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Archive for July, 2009

Abrams On Directing Star Trek XI

Friday, July 31st, 2009

Being flexible and able to think quickly was necessary for J.J. Abrams when it came to bringing Star Trek XI from the script to the set.

As reported by Star Trek Magazine, first, a director has to be able to visualize what the movie will be. “When I’m writing something, I tend to see it specifically, at least in ways that are usually more clear than I even realize,” explained Abrams, “meaning, I’ll see things in a certain direction. I’ll see the composition of a shot or a sequence.” (more…)

Star Trek: The Exhibition Contest Winners Announced

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

A couple, who met several years ago at a Star Trek convention, will be married on the USS Enterprise Bridge inside Star Trek: The Exhibition after winning a contest offered by the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia.

As reported by The Examiner, Brad Siegel and Kate Erwin are the lucky couple who have won the wedding package from the Franklin Institute, after receiving the most votes online.

Shatner Twits Palin (Again)

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

After reading Sarah Palin‘s farewell speech to the beat of bongo drums on Monday night, William Shatner returned to The Tonight Show last night to take on Palin’s unique way of speaking yet again.

As reported by MTV, Palin’s Twitter site provided fodder for comedian Conan O’Brien, and he invited Shatner back for another “poetic reading” of the former Governor’s tweets. (more…)

Star Trek XII: Hero Won’t Refuse The Call

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

Fans worried that Star Trek XII might follow in the footsteps of Transformers 2, where the hero refuses the call to heroism, can rest easy according to Roberto Orci.

As reported by io9, although it’s common for a second movie to feature the hero wanting to escape from being heroic, that won’t be the case with Star Trek XII. According to Orci, he sees the Enterprise crew as being committed to both their mission and to doing good, and so the “hero no more” story won’t work for them. (more…)

Quinto: Star Trek XII Screenwriting Process Happening

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

Another Star Trek XI actor confirms that Star Trek XII is in progress.

As reported by Newsarama, although the script isn’t finished for Star Trek XII, the process of screenwriting for the sequel is under way.

“It’s definitely happening,” said Zachary Quinto. “I know that Bob [Orci] and Alex [Kurtzman] and Damon [Lindelof] and J.J. [Abrams] have been working and talking and developing stories. I don’t think there’s a script yet. I know there’s not a script yet. But they’re working on it and they’re talking about it.” (more…)

Transparent Aluminum Created

Monday, July 27th, 2009

Although not assisted by Chief Engineer Montgomery Scott, scientists have been able to create transparent aluminum.

As reported by Science Daily, a transparent form of aluminium was created by Oxford scientists by bombarding aluminium with the world’s most powerful soft x-ray laser.

Saldana Ready For Star Trek XII

Monday, July 27th, 2009

When Zoe Saldana hits the gym, fans will know that Star Trek XII has started shooting.

As reported by MTV, Saldana spoke briefly about Star Trek XII while she was at Comic-Con over the weekend. Saldana admitted that she has been contacted by the producers regarding her schedule availability. “What are you doing in March?” she was asked. “What are you doing in June? What are you doing in September?” (more…)

Star Trek XII And XIII – Arc?

Sunday, July 26th, 2009

Writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman may have one movie lead into the next when it comes to the sequels for Star Trek XI.

As reported by io9, a little information regarding the sequels to Star Trek XI came out at a Wrath of Con party at Comic-Con on Friday.

Jones And Johnson Talk Star Trek Comics

Sunday, July 26th, 2009

At the Comic-Con IDW panel, Tim Jones and Mike Johnson discussed their forthcoming comics such as Nero and the Star Trek XI adaptation comic as well as future comics including one based on a sequel to Star Trek XI and one set in the Star Trek: The Next Generation era.

As reported by, the Nero comics were meant to fill in the missing twenty-five years between Spock and Nero’s first encounter, and after they went back in time and met again. “…there is a huge story sitting right there in the middle of the movie that, obviously, they didn’t have a lot of time to go into on-screen with everything else going on,” explained Jones. “So we get to fill in a little bit of that in graphic form.” (more…)

Star Trek XI Blu-Ray/DVD Preview

Saturday, July 25th, 2009

Fans waiting for the November 17th release of Star Trek XI on Blu-Ray or DVD can get a sneak peek at some of the features that will be offered.

As reported by the Star Trek XI movie site, the previews include movie clips, behind-the-scenes interviews and scenes of a holographic tour of the USS Enterprise.

Saldana At Comic-Con

Friday, July 24th, 2009

Star Trek XI‘s Uhura took part in a Comic-Con Panel on “female power icons in pop culture” yesterday.

As reported by The Guardian, Saldana joined Sigourney Weaver (Alien), Eliza Dushku (Buffy, Dollhouse,) and Elizabeth Mitchell (Lost) to discuss the role of women in pop culture.

Pegg Book Delayed

Friday, July 24th, 2009

Fans waiting for Simon Pegg‘s autobiography will have to wait a little longer for the book.

As reported by, Out of Spaced, Pegg’s autobiography, has been pushed back to Christmas 2010 due to Pegg’s “heavy schedule of film commitments this year.”

3D Lenticular Trek

Friday, July 24th, 2009

Three new Star Trek lenticular art prints have been unveiled at Comic-Con.

As reported byDarth Mojo’s blog,

Star Trek Merchandise at Comic-Con

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

As reported in a press release from CBS Consumer Products, attendees at Comic-Con will be able to see and purchase new exclusive Star Trek-related merchandise.

For Star Trek comic fans, at IDW Booth #1705, an exclusive reprint of Star Trek: Countdown #1, featuring a new cover, and a preview of Nero #1 will be available.


Starship Farragut Animated Episode Debuts

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

The first act of Power Source, the first episode of Starship Farragut: The Animated Episodes is available for viewing.

As reported by Starship Farragut: The Animated Episodes, in Power Source, written by Thomas J. Scott, the Farragut, commanded by Captain John T. Carter “is dispatched to search for the USS Azrael, commanded by Captain Glenn. When they find Glenn, they also find that Glenn and his crew is under the influence of alien technology. (more…)