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Archive for June, 2010

Corey Allen Passes

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Actor/Director Corey Allen, who directed episodes for Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, passed away on June 27.

Allen, the last remaining cast member from Rebel Without a Cause, died at the age of seventy-five of natural causes.

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Saldana Engaged

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Star Trek XI‘s Zoë Saldana is engaged to her boyfriend of ten years.

Saldana, 32, will wed actor/businessman Keith Britton, who is 33.

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Trek Auction Brings In The Dollars

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

In an auction featuring Star Trek memorabilia, several items sold for more than their estimated worth, including a coat worn by Leonard Nimoy in Star Trek XI.

Last weekend, a Star Trek auction was held by Julien’s Auctions, featuring memorabilia from the series dating back to the 1960s and including props and costumes from Star Trek XI.

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Star Trek: Burden Of Knowledge #1

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Tomorrow, Star Trek: Burden of Knowledge #1 will arrive in stores, but readers can have a sneak peek at the comic book issue today.

Star Trek: Burden of Knowledge #1 from IDW Publishing begins a new original series story.

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Yelchin Is Spider-Man Finalist

Monday, June 28th, 2010

Anton Yelchin, Star Trek XI‘s Chekov, is on the final list of candidates to play Peter Parker in Sony’s Spider-Man.

The studio wants to finish casting the main role so it can move on to casting other roles for Spider-Man, which begins production before the end of the year.

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Greenwood Hall Of Fame Honor

Monday, June 28th, 2010

Bruce Greenwood, best-known to Star Trek XI fans for his role as Captain Christopher Pike, was honored by the British Colombia Entertainment Hall of Fame this weekend.

Greenwood joined seven others who were also inducted into the B.C. Hall of Fame’s Starwalk at a ceremony held Sunday night at the Orpheum Theater.

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Quinto’s Lucid Due In August

Monday, June 28th, 2010

Archaia’s Lucid #1, the first of a four-issue spy genre comic produced by Zachary Quinto‘s Before The Door media production company, will be released in August.

Written by Michael McMillian (True Blood), Lucid is the story of “Agent Matthew Dee, a modern ‘Combat Mage’ in service of the government whose personal history traces back to real life 16th Century occultist John Dee and whose current fate gets twisted up with an ancient evil from Arthurian legend.”

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Kurtzman And Orci Trek Update

Saturday, June 26th, 2010

While at the Saturn Awards a few days ago, Star Trek XI co-writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci spoke about their various projects, including Star Trek XII.

Although Star Trek XII doesn’t release until June of 2012, eager fans want to know what story progress Kurtzman and Orci have made in writing the next saga of the Star Trek story and who the villain of the piece will be.

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Trek Alumni Receive Motion Picture Academy Invitation

Friday, June 25th, 2010

One hundred-and-thirty-five people who have distinguished themselves in the motion picture industry were invited to join the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, including several affiliated with Star Trek XI.

The invitees were drawn from the following categories: actors, animators, art directors, at-large, casting directors, cinematographers, costume designers, directors, documentary, executives, film editors, live action short films, makeup artists and hair stylists, music, producers, production designers, public relations, set decorators, sound, visual effects and writers.

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Star Trek Saturn Award Winners

Friday, June 25th, 2010

Last night was the 39th Annual Saturn Awards and while Avatar dominated, winning ten Saturn Awards, Star Trek didn’t leave totally empty-handed.

Star Trek XI was represented in the awards with a win in the Best Make-up collection, the award going to Barney Burman, Mindy Hall and Jean Harlow for their work on the movie.

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The Captains: More Than Shatner

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

Earlier this month, TrekToday reported on The Captains, a feature documentary directed by William Shatner.

More information has come out regarding the movie, originally thought to be solely about Shatner’s career.

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Chase Masterson: More Than Leeta

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

One of the frustrations of acting is that sometimes, if one does a character well, that’s all that anyone else sees, which makes getting different roles in the future harder for an actress.

Leeta was not just window-dressing, according to Chase Masterson. “…She was a study of opposites,” said Masterson. “As a Bajoran Dabo girl, she’s both fun and highly spiritual. She dresses sexily, but she’s smart enough to know how to approach Dr. Bashir. It wasn’t ‘hey, Baby…,’ it was more coy, sweeter.

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Son Of Q Speaks

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

Keegan de Lancie, son of John de Lancie (Q), made an appearance at Wizard World Philly 2010 where he spoke about his life after playing Q’s son on Star Trek: Voyager.

Unlike many actors, de Lancie was more interested in another career and he headed to college and pursued that goal, ending up working for the International Organization for Migration (IOM) a United Nations Agency.

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Stewart Edinburgh International Film Festival Interview

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

Sir Patrick Stewart spoke recently at the Edinburgh International Film Festival about his acting career including his work on Star Trek: The Next Generation.

The first video of the nine-part video series of the Stewart discussion can be seen here. The other eight parts are also on YouTube courtesy of RemingtonReview’s Channel.

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Pegg To Voice Narnia Character

Monday, June 21st, 2010

Simon Pegg, Star Trek XI‘s Scotty, will be voicing Reepicheep in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.

Bill Nighy, who was originally slated to voice Reepicheep, was replaced by Pegg, who confirmed the role on his Twitter account. “Yes Narnians, the rumours are true,” said Pegg. “I have gone through the picture in the bedroom.”

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