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Archive for March, 2009

Bald Bana Delayed Film

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Time may have been no barrier for a Chicago time-traveling librarian, but a lack of hair delayed his journeys.

As reported by the Coventry Telegraph, the film adaptation of The Time Traveler’s Wife was delayed because the crew had to wait for Eric Bana‘s hair to grow back after the actor had his head shaved for his role of Nero in Star Trek XI.
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Nimoy’s Warning To Quinto

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

In spite of an awkward first meeting, Zachary Quinto now feels that he can call Leonard Nimoy “friend.”

As reported by the Daily Record, the two met for the first time while in riding in an elevator. “It was a pretty cramped elevator and we hadn’t been formally introduced,” said Quinto. “The elevator went up really slowly and, when the doors opened, he looked at me.” (more…)

Star Trek Sequel In The Works

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Star Trek XI has not hit the big screen yet, but plans are already afoot for a sequel to it.

As reported by Variety, Paramount has hired Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof to write the screenplay for the sequel to Star Trek XI and they plan on submitting their script by Christmas.

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Drop In At Eaves’ New Blog

Monday, March 30th, 2009

Designer-illustrator John Eaves has begun a new blog, where he shares his artwork and experiences working over the years on Star Trek as well as on other projects.

As seen at Eavesdropping with Johnny, fans of Eaves can see samples of various ships, and look forward to a “Starship of the day,” where a different starship, such as a recent entry featuring a small Cardassian fighter, is offered daily. (more…)

Star Trek XI Trading Cards Revelations

Monday, March 30th, 2009

A view of Starfleet Academy in San Francisco and a scene with both Spocks are amongst the images of Star Trek XI trading cards that were recently posted online.

As reported by MTV Movies Blog, nine images of Star Trek XI cards were posted, which include character, ship and location scenes, including some shots not seen before. (more…)

Lindelof: No Next Generation Cameos

Monday, March 30th, 2009

Producer Damon Lindelof sets the record straight on rumors that cast members from Star Trek: The Next Generation might have made cameo appearances on Star Trek XI.

As reported by MTV Movies Blog, although The Next Generation characters make appearances in the prequel comics, don’t look for them on the big screen this May. “Data is featured in one of the prequel comics,” said Lindelof. “But we do not want to mislead the public into thinking they’ll see Next Gen cameos.”

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More Star Trek XI Posters Appear

Monday, March 30th, 2009

Several new Star Trek XI character posters appeared at this year’s ShoWest conference and convention, held in Las Vegas this week.

As reported by Comingsoon.net, four character posters were seen at this year’s ShoWest, including John Cho as Sulu, Karl Urban as Dr. McCoy, Anton Yelchin as Chekov and Simon Pegg as Scotty. (more…)

Star Trek XI Commercial And Synopsis

Monday, March 30th, 2009

A new commercial for Star Trek XI has aired showing some new footage and scenes from the movie.

As seen on YouTube, and shown here, the commercial, which ran on Nickelodeon during the Kid’s Choice Awards and which featured an appearance of Chris Pine (Kirk,) offered some new footage.

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Kirk And Spock Hit Home For Orci And Kurtzman

Monday, March 30th, 2009

When it came to writing about James T. Kirk and Mr. Spock, co-writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman discovered that in fact, they were really writing about themselves.

As reported by the L.A. Times, the writing duo had written part of the script when the realization came to them that they weren’t just writing about Kirk and Spock. “We didn’t even realize we were writing about ourselves until we were halfway through the script,” said Orci, who is the logical one. “That was a little embarrassing.”

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Retro Review: The Drumhead

Saturday, March 28th, 2009

A famous Starfleet admiral leads a hunt for a traitor aboard the Enterprise who may have sabotaged the engines.

Click here to read the full review.

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DeCandido Wins Prestigious IAMTW Award

Friday, March 27th, 2009

The International Association of Media Tie-In Writers has announced the selection of their Grandmaster Award, their highest honor, and Keith R.A. DeCandido is this year’s recipient of the award.

As reported by IAMTW, DeCandido was recognized for his extensive and exceptional work in the tie-in field. He has written over thirty novels, most of which are either original tie-ins or novelizations, including stories set in the worlds of Star Trek, CSI:NY and Supernatural.

The Third Annual Scribes Awards ceremony will be held at Comic-Con in San Diego, which runs from July 23-29. The exact date and time of the award ceremony will be announced later.

To read more, including the 2009 Scribe Award nominees, head to the article located here.

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Pegg To Voice Ice Age 3 Character

Friday, March 27th, 2009

Simon Pegg, Star Trek XI‘s Scotty, will be voicing Buck the weasel in Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs.

As reported by Empire, Buck the weasel is a “larger than life, swashbuckling, one-eyed weasel.” In Ice Age 3, Buck will help mammoth Manny (Ray Romano) and other characters when they fall into the lost world beneath the Ice Age where dinosaurs still roam.

Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs will arrive in theaters on July 1.

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

Star Trek XI – An Amusement Park Ride Of A Movie

Friday, March 27th, 2009

J.J. Abrams was interested in the challenge of making Star Trek XI and also in making yesterday’s Star Trek relevant for today’s audiences.

As reported by FilmJournal.com, Abrams wanted Star Trek XI to be familiar to fans yet the film needed to have an identity of its own. “My approach to the entire movie – from the writing, to the casting, to the wardrobe – was to take the spirit of what was written 43 years ago and tell that story through the prism of what is relevant and right for today,” Abrams explained. “I didn’t want the props to look like they were taken off the prop shelf from 1966, I didn’t want the design to look like we were [copying] what had been done, and I didn’t want the cast mimicking the original actors. This story needed to feel like it was cut from the same cloth, yet be its own film entirely.” (more…)

Seventy-Eight Reasons To Love Nimoy And Spock

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

Leonard Nimoy turns seventy-eight today. To celebrate, UGO has assembled a list of seventy-eight reasons to love both Nimoy and the famous Vulcan he portrayed.

As reported by UGO, how can one not love a character who, unlike Captain Kirk, is not a “Herbert” (The Way To Eden, reason #76.) For those unfamiliar with the original series episode, a “Herbert” would have been someone who in the 1960s would have been known as a “square.”
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New Star Trek XI Posters

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

Several new Star Trek XI posters from the U.K., Germany and Spain hit the Internet setting off speculation as to their authenticity.

As reported by Trek News (Germany) and Empire Magazine, several different versions of Star Trek XI posters from around the world are the hot topic of fan discussion today. (more…)