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Archive for October, 2009

Sirtis On The Next Generation Movies And Abrams Trek

Monday, October 26th, 2009

Of the four Star Trek: The Next Generation movies, Marina Sirtis liked one of them better than the rest.

“My favorite of all the movies was First Contact,” said Sirtis. “I thought it was a great script and loved being directed by Jonathan [Frakes]. The others I liked in varying degrees but it was always a joy working with my lovely cast. After the series ended I think we all looked forward to working together again.”

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Saldana: Trek In 2011?

Monday, October 26th, 2009

Zoe Saldana (Uhura) is ready to “take her shirt off” and begin her work in the Star Trek XI sequel.

Saldana has already received a call regarding her work schedule for 2010. “We’re working on it,” she said of Star Trek XII. “They were calling to see where we were going to be and how my schedule is next year.

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Kurtzman And Orci To Produce Doc Savage

Monday, October 26th, 2009

Fans of Doc Savage will be pleased to know that a movie is in the works, to be produced by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci and written by Shane Black.

According to Ain’t It Cool News‘s Harry Knowles, a meet-up with Shane Black (Lethal Weapon, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) produced the news that Black would be writing a script for Doc Savage.

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Retro Review: The First Duty

Saturday, October 24th, 2009

When a stunt leads to a deadly collision, Wesley Crusher gets involved in a cover-up to protect his friends at the Academy.

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Nimoy Receives Company of Angels Award

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

On Saturday, October 17th, Leonard Nimoy was honored by the Company of Angels, the theater company he co-founded, at their 50th anniversary gala in Los Angeles, CA.

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Abrams On Leading Man Hemsworth

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

When Chris Hemsworth was cast in the lead role in Thor, fans reserved judgment until they saw his performance as Captain George Kirk in Star Trek XI.

J.J. Abrams spoke about his good fortune in having landed Hemsworth. “It’s very exciting,” he said. “We really lucked out. He’s so crazy handsome and he’s so strapping with the classic leading man look. I sort of wish I had dirtied him up a little bit, messed his hair up a little bit.”

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Star Trek Live Stage Show

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

A new interactive show, based on Star Trek, is set to debut in 2010.

A press release from CBS Consumer Products announced the launch of an interactive stage show, Star Trek Live, which will run in theme parks and performing arts centers across the U.S. and Canada.

Star Trek Live takes audiences on an “exhilarating journey” with Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock. The show combines cutting-edge special effects, audience interaction and real space-age technology.

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Star Trek: Online Closed Beta To Begin

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

The closed Beta phase of Star Trek: Online begins today.

Atari and Cryptic Studios announced that Star Trek: Online will enter its “Closed Beta phase” on October 22, 2009. The public will finally be able to log into Star Trek: Online and go where no one has gone before.

“We’re pleased to begin sharing our addition to Star Trek‘s legendary story with the public,” said Craig Zinkievich, Executive Producer of Star Trek: Online. “We know fans of Star Trek, and fans of MMOs, will be incredibly impressed by what they see when they play Star Trek: Online.”

Star Trek: Online boasts a combination of space and ground gameplay and for the first time ever, bringing to the table Cryptic’s penchant for unrivaled customization, players will be able to truly become a captain by designing a unique character and heavily customizing their own ships. In addition, gamers will be able to create their own unique alien races, outfit and captain a succession of ships throughout their careers, lead their own away teams in planetary exploration, and battle Klingons, Romulans, Cardassians and more.

Hardy In Mad Max 4?

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

Tom Hardy, the British actor best-known to Star Trek fans for his role in Star Trek: Nemesis as Shinzon, is in the running for a part in the new Mad Max movie.

Hardy is up for the role of Mad Max in Mad Max 4: Fury Road. Mad Max was last played by Mel Gibson in 1985′s Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome.

Charlize Theron (Monster) is director George Miller‘s top choice for the female lead in the sequel.

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Kurtzman And Orci: Character Development

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

For Co-writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, a Star Trek XI sequel will mean digging deeper into the characters.

The writing pair has more time than they expected to write the sequel which means less pressure and a chance to fully develop the story.

“We want it [the sequel] to come like the first one, which came organically,” said Orci.

“Because we weren’t rushed,” said Kurtzman.

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Ellison Star Trek Lawsuit Settled

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

Harlan Ellison is satisfied with the settlement of his lawsuit against Paramount.

Ellison filed suit against Paramount and the Writers Guild of America in March, looking for an accounting and payment from merchandising, publishing and other exploitations of his famous teleplay, The City on the Edge of Forever.

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3-D Lenticular Star Trek Review

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

Roddenberry Productions introduced a new Star Trek product at Comic Con this summer and for those who enjoy art, the three lenticular prints of Star Trek ships are a “must have.”

Adam “Mojo” Lebowitz, co-creator of the original Ships of the Line calendar series, thought it would be a great idea to use lenticular printing to make hi-resolution, lenticular 3-D art. Three different ships were chosen: the USS Enterprise 1701 (no bloody A,B,C or D!), the most recent Enterprise from Star Trek XI, and for Star Trek: The Next Generation fans, a shot of the Enterprise-E and a Borg Cube from Star Trek: First Contact.

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Star Trek: Online : Ask Cryptic

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

A new Ask Cryptic has been posted by Star Trek: Online, covering player progression.

Topics addressed by Ask Cryptic include: ship size, new bridge officers, player skills, player progression and joining missions that one has already completed.

One question posed asked about the advantages of lower-tiered ships. “There were concerns that large ship numbers of higher level players would end up cruising around in the big top-tier ships, especially since they are given automatically upon obtaining a certain rank. Will there be enough advantages particular to the lower-tier ships to make them worth using even if a player can access higher tiers?”

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Star Trek XI Scream 2009 Awards

Monday, October 19th, 2009

Star Trek XI had a respectable showing at the Scream 2009 awards this weekend, walking away with a half dozen awards, including the biggest one of all.

Although the vampire shows and movies were popular award choices, Star Trek XI did quite well, picking up at least six of the seventeen nominations for which it was nominated.

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Star Trek: Online Updates

Monday, October 19th, 2009

Various websites are offering updates on Star Trek: Online including screenshots, videos and news.

With the closed beta of Star Trek: Online “just around the corner,” more information regarding the MMORPG is being released.

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