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Archive for April, 2009

Tahir: Comparisons To Kirk

Friday, April 10th, 2009

Unlike some captains portrayed in various Star Trek episodes and movies, those of Star Trek XI compare favorably to the original series version of Captain Kirk.

As reported by Sci Fi Wire, Faran Tahir‘s Captain Robau is no effete captain filing his nails in his quarters, but a tough and competent captain who is worthy of the seasoned Captain James T. Kirk of the original series.

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Creation Convention With Nimoy And Mulgrew

Friday, April 10th, 2009

This July, fans in the New Jersey area can see Leonard Nimoy in his first convention appearance following the May release of Star Trek XI.

As reported by Creation Convention will feature seven Star Trek actors; ranging from Leonard Nimoy of the original series, to Connor Trinneer and John Billingsley of Star Trek: Enterprise.
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Troops To Get Star Trek XI Sneak Peek

Friday, April 10th, 2009

Some military personnel serving in Kuwait will get see the new Star Trek movie, with special guests in attendance for the screening.

As reported by the Air Force Times, about four hundred and forty soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines will be treated to a showing of Star Trek XI at the Reel Time Theater at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait this Saturday. (more…)

Koenig Talks Star Trek XI And InAlienable

Friday, April 10th, 2009

Don’t worry about canon, says Walter Koenig, Star Trek‘s original Chekov.

As reported by the TrekZone Network, Koenig encourages fans not to prejudge Star Trek XI or get overly concerned with past Star Trek history. “I think if [fans] just put away any prejudice and not worry about canon they’ll have a good time,” he said. “You know, nothing is carved into stone. Star Trek isn’t based on historical facts. It’s just imaginary, creation. People’s imagination. It’s fictitious. So, if they take something and change it, go with it, accept it for what it’s like and have a good time!” (more…)

More Star Trek XI Photos!

Friday, April 10th, 2009

Seven new photos plus the Star Trek XI poster for the IMAX release appeared online today.

As reported by slashfilm.com, while some of the seven photos are new, the IMAX poster is merely an inverted version of the final theatrical poster released recently by Paramount. (more…)

Saldana And Star Trek Fanatics

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

As other have discovered before her, Zoe Saldana has found out that being an actress in a Star Trek series or movie can lead to the occasional strange encounter.

As reported by Esquire, Star Trek XI is still a month away for most fans, but some are already well-aware of Saldana and have made their presence known to the actress who plays Uhura. (more…)

Detroit Science Center IMAX To Screen Star Trek XI

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

Star Trek XI will beam into the Detroit Science Center’s Imax Dome Theater on May 8th.

As reported by The Detroit Science Center, Detroit is the place for Star Trek fans to be this May to get a double dose of Star Trek. (more…)

Which Star Trek Captain Is The Best?

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

Heroic Spock or rational Picard, brave Sisko, determined Janeway or pioneering Archer. Which one is the best Star Trek captain?

As reported by Total Sci-Fi, voting is open to determine who the best Star Trek captain is, with the results being announced by Total Sci-Fi on May 8th, when Star Trek XI is released.

To vote, head to the link located here. (more…)

Nimoy Joins Fringe

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

Leonard Nimoy‘s work with J.J. Abrams in Star Trek XI may be complete, but the two will be working together on another Abrams project.

As reported by Entertainment Weekly and E! Online, Nimoy has signed to join the cast of Fringe, where he will play William Bell, millionaire founder of Massive Dynamic and former lab partner of Walter Bishop. (more…)

Third Star Trek XI Clip Online

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

Spock, Kirk and Scotty feature in the latest video clip from Star Trek XI to hit the Internet.

As reported by Collider.com, the arrival of Kirk and Scotty aboard the Enterprise is unexpected and acting Captain Spock wants to know just how they beamed aboard a ship traveling at warp speed. (Minor spoilers) (more…)

New Star Trek XI Film Clips

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

Two short Star Trek XI video clips have appeared online; one featuring Kirk and Uhura and the other Dr. McCoy.

As reported by MTV and Yahoo, the first clip offers insight into how Kirk got into a barfight. The second video clip features an angry Dr. McCoy, who meets James T. Kirk for the first time. (Mild spoilers follow.)
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Austin Trek Fan Surprise Premiere

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Instead of seeing Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan followed by a ten-minute preview of Star Trek XI as expected, lucky fans in Austin, Texas got their own Star Trek XI premiere, with a very special guest in attendance.

As reported by SciFi4Me, helping out someone paid off big for Star Trek fan Tom Sharp. “I thought about attending the event, but didn’t really want to stand in line, hoping for a seat to a movie I already own on DVD just for ten minutes of footage to a movie I will probably be able to get a screening pass for, anyway,” said Sharp. (more…)

Star Trek XI World Premiere Reports

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Today was the official premiere of Star Trek XI in Sydney, Australia and fans arrived early to see the stars walk the red carpet.

As reported by TrekMovie.com and Trekweb.com, there were thousands of fans waiting outside of the Sydney Opera House as well as the sixteen-hundred invited guests inside, which included media, celebrities and bloggers. (more…)

Book Review: Star Trek: Crucible — Spock: The Fire and the Rose

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Written by David R. George III
Reviewed for TrekNation.com by Bill Williams

350 pages, MSRP &_#36;7.99
Date of publication: February 2007

Summary: In a single moment that stays with Spock, he preserved the timeline at the cost of Jim Kirk’s happiness. Now the death of that friend will cause Spock to reexamine the fundamental choices he has made for his own life. While his quest for the perfect geometry of total logic will move him beyond his remorse, another loss will bring him full circle to once more face the fire he has never embraced. (more…)

Abrams: Staying True To Roddenberry

Monday, April 6th, 2009

Although J.J. Abrams is updating Star Trek to make it relevant to today’s audiences, the Roddenberry vision of yesterday still holds true today.

As reported by TrekMovie.com, from an article in the May issue of SFX Magazine, Roddenberry’s vision of humanity and optimism appealed to Abrams. “The themes that got me excited honestly had less to do with Star Trek and space and more to do with the optimism and humanity and of finding your purpose through unity,” explained Abrams. “It ends up being a guiding principle of the movie. It needed to be faithful to the optimism that Gene Roddenberry wrote with during a time of fear and hate and suspicion. He was writing of our future where we were not just surviving it, but by cooperating and collaborating, we actually thrived. That to me, more than ever, is a relevant idea.” (more…)