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Archive for March, 2009

Pine: Taking Kirk From Rebel to Captain

Friday, March 6th, 2009

Chris Pine had the job of taking James T. Kirk from a twenty-five-year old who was more like a fifteen-year-old, to the Captain of the Enterprise.

As reported by Sci Fi Wire, Pine was given a Kirk that was young and angry. “What was presented to me was this vision of Kirk in the script as an angry young kid who is dealing with some heavy family s–t and is angry at the world,” explained Pine. (more…)

Takei: Cho Has The Panache To Play Sulu

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

George Takei says that John Cho is the right person to take over the role of the swashbuckling Sulu.

As seen at MTV, Takei, interviewed at the Oscars ceremony, was pleased with the choice of actor to play the role that he once played.


Star Trek: Countdown Goes Into Depth

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

Some elements in Star Trek XI are explained in Star Trek: Countdown, the comic prequel to Star Trek XI, including how Nero went from normal guy to villain.

As reported by, Star Trek: Countdown, a four-issue comic prequel to Star Trek XI is a must-read for fans who want more details on the events of Star Trek XI or who are Star Trek: The Next Generation fans. (more…)

Book Review: Star Trek: Academy – Collision Course

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Written by William Shatner and Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens
Reviewed for by Bill Williams

403 pages, MSRP &_#36;7.99
Date of publication: November 2008

Summary: Before they were two of the Federation’s greatest heroes, they were simply two conflicted teenagers, filled with raw ambition and talent, not yet seasoned by wisdom and experience, searching for their own unique directions in life – a destiny they’ll discover on one fateful night in San Francisco, when two lives collide, and two legends are born.

Shatner To Approach Takei

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Now that George Takei has been cleared to appear on Shatner’s Raw Nerve, all that remains is for him to be invited by William Shatner and for Takei to accept that invitation.

As reported by UGO, Shatner plans on asking Takei to appear on his show “as soon as we get gearing up,” and he couldn’t resist taunting his former co-worker. (more…)

Stewart: Doing A Syndicated Sci-Fi Series Was Not Slumming

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

In the days before Star Trek: The Next Generation premiered, Patrick Stewart was annoyed by the suggestions of the press that he was not utilizing his talents to the fullest.

As reported by the TimesOnline, Stewart “became increasing irritated by the suggestion from the media…that given my background…that I was in a sense, ‘slumming,’ by doing this syndicated, science fiction television series.” (more…)

Fuller Wants New Star Trek Show

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Former Star Trek Writer/Co-producer Bryan Fuller would like to create a new Star Trek series for television.

As reported by Den of Geek!, Fuller would like to return to the spirit of the original series. “I told my agent and told the people of J.J. Abrams‘s team I want to create another Star Trek series and have an idea that I’m kicking around. I would love to return to the spirit of the old series with the colors and attitude. I loved Voyager and Deep Space Nine, but they seem to have lost the ’60s fun and I would love to take it back to its origin. (more…)

WonderCon Abrams Panel

Sunday, March 1st, 2009

WonderCon attendees to J.J. Abrams’s Star Trek panel saw the new trailer that will debut with Watchman next week and which featured James T. Kirk.

As reported by, Abrams, after asking the audience to refrain from recording what they were about to see, showed the new trailer which featured mostly new footage, including space battles and hand-to-hand fighting. In addition to Kirk, all of the main cast members were seen in the footage.

Star Trek: Online – History Update

Sunday, March 1st, 2009

In 2385, Jean-Luc Picard, Beverly Crusher and others leave the USS Enterprise to move on to other assignments in the latest installment of the Star Trek: Online history.

As reported by Star Trek: Online, 2385 means a shake-up in Enterprise personnel, from the top down. Captain Picard resigns from Starfleet and takes a three-month sabbatical in France, then becomes the Federation ambassador to Vulcan. (more…)