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Archive for February, 2009

Retro Review: Night Terrors

Saturday, February 28th, 2009

The crew is trapped in a rift in space where lack of dreams causes psychosis; only Troi can still dream, plagued by nightmares.

Click here to read the review. (more…)

Kaplan On Designing Star Trek XI Costumes

Friday, February 27th, 2009

Award-winning costume designer Michael Kaplan‘s lack of Star Trek knowledge was a good thing as far as J.J. Abrams was concerned.

As reported by TrekMovie.com, from an article in SciFi Now, Kaplan thought his lack of Star Trek knowledge would work against him in his first meeting with Abrams. “I went into that meeting thinking I had a huge problem and disclosed to him that I hadn’t seen any of the Star Trek movies and knew the TV series, but just because I was growing up during that time, not because I was an avid fan. He felt that was a plus, because he wanted something really fresh. He wanted new eyes.” (more…)

iPhone: To Boldly Go Where No iPhone Has Gone Before

Friday, February 27th, 2009

A new iPhone application will allow iPhone users to see Star Trek original series episodes on the iPhone.

As reported by The New York Times, a new iPhone application was released today for CBS’s TV.com site that can play full episodes of TV series, including the original series of Star Trek.

The new application offers free streaming video content from CBS, (including CBS News, CBS Sports and CBS Radio,) the CW and Showtime, CNET and several other places. The video can be viewed on the iPhone or iPod Touch.

To read more, head to the article located here. (more…)

Shatner: Always A Sci-Fi Fanatic

Friday, February 27th, 2009

He may have played a captain from the twenty-third century, but William Shatner is frustrated that he’ll never know what the real future holds.

As reported by IGN, Shatner used to read science-fiction before his time on Star Trek. “I was always a sci-fi fanatic,” he said. “I was reading all those guys who came to write for us on Star Trek several years before Star Trek existed. Those great science-fiction writers of the 50′s and 60′s and 70′s, they were brilliant storytelling minds, and the fascination, for me, is imagining a world that you’ll never see, you’ll never be a part of. In 2020, when the last bubble of methane comes out of the arctic lake, what’s going to happen? What’s going to happen in 100 years when what the planet has planned now goes through its many manifestations? It drives me crazy that I will not know what’s going to happen.” (more…)

Star Trek: The Experience To Reopen This May

Friday, February 27th, 2009

Star Trek: The Experience has a new home and the reopening of the Star Trek-themed exhibit will coincide with the release of Star Trek XI.

As reported by Sci Fi Wire, a contract has been signed with CBS/Paramount that paves the way for the re-emergence of Star Trek: The Experience, which will open on May 8th. Star Trek: The Experience will be housed downtown in the Neonopolis Center.

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Abrams And Company Promote Star Trek XI In Korea

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

J.J. Abrams, Chris Pine and Zoe Saldana traveled to Seoul, South Korea to promote Star Trek XI.

As reported by the Korea Herald, Abrams, Pine and Saldana were in Seoul yesterday to promote Star Trek XI, showing twenty minutes of the film to those in attendance, and speaking about working on the movie to the audience of journalists, distributors and other interested parties. (more…)

Star Trek Family Guy To Air Next Month

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

In March, a new Family Guy episode will air on FOX featuring a Star Trek: The Next Generation story.

As reported by SF Universe, Star Trek: The Next Generation actors will be voicing their characters in the forthcoming Not All Dogs Go to Heaven episode of Family Guy, including Patrick Stewart, LeVar Burton, Gates McFadden, Michael Dorn, Wil Wheaton, Denise Crosby, Marina Sirtis, Brent Spiner and Jonathan Frakes. (more…)

Pine: Fans To See Full Spectrum of Kirk

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

Chris Pine‘s portrayal of Kirk will combine the old and the new, with the character maturing over the course of Star Trek XI.

As reported by CNN, fans needn’t worry that Pine’s version of Kirk will be too different for them to accept. “I think that with this Jim Kirk you’ll get the flavor of the old,” said Pine. “I tried to bring my own take to it and do justice to what Mr. Shatner did before, but you get to see the full spectrum of Jim Kirk. There’s the young, bold, brash, cocky [quality] and I think there’s a maturity that happens within the arc of the character in the movie that’s really fun that I think people will respond to.”
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Auberjonois Nominated For Theater Award

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

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Star Trek: Online Releases New Art

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

New screenshots for the Star Trek: Online MMORPG have appeared online.
As reported by IGN.com (UK), four new screenshots are available for the Star Trek: Online MMORPG, including a ship approaching a reddish planet, a cargo-type ship in space passing a doughnut-shaped rock, a planet-side scene complete with falling snow and an interior workspace.

To see the screenshots, head here. (more…)

Jameson Returns To Tease Shatner’s Raw Nerve

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

Porn Queen Jenna Jameson returns to Shatner’s Raw Nerve in an extended version of the interview show.

As reported by The Shatner Project, Jameson returns to Shatner’s Raw Nerve to discuss her marriages to two porn co-stars, the success of her book and her career in the adult entertainment business. (more…)

New USS Enterprise Wallpapers

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

German CG artist and Star Trek fan Tobias Richter has designed new desktop images of the Star Trek XI USS Enterprise.

As reported by TrekMovie.com, Richter, the owner of the Light Works graphics studio in Cologne, Germany, does visual effects for games, television and movies. (more…)

MTV ‘Spoilers’ Star Trek XI Footage

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

The Star Trek XI behind-the-scenes featurette from MTV’s Spoilers was released online today after last night’s airing of the second episode of the movie review show.

As reported by MTV, the new featurette, introduced by Zachary Quinto and running just over a minute in length, is basically a recap of what has already been seen before, with the exception of a shot with J.J. Abrams on what appears to be the bridge of another starship, and a short glimpse of Kirk and Spock fighting each other as seen on a monitor. There are also brief comments from several of the Star Trek XI actors in the short clip. (more…)

Montgomery on Star Trek: Enterprise

Saturday, February 21st, 2009

While he keeps a diplomatic silence on the unpopular finale to Star Trek: Enterprise, (These Are the Voyages,) Star Trek : Enterprise’s Anthony Montgomery believes that Star Trek: Enterprise would make a good motion picture.

As reported by Trekweb, Montgomery enjoyed his time on the most recent Star Trek television series. “I’m honored to be a part of the Star Trek franchise and to be attached to such an amazing tradition in cinema,” he said. “The optimistic outlook of Gene Roddenberry’s original vision is something that will stand the test of time. I’m proud to be a member of the Star Trek family. I treasure the relationships that I have with all of my former cast mates and the fact that I now have loyal fans all around the world.” (more…)

Wheaton To Fans: Relax!

Saturday, February 21st, 2009

Even though the Star Trek XI trailer shows a lot of action, it’s aimed at the teens and long-term Star Trek fans will still recognize Star Trek XI as familiar and worthy.

As reported by MTV, Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Wil Wheaton encourages Star Trek fans not to get too worked up over what Star Trek XI seems to be based on the available trailers. “It was all stuff that I’ve seen already,” he said of the footage to be seen on MTV’s upcoming Spoilers, “but it looked cool and everyone in the theater loved it.” (more…)