via @CreationEnt: More than 120 celebrities will join an estimated 15,000 Trekkies and Trekkers from around the world at this year’s Official Star Trek Convention, Aug. 1-5 at the Rio Suites Hotel in Las Vegas

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(Las Vegas, NV) Star Trek fans from around the world will be beamed to Las Vegas on August 1 – 5 for the galaxy’s largest annual Official Star Trek Convention. Organizers anticipate that over 15,000 attendees will convene at this decade-long Las Vegas tradition at The Rio Suites Hotel.

This Official Star Trek Convention will be highlighted by special presentations including:

  • Special panels, presentations, celebrity guests and a exhibit with costumes and props from the new hit Star Trek television series Star Trek: Discovery.
  • In-person stage appearances by three Star Trek Captains: William Shatner (classic Star Trek’s Captain Kirk, Saturday only); Jason Isaacs (Star Trek: Discovery’s Captain Gabriel Lorca, appearance day TBD); and Kate Mulgrew (Star Trek: Voyager’s Captain Janeway, Saturday only).
  • A salute to the 25th Anniversary of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine will include: a special reunion stage appearance of three cast members dressed their characters Chase Masterson (Leeta), Max Grodenchik (Rom) and Aron Eisenberg (Nog); a special DS9 screening of “Far Beyond Our Stars” followed by a panel with the cast members from this episode; and a special inside look at the upcoming DS9 documentary What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine with the Co-Directors Dave Zappone and Ira Steven Behr.

Other scheduled guests include George Takei (Sulu from the Original Series, slated to appear Saturday and Sunday); Nichelle Nichols (Uhura, Wednesday – Friday); Walter Koenig (Chekov, Friday only); Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine in Star Trek: Voyager, Thursday only); Brent Spiner (Data from Star Trek:  The Next Generation, Wednesday and Thursday); Rainn Wilson (Harry Mudd from Star Trek: Discovery and The Office, day TBA); Michael Welch (Artim from Star Trek: Insurrection, on Wednesday); and many more.

In addition to celebrities, the non-stop theatrical show will include behind-the-scenes presentations, costume and trivia contests, no-minimum bid auctions of unique collectibles and one-of-a-kind items, and special fan-made music videos. The exhibit hall will boast major companies and distributors selling and displaying Star Trek and sci-fi collectibles from across the universe.

Along with nighttime Star Trek themed parties, the Star Trek Saturday Evening Gala Celebration will return with the Nevada Pops Orchestra Star Trek: Concert Live.  This special night features Maestro Richard McGee and a 45-piece orchestra.  Special quest conductors will include Michael Giacchino (“Star Trek Into Darkness, and Beyond Suite”), Jeff Russo (world premiere of a orchestral performance of his score “Star Trek: Discovery”), and Dennis McCarthy (The Deep Space Nine Suite). The concert will take place Saturday, August 4 at 9:30 p.m. (a separate ticket of $50 is required for general admission).

For cosplayers, Saturday is the day!  The Costume Competition with celebrity judges, special on-stage costume panels, the annual Costume Parade throughout the convention, and a number of cosplayer meet ups are all scheduled. Garak’s Tailor and Repair will be returning to handle any emergency costume repairs for free throughout the weekend. Attendees can walk down the “Creation Promenade” and find talented craftspeople providing free souvenirs, as well as several surprising maximum-sized photo ops backdrops.

The exhibit hall will boast companies and distributors selling and displaying Star Trek and sci-fi collectibles from across the nebula.

General admission tickets are available in advance (www.creationent.com) or at the door and start at $50 for a single day. Show hours are Wednesday and Thursday, 10:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (times are tentative).

For further information, call Creation Entertainment at 818/409-0960, or visit our website at www.creationent.com.

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Twitter: @CreationEnt

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via Variety: Nancy Sinatra Sr., former wife of Frank Sinatra and the mother of his three children, dies at age 101

Mitzi Gaynor and Nancy Sinatra Sr. at Ross Hunter's party at the Beverly Hills Hotel in California, Ross Hunter Party, Los Angeles

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Nancy Sinatra Sr., Frank Sinatra’s First Wife, Dies at 101

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Our conversation with Roger Perry from October 2017 is available online for listening on demand on our YouTube channel

Photo courtesy of the Perry family

About a year ago, when Joyce Bulifant made her first visit on TV Confidential: A radio talk show about television, Greg and I spent a good amount of time talking about Roger Perry. Not only was he the love of her life, in many respects he was the “star” of Joyce’s book, My Four Hollywood Husbands (or, as Roger himself liked to put it, he was “The Last Husband Standing”). At one point, Joyce asked us on the air if we would also like to speak to Roger.  We said yes and we had a great time chatting with Roger about his acting and music career.

If you’d like to hear that conversation, it’s available online for listening on demand on our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/ZAT5JH9Wrdc?t=28m23s

Thank you again, Joyce, for making that possible. On behalf of our colleagues and listeners, we are thinking of you.

