Roddenberry Dive Team’s Comic-Con Dive & Cleanup!

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Presented by Roddenberry Dive Team

WHAT:

5th Annual RDT Comic-Con Dive

WHERE:

La Jolla Shores

DATE:

Thursday, July 18, 2013 (First Day of Comic-Con)

TIME:

6:30 Early Bird Gathering. Diving between 7:30am – 9:30am.

COST:

 FREE! RSVP Required.

NOTE:

 A Comic-Con Pass is not required to attend this event.

To all Scuba Divers and Ocean Lovers traveling to San Diego for this years Comic-Con event, come join the Roddenberry Dive Team for a morning of adventure as we dive the beautiful La Jolla’s Underwater Ecological Preserve. We will be joined by aquarists and scientists from the Birch Aquarium at Scripps. They will talk to us about local marine life, including the elusive leopard sharks we see in the area this time of year. Generally, as scuba divers, we never need an excuse to go diving but in this particular case we’ve joined forces to provide our out-of-town aquatic brethren an unforgettable dive opportunity. RSVP REQUIRED. Click Here to RSVP!

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For the early birds; a few of us will be arriving at La Jolla Shores (next to “Kellog Park”) around 6:30am to enjoy the sights and sounds of the ocean as the early morning sun shines onto the majestic pacific. Coffee, juice, yogurt, donuts and muffins will be available. We plan on gathering at one of the beach-side fire-pits for a bit of warmth and camaraderie. (If you have extras chairs and are willing to bring them, please do so for our out of town guests).

DIVING & DISCOVERY
Divers will start suiting up around 7:30am for an early morning dive adventure to tour the La Jolla Underwater Canyon. Once geared-up and ready, we’ll do a surface-swim out about 100 yards to where the depth is approximately 40+ feet. After a final buddy/gear check, we’ll descend to bottom where we’ll continue west to a maximum depth of 100’. From there, each buddy team, while monitoring their depth, time and air, will explore this magnificent underwater realm and gradually work their way east back to the shore.

DIVE/GEAR RENTALS
The La Jolla Shore water temperature ranges from the low 50‘s at depth to the high 60‘s at the surface. 7mm wetsuits or Drysuits are recommended. ALL dive gear (including Tanks &l; Weights) must be brought with you as there will be no rentals available on site. However, gear rental are available prior 7/18/12 from local dive shops. If renting gear, remember to call ahead and reserve your gear and pick it up the day before (7/17/12).

PARKING & DIRECTIONS
La Jolla Shores has an extremely convenient parking lot located next to the beach and only a few yards from where we’ll be gathering and doing our dives. The cross-streets are Calle FrescotaCamino del Oro. Click HERE to see a map of the dive site and parking lot.

RSVP
If you plan on attending this event, please RSVP by clicking the button below.

RSVP TODAY »

When you RSVP for this Comic Con dive adventure, you will be taken to a confirmation page with more information about the dive. You will receive a reminder email two weeks prior to the dive and a final confirmation email one week before the dive.

All divers must complete a RDT Release of Liability form to dive. Not a member? Why not? It is FREE to join at roddenberrydiveteam.com for special discounts, unique events, trips and experiences, and information about upcoming events. Join us an boldly go….

If you have any questions regarding this RDT dive, please email us at diveteam@roddenberry.com.

BIRCH AQUARIUM KELP TANK DIVE SHOW
Join us after the dive at the Birch Aquarium at Scripps for a special Comic-Con Kelp Tank Dive Show at 12:30pm. Rod Roddenberry will be the special guest diver for this Kelp Tank Dive Show. The kelp tank dive show is free with Aquarium admission.

Click Here for more information about this event.

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San Diego’s Birch North Park Theatre Hosts TREK NATION for Exclusive Comic-Con Kickoff Event

Roddenberry Entertainment, the successor of the science fiction pioneer that brought television and film audiences Star Trek, announced today that it will be bringing its Saturn Award- nominated film, Trek Nation, to San Diego’s Birch North Park Theatre on July 12 at 7 p.m. This is an opportunity for an exclusive group of sci-fi fans to experience the first showing of the film in this type of environment. Kicking off Comic-Con weekend, the 90-minute film will be followed by an intimate question and answer session with Trek Nation Executive Producer Rod Roddenberry.

There is no cost for the event, but only a limited number of tickets are available to those who RSVP through the Trek Nation website, www.treknationmovie.com, beginning May 1 at 9 a.m. PST. Confirmation of each RSVP will guarantee entrance into the theater for the movie showing and Q & A session. Klingons, Borgs and Vulcans are all welcome as, in true Star Trek fashion, fans are encouraged to don their favorite costume or Federation-inspired outfit to express their allegiance during the event.

