Sneak Peek Behind-the-Scenes
Archive for April, 2009
A brand-new thirty-second commercial offers some new material.Among the new bits are: an order for cadets to report to duty due to a distress call and Kirk asking Sulu about his combat training.
Even though the franchise is over forty years old, Star Trek still has something to offer to the fans, according to Faran Tahir.
As reported by About.com, for Tahir, a fan of Star Trek from childhood, was swept back to those days by Star Trek XI. “You know, the best test of a movie like that is does it make you feel like a little kid again or not, you know,” he said. “That’s the way I look at it because it’s something that I grew up with, and does it take me back there or does it not? And it did. The cast got together and for a while I totally forgot that I was an actor or in it. I was kind of swept away in the story of it and the action of it.” (more…)
Both Leonard Nimoy and Spock would have a similar attitude towards life as they aged, becoming more comfortable with themselves.
As reported by Sci Fi Wire, Nimoy didn’t have much difficulty into slipping back into the role of Spock. “I found myself extremely comfortable doing it,” said Nimoy. “I found myself very close to the character. I think that in a fun kind of way, in a wonderful kind of way, my own life has come to a point where I feel more, probably as Spock would at that point in his life, comfortable in his shoes. The Spock that we’ve showed all through the years always had some kind of turmoil going, there was always some inner conflict. I think I have arrived in my own life as Spock as in a more of a serenity, and I felt very comfortable playing that.” (more…)
With the general release of Star Trek XI little more than a week away, new Star Trek commercials are popping up on television.
Mulgrew in Iowa
As reported by The Telegraph Herald, Kate Mulgrew (Kathryn Janeway,) will be the keynote speaker at the Dubuque County (Iowa) Democrats’ annual Hall of Fame Banquet on Tuesday, April 28.
Mulgrew’s father, T.J., will be inducted posthumously into the Hall of Fame.
Tickets at the door are &_#36;40, and the reception and banquet will be held at Happy’s Place, 2323 Rockdale Road, Dubuque. (more…)
Although some of the actors in Star Trek XI were able to meet their counterparts before or while Star Trek XI was shooting, Chris Pine‘s contact with William Shatner was limited to the written word.
In a press conference held in the U.S., Zachary Quinto, Leonard Nimoy, Bruce Greenwood, Zoe Saldana and Karl Urban spoke about their characters and working on Star Trek XI.
As reported by IESB.net, while Nimoy and Quinto had discussions about the character of Spock, Quinto made his own choices in playing the Vulcan. “Zach made some choices that I thought were wonderful surprises to me, in playing the Spock that he played in this film,” said Nimoy. “We did not talk about specifics, like ‘Do this. Don’t do that.'” We had very general conversations about the philosophy and psychology of the character, the philosophy of Star Trek and the fans’ reactions to various aspects of Star Trek, but there was no specific instruction. It didn’t need that, and it didn’t call for that.” (more…)
On Friday night, Entertainment Tonight gave viewers a sneak peek of Star Trek XI, including behind-the scenes action, interviews and a bit of film footage.
Behind-the scenes action shows Director J.J. Abrams at work. Interviews include short bits from Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Eric Bana. New film footage includes more of the bar scene, and a starship in battle.
Working with a great group of actors made Armin Shimerman‘s experience with Star Trek: Deep Space Nine a good one.
As reported by Newsarama, another thing that made Deep Space Nine such a good show on which to work was that writers could write stories featuring an individual, which led to more story opportunities for each actor. “I was very blessed,” said Shimerman. “It was an incredible group of actors. Another thing was the format in Deep Space Nine worked well for that cast. Basically it gave each individual in the cast our own episodes. This came from the producers, writers, and directors all knew they could hang entire episodes on each actor. This was different from Next Generation because they were also incredible actors, but they knew how to work together as an ensemble. They could share with each other without a problem. So many of their scripts were about the group solving problems. Deep Space Nine was all about each individual character solving a problem.” (more…)