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Archive for March, 2009

Goodman To Appear In Not All Dogs Go To Heaven

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

Family Guy Executive Producer David Goodman spoke about the Not All Dogs Go To Heaven Family Guy episode which features the voices of the Star Trek: The Next Generation cast.

As reported by io9, Goodman explained why he and Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane chose to do an episode of Family Guy with the cast of The Next Generation. “Seth and I are huge fans of Star Trek, and we realized that while there have been plenty of episodic television that brought back the cast of the original series, in fact, I wrote one of them for Futurama. Seth and I realized that nobody had really reunited The Next Generation, and many of them had appeared on our show. Next Generation was a hugely popular show. We’re not going to reference the most popular and current shows. Our stock in trade are our own memories of those shows we watched when we were younger.” (more…)

Greenwood: Star Trek XI And Destiny

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

Bruce Greenwood, Star Trek XI‘s Captain Christopher Pike, found multiple messages in Star Trek XI.

As reported by iFMAGAZINE.com, Star Trek XI will make fans think about potential, fate and destiny. “[Star Trek XI] addresses issues like ‘Where you come from?’ and asks ‘how much of where you come from affects who you are and what your potential is?,” explained Greenwood. “Are you the master of your own change, are you programmed to some degree?” For sure, no matter what, this is one of these movies that invites you to have a conversation with yourself.” (more…)

Orci And Kurtzman: Fitting In What Fans Expect

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

Co-writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman had a job ahead of them when it came to including the necessary “signature bits” to make Star Trek XI feel like Star Trek.

As reported by Sci Fi Wire, it took careful thought to include important character references yet keep Star Trek XI from seeming contrived by doing so. “The key is to introduce those things in a very organic way, so that the audience doesn’t feel like, ‘Oh, this is the scene where they design it around [that bit],” explained Kurtzman. “It’s more about creating a story so that all of those things that you are hoping you will see in the characters comes out.” (more…)

Pine On Acting

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

Coming from an acting family gave Chris Pine an idea what lay ahead for him if he chose to follow in the footsteps of his parents.

As reported by The Independent, when Pine decided to be an actor, his mother (Gwynne Gilford,) warned him not to expect things to be easy. “My mother gave me the talk about how it’s not all wine and roses,” explained Pine. “I knew that, of course, because I grew up in an acting family and I saw my dad through good years and bad years. So I knew that it wasn’t all going to be great.” Pine’s father Robert, best-known to fans of CHiPs for his portrayal of Sgt. Joseph Getraer in the late 1970s and early 1980s, has been acting since the early 1960s. (more…)

Star Trek: D.A.C.

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

More details have emerged on Naked Sky Entertainment’s Star Trek: D.A.C., except for the meaning of “D.A.C.”

As reported by Shacknews and IGN, the Star Trek: D.A.C. game, designed for Xbox Live and Playstation 3, will be based on J.J. Abram‘s Star Trek XI. (more…)

Orci And Kurtzman May Pass On Transformers Sequel

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

The screenwriting team of Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman may not return for Transformers 3, according to postings by Orci on donmurphy.net.

As reported by Slashfilm, from postings at donmurphy.net in answer to a posting asking if Orci and Kurtzman would “seriously think about staying on” for Transformers 3, Orci replied that it was “time for fresh blood.”
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Roddenberry: Dad Would Love Star Trek XI

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

According to Eugene “Rod” Roddenberry Jr., only son of Gene and Majel Barrett Roddenberry, Star Trek XI would have received a strong thumbs up from his father.

As reported by Mania.com, in the first part of a two-part interview, Rod Roddenberry explained that his father had been ready to hand the reins of Star Trek over to someone new. “I think he would love it,” said Roddenberry. “I think he would put his arm around J.J. [Abrams] and hand over the keys, so to speak. He would say, ‘This baby is yours.’” (more…)

Kelloggs Star Trek XI Badges

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

The light-up Star Trek XI toy badges available in specially marked boxes of Kelloggs cereal are hitting store shelves now.

