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Archive for April, 2009

Star Trek XI Roundup

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

Sneak Peek Behind-the-Scenes

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Star Trek: Online: 2387

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

Star Trek: Online has posted the history for another year on the path to 2409.

As reported by Star Trek: Online, the history of the Star Trek: Online MMORPG has been updated to include 2387. (more…)

Twelfth Star Trek XI Commercial

Thursday, April 30th, 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.

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Tahir: Star Trek Is About Hope

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

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…)

Nimoy: Comfortable With Spock

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

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…)

New Star Trek XI Commercials

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

With the general release of Star Trek XI little more than a week away, new Star Trek commercials are popping up on television.

As reported by Comingsoon.net, three new commercials have appeared and are available online. Two of the commercials are thirty-seconds long, the other is a minute in length. (more…)

JumpCon Organizer Indicted

Monday, April 27th, 2009

Shane Senter, the organizer of the science fiction convention JumpCon, was indicted for his role in the failed series of conventions last year.

As reported by Airlock Alpha, Senter faces two counts of theft as well as four counts of unfair or deceptive business practices.
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TrekBits

Monday, April 27th, 2009

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…)

Pine Meets Shatner

Monday, April 27th, 2009

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.

As reported by Hitfix, Pine met Shatner for the first time this weekend in Los Angeles. “I saw Bill last night actually for the first time at his charity show in Burbank,” said Pine. (more…)

Star Trek XI On Cover Of Newsweek

Monday, April 27th, 2009

According to the latest issue of Newsweek, “Star Trek is way cool.”

As reported by Newsweek, the reason for Star Trek being cool is because the geeks have inherited both the earth and the White House. Another factor is the coolness factor of Director J.J. Abrams. (more…)

Star Trek XI Press Conference

Monday, April 27th, 2009

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…)

More Star Trek XI Clips Emerge

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

At the general release of Star Trek XI approaches, more clips have been posted online, some with new material.

As reported by Collider.com, fans now have more bits of the movie as well as some behind-the-scenes footage to enjoy.

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Entertainment Tonight Looks At Star Trek XI

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

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.

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Retro Review: The Mind’s Eye

Saturday, April 25th, 2009

LaForge is kidnapped and altered by Romulans to take part in an assassination plot against a Klingon governor.

Click here to read the full review.
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Shimerman: Blessed To Have Worked On Trek

Friday, April 24th, 2009

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…)