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Archive for November, 2009

Star Trek XI DVD Store Extras

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

Fans purchasing Star Trek XI on DVD or Blu-ray when it comes out on the seventeenth will find that some retailers are offering extras with the DVD set.

Some stores are offering entries into contests, such as Hollywood Video. Those who rent or purchase any Star Trek XI DVD will be entered in a contest to win a poster of Uhura, autographed by Zoe Saldana.

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Shatner Unveils Wax Kirk

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

William Shatner appeared at Madame Tussauds this morning to unveil his wax likeness.

As reported by TrekToday several days ago, Shatner was immortalized in wax as Captain Kirk.

Shatner pushed a button on a control and Captain Kirk from Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan was revealed, standing next to his white command chair and wearing the red uniform top and black trousers that the Star Trek crew wore in The Wrath of Khan.

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Room for Greenwood in Star Trek XII

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

Bruce Greenwood, who played Christopher Pike in Star Trek XI, is eager to be a part of Star Trek XII.

“I can hardly wait,” said Greenwood, talking about the sequel to J.J. Abrams‘s Star Trek reboot. Greenwood has spoken to Abrams about Star Trek XII, and Greenwood’s participation in the film. “…there are no guarantees,” said Greenwood. “J.J., one of the nicest guys on the planet, has indicated there will be a place in the project for me.”

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Finding The Right Spock

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

Getting the right actor to play Spock turned out to be surprisingly easy.

A short video on Zachary Quinto‘s website explained the casting of Quinto as Spock, from Quinto’s viewpoint as well as from the viewpoint of others like J.J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman, Bryan Burk and Leonard Nimoy.

“When he came in and read, he was just so perfect,” said Kurtzman. “He was undeniably perfect.”

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Star Trek XI Collects Artios Award

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

At two ceremonies held in New York and Los Angeles yesterday, Star Trek XI was a winner at the 25th Artios Awards for outstanding achievement in casting.

The Artios Awards recognizes originality, creativity and quality in casting in film, television and theater.

Star Trek XI (April Webster, Alyssa Weisberg) was up against Changeling (Ellen Chenoweth,) The Dark Knight (John Papsidera,) Duplicity (Ellen Chenoweth,) and State of Play (Avy Kaufman) for the award in the Big Budget Feature – Drama category.

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Abrams: Nothing Is Off-Limits For Star Trek XII

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

Now that Star Trek XI has successfully established the new actors in the roles of the original series characters, what will the next movie tackle?

While some would prefer an original story, a logical choice for others would be to do an alternate universe Khan.

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