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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Star Trek Phase II Announces Release of "Blood and Fire!"

"Star Trek Phase II", formerly known as, "Star Trek New Voyages, " announced the release schedule of the, much awaited two-part episode, "Blood and Fire." The first of two parts, will become available for viewing December 20, 2008!

Cawley Entertainment announces: "'Blood and Fire: part One', will be released on December 20, 2008 as a holiday gift to fans. The fourth episode completed by Star Trek: New Voyages, and the first produced under the Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II moniker, “Blood and Fire” was written by Carlos Pedraza and David Gerrold, based on an original TNG script by David Gerrold," which will undoubtedly be the greatest "stocking stuffer" any "Star Trek" fan could receive...early!

Cawley Entertainment also says: "The horrific story finds a battle damaged Enterprise caught between an incurable contagion that threatens to overrun the galaxy, the pull of a dying star, and Klingons poised to attack. Like all of the best Star Trek episodes, “Blood and Fire” finds the Enterprise crew facing their own human fears and failings as they have to weigh the costs and decide how much personal risk to take in order to save the people around them."

Also mentioned by Cawley Entertainment, was that "Gerrold wrote the story of contagion as a metaphor for the AIDS pandemic and the episode is dedicated to the gifted Star Trek alumni the world has lost to the disease: William Ware Thesis, Mike Minor and Merritt Butrick. It was also Gerrold’s intention to challenge the apathy of the public regarding the small sacrifice, yet far reaching power, of blood donations. Based on an original TNG script that was shelved because of the mention of a gay crewman aboard the Enterprise, 'Blood and Fire' for Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II honors Gene Roddenberry’s vision of a non-judgmental future with the inclusion of a gay couple as part of the principle action of the story."

The backstory of this particular episode challenges even the most apathetic bystander to become vocal about important social issues, even when no one else is voicing concerns.

Very important topics, indeed.

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