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Archive for October, 2009

Tiptons Talk Deep Space Nine Comic

Monday, October 12th, 2009

The first Star Trek: Deep Space Nine comic will debut this December.

More details are emerging about the new Deep Space Nine comic courtesy of Scott and David Tipton, such as in which time frame the stories will be set and which characters who will be appearing in the new series .

The new Deep Space Nine stories will be set in familiar territory. “Our mandate from the ‘Powers That Be’ was to tell a classic Deep Space Nine story to reintroduce the series to comics readers,” explained Scott Tipton. “Setting it after the series ended didn’t make a lot of sense, since half the cast would by definition be taken off the table immediately. Our story is set between seasons three and four, before Worf’s arrival to the station and before things start to heat up with the Dominion War. It’s kind of the last point where there’s breathing space before the series got really serialized in its final four seasons.”

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Star Trek XI On Flash Drive

Monday, October 12th, 2009

A limited-edition flash drive which contains a copy of Star Trek XI will be offered for sale in November.

The 4GB USB stick, of which 1GB is taken up by the movie, is a must-have gadget for the Star Trek collector. Each flash drive is individually numbered.

The digital copy of the film has DIVX certified DRM, but can be played on up to five registered devices, with unlimited viewing on those five devices. There is also an option to burn the movie to a DVD.

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Paramount Home Entertainment Demos Blu-ray release

Monday, October 12th, 2009

Star Trek XI is due out in a Blu-ray release this fall, and some of the features of the DVD set, including some navigation screenshots, were shown at a press release.

At the press release, the navigation features for disc 2 of the Star Trek XI Blu-ray release, which has more features than the non-Blu-ray DVD set, were shown to those in attendance.

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Star Trek: Spock Reflections #4

Sunday, October 11th, 2009

A preview of Star Trek: Spock Reflections #4 is available for the comic which is due out next week.

The final issue of Star Trek: Spock Reflections, which features Spock’s past, will hit the stores on Wednesday, October 14.

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Star Trek Auction Items Fetch High Prices

Sunday, October 11th, 2009

A few days ago, Profiles in History held its thirty-seventh auction of Hollywood memorabilia, and included in the auction were forty-odd Star Trek items.

The Star Trek items did very well, with all of the lots sold except for eight, with some of the pieces selling well above their estimated prices.

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Retro Review: The Outcast

Friday, October 9th, 2009

A joint mission between the Enterprise and an androgynous race is complicated when one of the androgynes falls in love with Riker, bringing out forbidden “female” feelings.

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Films An Escape For A Young Stewart

Friday, October 9th, 2009

Patrick Stewart used movies to help him escape an unpleasant situation in his childhood years.

The star of Star Trek: The Next Generation grew up with an abusive father and he shared this fact with a group of students recently, explaining how movies were his refuge from problems at home. “My home life wasn’t very pleasant, and not fun, so getting out, not being at home, especially to have the opportunity to escape into a fantasy world was bliss,” said Stewart.

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Kurtzman And Orci – Making A Good Star Trek Sequel

Friday, October 9th, 2009

When planning the next Star Trek movie, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci want to recreate what they loved about Star Trek when they were children watching the show.

One of the common elements of a good movie sequel is when a character or several characters are tested in some way. “Every franchise has a different need, so you have to look at them differently, based on whatever the mandate is. You need to be able to not have seen the first movie to appreciate the second one,” explained Kurtzman.

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Abrams On Future Trek

Friday, October 9th, 2009

In rebooting the Star Trek franchise, the slate has been wiped clean and anything can happen in the next movie, including seeing people and places from the original series.

Although the door is open to bringing in elements from the original series, J.J. Abrams wants to be careful not to make new Star Trek that only long-term fans will “get.” “In going forward, the fun of this movie series is that we will have the opportunity to cross paths with any of the experiences, places and characters that existed in the original series, but we have to be really careful, doing that,” said Abrams. “I don’t want to do something that is so inside that only die-hard fans will appreciate. We’re just now working on the script and just beginning the process of story breaking, but I guarantee you, whatever the story is and whatever the final movie ends up being, I know it will be something that will work on its own terms and be something that you don’t need to know and study Star Trek to get, but if you are a fan, there will hopefully be gift after gift of connections, references and characters that you hold near and dear. At least, that’s the intent.”

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Star Trek: The Exhibition Beams Into Hollywood

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

Los Angeles-area fans will be pleased to hear that Star Trek: The Exhibition will be arriving in Hollywood and Highland this week.

Star Trek: The Exhibition opens on October 10 with a ten thousand square feet exhibition containing Star Trek ships, set recreations, costumes and props from all of the Star Trek television shows and the eleven Star Trek movies.

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Star Trek: Romulans: Schism #2 Comic

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

IDW Publishers has posted a five-page preview of the forthcoming Star Trek: Romulans: Schism #2 comic.

Due to hit the stores on October 7, Star Trek: Romulans: Schism #2 was written by John Byrne, who did the art and cover as well.

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Star Trek: The Experience – Not Dead Yet?

Monday, October 5th, 2009

Even though Star Trek: The Experience didn’t open to coincide with the release of Star Trek XI, don’t give up on it, says the owner of Neonopolis.

The delay in opening Star Trek: The Experience was not just because of the tanking economy, but because CBS didn’t think that the plans were fully in place yet, said Rohit Joshi, representative for the owner of the Neonopolis.

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Star Trek: Online – Ships, Screenshots, Beta Selections

Monday, October 5th, 2009

Star Trek: Online has provided some updates, including the full list of ships available for the MMORPG and five new screenshots.

Federation, Klingon and several other ships are listed at Star Trek: Online with some of the ship classes including a link with further information on the ship class, such as the Klingon Raptor.

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Star Trek Movie Failure Ruinous For Hardy

Saturday, October 3rd, 2009

Earlier this summer, Tom Hardy, who played Shinzon in 2002′s Star Trek: Nemesis, claimed that the movie’s poor performance led him into addiction.

After Star Trek: Nemesis flopped at the box office, Hardy, thought to be the “Next Big Thing,” descended into alcohol and crack addition, which cost him his marriage. “I went entirely off the rails and I’m lucky I didn’t have some terrible accident or end up in prison or dead, because that’s where I was going,” he said. “Now I know my beast and I know how to manage it. It’s like living with a four-hundred-pound orangutan that wants to kill me. It’s much more powerful than me, doesn’t speak the same language and it runs around the darkness of my soul. I would sell my mother for a rock of crack.”

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Post-Trek Roddenberry Shows Coming To DVD

Saturday, October 3rd, 2009

Two shows that Gene Roddenberry developed after Star Trek will be offered on DVD beginning next Tuesday.

After Star Trek was canceled, Roddenberry developed Genesis II and Planet Earth. 1973′s Genesis II was about a NASA scientist (Dylan Hunt, played by Alex Cord,) who wakes up in a post-apocalyptic Earth in 2133 due to a suspended animation failure. He is discovered by the “PAX” team who are some of the last remaining scientists left in the world.

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