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Archive for January, 2010

Blalock To Appear In Legend Of The Seeker

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

Star Trek: Enterprise‘s Jolene Blalock (T’Pol) will be seen beginning next week as Sister Nicci in Legend of the Seeker.

Blalock will be playing Sister Nicci, a Sister of the Dark. So far, Blalock is scheduled to be seen in Dark, which airs January 23, and Perdition, which airs a week later.

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Trek Garners VES Award Nominations

Monday, January 18th, 2010

Star Trek XI has added to its list of award nominations with the word that the Visual Effects Society has nominated the film in two categories.

Nominees were chosen in twenty categories in film, animation, television, commercials and video games.

Star Trek XI will be facing off against the popular Avatar, which received eleven VES nominations in seven categories.

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Kurtzman And Orci Hawaii Five-O A Go

Monday, January 18th, 2010

CBS has said OK to an updated version of the famous cop series set in Hawaii.

Back in October, it was announced that Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci were working on a remake of the classic Hawaii Five-O series for CBS, teaming with CSI:New York Producer Peter Lenkov.

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Star Trek Online: State Of The Game

Monday, January 18th, 2010

The developers of Star Trek: Online update players on the status of the game after the first week of “Open Beta.”

According to Star Trek: Online, the first week of Open Beta has gone very well. “The first week of Open Beta has been amazing! We have seen more signups and players than we ever imagined we could. So very many people have shown interest in Star Trek Online and logged in to play that we’ve actually had to scramble to support everyone. Our core engineers are this very second working like crazed technology wielding madmen to improve performance and stability across the board. We’re also adding a lot more hardware to accommodate our players.”

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No Love For Trek At Critics’ Choice Awards

Friday, January 15th, 2010

Star Trek XI was shut out in each of the five categories for which it was nominated in the Critics’ Choice Awards, which aired this evening.

Trek was nominated for Best Action Movie, Best Acting Ensemble, Best Sound, Best Visual Effects and Best Makeup.

Winners in each category were:

  • Best Action Movie: Avatar
  • Best Acting Ensemble: Inglourious Basterds
  • Best Sound: Avatar
  • Best Visual Effects: Avatar
  • Best Makeup: District 9

Ah well, there’s always Oscar, although in the last ten years, eighty percent of the Best Picture winners from the Critic’s Choice Awards went on to win an Oscar. If this is the case, Star Trek XI will find no love there either.

Lindelof: Writing To Begin In Spring

Friday, January 15th, 2010

Co-writer Damon Lindelof confirmed that he and co-writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci will begin work on Star Trek XII once their work on Lost is finished.

“We’re going to start probably in April once the writing on Lost is done,” he said. “Trek will come out in 2012 at some point, so we’ve still got a little bit of time, but we’ve been talking about it. We just haven’t been writing.”

No word yet on when production on the sequel would begin.

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Star Trek: Online Pricing Announced

Friday, January 15th, 2010

Fans waiting for Star Trek: Online to release now will know the subscription pricing for the MMORPG.

Players who take advantage of early limited time promotional offers that expire when Star Trek: Online releases on February 2 can save by pre-ordering the game and buying special lifetime and yearly memberships.

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Retro Review: Realm of Fear

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

Reg Barclay discovers that just because he’s paranoid, it doesn’t mean that something isn’t out to get him in the transporter beam.

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Bakula Series Renewed

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

Men of a Certain Age, a drama in which Scott Bakula (Captain Archer) plays a struggling actor, has been renewed for a second season.

TNT has ordered ten new episodes of the critically acclaimed drama which “explores the unique bonds of male friendship among three men approaching mid-life.”

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Stewart: Shakespeare Yes-Reality TV No

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s Patrick Stewart is no fan of reality shows.

Stewart made his views on the popular television shows known while with the Television Critics Association tour to promote several of his upcoming projects, Macbeth and Hamlet, that will air on the PBS series Great Performances.

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Star Trek XI Tie-In Novels Postponed

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

Fans awaiting the four novels by Christopher L. Bennett, Greg Cox, Alan Dean Foster and David Mack, which were due to be published this summer will be disappointed by the news that the book release has been indefinitely delayed by Pocket Books.

Only a few days after TrekToday posted a preview of four new Star Trek XI tie-in novels due out this summer, word has come out that Pocket Books has changed their mind regarding publication of the four tie-in books and has removed them from the Pocket Books 2010 publication schedule.

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Quinto Talks Trek And Haiti Disaster

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

Star Trek XI‘s Zachary Quinto tweeted briefly about Star Trek XI, but his mind was more on the recent earthquake in Haiti and its victims.

A short tweet from Quinto confirmed the release date of Star Trek XI, saying, “The flag has been planted. June 29th, 2012. Sequel. Trek it out.”

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Ryan On Trek And Leverage

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

Star Trek: Voyager‘s Jeri Ryan appreciates her time on the show as Seven of Nine.

Years after Star Trek: Voyager finished airing, Ryan is still recognized for her role as the former Borg Seven of Nine and grateful for her continuing work after the end of the series. “I’m really lucky to have been given a role that was so beautifully written, that was so rich to play as an actor and which became an iconic character,” she said.

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Abrams: No Decision Yet

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

Although Star Trek XI now has a release date, J.J. Abrams hasn’t decided yet about directing the sequel to his first Star Trek movie.

Abrams was asked if he was closer to making a decision about directing Star Trek XII. “No,” he said. “We don’t have a script yet or anything, but we have a release date (June 29, 2012). There’s a release date, but we’re still working on the script. The idea is that they have faith in this team.”

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Star Trek XI Nominated For More Awards

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

The American Cinema Editor’s 60th Annual ACE Eddie Awards were announced last night and Star Trek XI is included on the list of nominees.

Science fiction films made up three of the five nominees in the “Best Edited Feature Film – Dramatic” category.

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