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Archive for April, 2009

Star Trek XI Soundtrack Sampling

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

Several clips of music from Michael Giacchino‘s scoring of Star Trek XI have appeared online.

As reported by Colosseum and YouTube, fans can listen to four music clips from the forthcoming Star Trek XI soundtrack. The clips include “Labor of Love,” “Enterprising Young Man,” “Does it Still McFly?,” and “End Credits.” In all, there are two minutes of music in this video, which is located here.

Willie Nelson To Join Shatner For Charity

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

William Shatner will perform a risky equestrian trick to help raise money for special-needs children in Los Angeles in his annual Hollywood Charity Horse Show.

As reported by NBC Los Angeles, the horse-riding trick is “kind of scary.” The seventy-eight-year old Shatner, riding his own horse, will ride at full gallop towards a wall, and stop suddenly just before hitting the barrier. (more…)

Star Trek XI Paris News Conference

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

J.J. Abrams spoke about the creation of a new Star Trek movie and what that entailed while castmembers described reaching out to their original series counterparts.

As reported by, to Abrams, it was not obvious that another Star Trek movie should be made, given the amount of shows and movies already out there for the long-term franchise . “I would never have thought to do another sequel to something that was started fifty years ago by Leonard Nimoy,” said Abrams. “Then I was told there were ten movies before! You know, doing Star Trek again is no cynical decision. The last two Star Trek movies and the last TV series didn’t work as well as expected. Star Trek is dead in many countries and not in very good shape in mine. But I love the characters and I thought that there was enormous emotional potential in bringing these characters back.” (more…)

Pegg: Right Time To Return To Star Trek’s Origins

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

Simon Pegg was both flattered and terrified to be considered for the part of Scotty.

As reported by SFX, the offer of the Scotty role was unexpected for Pegg. “I didn’t flatter myself to think that I’d be considered. I know Scotty is slightly senior to the other crew but I kind of figured that they’d all be young and beautiful like Chris and Zach and Zoe.”

Star Trek Fragrances

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

Ads for the three new Star Trek colognes and perfumes aim to tickle the fan funnybone.

As reported by io9, three new fragrances are set to debut; one for women and two for men. The perfume for women, Pon Farr, encourages women to “leave logic behind” and “drive him crazy.” The bottle has an IDIC symbol on the front of it with the name of the perfume. (more…)

Star Trek XI Official Movie Site Dossiers Updated

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

Spock is the newest Star Trek XI character to receive an official dossier at the official Star Trek XI Movie site.

As reported by, several new entries have been added to the Star Trek XI dossiers page, for a total of eight dossiers in all. (more…)

Star Trek XI Premiere Photos

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

Star Trek XI has premiered in both Russia and France with Star Trek XI Director J.J. Abrams and cast in attendance.

As reported by TrekWeb, Moscow and Paris had their Star Trek XI premieres, with the Russian premiere occurring yesterday and the French premiere today. (more…)

Abrams: Star Trek For A Non-Fan

Monday, April 13th, 2009

For Star Trek XI to appeal to an audience, moviegoers must identify with the characters.

As reported by The Vine, Star Trek XI‘s J.J. Abrams used to feel left out when he watched the original series.


Cho: Under Pressure

Monday, April 13th, 2009

Taking on the role of Sulu for John Cho meant worrying about honoring Star Trek and the fans.

As reported by Hollywood Today, it’s difficult to come in and take on the role of a character after another actor has done it. “I did feel pressure,” said Cho. “You’re doing a role that another actor did and you certainly don’t want to dishonor that. And I felt pressure to honor the Star Trekkers, the fans, to do right by them. They’re very passionate about this mythology and you don’t want to mess with that.” (more…)

Chris Pines For A-Team Role

Monday, April 13th, 2009

With his Star Trek XI work completed, Chris Pine hopes to be part of a movie adaptation of a childhood favorite show.

As reported by MTV, Pine has approached an old friend, Joe Carnahan, in hopes of playing H.M. “Howling Mad” Murdock. “We’ve talked about it,” said Pine. “I’d love to. Murdock is my man. I love Murdock.” (more…)

Star Trek USB Starship Webcam

Monday, April 13th, 2009

True Star Trek fans will want to have their own USS Enterprise replica webcam.

As reported by Everything USB fans can show their love of Trek with the replica NCC-1701 USS Enterprise webcam which can be mounted to the side of a computer monitor.

New Ad: Not Your Father’s Star Trek

Monday, April 13th, 2009

A sixth action-filled Star Trek XI commercial is now airing and appears to be aimed at a larger non-Star Trek audience.

As seen at YouTube, “This is not your father’s Star Trek,” claims the new thirty-second ad for Star Trek XI. Much of the ad contains scenes shown previously, with new footage augmenting some of those scenes. (more…)

Retro Review: Half a Life

Sunday, April 12th, 2009

A visiting scientist falls in love with Lwaxana Troi, then reveals that he is expected to commit ritual suicide.

Click here to read the full review.

Bakula As Chuck’s Father

Sunday, April 12th, 2009

Scott Bakula fans tuned in to NBC last Monday to see the first of several episodes of Chuck in which Bakula appears as the estranged father of the title character played by Zachary Levi.

Chuck’s father Steve Bartowski had not been seen since he left Chuck and his older sister Ellie ten years earlier. Found by CIA officer Sarah Walker (Yvonne Strahovski,) Steve is living in a trailer out in the boondocks, a disheveled and paranoid man. (more…)

Urban On Playing A Cranky McCoy

Sunday, April 12th, 2009

For Karl Urban, the key to Dr. Leonard McCoy is to look beneath the irascible front.

As reported by the New Zealand Herald, the appeal of Star Trek was the conflict between three strong personalities. “In my opinion Star Trek was always a cult of personality before science fiction,” said Urban. “You wanted to see the conflict between the characters, the grouchy, irascible Dr. McCoy argue with the rational, logical Spock, and see the hero, James T. Kirk make a decision and then go and bone the green girl. To me, that’s what was most intriguing about it, the fact it was a character-driven show with such strong personalities.” (more…)