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Archive for January, 2010

Retro Review: Relics

Friday, January 29th, 2010

When the Enterprise crew discovers a Dyson Sphere, they also find the chief engineer from an earlier Enterprise suspended in transporter limbo.

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2010 Updated Star Trek Book Schedule

Friday, January 29th, 2010

The revised Pocket Book book release schedule fills the gap left from the removal of four Star Trek XI tie-in books.

In place of the four Star Trek XI tie-in books, some reprints will be offered instead, including two S.C.E. collections of stories.

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Sir Patrick Stewart At 70

Friday, January 29th, 2010

Star Trek: The Next Generation led to projects Stewart wanted to do and to his knighthood.

Stewart hasn’t done many films recently, but there is a reason for that, he is doing what he wants to do at the age of seventy. “I’ve been almost exclusively focusing on theater the last five years, because I have a lot of catching up to do,” he said. “It’s all I ever wanted to do.”

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Star Trek Online: The Future

Friday, January 29th, 2010

Even though Star Trek: Online is only days away from launch, that doesn’t mean the developers have stopped planning how to improve the game.

Lately, the talk around Star Trek: Online has been about the Klingons, but get ready for the Borg, with three new high-level episodes centered around them.

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Quinto Clarifies Recent Interview Statement

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

Zachary Quinto sets the record straight about stepping away from Star Trek and science fiction-related projects for a few years.

After Quinto’s interview with Wired yesterday, as reported here, fans were left wondering if he was stepping away from the Star Trek sequel as well, or if the sequel was going to be delayed, so Quinto decided to explain what he meant by stepping away from Trek.

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Quinto: Stepping Away From Trek For A While

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Star Trek XI‘s Zachary Quinto will be away from the world of Star Trek and sci-fi for a few years.

Fans hoping to see Quinto at conventions or other Trek functions will be disappointed by his latest comments to Wired.com in a telephone interview recently. “I’m stepping away from Star Trek for at least two years, no movies, no conventions, no anything for a while.”

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New Star Trek: The Continuing Mission Episode

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

This weekend, We Will Control All That You See and Hear, the sixth audio episode of the fan produced Star Trek: The Continuing Mission series, will be released to the public.

Written by David Raines, this third part of a trilogy (Command Decision and The Darkest of Thoughts preceded this episode) features some familiar Trek names as guest stars: Spice Williams-Crosby (Star Trek V: The Final Frontier‘s Klingon Vixis), Celeste Yarnall (Star Trek: The Apple‘s Yeoman Martha Landon), Evan English (Star Trek: Enterprise‘s Ensign Tanner), Mark Allen-Shepherd (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine‘s Morn) and noted Star Trek author Larry Nemecek.

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Atari And Syfy Star Trek Online Partnership

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Atari and Syfy have announced an exclusive partnership promoting the highly anticipated Star Trek: Online MMORPG, which releases for the PC on February 2.

To celebrate the launch of Star Trek: Online, Syfy will air a two day Star Trek marathon. On Monday, February 1 from 8 A.M. to 5 P.M.  Star Trek: Enterprise episodes will air.  On February 2 from 8 A.M. to 9 P.M. episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation will be featured.

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I Do: Star Trek Style

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

The Tech Museum of Innovation, located in the Silicon Valley, is offering a Star Trek wedding for one lucky couple.

Last autumn, a lucky couple won a Star Trek-themed wedding at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, and now the same opportunity to win a wedding package is being offered to those on the West Coast.

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Star Trek: Online New Screenshots

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

As the Star Trek: Online Open Beta draws to a close, players can enjoy the latest batch of new screenshots from the game.

Almost two dozen screenshots have been posted, featuring ships, battle and a Deep Space Nine-type space station. Several are pictured below, the rest can be seen at MMPOGD.com.

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Kurtzman And Orci To Produce Racing Dreams

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are producing a dramatic feature adaptation of Racing Dreams, a documentary by Marshall Curry which won Best Documentary at last year’s Tribeca Film Festival.

Racing Dreams is the story of three young Go-Kart racers who compete in the World Karting Association’s National Pavement Series. The racers have dreams of becoming NASCAR racers when they grow up.

Kurtzman and Orci won’t be writing the adaptation themselves, but will be overseeing Racing Dreams. Dwayne Johnson and his wife Dany Garcia, who produced the documentary, will be executive producers. A writer will be hired this week.

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Star Trek XI Nominated for Another Award

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Star Trek XI has been nominated for yet another guild award, this one from the Costume Designers Guild.

The Costume Designers Guild, founded in 1953 by a group of thirty motion picture costume designers, has released its list of nominees for the 12th Annual CDG Awards.

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Roddenberry Auction For Haiti

Monday, January 25th, 2010

Gene Roddenberry‘s son Rod Roddenberry is auctioning off items once belonging to his parents to raise money for the people of Haiti.

Like so many, Rod’s heart was touched by the devastation caused by the 7.0 earthquake in Haiti. “Here’s the deal, there are a lot of people suffering in Haiti right now and we can all do something about it,” he said.
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Star Trek XI Awards: One Win And One Loss

Monday, January 25th, 2010

Last night, the Producers Guild Awards (PGA) were announced, and Star Trek XI, up for the Best Produced Motion Picture, lost to The Hurt Locker.

The loss may be a sign that the Oscar race might be a bit closer than expected and that Star Trek XI might have had a role in Avatar’s PGA loss last night.

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Shatner To Host 37th Annie Awards

Monday, January 25th, 2010

William Shatner will be the host of the 37th Annie Awards, given each year by the ASIFA-Hollywood branch of the International Animated Film Association for the best work in animation. Plus: Shatner and “So Act”.

ASIFA-Hollywood is honored to have William Shatner host this year’s Annie Awards,” said ASIFA-Hollywood President Antran Manoogian. “We are looking forward to Mr. Shatner’s unique and commanding presence presiding over the show.”

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