Saturday, January 8, 2011

It's 2011 -- Start Trekkin' style!

Hello and happy 2011 to all our friends and fans! We're gearing up and excited for another year of shows and fun with our favorite crew. Check out our hot new picture...and there's plenty more of those to come, thanks to our brilliant photographer Laura Sterling.

Pretty soon we'll also have a totally redesigned website, bringing us into the far reaches of 2011 and beyond. And...get out your calendars, because our first batch of shows for 2011 have been announced, and this year, we have some exciting news...not only will we be doing our "standard" 1-hour improvised shows; we'll also be doing a handful of "Start Trekkin' Presents!" These will be fully-improvised shows with our usual cast, but NOT in the Star Trek universe. The theme for each show will change, and will be announced prior to the shows themselves.

Here are our newly-announced 2011 dates. The following performances will all take place at the Tank theatre, 354 W 45th St:

-Saturday, January 15th, 7:30pm
-Saturday, February 19th, 9:30pm
-Saturday, March 5th, 7:30pm
-Saturday, April 16th, 7:30pm
-Sunday, April 24th, 7:30pm (Start Trekkin' Presents! performance)
-Saturday, May 28th, 7:30pm
-Thursday, June 16th, 7:30pm
-Saturday, July 16th, 7:30pm
-Saturday, August 13th, 7:30pm
-Saturday, September 17th, 7:30pm
-Saturday, October 22nd, 7:30pm
-Saturday, November 19th, 7:30pm
-Saturday, December 17th, 7:30pm

That's all for now! We'll be back soon with more news and fun stuff.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Start Trekkin' on RADAR!

A few moths ago, our brave crew was filmed for short indie documentary. At long last, our episode is up and you can see the awesomeness that is Start Trekkin'.

RADAR Episode 36: Start Trekkin'

We'll be back soon with more shows and more coverage - over the summer we were interviewed for a spot on the Science Channel's "Sci Fi Science" show, and we'll let you know when our episode is slated to air! And, in October, we'll be at the NY Comic Con, walking the floor and performing!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Is this thing on?

So,'s been a while, hasn't it?

Almost a year.

Frankly, I was a bit startled to discover it - time flies so quickly - it feels more like we fell into a kind of Voyager-esque void.

Which isn't to say that Start Trekkin' hasn't been performing its usual roster of madcap space adventures - on the contrary, we've had a whirlwind of a year. We found a home for monthly shows at The Tank; in January 2010 we were filmed for a small documentary that's still yet to air; and last week we not only took a ton of gorgeous publicity photos (by our esteemed Captain Ben Sterling's lovely bride and professional photographer, Laura Sterling), but we also performed at a tribute party for William Shatner that was aptly named "The Shat Ball". Links will be provided at the bottom of this post...

With the passage of time also comes the passage of good colleagues. In 2009, we bid a fond farewell to our esteemed crewmates Phil Ristaino, Aaron Saenz, Evan Morgenstern and Leslie Goshko. After a long day of auditions, we welcomed aboard new shipmates Lyra Brennan and Kara Moseley. I think I can speak for everyone here when I say that the girls have fast become part of the Start Trekkin' family. Behind the scenes, we also welcomed the lovely Monica to our crew as our official lighting designer.'s been a good year.

So how about some links???

Shat Ball coverage on

Shat Ball on

Shat Ball on Time Out NY

The Shat Ball on MetroMix


Sunday, March 29, 2009

Interviewed by

Our engrossed (and quite comfortable, thanks to the bean bag chairs) audience at NYCC 09 (photo courtesy

Crew members Juan, Leslie, and Evan (and maybe Heather, I can't quite tell) were interviewed by these dudes from during our intensive sweeps of the convention room floor at the 2009 NY Comicon.

Go here and listen to the crew's whipsmart comments on green ladies and the appropriateness of "throwing down the gauntlet."

Here are some action shots courtesy of one of the homies from Note Juan's excellent on-stage slouch. Also, picture 3 presents a rare shot of the elusive producerus trekkinus, Lauren Hunt. Click photos to enlarge.

Capt. Ben Sterling interviewed in

The Capn (with assistance from Timmy the Orb of Zeti Alpha 9)
wrestles giant poop meteor to save all inhabitants of the museum of natural history in NYC.

Our courageous captain Ben was recently featured in an article in Backstage Magazine (both print and on their website) with the subtitle "Geek-friendly performers use comic book and sci-fi conventions to build their audience."

The captain drops pearls on his interviewer about the practice and pitfalls of performing at conventions and creating sci fi theater in a digital world.

"It's a safe place for geeks," quoth El Capitano. "It's a place where you can go and be a kid and be ridiculous and it's okay. Not only do people not care; they celebrate it."

For the full article, please click here

The beautiful, horrible struggle.