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Archive for March, 2009

New Frontiers Star Trek XI Sweepstakes

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

U.S. residents can enter to win a trip to the Star Trek XI Hollywood Premiere.

As reported by Intel, the New Frontier sweepstakes with a grand prize of a trip to the Star Trek premiere in Hollywood, is in progress. One lucky winner will win travel, lodging, spending money and tickets for four people to attend Star Trek XI‘s premiere in May. (more…)

New Star Trek: Online Screenshots Released

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

Five new screenshots for the Star Trek: Online MMORPG were released by Cryptic for the game due to be released next January.

As reported by ZAM, new screenshots include three of ships in space and a planetside shot with several “marauding Klingons.” (more…)

Quantum Mechanix USS Enterprise Model

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

Quantum Mechanix had posted two short videos and a photo gallery featuring their replica model USS Enterprise.

As reported by Quantum Mechanix, fans wanting more details of the model USS Enterprise will be delighted with the new content provided recently by Quantum Mechanix on their website. (more…)

Star Trek XI London Tickets Go On Sale

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

British fans wanting to see Star Trek XI in London’s West End can buy tickets for the Thursday, May 7th release beginning today.

As reported by Empire Cinemas Limited, tickets for Star Trek XI have gone on sale starting today. Star Trek XI opens on May 7th at the Empire Leicester Square in London. Showtimes for Star Trek XI will be 11:45 (Thursday-Sunday only,) 14:45, 17:45, 20:45 and 23:45 (Thursday-Saturday only.)

Tickets may be purchased online, by telephone or by going to the cinema in person during regular operating hours.

To order tickets online or to obtain the phone number for phone orders, go to the site located here.

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Reddick Radio Interview

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

Cartoonist David Reddick will be interviewed on radio tonight, Tuesday, March 10.

As reported by Tall Tale Radio, professional cartoonist David Reddick can be heard on Tall Tale Radio on Tuesday, March 10 at 8:30 PM EDT.

Reddick’s comics include: Legend of Bill, The Trek Life, Gene’s Journal, Rod & Barry and Reddickulous. He joined the staff of Paws, Inc. where he writes and draws cartoon at the Garfield Studio, working on the Garfield comic strip, and associated merchandising for the famous orange cat.

To read more, head to Tall Tale Radio, located here. Reddick’s website is located here.
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Burger King Star Trek XI

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

Burger King promotional tie-in commercials were filmed on the set of the Enterprise.

As reported by Mediabistro.com, Star Trek fans may have reason to pay attention to the forthcoming Burger King Star Trek XI commercials, as the word is that filming took place on the set of the Enterprise. (more…)

Cho On “Changing Up” Sulu

Monday, March 9th, 2009

John Cho’s respect for both George Takei and the character of Sulu will keep Cho from making too many changes in the character, minus the inevitable ones due to a change in actors.

As reported by Sci Fi Wire, Cho jokingly promised to make Sulu “Sexy, very sexy.” All kidding aside, Cho explained what he felt drove Sulu in Star Trek XI, and how Cho intended to portray the helmsman. “George’s Sulu was a veteran, and he was always in control of the ship,” said Cho. “And…since this is his first mission, he’s thrust into the position of helmsman by accident, and all of these things are happening. He’s not supposed to be on the ship; he’s not supposed to be doing all this stuff. I wanted this Sulu to be a little bit more innocent, a little bit younger and a little bit more caught off guard by all of this stuff. And I felt like it would be a nice way to begin that arc, since we’re going back in time.”
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Thompson And Weddle Join CSI

Monday, March 9th, 2009

Former Star Trek: Deep Space Nine writers Bradley Thompson and David Weddle have written several episodes for CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, one of which will air on April 15.

As reported by CSI Files, Thompson and Weddle, who joined CSI: Crime Scene Investigation as supervising producers last summer, will get back to their science fiction roots with A Space Oddity, in which the CSI team investigates a murder that takes place at a science-fiction convention. (more…)

Stewart Wins Olivier Award

Monday, March 9th, 2009

Patrick Stewart won the Best Supporting Actor for his role of Claudius in Hamlet.

As reported by The First Post, Stewart received the honor at the 33rd annual Laurence Olivier Awards Ceremony, held in London last Sunday.

Appearing in the Royal Shakespeare Company production with David Tennant (Doctor Who,) who played the title role, Stewart portrayed Claudius, Hamlet’s uncle and the villain of the play.

To read the article, head here.

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Abrams: Bana Became Character

Monday, March 9th, 2009

A shaved head and tattoos turned Eric Bana into a believable, menacing character.

As reported by NineMSN, J.J. Abrams was surprised at how Bana was transformed after a few cosmetic changes. “He had to shave his head, put on face tattoos, crazy ears and a huge wart,” said Abrams. “He just transformed. He did all these great things. To me, he became this character.” (more…)

Combat Spock?

Sunday, March 8th, 2009

Sulu wasn’t the only character in Star Trek XI who was supposed to have a martial arts scene.

As reported by Sci Fi Wire, Spock was originally slated to be in a hand-to-hand fight where he was outnumbered, according to Zachary Quinto. “There was originally in the film a sequence that was, I think it was, like, Spock against like six people hand-to-hand,” said Quinto. “And so I spent a lot of time learning this particular form of martial arts.” (more…)

Star Trek XI Enterprise Models

Saturday, March 7th, 2009

Several replicas of the USS Enterprise are now on display in Hollywood, each painted with unique artwork.

As reported by Sci Fi Wire, three models of the Star Trek XI Enterprise are being shown at the Arclight Theater in Hollywood.

The thirty-four-inch-long replicas were cast from the actual 3-D digital models created for Star Trek XI by Industrial Light & Magic. Each model was done by a different artist, ranging from FX Company/Quantum Mechanix, to two L.A.-area street artists.

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

TrekToday now on Twitter

Friday, March 6th, 2009

We continue to iron out the kinks with our new news system, and we hope you are enjoying it so far.

One of the latest changes, admittedly rather predictably, is that you can now follow TrekToday on Twitter. You can find us at twitter.com/TrekToday.

Don’t forget you can also subscribe to our news direct via our RSS Feed.

If you have any feedback about the new site please email us at newcms@trektoday.com.
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Retro Review: Identity Crisis

Friday, March 6th, 2009

LaForge is affected when every officer who went on an away mission to Tarchannen Three years earlier begins to transform.

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New Star Trek XI Trailer

Friday, March 6th, 2009

A brand-new Star Trek XI trailer has been released today in the theater coupled with the movie Watchmen, and has also appeared online at the official Star Trek movie site.

As seen at Startrekmovie.com, the two-minute trailer is chock-full of action and includes previously seen footage plus plenty of new scenes, including information on James T. Kirk’s father. (more…)