: Renegades
Star Trek: Renegades is a fan film based upon the Star Trek franchise. The story concerns a group of criminals and misfits assembled to undertake a covert mission when suspicion arises that the official military chain of command has been compromised by enemy agents; the film was funded through crowdsourcing, the film's producers claimed they were going to submit it to CBS as a spec TV pilot. The completed pilot film was released for public viewing via YouTube beginning August 24, 2015. Plans were announced for a Renegades web-based series, but in 2016 the overt Star Trek elements were removed to avoid legal complications. Ten years after the starship Voyager's return from the Delta Quadrant, the Federation is in a crisis; the Federation's main suppliers of dilithium crystals are disappearing. Space and time have folded around several planets; the phenomenon is unnatural – someone or something is causing it to happen. The need to stop this necessitates drastic measures, some of which are outside the Federation’s normal jurisdiction.
For this, Admiral Pavel Chekov, head of Starfleet Intelligence, turns to Commander Tuvok, Voyager's former security officer and current head of the newly reorganized Section 31, Starfleet's autonomous intelligence and defense organization. Tuvok must put together a new covert, renegade crew – outcasts and rogues, criminals; this new crew is tasked with finding out what is causing the folding of time and space, stopping it at all costs. But will they be able to put aside their differences and stop trying to kill one another in time to accomplish their mission? The team behind Renegades had produced the fan film Star Trek: Of Gods and Men. Renegades was shot at Laurel Canyon Studios in Los Angeles. Principal photography commenced on October 2, 2013, was completed on October 16, 2013, in Los Angeles; the premise for Renegades originated on the final day of the Of Men shoot. Jack Trevino made the suggestion of a series where the cast had to work outside of the boundaries of Starfleet. Writer Ethan Calk credited this as being the origin of the idea.
The production team announced plans for three possible outcomes from the film: CBS picks it up for a series. It was made into a stand-alone film, its running time is 1.3 hours. Primary financing was via three successful Kickstarter and Indiegogo campaigns in 2012, 2013, 2014. Total raised for the film was $375,038. For reference, the film Star Trek Into Darkness had an estimated budget of $190 million. On November 28, 2015, Renegades reached $300,000 in fund raising according to Kickstarter. Backers of the film were given a limited-time, online-streaming preview of the unfinished film in June 2015; the official premiere took place at Crest Theater, Los Angeles on Saturday, August 1, 2015. Public release of the completed Star Trek: Renegades film began on its own YouTube channel. On August 24, 2015, surpassed one million views by December 18, 2015. After the official premiere, Star Trek: Renegades was shown on Sunday, September 6, 2015 at Fan Expo Canada in Toronto. In mid-September 2015 the film was released at the Alamo City Comic Con in San Antonio and The Geek Gathering in Sheffield, Alabama.
In mid-October 2015, the film premiered at the TRIFI Film Festival in Washington. In late October 2015, the film premiered at Rocket City NerdCon in Alabama; the cast of Renegades includes several Star Trek alumni, who in some cases reprised their former roles. Garrett Wang was to return as Harry Kim, but had scheduling conflicts with his involvement in Unbelievable!!!!!, a comedy film with other Star Trek alumni actors. He has stated, that he may return if the film is turned into a series and gets picked up. J. G. Hertzler was set to play Borrada, the film's main antagonist, but had since taken political office in New York. Richard Herd was cast as Admiral Owen Paris on October 9, 2012. Courtney Peldon was cast as Shree on November 14, 2012. Tim Russ was cast as Tuvok on December 7, 2012. Walter Koenig was cast as Admiral Pavel Chekov on March 4, 2013. Adrienne Wilkinson was cast as Captain Lexxa Singh, leader of the Renegades and a direct descendant of Khan Noonien Singh. Sean Young was cast as Dr. Lucien.
Robert Picardo was cast as Dr. Lewis Zimmerman, the developer of the Emergency Medical Hologram program which bears his likeness. Manu Intiraymi reprised his role from Voyager as Icheb. Chasty Ballesteros was cast as a troubled young Betazoid. Kevin Fry was cast as an unbalanced former Bajoran freedom fighter. Grant Imahara was cast as an aide to Admiral Pavel Chekov. Vic Mignogna was cast as a vicious Cardassian prisoner; the score for the film is by Justin R. Durban; the original plans were for Star Trek: Renegades to be a web series. However, on June 25, 2016, in response to new fan film guidelines, the production team announced that they had removed all Star Trek references from the script for the sequel. Drew Turney, of moviehole.net, wrote, "The story of Star Trek: Renegades has quite a cool premise... The execution is a little less successful, the script feeling a bit under-written and too full of corny tropes that went out of fashion in the sci-fi of the 80s," adding, "It's clear the team behind the movie loves the Star Trek name, diehard fans are to be far more forgiving of the flaws than most.
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Redshirt Blues is a 2001 fan film, made by fans of original Star Trek. It was written and produced by David O. Rogers, it satirizes the use of redshirts on the television series as well as the show itself, its fans, popular culture. The disillusioned and disgruntled redshirt Crewman Averson is stuck on patrol on an unknown planet when he meets optimistic Crewman Leeds, new on board the USS Enterprise; as the two search for an energy field, Averson tells Leeds the true nature of redshirts as cannon fodder: "Redshirts die first" and goes on about his opinions on Captain Kirk and other fixtures of the show. Leeds on the other hand says he is eager to serve in Starfleet, wants to learn to speak Klingon "just for fun" and his observation about how Qui-Gon Jinn doesn't disappear in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace as does Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope; the two encounter an alien resembling a floating orb. While Averson hides, Leeds is killed. Averson tries to contact the Enterprise with his communicator, which he finds is broken and replaces it with that of Leeds and moves on.
Redshirt Blues was first shown in the 2000 Boston Film Festival, which The Boston Phoenix reporter Mike Miliard reviewed as a "great Star Trek parody". It was screened at the 2000 Pacific Palisades Film Festival, 2001 Nodance Film Festival, shown on a special Star Trek episode of Sci Fi Channel's short film television series Exposure on September 16, 2001. Entertainment Weekly reviews it as an "amusing riff on the hapless Starfleet crewmen whose uniforms invariably mark them for untimely deaths." Overall, Wook Kim rated the Exposure episode as "B". Official website Redshirt Blues on IMDb Redshirt Blues on YouTube