Pictures of the five available Star Trek XI badges are shown on the back of a box of Kelloggs Fruit Loops. Three of the badges are Federation (Sciences, Command and Engineering,) one is a Klingon badge and the last one is a Romulan badge.

The badges, shown here, light up when a button on the side is pressed. The Engineering badge glows red, other badges glow green, blue or yellow. Each badge is approximately three inches in length and about an inch and a half wide (7.6 cm and 3.8 cms respectively) and is made of a silver plastic. (more…)

New Star Trek XI Commercial Hits the Airwaves

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

A short TV commercial for Star Trek XI has begun airing this week, with several new scenes.

As reported by TrekMovie.com, the thirty-second commercial is comprised mostly of scenes seen before in previous trailers and commercials, but a discerning eye can pick out a few new bits.
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Star Trek XI’s Ensign Slater Speaks

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

Sabrina Morris plays a “fresh out of the Fleet Academy” Ensign who will be seen on the Enterprise Bridge in Star Trek XI.

As reported by TrekWeb, Morris, like so many others involved in Star Trek XI, had to be careful about revealing secrets, but she was excited about the film and predicts that it will be a hit. “The film will blow the audiences away,” she said. “Not only is there action and adventure but there’s also heart and we get to know the characters on a deeper more satisfying level.

Burk On Casting Kirk And Spock

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

Casting Zachary Quinto as Spock in Star Trek XI was an easy task, but finding a new Captain Kirk was more of a challenge.

As reported by Newsarama, to cast Kirk, it was first necessary to figure out who Kirk was as a character. “William Shatner has been in so many things we love so the question was ‘Who is Kirk?,” said Executive Producer Bryan Burk. “Who is this character he created? When you start talking about him, he’s someone who is strong willed, a little cocky, charming, and driven.” (more…)

Ryan To Appear On Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

Jeri Ryan, best known to Star Trek fans for playing Seven of Nine on Star Trek: Voyager, will be guest-starring on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in an episode to air next month.

As reported by The Futon Critic, Ryan will be appearing in Baggage, which will air on Tuesday, April 7, at 10:00 P.M. on NBC. (more…)

Spock Meet Spock

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

Standing across from and interacting with another actor playing the same character that he made famous over forty years ago was surreal for Leonard Nimoy.

As reported by TrekMovie.com, from an article in SciFi Now, Nimoy and Zachary Quinto faced each other when the two Spocks appeared in the same scene. “That was so weird, standing there and talking to him,” said Nimoy. “We have a scene together that’s a mind twister. We’re both the same person, each coming from a different time frame. It’s pretty remarkable to stand there and talk to him and listen to him and interact with him. And by the way, he happens to be a terrific, talented, intelligent actor. It was wonderful. I admire him. I think he’s got a very interesting task and did a wonderful job of it. I think he’s special and I think very highly of him. Not just him, but I have a personal connection because of the role he’s playing.” (more…)

Star Trek XI Kelloggs Promotions

Saturday, March 21st, 2009

Star Trek XI goodies are being offered with the purchase of Kelloggs breakfast cereal and Pop-Tarts toaster pastries.

As reported by Kelloggs, Star Trek fans who like sweet pastries are in luck. Specially-marked Kelloggs Pop-Tarts boxes will contain a voucher that can be saved up to be exchanged for a Star Trek XI movie ticket. When five of these vouchers are collected, the fan will send them in with the official order film, and in return will receive a ticket for one free admittance to Star Trek XI at valid participating theaters. (more…)

Sydney To Host Star Trek XI World Premiere

Saturday, March 21st, 2009

The World Premiere of Star Trek XI will be held at the Sydney Opera House with Australian-born Eric Bana (Nero) in attendance.

As reported by The Australian, Star Trek XI will premiere on April 7th in Sydney, Australia, where 1600 invited guests will join J.J. Abrams, Bana, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Karl Urban to see the latest offering in the Star Trek franchise. (more…)