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Archive for February, 2010

Viacom Profits With Help From Star Trek XI

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

The fourth quarter and full year revenue results for Viacom Inc. (parent company of Paramount) were released and the company did better than had been expected by Wall Street.

Viacom, which owns media properties such as MTV and Nickelodeon cable networks, as well as Paramount, attributes the increase in profitability to its Filmed Entertainment segment as well as to cost containment measures throughout the company.

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Roddenberry: Who Should Play Questor

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

In a recent interview with Airlock Alpha, Rod Roddenberry gave his opinion regarding who would be the best choice to play the android Questor in The Questor Tapes.

“I’m not immersed in the industry right now,” said Roddenberry, “and I don’t have a whole list of names I could pull out a hat. I come from the point of view of a fan, a fan of Star Trek and a fan of Gene Roddenberry.”

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Shatner Hollywood Charity Horse Show

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

The 2010 Priceline.com Hollywood Charity Horse Show date and musical guest have been announced.

For the past two decades, William Shatner‘s Hollywood Charity Horse Show has raised money for various children’s charities. On May 1, world-class horses and riders will perform and compete in this year’s competition.

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Cruise and Abrams Set For Fourth Mission: Impossible Movie

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

Paramount has announced that Tom Cruise will be returning as Ethan Hunt in Mission: Impossible IV and that he will be producing the fourth installment of the Mission: Impossible series along with J.J. Abrams.

Abrams, who directed Mission: Impossible III, will not be directing Mission: Impossible IV, which is due out Memorial Day weekend 2011, going up against The Hangover 2.

“Tom and J.J. are great talents and we are excited to be working with them to re-launch this legendary franchise,” said Paramount Pictures Chairman and CEO Brad Grey.

The search continues for a director for Mission: Impossible IV.

Star Trek: Phase II Origins Prequel Story

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

According to TrekMovie.com, Star Trek: Phase II, the fan-film series, is in pre-production on Origins, a prequel story featuring a young James T. Kirk.

Star Trek XI told the origins story of the Enterprise crew, now Phase II will take a turn at exploring the early career of James T. Kirk, including the first meeting of Kirk and his logical future First Officer Mr. Spock.

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Some Star Trek The Experience Assets To Be Sold

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

According to TrekMovie.com, fans wanting a piece of Star Trek: The Experience will be able at a future date to purchase some of the items formerly featured at the Trek-themed attraction formerly at the Las Vegas Hilton.

Star Trek: The Experience has been closed for more than a year now and while plans are still in progress to open a new attraction in downtown Las Vegas at the Neonopolis development, CBS has decided that not all of the items used in the Las Vegas Hilton attraction and stored in a warehouse when the attraction closed will be needed for the Neonopolis location.

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Okudas React to NASA Proposed Budget Cuts

Monday, February 8th, 2010

Recently, the proposed budget for NASA was announced and to the disappointment of many, Project Constellation, a six-year, nine billion dollar project which would have led men back to the moon, was not a part of future plans.

Star Trek designers Mike and Denise Okuda disagree with the new direction in the space program and have sent a letter to fans, encouraging them to write to President Obama and to their elected representatives in hopes of getting Project Constellation restored.

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Star Trek Magazine: Star Trek Online

Monday, February 8th, 2010

The Star Trek Online team describes the parameters of the new MMORPG, released last week, for Star Trek Magazine readers.

The key to Star Trek: Online was figuring out what had happened to everyone’s favorite races, then deciding where to go from there.

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Star Trek Magazine: The Klingons Strike Back

Monday, February 8th, 2010

Klingon fans will enjoy the latest issue of the Star Trek Magazine, which features the warrior race.

In addition to the Klingons, Star Trek Magazine issue 24 will give readers “exclusive access” to the Star Trek DVD launch party with comments from some of the stars of the movie, and “Tribble Tweets,” a new way at looking at The Trouble with Tribbles.

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Retro Review: Schisms

Friday, February 5th, 2010

Members of the crew experience bizarre symptoms and have flashbacks of alien abductions.

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Kurtzman And Orci To Adapt Comic Book Series

Friday, February 5th, 2010

Star Trek XI Co-writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci have added even more to their already full plates with word that they are taking on a product based on a comic series published by IDW Publishing.

The pair will work on an adaptation of Locke & Key, a comic series written by Joe Hill and illustrated by Gabriel Rodriguez. Locke & Key is set in the village of Lovecraft and is the story of the Locke family, who move to their estate (Keyhouse), after the murder of the head of the family by a deranged high school student.

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Star Trek Online: Popularity Will Determine Future Additions

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

Star Trek: Online Executive Producer Craig Zinkievich spoke about future plans for the recently-released MMORPG.

If Star Trek: Online is embraced by gamers, expect to see such things as further “full-scale” releases/packs to complement the game in future. “Much will depend on the success of Star Trek Online,” said Zinkievich. “We would love for this game to do well, not just because it will earn us money, but because we’re all huge Star Trek fans.”

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High-End Star Trek Uniform Replicas Coming Soon

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

Fans who want to go first class when it comes to their Star Trek uniforms get a peek at some prototypes.

Anovos Productions will be rolling out their new high-end Star Trek uniforms in mid-March, offering styles for both the original series and for Star Trek XI and UGO.com has some photos of the uniform tops and pants.

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Star Trek: Online Launches And Offers London Event

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

For eager gamers, Star Trek: Online has officially launched in North America, with overseas launches to occur later this week.

According to a press release from Cryptic Studios and Atari, a million Star Trek fans have already created accounts at the official websites.

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Kurtzman And Orci Sign TV Deal

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

Star Trek XI Co-writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci have signed an exclusive three-year deal with 20th Century Fox.

Kurtzman and Orci will bring in show ideas, create their own projects (with or without others) and recruit writers as part of the deal.

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