The first details regarding the Blu-ray release of Star Trek XI have emerged, promising plenty of goodies for fans, including deleted scenes.
Archive for June, 2009
Adjusted for inflation, Star Trek XI has now pulled ahead of the next highest grossing Star Trek film.
As reported by Airlock Alpha, Tuesday’s domestic take of &_#36;538,205 was enough to catapult Star Trek XI over Star Trek: The Motion Picture, to take the title of the original highest grossing Star Trek film. (more…)
Issue #19 of Star Trek Magazine hits the newsstands today and features interviews with Eric Bana, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci.
As reported by Titan Magazines,Bana was attracted to Nero’s tragic history. “Essentially, I was trying to draw on an incredibly tragic and brutal past,” he said. “For me, that was the most important thing about him. I felt like Nero had this incredibly tragic back story, and had become a villain as a result of the things that had happened to him.
That was more interesting than just him being born as the villain. To me, he was just a Romulan who had had a lot of amazingly treacherous things done to him, so whilst he wasn’t human, I felt there was some sort of characteristics there that humans could definitely relate to, and I wanted to draw on that.” (more…)
A veteran of several Star Trek comics, artist David Messina explains the process of how to create a Trek comic.
As reported by Trekzone Network, Messina begins with lots of drawings, to better understand what he needs to do to draw a specific character. “My process is particular because my first concern is to handle the character’s likeness without becoming addicted to the pictures,” he explained. “Because Star Trek is such a huge universe, each book has a different main character. I usually start with a lot of sketches to bring something to the character, understand how it must be drawn. Then I start with the rough pencil of all the pages. I always think that a good comic book should be ready without balloons, without the caption.”
Issue #19 of Star Trek Magazine hits the store shelves tomorrow and will feature interviews and articles on Star Trek XI.
As reported byTitan Magazines,
Before appearing on The Tonight Show With Conan O’Brien several nights ago, William Shatner thought that his travel stories would fill the short time he had to interact with O’Brien before O’Brien went on to promote Shatner’s various projects.
As reported by The Shatner Project, it wasn’t the travel stories that grabbed entertainment headlines, but his lack of ability to do a Vulcan salute, followed by Shatner’s own very human “salute” back at O’Brien, as reported here recently. (more…)
With a successful Star Trek movie behind them, the co-writers of Star Trek XI look to the next film.
As reported by Collider.com, now that they know that Star Trek XI is a success, co-writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci feel the pressure of trying to duplicate the success of Star Trek XI. “We’re trying to do exactly what we did on the first one,” said Orci, “and really find it from a place of passion and love and fun.” (more…)
Although he cracked People Magazine‘s top three “Hottest Bachelors” list, Chris Pine wants roles that are more than just a showcase for his good looks.
As reported by the Los Angeles Times, while there is nothing wrong with the publicity that being one of the “Hottest Bachelors” brings, Pine is actively seeking out interesting roles. “I’m going to struggle and try my best to search out the roles that are a little more interesting and not based on how good your tan looks and how coiffed your hair is,” he said.
In spite of the success of Star Trek XI, Simon Pegg is still low-profile in Tinseltown.
As reported by California Chronicle, Pegg, who is more well-known in the U.K. due to the success of his British sit-com Spaced, can laugh about his American anonymity. “I could walk down Hollywood Boulevard naked and no one would notice,” he said. (more…)
Karl Urban is prepared to meet the sometimes odd autograph demands of Star Trek fans.
As reported by 9News, the New Zealand-born actor will be attending the Supanova Pop Culture Expo, a science-fiction, fantasy and gaming convention next week in Australia, and he is prepared for the unusual autograph request. “I don’t think there is a body part I haven’t signed,” he said. “Well no, actually, there are a few. I take that back!”
Urban is humbled by the fan response to his portrayal of Leonard McCoy. “I’ve managed to keep tabs of the fan response online and it was so overwhelmingly positive,” he said.
The Supanova Pop Culture Expo will be held in Sydney from June 25-28, and in Perth from July 3-5.
Star Trek XI‘s Spock is set to play another role requiring smarts and logic.
As reported by Jam! Showbiz, Zachary Quinto hopes to produce and star in a movie (thus far unnamed,) about the current world financial meltdown.
“We’ll be shooting in New York,” explained Quinto. “I would play a sort of young financial analyst who comes from a rocket science background and applies that knowledge to the financial world.”
According to Quinto, this will be a different type of role for him. “It’s a significantly different character than either Spock or Sylar,” he said. “It has elements of Glengarry Glen Ross.”
Although Chace Crawford (Gossip Girl) finished first in People Magazine’s list of “America’s Hottest Bachelors,” Star Trek XI‘s Chris Pine was not far behind.
As reported by TVNZ, Pine was runner-up to Crawford, edging out Transformers star Shia LeBoeuf, who finished third.
Rumors have proven to be correct and J.J. Abrams, fresh from his Star Trek XI success, will be co-producing Mission: Impossible IV.
As reported by Variety, Abrams along with Tom Cruise, will co-produce the Paramount sequel, which is projected to be released in 2011.
The two will be juggling other movies while working on Mission: Impossible IV. Abrams will be working on the sequel to Star Trek XI, also slated for a 2011 release, while Cruise has recently signed on with 20th Century Fox for an unnamed movie, formerly called Wichita.
Conan O’Brien finds out that teasing Captain Kirk about the Vulcan salute earns him a familiar human salute.
As reported by Hulu, Shatner, appearing on the Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien to promote his book Up Till Now, The TekWar Chronicles comic and Shatner’s Raw Nerve, revealed to O’Brien that he can’t quite master the Vulcan split-fingered salute. (more…)