Through exclusive footage and interviews with devoted fans, including George Lucas, J.J. Abrams, Seth MacFarlane and many notable Star Trek alumni, Trek Nation chronicles a son’s journey to discover his father and the creation that helped define modern-day science fiction.

“By exploring my father through a variety of untapped touchstones, we are able to introduce the world to a Gene Roddenberry it’s never met before. Through this process of humanization, Trek Nation reminds us that none of us are perfect but that within our imperfections lays the potential for greatness,” said Executive Producer Rod Roddenberry.

Since its debut, Rod Roddenberry’s tribute to his father, Gene Roddenberry, has been met with rave reviews, including a nomination from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films for a 2012 Saturn Award.

“The Roddenberry and Star Trek names have an almost unparalleled level of cultural significance,” noted Birch North Park Theatre Executive Director Joe Altbaum. “And with our theater’s history, it’s fitting that we’re tasked with creating the level of experience that’s expected by Roddenberry’s passionate fans by bringing the film to the big screen. We’re honored.”

While Trek Nation won’t be officially released on DVD until the fall, it will be available for advance purchase exclusively at the Roddenberry ComicCon booth and on-site at the Birch North Park Theatre at the July 12th event. Rod Roddenberry will be available to sign purchased DVDs after the Q&A session during a meet-and-greet at West Coast Tavern.

For more information visit www.TrekNationMovie.com or www.Roddenberry.com.

About Roddenberry Entertainment:
Roddenberry Entertainment is a science-fiction leader with a tradition of revolutionary 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 has continued to bring the Roddenberry philosophy to a new generation and has evolved its groundbreaking science fiction into an innovative, multimedia portfolio of graphic novels, comics, television and film projects, while continuing its unique tradition in quality merchandising. With insightful explorations of humanity, Roddenberry Entertainment has set itself apart by creating smart and provocative science fiction that challenges its audiences to think, question and explore the world, as well as those beyond. For more information on Roddenberry Entertainment please visit www.Roddenberry.com. Roddenberry Entertainment can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.

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SCIENCE Explores the Legacy of the Star Trek Phenomenon With the Definitive Two-Hour Television Event: TREK NATION

SCIENCE celebrates the 45th anniversary of one of the greatest television franchises of all time, Star Trek, with the world-premiere two-hour event, TREK NATION. This tribute follows Gene Roddenberry’s son, Rod, as he explores the deep impact of his father’s singular vision for the future. Through interviews with fans, including George Lucas, J.J. Abrams, Seth MacFarlane, and many notable Star Trek alums, TREK NATION chronicles a son’s journey to discover his father’s work that helped define science fiction. TREK NATION premieres on SCIENCE on Wednesday, November 30 at 8PM ET/PT.

TREK NATION draws on hours of exclusive footage, including never-before-seen home movies from the Roddenberry family collection and the first-ever Star Trek convention. This film demonstrates that Roddenberry’s work has not only inspired legions of fans across the globe, but generated a cultural movement. Star Trek is a phenomenon that goes beyond entertainment; it has influenced politics, space travel, social morality and much more. Star Trek was a catalyst which has fostered an enhanced understanding of the human condition, capturing man’s constant search for a better world.

Gene Roddenberry is the original thought-provocateur; the rebel-genius who was not afraid to push the boundaries of what science can accomplish,” said Debbie Myers, general manager and executive vice president of SCIENCE. “Star Trek used science fiction to hold a mirror to society, leveraging its storylines as a platform for social commentary touching on topics such as racism, sexism, the economy, war, peace and religion. Working with Rod, and showing footage never shared on television is what makes TREK NATION truly inspiring.”

“I am so glad TREK NATION found its home at SCIENCE,” says Rod Roddenberry, Executive producer of Trek Nation and son of Star Trek creator, Gene Roddenberry. “They understood that, as personal as the film was for me, TREK NATION is really a universal story of a son coming to understand his father. The experience allowed me to learn more about the man behind this incredible science fiction phenomenon as well as the man I knew as ‘Dad.’ I think it’s something that Star Trek fans and those less familiar with the franchise will enjoy.”

Star Trek was a revolution that would define an era. When it first premiered on NBC in 1966, it often was described as a western set in space. However, the series provided a much deeper commentary that created a devoted and loyal fan base which continues to grow, even today. With a then-virtually-unknown cast, each week Roddenberry told tales of humans and aliens who lived side by side and served the Starfleet, the peacekeeping armada of the universe.

