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Archive for October, 2009

Vulcan Flash Drive

Saturday, October 17th, 2009

The famous Vulcan salute is now the basis for a new flash drive.

With the holidays approaching, another cool gadget to give to the techy Star Trek fan is a Vulcan USB flash drive.  The case for the flash drive is based on the split-finger “Live long and prosper” Vulcan greeting, well-known to Star Trek fans.

The USB flash drive has 2GB of memory and sells for $35.99.

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Orci And Kurtzman Give Star Trek XII Status Update

Saturday, October 17th, 2009

Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci spoke briefly about Star Trek XII during their appearance at the 2009 Screenwriting Expo in Los Angeles today.

The duo was asked about a possible release date for the sequel. Orci said that it looked like the sequel would make its appearance in 2012, “but we’re not sure.”

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Shatner: Seventy-Eight Not Too Late To Explore

Saturday, October 17th, 2009

William Shatner, with a career spanning over fifty years, is ready to move from the conventional to the experimental when it comes to his craft.

Now the former Captain James T. Kirk can turn to ideas less traditional and have fun along the way. “As I look at what I’m doing now, that I’m sort of freed of the bonds of a weekly television show which I’d been in the last five years, I see that there’s all kinds of strange ideas for shows and things, some of which I’m selling,” said Shatner. “I’m having the best time entertaining myself and hopefully three or four other people.”

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Retro Review: Cause and Effect

Friday, October 16th, 2009

The Enterprise is caught in a time loop, causing the crew to experience deja vu as they relive again and again the events leading up to the ship’s destruction.

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Billingsley At CzechTrek 4

Friday, October 16th, 2009

John Billingsley and his wife Bonita Friedericy were at Czech Trek 4 in Prague recently and gave the audience plenty of amusement with their wacky antics.

“This is going to freak me out,” said Billingsley, when the man assigned to translate began his task. “Start drinking,” he said to the translator, to whom he had given a bottle of booze.

“I cannot,” said the man.

“I need another translator!” said Billingsley, to laughter and applause from the audience. The next translator took a hearty drink from the bottle. “Now THAT’s a translator!” shouted Billingsley.

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Star Trek: Online Klingon Trailer

Friday, October 16th, 2009

A trailer for Star Trek: Online, from the point of view of the Klingon Empire, has appeared online.

In a short trailer, a Federation Science Station Delta Nine is under attack and calls for Federation assistance.

“Their Federation is a force for peace,” says a Klingon voice. “They are explorers, but not conquerors. They are cowards! They are weak! And yet, they think they are superior. By the blood of Kahless, they are wrong!”

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October Star Trek Collectibles

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

For Star Trek fans who like to collect toys, figures and other collectibles, October will offer plenty of items from which to choose.

A Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Phaser from Diamond Select features voice and sound effects. The replica features a removable type-1 phaser.

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Kurtzman And Orci On Star Trek XI And XII

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

During a question and answer session from a Paramount Home Video event held last week to promote the forthcoming Star Trek XI DVD and Blu-ray releases, Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci answered questions about Star Trek XI and the sequel to come.

Question: “Now that you have Spock Prime who has actually boldly gone everywhere, is that going to be a problem with the exploration of the next film because you have a character that can say “if you go that way you will hit the Denobulans, and if you go that way…”

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Takei Offers Shatner Neutral Turf

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

George Takei is willing to end the feud with William Shatner which began after Shatner didn’t get an invite to the Takei-Altman nuptials last year.

Although Takei declined to appear on Shatner’s Raw Nerve to discuss the feud between the two original series stars, he is willing to meet Shatner on what he calls “neutral ground,” Howard Stern’s radio show.

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FlashForward Renewed

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

John Cho will have work for some time to come as FlashForward, the show on which he is currently appearing as Demetri Noh, has been granted a full season.

ABC announced that the show has been picked up for a full slate of twenty-two episodes. FlashForward has done very well, becoming the first show since 2004 to beat Survivor in the key adult 18-49 demographic.

FlashForward has led the pack when it comes to DVR usage. Over the first week, it was the number one show in DVR playback, gaining two million viewers as a result of that format. Other shows noted for their strong DVR playbacks are Lost (to which FlashForward is often compared) and The Office.

Quinto Selected For Award

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

Zachary Quinto will receive an award at the Thirteenth Annual Hollywood Film Festival Awards Ceremony.

Quinto is one of several actors and actresses who will receive the Hollywood Spotlight Award at a ceremony to be held on October 26 at the Beverly Hilton.

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Pine as Jack Ryan

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

Chris Pine is in talks with Paramount Pictures for the role of CIA analyst Jack Ryan.

Although talks have just begun, Pine is expected to join The Art of Making Money as Ryan when it begins filming next year.

Jack Ryan is a character taken from a dozen Tom Clancy novels written between 1984 and 2003. The character has been played in the past by Alec Baldwin (The Hunt for Red October,) Harrison Ford (Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger,) and Ben Affleck (The Sum of All Fears.)

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Star Trek: The Gag Reel

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

A gag reel from Star Trek XI has hit the Internet ahead of the November 17th release of the DVD and Blu-ray sets.

Laughter, bleeped expletives, dancing, drumming, and other hijinks makes the six-minute-plus gag reel seem like it finishes in only half the time.

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Abrams: Deleted Scenes Clarify

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

At a press conference last week, the topic of discussion for J.J. Abrams was Star Trek XI.

Abrams’ remarks are now available in a six-part video series posted online, where he talks about everything from pre-production, to deleted scenes and behind-the-scenes work on Star Trek XI.

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Blalock Joins Legend of the Seeker

Monday, October 12th, 2009

Jolene Blalock, best known to Star Trek: Enterprise fans for her role as the Vulcan T’Pol, will be appearing in the second season of Legend of the Seeker.

Blalock begins filming this week in New Zealand. She will portray a mysterious Sister of the Dark, who possesses very powerful magic, and will threaten both Richard’s (Craig Horner) quest to defeat evil forces, and Kahlan (Bridget Regan.)

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