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Archive for March, 2010

Nimoy To Lend Voice To Transformers

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

Leonard Nimoy will return to the Transformers world to voice a character in the Transformers: War for Cybertron video game.

No stranger to Transformers, Nimoy formerly voiced the character of Galvatron in The Transformers: The Movie (1986).

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PADD-like iPad App

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

John Jefferies Sr. Passes

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

John Jefferies Sr., art designer on the original series, died at the age of seventy-four on March 25 in Sherman Oaks, California due to complications from lung cancer.

Born in Richmond, Virginia, Jefferies was one of three brothers, the other two being Matthew and Phillip, who worked as art and set directors and production designers.

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Quinto In Talks For Romantic Comedy

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

If negotiations work out, Zachary Quinto may appear in the romantic comedy What’s Your Number?, starring Anna Faris (Cindy Campbell in the Scary Movie series).

What’s Your Number?, based on the book 20 Times a Lady by Karyn Bosnak, is the story of a young woman, Delilah (Faris), searching for Mr. Right.

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Stewart Lands Role In Mamet Play

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

Sir Patrick Stewart has one of the two roles in A Life in the Theater, a David Mamet play which will open on Broadway this autumn.

A Life in the Theater is the story of life in the footlights from the point of view of two actors, Robert and John, and their relationship.

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Pegg: Bring On The Green Girls

Monday, March 29th, 2010

Zoë Saldana may want to fight in Star Trek XII, but Simon Pegg is looking for another kind of physical action in the Abrams sequel.

Pegg would like to see Scotty get some interplanetary romance in the next Star Trek movie. “I’d like to have sex with a green woman!” he said.

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Star Trek XI Wins Empire Award

Monday, March 29th, 2010

On Sunday night, Star Trek XI collected yet another award, this one courtesy of the 2010 Jameson Empire Awards.

Nominated for three Empire awards; Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Film, Best Director and Best Film; Star Trek XI won for best Sci-Fi/Fantasy movie.

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Two New Star Trek Books

Saturday, March 27th, 2010

Fans of Deep Space Nine as well as those who want to know more about Lieutenant Saavik will be interested in two new Trek books, one of which is due out next week, the other to follow in 2011.

Star Trek: Unspoken Truth, written by Margaret Wander Bonanno and due out at the end of the month, tells the story of Lieutenant Saavik, left behind on Vulcan while the crew of the Enterprise is forced to return to Earth to be court-martialed for stealing the Enterprise and destroying it while on a mission to retrieve Spock’s body and katra.

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Spock To Visit Vulcan

Friday, March 26th, 2010

Leonard Nimoy will be visiting Vulcan, a small Alberta town which has built a small tourist industry based on Star Trek.

The Town of Vulcan had the name first, but Star Trek made that name famous when the show became popular. A shrewd decision was made by Vulcan to capitalize on that famous name by the small town with a population of nineteen-hundred residents, and now the town will have a personal visit from Nimoy, the most famous Vulcan of all.

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Retro Review: Ship in a Bottle

Friday, March 26th, 2010

When Data runs his Sherlock Holmes program, he discovers that Moriarty – who became self-aware when the program was first played – now has the ability to exit the holodeck and hold the ship hostage.

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Future Star Trek Online STF Missions

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

Details on three future Star Trek: Online Special Task Force (STF) missions has been released.

Joining Infected and The Cure will be Khitomer Accord, Into the Hive and Children of Khan.

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Saldana Wants A Fight Scene In Trek

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

Zoë Saldana wants more than just an emotional or mental challenge in her acting roles.

Although Saldana enjoyed her work on Star Trek XI, she was a bit jealous that the men got all the good action scenes. “In Star Trek I had so much fun,” she said, “but the boys had all the action.

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Takei: The Census: Be Counted

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

George Takei and his husband Brad Altman urge same-sex couples to complete the 2010 census and show America how many of them are in a marriage or consider themselves married even if not legally wed.

Takei, complete in a Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan uniform, urged fellow gay couples to participate in the census. “[You may ask] why I’m still wearing this Starfleet uniform,” he said. “It’s to get you to actually listen to this important message, that affects how our community and marriages such as ours are viewed by this nation. Be counted!”

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Shatner To Host New Show

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

As if his life wasn’t busy enough, seventy-nine-year-old William Shatner will be hosting a new show.

Shatner will be host and one of the executive producers of Weird or What? a show that will explore strange mysteries, using science to try to explain them.

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Zinkievich On Future Star Trek: Online

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

Star Trek: Online Executive Producer Craig Zinkievich talks about the success of the Star Trek: Online release and explains what is in store for its future.

Other than some server issues, the release of Star Trek: Online went well, according to Zinkievich. “We were just blown away,” he said. “Aside from some server stuff, and I think we handled that extremely well, launch was just great. The amount of people interested in the game was staggering and humbling, and we’re really dedicated to keeping those people happy for the long-term.”

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