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via Harlan Boll: Actor, producer, director and composer Roger Perry dies at age 85

photo courtesy of the Perry family

Celebrated actor, producer, director and composer Roger Perry passed away Thursday, July 12 of prostrate cancer at home with his loving wife, Joyce Bulifant, holding his hand. He was 85.

Born in Davenport, Iowa, Perry was discovered by Lucille Ball, who put him under contract to Desilu Studios. After signing to co-star with Pat O’Brien in the TV series Harrigan and Sons, he moved to Universal Studios, where he co-starred with Chuck Connors and Ben Gazzara in the 90-minute ABC drama Arrest & Trial.

A popular guest star on many network programs, including Star Trek, Love, American Style, Ironside, The F.B.I.,  Hawaii Five-O, Barnaby Jones, The Bob Newhart Show, Quincy, C.H.I.Ps, and The Fall Guy, Perry had regular roles on such shows as The Facts of Life and Falcon Crest, while his film credits include Follow The Boys with Connie Francis, Roller Boogie with Linda Blair, The Thing with Two Heads with Ray Milland and Rosie Greer, The Cat and Count Yorga, Vampire, both of which co-starred Craig T. Nelson and Mariette Harley. Also an accomplished stage actor, Perry’s starring credits in the theatre included productions of Gypsy, Annie, They’re Playing Our Song, Mr. Roberts, Once Upon A Mattress, Anything Goes, The Royal Hunt of the Sun, Goodbye Charlie, Lovers And Other Strangers, and Love Letters.

Perry also composed the music for Make A Promise, Keep A Promise, which premiered at the Doolittle Theater in Hollywood, and the score for the musical version of George Bernard Shaw’s You Never Can Tell, a production in which he co-starred himself, along with his wife, Joyce Bulifant, at Theatre East in Los Angeles. In addition, Barbra Streisand performed “A Kid Again,” a song written by Perry, in her first TV special, My Name is Barbra, plus he directed and wrote the music for Asphalt And Concrete, a short film starring his son Chris Perry, and photographed by his brother, Nick Perry.

Together, Perry and Bulifant also starred in The First Hundred Years (produced by John Forsythe), Hanging By A Thread with Patty Duke, and The Happiness Bench, with Mariette Hartley and John Aniston. In recent years, they performed together in many benefit productions for children’s programs and charity.

Perry is survived by his wife, Joyce Bulifant, his brother Nick Perry, his son Chris Perry, his daughter Dana McNerney and grandson Parker McNerney as well as all of the Asher-MacArthur and McClure children and grandchildren, which made up Roger’s blended family. Services are pending. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Bridge Regional Center for Abused Children in Glenwood Springs CO, which Roger Perry and Joyce Bulifant founded together.

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via NBC News: Aside from Sandra Oh’s historic nod as the first actress of Asian descent to receive a nomination for Best Actress in a Drama, the vast majority of this year’s Emmy nominations are extraordinarily safe and staid

Image: Villanelle (Jodie Comer) and Eve (Sandra Oh) in Killing Eve on BBC America.

photo courtesy BBC America

https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/2018-emmy-nominations-sandra-oh-makes-history-tv-s-biggest-ncna891056

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via @latimes: In some respects, this year’s Emmy nominations seem more like a political indictment than a reflection of what did and didn’t work this year on TV

Courtesy NBC

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/tv/la-et-st-emmy-nominations-analysis-20180712-story.html

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via NPR: Complete list of this year’s Emmy nominations

https://www.npr.org/sections/monkeysee/2018/07/12/625371859/emmy-nominations-2018-list-of-nominees-in-major-categories

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Ken Berry and Gary Lockwood: Next on TVC

Actors Ken Berry and Gary Lockwood will join us this weekend as part of an encore edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing July 13-16 at the following times and venues:

Share-a-Vision Radio
San Francisco Bay Area
Friday 7/13
7pm ET, 4pm PT
10pm ET, 7pm PT
Click on the Listen Live button at KSAV.org
Use the TuneIn app on your smartphone and type in KSAV
Hear us on the KSAV channel on CX Radio Brazil
Hear us on your cell phone or landline number by dialing 712-432-4235

Indiana Talks
Marion, IN
Saturday 7/14
8pm ET, 5pm PT
Sunday 7/15
10am ET, 7am PT
Click on the player at IndianaTalks.com
or use the TuneIn app on your smartphone and type in Indiana Talks

WON 920 The Apple
Brooklyn, NY
Saturday 7/14
10pm ET, 7pm PT
Streaming at Live365.com

KSCO AM-1080 and FM-104.1
San Jose, Santa Cruz and Salinas, CA
KOMY AM-1340
La Selva Beach and Watsonville, CA
Sunday 7/15
9am ET, 6am PT
Also streaming at KSCO.com
or use the TuneIn app on your smartphone and type in KSCO

CROC Radio
Kimberley, British Columbia, Canada
Sunday 7/15
1pm ET, 10am PT
Streaming at CROCRadio.com
or use the TuneIn app on your smartphone and type in CROC

KHMB AM-1710
KHMV-LP 100.9 FM

Half Moon Bay, CA
Sunday 7/15
9pm PT
Monday 7/16
Midnight ET
Click on the Listen Live button at KHMBRadio.com

