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Archive for April, 2009

Wired: Spock Prequel Comic And Abrams

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

A six-page comic in which Spock gives a brief history of his life up to the time of Star Trek XI is available online from the May issue of Wired Magazine.

As reported by Wired, the comic, drawn by Paul Pope with a story by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, is now online, along with an interview with Star Trek XI‘s J.J. Abrams, who guest-edited the issue. The “Mystery Issue” of Wired, edited by Abrams, is available on newsstands this month. (more…)

Nokia And Verizon Launch Starfleet Academy Website

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

A new Star Trek XI-themed website has debuted, offering games and information about Star Trek XI and the products of the sponsors of the new website.

As seen on the Starfleet Academy website, located here, fans awaiting the release of Star Trek XI can keep busy with activities on a new Star Trek XI promotional site which offers games, a contest and downloads now, with the promise of more to come. (more…)

Damon Turned Down Kirk Role

Monday, April 20th, 2009

J.J. Abrams’s first choice for Captain James T. Kirk was not Chris Pine, but Matt Damon.

As reported by www.new-magazine.co.uk, although Damon was the first choice for Abrams, there is no regret for what might have been. “I actually approached Matt and we had some discussions, but everything happens for a reason,” explained Abrams. “On the one hand, it would have been great to work with Matt, but at the end of the day, it was such a better move to cast the movie with unknowns.” (more…)

Pegg At London Trek Premiere

Monday, April 20th, 2009

Not only the Star Trek fans were dressed up for the London Star Trek XI premiere.

As reported by MSN UK, while he didn’t wear Vulcan ears like some fans, Simon Pegg, who plays Scotty in Star Trek XI, donned a kilt for the Star Trek XI premiere in London’s Empire Leicester Square.

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German Star Trek XI Premiere Video

Monday, April 20th, 2009

A video special from the Star Trek XI German premiere offers coverage of the press coverage as well as plenty of interviews. Plus: London video interviews.

As reported by Trek News Germany, a half-hour video with interviews from J.J. Abrams, Zachary Quinto, Chris Pine, Eric Bana, Simon Pegg and John Cho has been posted for eager fans.

In addition, a photo gallery can be seen here. (more…)

Retro Review: The Host

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

Crusher falls in love with a Trill, only to discover that his real personality exists in a small symbiont living inside his body.

Click here to read the full review.
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More Star Trek XI Commercials

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

Several new commercials are airing, each offering a few seconds of never-before seen material.

As reported by TrekMovie.com, the short commercials are mostly comprised of scenes that fans have viewed before, but the new commercials are worth viewing for the new bits, one of which shows damage on Vulcan.

To see the first commercial, head here.

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Designing The Star Trek XI Enterprise

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

When it came to making a new design for the USS Enterprise for Star Trek XI, Star Trek XI‘s J.J. Abrams kept it simple with a short directive to artists at Industrial Light & Magic (ILM.)

As reported by Sci Fi Wire, “He wanted a hot-rod type of vehicle, but they also wanted to preserve the Enterprise kind of look,” explained model-maker John Goodson.

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Pine On Stepping Into Kirk’s Boots

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

He may play a character that is cocky and self-assured, but Chris Pine was anything but confident at first when it came to accepting the role of Kirk.

As reported by Couriermail.com.au, Pine was initially anxious as to how Star Trek fans would view his take on Kirk. “I’m only human,” he said. “Star Trek brings with it a community of fans who are protective and avid and passionate and, you know, sifting through my resume to make sure that I’m good enough to take on their character.”

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Spock Star Trek XI Backstory

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

A new short comic gives details on Spock’s life before Star Trek XI.

As reported by io9, J.J. Abrams was guest editor of the most recent issue of Wired Magazine, and included in that issue is a six-page comic that fills in the backstory of Spock.
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Playstation Home Star Trek XI Event

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

J.J. Abrams, Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto will visit Playstation Home for a question and answer session.

As reported by Paramount Pictures Company, at 4 P.M. (GMT) on April 20th, fan questions submitted via Twitter, uStream and CoverItLive will be answered by Abrams, Pine and Quinto at Playstation Home. (more…)

Abrams: After Star Trek XI

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

Star Trek XI‘s J.J. Abrams discussed how the characters of Star Trek XI went from strangers to the cohesive family of the original series and what that means for future Star Trek.

As reported by TrekMovie.com taken from SciFiNow Magazine, Abrams gave clues as to what might come next after Star Trek XI. “Yes, the five year mission begins at the end of this film,” he explained. “Not literally. I’m saying that at the end of the movie they’re ready for their five year mission, because this group, when they first come together in this film, is a disparate group. They don’t know each other, they’re just meeting for the first time. Kirk and Spock have a rather contentious beginning to their relationship, and by the end of this experience together, they have become this family. Each of them has put their lives in each other’s hands. By the end of the film, they are now this group that is ready to begin their adventure.” (more…)

Starfleet Academy Evaluator

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

Fans of online games will enjoy the free “Starfleet Academy Evaluator” game offered to Star Trek fans.

As reported by Addicting Games, fans will face a series of tasks or quizzes to solve, which test visual acuity, rapid reasoning and memory skills. (more…)

Ask Abrams

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

Twenty lucky fans will have their questions sent to Star Trek XI Producer J.J. Abrams.

As reported by Memory Alpha, twenty of the best questions will be selected from those submitted by fans to Memory Alpha between now and Sunday, April 19 and sent to Abrams to be answered.

In addition, fans whose questions are chosen are eligible to win prizes in a sweepstakes offered by Memory Alpha.

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

Star Trek: The Exhibition To Head East

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

Tickets go on sale tomorrow for the East Coast debut of Star Trek: The Exhibition.

As reported by PR Newswire, Star Trek: The Exhibition is headed to Philadelphia, and will open on Saturday, May 16.

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