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Archive for October, 2009

Shatner: Wax Figure And New Priceline Commercial

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

William Shatner will be immortalized in wax by the world-famous Madame Tussauds.

On Wednesday, November 4 at 11:30 A.M., Shatner will appear in person at Madame Tussauds on Hollywood Boulevard to unveil his wax likeness.

The Hollywood Madame Tussauds features Hollywood icons such as Clark Gable and Marlene Dietrich; movie characters such as Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) and The Bride (Uma Thurman); movie stars such as Johnny Depp, Nicole Kidman and Robin Williams; and movie directors, pop stars and sports stars.

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Trek Or Treat

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

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Fans of War of the Worlds are in for a special Trek treat, as an airing of a classic radio show featuring several well-known Star Trek actors is available this weekend.

The L.A. Theater Works has posted their broadcast of War of the Worlds, which features Leonard Nimoy, Gates McFadden, Wil Wheaton and Brent Spiner. This War of the Worlds broadcast was directed by John de Lancie.

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Retro Review: Cost of Living

Friday, October 30th, 2009

Lwaxana Troi arrives to wed a man she’s never met, prepared to forego the traditional nude Betazoid ceremony, but unwilling to stop teaching Alexander about free thinking and mud baths.

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Mulgrew Would Play Janeway Again

Friday, October 30th, 2009

Kate Mulgrew hasn’t seen Star Trek XI yet, but if J.J. Abrams came along and offered her a part in a movie, she wouldn’t turn him down.

Mulgrew explained why she hadn’t yet seen the Star Trek reboot. “I haven’t, but not for any bad reason,” she said. “It’s a reason of comfort. I did Star Trek myself, and I want to enjoy it when I see it, I want to be comfortable when I see it, so I’m going to wait until I can see it in my living room. I understand that both of those young men [Pine and Quinto] are extraordinary. I’m sure it’s beautifully done. I just want to see it in the comfort of my home.

Would Mulgrew ever play Janeway again? “I would,” she said. “I’d love to return to Janeway! I’d love to do her in a movie, it would be great.”

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Hardy Joins Mad Max Cast

Friday, October 30th, 2009

It’s official, Tom Hardy (Shinzon in Star Trek: Nemesis) has been cast as Mad Max.

As reported recently at TrekToday, Hardy was in the running to replace Mel Gibson as Mad Max in Mad Max 4: Fury Word.

In addition to Hardy, Charlize Theron (Monster) will also be in the post-apocalyptic film.

Filming for Max Max 4 will begin next August, in Australia. There are no details on the plot yet, but it is known that there will be plenty of stunt work, with “super fast vehicles” that are under development. “It’s obviously over-the-top,” said Director George Miller. “But they’ll [the vehicles] have to be very high performance because the film is shot in speed, and they’ll have to be very, very safe. The reason this movie is so big is that there’s just a huge number of stunts. We’re trying to do stuff that I believe people haven’t done before.”

Nimoy: Who Do You Think You Are?

Friday, October 30th, 2009

With Star Trek XI behind him, Leonard Nimoy is concentrating on his photography projects.

Last year, Nimoy spent two sixteen-hour days shooting portraits of people who had answered his public invitation to share their hidden selves.

Of the ninety-five who were photographed, Nimoy chose twenty-five of them for an exhibit, Who Do You Think You Are, that will go on display next summer in Massachusetts.

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Star Trek: Online – The Future Past: Part Two

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

The second part of the history of Star Trek: Online, from the time of Star Trek: Nemesis through 2409 has been posted.

The almost three-and-a-half minute video begins with the Klingons, who have troubles with a shapeshifting tripedal alien trying to infiltrate the Klingon High Command.

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Star Trek XI Candid Shots

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

Several threads at TrekBBS offer fans behind-the-scenes photos from Star Trek XI.

Star Trek XI fans will enjoy seeing the many candid shots that have been posted recently on TrekBBS, which include photos of original series actors.

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Okuda NASA Mission Patches

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

Michael Okuda has been designing mission patches for NASA for years and his patches include several for the Constellation program.

The first flight of NASA’s Ares I-X launched successfully this morning from launchpad 39B at Kennedy Space Center. Okuda designed a patch for the Ares (launch vehicle,) Orion (crew vehicle) and Constellation program (under which both Ares and Orion falls.)

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No More Nimoy In Fringe?

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

Could Leonard Nimoy‘s role as the mysterious William Bell be coming to an end?

“I’ve done three appearances for them,” said Nimoy. “I don’t know if I will do a fourth.”

Nimoy won’t know the answer to that until he finds out what the plans are for Bell. “They’ve asked me to do more, but we have to talk about where the character is going.”

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Star Trek Klingon Bonus Footage Online

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

Fans who watched Spike TV’s airing of the 2009 Scream Awards last night got an unexpected bonus, a short “bonus clip” from Star Trek XI showing Nero (Eric Bana) in a Klingon prison.

In the clip, Nero is threatened with the use of a Centaurian slug (in Star Trek XI, he threatens Captain Pike with one of the slugs,) but no one can keep a bad Romulan down for long.

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Vintage Roddenberry-Shatner Interview

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

An eight-minute interview taken from the 1976 Inside Star Trek LP is available at Roddenberry.com

In 1976, Inside Star Trek was released, which was a look at the development of Star Trek as well as the story of Gene Roddenberry. One of the tracks on the album, “William Shatner meets Captain Kirk,” can be heard at Roddenberry.com and has Roddenberry and William Shatner asking each other questions and answering the questions posed by each other.

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Star Trek XI Collects Another Award

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

Star Trek XI was a winner at Monday night’s Hollywood Film Festival’s Hollywood Awards.

Started thirteen years ago, the Hollywood Awards are chosen based on “private, press, preview and festival screenings, as well as recommendations from a cross section of Hollywood professionals, including actors, agents, executives, directors, film critics, entertainment journalists, managers, producers, publicists, screenwriters and members of the guilds and societies.”

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Star Trek Online: New Screenshots

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

A new batch of Star Trek: Online screenshots have been released this week.

Five new screenshots from Star Trek: Online include a shot of Federation officers fighting off a squadron of Klingons.

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Abrams Won’t Direct Mission: Impossible IV

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

Although he will be involved with Mission: Impossible IV, J.J. Abrams won’t be directing the movie.

In 2006, Abrams directed his first feature film, Mission: Impossible III, but he won’t do the same for Mission: Impossible IV, which goes into production next year for a probable 2011 release.

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