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Archive for July, 2010

Trek Wins Three Constellation Awards

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

The Fourth Annual Constellation Awards ceremony was held several days ago with Star Trek XI winning three awards.

Nominated for five awards in four categories, awards went to the movie, to Bruce Greenwood and to Karl Urban. Zoë Saldana won an award for her work in Avatar.

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Greenwood – Return To Trek?

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

Although character actor Bruce Greenwood (Captain Christopher Pike) has plenty of acting work, he would not be averse to returning to the Star Trek world.

Pike could return, according to Greenwood, and since Star Trek XII is in an alternate reality, anything can happen to the character, who is not bound by “canon Trek.” “Oh, I’ll be there in a second, in a hot second,” he said. “I know they’re writing the script and I encourage them whenever I see them to make Pike a critical element.”

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VSS Enterprise Reaches The Stratosphere

Monday, July 19th, 2010

Virgin Galactic’s VSS Enterprise, named after Star Trek‘s USS Enterprise, successfully reached the stratosphere in a test flight.

The VSS Enterprise is carried by a mothership, the WhiteKnightTwo (VMS Eve) and on this test flight, remained attached to the VMS Eve.

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Kirk Uniform Fetches High Price In Auction

Monday, July 19th, 2010

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan may be almost thirty years old, but memorabilia from the movie still commands a high price.

Captain Kirk’s Star Trek uniform from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, sold several days ago at the Heritage Auction Galleries auction, ended up bringing in the second-highest price of the auction.

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Trek Programming At Comic-Con 2010

Monday, July 19th, 2010

Star Trek fans attending the sold-out Comic-Con in San Diego beginning this Thursday will have plenty of Trek-related activity to keep them busy.

Writers and producers, actors, directors and authors involved in some way with the Star Trek franchise will be making appearances at the San Diego Comic-Con 2010 in a variety of panels.

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New IDW Star Trek Comics

Monday, July 19th, 2010

September will see the release of two new Star Trek comics, and in October, fans of Khan will see a new series based on Khan’s time on Ceti Alpha V.

The comics for September are Star Trek: Captain’s Log: Pike #1 and Star Trek: Burden of Knowledge #4. The new Khan comic will be called Khan: Ruling in Hell.

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Pegg In Talks For Mission: Impossible IV

Monday, July 19th, 2010

If all goes well, Simon Pegg will reprise his character Benji Dunn, last seen in Mission: Impossible III.

Pegg is in talks for the Mission: Impossible sequel, which will be directed by Brad Bird and star Tom Cruise as agent Ethan Hunt.

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Retro Review: Descent, Parts I and II

Friday, July 16th, 2010

When the Borg return to battle Starfleet, they have human emotions and give the same to Data.

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Collins Joins New NBC Drama

Friday, July 16th, 2010

Clifton Collins Jr., best-known to Star Trek fans as Ayel the Romulan in Star Trek XI, will be appearing in The Event, a new NBC drama series that will debut this fall.

Collins will play Thomas, who is a “key player in the show’s secret conspiracy who will come into contact with the President of the United States (played by Blair Underwood).

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Saldana Graces GQ Cover

Friday, July 16th, 2010

Zoë Saldana will be on the cover of the August issue of GQ UK.

In addition to being on the cover of GQ UK, Saldana was interviewed for the issue, where she talks about her career, body, men and life in Queens, N.Y.

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StarTrek.Com Solicits Fan Input

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

In a conference call with CBS Consumer Products, more information was given concerning today’s relaunch of StarTrek.com and plans for its future.

StarTrek.com wants fan to help shape StarTrek.com, as the site evolves over time. Released in beta, the website is expected to change in the near future, with plenty of updates and new content.

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Pegg Promotes Paul

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

Fans of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) have a new movie to look forward to next spring when Paul debuts.

Paul is the story of two British men, visiting the U.S. in search of their favorite UFO landmarks, who meet up with a real alien who has been stranded on Earth for the past sixty years and wants to go home.

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Trek Stars To Voice Marvel Super Hero Squad

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

Several actors from various Star Trek shows will be voicing guest characters on the Cartoon Network’s Marvel Super Hero Squad.

One actor has done voice work on the show before. George Takei voiced Galactus, in the show’s first season.

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Star Trek Online Launches Architect

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

Atari has announced the launch of Star Trek Online Architect, a web-based ship building game.

In Star Trek Online Architect, fans can create and assemble their own ships, and for a limited time, enter a sweepstakes where the prizes range from a replica TOS captain’s chair to copies of Star Trek Online.

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StarTrek.Com Relaunches

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

StarTrek.com, the official Star Trek website, has relaunched today with a new look and new features.

A press release from CBS Consumer Products announced the redesigned website and features, such as news from other Star Trek websites including TrekToday.

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