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Star Trek Item Goes Boldly Down Incorrect PR Path

Never mind that West Hollywood journalist Cary Harrison, the person at the center of a recent Patch item about 2007 indie film Star Trek: Of Gods and Men, lives in an apartment once occupied by Marilyn Monroe. In the case of this article’s slant, Google could have turned out to be the reporter’s best friend.

Patch contributor James F. Mills frames Harrison’s upcoming January 9 free Internet stream of the film, and planned accompanying interviews on his radio show, as a newsworthy event. But in the article comments, long-time sci-fi journalist Michael Hinman clarifies that the movie–featuring Nichelle Nichols and Walter Koenig–is anything but “rarely seen:”

I think it’s great to see some interest put into this production, which I thought was pretty top-notch, to be honest. But I think the story is a bit misleading to suggest that the only way you can see this film is at a Star Trek convention, or through this gentleman’s website.

Actually, you can watch this movie online already. And it’s easy to find–just go to the “Star Trek: Of Gods and Men” website, and you can stream the whole thing there. Like you always could …

Oh well. Maybe Harrison can address the mix-up on his web radio show, which is simulcast on KPFK in Los Angeles and WBAI-FM in New York City.

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