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Archive for April, 2010

Retro Review: Tapestry

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

When Picard’s artificial heart fails after a surprise attack, Q gives him a chance to relive his youth and change his fate.

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Star Trek XII: Will Spock Dump Uhura?

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

One of the questions regarding  Star Trek XII concerns the Spock-Uhura romance and where, if anywhere, the romance will go.

Trek fans were surprised by the romance between the half-Vulcan Spock and human Uhura in Star Trek XI, and now they wonder what will happen now that Vulcans have become an endangered race.
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Shatner Sings On Lopez Tonight

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

William Shatner sang a duet with Lin Yu Chun, Taiwan’s “Susan Boyle” last night, joining the Internet star in a rendition of Bonnie Tyler‘s 1983 Total Eclipse of the Heart.

Fans may remember Shatner’s rendition of Rocket Man back in 1978, and now Shatner has a new song to add to his repertoire after performing with Lin Yu Chun last night on Lopez Tonight.

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McNeill: Not So Regal Trek

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Although Paramount wanted a more regal Trek, Robert Duncan McNeill (Tom Paris) and his fellow actors tried to slip in comedy whenever they could.

McNeill, now a director/producer on Chuck, explained that there was a reason for Paramount wanting to keep comedy out of Star Trek. “The comedy in Star Trek is always very subtle, if it’s there at all,” he said. “You know, Paramount would always tell us that on Star Trek, they wanted to protect their franchise during those years, by keeping it very regal. There was almost this royalty quality felt, like Patrick Stewart or Scott Bakula or Kate Mulgrew. There was this regal aspect that they thought was very important to the show and [that meant] not making fun of it.”

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Nimoy’s Vulcan Homecoming

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Leonard Nimoy will be visiting Vulcan on Friday, April 23, but his visit will be to the Canadian town of that name, not the Federation planet.

After accepting an invitation to the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo, Nimoy decided to stop off at Vulcan for several hours. “”I decided that not only would I got there but since I’m that close I would also make the trip to Vulcan,” he explained.

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IDW July Star Trek Comics

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

IDW Publishing has provided a “first look” at the July IDW Star Trek comics.

The July comic releases will include three Star Trek comics and one new trade paperback comic collection.

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Shatner For Governor General

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

When the current Governor General steps down this year, readers of The Mark, a Canadian online political publication, have a candidate to replace her, the one and only Captain Kirk!

In a very informal poll, Shatner is handily beating the other candidates, which include hockey stars Bobby Orr and Wayne Gretzky.

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Nimoy: But I’m Not Really Spock

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

Leonard Nimoy received the 2010 Douglas S. Morrow public outreach award last week in Colorado by the Space Foundation and as the honored speaker, he shared some of his Star Trek memories.

One of those memories included a speaking experience at Caltech several years ago, where Nimoy soon realized that he was a bit out of his league.

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Spock The Cat

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

A cat with a unique foot is being compared to a certain logical race of Star Trek beings.

Spock the cat was born with a malformed paw, which looks very much like the Vulcan hand salute.

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Star Trek Online Releases Two Videos

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

Videos explaining how to use Klingon cloaking devices properly and what is to come in a new Special Task Force were released by Star Trek: Online yesterday.

The videos are Tips & Tricks – Cloaking, and Expanding Universe – Part 3. The latter video explains two STFs; Khitomer Accord and the forthcoming The Undine Terradome.

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Braga To Join Dinosaur Drama

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

Former Star Trek writer/producer Brannon Braga will be part of Steven Spielberg‘s prehistoric drama, Terra Nova.

Braga will be the executive producer/showrunner for the Spielberg/Peter Chernin show, which has been given an order to produce thirteen episodes.

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Stewart: On Trek And Wheaton

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

It might have been tricky to take an alien that was really an oil slick seriously, but that was exactly what Patrick Stewart had to do as an actor in Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Stewart came to Trek with loads of Shakespearean experience, and in summing up what that experience brought to his role of Jean-Luc Picard, Stewart said, “I would say it brought gravitas maybe.”

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Quinto: Nimoy Is Done

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

Zachary Quinto responded yesterday to Leonard Nimoy‘s announcement that Nimoy was retiring.

Sharing his thoughts during WET Production’s Stars Give Love benefit performance of short plays last night, Quinto expressed his thoughts on Nimoy’s announcement.

“There’s not even a script and Leonard just announced his retirement,” said Quinto. “He’s not going to do another movie.

“Frankly, Leonard has got a mind of his own and he’s going to do what he wants regardless of what other people tell him. I’m just glad that he’s my friend.”

Trek Stars Audubon Birding Event

Monday, April 19th, 2010

Several stars from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Voyager and Enterprise will be taking part in an event to support the Los Angeles Audubon Society in May.

Armin Shimerman, Robert Picardo, Ethan Phillips and John Billingsley are forming the “Bald(ing) Eagles of Star Trek” team, and are looking for people to sign up to join them for an “afternoon of adventure.”

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Nimoy: Making Way For Quinto

Monday, April 19th, 2010

It may have taken a few times, but this time, Leonard Nimoy is retiring for real.

Every time that Nimoy had retired, or thought he had retired, he kept getting sucked back into work. “Countless times, I thought it was done,” he said.

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