This is a slightly more personal story than what you would normally find in the news section of 1701News, but I felt there was some important information I wanted to share with you, and felt here in our news section would help ensure that you saw it.
I am the editor-in-chief of this site, which I co-founded with Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth of Roddenberry Entertainment on April 25, 2013. The idea was to join forces — my group, which was behind Airlock Alpha (which debuted as SyFy World, and later SyFy Portal, in 1998), and the great name forever linked with Star Trek itself, Roddenberry.
It was always a bold endeavor, and one we knew would have speed bumps and potholes along the way. But we persevered, basically moving the site from a soft launch to a hard launch at the beginning of this year, making what we hope is an important mark in Star Trek-related entertainment news.
We aren’t the first Star Trek news site, and we’re certainly not the biggest. But we never claimed to be either of those. Our goal at 1701News is to give you everything you need to know as a Star Trek fan, whether it be merchandising, gaming, actors, books, the movies, even the new television series. The fandom for Star Trek is huge, so big that only a fraction of that base even frequent online Trek areas. But that’s OK — we want to report the news that will make you, and every fan like you, want to come back each and every day to find out what you can expect next.