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Archive for May, 2010

Bead Me Down, Scotty

Monday, May 24th, 2010

Artist Devorah Sperber has created another Star Trek sculpture made out of spools, chenille stems and semi-translucent beads.

In the lobby of the Microsoft Studio D office in Redmond, Washington is a unique sculpture, which appears to show the crew of the original series materializing before their eyes.

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Shatner: Acting And Aging

Monday, May 24th, 2010

When it comes to continuing an acting career as one ages, deciding when to stay or when to go should be done logically and not emotionally, according to William Shatner.

Shatner has had a long and successful career, but knowing when to end it and move on with the rest of his life is not something that is easy for an actor to do. “…it’s a game for the young and the beautiful,” he said of the acting profession.

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Star Trek Live 2010 Schedule

Monday, May 24th, 2010

Star Trek Live, a stage show in which audience members can participate, will be traveling around the country after it makes its debut at Kennedy Space Center on May 31.

As reported at TrekToday last month, Star Trek Live “melds special effects, space technology and audience interaction in a half-hour production from CBS Consumer Products and Mad Science Productions.”

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IDW August Star Trek Comics

Friday, May 21st, 2010

IDW Publishing has posted the details and covers of three Star Trek comics that are due out this August.

The comics are: Star Trek Movie Adaptation #6, Star Trek: Burden of Knowledge #3, and the Star Trek Omnibus: The Original Series.

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Tussaud’s Adds Picard Wax Figure

Friday, May 21st, 2010

Star Trek fans visiting Madame Tussaud’s will now be able to see the wax figures of two Star Trek captains.

According to TrekMovie, the Picard figure, formerly in the Las Vegas Madame Tussaud’s, has been moved from there to the Hollywood location and placed in the same display as the Captain James T. Kirk wax figure.

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Retro Review: Lessons

Friday, May 21st, 2010

Picard falls in love with the new head of stellar cartography, then must send the officer on a mission that puts her life in danger.

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Frakes And Sirtis: Reunion Of The Rikers

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

A ten-minute video featuring Jonathan Frakes and Marina Sirtis reminiscing about their Star Trek: The Next Generation days is available at YouTube.

In the video, the pair, whose characters married in Star Trek: Nemesis, talk about their Star Trek days as well as what they would do if they could make their own half-hour sitcom.

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Roddenberry-Inspired Strange New World On DVD

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

Strange New World, the third Gene Roddenberry-inspired 1970s TV pilot attempt following Genesis II and Planet Earth, is now available on DVD for the first time.

In 1975, Strange New World, a post-apocalypse story made without Roddenberry’s participation but based on his idea and characters (including John Saxon of Planet Earth), was made, but like Genesis II and Planet Earth, Strange New World was not picked up as a regular series.

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Pine To Play Terrorist In New Play

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

Chris Pine will be starring in the Center Theatre Group’s The Lieutenant of Inishmore.

Pine will join Ian Alda, Andrew Connolly, Coby Getzug, Seán G. Griffin, Kevin Kearns, Zoe Perry and Brett Ryback in the Martin McDonagh play, which will be directed by Wilson Milam.

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Nimoy Part Of Realm Of Kingdom Hearts Voice Cast

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

Leonard Nimoy‘s acting days may be at an end, but his voice will be heard in Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep, due out this fall.

Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep releases in the U.S. on September 7 and will bring to live unexplored worlds from everyone’s favorite Disney stories via the PSP.

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Saldana To Receive MaxMara Award

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

Star Trek XI’s Zoë Saldana to be the recipient of the Face of the Future Award.

Saldana will be presented the Face of the Future award at the 2010 Women in Film fund-raising dinner and Crystal + Lucy Awards event on June 1.

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Auberjonois To Appear In Warehouse 13

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

René Auberjonois, best-known to Star Trek fans as Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’s Odo, will be seen in a Warehouse 13 episode in August.

Warehouse 13 and Eureka, two series from Syfy, will be joined together in a pair of crossover episodes this summer.

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Trek Comics Available On BlackBerry

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

Star Trek fans are now able to read their favorite Star Trek comics on the BlackBerry.

Beginning this week, BlackBerry users can start their comic reading with IDW Publishing’s Star Trek: Countdown graphic novel.

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First Photo: Shatner As Ed Goodson

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

A detailed description of $#*! My Dad Says and a photo of William Shatner who plays the opinionated father have been released.

$#*! My Dad Says, which will air this fall on CBS on Thursdays from 8:30-9:00 PM, is based on a popular Twitter feed of Justin Halpern, who chronicles his father’s profane and often opinionated utterances.

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Montgomery In New VH1 Movie

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

Anthony Montgomery, best-known to Star Trek: Enterprise fans for his role of Ensign Travis Mayweather in that series, will soon be seen in Single Ladies, a new Queen Latifah-produced made-for-television movie.

Montgomery will be playing Darryl Jenkins, a successful businessman and a loving husband who adores his wife and fights to make their marriage work.

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