TREK NATION is produced for SCIENCE by Roddenberry Entertainment and New Animal Productions. For Roddenberry Entertainment, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth are executive producers. Executive producer Nicole Rittenmeyer represents New Animal. Bernadette McDaid is the executive producer and vice president of production for SCIENCE. Lindsay Foster is associate producer for SCIENCE and Debbie Adler Myers is general manager and executive vice president of SCIENCE.
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About SCIENCE

SCIENCE, a division of Discovery Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), is home for the thought provocateur, the individual who is unafraid to ask the killer questions of “how” and “why not.” The network is a playground for those with audacious intellects and features programming willing to go beyond imagination to explore the unknown. Guided by curiosity, SCIENCE looks for innovation in mysterious new worlds as well as in its own backyard. SCIENCE and the SCIENCE HD simulcast reach more than 68 million U.S. households. The network also features high-traffic online and social media destinations, including ScienceChannel.com, facebook.com/ScienceChannel and twitter.com/ScienceChannel.

About Discovery Communications
Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world’s #1 nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in 210 countries and territories. Discovery is dedicated to satisfying curiosity through 130-plus worldwide television networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science and Investigation Discovery, as well as US joint venture networks OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, The Hub and 3net, the first 24-hour 3D network. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools and owns and operates a diversified portfolio of digital media services, including HowStuffWorks.com. For more information, please visit http://www.discoverycommunications.com.

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 television roots, this entertainment pioneer has also successfully ventured into graphic novels, documentaries, and comic strips, 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 those beyond. For more information on Roddenberry Entertainment please visit http://www.Roddenberry.com. Roddenberry Entertainment can also be found on Facebook (facebook.com/roddenberrycom) and Twitter (twitter.com/roddenberry).

via Science Channel Press Release

Science and STAR TREK Join Forces with Feature Length Roddenberry Documentary TREK NATION

With the 2011 Comic-Con International in San Diego as the backdrop, SCIENCE today announced its partnership with science fiction royalty, Eugene “Rod” Roddenberry, and Roddenberry Entertainment on the upcoming the feature-length special, TREK NATION, scheduled to air in fourth quarter 2011. TREK NATION explores the popularity and appeal of Star Trek through the man who created it all – the late Gene Roddenberry.

Rod will take SCIENCE audiences along with him as he explores his father’s work and the impact of his legacy that still resonates today. Through interviews with his most devoted fans, including George Lucas, J.J. Abrams, Stan Lee and many others, TREK NATION is the story of a son trying to learn more about his father by unraveling the intricacies of Star Trek.

The film demonstrates how Gene’s work not only captivated legions of fans across the globe, but also generated a movement which has influenced entertainment, politics, space travel, social morality and much more. Fostering a timeless understanding of the human condition and capturing man’s constant search for a better world defines everything that is TREK NATION.

“This project is very personal for me, as it literally documents my education on Star Trek, my father, and the Roddenberry legacy. Because of that, I can’t tell you how happy we are to have found a network that shares our vision for it,” said Rod Roddenberry “TREK NATION strikes a strong balance between exploring a science fiction phenomenon and relating a very universal story between a son and his father. I have every confidence that Star Trek fans and non-Star Trek fans alike are going to enjoy the film.”

“Star Trek isn’t just a television show; it is a global phenomenon, a way of life, which has shaped so many facets of how we define our world today,” said Debbie Adler Myers, general manager and executive vice president of SCIENCE. “We are honored to carry on the Roddenberry mission by continuing his legacy with TREK NATION.”

TREK NATION is produced for SCIENCE by Roddenberry Entertainment. Eugene “Rod” Roddenberry is an executive producer and Trevor Roth is a producer for Roddenberry Entertainment. Bernadette McDaid is vice president of production and executive producer for SCIENCE. New Animal Productions producer is Nicole Rittenmeyer and Scott Colthorp produces for Atmosphere Pictures.
About SCIENCE
SCIENCE, a division of Discovery Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), is home for the thought provocateur, the individual who is unafraid to ask the killer questions of “how” and “why not.” The network is a playground for those with audacious intellects and features programming willing to go beyond imagination to explore the unknown. Guided by curiosity, SCIENCE looks for innovation in mysterious new worlds as well as in its own backyard. SCIENCE and the SCIENCE HD simulcast reach more than 68 million U.S. households. The network also features high-traffic online and social media destinations, including ScienceChannel.com, facebook.com/Science Channel and twitter.com/Science Channel.
About Discovery Communications
Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world’s #1 nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in 210 countries and territories. Discovery is dedicated to satisfying curiosity through 130-plus worldwide television networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, SCIENCE and Investigation Discovery, as well as US joint venture networks OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, The Hub and 3net, the first 24-hour 3D network. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools and owns and operates a diversified portfolio of digital media services, including HowStuffWorks.com. For more information, please visit http://www.discoverycommunications.com.
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 television roots, this entertainment pioneer has also successfully ventured into graphic novels, documentaries, and comic strips, 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 those beyond. For more information on Roddenberry Entertainment please visit http://www.Roddenberry.com Roddenberry Entertainment can also be found on Facebook (facebook.com/roddenberrycom) and Twitter (twitter.com/roddenberry).
via Science Channel Press Release