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Archive for April, 2009

Abrams: Star Trek Is Us

Friday, April 24th, 2009

For Star Trek XI Director J.J. Abrams, while Star Wars took place “a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away,” Star Trek XI is “us.”

As reported by GQ, fans are able to relate to Star Trek XI because it’s about them and their future. “The idea that [Star Trek XI is] connected to us, and our future, is an important component,” said Abrams. “To ‘boldly go where no man has gone before,’ it’s kind of a funny little clich

Styling Quinto

Friday, April 24th, 2009

Zachary Quinto considers himself to be metropolitan when it comes to style, but there were some bumps along the way to his more refined taste of today.

As reported by InStyle, where Quinto is this month’s “Man of Style,” the actor explained how he went though a Miami Vice fashion phase when he was ten years old. “I used to love Miami Vice,” he explained. “I went through a serious phase when I walked around dressed like Don Johnson: linen pants with an oversize blazer and no shirt.” (more…)

Nimoy: Star Trek XI Made Original Series Relevant Again

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

For Leonard Nimoy, Star Trek seemed to end with Star Trek: The Voyage Home, until J.J. Abrams gave him a call.

As reported by, most Star Trek made after the original series didn’t have anything to offer for the man who made Spock famous.

Shatner Talks Comics

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

William Shatner has teamed with Bluewater Comics for a series of comic books based on several of his non-Star Trek novels.

As reported by, according to Shatner, it wasn’t difficult to move into the world of comics after writing novels. “I was asked if I was interested in doing comic books, and it occurred to me that I had three series of novels (Quest for Tomorrow, Man O’War, TekWar) that I had written, thinking visually all the time,” he explained. “I had adventure films in mind so that a person reading the book might visualize their own personal movie. And comics lend themselves to movie themes because the best comics have a singular theme as well. There’s a simplicity to the story, but simple stories can have a power, as we know from traditional storytelling. So my books and these comics fit well together.” (more…)

Abrams And Cast On Possible Trek Sequel

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

J.J. Abrams and the Star Trek XI cast say that the door is open for a sequel to Star Trek XI.

As reported by Slashfilm, Chris Pine (Kirk) believes that there are plenty of story opportunities available for a Star Trek XI sequel. “I think, um, you know J.J. and Bob and Alex and Damon and Brian everybody that’s behind it, I have complete faith in and they’ve clearly opened the door for myriad possibilities with the new kind of trick that they’ve played in our Kirk version, that I think, I mean god knows there’s plenty of places for it to go.” (more…)

Yelchin On Meeting Koenig

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

While filming Star Trek XI, Anton Yelchin met Walter Koenig, who shared his thoughts on the cast of the original series.

As reported by Comic Book Resources, Yelchin was nervous when Koenig visited the set during filming of Star Trek XI. “Walter came on set, actually, wearing a Mickey Mouse jacket,” said Yelchin. “We talked and thankfully it was after I shot everything because I was paranoid as all hell that he was going to come and hate it.” (more…)

Star Trek: D-A-C

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

New screenshots of the Star Trek: D-A-C game have been released.

As reported byKotaku, and TeamXBOX, Paramount Digital Entertainment has officially announced Star Trek D-A-C, for the Playstation network, Xbox Live Arcade and the P.C. (more…)

Cromwell To Receive Film Fest Award

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

James Cromwell, best known to Star Trek fans for his role of Dr. Zefram Cochrane in Star Trek: First Contact, will receive a career achievement award at the Palm Beach International Film Festival this Friday.

As reported by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Cromwell will receive his award this Friday, April 24th, at 7 P.M. at the Boca Raton Resort and Club. (more…)

Sackett On Humanism In Star Trek

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

Susan Sackett, former executive assistant to Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, will be speaking in Indiana this weekend on behalf of humanism.

As reported by, Sackett will be appearing this weekend in Bloomington and Indianapolis, where she will discuss “Humanism in Star Trek.” “Gene Roddenberry was a humanist and this is a good way to tie the two topics together,” said Sackett, who worked for Roddenberry from 1974 until his death in 1991. (more…)

A Trek Fortune Goes To The Dogs

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

Shortly before she passed away, Majel Barrett-Roddenberry took steps to make sure that her beloved dogs would be taken care of when she was gone.

As reported by NBC Dallas-Fort Worth, just before she passed away, Barrett-Roddenberry added a clause to her trust that will ensure that her dogs will be taken care of in style for the rest of their lives. (more…)

Star Trek XI Actor Tidbits

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

With the approach of the general release of Star Trek XI in a few weeks, the actors are out and about and talking Star Trek.

As reported by, Simon Pegg (Scotty) enjoyed the London premiere of Star Trek XI and spoke about Star Trek fans. “”I love the Star Trek fan base,” he said. “They are world leaders in positivity. I’m glad so many of them are dressed up.” (more…)

Thumbs Up For Star Trek XI

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

Early reviews are coming in, and Star Trek XI is generating both excitement and positive reviews ahead of its May 8th general release.

The most recent review, from The Hollywood Reporter, claimed that “Putting a much-loved but over-the-hill vehicle back in shape takes more than a new battery and a lick of paint. It demands a full-bore refit.” According to reviewer Ray Bennett, “that’s exactly what J.J. Abrams has given Star Trek. J.J. Abrams gives the Starship Enterprise all it’s got, and it’s more than enough.”

Note that clicking through to the actual reviews will reveal spoilers.

Hollywood Reporter Review (more…)

Abrams: Star Trek XI For A New Generation

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

Making Star Trek relevant to a new generation as well as keeping the long-term fans by making an entertaining movie was the goal of Star Trek XI Director J.J. Abrams.

As reported by CineFOOLS, reaching out to the young potential fans means making Star Trek relevant to them. “The challenge is getting them in,” said Abrams. “…what I’m hoping is, cause I’m sort of like where I look at Trek as what it has been but whenever, especially when you have a kid that’s 13 and when you talk to kids around that age you realize everything is new to them. They may know Star Trek exists and what it was but it’s irrelevant what that was…the challenge that we had was selling it so it looks like a great night out, a fun and for those who care a sexy, exciting, emotional spectacle.” (more…)

Kirk Vs. Picard – The Final Battle

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

If Captains Kirk and Picard faced off, who would emerge the winner? The topic has often been hotly debated on Star Trek forums over the years.

As seen at Go!Animate, Star Trek fan Ludvig II decided to settle the question of just who would be the best captain for once and for all, courtesy of a short five-minute animated battle.

Best of Star Trek DVD Collections

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

Two new DVD collections featuring the original series and Star Trek: The Next Generation will be released next month.

As reported by a press release from CBS and Paramount Home Entertainment, two new “Best of” DVD Star Trek collections will hit store shelves on May 12th. (more…)