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Archive for May, 2010

Abrams Super 8 Teaser

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

The teaser for Super 8, the J.J. Abrams-Steven Spielberg movie project, is now available online.

Super 8 will be released next summer, but the promotion for the movie has already begun with the release of a teaser trailer last weekend that was shown in theaters before Iron Man 2.

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Saldana Makes Maxim Top 100 List

Monday, May 10th, 2010

Zoë Saldana has not only made Maxim’s Top 100 Women for 2010 list, but she is listed amongst the top five.

Saldana comes in at #3 on the list, behind #2 Brooklyn Decker, and #1 Katy Perry.

The other women in the top ten include:

  • 4    Blake Lively
  • 5    Megan Fox
  • 6    Rihanna
  • 7    Elisabetta Canalis
  • 8    Olivia Munn
  • 9    Kim Kardashian
  • 10  Marisa Miller

Shatner: No Six Hundred Million From Priceline

Friday, May 7th, 2010

William Shatner denied that he has made over six hundred million dollars from his work on Priceline.

Recently, reports on the Internet have claimed that the Priceline pitchman made the decision to take Priceline shares as part of his payment when he was hired in 1997 to promote the travel site, and that that decision paid off handsomely.

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Pine In Early Negotiations

Friday, May 7th, 2010

Chris Pine, Star Trek XI‘s Captain Kirk, is in negotiations for a spy comedy movie.

Fox is trying to sign Pine for the starring role in the buddy spy comedy, This Means War.

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Collins: On Romulans And Trek

Friday, May 7th, 2010

Playing a Romulan had Clifton Collins Jr. looking into the deepest, darkest part of himself.

Although he was not a Trekkie, Collins was aware of Star Trek, especially Leonard Nimoy. “I’ve got to say to you that I am not a Trekkie,” he said. “I think we all grew up watching Star Trek, whether you are a Trekkie or not. Not to mention, just the sound of Leonard Nimoy’s voice; it is something just so familiar to us growing up, in those earlier years of your childhood. There is something very comforting about it.”

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Retro Review: Birthright, Part Two

Friday, May 7th, 2010

Worf teaches Klingons being raised in a Romulan-run installation about their lost heritage as warriors.

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Siddig: No Love For Bashir’s Genetic Modification

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

In the fifth season of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Alexander Siddig, after having had his own mental idea of who his character was, had to readjust his thinking about Dr. Julian Bashir.

Siddig was not pleased when he saw the script for Dr. Bashir, I Presume and made that displeasure known as best he could after the first shock wore off.

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Abrams Super 8 Project

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

Some details about a preview of Super 8, to be directed by J.J. Abrams and shown this weekend before Iron Man 2 at theaters, have emerged.

Abrams is working on Super 8 with Stephen Spielberg, who will produce the film which has a forty-five million dollar budget and will be released next summer.

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New Shatner Show To Debut On Bio

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

By September, William Shatner will be hosting a new show for the Bio Channel.

Leonard Nimoy may have retired to pursue his hobbies, but his friend and former co-star Shatner is as busy as a man half his age. Shatner’s latest project is a show about how ordinary people change after they’ve been thrust unexpectedly into national headlines.

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Star Trek.com Website To Relaunch

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

The official website for Star Trek will receive a makeover and relaunch this summer and TrekToday news will be part of their new content.

According to a press release from CBS Consumer Products, Star Trek.com is looking to become a “one-stop entertainment and news destination for all things Star Trek.”

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Star Trek: Captain’s Log: Harriman

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

A preview of the Star Trek: Captain’s Log: Harriman comic has been made available for Star Trek comic fans.

Fans waiting for the story of Captain Harriman will have a short wait, as the comic from IDW Publishing is due out tomorrow.

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New Trek Magazine To Debut

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

Federation Communicator magazine, the official publication of the International Federation of Trekkers, will debut in June.

According to a press release, the Federation Communicator “will focus on the extraordinary and diverse talent within the Federation (IFT), drawing attention to the accomplishments of its members, chapters and GEO commands, as well as presenting news from around the Star Trek universe.  Carrying forth its guiding principle — to spotlight the worthy accomplishments of those endeavoring to ‘live the dream’ — Communicator will blaze new trails in fan-based journalism.  With timely features, award-winning writing and beautiful, cutting-edge presentation, Communicator will help to re-define the very role of fandom and bring new attention to a worthy and history-making organization.”

IFT President and Co-founder Russ Haslage has named E.J. Haley as the managing editor and director of publications for the magazine.

Star Trek Blu-ray DVD Sales

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

For those who delayed buying some of the Star Trek movies on Blu-ray or the Remastered original series season sets, two sales from Best Buy and Amazon.com may be of interest.

Best Buy has five Trek movies on sale, all in the Blu-ray format. Included are Star Trek XI (3 disk version), Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country and Star Trek: First Contact.

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Rumor Mill: Abrams-Spielberg Collaboration

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

According to New York Magazine’s Vulture blog, J.J. Abrams is now finishing a script on a film that is a tribute to as well as a collaboration with Stephen Spielberg.

The script is described as “a tip of the hat to [Spielberg's] movies of the 70′s and early 80′s,” and Abrams supposedly will “roll up his sleeves and direct the script himself” for Paramount this fall.

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Rossi On Animated Final Frontier

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

Star Trek Remastered Producer Dave Rossi spoke about Final Frontier, an animated five-part Star Trek series project intended for the web, that never came to fruition.

If all had gone well, fans would have seen new Star Trek, animated and set in 2528, from the comfort of their homes.

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