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Archive for August, 2009

Retro Review: Unification, Part Two

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

Picard tells Spock of the death of his father and learns the reason for Spock’s visit to Romulus: an attempted reunification of the long-separated Vulcan and Romulan races.

Click here to read the full Retro Review.

Also available: click here to read last week’s review of Part One.

Rachel Nichols Escapes Serious Injury

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

While filming G.I. Joe, Rachel Nichols (Gaila) was left with bruises and burned hair.

As reported by the Daily Star, the timing of a controlled blast on set didn’t work as planned and went off too early, injuring Nichols.

One Hundred Greatest Sci-Fi Movies

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

A list with the top hundred greatest sci-fi movies includes three Star Trek offerings.

As reported by Total Sci-Fi Online, movies on the list include a movie made back in 1902 as well as modern-day offerings such as Star Trek XI.

De Lancie: Moving Beyond Q

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

After years of being recognized for his role of Q, it’s a pleasure for John De Lancie when people recognize him as a result of other roles.

As reported by SciFi Scanner, De Lancie has no desire to play Q in a future Star Trek movie. “I have to say as the years have gone on I’m getting a little tired of just Q, because I do a lot of other things,” he said. “Almost everywhere in the world you go, people will come up and say, ‘Oh my God, you’re from Star Trek.’ But I was in Syria recently, and I had people stop me on the street, they came up to me and said, ‘Oh my God, we just saw Breaking Bad.’ That was a surprise. And it was great.”

Star Trek Alien Spotlight: Q

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009

Fans eager for next week’s release of Star Trek Alien Spotlight: Q can see a five-page preview now.

As reported, fan-favorite Q returns to annoy Picard yet again in the latest of the Star Trek Alien Spotlight comic series published by IDW. (more…)

Star Trek DVD And Blu-ray Box Art

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009

Box art for the forthcoming original series second season Blu-ray DVD set as well as for some of the Star Trek movies has been released.

As reported, on September 22nd, several Star Trek DVD sets and movies will be released; the movies in both the DVD and Blu-ray format and the second season of the original series in Blu-ray. The movies include all the even-numbered ones minus Star Trek: Nemesis. (more…)

Star Trek Online Screenshots

Saturday, August 1st, 2009

Those who enjoy the Star Trek: Online screenshots will be pleased to find dozens of them, including some shots never seen before.

As reported byKotaku, fifty-three screenshots are available for viewing.

The shots include: Federation and alien spaceships, alien landscapes ranging from deserts to forests, and scenes of battle, both in space and on various planets.

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

USS Enterprise Pendant Light

Saturday, August 1st, 2009

For the fan who can’t afford Captain Kirk’s chair, the USS Enterprise four-light pendant is a little more affordable and will light up any dining occasion.

As reported byLamps USA, although the so-called novelty lighting doesn’t specifically reference Star Trek, it doesn’t take a Spock-like intelligence to see from where they got the idea for the hanging light. (more…)

Quinto Too Realistic A Robber

Saturday, August 1st, 2009

While filming a video, Zachary Quinto was a little too realistic in a scene as a robber leading to an unexpected visit.

As reported by E! Online, Quinto plays a pistol-wielding robber in Kiss My Bundt, a Funny or Die video. (more…)

Krige: The Queen WAS the Borg

Saturday, August 1st, 2009

Alice Krige (Borg Queen) came to the conclusion that the Borg were only an extension of the Borg Queen after reading Stephen Hawking.

As reported byStar Trek Magazine, her search for just who the Borg Queen was led Krige to Hawking’s A Brief History of Time. “I came to the conclusion that the Queen was the Borg. Is the Borg. The Borg is an extension of her,” explained Krige. “I had read A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking beforehand, and in the course of trying to find out who she was, I went out and got a copy of the video. Somewhere in it he says the old adage, ‘Energy is not created or destroyed.’ And I thought of the Borg Queen. She’s been around since the beginning of time, since the Big Bang or whatever. And she is the energy source behind the Borg. She is just the physical manifestation of that energy.” (more…)