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Archive for February, 2010

Shatner To Star In ‘Shit My Dad Says’

Friday, February 19th, 2010

William Shatner (James T. Kirk) continues to prove he’s got his finger on the pulse of the modern world — he’s just been cast as the lead in Shit My Dad Says, the first sitcom based on a Twitter phenomenon.

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Retro Review: Rascals

Friday, February 19th, 2010

A transporter accident turns Picard, Ro, Keiko, and Guinan into children just before Ferengi take over the ship.

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Star Trek Light-Up Shirt

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

For the Star Trek fan who is looking for a shirt to catch the eye, the latest offering by ThinkGeek will fit the bill perfectly.

The fully licensed Star Trek illuminated shirt features the Star Trek logo and the Enterprise on the front of the shirt.

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ILM: Blending The Real And The Virtual

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

Making a movie like Star Trek XI believable meant overcoming different challenges and being creative.

Visual Effects Supervisors Roger Guyett and Russell Earl explained some of what had to be done to create the magic for Star Trek XI.

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Oscar Nominee Barney Burman On Trek Make-up

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

Barney Burman, nominated for an 2010 Academy Award for his make-up work on Star Trek XI explained how he got the needed make-up work done for Star Trek XI in a short time frame.

Burman had worked with J.J. Abrams before on Mission: Impossible 3 and when filming began on Star Trek XI, he let Abrams know that he was interested in working on the rebooted Star Trek.

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Trek Toys At Toy Fair 2010

Monday, February 15th, 2010

The 107th American International Toy Fair opened yesterday in New York City, and amongst the toys on display are those certain to be of interest to Star Trek fans.

Star Trek ships and weapons were on display at the Diamond Select Toys booth and will reach store shelves this year and in 2011.

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London Star Trek Fans Set World Record

Monday, February 15th, 2010

The Millennium Bridge in London hosted an unusual gathering yesterday, when Star Trek fans dressed as various Star Trek characters tried to make a Guinness world record for most fans dressed as Star Trek characters.

In an event organized by Namco Bandai as part of a promotion for the Star Trek: Online MMORPG game, fans were encouraged to appear at the Millennium Bridge on Valentine’s Day to set the new record.

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No Love For Star Trek XI From ACE And ADG

Monday, February 15th, 2010

Two award ceremonies were held this weekend and Star Trek XI walked away empty-handed.

The two award ceremonies were the Art Directors Guild (ADG) Awards, held Saturday, and the American Cinema Editor’s (ACE) Eddie Awards, held yesterday.

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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Comic Preview

Saturday, February 13th, 2010

Deep Space Nine fans missing the adventures of their favorite characters will be in luck with the release of a new Deep Space Nine comic next week.

According to TrekMovie, on February 17, the third issue of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Fool’s Gold will debut and an exclusive five page preview is available at their site.

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Rumor Mill: Pine To Play Captain America

Saturday, February 13th, 2010

A tip from someone “within the Paramount hierarchy” claims that Chris Pine is on the short list to play Captain America.

Captain America first appeared in Timely Comics in March of 1941. The alter ego of Steve Rogers, Captain America’s powers were the result of an enhancement due to an experimental serum. Originally, Captain America assisted the U.S. during World War II, fighting against the Axis.

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Retro Review: True Q

Friday, February 12th, 2010

A promising intern learns that she has exceptional powers because her parents were members of the Q Continuum.

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Bay Area Star Trek Wedding Winners Announced

Friday, February 12th, 2010

A lucky couple from Berkeley will say “I do” all over again on the U.S.S. Enterprise Bridge.

Kyle Sessions and Nancy Kerr were announced as the Tech Museum’s “Ultimate Star Trek Wedding” contest winners, beating out thirteen other couples from around the country.

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Spock Loses His Ride

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

Even a Vulcan gets no respect when it comes to letting a car payment lapse.

In Operation Repo, a fictional repossession team, based in San Fernando Valley, is shown repossessing cars for finance companies. According to TruTV, “We take a look inside the fast-paced, high-pressure world of car repossession with a team of highly trained professionals.”

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Star Trek And The Fatal Frontier

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

Space, the fatal frontier. Star Trek fans of murder mystery dinners who live in New Hampshire have an opportunity to combine both activities with the announcement of a Star Trek-themed murder mystery dinner.

The Mystery of the Murder on the Fatal Frontier will be performed at the Governor’s Inn in Rochester, New Hampshire, on weekends from February 19 through March 13.

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Star Trek Vs Spider-Man

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

Summer 2012 may see a battle between two popular franchises, with the news that the newest Spider-Man movie will be released shortly after Star Trek XII.

Star Trek XII, scheduled for a June 29, 2012 release, may face some stiff competition with the announcement that Spider-Man will be released on July 2, 2012.

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