RadioSlot.com
San Francisco, CA
Monday 7/16
10pm ET, 7pm PT
with replays Tuesday thru Friday at 10pm ET, 7pm PT
Click on the Talk Slot button at RadioSlot.com

PWRNetwork
A member of the Truli Media Group
Ann Arbor, MI ~ Boston, MA ~ Chicago, IL ~ Melrose, FL ~ Los Angeles, CA
Various times throughout the week
on the Entertainment Channel on PWRNetwork.com
and the PWR channel on TuneIn

Once described as “a double-triple threat” because of his accomplishments as a singer, dancer and actor on stage, film, on television, Ken Berry has entertained audiences for more than six decades. That’s a claim that not every performer can make.

Ken will share a few memories about his career in the entertainment industry, from his early years with the Billy Barnes Revue and working in Las Vegas alongside Abbott and Costello, to his successful runs on F Troop, Mayberry, R.F.D., and Mama’s Family. We’ll talk about his friendship with Buster Keaton (not to mention the major influence the silent film star had on his career), the important roles that Carol Burnett, Lucille Ball and Leonard Nimoy all played in various points in his career, his many appearance on top TV variety shows and specials, and a few other surprises. Ken Berry will join us in our first hour.

Most of you know Gary Lockwood as Frank Poole in 2001: A Space Odyssey, while Trekkies know him as Gary Mitchell in “Where No Man Has Gone Before,” the second pilot for the original Star Trek. He has also worked with such film and TV legends as Henry Fonda, Jane Fonda, Anthony Perkins, Joshua Logan, Elia Kazan, Elvis Presley, Natalie Wood, Basil Rathbone, Anthony Quinn, and, of course, Stanley Kubrick.

Gary was also a fixture on prime time television for more than four decades, including such classic shows as Perry Mason, Gunsmoke, Night Gallery, Mission: Impossible, The Six Million Dollar Man, Murder, She Wrote, and many of the crime dramas produced by Quinn Martin. In addition, he headlined his own series, The Lieutenant, the first series created by Gene Roddenberry. Gary Lockwood will join us in our second hour.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Fri 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org and CX Radio Brazil
Sat 8pm ET, 5pm PT and Sun 10am ET, 7am PT on Indiana Talks (Marion, IN)
Sat 10pm ET, 7pm PT on WON 920 The Apple (Brooklyn, NY)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT KSCO-AM 1080 (San Jose, Santa Cruz and Salinas, CA)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT KOMY-AM 1340 (La Selva Beach and Watsonville, CA)
Sun 1pm ET, 10am PT CROC Radio (British Columbia, Canada)
Sun 9pm PT, Mon Mid ET on KHMB-AM and FM (Half Moon Bay, CA)
Mon 10pm ET, 7pm PT on The Radio Slot Network (San Francisco, CA)
Replays various times throughout the week on the Entertainment Channel at PWRNetwork
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Coming soon to TV CONFIDENTIAL: Author, journalist and screenwriter Robert Crane on interviewing Bruce Dern, Traci Lords, John Wayne, John Candy, Jack Nicholson, Karen Black, Joan Rivers, Phil Hartman, Roseanne Barr, Koko the Gorilla and other creatives at a time when industry people spoke their minds freely without self and organizational censorship. Bob’s new book, Hollywood Plateau, is available now in softcover and as an eBook

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 410 with guests Steve Bluestein and Donelle Dadigan is now available online for listening on demand

Show No. 410 with guests Steve Bluestein and Donelle Dadigan
Original Airdate: July 6-9, 2018
Listen to “TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 410 with guests Steve Bluestein and Donelle Dadigan” on Spreaker.
First hour: Donelle Dadigan, founder and president of The Hollywood Museum, gives Ed a preview of some of the notable exhibits on display this summer, including REAL TO REEL: Portrayals and Perceptions of LGBTQs in Hollywood, which returns to the Museum for its fifth consecutive year; Holy Hollywood History! Batman 1966, the tribute to the classic TV series starring Adam West and Burt Ward that has not only been extended due to popular demand, but will be expanded to include new items, including the costume worn by Victor Buono when he played King Tut; and the recently unveiled lobby exhibit honoring the career of Rich Little. Donelle also discusses the upcoming Hollywood Bowl concert, sponsored by The Jose Iturbi Foundation, featuring soloist Khatia Buniatishvili, who will bring Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto to life with precision and power. For tickets and information, go to https://hollywoodbowl.com. Also in this hour: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen commemorate the anniversaries of the death of Michael Jackson and the murder of Bob Crane. Second hour: Ed welcomes stand-up comedian, comedy writer, television writer and playwright Steve Bluestein. Steve’s new book, Memoir of a Nobody, is a funny and poignant look at life, love, comedy, show business and overcoming such obstacles as a difficult childhood and bouts of depression. Also in this hour: A remembrance of Harlan Ellison featuring Mark Dawidziak, television critic for the Cleveland Plain Dealer and a longtime Ellison friend.

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