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Archive for May, 2010

Ryan In Body Of Proof

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

Jeri Ryan, Star Trek: Voyager‘s Seven of Nine, will be appearing in a new ABC series this fall.

Body of Proof (formerly Body of Evidence) is a medical mystery series starring Dana Delany (Desperate Housewives, China Beach) as a neurosurgeon-turned-medical examiner.

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$#*! My Dad Says To Air This Fall

Monday, May 17th, 2010

$#*! My Dad Says, a new show starring Ryan Devlin as the son of a profane and funny father played by William Shatner, has been picked up by CBS and will air on the fall schedule.

Based on a true life son and father, $#*! My Dad Says began life as a Twitter feed begun by the son, Justin Halpern, in 2009.

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Fontana To Judge Trek Fan Fiction Contest

Monday, May 17th, 2010

STARFLEET, the world’s oldest and largest continuously-active Star Trek fan club, has announced that one of its guest judges for the second annual STARFLEET Short Story Contest is none other than Dorothy (D.C.) Fontana.

Authors will need to be members of STARFLEET to submit their Star Trek fan fiction, which should not exceed 7,500 words in length and which must take place within the fictional science fiction universe of Star Trek.

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Nimoy: Sci-Fi More Sophisticated Now

Monday, May 17th, 2010

Science fiction has come a long way in the fifty-odd years since Leonard Nimoy first acted in a sci-fi film.

In 1952, a twenty-one-year old Nimoy played his first sci-fi alien, a Martian zombie who along with two others of his kind, wanted to take over Earth, a typical theme in the early days of sci-fi movies.

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Star Trek:Online Starship Class Poll

Monday, May 17th, 2010

Star Trek: Online players who would like to have input into which starship class they would like to see next in the MMORPG are encouraged to head to the official site and make their starship class preference known.

There are six classes from which to choose, all six from canon Star Trek. Players may choose from the following classes: Excelsior, Nebula, Oberth, Enterprise J, NX Enterprise and Ambassador.

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Saldana In Negotiations For Colombiana

Monday, May 17th, 2010

If all goes well, Zoë Saldana will be starring in Colombiana, a drama produced by Luc Besson.

Saldana is in talks for the starring role as a “stone-cold” assassin who is seeking revenge for the murder of her parents.

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2010 Hallmark Trek Ornaments

Saturday, May 15th, 2010

The new Hallmark Christmas Ornament Keepsake brochure went online this weekend, and fans can see (and hear) the newest Star Trek ornament offerings.

Kirk, the USS Enterprise and Amok Time feature in this year’s Star Trek ornament collection.

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Trek Nation’s Colthorp On Trek, Fans And NuTrek

Saturday, May 15th, 2010

Scott Colthorp, director of Trek Nation, a Star Trek documentary in progress, and Rod Roddenberry, son of Gene Roddenberry, seek to make a film unlike previous Star Trek documentaries such as Trekkies.

It’s not easy being a Star Trek fan, with the average public’s perception of the typical Star Trek fan being shaped by films such as 1997′s Trekkies as well as William Shatner‘s Get A Life skit on Saturday Night Live in the 1980s.

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No More Heroes Or FlashForward

Saturday, May 15th, 2010

Zachary Quinto (Sylar) will have more free time on his hands now that Heroes has been canceled after four seasons.

Heroes may have featured ordinary people with superhuman abilities, but even Sylar couldn’t overcome anemic ratings. NBC canceled the once-popular show after ratings, which once averaged a 6.6 rating/10 share, fell almost thirty percent to a 4.7/7 after the third season.

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Retro Review: Starship Mine

Friday, May 14th, 2010

Picard is trapped on the deserted Enterprise with a band of thieves trying to steal toxic engine residue.

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Star Trek: Online Updates

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

The latest Star Trek: Online release notes have been posted and the update includes data on the Undine Terradome and Khitomer Accord STFs as well as improvements to Memory Alpha.

The Terradome is now available for players of Undine Terradome STF, where they will find that inside the Terradome, it is very similar to Deep Space Nine.

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Trek Stars At FedCon XIX

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

Over five thousand fans attended FedCon XIX in Bonn, Germany, where Star Trek actors from The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine and Voyager were in attendance.

According to TrekMovie.com, fans were not only treated to stories from the actors, but were the victims of a prank which ended happily.

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Star Trek: McCoy #2

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

IDW Publishing’s Star Trek: McCoy #2 comic has arrived in stores, but fans can have a quick preview before purchasing the new comic.

Star Trek: McCoy #2 was written by John Byrne, who also did the art and covers.

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Trek stars Nominated For MTV Movie Awards

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

Chris Pine and Zoë Saldana were each nominated twice for an MTV Movie Award.

Nominated for his work in Star Trek XI, Pine will be competing in two categories; Biggest Badass Star and Best Breakout Star.

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Nimoy Talks Fringe Finale

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

The two-part season finale of Fringe airs on Fox beginning this Thursday, and in the finale, Leonard Nimoy will be seen again as the mysterious William Bell.

The Fringe finale will feature a confrontation between two characters, one of them William Bell, the other Dr. Walter Bishop.

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