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Seeking to provide fans with a one-stop destination for credible news and high-quality insights regarding all things Star Trek, Roddenberry Entertainment has partnered with Nexus Media Group to officially launch on April 25.

Inspired by the registry number of the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701), 1701News will cover Star Trek like it’s never been done before, not just with breaking news and social space – the final digital frontier – but with regular columns from fan favorites, videos and pictures, one-of-a-kind interviews, and even a reader-interactive news section that will bring Star Trek conventions to life for the entire world.  In addition, Roddenberry Entertainment will collaborate with Nexus Media Group to provide access to proprietary archives, interviews and other Trek scintilla.

In addition to the 1701News website (, fans can soon follow 1701News via Twitter (@1701News) and Facebook (1701News).

“Roddenberry Entertainment has long been committed to the fan experience.  With 1701News we want to create a dedicated site that can have its own identity and purpose, providing the ultimate insider news and information resource for Star Trek fans,” said Trevor Roth, chief operating officer and head of development for Roddenberry Entertainment.  “We’ve known Michael Hinman for a long time – he’s been a respected fixture in the sci-fi community with SyFy Portal, Airlock Alpha and other news sites – and we know that 1701News will succeed with Nexus Media Group as our partner.”

“For far too long there’s been an unfilled need when it comes to Star Trek news, and the fans deserve better,” stated Michael Hinman, president of Nexus Media Group.  “I’ve had an integrity-based Star Trek news site in mind for quite some time, but we never wanted to launch something without the right partner.  Star Trek exists because of Gene Roddenberry – the Great Bird of the Galaxy – and it’s the greatest honor for all of us at Nexus Media to be a part of the Roddenberry/Star Trek legacy.  We will make Star Trek fans proud.”

About Roddenberry Entertainment
Roddenberry Entertainment is a science-fiction leader with a tradition of groundbreaking entertainment.  Originally founded in 1967 by Gene Roddenberry, the company has since led a steady stable of science-fiction successes including Gene Roddenberry’s Earth: Final Conflict, Gene Roddenberry’s Andromeda and, most notably, Star Trek.  Roddenberry Entertainment continues to produce entertainment for all audiences, employing a viewer-centric creative process and resulting in insightful explorations of humanity.  The company’s mission is to make good on its namesake’s promise of superior science-fiction while utilizing new and varied vehicles of delivery.  Building on its TV roots, this entertainment pioneer has also successfully ventured into graphic novels, documentaries, comic strips and 360° films, all the while continuing a long and unique tradition in quality merchandising.  Roddenberry Entertainment has set itself apart by creating content that surpasses mere entertainment; it challenges its audiences to think, question and explore the world, as well as potential worlds beyond.

For more information on Roddenberry Entertainment, please visit Roddenberry Entertainment can also be found on Facebook ( and Twitter (

About Nexus Media Group
Starting with a simple science-fiction news website on GeoCities in 1998, Nexus Media Group operates news outlets whose contributors aren’t just journalists, they’re fans.  Its flagship site, Airlock Alpha, celebrates its 15th year in 2013, and was known as SyFy Portal until Nexus Media sold its brand to NBC Universal in 2009.  Nexus Media also runs the horror entertainment news site Rabid Doll, and the soon-to-relaunch ratings entertainment news site Inside Blip.  Handpicked by founder Michael Hinman, the Nexus Media staff focuses on quality over quantity, and joined many others in pioneering digital media as it is today.

via Nexus Media Group


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