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Archive for June, 2009

Pegg: Star Trek XII Less Than Two Years Away?

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

Simon Pegg spoke recently about the sequel to Star Trek XI as well as his life since the movie was released.

As reported by and, according to Pegg, fans might see Star Trek XII a year and a half from now. “I know the writers are busy thinking about it,” he said. “I don’t really know anything about the story, or if I’m in a bigger role, but I’d imagine we’ll be back this time next year. That’s not official, but I reckon it’s probably about eighteen months away from being in the cinema.” (more…)

More Detail About Star Trek XI Scene Cuts

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

According to a shooting draft of the script reportedly obtained by the TNMC website, fans can now get a bit more detail on just what was cut from the final draft of Star Trek XI.

As reported by TNMC, a birth scene with Spock was the first scene cut from the movie. “The thrust of the scene is Spock’s mother Amanda expressing her displeasure with Sarek when he isn’t present for the birth and then doesn’t understand the emotional implications of this,” explains TNMC’s Harry Barber. “One gets the feeling that this probably happened an awful lot in this relationship.

Alvin & The Chipmunks – Star Wreck

Monday, June 29th, 2009

The Alvin & The Chipmunks Go to the Movies: Star Wreck DVD will soon appear on store shelves.

As reported by, on September 8th, fans of both Alvin & The Chipmunks and Star Trek will be able to purchase the DVD which features episodes from the 1980s version of the Chipmunk show.

Crosby Hoping To Make Trekkies 3

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

Denise Crosby (Tasha Yar) hopes to create a new Trekkies movie touching upon Star Trek XI and its actors and fans as well as visits to other places missed in the first two films.

As reported by NewsOK, the popularity of the latest Star Trek film makes the timing right for a new Trekkies film. “Our intention was always to make a ‘3,’ to have a triple box set,” said Crosby. (more…)

Abrams: Doesn’t Want To Say Goodbye

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

Although it’s too early for J.J. Abrams to know whether he’ll be back in the director’s chair for Star Trek XII or not, his comments indicate that he wouldn’t mind being involved with the franchise for some time to come.

As reported by, discussions have only begun for Abrams regarding the sequel to Star Trek XI. “We just started talking about ideas,” he said. “We’ve just begun this process so it’s so early that it’s insane to, you know, I have no idea; but I would say that it’s that kind of feeling that as we’re talking about stories you start to salivate, like ‘oh my God I can’t wait to do that!’ and so that feels good and my guess is that as we continue it will become clearer how we will plan out what will happen.

Conan O’Brien vs. Shatner

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

William Shatner wasn’t the only one “flipping the bird” on The Tonight Show With Conan O’Brien.

As reported by The Shatner Project, more video has appeared online at the Shatner Project showcasing Shatner’s recent appearance on The Tonight Show With Conan O’Brien, which showed Shatner backstage interacting with an unexpected fan as well as footage of Shatner laughing it up when O’Brien had to do multiple shots of an introduction. (more…)

Collins On Abrams And Bana

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

Clifton Collins, Jr. (Romulan General Ayel) spoke about his career, as reported by MovieWeb, including his work on Star Trek XI with J.J. Abrams and Eric Bana (Nero.)

Collins admitted that Star Trek XI has been the biggest film on which he has done thus far, but it was a great experience. “Yes sir, it totally is,” said Collins. “Obviously, I was just on with J.J. He’s a big commercial guy, as you can tell, but when you get to work with people like J.J. and be surrounded by the producers and get the support of a beautiful, great studio like Paramount, you know, these aren’t the horror stories I’ve heard of at all.”


Ryan Joins TNT’s Leverage

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

Jeri Ryan, best known to Star Trek fans for her role of Seven of Nine in Star Trek: Voyager, will be appearing in the second season of Leverage.

As reported by TV Squad, Ryan will portray Tara, a “smart-ass, street-wise con woman,” who will be a friend of Sophie’s (Gina Bellman.) (more…)

Nimoy Gratified By Fan Reaction

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

Although Spock hadn’t often been seen in Star Trek shows and movies since the days of the original series movies, fans still love the character.

As reported by NewsOK, audiences greeted Spock’s appearance on screen enthusiastically, which was appreciated by the actor who played him, Leonard Nimoy. “[It was] extremely gratifying,” he said. “It’s an accumulation of emotion from a forty-four-year relationship with the audience. Especially pleasing since Spock was marginalized by the makers of the movies and series that followed the first six.” (more…)

Star Trek: Online Reconnaissance Photo

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

A reconnaissance photo and briefing to the Klingon Empire has been posted at Star Trek: Online.

As reported by Star Trek: Online,the history of the post-Star Trek: Nemesis on Star Trek: Online now includes a briefing to the Klingon Empire regarding a new Romulan threat. (more…)

Giacchino: Different Music Style For Characters Still Evolving

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

Given the nature of the movie, the music for Star Trek XI needed to be different than the typical “space music” score.

As reported by Titan Magazines, Star Trek XI composer Michael Giacchino thought at first to approach the music for Star Trek XI as was usually done with space movies, but realized that it wouldn’t be the right thing for this particular movie. “Quite honestly, that was the first direction we went in, and I had written several themes that were in that space opera kind of vein, somewhere between what Jerry Goldsmith and John Williams did, in that language of what we’ve all come to know as ‘space music,’ explained Giacchino. “On every one of them, it felt right for a big space movie, but it didn’t feel like our movie. Again it goes back to the idea that we were trying to do something that wasn’t exactly what you had seen or heard before. We wanted to do something that was a little different. Space movies don’t have to have this sound.”


Box Talks Star Trek XI Skydiving Scene

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

Star Trek XI stunt coordinator Joey Box explains what it took to create the scene where Kirk, Sulu and doomed redshirt Olsen skydive down to the Romulan drill to attempt to disable it.

As reported by Titan Magazines, the skydiving scene was a challenge to produce. “There were a lot of unknowns,” said Box. “That was all stunts, with a little bit of visual effects. Our fantastic visual effects director, Roger Guyett, added to it tremendously.”

Abrams On Star Trek XII Possibilities

Friday, June 26th, 2009

J.J. Abrams is thinking about the next Star Trek movie and does not reject past storylines for future storie ideas.

As reported by Sci Fi Wire, Abrams is keeping an open mind when it concerns potential storylines for Star Trek XII. “The great thing is we’re all open to anything,” he said. “I think the fun of where we are with Trek is that it can and should just be fully explored.” (more…)

Nimoy Receives Saturn Award

Friday, June 26th, 2009

Star Trek‘s Leonard Nimoy received a special award last night at the 35th Annual Saturn Awards.

As reported by The Academy of Science Fiction Fantasy & Horror, Nimoy was given the Lifetime Achievement Award for his work in film and television over the past five decades. The award was presented to Nimoy by Star Trek XI Director J.J. Abrams. (more…)

Star Trek Online Screenshots And Ask Cryptic

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

Three new screenshots for Star Trek: Online and a new “Ask Cryptic” post, where questions asked to the development team are answered, has also been added to the Star Trek: Online website.

As reported by Star Trek: Online, three new screenshots went online recently for the Star Trek: Online MMORPG game.