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Archive for February, 2010

Stewart: No To Mad Max But Yes To Technology

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

There will be no Star Trek: Nemesis reunion with the news that Patrick Stewart won’t be in the fourth Mad Max movie.

Rumor had it that Stewart would be working on Mad Max: Fury Road, possibly with Tom Hardy (Star Trek: Nemesis), as TrekToday and others reported recently, but Stewart’s publicist set the record straight, saying that the rumors were untrue.

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Star Trek XI Best Picture Oscar Snub

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

The list of ten movies nominated for Best Picture for this year’s Oscars does not include Star Trek XI.

To the surprise of many, who if not expecting a Star Trek XI Best Picture win expected the movie to be on the list of potential Best Pictures, Star Trek XI has to be content with its other four nominations for Oscars in other categories.

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Stewart Interested in Star Trek Sequel and Mad Max 4

Monday, February 1st, 2010

Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s Patrick Stewart is not particularly interested in animated The Next Generation, but like several other Star Trek captains before him, would like a role in Star Trek XII.

Appearing at OzTrek2 in Australia this weekend, Stewart spoke about the J.J. Abrams sequel, saying that he really liked the work that Leonard Nimoy had done in Star Trek XI.

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Quinto Gershwin Rumor Mill

Monday, February 1st, 2010

Recently, Zachary Quinto mentioned working on other non-science fiction projects and rumor has it that one of those will be a Stephen Spielberg project.

Quinto020110The rumor mill has it that Quinto will play George Gershwin, the composer/pianist who with his brother Ira was responsible for a dozen Broadway musicals as well as popular songs. Gershwin died at the age of 38 of a malignant brain tumor.

According to the rumor, Dreamworks has provided a voice coach for Quinto to help with the Brooklyn accent. Gershwin was born in Brooklyn to Russian parents.

More information will be forthcoming as details emerge.

Giacchino Scores Several Grammys

Monday, February 1st, 2010

Composer Michael Giacchino, nominated for four Grammys for his work on Star Trek XI and Up, walks away with two at the end of the evening.

The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards were held this weekend, and Giacchino won two Grammys for his work on Up, the computer-animated adventure story about a seventy-eight-year old man who ties balloons to his house and sails away, accompanied by an eight-year-old boy scout stowaway.

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