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Archive for March, 2010

Star Trek: The Motion Picture: Behind The Scenes

Friday, March 5th, 2010

A ten minute behind-the-scenes “making of” documentary featurette reel for Star Trek: The Motion Picture has been posted to YouTube.

“Space, the final frontier. Gene Roddenberry invites you to go where few have gone before, behind the scenes of Star Trek: The Motion Picture,” says the narrator of featurette, before taking fans on a trip to the movie-making world of 1979.

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Retro Review: The Quality of Life

Friday, March 5th, 2010

A scientist develops potentially sentient machines with which Data feels kinship.

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Stewart President of Youth Club

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

Sir Patrick Stewart has been made president of the Huddlesfield Town Terriers youth academy.

Stewart, a die-hard Terriers fan, will help the club raise the profile of its youth system.

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It’s Been An Up Year For Giacchino

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

Michael Giacchino had a productive 2009 and is reaping the rewards of having composed music for Star Trek XI, UP and Lost, while looking ahead to future projects.

Giacchino has already won two Grammys, as well as a Golden Globe for his work in Up. He has been nominated for an Oscar as well for Music Original Score for his work in the animated Pixar film, going up against another composer known for his work on Star Trek, James Horner.

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Star Trek XI Young Adult Books Debut This Autumn

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

Two new Star Trek XI tie-in books aimed at young adults are scheduled for release on November 16, 2010.

The trade paperback-sized books, to cost $7.99, are the initial offerings in what promises to be a series of books, set in Starfleet Academy.

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Pine To Present At Oscars

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

Chris Pine has been announced as one of the presenters at this year’s Academy Awards ceremony.

The 82nd Academy Awards will be held on Sunday, March 7 at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles at 8 P.M. and Pine will be on hand with other stars to help present the awards.

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Shatner to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

William Shatner, the original Captain Kirk, will receive a Banff Lifetime Achievement Award.

According to The Examiner, Shatner will receive the award at the 2010 Banff World Television Festival, to be held at Banff, Canada from June 13-16.

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Giacchino Wins IFMCA Awards

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

Composer Michael Giacchino, nominated for seven International Film Music Critics Association Awards, walks away with multiple awards for his work on Star Trek XI and Up.

The IFMCA announced a list of winners of its 2009 awards, and Giacchino won four of the seven awards for which he was nominated.

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Drexler Updates Blog With Star Trek Artwork

Monday, March 1st, 2010

Fans of Doug Drexler look forward to his monthly blog postings and they will not be disappointed with this month’s offerings.

Items of interest to Star Trek fans include a found shuttlepod, a Ships of the Line flashback, original series set studies and the NCC-1701-D.

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McCall Passes At 90

Monday, March 1st, 2010

Robert McCall, best known to Star Trek fans for his work on Star Trek: The Motion Picture, passed away Friday, February 26 in Scottsdale, Arizona.

McCall was also well-known for his space paintings that have appeared on U.S. postage stamps, for NASA mission patches and for his 2001: A Space Odyssey posters.

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Shatner At Olympic Closing Ceremonies

Monday, March 1st, 2010

Last night, the Olympics ended with a closing ceremony and Canadian-born William Shatner was part of the entertainment.

Famous Canadian performers were part of last night’s entertainment, including Michael J. Fox, Neil Young and Shatner. The performers told the audience what it meant to them to be Canadian.

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